Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Wednesday Reads and Movie Night

Would you believe a movie came out that I wanted to see? “Guardians of the Galaxy” became our latest Tuesday movie night at the Rave Theatre ($5.50/person). How was it? Funny! I actually laughed out loud. Thoroughly fun, which I believe most movies should be. I’m so glad I saw it (oh, and if you do go see it, stay for after the credits).

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:

cover to Her Favorite Mistake
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 Chicago 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 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 Goodreads.

cover of Captured Heat
Aug 4: “Captured Heat” by Karida Clarke, the first book in the Phoenix Warriors series, a paranormal romance. Blurb form Goodreads: The Phoenix 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.

So… Have you seen “Guardians of the Galaxy”? If not, do you want to? If so, did you like it?

Happy reading!



JeffO said...

I have not seen "Guardians..." but I keep hearing good things about it. Glad you enjoyed it, keep up the reading (and writing)!

Anne Gallagher said...

I think I'd like to read that first book. I've been reading a lot on vacay.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jeff - If you want to have a good time watching a movie, go see it! :)

Anne - Isn't that what you're supposed to do on vacation? :)

The Happy Whisk said...

We were talking about it tonight, we might go to the movie house to see it. Depends on how popped we both are by the end of the day.

Maria Zannini said...

I think Guardians is next on our list. I didn't want to see it because the trailer's dialog sounded dumb, but I've been hearing too many good things about it, so I guess I'll have to see for myself.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Ivy - You'll have to let me know what you think of it.

Maria - Yeah, the trailer didn't do much for me, either. But the movie was FUN! :)