Kindle Unlimited Subscription sale!

Do you like books? Apparently, if your’e reading this blog, YOU DO! Have you heard of Kindle Unlimited? It’s a subscription service through Amazon where you can borrow as many as 10 books at a time. Many authors have their books available through KU. For example, you can read the entire Blue Moon series by Lucy Score, or the entire Walsh series by Kate Canterbary…the list goes on and on!

It normally costs $9.99 a month, which would probably still be worth it if you read even 10 KU books a month. BUT, between now and October 20 (my birthday, BTW!) you can sign up for a 6-month subscription to Kindle Unlimited for half the price! 6 months of unlimited books for $29.97. At first, it said you must be a NEW subscriber, but I’ve had KU in the past and was able to get the subscription for the discounted price.

KU also includes audiobooks now, which it didn’t back when I originally had my subscription. That’s pretty exciting, since I love a good audiobook! I’m a little picky about my narrators, but that’s a WHOLE other blog post!

Find out more details here!

Hope you’re able to benefit from this fantastic price. What KU books will you be reading?

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Review of Old Enough: The Age Between Us by Charmaine Pauls

5 of 5 mesmerizing stars

Wow! This book is unlike anything I’ve ever read. It’s the first part of the story of Brian and Jane, a younger man and a MUCH older woman. The story takes place in South Africa, which is only relevant when certain words or phrases are used which are different from the ones we would use in the US. Sometimes it took me out of the story, but only for a moment.

It is EXTREMELY sexy, delving into some practices/proclivities that I’ve not read too much about. It is well-written and interesting. Both Jane and Brian have a complicated backstory, which I always love. Jane is also a mom, which adds a relatable element to the story for me. I’m very anxious to see how things turn out for them , which is why I’m going to jump right in and read part two, called Young Enough.

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Review of The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand

4 of 5 stars

I read an Elin Hilderbrand book every summer, and this one is different than any of her other books. It incorporates characters from earlier stories, as her books often do, but this is a bit of a murder mystery, which I don’t think she’s done before! I don’t read blurbs, generally, especially for authors I know and trust, so I had no idea what I was in for. As soon as I read the prologue, I thought, “Oooooo, this is going to be good!”

It was excellent. It did remind me a bit of the first book I’d ever read by Anne Rivers Siddons, called Colony. Makes me want to go back and read that book again, actually.

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Review of Forever Found by Allyson Charles

Forever Found (Forever Friends)3 of 5 stars

This is the second book in the Forever Friends series, about an animal shelter called Forever Home


What I liked:
1. All the nerdy references. LotR, Sherlock, Neil Gaiman.
2. The humor. I laughed out loud quite a bit.
3. Younger man/older woman
4. The reconciliation at the end. It was well done.
5. The retirement community storyline, including older folks finding love!

What I didn’t like:
1. The clichéd way the characters didn’t talk about their feelings for one another and “broke up” because of their lack of communication. It’s lazy.
2. Some authors are really good at writing the sexy times. Unfortunately, this isn’t one of them. The different names she uses for things took me right out of the story and it really wasn’t hot at all.
3. The dog fighting storyline

So there was more good than bad, but I was disappointed with this book because I liked the first one quite a bit. I am looking forward to Dax’s story because he’s been my favorite character since the beginning of the series. Forever Found will be released on October 9th.

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Free book alert!

If you’ve read any of my blog posts, you already know that I am a big fan of the smart romances of Penny Reid. I discovered today that the first book in the Knitting in the City series, titled Neanderthal Meets Human, is FREE for a limited time. Get started on this fantastic series by getting your free copy! As a reminder, if you haven’t already gotten the fourth book in the series, it is still free and you can find it here: Beauty and the Mustache


Neanderthal Seeks Human

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Review of Boy Toy, Man Hands book 3, by Sarina Bowen and Tanya Eby


4 of 5 hilarious stars

I really love this series. My favorite is still Man Card, but Boy Toy was VERY good. I adored Liam… where can I get one of my own? 😉 I love a couple with a backstory, and while this one wasn’t all that complicated, it was ADORABLE.

I had a tiny issue with Sadie being all concerned with a 6-year age difference, but I understand it was less about the number of years than it was about the difference in life experience.

I LOVE a man who is invested in children that are not his own, especially when their dad has not been! These two ladies are very good at writing remarkable sexy times, but there is also heart to the story, and I always love seeing what the couples from the previous books are up to! If you haven’t read Man Hands or Man Card, you’ll definitely want to read those before tackling Sadie and Liam!

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Review of “Good Luck with That” by Kristan Higgins


4 of 5 thought-provoking stars

Kristan Higgins is one of my favorite authors. In fact, she was my gateway back into contemporary romance after a long hiatus. I’d asked a friend, Eileen, who she would recommend, and she pointed me in the direction of the first book in the Blue Heron series, entitled The Best Man.

I have a few authors whose books I purchase without ever reading the summary ahead of time, because I trust them. Kristan Higgins is one of those authors. I have enjoyed every book I’ve read of hers, and have followed her hilarious blog. She is real and funny and doesn’t take herself too seriously. She seems like the kind of person I would want as a friend.

Her writing is funny and sexy and moving. She can make you laugh one sentence and cry the next. She can make you laugh WHILE you’re crying. And as her new book demonstrates, she can also make you think.

“Good Luck with That” deals with the topic of body image and self-acceptance. It is the story of three friends who have all struggled with their weight to one extent or another. As a reader, we see from the outside how each of them deals with family members, friends, and even strangers commenting on their size, shaming them about their weight, making snide remarks about their food choices.  I have to imagine that many readers of this book have experienced some of what Marley or Georgia or Emerson went through. It wasn’t always easy to read, but it helped me see things from a different perspective, and isn’t that what good literature is supposed to do?

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