Wednesday, February 20, 2013

What I Read the Past Week

Life has definitely gotten hectic – the writing side anyway. I'll be lucky to get one book read a week, I think (but I won't quit – can't do that – besides, there's always time to read). At least I got those judged books read and out of the way (until the next contest…oops!). Anyway, here is what I read in the past week:

Feb 13: "Unbridled and Untangled" by Elle Saint James. This book is an erotic romance and is the eighth book in a series dubbed "The Double Rider Men's Club." Menage, anyone? Blurb: Olivia Stanton, the new CEO of the family business, steps out for a wild weekend at the annual Stadium event for the DRMC and falls for both Dalton and Wade. However, she has important responsibilities and leaves them for her job. Dalton Rourke and Wade Granger haven't been members of the DRMC for long and haven't found a special woman to share until they meet Olivia. After the wicked weekend spent together, they want to keep her forever. Olivia considers meeting her two men in secret, but her new position is threatened by another family member wanting to take over. Dalton and Wade discover her wealthy socialite lifestyle and wonder if she truly loves them beyond the sexy weekend they shared. Will she be able to keep her job safe and mend her shaky relationship with the two men she loves, or will she lose everything she's ever wanted? This is definitely one HOT book. I liked the characters except for one whose POV was a little distracting (and not really needed), but he's probably in all the books. Yeah, you don't really have to read these in order. I think the only thing in common is the club. I enjoyed this book though (another one I judged) and gave it 4 stars on Goodreads.

Feb 19: "Dangerous Shift" by Jill James. This book is a paranormal romance. Blurb: Shapeshifters live among us but remain unknown to most people except for the highest echelons of law enforcement, the military, science, and medical fields – until now. When a fatal virus strikes Shapeshifters all over the west coast, including members of the Shapeshifter Task Force in San Laura, California, reinforcements are called in from around the United States. Lt. Nikki Hill of Missouri comes to San Laura and is partnered up with Lt. Sean Evans. They quickly butt heads on everything from proper police procedures to the moral ethics of euthanasia. They can't seem to get a lead on the serial killer even as members of their own families are stricken with the virus. In their grief they turn to each other and hope they have time to discover if their relationship stands a chance or if they might just be the next victims of the species extinction disease. The story and premise were interesting, but I don't like books when it takes over 100 pages for the couple to finally LIKE each other. It also dragged in parts (particularly the ending). I gave this 3 stars on Goodreads.
Sorry if I don't visit your blogs as much, but I definitely do NOT want to be late for my first deadline, you know? Still, I can't edit all the time, my mind would turn to MUSH. Maybe it already has.

See you around!


The Happy Whisk said...

Your deadline totally comes first. Totally understandable.

Go you. Rah.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Thanks, Ivy. I'm even slow at commenting on my own post! Yikes!