Sorry for the absence Monday. This week had me like ahh!! Editing Courage of Us, nearly finishing the second draft of She's No Cowgirl, and dealing with two feuding sons meant no break for this momma. But that's okay, I survived.
Anyways, here are my three reads for the week.
I started with Yours, Mine, and Howls by Kinsey W. Holley. This is a reread for me because it is a favorite. I love the story and how werewolves are in these books. There is myths and legends woven into this read that makes it feel like something solid in the real world. Whenever I read it, I can never put it down.
Sometimes happily ever after is on the wrong side of death's door.
"Werewolves in Love, Book 2"
Thirteen years ago, Ally Kendall died defending her young cousin from his werewolf stepfather.
She hasn't been the same since.
Ally returned from the hereafter with strange new powers, burdened with the secret of why and how she survived. She managed to scrape her life together and raise her cousin, but now he needs a pack to guide him into adulthood. That means pulling up stakes yet again and heading for Colorado to find the only werewolf qualified for the job. A werewolf, she discovers, who tempts her to give up control in a thousand sinful ways.
Cade MacDougall, Alpha of an unrecognized pack, has a tragic history, a sizable ranch, and a daughter who thinks she's a cat. Time to find a mate? Don't make him laugh. Until Ally shows up with a smokin hot, preternaturally strong body that smells like mine, and introduces him to a nephew who holds the key to unraveling mysteries about Cade's family and himself.
But Ally's holding something back. As Cade's enemies gather, the cowboy and his secretive new mate must come clean about their mysterious pasts or else all hope of protecting their newly formed family and their future will be lost.
Warning: A sexy, smartass alpha hero, a heroine who could kick his ass if she wanted, heart-pounding action, and some serious werewolf cowboy lovin.
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I next dived back into the Winston Brothers world with Beard Science by Penny Reid. I truly enjoy these books. There is deeper meaning in each but it is blended so well that it makes for a great read. Getting Cletus' story was a blast!
Make a deal with the devil and you might get what you want, but will it be what you need?
Jennifer Sylvester wants one thing, and that one thing is NOT to be Tennessee’s reigning Banana Cake Queen. Ever the perpetual good girl and obedient daughter, Jennifer is buckling under the weight of her social media celebrity, her mother’s ambitions, and her father’s puritanical mandates. Jennifer is officially desperate.
And desperate times call for Cletus Winston.
Cletus Winston is a puzzle wrapped in a mystery covered in conundrum sauce, and now he’s in a pickle. Despite being convinced of his own omniscience, extortion by the exalted Banana Cake Queen of Green Valley has taken him completely by surprise. So... what’s a maniacal mastermind to do?
Likely, the last thing you expect.
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So, since I love the Winston Brothers so much, I dived right into Beard in Mind to wrap up my week. I'm still reading this one but I feel the deeper meaning in it already and can't wait to see where it is going.
All is fair in love and auto maintenance.
Beau Winston is the nicest, most accommodating guy in the world. Usually.
Handsome as the devil and twice as charismatic, Beau lives a charmed life as everyone’s favorite Winston Brother. But since his twin decided to leave town, and his other brother hired a stunning human-porcupine hybrid as a replacement mechanic for their auto shop, Beau Winston’s charmed life has gone to hell in a handbasket.
Shelly Sullivan is not nice and is never accommodating. Ever.
She mumbles to herself, but won’t respond when asked a question. She glares at everyone, especially babies. She won’t shake hands with or touch another person, but has no problems cuddling with a dog. And her damn parrot speaks only in curse words. Beau wants her gone. He wants her out of his auto shop, out of Tennessee, and out of his life.
The only problem is, learning why this porcupine wears her coat of spikes opens a Pandora’s box of complexity—exquisite, tempting, heartbreaking complexity—and Beau Winston soon discovers being nice and accommodating might mean losing what matters most.
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That's all I have for the week. I hope you have a fun in the sun kind of weekend!