Wednesday 19 June 2024

Mr.Darcy´s Matchmaker by Summer Hanford


By: Summer Hanford


Narrated by: Ruth Urquhart


Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins


Published: June 11th 2024 by Tantor Audio


Pride and prejudice variation /to review






This was Anne´s book and she is very misunderstood, but here she shows her clear colors. She is trying to be meek for her mother, but her mind is plotting.




Darcy was, well, he really is proud, and so is Lizzy. This book shows some of their worst qualities and hey they belong together. They are good people, they just need to stop and care for others too.




I really like how Kitty comes across here and her romance made me all awwww.




And Anne finally finds someone to care for too.




The unlikable are still Miss Bingley and Mrs De Bourgh. Ugh, horrible people.




A fun variation where Anne takes control over the destiny.




And narrated by the fantastic Ruth Urqhart. She is awesome and I always enjoy her books






When the woman he loves refuses him, Darcy will get help winning her back . . . whether he wants it or not.




Fitzwilliam Darcy is a great many things. Wealthy. Handsome. Respectable. But what he is not, is skilled at charming Elizabeth Bennet. When she refuses his offer of marriage and breaks his heart, an organ she doesn’t believe he possesses, he has no notion of how to win her back.




Fortunately for him, his scheming relation, Miss Anne de Bourgh, is more than willing to help. It doesn’t matter to Anne that Darcy doesn’t want her assistance. She learned from the best, namely her mother, that people don’t know what’s good for them until you tell them.




Mr. Darcy’s Matchmaker is a sweet, lighthearted Pride & Prejudice Variation. Read on to discover if Miss de Bourgh can help Mr. Darcy win the woman he loves, and how much trouble she’ll cause trying.


Tuesday 18 June 2024

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6/18/2024 Share some LGBTQ-character books you've recently enjoyed.




Ok, so yes one is a monster, but she identifies as female (I forget, where there even male monsters?) But their way to romance is so much more.




Nazemian writes beautiful stories. In this one a gay teen travels to Iran and learns something more about his family. 



Another fantasy one. Such a good book, and it deals with so much more, like magical slavery.



Shout out to this one too













6/25/2024 Mid-Year Check-In: What books have you loved so far in 2024?




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Monday 17 June 2024

Carole´s Monday: Victoria and Abdul


Title:
Victoria & Abdul
Length: 1 hr, 51 mins
Released: 2017
Genre:  Biography, Drama 
Rating: PG-13
Where I Got It: Netflix



SUMMARY:
Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.



REVIEW:
Been meaning to watch this for forever. I had it on my To-Watch list for years methinks. I needed something different and...light. So here we go. 

This is the story of Victoria and Abdul. They strike up unlikely friendship. Victoria is queen of the British Empire and Empress of India. Abdul is poor Indian clerk who was selected to present the queen a ceremonial coin. 

This was very sweet. Victoria was so ready to just die. Enter in the adorable and kind Abdul to give her a 2nd wind in life. He was happy to impart some knowledge and become her teacher. Simply loved their innocent friendship. 

Bertie and the majority of the staff were gigantic babies and fools. So jealous. So racist. 

I did end up adoring Mohammed! His speech to Bertie and the others had me cheering. Good on you friend. 

The cast was fantastic. The script great. The story fun.

Oooh that ending. It had me in tears. 

All-in-all, I really adored this movie. I loved learning about Abdul and seeing their friendship grow. Def 100% recommend it. 5 stars from me. 


ONE WORD SUMMARY: Charming







Friday 14 June 2024

Legends and Lattes


Series: Legends & Lattes (#1)


This edition: 312 pages, Paperback


Published: November 10, 2022 by Tor


Fantasy/own





It was good, and I would read more, but I just got this feeling that I did not love it as much as others did. Maybe it was just too cozy for me. It was sweet, nothing truly evil happened. No blood or gore. Just a cozy fantasy about an orc named Viv who wants to start a coffee place. Not to mention that coffee is new to people and beings there.




And as she finds a place, renovates, finds new friends, a succubi employee, life goes on.




