Books, Wrap Up

October Wrap up

If you’re seeing this at the end of October beginning of November… I’m finally caught up on my wrap ups…

  1. Dark Room – Heidi McLaughlin & L.P. Dover
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The rules of Society X are simple… break them and you’re out.
Rule #1 – No names
It doesn’t matter if you want to know, it’s forbidden.
Rule #2 – No exchanging numbers
It doesn’t matter if you want to call, it’s forbidden.
Rule #3 – Everything is to remain strictly anonymous.
It doesn’t matter if you want to tell, it’s forbidden.
The Dark Room is the only place you can live out your fantasies and no one will ever know it’s you.
For Parker, what started out as a business transaction has turned into an addiction.
For Mia, it’s been a chance to discover who she truly is.
What happens in the dark will have you begging for more…

I really enjoyed this book, it wasn’t as hot as I thought it would be. The scenes in The Dark room was intense and the sex was written really well. I really enjoyed reading these two authors and I did continue to read the other books in this series although each book can be read as a standalone.

  1. Viewing Room – Heidi McLaughlin & L.P. Dover
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**STANDALONE NOVEL by New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors, Heidi McLaughlin & L.P. Dover.**

Viewing Room Rules:
The rules of Society X are simple . . . break them and you’re out.
Rule #1 – No names
It doesn’t matter if you want to know, it’s forbidden.
Rule #2 – No exchanging numbers
It doesn’t matter if you want to call, it’s forbidden.
Rule #3 – Everything is to remain strictly anonymous.
It doesn’t matter if you want to tell, it’s forbidden.
Whatever your desire.
Whatever your fantasy.
The Viewing Room will make it happen.
For Kennedy Vaughn, it’s an escape.
For Hunter Miles, entering the Viewing Room means he’s been selected.
What you witness in the viewing room will have you asking for more . . .

I love that hunter is willing to risk his job to help Kennedy with her client and even knowing that there is risks. The difference between this book and the first one is the stakes are so much higher in this book, I was on the edge of my seat during this book I could not put it down. The stakes just kept getting higher and higher. I’m also not going to say why because that will totally spoil the plot and it’s better if you don’t know the thing that’s going to happen. Just know I actually felt fear for these characters like I did not know if some of them was going to survive. 

I really loved the plot and the characters and the writing was amazing! I will definitely be reading more from this author duo.

  1. Play Room – Heidi McLaughlin & L.P. Dover
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The rules of Society X are simple . . . break them and you’re out.
Rule #1 – No names
It doesn’t matter if you want to know, it’s forbidden.
Rule #2 – No exchanging numbers
It doesn’t matter if you want to call, it’s forbidden.
Rule #3 – Everything is to remain strictly anonymous.
It doesn’t matter if you want to tell, it’s forbidden.
Whatever your desire.
Whatever your fetish.
The Play Room is the place to go.
For Alexandria Miller, it’s a chance to express herself, to embrace her hidden passions.
For Kai Robicheau, being in the club brings out who he truly is.
What happens in the Play Room will have you aching for more . . 

I really liked this book, Kai and Alexander are really cute. I love Jared I think he needs his own book. I can’t believe Jenica outed them both about society X.

  1. Twisted Fate – Tracey Jukes
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Fourteen months ago, she should have died
She was told it was a robbery gone wrong.
They were the victims of a violent tragedy

Esme Lewis always tried to be the model daughter. She followed the rules set by her parents until the day her world crashed around her, and the rules disappeared.
The life she had no longer exists. All she faces now is fear… until a chance encounter changes what’s left of her life in ways she can’t comprehend.
The last thing she expects to find when moving apartments is Reid Taylor, the kind of man her parents warned her about. He’s tattooed, muscular, and used to getting his own way whatever the situation.
With the attraction towards Reid undeniable, Esme decides it’s time to take some risks and have a little fun. But when a horrifying truth rears its head, she quickly realizes some rules were not made to be broken.
In the blink of an eye, Esme’s life is in danger, and both she and Reid hold vital pieces of the puzzle that will keep her safe. But can she trust him enough to give her what she needs, or will those who took so much from her finally take her life too? 

I first saw the cover and that is what drew me to this book. I had very mixed feelings during this it had such a great start and from there I kind of just fell away from this book. So the plot of this book is absolutely amazing, the characters on the other hand felt meh to me. 

