Yes. Indeed. Reading is good For my soul. I think I’ll breakdown the books I read and show the book covers. Maybe less of a review of each one as I go. Hopefully, you’ll still get the gist, right? lol. Okay. Here we go…
December 27th, 2016 -> January 6th: Rock Chick Reckoning: This is the story of Stella and Mace. My Goodreads review: “OMG!!! The Feels!!! ;)”
12th: The Mistletoe Secret by Richard Paul Evans: I read this one pretty fast. My Goodreads review: “🙂 Okay. This was cute! 5 hours of Audible. Have to say… The Feels…. 🙂”
6th -> 17th: Rock Chick Regret: This is the story of Hector and Sadie. I loved their characters as well. I love how she goes from an “Ice Princess” at the beginning to a softie at the end.
17th -> 18th: Full Package By Lauren Blakely: Needed a quick break from the Rock CHick series. It was a pretty quick read. Started mid-evening and finished just after midnight…
17th -> 25th: Rock Chick Revolution: This is the last of the Rock Chick series by Kristen Alley. This is the story of Ally and Ren. It was pretty good. The author used the character of Jane to embody her own personality. I have to admit to delaying the end of this book to make it last…
From Goodreads: “🙂 Best ending to the series! But I’m sad it’s over. I’ll keep hoping for more, but…. ”
25th -> 26th: Trading Christmas by Debbie Macomber: This was a cute little story that includes a mother/daughter relationship, mis-understandings, and people falling in love, despite the odds. This is everything that I’ve come to love and know about Debbie Macomber books. Well done!!!
From Goodreads: “It was a cute little read. Wish I had gotten to it before Christmas, but what-evs. It was still pretty good.”
26th: The Dispatcher by John Scalzi: This was a cute little story. A bit odd, but I loved listening to Zachary Quinto reading it even better. He does voices, ya’ll!!! 🙂
From Goodreads: “Interesting story… Better reader, if you get it through Audible. I mean, come on… It’s freaking “new Spock” reading to you…. “
February: (4/8: Playing catch-up! Sorry. I just realized that I haven’t updated in a bit… Sorry about that. -Silver-)
6th -> 8th: Surrender by Melody Anne: It was cute and entertaining. Not something I would recommend to my family, though. Hence why I had a 1 star rating on Goodreads…
8th -> 12th: Submit by Melody Anne: It was cute and entertaining. Not something I would recommend to my family, though. Hence why I had a 1 star rating on Goodreads…
15th ->16th: Seduced by Melody Anne: It was cute and entertaining. Not something I would recommend to my family, though. Hence why I had a 1 star rating on Goodreads…
16th -> 22nd: Scorched by Melody Anne: It was cute and entertaining. Not something I would recommend to my family, though. Hence why I had a 1 star rating on Goodreads…
From Goodreads :”It was cute and entertaining while I was sick…”
22nd -> 24th: Bedding the Wrong Brother by Virna DePaul
From Goodreads: “:) Cute”
24th -> 27th: The Substitute by Denise Grover Swank. From Goodreads: “:) Cute”
1st: Beast Unchained by Daniella Wright. Shifter romance. Pretty good.
1st -> 2nd: First Beginning by Malcolm Bryant. Hot guys and animals? Perfect combo!
2nd -> 6th: The Succubus in a Red Dress by Daniel David Garcia. Cute. But I dunno how I feel about it, even a month later…
7th: Filthy Professor by Amy Brent. My Goodreads review says it all.
From Goodreads: “🙂 Look. I liked the main book itself. I just never try to give a 5 star on anything that I wouldn’t be proud to recommend to my mother. It’s not on the fault of the author, or anything like that. I enjoyed it. Just see my previous comment… ”
7th: Dirty Filthy Rich Boys by Laurelin Paige. My Goodreads review says it all.
From Goodreads: “🙂 Okay. NOT sold on this one… It was a cute little story. Rescuer getting her V-Chip, him being an a-hole about her grades to get it… I’m more confused by the main character than anything. Maybe there’s more to their story coming up… I’ll have to see…”
6th -> 7th: Teaching The Boss by Mallory Crowe.
