I’m starting to get caught up in my reading. I may fall behind until my project is finished (which is coming along nicely—finally!) Of course, with the book I’m currently reading, maybe not—I just do NOT want to put that sucker down! Anyway, here’s what I read during the week:
Aug 1: “Her Perfect Mistake” by Barbara Lohr, a contemporary romance. Blurb from Goodreads: Sometimes you make a mistake. Sometimes he's hard to forget. When Vanessa Randall appears on "Eye of the Tiger," a popular reality TV show, she isn't prepared to see her Vegas Hunky Hottie from four years earlier. She needs the
Internet mogul's help, but he's the last man she wants back in her life. Oh,
Alex recognizes her all right. The long-legged brunette had called herself
Vivien Leigh before slipping out before dawn. More than a little ticked off, he
becomes Vanessa's mentor to help her ramp up Randall's Whipped Cream Cakes.
Revenge can be sweet. When business becomes personal, things get complicated.
He wasn't counting on her toddler stealing his heart. His beach house on Chicago Lake Michigan doesn't impress her. Will sand castles and
cinnamon toast win her trust? No way in hell does he want to be her favorite
mistake. Subtle, sexy love scenes. I would have preferred this to be
a bit hotter than it was, but the romance was good. I gave it 4 stars on
Aug 4: “Captured Heat” by Karida Clarke, the first book in the Phoenix Warriors series, a paranormal romance. Blurb form Goodreads: The
Warriors, a group
of immortals bound by the gods to protect the integrity of the human realm from
otherworldly races, have been led for centuries by Cole, a guarded alpha male.
When Cole learns that an ancient demon has discovered the location of a tool
that will enable him to escape from the prison realm, Cole vows to find and
safeguard it before the demon's vampire minions. Rebecca Powell is a high
school guidance counselor who is everyone's "lucky charm." She's just
not so lucky herself. After being used a time too many, she's through with
men...until she runs right into the one she can't resist. Cole and Rebecca have
both been burned before, but can they put aside their misgivings to protect the
human realm and learn to love again? This
was a fun book and a nice change from the normal paranormal fare (doesn't mean I don't love the normal paranormal fare—I do!!). Lots of sexy scenes, too. I gave it 4
stars on Goodreads. Phoenix
So… Have you seen “Guardians of the Galaxy”? If not, do you want to? If so, did you like it?