- #22 for Audiobook challenge
Friday, April 30
Audiobook Review: Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry by Joya Goffney
- #22 for Audiobook challenge
Tuesday, April 27
Audiobook Review: How to Catch a Sinful Marquess by Amy Rose Bennett
- #21 for Audiobook challenge
Monday, April 26
Blodeuedd's Monday Review: It Happened One Autumn by Lisa Kleypas
Series: The Wallflowers, Book 2
Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
Release date: 04-20-21
Narration: I always like Landor, she is great with historical romance. She gets the voices, from male, to female to posh ahole Viscountess.
Story: Second wallflower gets her moment in the sun. Lillian is not proper, she says what's on her mind, she does improper things, and I like her. She sounds fun.
Marcus, omg in the last book he was so posh, proper and boooo, sure he did something good at the end though. It showed his soul. And here, well he is fascinating by Lillian, but is also all, no, she is not a silent English rose.
They argue a lot, they drive each other insane, and they want to rip each others clothes off.
I enjoyed it, and there was some drama at the end. Grrrrr baddies!
But, the next book, I am not sure, see the love interest in that one behaved like a real asshat in this one. But at the same time I am really curious how it will play out. Still, he did something unforgivable.
I liked it
Headstrong American heiress Lillian Bowman has come to England to find an aristocratic husband. Unfortunately, no man is strong enough to tame the stubborn beauty's fierce will. Except, perhaps, the powerful and arrogant Earl of Westcliff—a man Lillian despises more than anyone she's ever met.
Marcus, Lord Westcliff, is famous for his icy English reserve and his supreme self-control. But something about the audacious Lillian drives him mad. Whenever they're in the same room, they can't stop themselves from battling furiously to gain the upper hand.
Then one afternoon, a stunningly sensuous encounter changes everything...and Lillian discovers that beneath the earl's reserved façade, he is the passionate and tender lover of her dreams. What neither Westcliff nor Lillian suspect, however, is that a sinister conspiracy threatens to destroy any chance of happiness. After a shocking betrayal endangers Lillian's safety—and possibly her life—will Marcus be able to save her before it's too late?
Sunday, April 25
Audiobook Review: Miss Frost Cracks a Caper by Kristen Painter
- #20 for Audiobook challenge
Saturday, April 24
Saturday Movie Night: Thunder Force (2021)
This month Blodeuedd and I are reviewing, Thunder Force.
Blodeuedd is in red and I am in purple.
Running Time: 1h 46min
Released: 9 April 2021
In a world where supervillains are commonplace, two estranged childhood best friends reunite after one devises a treatment that gives them powers to protect their city.
Tuesday, April 20
Book Review: Darius, Lord of Pleasures by Grace Burrowes
Monday, April 19
B's Monday Review: Her First Desire by Cathy Maxwell
Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
Release date: 04-27-21
Excellent narration by Justine Eyre, she is after all one of my favorite narrators. Her male and female voices are done well, and I always know who is speaking. She gets a book going.
Gemma had a bad marriage, is staying with her asshat BIL, and just wants out. Then she gets a letter from her uncle and off she goes. Yes ugh her inlaws, you are better without them. She finds a rundown tavern and decides to make it into something new. The little town is filled with scary matrons, but if you have them on your side then you are golden.
I liked Gemma, she wanted more, and she is determined to get it. And she can get mad too, oh that was funny, you will see.
Ned on the other hand, oh he was stiff and proper. He has also been courting someone for 2 years cos the matrons told him to. The girl is bored by him, but she wants a new life too. Yes that point was a bit tricky. But they care nothing for each other...He is engaged to someone, and obvi sparks will fly between him and Gemma. Well first they will hate each other, but then sparks will fly. Still I have to see it this way, he would be a totally unfeeling husband who would forget that his wife is alive when he is studying, and his wife would be miserable because he would never love her. She deserves better (and will probably find love in book 3.) Because Ned needed someone like Gemma, who told him he is an idiot and argued with him.
I liked the story (but the matrons were scary, lol.) I do wonder about the next book, the couple seem so unlikely, but that will fun to see.
She arrived in town, beautiful and bold and declaring that she’s inherited property that he has already claimed! As a member of the local Logical Men’s Society, Ned Thurlowe prides himself on thinking clearly and calmly at all times. And it’s clear that the meeting place of the society—a local tavern—is his even if the men have turned it to shambles.
But Ned’s claim is challenged by Gemma Estep, who’s announced she’s decided to turn it into some sort of respectable tea garden for the local ladies. Ned challenges Gemma, and in doing so, behaves most illogically, for though he wants to dismiss her, he also can’t help but desire her.
Gemma has had enough of men telling her what to do, and she’s vowed to make her own way in the world. And Ned Thurlowe is ruining her plans. Not only has he laid claim to her property, pitting them in a heated fight for its ownership, he’s also arousing in her feelings she’s never sensed before.
And although they argue, they quickly discover they have more in common than they’d each ever dreamed—could their disagreement be turning into desire?
Sunday, April 18
Audiobook Review: Miss Frost Saves The Sandman by Kristen Painter
- #19 for Audiobook challenge
Friday, April 16
Audiobook Review: The Lady Who Loved Him by Christi Caldwell
- #18 for Audiobook challenge
Wednesday, April 14
Book Review: The Grace Year by Kim Liggett
Tuesday, April 13
Book Review: The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires by Molly Harper
Monday, April 12
B's Monday Review: One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus
Published May 30th 2017 by Delacorte Press
One of us is lying #1
I decided to give it a go when I found it at the library. Did I guess the killer? No, I was sort of sure at one time, but I suck at guessing. Which is great!
5 kids in detention. Bronwyn, the smart kid, Addy who is all about being pretty and having a boyfriend (who is an asshat btw, and so is her mum.) Nate the token troubled kid, Cooper who is a baseball player looking to be scouted, and Simon who created a cruel app that deals with gossip.
Then Simon is dead and they are all suspects. Did one of them do it? Did they all do it? Though Addy's gossip, if major for her, is so not worth killing over. Bronwyn, well yes she was bad. Nate, that is jail for you, yes that was bad. Cooper, well that was tricky, yes and no.
And then there are all the rest that has gotten hurt, but the pressure is on the 4 that were in the room.
I liked it. The heat was on. Who killed Simon?
Pay close attention and you might solve this.
On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.
Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule.
Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess.
Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing.
Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher.
And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High's notorious gossip app.
Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention, Simon's dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn't an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he'd planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who's still on the loose?
Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them.
Sunday, April 11
Audiobook Review: Bridesmates by Sydney Smyth
- #17 for Audiobook challenge