7th->8th: Tapping The Billionaire by Max Monroe.
8th: A Seal’s Oath by Cora Seton. I like the concept of this book. Bringing in an important Ecological issue of composting and not being wasteful. Basically, they are building a sustainable community, which is a topic I’m in LOVE with! The concept revolves around a Reality TV show where Navy Seals pledge to save their Farming project by falling in love and marrying while on Camera. This one was Boone and Riley’s story, the first to meet (as in, when they were younger) and fall in love. I LOVED this book!
9th ->10th: A Seal’s Vow by Cora Seton. I like the concept of this book. Bringing in an important Ecological issue of composting and not being wasteful. Basically, they are building a sustainable community, which is a topic I’m in LOVE with! The concept revolves around a Reality TV show where Navy Seals pledge to save their Farming project by falling in love and marrying while on Camera. This one was Clay and Nora’s story. I LOVED this book! Although, I hated that Nora was in trouble with a stalker, but… Yeah. You’ll have to read this to figure out all the details.
9th -> 12th: A Seal’s Consent by Cora Seton. I like the concept of this book. Bringing in an important Ecological issue of composting and not being wasteful. Basically, they are building a sustainable community, which is a topic I’m in LOVE with! The concept revolves around a Reality TV show where Navy Seals pledge to save their Farming project by falling in love and marrying while on Camera. This one was Harris (Hawk) and Samantha’s story.
12th -> 14th: A Seal’s Pledge by Cora Seton. I like the concept of this book. Bringing in an important Ecological issue of composting and not being wasteful. Basically, they are building a sustainable community, which is a topic I’m in LOVE with! The concept revolves around a Reality TV show where Navy Seals pledge to save their Farming project by falling in love and marrying while on Camera. This one was Jericho and Savannah’s story. I LOVED this book! This one wasn’t released until this year, so I suppose I’ll have to wait for the next one to come out, even though I’m anxious to read the next one! 🙂 Well done Ms. Seton!
15th -> 16th: Filthy Scrooge by Taryn Quinn. Interesting. A Kandy Kane melting the heart of a scrooge? Perfect! 🙂
17th -> 20th: The Soldier’s E-mail Order Bride by Cora Seton. Cute. Austin and Ella meet online via an e-mail ad. Interesting concept of the Ranch/Military dude getting a movie star. It was a pretty cute story. Wasn’t sure about reading the rest of this mini-series, though…
20th -> 21st: Talking As Fast As I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between by Lauren Graham. My Goodreads review says it all…
From Goodreads: “🙂 ALLL Gilmore Girls Fans will enjoy this one. Lauren talks about the original series and the Reboot. Her thoughts on both, the final 4 words, and Ed. Well Done! I listened to the audio version, which made it SOOO much better! Wish there was 10 stars I could give it… ”
18th – > 21st: Sing Your Heart Out by Crystal Kaswell. Rockstar fiction? Sign me up! It was a pretty cute book. Won’t be reading the rest in the series, even though I gave the book a 4 star review. I think I had enough of the bandmates with this first book. I don’t need to see them in later books. Sorry, but there it is…
21st: The Invoice by Jonas Karlsson. I read the audio version of this book, on a suggestion from the ladies on the “Knit The Books” podcast. They were right. This book was pretty good. I honestly couldn’t stop listening to this wonderful story. My Goodreads review should tell you the rest…
From Goodreads: “”I love this book. It’s so cute, and it got me thinking about my own life. It also draws parallels between the main character’s love of movies and his own real life. I mean, how many of us see the beauty in movies that they may normally not see in real life. Well Done! Reader was pretty good too… ”
22nd: Wicked Wedding by Brooke Page. Cute story. But I’m not sure how I feel about it, even with the time that has passed since I read it… But it helped pass the evening. So, I guess that’s something…
25th -> 27th: Bedded Bliss by Cari Quinn & Taryn Elliott. Vegas shotgun wedding starts their relationship. However, there is more to this story that meets the eye. Which is perfect for me… My Goodreads review says it all…
From Goodreads: “Like… aww. The ending was pretty cute! 🙂”
28th ->29th: Yes Boss by Juliana Conners. Boss and employee. I don’t know why I keep reading these, but I seem like I was in the mood for them when I originally downloaded them… So, I guess that’s something… I only said “Cute” as a review on Goodreads, so I guess that’s telling, right?
