Things I Love Lately: April 2018

Things I Love Lately is a monthly post dedicated to all the random sh*t I’ve been loving recently that don’t necessarily have to do with books.

Is it just me or are the weekends getting shorter and shorter? I’m counting down the days until summertime when I get Fridays off, too!

Anyway, being the material girl that I am, I love these types of posts by bloggers. I’ve found quite a few really fun things thanks to these types of posts!

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The Redemption (The Club #3) by Lauren Rowe

3-stars
Overall Rating: 3 Stars
Title: The Redemption
Author: Lauren Rowe
Series: The Club
Format: Audiobook purchased from Audible

Synopsis:
“There’s never been a love like ours and there never will be again. We’re the greatest love story ever told. Our love is so pure and true, we’re the amazement of the gods.” – Jonas Faraday

In this heart-racing installment of THE CLUB SERIES Jonas Faraday continues his quest to overcome his demons. But is he fated for a lifetime of heartbreak and tragedy—or will he finally find his redemption?

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Review

This is the first of Lauren Rowe’s books that wasn’t a win for me. It was bound to happen at some point, right? And, you know what? That’s ok.

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TeaChat: Misogyny & Book Clubs (Unrelated)

For those of you who are new around here, TeaChats are a monthly post that I do in which I pretend that you and I are going out and grabbing a cup of tea (or coffee or wine) and we’re chatting about what we’ve been up to lately.

  

Let’s chat!

teabooks

Whew! I struggled this week with the blog.

Typically, I write a week’s worth of posts over the weekend so that I can just read and comment on other blogs in the evenings before bed during the week, but with Easter, it threw off my routine.

Anyway, I’m back in the game this weekend, so hopefully I’ll be more present in the community this week.

March was a stressful month for me. Let’s just say that it’s nice to know that misogyny is alive and well and, apparently, acceptable in the workplace. /sarcasm

The highlight of March, however, was that my sisters, mom, my best friend, and I started a romance novel book club. It’s a great excuse to chat about books and book boyfriends we love and just to hang out with one another. I’m very close to my siblings and parents, so it may seem weird, but it’s actually not at all (for me, anyway).

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Pssst… What’s your Twitter handle?

Is it even called that? Username?

Anyway, clearly this isn’t a real post, I just want to be sure I’m following all my blogger friends and readers on Twitter!

Comment with your Twitter handle/username/whatever in the comments!

That is all.

All the love in the known universe,
Bree

Born, Madly (Darkly, Madly Duet #2) by Trisha Wolfe

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Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Title: Born, Madly
Author: Trisha Wolfe
Series: Darkly, Madly Duet #2
Format: eBook purchased from Amazon

Synopsis:
Duet: a performance by two.

But who is acting, and who is devolving?

A buried past is unearthed, and Grayson Sullivan—AKA The Angel of Maine—retaliates against the system who made him, deploying psychological warfare on the woman who initially set him free. Dr. London Noble probes deep into the mind of the killer she’s fallen for, searching for answers, as a copycat killer threatens their unity. Are they partners, lovers, or enemies? One final trap will reveal all.

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Review

This was a twisted, dark, beautiful, and satisfying ending to this duology.

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Born, Darkly (Darkly, Madly Duet #1) by Trisha Wolfe

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Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Title: Born, Darkly
Author: Trisha Wolfe
Series: Darkly, Madly Duet #1
Format: eBook purchased from Amazon
 
Synopsis:

He challenged her sanity.

She shattered his reality.

They dared each other…to the brink of madness.

A dark and twisted maze awaits criminal psychologist London Noble when she falls for her patient, convicted serial killer, Grayson Pierce Sullivan. As she unravels the traps, her sanity tested with each game, she’s forced to acknowledge the true evil in the world around her.

 

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Review

Whew… that was intense. And twisted. And dark. And somehow… beautiful. Grayson and London’s relationship has definite Joker/Harley Quinn vibes… if The Joker was a cross between Dexter and Hannibal.

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Reading List: April 2018

Happy April, my lovely friends!

I’m just coming off of a nice week-long break from work, and though it was hard getting back today, I still managed and now I’m on the other side.

How has your April been so far? Did you get a break at all for the holiday?

As is customary in the beginning of the month, I like to share the books I’m hoping to read this month, along with how I did the following month.

I’m actually really proud of how I did in March. I’ve been averaging about 6 books per month, but in March (thanks to a vehement obsession with Trisha Wolfe) I devoured 14 books.

I don’t usually include re-reads in this count, should I?

I’m still 6 books behind schedule for my yearly goal, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I can catch up at some point.

Anyway, Let’s start with my March round-up:

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Favorite Reads from March 2018

March was most definitely the month of dark romance for me. I should just go ahead and dedicate this month of favorites to Trisha Wolfe and be done with it.

But I actually have quite a few great recent reads that I’m excited to share with you.

I read 14 books (+1 re-read) this month and of those 14 I have 9 favorites!

It was a pretty darn good month of reading!

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Misadventures of a College Girl (Misadventures #9) by Lauren Rowe

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Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Title: Misadventures of a College Girl
Author: Lauren Rowe
Series: Misadventures #9
Format: Audiobook purchased from Audible

Synopsis:
Straitlaced freshman Zooey Cartwright has arrived at UCLA determined to have a heck of a lot more fun in college than she did in high school. What’s the first item on Zooey’s agenda before classes start in two days? Losing her pesky V card. She’s definitely not looking for a boyfriend, so where can Zooey find the right guy to do the deed and move along without a backward glance? At a party thrown by a bunch of football players, of course.

Enter Tyler Caldwell. A beast on the field and off, cocky as heck, and often wearing T-shirts with sayings like “God’s Gift to Womankind,” Tyler is most definitely not boyfriend material.

After a make-out session with Tyler leaves Zooey entirely unsatisfied, she is determined never to see him again. But her schedule lands her in not one but two of his classes, and it doesn’t take long before Tyler is giving Zooey exactly what she wants—and a whole lot more she never bargained for. Can Zooey surrender her body to this bad boy without giving him her heart, too?

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Review

It’s official. I have a new favorite Lauren Rowe book.

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