I’m hanging out to have the fire going and my wolly socks on high rotation. The trees here look lovely and if it wasn’t one of the warmest autumns ever, I’d be happy as a pig in poo. I like winter!
I’ve been trying to get through my TBR before buying more books, but I really do have little to no willpower and suck at the whole self control thing. heh. Some rubbish reads, some so bloody good I cannot wait to read more. Hello feast and famine reading.
As I read this book all I could hear in my head was the REM song Shiny Happy People. It was slightly over the top, the main character seemed to have no discernible flaws (and had glitter AND sparkles) and the villan was evil like Dastardly Dick. I loved it. I was occasionally a little unsure if I should like it, which might sound weird, but some of the plot devices were definitely out there. Despite this, Timing by Mary Calmes was a thoroughly entertaining read and just worked. Check it out at ARe.
Discreet Young Gentleman by M.J. Pearson was a delightful read with great historical detail and star crossed lovers. At times it did not feel as polished as The Price of Temptation, but there was loads of historical man love goodness that more than made up for it. AND those covers just rock my socks. Get it here in paperback at the Book Depository.
Survival Instinct by Roxy Harte was a hard novel to get to grips with. There was plenty of great action to start and I loved the whole *stuck in a storm lets share our warmth* storyline at the start. But, after that the novel failed to fire for me. How the death of Brian’s brother and lover were dealt with was just too fast to be believable and the characterization of Tobias was not always appealing. While the style of writing was easy to read and reasonably entertaining, this was not an easy one to get through. Check it out here from Loose Id.
I’ve been re reading the wonderful Heaven Sent series by Jet Mykles. They’re such cool reads and quite frankly, thank heaven for lovely band slashy goodness. I am not sure there is a nicer way to spend a Saturday morning than in bed with Johnnie, Luc, Darien and Brent (though possibly quite crowded). I brought both books in paperback from the Book Depository at a fantastic price and those covers are just something else. omnomnom.