1st ->2nd: Lemon Drops and Love by Angela Stevens. Okay, so I think I have more to say about this one than a few others. Mostly, because I made a note to do so… Controlling boyfriend gets dumped and ends up stalking the girl. Gil hooks up with her best friend. Best friend helps to fight him off. Rape and other bad things help make them stronger. But it helps show off the victim’s side of things, which made it a VERY powerful story. I’ll admit, I was crying much of the time while reading this book, and I think that’s a powerful emotion, and the right emotion you want your readers to have when dealing with such a dark subject. So, well done, Ms. Stevens!
2nd -> 3rd: A Risk Worth Taking by Heather Hildenbrand. After the last one, I needed something a bit lighter. This one was perfect! Broken girl meets an ecological-minded dude, who helps her take her mind off her problems.
3rd: Coming Back to You by Darline Joyce. It was cute, but not really as good as some others in this same genre…
4th -> 6th: Close to Home by Suzanne Ferrell. My goodreads review says it all! 🙂
From Goodreads: “🙂 VERY good. A Must-read!”
6th: Embracing my Submission by Jenna Jacob. Subject matter is adult, but it’s a nice little story that teaches the reader that no matter what life throws at you, don’t be afraid to be yourself.. No matter what.. And while you’re off finding yourself, if you find a handsome man who accepts you for who you are, then keep hold of him VERY tight. 🙂
Update 9/11: I JUST realized how far behind I was mentioning the books I’ve been reading. Since I’m so far behind, I’ll just list off the book, show a picture, the date I finished the book, and if there’s a review on Goodreads, I’ll copy it here too. If I put a “:)” in the review, I counted it as a non-review for the sake of this post (as there are QUITE a few) So, grab a drink, and away we go!!!
4/10: Wedding Bands by Ev Bishop. “It was cute. Almost tempted to read the other books…. Almost… ”
4/13: If Not For You by Debbie Macomber. “🙂 VERY cute. Well done. I wanted more of these two characters, but I didn’t all at the same time… Too much drama between them would have made this less than the 5 star it deserves! 🙂 ”
4/20: Nerd In Shining Armor by Vicki Lewis Thompson. “Sooo cute! Didn’t want to stop reading this one…”
4/20: Tequila and Tea Bags by Laura Barnard.
4/24: Rock Fuck Club by Michelle Mankin. “Wish there was the ability to give it a 10 star, I loved it that much!
You know it’s a good book when…
….You consider calling out of work to finish it.” I Actually wrote a full review and posted it on the blog.
4/26: The Men of BMUS by Vicki Lewis Thompson.
5/2: Kidnapped by Suzanne Ferrell.
5/3: Wicked Abyss by Kresley Cole. “🙂 Couldn’t stop listening to this one! Well Done!!! 🙂 ”
5/4: Hunted by Suzanne Ferrell.
5/5: Seized by Suzanne Ferrell.
5/5: One Hot Daddy by Kira Blakely. “Cute… main story isn’t even 25%… ”
5/8: Vanished by Suzanne Ferrell.
5/10: Exposed by Suzanne Ferrell.
5/15: The Nerd Who Loved Me by Vicki Lewis Thompson
5/15: Bossy Millionaire by Angela Blake. “Be Aware, I got this as an ARC. So, keep that in mind…
Honestly, the story is only 70 pages, if that. There are two scenes premiered that are okay. Honestly, the characters aren’t developed enough. But given the length, there is hardly time to do so… I honestly don’t believe that such a perfectionist/strong woman would give in that fast… But what do I know… Some grammar issues (ARC’s usually have some). Some, which I couldn’t ignore and distracted me from the story… ie?: Psycho is not the same as Psychic… In case you were wondering.
