July 3: “Deeper Than Midnight” by Lara Adrian, the 9th book in the Midnight Breed series, a paranormal romance at 387 pages. Blurb from book: At eighteen, Corinne Bishop was a beautiful, spirited young woman living a life of privilege as the adopted daughter of a wealthy family. Her world changed in an instant when she was stolen away and held prisoner by the malevolent vampire Dragos. After many years of captivity and torment, Corinne is rescued by the Order, a cadre of vampire warriors embroiled in a war against Dragos and his followers. Her innocence taken, Corinne has lost a piece of her heart as well—the one thing that gave her hope during her imprisonment, and the only thing that matters to her now that she is free. Assigned to safeguard Corinne on her trip home is a formidable golden-eyed Breed male called Hunter. Once Dragos’s most deadly assassin, Hunter now works for the Order, and he’s hell-bent on making Dragos pay for his manifold sins. Bonded to Corinne by their mutual desire, Hunter will have to decide how far he’ll go to end Dragos’s reign of evil—even if carrying out his mission means shattering Corinne’s tender heart. I enjoyed seeing Hunter transform from a “robot” to a “person.” The end was a bit abrupt (setting up for the next book) and I think it could have been less jarring if the ending was swapped with the last scene of the main characters. But then, I like the ending of a book to include the main characters. Does that make me weird?
I had fun at the Columbus Zoo on Monday. Got to see a baby polar bear (Nora) and some Humboldt penguins. And I walked and walked and walked. My feet weren’t too happy with me at the end. Neither was my back!
But you know what the kicker is? I walked the same park as my husband and friend and we all wore our Fitbits. Hubby and friend got over 17K steps a piece while I logged in 14K. Talk about depressing. I’m tempted to toss this Fitbit in the trash. It’s apparently malfunctioning, cause I can’t imagine my stride is longer than Hubby’s (friend’s, maybe, but not Hubby’s).
Anyway… I’ll post some pictures from the zoo on Friday.