reading update

lacey life

well, i’m still pretty behind on my reading for this year. i just finished my 8th book of the year yesterday (the utterly charming looking for me by beth hoffman) and started on my 9th (as always, julia a book of letters between julia child and avis de voto). i am still going with my plan of only reading books this year written by women. according to goodreads, i am 7 books behind schedule if i’m going to read 30 books this year. it’s a tall order, but i’m going to do my best. right now i’m really attracted to books that are light-hearted, mostly uplifting, and focus on female relationships.

this sunday, i am having brunch with my friend, and we are going to swap books. i have a short stack of books that i’ve read that i can hopefully swap for new-to-me books that i will enjoy. honestly…

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Random Romance Reviews

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I’ve been venturing into the romance world as part of my new job (no, really!) and have been lucky to find some gems. Others….not so much.

Reckless (Forever, #6)
byPriscilla West

I tried really hard to connect with this book and the characters and it just didn’t happen for me. It requires too much suspension of belief than more readers are going to be willing to give it. The entire first third of the book needs to be reworked, as it is eye-roll worthy. The entire club/siren mess was just that–a mess. It was too cheesy to belief, even for a romance novel. Things improved a little when she was finally settled into the bus and tour life but there is A LOT of room for improvement on this one.

Just no. No.


Simmering Ice (Atlantic City Hustlers #2)

by Veronica Forand and Susan Scott Shelley

This is a…

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