There is some danger as someone wants something she has. But other than that it is mostly about her starting this café and making it a success.




And I do love worlds, but here we are stuck at the café. But hey do not get me wrong, it was fun adn sweet. just not that exciting






After decades of adventuring, Viv the orc barbarian is finally hanging up her sword for good. Now she sets her sights on a new dream – for she plans to open the first coffee shop in the city of Thune. Even though no one there knows what coffee actually is.




If Viv wants to put the past behind her, she can’t go it alone. And help might arrive from unexpected quarters. Yet old rivals and new stand in the way of success. And Thune’s shady underbelly could make it all too easy for Viv to take up the blade once more.




But the true reward of the uncharted path is the travellers you meet along the way. Whether bound by ancient magic, delicious pastries or a freshly brewed cup, they may become something deeper than Viv ever could have imagined.



Wednesday 12 June 2024

Audio: Even better than the real thing by Melanie Summers

A spoiler is coming in tiny text cos I can not make thee text work today



Narrated by: Aria Holland, Dan Calley


Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins


Release date: 05-28-24 by Tantor Audio


Contemporary romance/to review




I had some issues with the premise, because it seemed rather ridiculous. Not the whole fake wife thing, nope, totally behind that. But the whole, "your father died, if you are not married within a week you loose the title." Wow, hold up. He needs to be married to gain the title and the land? That is stupid, his dad could have died when he was 10! Also why the F does everyone get their panties in a twist when he does get married!? He HAS TO. These people drag him to the house of Lords for his fake marriage. HELLO! No one said the marriage had to be real. Also even if he is not the right one, his right should pass to his kid. Like what is this.




So he gives up the title in the end to save her, which just means everyone thinks she is a gold digger. Also why is the press so after her? Who gives an f? I would sue that guy for slander. Second he gave it up and they lived happily ever after. No no. Screw that. Make his family hurt.




Right, rant over.  Man needs a fake wife, she needs to study paintings. They begin a fake marriage, they fall in love, duh. He does not believe in marriage or kids so they have to work through that. And an evil gossip guy writing horrid pieces about her.




Her family is pretty horrid too. No idea why she even likes them. I do not.




Her friend seemed solid, as did his. Some good people in this world.




Good narration.




He's the heir to a fortune. He’s my aloof, intimidating, insanely handsome boss. And he just asked me to marry him.
Hayden Stuart is the quintessential English lord. He went to the most exclusive private schools. He hangs out with royals and other richy rich A-listers. His summer home is a castle.

Whereas I grew up on a peanut farm in Georgia.

When the spit hits the fan for Hayden, he asks me to be his wife. He makes it very clear to me that this is all for show.

Totally temporary.

Business only.

This is not a fake husband with benefits situation.

Of course I say yes.

Who wouldn’t want to live in a castle and have a staff take care of your every need? This is Beauty and the Beast, complete with the freaking library. Only Hayden’s crazy hot and knows how to eat soup without slurping it all over the place.

The problem is, the more time I spend pretending to be Hayden’s wife, the more desperate I feel to believe the lie.

And it’s not just about the castle.

It’s about the man.


Tuesday 11 June 2024

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6/11/2024 Have your reading interests changed over time?




I mean yes of course. I did read all those horse books when I was younger, and then very early on I went on to crime and thrillers. Yes it was a rather quick change. My library did not have a lot of YA books. At the same time since 10 I was also very into harlequin books. All that romance.




And then I found UF and PNR, like whaat. I had dipped my toe into some YA before that, but not like that. New world, a new English world, and I did not look back.



In the end what has stayed with me is fantasy and romance. Always and forever






6/18/2024 Share some LGBTQ-character books you've recently enjoyed.

6/25/2024 Mid-Year Check-In: What books have you loved so far in 2024?




