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August 2020

Two Rogues Make a Right


After reading A Gentleman Never Keeps Score, I jumped straight to the third novel in Cat Sebastian's Seducing the Sedgwicks series. This one was a little bit of a slower burn and at a couple points I just wanted to knock their heads together and yell, "Come on, lads, just bang already!" 

They did eventually (oops! spoiler alert!) and I did love how Martin Easterbrook's controlling aunt turns out to be far less wicked than he assumed. As an aunt myself, I tell you this is very often true.

Lucky Break


I finished this a few weeks ago and it's a light easy read. When the Clean Slate Ranch is shorthanded, Shawn Matthews is enlisted to help cook and finds himself bunked next to the sexiest cowboy he’s ever laid eyes on. But Shawn is the spitting image of former rodeo-star-turned-ranch-hand Robin's late husband, and it spooks the hell out of Robin. Sparks fly, though, as they do, and finding each other—and a second chance at love—may be the lucky break they both need.

There's a LOT of characters at Clean Slate ranch (this is #4 in a series that I haven't yet read) and it was a little hard to keep them all straight but the story in this book stands sufficiently alone to read without having read the first three.



I'm a fan of Jordan L. Hawk, and although I haven't finished the entire Whyborne & Griffin series, I jumped at this one, because a little bird told me there's tentacles in it and y'all know how I feel about tentacles! The tentacles haven't come out yet (heh!) but so far, I'm very much enjoying this tale of librarian Sebastian Rath and bookbinder Vesper Rune solving the mystery of Sebatian's friend's disappearance and just who (or what) is stalking Ves in the Ladysmith museum and library. 

Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage


We started listening to the audio version of Ernest Shackleton's incredible voyage across a thousand miles of ice and ocean at the Antarctic Circle on the way to Maine and lemme tell you, it is gripping. I am continually fascinated about people who undergo arduous journeys like this aborted trek to cross the continent of Antarctica or scale Mount Everest and nearly die in the attempt. What makes people do these kinds of crazy things?? I'm the kind of gal who much prefers listening to tales while drinking a hot toddy and working on a jigsaw puzzle in my vacation house.

There's a lot of 'will he stay, will he go?' angst in this one and less of the steamy sexy bits that I prefer, but I really like the characters and they feel very real, so I'm glad I got their closure. 

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