Quick Reviews

A Quick Review:

Both stories had great story lines that kept me interested in what was going to happen!  Vampires, drama, snarky comments, and a bit a hot romance is what made these books tick.  Each character had different vibes.  Some connected and some did not.   Both main characters: Anna and Elspbeth are fighters in their own ways.   Now that I think about it even Wyatt and Finn are a tiny bit similar too.  These books were quick reads for me.

I have always read these types of books since high school.  Sometimes the stories have the same feel to them.  I am always curious how authors come up stories regarding to vampires and romance.  It is my thing. I like when the stories just flow with the connections between characters.  I don’t like it when it is forced, it just throws me off where I won’t even finish the book.    These two books were great!

I have read Lynsay Sands books before.  Molly Harper was new to me and it was lovely!  If you are curious about these books, read the summaries below.

Twi

  • Print Length: 389 pages
  • Publisher: Avon
  • Publication Date: March 27, 2018
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • AuthorLynsay Sands

Summary:

For someone who’s been around for over a hundred and forty years, immortal Elspeth Argeneau hasn’t done a whole lot of living. Now that she’s moved away from her controlling mother, she’s tracking down rogue vampires and enjoying some overdue freedom. A fling would be fun. A life mate can wait. Yet to Elspeth’s surprise, her landlady’s hot grandson checks both boxes.

Wyatt fell instantly in love with Elspeth four years ago. He’s stunned to run into her again, especially as she has no memory of him. Then again, there are a lot of things about Elspeth that don’t make sense, like the miraculous speed with which her wounds heal. And the chemistry that transforms every touch into an explosion of desire. But with mysterious “accidents” besieging Elspeth, the ex-Special Forces soldier appoints himself her bodyguard. But time is running out to uncover the truth about her enemies—and rediscover the man determined to love her for eternity.

Where

  • Author: Molly Harper
  • Publication Date : July 26, 2016
  • Publisher : Pocket Books
  • Print Length : 305 pages 

Summary:

Delivering a rare book to a valued customer is definitely part of mild-mannered archivist Anna Whitfield’s job description. You know what isn’t? Protecting her precious cargo from mid-flight theft by the very pilot who is flying her to Half-Moon Hollow…while trying to appear as unappetizing as possible to the only other passenger, a vampire. Undead bookstore owner Jane Jameson could be waiting a very long time for her book. Possibly forever.

Fortunately, Anna’s dashing fanged companion Finn Palmeroy helps her fend off the attack, but not before their plane crash lands in the forest hundreds of miles from civilization. Great, now she’s stranded with a priceless tome and a rakish vampire whose bedtime is fast approaching. Why does everyone want this book so badly, anyway? Anna just wants to get it to Jane before Finn decides to turn her into dinner—or sweep her off her feet. Okay, the second option is really tempting. But they’re not out of the woods yet…

Currently Reading

What I am currently reading right now.

midnight

When Edward Cullen and Bella Swan met in Twilight, an iconic love story was born. But until now, fans have heard only Bella’s side of the story. At last, readers can experience Edward’s version in the long-awaited companion novel, Midnight Sun.

This unforgettable tale as told through Edward’s eyes takes on a new and decidedly dark twist. Meeting Bella is both the most unnerving and intriguing event he has experienced in all his years as a vampire. As we learn more fascinating details about Edward’s past and the complexity of his inner thoughts, we understand why this is the defining struggle of his life. How can he justify following his heart if it means leading Bella into danger?

In Midnight Sun, Stephenie Meyer transports us back to a world that has captivated millions of readers and brings us an epic novel about the profound pleasures and devastating consequences of immortal love.

Let’s see how long this book will take me to read.  I am curious to see what it is all about.  I have not read any other reviews regarding to this book yet.

Midnight

Beatrice Clayborn is a sorceress who practices magic in secret, terrified of the day she will be locked into a marital collar that will cut off her powers to protect her unborn children. She dreams of becoming a full-fledged Magus and pursuing magic as her calling as men do, but her family has staked everything to equip her for Bargaining Season, when young men and women of means descend upon the city to negotiate the best marriages. The Clayborns are in severe debt, and only she can save them, by securing an advantageous match before their creditors come calling.

In a stroke of luck, Beatrice finds a grimoire that contains the key to becoming a Magus, but before she can purchase it, a rival sorceress swindles the book right out of her hands. Beatrice summons a spirit to help her get it back, but her new ally exacts a price: Beatrice’s first kiss . . . with her adversary’s brother, the handsome, compassionate, and fabulously wealthy Ianthe Lavan.