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Monday 10 June 2024

Carole´s Monday: Wanderlust


Author: Lauren Blakely
Narrator: Richard Armitage, Grace Grant
Title: Wanderlust
Series: From Paris with Love #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Chick Lit
Format: Audiobook
Published: March 20, 2018
Where I got It: Audible

Summary: 
My bags are packed and I'm ready to go. All I have to do is board a plane, and I'll be on my way to fulfilling a promise I made long ago. Bonus points -- my last week in Paris looks to be even better when I meet a gorgeous, clever American woman and make plans to take her back to my flat that night.

But before we can get together for what would surely be a fantastic final fling, my boss hits me with a double whammy. My previous client didn't pay, so there's no trip, and the new client I now desperately need is none other than the tempting American I'm about to take home.

Have I mentioned this timing bloody sucks?

***

I'll admit it -- I have a big weakness for a hot British accent. As in, they make me swoon, sigh, and want to toss my panties. Good thing I can avoid that kind of temptation in Paris. So it's just my luck that the man who's the key to success in my new job is the man whose voice makes me melt. Oh, and we have to spend all our days together for work.

Thanks a lot, fate.

To top it off, I quickly learn he's witty, kind and has a heart and mind I'm falling for fast.

All I have to do is resist him every single freaking day. That's so easy. Not.

But then I learn that's nothing compared to the real hurdle we face.

What could go wrong with falling in love in Paris? Nearly everything, it seems...


Review:
I was scrolling through some of the books Richard Armitage has narrated because...why not? And then I seen this and I have previously enjoyed some works by this author. I've also heard Grace Grant's narration before sooooo it all seemed like I had to give it a go. Plus...Paris? Yas. 

Joy and Griffin are two people who find themselves in the city of love. Joy is an American gal who is given a chance to work in Paris for a while and she jumps at the chance especially after a break up that drained her emotionally. Griffin interpreter who is living for his late brother. He has a list of things to accomplish in honor of his brother and he doesn't have time for love. Lust...sure...but love? Nope. The two are paired with each other and it is lust at first sight. 

*swoon* I simply adored Griffin. Yes, his British accent is to die for BUT he is so sweet and smart and just plain dreamy. He can speak so many languages and wants to travel the world. 

Joy was a joy and she was perfect for Griffin. She is smart and sassy. I loved that she is a Chemist. Yayy for women in STEM! I don't have the head for it but it makes me excited seeing women take on the field. 

There are some deep parts when they dive into their pasts. However the angst level is low and the drama is low. Which yayy! Don't get me wrong...I love some good drama, but this was what I needed at the moment. Main issues were 1) Griffin was worried they would get in trouble and 2) He wants to travel the world and she has a steady career...how will that work? Both issues are non-issues and that was lovely. 

The narration was flawless! Being the biased person I am....I simply loved the male POV because RA is a dreamboat and his voice is beautiful. Even his female voices work. Plus all the accents he can do? Lovely. Our female narrator was great too. They worked well together and brought their characters and story to life. 

All-in-all, I really adored this book. Great narrators. Fun story. Beautiful location. Low drama. Steamy??? Yes 100%. If you are looking for a book to lay by the pool and listen to...this is a great summer read. :D 5 stars from me. 


ONE WORD SUMMARY: Swoon-worthy 






Challenge(s):
- Audiobook #25
- Romance Reading Challenge #16 (STEM/Bluestocking)


Friday 7 June 2024

Audio: There´s something about Sweetie


By: Sandhya Menon


Narrated by: Vikas Adam, Soneela Nankani


Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins


May 14, 2019 by Simon & Schuster Audio


Series; Dimple and Rishi (#2)


YA romance/bookbeat.fi






Oh you know, I looked for books by my favorite narrator and came across this one. I listened to Dimple years ago and really liked it. And now they had this one so I gave it a go.




Sweetie weighs too much in other people´s eyes. Her mother is always on her case and even if she is one of the fastest runners in the state then people always get stuck on her weight.




Ashish is always compared to his older brother. He had a bad breakup and now he is drifting.




His parents set him up with Sweetie. After some drama they go on parent ordered dates and fall in love. But there is some drama to get over first.




Sweet story. Family, culture and seeing past what others think.




