My Year So Far Wrap Up

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Hi,

I can’t believe February is over already? Where did all the time go? (I started singing SOS by ABBA when I wrote that; anyone else get that vibe?) And because I was MIA all January I thought I would smoosh (real word I swear) the two wrap ups together 🙂 Also I did mini reviews of all on my Goodreads so please feel free to check them out – and remember to say Hi!


January:

Books I Read:

I read The Dresden Files (Books 1,2&3) By Jim Butcher as part of my dissertation. They were really good. I am in love with Harry Dresden – he is so witty and funny. Despite not

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having to read them anymore I plan on continuing the series because I love them! I rated them all 4/5 stars. I’m planning a review of them once my dissertation is over.

HARRY DRESDEN — WIZARD
Lost Items Found. Paranormal Investigations. Consulting. Advice. Reasonable Rates. No Love Potions, Endless Purses, or Other

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Entertainment.

Harry Dresden is the best at what he does. Well, technically, he’s the only at what he does. So when the Chicago P.D. has a case that transcends mortal creativity or capability, they come to him for answers. For the “everyday” world is actually full of strange and magical things—and most don’t play well with humans. That’s where Harry

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comes in. Takes a wizard to catch a—well, whatever. There’s just one problem. Business, to put it mildly, stinks.
So when the police bring him in to consult on a grisly double murder committed with black magic, Harry’s seeing dollar signs. But where there’s black magic, there’s a black mage behind it. And now that mage knows Harry’s name. And that’s when things start to get interesting.
Magic – it can get a guy killed.

The next book I read was Crave (The Clann #1) by Melissa Darnell. I loved the premise of this – it was a unique idea. Sadly because of the Savannah and the fact it was unnecessarily stretched out and just general annoyances that normally wouldn’t amount to much but when paired with them all they just lead to a very unsatisfactory read. It got a 3/5 stars. I still

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want to read the rest in the series because I am curious as to whether she improves as the story progresses.

Savannah Colbert has never known why she’s so hated by the kids of the Clann. Nor can she deny her instinct to get close to Clann golden boy Tristan Coleman. Especially when she recovers from a strange illness and the attraction becomes nearly irresistible. It’s as if he’s a magnet, pulling her gaze, her thoughts, even her dreams. Her family has warned her to have nothing to do with him, or any members of the Clann. But when Tristan is suddenly everywhere she goes, Savannah fears she’s destined to fail. For years, Tristan has been forbidden to even speak to Savannah Colbert. Then Savannah disappears from school for a week and comes back different, and suddenly he can’t stay away. Boys seem intoxicated just from looking at her. His own family becomes stricter than ever. And Tristan has to fight his own urge to protect her, to be near her no matter the consequences.

After that I read Resisting Love by Christine Zolendz and I read this because I love her Mad World Series and wanted more of her writing. It was a very quick pick me up book I read in a couple of hours as a de-stresser. 3/5 stars also. It was mildly funny but nothing

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on her Mad World Series – if you are to read anything from her give that a go first.

To serve and protect…
That’s my job.
That’s who I am, and what I do. It’s what I’ve always done.
And when she comes back to town, She’s all I want, All I need.
But I know better. I refuse to give into my desire. I’ll never hurt her, Never leave her.
And my job alone threatens it all,
Threatens everything. I have to stay away, Otherwise, I’ll break her, Ruin her,
And destroy us.

The next day I read Best Man also by Christine Zolendz because I was clearly in a mood for her writing. This one was very similar to the last where it was extremely well written but it lacked something – it seemed extremely rushed at the end and forced. Wouldn’t

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recommend unless you love Zolendz’s writing.

Her middle name should’ve been MAYHEM. Trouble follows her wherever she goes. I just wanted to call her MINE. And I screwed that up years ago, But I’m back to make up for lost time, And missed chances. I just have to figure out how to make Maddie Cross want me, All over again.
We should call ourselves a CLICHÉ. It was stupid and naive to fall for Luke Gunner. It was doomed before it even started. My brother’s best friend. The steely-eyed bad boy. And I fell. So damn hard. Because that’s what I do. I find the worst thing to do–and I do it. And now, he’s back. And damn it, I want him, All over again.

The day after that I read Falling Free (Southerland Security #1) by Evelyn Adams. Another meh quick read. The only reason I continued reading was because of my hatred for the antagonist – I will give the author that, she writes one great bad guy. I am not picking up the rest of this series though because the antagonist isn’t in them sadly.

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Amanda Southerland has a job she loves and a solid relationship with a man who looks great on paper. If it all feels a little hollow, so what? She’s got nothing to complain about. Her life is running like clockwork. That is until she slides down the side of a mountain and crashes into the cocky gym rat who’s exactly the kind of guy she avoids. He’s all muscle, no finesse, and if she can’t stop thinking about him, it’s just because he irritates her. Nothing more.
Michael Dean’s finally opened the gym of his dreams. He doesn’t have time for a relationship and he’s absolutely not looking for love – not until the beautiful rock climber practically falls into his lap. Meeting Amanda has reordered his priorities, even if she’s stubbornly racing toward a future with the wrong guy. She may not know that he’s her happily ever after, but he’s determined to make her fall again – right into his arms.

February:

Books I read:

It took this incredible book to get me out of my nearly a month and a half long reading/blogging slump. One Night With Hemsworth (One Night With #1) by Eden Finley had me swooning and excitable within sentences. The characters and the humour and the utter absurdness of the situation roped me in because I am such a sucker for drama

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LOL. I loved this!! 5 star easily!!! A review coming soon.

Cole Turner’s ex-wife is getting remarried. No amount of alcohol can drown that out, but taking home the hot brunette at the bar is a good enough distraction. That’s all Paige is meant to be—a distraction.
Paige Minor is too busy studying for her law degree and getting over a bad breakup to care about finding another boyfriend. All she wants is one night of careless fun with a complete stranger. Cole seems like the perfect candidate.
When Cole goes to pick up his son from his ex’s perfect house, with her perfect fiancé, and perfect new life, the last person he expects to see is Paige. She definitely shouldn’t be the one opening the door.

The last thing I have read so far this year was Masters For Hire (Masters Saga #1) by Ginger Voight. This was a let down. It was interesting for a while and then it just dimmed and slowly tapered down to nothingness and then the ending OMG it was the worst ending I have ever read I think. DON’T READ THIS!! less than one star if I could.

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By all appearances, Coralie Cabot seems to have it all. Pedigree? Check. Money? Check. The right boyfriend, a ‘nice’ guy hand-picked by her father? Check. Everything is going along according to plan.
There’s only one problem.
It’s not her plan.
Coralie’s safe, predictable life has all but been decided for her, and that leaves her itching to take a walk on the wild side.
Enter Devlin Masters, an elite male escort whose sole purpose is giving Coralie whatever her heart desires. As though he knows her down to her core, Devlin says and does all the right things—far better than her so-called Mr. Right back home. Hello, Mr. Wrong!
For a price, she can sow her wilder oats with this sexy ‘bad boy,’ no strings attached.
Pretty soon the question isn’t, “Should a good girl have sex with a naughty hottie for hire . . .”
It’s, “Will she ever want to stop?”


That’s it for this month and last month wrap up because I’m not reading anything currently as I am meant to be working on my dissertation…I will get round to it I swear!
My TBR will be up some point over the weekend.

Thanks and Happy Reading,
Maisy.

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