The more Beatrice is entangled with the Lavan siblings, the harder her decision becomes: If she casts the spell to become a Magus, she will devastate her family and lose the only man to ever see her for who she is; but if she marries—even for love—she will sacrifice her magic, her identity, and her dreams. But how can she choose just one, knowing she will forever regret the path not taken?

I am going to read this book at the same time.  The beginning so far is interesting.
I just realize that this book also has the word Midnight in it too.  Maybe it is a sign!

Other books that are sitting on my coffee table that are from the library that I need/want to read are:

DAM

Following the events of The Beautiful, Sébastien Saint Germain is now cursed and forever changed. The treaty between the Fallen and the Brotherhood has been broken, and war between the immortals seems imminent. The price of loving Celine was costly.

But Celine has also paid a high price for loving Bastien. Still recovering from injuries sustained during a night she can’t quite remember, her dreams are troubled. And she doesn’t know she has inadvertently set into motion a chain of events that could lead to her demise and unveil a truth about herself she’s not ready to learn.

Forces hiding in the shadows have been patiently waiting for this moment. And just as Bastien and Celine begin to uncover the danger around them, they learn their love could tear them apart.

Where

Delivering a rare book to a valued customer is definitely part of mild-mannered archivist Anna Whitfield’s job description. You know what isn’t? Protecting her precious cargo from midflight theft by the very pilot who is flying her to Half-Moon Hollow…while trying to appear as unappetizing as possible to the only other passenger, a vampire. Undead bookstore owner Jane Jameson could be waiting a very long time for her book. Possibly forever.

Fortunately, Anna’s dashing fanged companion, Finn Palmeroy, helps her fend off the attack but not before their plane crash-lands in the forest hundreds of miles from civilization. Great, now she’s stranded with a priceless tome and a rakish vampire whose bedtime is fast approaching. Why does everyone want this book so badly, anyway? Anna just wants to get it to Jane before Finn decides to turn her into dinner – or sweep her off her feet.

Okay, the second option is really tempting. But they’re not out of the woods yet….

A little oops here….down below…..I thought I ordered Blood-Kissed Sky (Book #2)  but no I ordered the other one: After Daybreak (Book 3).  Ugh!! So now I have to order Blood-Kissed Sky.  Gotta love it when you are in a rush or multi-tasking way too much!   I have read the first book and let me tell you that story is still in my head.
I need to know what is going to happen next!  

Blood
Book #2
After
Book #3

Sweet Tea and Sympathy – Finished Reading

SweetTea

Nestled on the shore of Lake Sackett, Georgia is the McCready Family Funeral Home and Bait Shop. (What, you have a problem with one-stop shopping?) Two McCready brothers started two separate businesses in the same building back in 1928, and now it’s become one big family affair. And true to form in small Southern towns, family business becomes everybody’s business.

Margot Cary has spent her life immersed in everything Lake Sackett is not. As an elite event planner, Margot’s rubbed elbows with the cream of Chicago society, and made elegance and glamour her business. She’s riding high until one event goes tragically, spectacularly wrong. Now she’s blackballed by the gala set and in dire need of a fresh start—and apparently the McCreadys are in need of an event planner with a tarnished reputation.

As Margot finds her footing in a town where everybody knows not only your name, but what you had for dinner last Saturday night and what you’ll wear to church on Sunday morning, she grudgingly has to admit that there are some things Lake Sackett does better than Chicago—including the dating prospects. Elementary school principal Kyle Archer is a fellow fish-out-of-water who volunteers to show Margot the picture-postcard side of Southern living. The two of them hit it off, but not everybody is happy to see an outsider snapping up one of the town’s most eligible gentleman. Will Margot reel in her handsome fish, or will she have to release her latest catch?

My thoughts….

Oh my gosh!  I could not put this book down.  I loved it!  Even though I was tired I did my best trying to finish this book.  It took me about three days.  I love how the main character Margot goes on a new journey.  The journey sends her down a road she does not want to go on but has no choice.  While being on this road she finds out more about her family and learns to get friends.  She even finds love which is scary to her too!  So epic!   I could totally see Reese Witherspoon in this!

As for the guy part (Kyle), I have no clue who would fit in there!  Someone else read it to help me who would make a good Kyle.  I like Kyle quite a bit because I can identify with him a little bit.  (Read it to find out why) It is soooooo good.  I can’t wait for more from Molly Harper.

I love how Chicago and New York City is mentioned because I like both of those cities as well.  As for Margot adjusting country life was fun to see along with the crazy foods that  are mentioned too.  It is such a charming novel.   You must get this to read.  Plus the cover is stunning.  I got this book when I attended the ALA Convention in Chicago.

Check Molly Harper out!