Two narrators. I do love Vikas Adam because he is just so pleasant listening too. And I always like Soneela´s narrating too.





Ashish Patel didn't know love could be so...sucky. After being dumped by his ex-girlfriend, his mojo goes AWOL. Even worse, his parents are annoyingly, smugly confident they could find him a better match. So, in a moment of weakness, Ash challenges them to set him up. The Patels insist that Ashish date an Indian-American girl--under contract. Per subclause 1(a), he'll be taking his date on "fun" excursions like visiting the Hindu temple and his eccentric Gita Auntie. Kill him now. How is this ever going to work? Sweetie Nair is many things: a formidable track athlete who can outrun most people in California, a loyal friend, a shower-singing champion. Oh, and she's also fat. To Sweetie's traditional parents, this last detail is the kiss of death. Sweetie loves her parents, but she's so tired of being told she's lacking because she's fat. She decides it's time to kick off the Sassy Sweetie Project, where she'll show the world (and herself) what she's really made of. Ashish and Sweetie both have something to prove. But with each date they realize there's an unexpected magic growing between them. Can they find their true selves without losing each other?





Wednesday 5 June 2024

Carole´s Wednesday: Magic shifts

 


Author: Ilona Andrews
Title: Magic Shifts
Series: Kate Daniels #8
Genre: UF, Paranormal Romance
Format: ebook
Pages: 386
Published: August 4, 2015
Where I Got It: Library


Summary: 
After breaking from life with the Pack, mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate—former Beast Lord Curran Lennart—are adjusting to a very different pace. While they’re thrilled to escape all the infighting, Curran misses the constant challenges of leading the shapeshifters.

So when the Pack offers him its stake in the Mercenary Guild, Curran seizes the opportunity—too bad the Guild wants nothing to do with him and Kate. Luckily, as a veteran merc, Kate can take over any of the Guild’s unfinished jobs in order to bring in money and build their reputation. But what Kate and Curran don’t realize is that the odd jobs they’ve been working are all connected.

An ancient enemy has arisen, and Kate and Curran are the only ones who can stop it—before it takes their city apart piece by piece…


Review:
After the last book I had to take a mini break from the series. Lots of things happened and it made me sad. BUT I'm back again chipping away. 

Here we have Kate Curran who have stepped away from the Pack to find some peace and quiet from the infighting and drama. However, this pace is too slow and Curran misses the constant challenges so when the Pack offers him its stake in the Mercenary Guild, he takes the offer gladly. The Guild isn't happy, but Kate is a veteran merc so she helps them by taking unfinished jobs in order to bring in some money and rebuild their reputation. The odd jobs are oddly connected and now an ancient enemy has arisen. 

Ooooh Kate....oooo Curran. I get they like the drama and the fighting and etc...but please take a break. They got a mini one but now they are back at it and of course those "odd" unfinished jobs are all connected. Trouble seems to follow them no matter what they do. 

I ended up doing the ebook version for this one since the audio was not available at my library which I was nervous about because I have fallen in love with the narrator doing the story. Which I could def hear her voice in my head in some areas. Audio is superior, but the ebook was good still. 

The parts with Roland are weird to me. I get that she has to play nice-ish with him since there is no way she can win....but it's weird. For a dude that wanted her dead all her life he is all of a sudden into her life and etc. A part near the end makes sense, but IDK. Seems weird. 

It was nice seeing Kate and Curran side-by-side fighting. There are so many past ones where he isn't there much. So maybe them being out of the Pack won't suck (yes I was worried it would take an element away). 

But yes. This was fun. A good baddie that made me slightly nervous and fighting and fun side characters. 

All-in-all, I enjoyed this one even as an ebook instead of the audio. Nice baddie. Lots of drama and fighting. Roland is an evil SOB but it worries me how nice he's being to them. We'll see what happens in book 9. I'll give this 4 stars. 





ONE WORD SUMMARY: Good




Challenge(s):
-  Library Love #12




Tuesday 4 June 2024

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6/4/2024 What outdoor activities do you like to do in the spring/summer?




