“To Love Jason Thorn” by Ella Maise ★★★★

Narrated by Lidia Dornet & Sebastian York As a small girl, Olive Taylor introduces herself to her older brother's best friend, Jason. Once he smiles at her--showing his dimple--and calls her "Lil One", she immediately develops a little girl crush. Their first meeting is cute and portrays Jason as a sweet boy and Olive as … Continue reading “To Love Jason Thorn” by Ella Maise ★★★★

“The Accident” by Chris Pavone ★★★

Although the premise behind this story was interesting, I think I wanted it to be more exciting than it actually was.  Instead, the story felt drawn out and rather ho-hum, especially for a suspense novel. In short, this follows multiple characters (literary agents, CIA operatives, politicians, and the author him/herself) around the globe throughout one … Continue reading “The Accident” by Chris Pavone ★★★

“Joy Ride” by Lauren Blakely, #5 Big Rock ★★★

Joy Ride by Lauren Blakely #5 Big Rock Narrated by Sebastian York 3* This is a romance between two gearheads, Max Summers and Henley Rose Marlowe. Five years prior, Henley was Max's shop assistant, and one of the most skilled he'd ever met, but things ended on a bad note between them when heated words … Continue reading “Joy Ride” by Lauren Blakely, #5 Big Rock ★★★

“Wanderlust” by Lauren Blakely ★★★★★

Audio narrated by Grace Grant & Richard Armitage (Excellent!) Well, this story is near to perfection. I was able to borrow the audiobook as it is currently part of Audible's Romance Package. I have to say, however, that I will end up purchasing it because it is now on my favorites list and I'll enjoy … Continue reading “Wanderlust” by Lauren Blakely ★★★★★

Recap of Books Read in January 2018 (29!!)

I'm not joking when I say I live vicariously through books.  I love pretending I'm in a place I've never been or once again visiting somewhere I have been.  I love pretending that I'm a better and brighter version of myself, which I can do by placing myself inside the story.  Of course, some characters … Continue reading Recap of Books Read in January 2018 (29!!)

“Rush” by Maya Banks, #1 Breathless ★★★

Unfortunately, there were many, many "NO's" going through my head as I read this book. The hero was a selfish jerk pretending to be a dominant alpha male (he was actually a bit of a coward). The "relationship" starts off with a wealthy and powerful businessman, Gabe Hamilton, requiring a signed contract from his best … Continue reading “Rush” by Maya Banks, #1 Breathless ★★★

“Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” by Michael Wolff ★★★

Audio narrated by Holter Graham If the author is to be believed, then this is an insider look at the first nine months of the Trump presidency. Michael Wolff claims to have been given full access to the White House during his tenure there. His method of writing includes dialogue between people, which is created … Continue reading “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” by Michael Wolff ★★★

“Sugar Pine Trail” by RaeAnne Thayne #7 Haven Point series ★★★1/2

Spinster librarian, Julia Winston, takes in two young boys (5 and 8) who have been hiding out in her library after discovering they have been raising themselves in an abandoned home in the middle of winter. As the authorities search for their missing mom, Julia offers to serve as a temporary foster parent. With the … Continue reading “Sugar Pine Trail” by RaeAnne Thayne #7 Haven Point series ★★★1/2

“Hardcore Twenty-Four” by Janet Evanovich, #24 Stephanie Plum series ★★★1/2

"Zombies" take over Trenton, New Jersey and bodies are piling up sans their brains. I'm thinking this is a metaphor for the empty cranial cavity used to continue writing this series. This installment contains action with Morelli AND Ranger; Diesel also shows up in this one (for no real good reason). I think Morelli and … Continue reading “Hardcore Twenty-Four” by Janet Evanovich, #24 Stephanie Plum series ★★★1/2

“You Can’t Spell America Without ME: The Really Tremendous Inside Story of My Fantastic First Year as President Donald J. Trump (a So-Called Parody)” by Alec Baldwin, Kurt Anderson ★★★

Somewhat funny parody of a not-so-funny reality TV showman political figure. The "joke" gets tired very quickly, partly due to the fact that it seems legit, secondly due to the fact that humor like this should really be relegated to short sketches, not several hours of continuous listening. It does, however, give a decent overall rundown of … Continue reading “You Can’t Spell America Without ME: The Really Tremendous Inside Story of My Fantastic First Year as President Donald J. Trump (a So-Called Parody)” by Alec Baldwin, Kurt Anderson ★★★