What Brooke Read
I'm ready for the weekend even though that means editing and formatting for me the better part of Sunday. I swear, I'm busier on the weekends than I am during the entire work week and I don't even have to go to work!
Anyway, let's dive into what I've read this week.
First we start with Spite Club by Julie Kriss. This is a first for me with this author. It was an interesting story and at times felt like a drug on, but I did find it enjoyable.
First Rule of Spite Club: Don’t fall for your fake boyfriend.
Here’s what happened:
My boyfriend cheated on me with Nick Mason’s girlfriend.
We’re both angry. What better way to get revenge than to pretend to get together out of spite?
Nick is rude and rebellious and completely freaking gorgeous. He's not my type, and I'm not his. There's no way we would work outside of our little game of dirty sex and well kept secrets.
The problem is, he's an addiction. Or maybe a plague.
The more time I spend with him, the more I risk my good-girl image and my carefully built life.
I might want what's bad for me. I might want Nick. And I might have to convince him - if I can survive him.
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Next is Kodiak by Delta James. If you're a regular follower, you know I've read quite a few of her books. Some I like, but all have the same kind of couplings. Overly dominate male who like to spank and strong women, but they really aren't that impressive. This one follows the same pattern, but felt lacking in the story department. It felt too rushed for me. Great idea, but needed more.
He's the biggest, baddest bear around... and he's claimed me as his mate.
I didn't need to go to Kodiak Island to find a beast like him in the wild. He found me.
He stripped me, spanked me, and then took me roughly and savagely.
I ran from him, the thought of another night of brutal, desperate climaxes and quivering, screaming surrender far too shameful to contemplate. But fate brought me back to him.
There will be no escape this time.
He's going to punish me. Then he's going to claim me as his mate.
Last, but certainly not least and is my favorite for the week is Say You'll Stay by Corinne Michaels. FINALLY a cowboy style book I can enjoy. If you know me, you know it's the one sub-genre of romance I struggle with. All feel fake and can tell the author doesn't know much but wanted to write about cowboys and country life. Corinne has impressed me. I love this book. I feel the emotions and couldn't put it down.
It was all he had to do. Instead, he got on that bus and took my heart with him.
That was seventeen years ago.
I moved on. Marriage. Kids. White picket fence. Everything I ever wanted, but my husband betrayed me and I was left once again.
Alone, penniless, and with two boys, I had no choice but to return to Tennessee. He wasn’t supposed to be there. I should’ve been safe. However, fate has a way of stepping in.
This time around, the tables are turned. It’s my decision. Second chances do exist, but I don’t know if we can repair what’s already been broken . . .
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That's it for me for the week. I'm off to do some pumpkin picking with a bunch of little kids and my best friend then it's volleyball, editing, formatting, and a birthday party.
See you Monday!
Have a happy, healthy, fun, and safe weekend.
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