Review: Love Me Again by Jaci Burton

May Contain Spoilers

I admit I borrowed this book because of the dog on the cover.  I was hoping it would like some of the Jill Shalvis titles I have enjoyed, with a lot of interaction with the dog, and how sad is that.  At this particular point in time, I am more interested in the relationships between the animals and people than the characters themselves.  This must be a side-effect of taking care of Poppy since her surgery. 

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Review: Train Wreck by Elisa Faber

May Contain Spoilers

I wanted to read Train Wreck because it sounded cute.  I was hoping for a light, funny read, and it did deliver, with mixed results. The premise of the story is that Pepper is a klutz, and that everything she touches quickly goes wrong. This was amusing at first, but it quickly became tiring. If Pepper was consistently that clumsy and constantly injuring herself, I don’t see how she could have successfully managed to make it to her mid-twenties without permanently damaging herself. Really. She’s that much of a clod. Tripping. Falling. Almost getting hit by cars. Cutting herself on broken glass. Etc., etc., etc. Sigh. Read more

Review: The Nanny’s Temporary Triplets by

May Contain Spoilers

After Caroline’s wedding is interrupted – by the angry wife of her husband-to-be – Caroline flees Austin for Little Horn, Texas.  Her brother has offered to take her in, for however long she wants to stay.  Thinking that it will be a relief to escape the gossip after her disaster of a wedding, Caroline travels to the small ranching community, not expecting to fit in as well and as quickly as she does.

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May DNF Roundup

I ran into a couple not for me books in May.  Here’s a list of the books that didn’t agree with me, but your mileage may vary.

Blood Rose Rebellion

DNF @ 30%
This was not holding my attention, especially after Anna goes to Hungary with her grandmother. The world building was somewhat interesting, but the special snowflake with powers beyond anyone’s comprehension wasn’t doing it for me. Labeled a Barren, or someone without magic, she actually has the ability to break spells. How no one figured this out but a guy who was trying to break the Binding that reserved all magic for the wealthy Luminate I’ll never know. In the end, I didn’t care enough about Anna or her “lack” of magic to keep reading.

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Dueling Reviews: White Hot by Ilona Andrews

Poo Penny and I both read White Hot, to great success.  Ignore that awful cover and RUN to your nearest book store for a copy – this is a keeper!

May Contain Spoilers

Poo Penny’s Review

UM. So, I am on a Ilona Andrews binge. And now that that binge is over, I am kind of feeling… empty inside.

If you love Mad Rogan, this is definitely the book for you. The tension between Rogan and Nevada is off the charts in this book. I would probably like him more if they didn’t have that ridiculous guy on the cover, because he is not what I picture as Rogan, and also I don’t think he is attractive. But, I digress.

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Review: The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband by Julia Quinn

Review by Poo Penny

May Contain Spoilers

Oh Julia Quinn. I am so sorry. I really wanted to love this. I really tried to. I even waited a few days in hopes that it would grow on me while I thought about it, but instead, I just forgot about it.

This book was not nearly as good as Because of Miss Bridgerton. There was a little wit, and a little humor, but mostly I was embarrassed for Cecilia. It is slightly amusing that she digs herself deeper and deeper into a hole of lies, but at some point, I stopped sympathizing with her. Because she had so many chances to, oh I dunno, tell Edward the truth? And Edward at least seems to be a good sport for most of it. He is grumpy once in a while, as losing your memory would make you I assume.

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