This was good for a quick distraction from my other stories, so there’s that. But I’d love to read more from this author, either way…”
5/16: Nerd Gone Wild by Vicki Lewis Thompson.
5/16: Seductive Billionaire by Angela Blake. “Be Aware, I got this as an ARC. So, keep that in mind…
Some grammar issues (ARC’s usually have some). Some, which I couldn’t ignore and distracted me from the story… Another issue I had when reading this story, was the timeframe the character went from “No way in hell” to “whatever you say.” It was too quick. No character development, but with how quick the actual story is, it’s no wonder…
This was good for a quick distraction from my other stories, so there’s that. But I’d love to read more from this author, either way…”
5/18: This Matter of Marriage by Debbie Macomber. “🙂 cute ”
5/19: The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. “Woo hoo!!! Took almost 6 months to listen to. Loved every second!
Simon Vance reading it, even better.”
5/19: Gone With The Nerd by Vicki Lewis Thompson.
5/22: 16 Lighthouse Road by Debbie Macomber. “🙂 A cute book. Dunno why I haven’t read this one before… lol. ”
5/22: Talk Nerdy To Me by Vicki Lewis Thompson.
5/24: 204 Rosewood Lane by Debbie Macomber.
5/25: Nerds Like It Hot by Vicki Lewis Thompson.
5/30: Lost and Found In Cedar Cove by Debbie Macomber.
5/30: 311 Pelican Court by Debbie Macomber.
6/2: D.I.L.F. by Alexis Angel
6/4: Nerds Are From Mars by Vicki Lewis Thompson
6/5: Three Brothers by Samantha Twinn
6/5: 44 Cranberry Point by Debbie Macomber
6/7: Desired by Two Alphas by Maya Crey
6/7: Big Bad Neighbor by Tia Siren
6/7: Her Dad’s Best Friend by Poppy Adams
6/9: Close To The Edge by Suzanne Ferrell. “🙂 Didn’t want to put it down!!!”
6/10: 50 Harbor St by Debbie Macomber.
6/10: 5-B Poppy Lane by Debbie Macomber.
6/12: Close To Christmas by Suzanne Ferrell.
6/12: Close To The Mistletoe by Suzanne Ferrell.
6/12: Close To The Fire by Suzanne Ferrell.
6/13: Close To Santa’s Heart by Suzanne Ferrell.
6/14: The Navy’s E-mail Order Bride by Cora Seton.
6/15: The Marine’s E-mail Order Bride by Cora Seton.
6/16: The Navy SEAL’s Christmas Drive by Cora Seton.
6/19: A SEAL’s Chance by Cora Seton.
6/19: The Airman’s E-mail Order Bride by Cora Seton.
6/21: Issued to The Bride: One Navy SEAL by Cora Seton.
6/21: 6 Rainier Drive by Debbie Macomber
6/22: Issued To The Bride: One Airman by Cora Seton.
6/25: Issued To The Bride: One Sniper by Cora Seton.
6/26: 74 Seaside Avenue by Debbie Macomber
6/28: Death and Relaxation by Devon Monk
7/3: Devils and Details by Devon Monk.
7/7: Gods and Ends by Devon Monk.
7/8: 8 Sandpiper Way by Debbie Macomber.
7/10: A Cedar Cove Christmas by Debbie Macomber.
7/10: Hot Pursuit by Lynn Raye Harris.
7/11: Shy Girls Write It Better by May Sage.
7/12: The Billionaire Wins The Game by Melody Anne.
7/14: The Wedding Trap by Adrienne Bell.
7/14: Snowed In by Lila Monroe.
