The Its Monday! What Are You Reading meme is hosted at Book Journey.
So I have spent all week trying to catch up on the reviews I didn’t write while I was sick. Unfortunately I am still plagued by a cough and general exhaustion so its been slow going. I’ve also been kept busy preparing for my oldest daughters 17th birthday this Tuesday, hosting authors Karly Lane, Cathryn Hein and Kylie Griffin this Wednesday at my local library and planning for a Scout progressive dinner on Thursday night. Really there just aren’t enough hours in the day!
What I Read Last Week
The Glass Wives by Amy Sue Nathan
Flame Tree Hill by Mandy Magro
Saved by the Bride by Fiona Lowe
And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
Vengeance Born by Kylie Griffin
(click the titles to read my reviews)
Review: The Rules of Conception by Angela Lawrence ★★★
Review: The Glass Wives by Amy Sue Nathan ★★★★
Review: Dead Man’s Deal by Jocelynn Drake ★★★★
Review: Heartland by Cathryn Hein ★★★★1/2
Review: Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella ★★★
Review: Saved by the Bride by Fiona Lowe ★★★
What I Am Reading Today
There is no mercy in the demon realm. No escape. In this place of desperation and conflict, anyone who is not purebred is virtually powerless. Until a demon leader seeks to unify the races… With the alliance of the humans and the half-blood Na’Chi forged, the demon Na’Reish prepare for war by seizing human blood-slaves. Captured during a rescue mission-gone-wrong, Light Blade warrior Arek Barial finds himself claimed by a Na’Reishi female who offers him an unexpected choice. Raised in the elite ranks of a society she abhors, Imhara Kaal lives a dangerous double life as a Na’Reish Clan-leader and an advocate for a caste-free life that honors the Old Ways. Openly rebelling against the Na’Reish would mean her death, unless she can find an emissary willing to present her petition to the human Blade council. But Arek isn’t about to blindly follow a demon—despite the intense attraction growing between them. And while hatred for the Na’Reish is all he has ever known, Arek must learn to trust Imhara, or risk the destruction of all three races…
What I Plan To Read This Week
(click the covers to view at Goodreads)
Treachery becomes a habit. London is in the grip of a stifling heatwave. The parched city has slowed to a claustrophobic shuffle and there’s no end in sight. Heroin-addicted investigator Catherine Berlin suffers while working the nadir of investigations: matrimonial. The city’s junkies are in the grip of a drought of a different kind. A strung-out ghost from Berlin’s past turns up on her doorstep: Sonja Kvist’s daughter is missing. Despite Berlin’s reluctance, Sonja reminds her of an old debt and Berlin agrees to search for the ten year old. Berlin is back. Soon the hunter becomes the hunted – corrupt detectives are on Berlin’s tail chasing drugs she doesn’t have, a young girl is murdered and the matrimonial case unravels. The temperature keeps rising. A Bitter Taste is fast-paced, addictive crime spiked with grit and grunge.
Ellie Wilding has been running from her past, but when the residents of Half Moon Bay call for help she knows it’s finally time to return home. As an international photojournalist, she’s used to violence in war zones, but she’s shocked when it erupts in the sleepy hamlet on the north coast of New South Wales, threatening all she holds dear. Battle-weary Nicholas Lawson walked away from his military career leaving unfinished business. In a coastal backwater, that decision returns to haunt him. He remembers all too vividly his last lethal assignment in Afghanistan when Ellie’s sister, Nina, was shot and killed. Ellie’s been in his dreams ever since, even if she doesn’t remember him… As a storm rages and floodwaters rise, Ellie struggles to save her community. But who can she trust? Nick Lawson, the dangerously attractive stranger with secrets, or an old friend who’s never let her down?
Dr. Cyrus Mills reluctantly returns home to rural Eden Falls, Vermont under dire personal circumstances to revive The Bedside Manor for Sick Animals, the failing veterinary practice of his recently deceased and long estranged father. Under the wing of his new mentor, Doc Lewis, Cyrus – who was previously a reclusive pathologist, far more comfortable with cold clinical facts than living, breathing animals (not to mention their quirky, demanding owners) – begins to learn what it takes to win the hearts of his pet patients and their owners. Cyrus has a simple plan: restore and sell his deceased father’s practice as quickly as possible and then leave the hometown that haunts him with difficult memories. Then his first patient, a down-on-her-luck Golden Retriever named Frieda Fuzzypaws, wags her way through the door, and suddenly life gets complicated. With the help of a Black Labrador gifted in the art of swallowing underwear, a terrier whose days are numbered, a Persian cat determined to expose her owner’s lover as a gold digger, and the allure of a feisty, gorgeous waitress from the local diner, Cyrus gets caught up in a new community and its endearing and eccentric residents, both human and animal. He grudgingly realizes that he may have misjudged his father and the rift that tore them apart, and if that’s the case, coming to terms with the past will be the only way he can face an uncertain future. And perhaps it’s not just his patients that need healing.
Destiny Road is about a sixteen year old girl Jessica, who is building up to making a most important decision. One that will affect the rest of her life. It is a story of decision, growth and acceptance. Jessica is sixteen when she meets Bill for the first time. Six months later she is moved away by her mother, to begin a new life, away from what she knows. Away from the man she is just realising she might have wanted in her life all along, her biological father. So begins Jessica’s journey of living with the choices made by herself and those around her.
While you are here…
Winner of The Yearning by Kate Belle: Angelique
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