Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Review of One Summer Night by Caridad Pineiro

Read for: Requested Review/ Netgalley & Meeting her at FILWNE 

Synopsis: "Smart, mainstream contemporary romance from bestselling author Caridad Pineiro. Millions of people visit the Jersey Shore every year, for beaches, boardwalks, sand, sun, and summer fun. This romantic series features families that go back generations on the shore, their ties to New York City, and their love for the Shore, and each other.

An offer that's impossible to accept...

Maggie Sinclair has tried everything to save her family's business, including mortgaging their beloved beach house on the Jersey shore. But now, she's out of options.

The Sinclair and Pierce families have been neighbors and enemies for almost thirty years. That hasn't stopped Owen Pierce from crushing on Maggie, and he's determined to invest in her success. Now he has to convince her that he's more than just trouble with a capital T..."

My Review: I received this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I have a few books by Pineiro waiting to be read on my shelf and I will be meeting her at the Fall in Love with New England convention coming up this weekend, so I really wanted to read her most recent release first. While the title denotes to summer, the setting is more of a fall to winter setting, which was perfect for me. It was a little predictable with a lot of the familiar issues that arise in contemporary romance to put a road block up in the couple's path. With that said, Pineiro did turn the marriage of convenience on its head a bit and that was great to see. I did enjoy the characters, and really connected with Maggie's go get them, all business attitude, but I must say that some of the side characters really captured my attention. I really enjoyed Jonathan and the brother relationship with Owen was fantastic, I am also a little attached to Carlo already and can't wait to get to that book.

My Rating: While this was a great romance for this time of year and I enjoyed the setting and characters, I just was never really able to fully settle into the story. I kept picking it up and putting it down so it took me far longer than normal to read.  I give this one a rating of Three Paws.

I received this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

You can find out more about Caridad Pineiro and her work on her Goodreads Page or Website.

One Summer Night was just released on October 3rd and you can obtain your own copy in print or digital format from Amazon or print format from Barnes & Noble or check with your favorite local bookstore (if they don't have it you can ask, my local bookstore is always happy to order copies of books for me).

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

It's Not Monday Reading List

Its Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Shelia at Book Journey. Share what books you have finished in the last week, are currently reading and what might be coming up next!

Reviews Posted Last Week:
Links will take you to my review

Animalia by Graeme Base (Bedtime Story)
Huntress: Crossbow at the Crossroads by Paul Levitz (Graphic Novel)

 Books Finished Last Week:
Reviews will be posted at a later date

The Shadow Glass
One Summer Night
Madman's Daughter
Language of Thorns
Northlanders Vol. 5: Metal & Other Stories
Frankenstein Underground
She and Her Cat
We Love Soccer

Currently Reading:

Scythe by Neal Shusterman - Print - on page 265 of 435
Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepherd - Audio - 15%

 Books to be Read Soon:

Pages Read/ Time Listened
209:45 Hours (about 8+ Days) Listened (12:50 listened this week)
44,126 Pages Read (1,523 this week)

Books Added to Shelves Recently TBR
Beauty and the Beast by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve
Samurai Rising by Pamela Turner
Dawn Study by Maria V. Snyder
Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton
How to Tame a Willful Wife by Christy English
New World: Rising by Jennifer Wilson
The Sandcastle Empire by Kayla Olson
And I Darken by Kiersten White
World Mythology in Bite Sized Chunks by Mark Daniels
Eliza and Her Monster by Francesca Zappia
Windwitch by Susan Dennard
Frogkisser by Garth Nix
Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac
This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton
The Beast's Garden by Kate Forsyth
Addie on the Inside by James Howe
Also Known as Elvis by James Howe
Viking Warrior Rebel by Asa Maria Bradley
New Leash on Love by Debbie Burns
Puss Without Boots by Shari L. Tapscott
The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman
Saints Blood by Sebastien de Castell
P.O. Box Love by Paola Calvetti
Britt Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman
Nomansland by Lesley Hauge
The Secret Horses of Briar Hill by Megan Shepherd
The Secret Loves of Geek Girls by various authors
Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman
Keep Me Posted by Lisa Beazley
The Prince of Fools by Mark Lawrence
The Nothing Girl by Jodi Taylor
Luin the Sapphire by Rich Feitelberg
His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik
Tortall and Other Lands by Tamora Pierce
Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce
Wolf Speaker by Tamora Pierce
Emperor Mage by Tamora Pierce
Realm of the Gods by Tamora Pierce
The Winter King by CL Wilson
The Christmas Blessing by Donna VanLiere
The Christmas Hope by Donna VanLiere
The Christmas Promise by Donna VanLiere
The Christmas Secret by Donna VanLiere
The Christmas Note by Donna VanLiere
Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones
She and Her Cat by Makoto Shinkai
Jane Unlimited by Kristin Cashore
Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadows
Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave
Shadowcaster by Cinda Williams Chima
Flamecaster by Cinda Williams Chima
The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell
Timekeeper by Tara Sim
Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco
Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter
As You Wish  by Chelsea Sedoti
Invictus by Ryan Graudin
Down and Across by Arvin Ahmadi
Naondel by Maria Turtschaninoff
The Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors by Curtis Craddock
Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo
Every Little Thing by Marie Force
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
Klaus by Grant Morrison
Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
The Lost Pony of Riverdale by Amanda Wills
Poppy's Diary by Amanda Wills
Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan


Finally I had some time to breath this last weekend! I was supposed to be on vacation all last week but it was just too crazy to take time away, but I did manage to take Friday off.  In fact it was so busy I wasn't able to get much reading done all last week until the weekend. I had participated in two different readathons, first was Book Busters, which I failed at and wasn't able to get 2 of the 5 books planned completed.  I also participated in a Get Graphic readathon for graphic novels over the weekend and that one went much better and I managed to read 5 of the 6 graphic novels I had planned.  I was also able to get a little time in for some crafting yesterday during the holiday. It was all much needed down time! 

This week is going to be another crazy week it is obviously a short week in the office which is always super busy and stressful. I also am taking Friday off and heading up to the Fall in Love with New England romance author/ reader convention. I attended last year with a friend of mine and we had so much fun we had to go again this year!!

I really can't believe we are so far into October already, there is so much I want to do and read still this year!

Hope you are all having fun reading adventures!