I do love to bike, but last Fall my bike sort of fell apart. Booo, and it seems difficult to fix. I do want a new one and in the mean time I have this old crappy spare one where like half is broken but you can still bike.




I love walks in the woods, but hell to that now. We went into summer early enough for every mosquito to awaken, surely ticks and then the hellbeasts that are deerflies come. I will wait for frost thank you.




Just to be outside and enjoy the warmth before another 6 month winter





6/11/2024 Have your reading interests changed over time?

6/18/2024 Share some LGBTQ-character books you've recently enjoyed.

6/25/2024 Mid-Year Check-In: What books have you loved so far in 2024?




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Monday 3 June 2024

Best of May





June! Halfway there! Here are our bests of last month!


Best Book of the Month:

"Fun and different!"



Carole -    Book Lovers by Emily Henry           
"So refreshing and fun."










Best Movie of the Month:

"Better than I expected! Suprising!"




"Best movie!"







Best TV show of the Month:


Blodeuedd - Monk (season 5)
"Yup still watching Monk!"





"Eeeee! More please!!!!!"






Best Cover of the Month:


C's favorite: Kitty and books!

B's favorite: A bit different!






Wednesday 29 May 2024

Audio: Dreadful by Caitlin Rozakis


By: Caitlin Rozakis


Narrated by: Keval Shah


Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins


Release date: 05-28-24 by Tantor Audio


Fantasy / to review





Another fantasy book that I do not quite know what to make of. Delightful, funny, dreadful. A really great book.




A man wakes up, dang! Worst place to be, some evil wizard lair. Double damn, he is the evil wizard. Ok, yes, I love that concept. Absolutely love it. So Gav is trying to get the feel of things. But people are trying to kill him, he is involved in an evil plan, there is a princess in a cell, and goblins running around. Also Gav is not keen on this whole "evil" concept.




Oh Gav, I mean I loved him. He was all, nope, evil sounds shitty, I want to try something else. Is he doing well? Absolutely not.




And the castle is a mess. The village outside is a mess. And there are plans, and knights running around. A hilarious tale




Great narration. From evil wizards, to townsfolk to goblins. He does it well and he kept me entertained.





A sharp-witted, debut high fantasy farce featuring killer moat squid, toxic masculinity, evil wizards, and a garlic festival-all at once.




It's bad enough waking up in a half-destroyed evil wizard's workshop with no eyebrows, no memories, and no idea how long you have before the Dread Lord Whomever shows up to murder you horribly and then turn your skull into a goblet or something.




It's a lot worse when you realize that Dread Lord Whomever is . . . you.




Gav isn't really sure how he ended up with a castle full of goblins, or why he has a princess locked in a cell. All he can do is play along with his own evil plan in hopes of getting his memories back before he gets himself killed.




But as he realizes that nothing-from the incredibly tasteless cloak adorned with flames to the aforementioned princess-is quite what it seems, Gav must face up to all the things the Dread Lord Gavrax has done. And he'll have to answer the hardest question of all-who does he want to be?




A high fantasy farce featuring killer moat squid, toxic masculinity, an evil wizard convocation, and a garlic festival. All at once. All in all, Dread Lord Gavrax has had better weeks.




Tuesday 28 May 2024

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5/28/2024 Which books are you looking forward to reading this Summer? (Jun-Aug)





Oh you know me. First of all, I have NO clue what is coming when. I still plan to read my own damn TBR. I confess, not a lot has happened there. I have my job cut out for me




6/4/2024 What outdoor activities do you like to do in the spring/summer?

6/11/2024 Have your reading interests changed over time?

6/18/2024 Share some LGBTQ-character books you've recently enjoyed.

6/25/2024 Mid-Year Check-In: What books have you loved so far in 2024?




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Monday 27 May 2024

Carole´s Monday: Booklovers by Emily Henry


Author: Emily Henry
Title: Book Lovers
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Chick Lit
Format: Paperback
Pages: 377
Published: May 3, 2022
Where I Got It: My shelf (Xmas gift)


Summary: 
One summer. Two rivals. A plot twist they didn't see coming...

