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Welcome Back!

I would like to say that I am sorry for the unplanned hiatus.  It started with a really bad flu that I could just not get over.

After which I had to get my school stuff under control and finally spring break I went to jury duty.  With school almost out for the semester I am finally able to switch part of my focus back to reading non-textbooks.

I have a few reviews written that just need to be posted so look for those to come out along with ones that are high on my TBR pile right now.  I even have a Book Tour stop (tomorrow) so check back tomorrow morning for that book review.

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Feature and Follow Friday – #2

Feature and Follow Friday – #2

Well this week has not been as hectic as previous weeks but the question sure does apply to me.  At first I was not sure if I was going to even have time to participate in this weeks hop, but for some unknown reason when I opened my e-mail and saw that Alison from Alison Can Read put me as the feature, it reminded me to take a few minutes and answer one question.

What are some Tips that help you with Blogging?

 

Right now my main focus is planning and scheduling.  I work and go to school at the same time as working on this blog.  My planner has everything from school work being due, chapters to read and even the hours that I need to be at work.  Making time to read for fun means that while I am blow drying my hair my Kindle is in front of me so that I can read.  While I am watching the latest NCIS or some other show I have my laptop open to my blog typing away at the latest post (right now I am watching Lucifer from the other night on Hulu).  So my tip, make a little time, books that I read are for me.  It is supposed to be fun and sharing books is fun to me.  Don’t let the blog stress you out.  I took a while off and just came back.

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I mean really who does not just love that grin.  I can watch him all day long.

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Top Ten Tuesday – Freebie

When I saw we had a Freebie this week for Top Ten Tuesday I had a lot of things go through my mind of what I should make my list of. This Top Ten Tuesday list was not my original plan.  I was thinking of Top Ten books I read in School or Top Ten Novellas.  Yet here we are with the TOP TEN TUESDAY: STRANGEST BOOKS MY MOM HAS RECOMMENDED TO ME.

If you have read my review of The Billionaire’s Christmas you know that my mom has paid for Kindle Unlimited and shares it with everyone.  Since she started paying for this my mom has given me some of the most interesting book suggestions to read.  I say interesting as these titles are coming from a mom to daughter on what I should read next.

Top Ten Tuesday: Strangest Books my Mom has Recommended to Me

Slave (Finding Anna Series) by Sherri Hayes

I am not sure what interested my mom in this book exactly but she ended up buying it and the rest of the series and she keeps asking me to read this book.  While it does sound good sometimes this is not something you want your mom to recommend to you.  Still it has made its way onto my TBR pile when I have time to read the book.

Ruby Falls by Nicole James

My mom loves this one and she has even gotten my sister to actually read it over the Christmas holidays.  Though I did not have as much time to read over the holidays as she did my sister agrees this is a very good book to read.

Panty Dropper by Paige North

With a Title like Panty Dropper I have to wonder what it is that my mom is reading that has gotten her to these recommendations on Amazon and Goodreads.

Charming: A Cinderella Billionaire Story by Sophie Brooks

OK, the whole Cinderella thing comes from my moms love of the hallmark channel movies.  She does keep saying those movies give unrealistic expectations of love and romance during the Christmas season, yet she still watches them all.  So I think here she was just searching Cinderella stories as this is not the only one on the list that has something to do with Cinderella.

Three Under The Mistletoe by Tia Siren

This is one author I have seen my mom read multiple books by, and not all of them are in the same series.  She even subscribed to the Authors mailing list to know when new books come out.  But I also know she read this one just so she could get to the next book in the series.

Outlaw by Nicole James

Another book on here from Nicole James, now this is something my mom has really gotten into MC (Motorcycle Club Books).  You will see a few more series of MC books on this list as I think she has read 4 or 5 series.  It makes me wonder if my mom would have married a MC guy if she never met my dad.  She does have a friend that is a preacher in a Motorcycle Club.

Hawk’s Property by Chiah Wilder

Yet another MC series.  I am really seeing this as a thing with her but I can not prove anything.