7/14: Beautifully Wounded by Susan Griscom. “Tough subject, but VERY glad I finished it. ”
7/18: Once Upon A Coffee by Kait Nolan. “3.5… cute, but not enough to make me want to read more of the Series… ”
7/19: My Mr. Sexy by CC Cartwright
7/19: Man Candy by Elise Sax
7/19: Going Down by Elise Sax. “Luke and Lorelei in half the time. I couldn’t put it down…. lol”
7/19: In Too Deep by Tracey Alvarez
7/20: Just Sacked by Elise Sax.
7/20: Wicked Ride by Elise Sax.
7/20: Blown Away by Elise Sax.
7/20: Hot Wired by Elise Sax.
7/20: Quick Bang by Elise Sax.
7/20: Inn And Out by Elise Sax.
7/24: The Counterfeit Bride by Liberty Blake.
7/26: How To Lose a Groom in 10 Days by Catherine Mann.
7/28: 92 Pacific Boulevard by Debbie Macomber.
7/29: How To Knit A Love Song by Rachel Herron.
7/31: Eliza’s Home by Rachel Herron.
7/31: Honeymooning by Rachel Herron.
8/2: How To Knit A Heart Back Home by Rachel Herron.
8/4: Wishes and Stitches by Rachel Herron.
8/8: Cora’s Heart by Rachel Herron.
8/10: Fiona’s Flame by Rachel Herron.
8/11: Dracula by Bram Stoker. “Good book, made even better with the selected readers! Well done! 🙂
Second Time=AWESOME!!!! ”
8/12: The Darling Songbirds by Rachel Herron.
8/14: 1022 Evergreen Place by Debbie Macomber.
8/15: The Songbird’s Call by Rachel Herron.
8/16: The Songbird Sisters by Rachel Herron.
8/16: Highland Moon #1 by Mac Flynn.
8/17: Falling For A Wolf by Mac Flynn.
8/18: Beast Millionaire by Mac Flynn
8/19: Burn For Me by Ilona Andrews. ” Wish there was an ability to make this one 10 stars! I may just have to dive into the second book RIGHT NOW… Well done! 🙂 ”
8/26: The Wedding Audition by Catherine Mann.
8/27: Here Comes The Witch by Ani Gonzalez “:) Cute.”
8/28: Fortune Favors The Witch by Ani Gonzalez. “:) Cute.”
8/29: Some Like It Witchy by Ani Gonzalez. “:) Cute.” Snide Comment: “‘Not to mention safe, notwithstanding the flammable nature of the merchandise.’ they’re f’n candles dude! of course they’re flammable”
8/30: White Hot by Ilona Andrews. “:) LOVE this book!!! Can’t wait for the next!”
8/31: Rock Hard by Lucia Jordan.
9/4: Wildfire by Ilona Andrews. “BEST way to end the series. Love how Nevada kicks asses and takes names! :)”
9/5: One Night Stand by J.S. Cooper.
9/6: Four Week Fiance by Helen Cooper. “Woof…I dunno… ”
9/8: Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews.
9/9: All I Want For Christmas by Jennifer Gracen.
9/11: Sweep In Peace by Ilona Andrews.
9/13: Marrying His Best Friend by Jennifer Gracen
9/14: Most Valuable Playboy by Lauren Blakely
Goodreads: ” 🙂 ”
9/16: One Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews
Goodreads: ” 🙂 ”
9/19: The Cowboy Rockstar by K.C. Klein
9/19: Let Me Touch by Lucia Jordan
9/20: The Troll Whisperer by Sera Trever
9/20: Gay Rebel by Jesse Fuchs
9/21: The Visitor by K.D. West
9/24: Werecat: The Rearing by Andrew T. Peters
9/26: Resisting the Bad Boy by Violet Duke
Goodreads: “:) cute. On to the next. ”
9/27: Falling for the Good Guy by Violet Duke
Goodreads: “🙂 On to the next! ”
9/28: Choosing the Right Man by Violet Duke
Goodreads: “:) Cute.”
