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Top 5 Tuesday: Romantic Reads

This week’s topic for Top 5 Tuesday is, as Shanah over at Bionic Book Worm informs us, is romantic reads. Well, as someone who doesn’t read romance novels, though doesn’t mind a novel with romance in it—choosing five novels might prove interest. Not to be deterred, here goes: DEEP DOWN DEAD — by Brit-author, Steph Broadribb, isn’t exactly a classic straightforward romance, but a large part of this one featuring MC, Lori Anderson—a bounty hunter—is centred on her relationship with JT, another Bounty Hunter, and the father of Lori’s daughter. These two relationships are integral to Lori’s motivation throughout the series. Far more powerful I would say than just an average, fluffy romance. A MAN CALLED OVE — by Fredrik Backman. Yes, I hear you, why am I adding this one? Because everything that Ove does from the start of this novel, right on through to the end, is all about the loss of his wife—the love of his life. So overwhelmed is he at trying to carry on without her that, for most of …

First Impressions Friday Monday

Yes, I know, Joe’s meme is usually done on a Friday, but hey, I only started reading THE LIAR, by Steve Cavanagh, yesterday. So this is now officially First Impressions Monday. IT TAKES ONE TO KNOW ONE… WHO IS DEADLIER … Leonard Howell’s worst nightmare has come true: his daughter Caroline has been kidnapped. Not content with relying on the cops, Howell calls the only man he trusts to get her back. … THE MAN WHO KNOWS THE TRUTH … Eddie Flynn knows what it’s like to lose a daughter and vows to bring Caroline home safe. Once a con artist, now a hotshot criminal attorney, Flynn is no stranger to the shady New York underworld. … OR THE ONE WHO BELIEVES A LIE? However, as he steps back into his old life, Flynn realizes that the rules of game have changed – and that he is being played. But who is pulling the strings? And is anyone in this twisted case telling the truth…? This is Steve Cavanagh’s third book in the highly enjoyable …

Book Haul Happiness

After reading the wonderful review of SALT TO THE SEA by Sophie, yesterday—who gave this one a whopping 6 STARS. I decided to go put this one on my to buy list, and, while at Chapters Indigo, saw that they were offering the hardback for just $6. I mean, come on. SIX BUCKS? So, of course, I ordered it … Along with two other books because, you know, one lone book doesn’t qualify for free shipping. So swooning over my wish list, came up with two other suitable titles. And now, I have three books on the way. SALT TO THE SEA by Ruta Sepetys RESURRECTION BAY by Emma Viskic THE DARK LAKE by Sarah Bailey Oh boy, have I got some great books to read over the coming weeks. What with the four I still have on the coffee table, plus these, I think I’m set for a few weeks of decent reading. At least, that’s the plan. The Dark Lake and Resurrection Bay are both by Australian authors, who I’m on a roll …