The beginning of this story gripped me the first chapter literally had me gripped. The writing was really good and I liked the writing, it was really nice and easy to read. 

I really liked that Reid and Esme kept bumping into each other and some of the meetings were hilarious. Reid was kind of an ass but I did start to like him a little. Nyla is the real friend that we all need in life. I really like Nyla. 

Also one of the things I didn’t like is how like asshole and obsessive Reid was straight away. It was so insta lovey. Usually I don’t mind stuff like this but for some reason this one just rubbed me the wrong way and I really didn’t like it. 

So I had very mixed feelings about it.

  1. Grosse Pointe – Natalie Barnes
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The year is 1926.

Champagne, pistols, and dolls…

I am responsible for making sure that the booze flows and the drugs show.
If trouble were to birth, all I have to do is whip out me persuaders.
Kilkenny bred, New York bound, Detroit laid. 
This is me story.
Brek O’Brien. 

The blood on me hands cannot lie, for they speak the truth.
I’m afraid of God—however… I be not afraid of man.
Savages we be.

For I keep searching for that light.
Then she is bestowed upon me.

Me Love.

Grosse Pointe
Historical Fiction/Mafia Romance Prohibition Era

So once I got used to the writing in this book it got a lot easier to follow that being said the author stays very true (I believe) to the time period that she is writing in. The book is action-packed and fast-paced and I loved the description in the book and how it didn’t slow the action down either. I really liked the scene with Brek and his mum that was really cute. 

I really loved Finn! I kind of loved him more than Brek but he was a great character and I really loved his relationship with Hazel, weirdly more than I did with Brek and Gabriella. Regardless though still loved them but Finn and Hazel have my heart. 

Honestly, some of this book is so tense and it did get me on the edge of my seat. This was a different kinda book for me and I’m glad I took the chance to read it. Also that ending… I don’t want to say anymore because spoilers. Let’s just say I was slapped in the face…

  1. The Lost Book of The White – Cassandra Clare & Wesley Chu
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From #1 New York Times bestselling authors Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu comes the second book in the Eldest Curses series and a thrilling new adventure for High Warlock Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood, for whom a death-defying mission into the heart of evil is not just a job, it’s also a romantic getaway. The Lost Book of the White is a Shadowhunters novel.

Life is good for Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood. They’re living together in a fabulous loft, their warlock son, Max, has started learning to walk, and the streets of New York are peaceful and quiet—as peaceful and quiet as they ever are, anyway.

Until the night that two old acquaintances break into Magnus’s apartment and steal the powerful Book of the White. Now Magnus and Alec will have to drop everything to get it back. They need to follow the thieves to Shanghai, they need to call some backup to accompany them, and they need a babysitter.

Also, someone has stabbed Magnus with a strange magical weapon and the wound is glowing, so they have that to worry about too.

Fortunately, their backup consists of Clary, Jace, Isabelle, and newly minted Shadowhunter Simon. In Shanghai, they learn that a much darker threat awaits them. Magnus’s magic is growing unstable, and if they can’t stop the demons flooding into the city, they might have to follow them all the way back to the source—to the very realm of the dead. Can they stop the threat to the world? Will they make it back home before their kid completely wears out Alec’s mom? 

It was perfect. 
I have all the feels.

  1. Wendigo Forest – C.A. King
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Myths—legends—stories—they all amounted to one thing: half-truths. Through evolution things changed. Revealing false information became a profession trusted only to a select few. Sometimes, however, the unknown preferred anonymity.

The Fawns researched the unusual on a daily basis. That didn’t mean everyone in the family was happy with the lifestyle. Scars came in a number of varieties and Clara Fawn carried them all, visible or not. No one ever questioned them or her before. That was about to change…

Somewhere along the line, moving became as common as Sunday night dinner. Some bites were good, others not quite as palatable. Their new hometown overflowed with strange myths. Not waiting to hear them before entering the woods was the last mistake any of them would make. 

The Wendigo were out there, waiting…

I really enjoyed this book, it pulled me in from the start and it kept me reading throughout I didn’t find myself getting bored or anything. I really liked the characters and thought they were well developed rather than be supporting 1 sided characters they were really well rounded. I loved the little short novella and I’d be interested to read more of C.A. King’s writing. But yes really thoroughly enjoyed the story!

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