Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Reading Adventures in May

Hello, dear readers! 

Let's not dally!  On to our sasstacular SARA Reading Adventures for May!

Reviews for Virginia Taylor's Dr No Commitment:
A mischievous romantic comedy, about a man who’s always run from love and the girl who just might catch him.Ally was warned about Rohan Sinclair when she first moved to town – and she is determined she won’t let this gorgeous, model-dating doctor distract her from being the best nurse she can be. Problem is, this bad boy just happens to live in the room next door . . .It’s hard enough to resist his persistent charm at home; almost impossible when they are thrown together at work . . . But a little innocent flirting never hurt anyone, right?  Wrong. Ally knows it’s a terrible idea to fall for a man who will never commit, but what if in every other way he’s her perfect guy?

"Hands down the best dialogue I’ve read in a book this year." - The Never Ending Bookshelf, Goodreads

"One of those books that read effortlessly and just wrap you up inside the plot and setting, pitting you right there beside the characters as you watch it all happen like a movie inside your mind . . . Witty, warm, and engaging - the perfect feel-good romance." - Zee Monodee, Goodreads

"This is a great book for summer nights – fun and flirty!" - Sam Still Reading, Goodreads

"This was a fabulous book. It not only kept me on my toes but it truly grasped the truth behind the insecurities between lovers. By keeping heated scenes it's top priority's, this book had swindled me into it's oh so tempting pages, and will soon lure you to crack this book's spine time and time again." - Evelyn Rookey, Goodreads

"AWESOME BOOK !!!! Just finished reading this book and all I can say is I couldn't put it down. It has everything I look for in a good book, romance, sex and some comedy. The love story between Rohan and Allison is hot and steamy and is worth taking the few hours to get to know them." - Annie Mallais, Goodreads

"An enormous novella with a no-nonsense heroine, a charming hero, some great one-liners, a refreshing medicine backdrop and best setting on the planet! Love how this story showcases our hometown. Well worth a read!" - Emmeline Lock, Goodreads.

Maggie Mundy has been reading JR Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood:

I decided to start reading the Black Dagger Brotherhood. I had read two books in the middle I had been given a long time ago but I have now finished book one and I am about half way through book two.

I love JR Wards writing. The men are kick ass and the women are tough. The story has a good subplots and great characters and the sex is hot. I have to say I get bored when the lesser who are the antagonists. It is a bit overwhelming trying to remember all the brothers but I am getting there.

Personally, I've been on reading rampage (again, ahem), and here's a quick list of the books I've rated four out of five stars or more - these are crackers!

The Zenith Trilogy (Its about rockstars, people!)The Sister Series - Leanne Davis
Attachments, Eleanor and Park, Fangirl - Rainbow Rowell (Rowell would be my favourite author of this particular bunch.  A new must-buy.)
Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss Series) - Stephanie Perkins
Marine for Hire - Tawna Fenske
Shadowfell Trilogy - Juliet Marillier
A Charm of Magpies Series - KJ Charles.  

So HARD to pick favourites, but these have stuck with me the most:

Attachments:  really clever, deep characters.

"Hi, I'm the guy who reads your e-mail, and also, I love you . . . "

Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner-Snyder know that somebody is monitoring their work e-mail. (Everybody in the newsroom knows. It's company policy.) But they can't quite bring themselves to take it seriously. They go on sending each other endless and endlessly hilarious e-mails, discussing every aspect of their personal lives.

Meanwhile, Lincoln O'Neill can't believe this is his job now- reading other people's e-mail. When he applied to be "internet security officer," he pictured himself building firewalls and crushing hackers- not writing up a report every time a sports reporter forwards a dirty joke.

When Lincoln comes across Beth's and Jennifer's messages, he knows he should turn them in. But he can't help being entertained-and captivated-by their stories.

By the time Lincoln realizes he's falling for Beth, it's way too late to introduce himself.

What would he say . . . ?


The Magpie Lord, first book in the Charm of Magpies series.  I found this really interesting.  I was always wanting more.  The m/m love story was charming.  

A lord in danger. A magician in turmoil. A snowball in hell.

A Charm of Magpies, Book 1

Exiled to China for twenty years, Lucien Vaudrey never planned to return to England. But with the mysterious deaths of his father and brother, it seems the new Lord Crane has inherited an earldom. He’s also inherited his family’s enemies. He needs magical assistance, fast. He doesn’t expect it to turn up angry.

Magician Stephen Day has good reason to hate Crane’s family. Unfortunately, it’s his job to deal with supernatural threats. Besides, the earl is unlike any aristocrat he’s ever met, with the tattoos, the attitude…and the way Crane seems determined to get him into bed. That’s definitely unusual.

Soon Stephen is falling hard for the worst possible man, at the worst possible time. But Crane’s dangerous appeal isn’t the only thing rendering Stephen powerless. Evil pervades the house, a web of plots is closing round Crane, and if Stephen can’t find a way through it—they’re both going to die. 

Warning: Contains hot m/m sex between a deeply inappropriate earl and a very confused magician, dark plots in a magical version of Victorian England, family values (not the good kind), and a lot of swearing.

Until next time, happy reading!


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