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Sunday Reading Updates – December 31, 2017

Happy New Year, everyone!   These updates took a back burner since October, when we had a death in the family, but I wanted to start them up again for the new year.  I’ve finished a few books that I haven’t gotten reviews written for, yet, but that will be coming up this week: Every Deep Desire by Sharon Wray…

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Review: As You Wish – Chelsea Sedoti

“Helping people is good, but it’s also a two-way street. You can’t save someone who doesn’t want to be saved.” OK, remember how I just said I don’t like magical realism?  Turns out, this is the kind of magical realism I like, the kind that borders on urban fantasy a bit. In the desert town of Madison, everyone gets one…

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Review: Before I Let Go – Marieke Nijcamp

Trigger warnings:  I was not expecting to receive this book – it showed up as a bonus along with As You Wish, which I’ll be reviewing later this week. I can’t quite put my finger on what didn’t work for me, but I think part of it is that I’m not usually a fan of magical realism.  For example, there’s…

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Review: Sweet Revenge – Heather Kim

“You can’t hate-tweet your ex when you’re knuckles-deep in molasses.” Deliciously snarky!  This isn’t a collection of basic recipes, but rather a mix of classics with twists (S’more Brownies, butter pound cake…. with sriracha icing) and some very unique dishes (carrot cake truffles with Cool Ranch Doritos sugar).  Most of the dishes have multiple components – for instance, the “I…

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Review: Moonlight in Vermont – Kacy Cross

“How else did you keep memories alive other than to hang on to the places where they’d been created?” This is the second Hallmark movie-to-book that I’ve read (the previous one was Journey Back to Christmas), and, again, it’s heartwarming, sweet, and a bit (maple) sappy.  It’s also adorably silly.  Due to their professions, there’s both real estate (after being…

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays!  I hope you received lots of new things to add to your TBR pile! SaveSave

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Review: Dangerous Promise – Megan Hart

I adore scifi romance, but I’m not a big fan of the “women kidnapped by aliens” genre, so it can sometimes be slim pickings.  The blurb reminded me of the Deus Ex game series, which is a personal favorite, so I was very interested.  This is, at heart, a scifi version of a “bodyguard and client” romantic suspense, and is…

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Review: A Vicarage Christmas – Kate Hewitt

  What a sweet and cozy Christmas romance!  And, seriously, what a gorgeous cover! Anna has social anxiety.  Talking to people she knows is especially difficult – she finds it hard to talk, and if she does manage to say something, she stutters.  As the third in a vicar’s family of four daughters, all of whom are much more extroverted…

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Review: Breaking the Ice – Julie Cross

My Review: Content warning: This book has teen sex, (responsible) underage drinking, and lots of swearing. A young adult romance with hockey?  Sign me up! Haley is the Juniper Falls Princess (yes, that’s really a thing) and Fletcher is a JV hockey player who keeps to himself.  Normally, they’d never even be at the same party, but they end up…

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LOL: Jane Austen Zoo

If you have not already seen the P&P animal captions from @upulie on Twitter, I recommend you visit this thread immediately. "Confined? Confined indeed! I would have you know, Mr Darcy, that we dine with four-and-twenty families," cried Mrs Bennett. Jane and Elizabeth did not know where to look. Mr Darcy's hauteur only increased pic.twitter.com/1tC2Ud2BjP — Upulie Divisekera (@upulie) December…

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