Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Wednesday Reads

Got busy with the new house today and almost forgot to post this!

Here’s what I finished reading this week:

Book #27

Dates read: July 27 - August 5
Title: Craving Justice
Year of publication: 2016
Author: Fiona Archer
Genre: Romantic Suspense (with some erotica thrown in)
Series: Sons of Sydney, Book 1
# of Pages: 261
Paper or plastic: Nook e-book
How obtained: Purchased
Blurb from Goodreads: Seth Justice is tall, daring and dangerous. The former street kid from Sydney owns a thriving technology company in Seattle. But he has bigger goals―or should that be ghosts?―that drive him harder. On the verge of selling his business for a fortune, he’s celebrating when Harper Fox, daughter of the buyer, tumbles into his arms. The curvy café owner enchants him with her sassy personality. Soon they move from easy banter to a night of passion that reveals a sweet vulnerability in the soft-hearted woman.
    After a lifetime of her domineering father’s scorn and rejection, Harper dances to her own beat. She has her café and surrounds herself with a chosen family of her eccentric staff and close friends. While she’s mostly content… her heart aches for more. But Harper has been burned before and doesn’t trust easily. That is, until a man with a panty-melting Aussie accent and a commanding stare entices her to take a chance—on him. When Seth takes charge in the bedroom and ties her control in knots, he awakens a need in Harper that leaves her hungry for more.
    When an unseen enemy attacks the new life Seth and his brothers have built, the ensuing disaster tests not only his developing relationship with Harper, but also threatens to sever the last remaining bonds with his brothers. As Seth struggles to protect everything and everyone he loves, he has to determine if Harper is his enemy’s target—or accomplice.
My thoughts: I’m Facebook friends with the author in a way most authors are friends with other authors. I’ve never met her and she probably couldn’t tell you who I am, but she’s funny and I was looking for a book to read (none of the ones on my Nook interested me at the time—vacation, remember?), so I checked out her books. Most were erotica (a genre I wasn’t interested in at the moment), but this new series was labeled “Romantic Suspense.” Sold! There is some suspense in this book, but it’s mostly romance (no complaints here). The sexy scenes, though…are REALLY sexy. Guess I should have expected that. I still enjoyed the book, though, and I may end up reading the others in the series. I just got to remember how sexy they are before I pick them up to read!

So… What part of decorating the new house do you like? Buying new shower curtains? Drapes? Shades? Rugs? I’m pretty much doing all of that. It’s putting up the shower/curtain rods and shades that can be a pain!

Happy Reading!



Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Not sure I'm crazy about any of it. Maybe deciding where the pictures and movie posters go and getting new ones and new frames.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Alex - Oh! Deciding what goes where has been hard. I keep changing my mind!!!

JeffO said...

I'm with Alex, not one for decorating.

Crystal Collier said...

I always give myself a few weeks after moving to get stuff in order before trying to be normal online. =) Don't you love it when you read a friend author's book and come away having had a good experience?

Jennette Marie Powell said...

I love picking the finishes that go into/onto a house - siding, trim, paint and stain colors, flooring... So I guess I like the stuff that comes before moving in! But I like the stuff you listed too, all of it! Have fun with yours!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Crystal - A few weeks? I think I need more than that! Haha!

Jennette - I'm trying to have fun, but it's too much work!!! Haha!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jeff - Not into decorating? That's probably how Hubby feels, too. Heck, I'm not into it all that much, either! :)

Maria Zannini said...

I take my time. Usually, I rush around like an energizer bunny, but not when I decorate because I want to love what I have.

For this house I did no curtains. I spent the extra money on shades with an insulation factor then had them professionally installed. I like them. Less dust collectors.

I'm picky about rugs too. I think it was well over a year or two before I found the first rug I liked. The second one I chose failed. In the end it was too light. Now I can't get rid of it because I spent too much money on it. You win some, you lose some.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Maria - My big screw up on this house was getting shades for the sunroom. Didn't realize HOW they hung when I bought and had them cut to size. When we went to install them, realized they won't work on one of the windows! Arrrgh! Sure hope the store has a solution for us. I hate feeling like I wasted that money.