This week, the pairing matches up a little better. Both books I'm sharing with you today are contemporary, clean romances. One is a full-sized romance novel. The other is a bit shorter. Read on and see what you think.
You may have noticed the change in the title from the number of weeks to the number of days. It was confusing me, so I thought it might confuse you, Dear Reader. Thanks for coming back to see what I've been prepping this week.
I told you, Dear Readers, to expect something unusual. Please don't be afraid by the phrase 'odd couple', though. These books together are an odd couple, rather than being about odd couples. :) Read on to see what I mean.
October is speeding by faster than I could ever have dreamed. We haven't done much of anything it seems, but I'm still so busy I can hardly keep up. I haven't gotten as much planning done as I'd hoped and to find myself already at the mid-month point is, to be frank, quite frustrating. How did I do all this planning before? How did I manage to fill my schedule to this level which makes it almost impossible to do anything but minimal planning which amounts to a bare-bones sketch? To be honest, I don't hold out much hope for success in this coming Nanowrimo. I'm going to try, though.
Enough worry! On with the challenge responses!
Welcome back, Dear Readers! This week, I'm sharing my reviews of two Regency romance books by Emma V. Leech. They are both from the same series, "Rogues & Gentlemen", which is quite an extensive set. I've read books one and eleven and I know the numbers go higher. To see what I thought of them, read on.
I'm so happy to be able to share with you my responses to the challenge I accepted this month. I hope you'll enjoy them and keep coming back to see more. If you haven't yet signed up for my newsletter, please consider doing so. I'm preparing a short story to share with my subscribers. If not in the November newsletter then most certainly in the December edition. I'm really looking forward to that.
On with the challenge!
I was really happy with these two books. I enjoyed the plot and most of the action in both. Read on to check out my reviews.
I realized yesterday that I'd forgotten to create another newsletter for my subscribers. So for them, I'll have a freebie ready next month. A decent freebie for an author this time...a short story. While I hope it will be clear and concise, free from typos and grammatical errors, I can't make any promises since I'll be editing it myself. But know that I will do my utmost to create a story you will be likely to enjoy.
OK. On with the challenge responses!
This week, I'm sharing a couple of clean contemporary romance novels with you. One is a fairytale retelling. The other throws a little mystery/suspense in with the romance. Both were short books you could cozy up with for a night or weekend, even though it took me a little while to read 'The Popcorn Prince.'
Book Review: The Popcorn Prince byJohanna Evelyn
The Popcorn Prince by Johanna Evelyn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This was a good book. I was a bit dismayed by some of the circumstances but the author handled this fairly well. I liked the rich environment and the characters were fun. It's a great "cozy up on a rainy day" book. I'd recommend it to anyone who enjoys modern day fairytales and clean romance.
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Wow! This might be my shortest review yet. :/ I doubt it was very helpful to the author but I hope it was encouraging for her to read it.
Book Review: Illegal Procedure (aka Protected by the Quarterback) by Christine Kersey
Illegal Procedure by Christine Kersey
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Clean romance with a hint of suspense
I'm really torn about my rating but I think 3 stars is best. I found the characters likeable enough. The setting was easy to picture from the wording.
The MCs did seem to go back and forth a long time on the trust issue. If that was such a big deal, the bulk of the story seems implausible. Another thing that kinda bothered me was how the single word 'hot' was used to describe the hero. Did the heroine really have such a limited vocabulary? She didn't seem that dull to me. And the word 'jetison' while being a fabulous word, just seemed out of place. Was the hero a fan of scifi?
I like how the story ended, though. And I have to say the fact that it was a clean read helped me get through the whole book much easier.
I'd recommend this to someone looking for a quick,clean, contemporary romance read to kill time or meet reading goals.
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I did like both stories. I think I was just hoping for a bit more in each one, especially in the second one.
Thanks for taking the time to read these reviews. I sometimes wonder how many of these authors really are hiring editors because the amount of typos can be really high, even in books put out by publishing houses.
Well, technically, it's already here. I'll be spending a lot of time this month on prepping for Nano in November. You can expect my Friday posts to reflect that during the whole month.
I'm preparing another Indie Author Interview. I'm super excited as this lady is my friend and one of my writing group buddies. I hope you'll stick around to learn more about her and her writing. That's coming in November so stay tuned!
Until next time...
Melody Kittles writes fantasy fiction under the name Robin McElveen. She loves God, her family, the arts, a warm cup of coffee or tea, visiting friends, and collecting coffee & Pusheen items.
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