Week In Review – 1/31/14

Week In Review Books

Welcome to a new Week in Review. Each week, we’ll let you know what we’ve been reading lately, whether it’s super steamy Romance, our latest Young Adult obsession, or anything in between. Without further adieu, here’s what we’ve been reading this week:

Sandi: Though the holidays have officially come and gone (but I’m looking forward to February!) I’m still enjoying holiday-themed stories. I recently read by Regan Walker. A short story set in Regency England, it begins and ends with an appreciation for fine spirits. A quick, sweet read, the romance is between a Scots businessman and an English lady. Traditions of Hogmanay are contrasted with Christmas observances, making this an entertaining read for those who enjoy these details.

I’m also reading the historical romance by Moriah Densley. I’m enjoying the chapter headings, but am plagued by the mystery that surrounds Our Heroine. Which is, I’m sure, what the author intended. It takes place in the 1860’s, making it Victorian. Lots of shadows, so far, and I’m intrigued enough to keep going.

Kassiah: I finished by Tracy Wolff yesterday and OMG I LOVED IT! If you love New Adult (and the doucheward types), you’ll love this too! We’ll be having a giveaway next week, so be sure to come back for that!

I’m getting ready to start by Mark Helprin, but it’s so huge (twss). Have any of ya’ll read it? It’s like 800 pages long! I have to read it before I go see the movie, and I am so excited about that:

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{Flashback Friday} On the Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves (4)

Flashback Friday on Steamy Guys After Dark featuring On the Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves

It’s time for Flashback Friday, where we feature a book that’s at least two years old. They could be books we’ve read and loved or books we need to jump on.

On the Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves

Published on September 3, 2011 by Penguin

When thirty-year-old English teacher Anna Emerson is offered a job tutoring T.J. Callahan at his family’s summer rental in the Maldives, she accepts without hesitation; a working vacation on a tropical island trumps the library any day.

T.J. Callahan has no desire to leave town, not that anyone asked him. He’s almost seventeen and if having cancer wasn’t bad enough, now he has to spend his first summer in remission with his family – and a stack of overdue assignments – instead of his friends.

Anna and T.J. are en route to join T.J.’s family in the Maldives when the pilot of their seaplane suffers a fatal heart attack and crash-lands in the Indian Ocean. Adrift in shark-infested waters, their life jackets keep them afloat until they make it to the shore of an uninhabited island. Now Anna and T.J. just want to survive and they must work together to obtain water, food, fire, and shelter.

Their basic needs might be met but as the days turn to weeks, and then months, the castaways encounter plenty of other obstacles, including violent tropical storms, the many dangers lurking in the sea, and the possibility that T.J.’s cancer could return. As T.J. celebrates yet another birthday on the island, Anna begins to wonder if the biggest challenge of all might be living with a boy who is gradually becoming a man.

This is one of the most amazing books we’ve ever read. We think it’s time for a re-read!

and Add On the Island to Your List.

What are you flashing back to this week?

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{Review} Some Like It Royal by Heather Long

Pages: 150
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Our Rating: three-half-stars
It’s The Role of a Lifetime…

Living out of a car and waiting tables to make ends meet is hardly the stuff of fairy tales. So when a gorgeous man approaches Alyx Dagmar with a wild story about her royal lineage and an even wilder proposition, the aspiring actress is sure he’s got the wrong woman.

Self-made billionaire Daniel Voldakov needs connections before he can expand his software business into Europe. A blue-blooded fiancée would open all the right doors—and Daniel’s certain he can tempt the pretty but penniless Princess Alyxandretta to accept the part she was born to play.

Alyx can’t resist Daniel’s offer, and throws herself into the role. But as the paparazzi fall in love with their “storybook romance,” Alyx finds herself drawn to Daniel in ways she’d never imagined. Are his returned affections true, or all just part of the plan? He’ll do anything it takes to prove his love, and to make her see that the only happily ever after he wants is with her…the real her.

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{Review} Dark Wolf by Christine Feehan

Pages: 432
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Our Rating: four-stars
#1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan now delivers her most eagerly awaited novel of all — ten years in the making.

In Dark Lycan, Christine Feehan journeyed into the heart of the Carpathians, and into the souls of two lifemates stirred by the flush of passion and the threat of annihilation. In Dark Wolf, the breathtaking story continues as the bonds of family are imperiled, and the fate of two lovers lies hidden in the seductive shadows between life and death.

Skyler Daratrazanoff always recognized the miracle that was Dimitri Tirunul, a man beyond any dream that had ever engaged her nights. But she was human. Vulnerable. He was Carpathian. Nearly immortal. She was nineteen. He was an ancient. Yet she held half his soul, the light to his darkness. Without her, he would not survive. Caught between the two warring species, Dimitri has spent centuries hunting the undead to keep his people free, and humans safe. He had survived honorably when others had chosen to give up their souls. But now, marked for extermination by the Lycans, Dimitri found himself alone, and fearing for his life. But salvation was coming…

No Lycan would ever suspect someone like Skyler to dare mount a secret rescue operation. A teenage girl. A human of untested abilities. But she had something no one else had. She was predestined for Dimitri—as he was for her. And there was nothing stronger for Skyler than her desire to see her life-dream come true. Whatever the risk.

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