10/3: Finding the Right Girl by Violet Duke
Goodreads: “:) Cute”
10/4: Tied Up by Jesse Fuchs
Goodreads: “:) ”
10/4: An Indecent Proposition by Stephanie Julian
Goodreads: ” 🙂 ”
10/7: The Brands Who Came For Christmas by Maggie Shayne
Goodreads: ” 🙂 ”
10/10: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. I have a bunch of notes/review stuff. But that will be another blog entry…
10/12: Banish My Heart by Jennifer Youngblood
Goodreads: “Nope. Nuh uh. Forget the rest if this series. This book annoyed me too much. Can’t pinpoint why, soo… ”
10/16: The Shining by Stephen King. This one took me WAY too long to finish. I explained in my Goodreads review…
Goodreads: “Better ending than the movie. Movie ending was kinda creepy in Jack’s maze death and adoption into the hotel’s ghost pool and that a location that evil got to live another day. Glad that SO had originally intended it to die… If I had read the book first, I may have been less freaked to read the book late at night… lol. Well done!!! Now to read the sequel…”
I also had a note I wanted to mention: “‘But see that you get on. That’s your job in this hard world, to keep your love alive and see that you get on, no matter what. Pull your act together and just go on.’ Yup. must remember this. SK is smart like that.”
Update 1/19/18: It’s been a bit. I have reviews on Goodreads on some of these books, but only 10 have anything over a 4 star review. That means I’m just going to list off the rest of 2017’s books from here on out…
10/18: Beyond The Veil by Pippa DaCosta
10/20: Seven Up by Janet Evanovich
10/23: Hard Eight by Janet Evanovich
10/26: To The Nines by Janet Evanovich
10/28: Submit: Taken by The Biker by Kenzie Haven
10/28: His Five Night Stand by Emma Thorne
10/29: Legal Action by Kimball Lee
10/31: Maid for the Rock Star by Demeiza Carlton
11/6: Virgins by Diana Gabadon
11/8: Santa Baby, I Want A Bad Boy For Christmas by Justine Elving
11/8: Love & College by C.M. Owens
11/8: The Billionaire’s Virgin by Poppy Adams
11/12: Scandalous Beat by Michelle Mankin
11/13: Caught By The Dragon by Mac Flynn
11/14: 1105 Yakima St by Debbie Macomber
11/14: Material Witness by L.A. Mondello
11/16: Incubus Among Us #1 by Mac Flynn
11/18: Incubus Among Us #2 by Mac Flynn
11/18: Incubus Among Us #3 by Mac Flynn
11/19: Incubus Among Us #4 by Mac Flynn
11/20: Cupid Stupid by Sylvia McDaniel
11/20: Incubus Among Us #5 by Mac Flynn
11/22: Cupid Help Me by Sylvia McDaniel
11/22: Cupid’s Dance by Sylvia McDaniel
11/23: Cupid Cures by Sylvia McDaniel
11/25: Cupid’s Heart by Sylvia McDaniel
11/25: Birthday Blaze by Kacey Shea
11/26: It’s in His Kiss by Caitie Quinn
11/26: Scout Sniper by Victor Cox
11/27: Cupid Santa by Sylvia McDaniel
11/30: Blue Roses by Mimi Strong
12/2: The Perfect Match by Pat White
12/4: Love & Rumors by Jean Oram
12/6: Dragonfly In Amber by Diana Gabaldon
12/7: Sex, Lies, & Sweet Tea by Kris Calvert
12/17: Sex, Lies, & Lipstick by Kris Calvert
12/18: Sex, Lies, & Pearls by Kris Calvert
12/20: Sex, Lies, & Lace by Kris Calvert
12/24: Sex, Lies, & Bourbon by Kris Calvert
12/29: Sex, Lies, & Black Tie by Kris Calvert
12/30: Fate, Snow, & Mistletoe: A Sex & Lies Holiday Novella by Kris Calvert
I hope I enable you to read one of these books this year. If not, I won’t be mad. I know that everyone had their own type of books they like. Have a great year!!!