Nora is a cut-throat literary agent at the top of her game. Her whole life is books.

Charlie is an editor with a gift for creating bestsellers. And he's Nora's work nemesis.

Nora has been through enough break-ups to know she's the woman men date before they find their happy-ever-after. That's why Nora's sister has persuaded her to swap her desk in the city for a month's holiday in Sunshine Falls, North Carolina. It's a small town straight out of a romance novel, but instead of meeting sexy lumberjacks, handsome doctors or cute bartenders, Nora keeps bumping into...Charlie.

She's no heroine. He's no hero. So can they take a page out of an entirely different book?


Review:
Got this as a giftie at Xmas and I was waiting for warm weather to read it. Look at that cover! Def a spring/summer book. 

We have two rivals. One is Nora who is a cut-throat literary agent. The other is Charlie who is an editor with a gift for creating bestsellers. The two find themselves in a small town for the summer. Nora is there to get-away with her very pregnant sister. And Charlie is there to help his family. They keep bumping into each other and maybe, just maybe, love will blossom. 

What I love about this book most is that Nora and Charlie are both the archetype characters who are ALWAYS dumped for the local hottie in a small-town. This is the romance for those characters who aren't evil or bad....but city folk who loves the city and their jobs. I simply LOVED this trope. Such a refreshing thing to read. 

Love Nora. Love Charlie. They are perfect for each other, but like lots of stories....it takes a cute small town for them to stop and smell the roses and fall in love. CUTEEEEEEE!

This book took me a while to read. It was like a dry, strong wine. Tasty, but best in small sips. There is a lot at play here and Nora has a LOT of demons to work out before she can get her well-deserved HEA. Charlie also has some stuff to work out as well. I loved watching them go from enemies, to friends, to lovers. It was well-done.

OOOO the banter was great!

That ending had me teary-eyed. And I literally "AWWWWED" so loud that it woke the puppy up from his nap. Whoopsies. 

All-in-all, this was a gem. I really, really enjoyed it. I had to take small baby sips so it took me a while to finish it, but not all books are races. Great characters. Great town. And lots and lots of book references. This is perfect for book-lovers who love love. 5 stars. 


ONE WORD SUMMARY: Refreshing





Challenge(s):
- Romance Reading Challenge #15 (Waterfront on cover)



Saturday 25 May 2024

A Lady´s guide to fortunehunting by Sophie Irwin

By: Sophie Irwin


Narrated by: Eleanor Tomlinson


Series: A Lady's Guide, Book 1


Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins


Release date: 12-05-22 by Harper Collins


Storytel.fi/historical romance





This one was fun. It was def more Austen then your traditional historical romance. Those usually go meeting-drama- lusty times-drama- lust. While here it was more an Austen adventure, and I really enjoyed that.




Kitty has 3 months and then they are out on the street. She has 4 sisters and as of now, no prospects. She takes matters into her own hands, goes to find a friend of her mother, and launches herself into the pre season. Hunting for a good match. Not too low, not too high. 




Sure she is a pure mercenary, but she does it for the love of her sisters. I can respect that.




But as always, someone is watching and does not want a mercenary into their family. But hey I totally got Lord Radcliff too, he saw her for what she was.




Just a really good time. Fun, cute, some danger, blackmail, good times indeed. I will definitely  be reading more.




Great narration too. At times though some voices blended into each other, but it did not take away from my enjoyment







The season is about to begin—and there’s not a minute to lose…


Kitty Talbot needs a fortune.


Or rather, she needs a husband who has a fortune. This is 1818 after all, and only men have the privilege of seeking their own riches.


With just 12 weeks until Kitty and her sisters are made homeless, launching herself into London society is the only avenue open to her. And Kitty must use every ounce of cunning and ingenuity she possesses to climb the ranks.


The only one to see through her plans is the worldly Lord Radcliffe, and he is determined to thwart her at any cost.


Can Kitty secure a fortune and save her sisters from poverty? There is not a day to lose and no-one—not even a Lord—will stand in her way…


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