For What It's Worth

Monday, June 24, 2019

My Monday Musings...



I was on a roll last week with blogging – 4 posts!

Of course that means I burned bright and don’t have anything for this week lol

So here’s a little recap of what I read and what I’m reading now and have coming up.

READ:

American Dreamer (Dreamers #1) by Adriana Herrera – narrated by Sean Crisden ~ Goodreads

Olivia from Olivia’s Catastrophe reviewed book #2 in the Dreamers series – American Fairytale. It sounded like my kind of romance so I checked the library and they had the series on audio so I decided to start with book #1 and it’s fantastic!

This was a multi-cultural, interracial, M/M romance that did such a beautiful job of bringing these men together while giving them fulfilling jobs (a food cart owner & a librarian) friends and (in Ernesto’s case) family.

The conflicts added just the right amount of tension and the story really allowed us to see how the couple functions when things aren’t going right.

So many romances are just – we’re in love! – and that’s enough. Nesto and Jude had a few rough patches and had to find ways to communicate better.

Also, Nesto screwed up real bad but gave good grovel 😉I plan on continuing with this series and on audio. Sean Crisden’s narration was perfection for me, a very picky audio-book listener, especially with romances.

READING:


Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young ~ Goodreads

“Part Wonder Woman, part Vikings – and all heart.”

I’ve had this arc for a year but I just started it on audio. It has mixed reviews but it’s action packed and fun so far.








Courting Darkness (Courting Darkness Duology #1) by Robin LaFevers ~ Goodreads

I started this a few weeks ago but haven’t gotten very far. No reason – what I've read is good – just getting distracted by other things. This book is a honker and I don’t want to start reading again until I have time to really make a dent.







UPCOMING:

A Small Zombie Problem by K.G. Campbell ~ Goodreads

I don’t do a lot of book tours these days but this offer came up last week and it sounds too adorable!

I’ll be reading it soon and posting a review on July 8th.








What are you reading this week?

15 comments:

  1. I have been hearing tons of great things about the Dreamers series. I have to give the series a look, when things slow down

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    1. I'm glad I started with book #1 - to get to know the group of guys first - because their friendships are amazing. And it does set up book #2.

      Does reading ever slow down??? lol

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  2. Is that last one MG? It looks cute :D

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    1. It is! I guess it's by a popular children's author but this is his first MG.

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  3. I definitely want to try Sky in the Deep on audio. Going to add it to my hold list now...

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  4. I do need that LaFevers book. Looks like some good ones.

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    1. Do you have it Melissa?? I can send it your way.

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  5. I'm just finishing a political non fiction book and tonight I'll be starting White Pointer, another shark horror!

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  6. A Small Zombie Problem looks SO cute, and I need to check out American Dreamer now. I like when romance has realistic problems, etc. and it's not lovey-dovey the whole time.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Doesn't it?? I couldn't resist!

      You will LOVE the Dreamer series.

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  7. I am SO happy to see that you enjoyed American Dreamers just as much as I did! It only gets better in book 2 and I hope you love that one as well :) Happy reading x

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    1. I'm loving book #2! I'm so glad I read your review for it and started at book #1.

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  8. American Dreamer! I've heard such good things about that book so glad you enjoyed it. I've read a few good things about that and I can't wait to read it too.

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