The Sunday Post

The Sunday Post #18: Same Old, Same Old

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 

Hi everyone! I’m having a hard time believing this week happened. You know how you have those weeks where you’re just weirded out by them passing? That was my week. I had a few excitements, mainly because me and Cam had our regular video game evenings. Then my dog decided it would be really interesting to freak me out for the past two days with weird bleeding. It’s nothing bad, I think he just broke the skin or something and the bleeding stopped almost immediately, but it’s like… he’s been too good lately, you know? It’s weird. The vet told us to keep him under observation and that if it happens again to go to him. I swear he’ll soon give us a ribbon for “World’s Most Anxious Dog Owners”. Other than that…

Oh! I had my group orientation session at the course and it was interesting. I’m actually miffed it was only one meeting, it would have been amazing to have more meetings than that, because the teacher actually had useful tips for us. 

I’m also close to finishing my last Mariana Zapata book and I… I’ve no idea what I’m going to do with myself now. Anyway. Let’s get on with what went on this week shall we?

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Book Review: Gifting Me To His Best Friend by Katee Robert

Book Review: Gifting Me To His Best Friend by Katee Robert

Gifting Me To His Best Friend by Katee RobertAuthor: Katee Robert
Series: A Touch of Taboo #2
Audience: +18
Genre: Erotic Romance, Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Trinkets and Tales LLC
Release Date: July 30th 2020
My Rating: 5 Cups
Source: My Copy
Blurb (from Goodreads):

This Christmas, my husband is going with an unconventional gift for his best friend.

Me.

It’s only supposed to be for one night… But one night becomes two, becomes our entire vacation. There are no rules except the ones we make, and sharing me brings both Derek and Grayson closer than any of us could have imagined.

This year, what happens in our bedroom will put all three of us on Santa’s Naughty List.

*Sword-cross guarantee*

I’ve been a fan of Katee Robert ever since I discovered her on the Read Me Romance podcast two years ago and I’m slowly going through her works. If you’re in her author group, she shares frequent updates from her projects, and one such project was Gifting Me To His Best Friend. I was intrigued by it ever since it was just a work in progress, so when Katee put it up on sale for Christmas I decided to take advantage of the sale right away. I expected hot, steamy sexual adventures, which I totally got, but I also found some very powerful sex-positive messages that I still think about weeks after I read this book.

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Book Review: Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

Book Review: Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

Romanging Mister Bridgerton by Julia QuinnAuthor: Julia Quinn
Series: Bridgertons #4
Audience: +18
Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: Avon
Release Date: First published July 1st 2002
My Rating: 4.5 Cups
Source: My Copy
Blurb (from Goodreads):

Everyone knows that Colin Bridgerton is the most charming man in London. Penelope Featherington has secretly adored her best friend’s brother for…well, it feels like forever. After half a lifetime of watching Colin Bridgerton from afar, she thinks she knows everything about him, until she stumbles across his deepest secret…and fears she doesn’t know him at all.

Colin Bridgerton is tired of being thought nothing but an empty-headed charmer, tired of everyone’s preoccupation with the notorious gossip columnist Lady Whistledown, who can’t seem to publish an edition without mentioning him in the first paragraph. But when Colin returns to London from a trip abroad he discovers nothing in his life is quite the same – especially Penelope Featherington! The girl haunting his dreams. But when he discovers that Penelope has secrets of her own, this elusive bachelor must decide…is she his biggest threat – or his promise of a happy ending?

My reading of the Bridgerton continues, this time with Colin’s book. Going into this book I knew there were a few things that I wanted to see, the most important one being Colin groveling. Because this poor man said something in the previous book that I myself haven’t gotten over, something that unfortunately Penelope heard. Did he grovel? Did she forget about it? Let me tell you all about it.

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The Sunday Post

The Sunday Post #17

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 

Hey everyone! Happy Sunday!!! This week was…rather normal? Except for.. oh you know… a little political crisis here in Italy, but we won’t talk about that! We’re ignoring all of that… mess.

Good news! I heard back from the course coordinators and they’re trying to move around some pieces to get the internships started. I am a bit confused why the option of remote working is still frowned upon, since…you know.. work is work, no matter where you’re at when you’re doing it. My aunt, who’s a doctor, is keeping us updated on everything concerning the vaccine, and hopefully we’ll also hear back from our own family medicine doctor about when we can get vaccinated. So it kind of seems like life is slowly getting back on track? Let’s not jinx it though. Let’s dive more into this week, shall we?

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Then Came You by Lisa Kleypas

Book Review: Then Came You by Lisa Kleypas

Then Came You by Lisa KleypasAuthor: Lisa Kleypas
Series: The Gamblers of Craven’s #1
Audience: +18
Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: Avon
Release Date: First published June 1st 1993
My Rating: 5 Cups
Source: My Copy
Blurb (from Goodreads):

She thought her heart was safe, but …

Reckless, wild, and beautiful, Lily Lawson delights in shocking proper London society—and now she is determined to rescue her sister from an unwanted impending marriage to the notorious Alex, Lord Raiford, by fair means or foul. But while she succeeds outrageously, Alex is a master gamesman who is not to be undone.

Alex has lost one bride, yet he is enchanted by this remarkable lady who is willing to break any rule to flaunt her independence. When Lily offers him only scorn, he counters with kindness, and he parries her blistering barbs with gentle words and a soft, tender touch. The spirited miss will pay dearly for her interference—with her body, her soul, and her stubborn, unyielding heart. But will Alex’s own heart be the prize to be won in this sensuous game of love?

I finally did it, guys. I’ve joined the ranks of people who are in love with Lisa Kleypas. In the past, I’ve read one other Lisa Kleypas book, but I will admit that it wasn’t until The Gamblers of Craven’s duology that I felt the need to own her entire collection of published works and just binge them. And it’s all because of Lawless Lily and starchy Alex. Let me tell you all about it, because I have many thoughts.

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Wednesday Chatter: I Tried Posting Every Day For A Month

Wednesday Chatter: I Tried Posting Every Day For A Month

Welcome everyone to the first discussion post of 2021!! I want to tell you a secret: I actually thought of this post during my second week of Blogmas. I truly did! So in some way, you can say I am coming to you from the past. I know, you’re all rolling your eyes at me being weird (at the time of writing this I am fresh off of noping out of one of my most anticipated shows of the winter season and I am miffed as hell). Anyway. Here’s something that I was thinking of while attempting to write all the posts I had in mind for Blogmas. Did I manage to do it? Did I fail miserably? Do I feel disappointed in myself for not having managed to do the full 31 days of Blogmas like I had initially planned, or was I rather relieved for not making it? Let me tell you all about it!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Books of 2020

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Books of 2020

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt was about goals and resolutions. Since I already made that post a few times already, I decided to do a past prompt that I missed, and that is Favorite Books of 2020. Because I read a mix of genres this year, I’ll split the list in two: top 5 adult books and top 5 YA books. Let’s get started!

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