Cocky Roomie by Faleena Hopkins

When my mom first recommended this series (The Cocker Brothers) I had to have her repeat what she said as I really did think she had finally lost her mind with that newest recommendation.  But it seems that she did not.

Captured by Jordan Marie

Like I said the MC books are really popular with my mom.  She keeps saying it is hot guys with tattoos but I am not really sure.  I think it is the whole thing.

Big Bad Twins by Tia Siren

I pointed out earlier my mom is really into this author and it is with her books my mom has become slowly into the menage books.  I am beginning to wonder if now instead of one man for my sister or I she is looking for multiple.

Sometimes I worry about my mom reading romance novels since I have been reading them since High School.  I don’t think she realizes how much I have read over the years that she finds it OK to show and interest in books like those above but I will admit it does give us something to talk about.

Question for Readers

What is the strangest thing you wish a family member had never recommended for you to read?  I am not sure yet if I regret my mom’s recommendations but I am weary of them for they mean that the things we talk about will change and now she is asking for me to take her to see Fifty Shades Darker.

Lord Sebastian’s Secret by Jane Ashford

I remember at one time loving historic romances, though I don’t read them often Lord Sebastian’s Secret did catch my eye.  Lord Sebastian hiding his difficulty in reading so that he is not thought to be dumb.  I really did enjoy Lord Sebastian’s Secret, which was gotten through Netgalley or an honest review.

My Review

It has been a while since I have really gotten into reading historical romances, but it is one of my challenges to myself this year.  So seeing this book available on Netgalley seemed like a sign to me.  Though this was the third book in The Duke’s Sons series.  (I found out after reading it.)  You really do not need to read the others before hand.

Though the center of this story is Sebastian and Georgina, the things other characters cause is even better.  My favorite is the younger sister who is after something of her own.  The house guest Mr. Mitra are just as interesting and causing of trouble.

Overall this was an OK of a book.  Not perfect but good none the less.  At times hard to read and very slow going but when something interesting happened it got good.

Question for Readers

Have you read the previous books in this series?  What are your favorite Historical Romances?

About the Author

Jane Ashford discovered Georgette Heyer in junior high school and was entranced by the glittering world and witty language of Regency England. That delight was part of what led her to study English literature and travel widely in Britain and Europe. She has lived in New York, Boston and LA. Today, she is somewhat nomadic.

Jane has written historical and contemporary romances. Her books have been published in England, Spain, France, Italy, Sweden, Slovakia, Denmark, Russia, and Latvia, Croatia and Slovenia as well as the U.S. She has been nominated for a Career Achievement Award by RT Book Reviews.

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Lord Sebastian's Secret Book Cover Lord Sebastian's Secret
The Duke's Sons
Jane Ashford
Romance, Historical Romance
Sourcebooks Casablanca
January 3, 2017
Ebook
384
Netgalley

Feature and Follow Friday #1

Feature and Follow Friday – #1

With a new blog (as a returning blogger, I took a few years off and focused on my school work).  It is time to get back into this correctly (or maybe slowly).  I would like to welcome new followers and any that have found me because I just changed all of my social media links as well, Welcome Back!  So it has been a long time since I did a Feature and Follow Friday but it looks like I came back a just the right time as Parajunkee and Alison recently changed the rules a little bit.

What Movie from Book coming out in 2017 are you most excited about?

I had to really think about this, there a quite a few books being made into movies this year and I have to admit I have only read a few of them (Sorry if it was not part of the required reading in my studies I did not have time to really read it).  But the story line of a few of them look amazing and I am really looking forward to those.

  1.  Wonder – number 1 it has Julia Roberts, I just love her and like I said these were picked because the story line looks good.
  2. The Circle – I love a good thriller as a movie as long as I will not be sleeping with one eye open (Sorry to the Stephen King on book to movie list) so this one really caught my interest.

I do plan to see other book to movies being released but these two have gotten my attention the most on movies that are high on my must see list.

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