My Bag Of Books

Here is a love of a good read. Life is too short to waste time and money on bad books.

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Ladykiller by Katherine Wood

What? WHAT? This was very unsatisfying and unsettling. After weeding through the entire story, I ended with a head shake.

Not Exactly a Small Town Romance by JJ Knight

The best part of this story is Ace, the beaver, the rest, just “eh”. I could not connect with Kelsey and Zach, found them sad. I did have a couple of chuckles. JJ Knight is one of my favorite authors, this book was not my top read.

The Mirror by Nora Roberts (The Lost Bride Trilogy, Book 2)

And ghosties, bump in the nights, and the witch abound. This second book is background and filler to this trilogy and I enjoyed every second, as we continue on the quest. Cleo and Owen along with some of the brides get a glimpse into their own stories and the manor and its history “rock on”. Love the Clover and music inserts, Jack and Yoda make a sweet aside. Relax and enjoy, if you have not read the first book, grab it now because the next book will be the crescendo.

Don’t Look Back by Rachel Grant

WOW! Twisty, turney and the suspense abounds. I must state, Kira, is not my favorite heroine, but the mystery, conflict and romance, make this story vibrant. There is so much information and action, I found myself going back to check the timeline and characters in my head. Alphabet soup, is the name of the game and was sometimes hard for me to get straight. This is an excellent whodunnit, a definite new favorite of mine (and I still do not care for Kira). Be prepared for a fast paced slide into the subterfuge and evil.

Given Our History by Kristyn J. Miller

 

Good, slow read. This is one of those storylines that jumps timelines, not a favorite of mine. Teddy and Clara, are slow and steady,but have their moments. A good beach read.

I Did Something Bad by Pyae Moe Thet War 4⭐️

Yes, something bad was done…kept waiting for action, not so much… romance, not really. The book started well and then did not hold my interest. Ok read.

Saved by The Billionaire by Blair Babylon

 

Second Blaze book, sequel to Stolen by the Billionaire and 6th in the Twist series. Let me say, this book gave me both ups and downs. I had hope for Logan, but alas there was none. Sarah and Blaze, along with the rest of the Le Rosey group, made quick work of their previous situations. As always with Blair’s books the steam abounds along with the thrill of danger and romance, running side by side, keeping the excitement spinning. Do not miss this newest one.

The Slowest Burn by Sarah Chamberlain

So much emotion and obstacles to over come, actually made this book a “slow burn”. I found myself saying “ come on, let’s get this going”. I liked the exchange between Kieran and Ellie, as both are caught in their own misery. The story, in places bogged, then I would hit a place that was a joy to read. This is a good, enjoyable read, great for the beach or vacation.

The Dark Wives by Ann Cleeves

Vera and her crew solves it again, along with Rosie, her newest teammate. There is much happening here, all under the guise of “high moral ground”, however the compass is skewed in so many directions. Grab this newest whodunnit in the Vera Stanhope series, an excellent read.

Cold Fury by Toni Anderson

I literally read this book in short bites, I did not want it to end. So much happening here and not just between Hope and Aaron. I could feel the betrayal, from the beginning, one I knew, one was obvious but the third was a bit of a surprise. Grab this newest thriller by one of my top “whodunnit” authors, you do not want to miss this one.

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Until It Was Love by Pippa Grant NOW AVAILABLE!

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Until It Was Love

A Complicated Situationship RomCom

Author: Pippa Grant

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Tropes: Teammate’s Sister, Enemies to Lovers

Accidentally Dating, Grumpy/Sunshine

Release Date: April 11, 2024

 

BLURB 

 

There are a million reasons why I shouldn’t agree to a date with Fletcher Huxley.

 

He’s a growly-faced, stubborn-streaked, international rugby legend trying to revive his flailing career in the US after being canned by his team overseas.

 

While he might have the good kind of thunder thighs, intriguing tattoos, and a booty of steel, he also holds the top position on my very short nemesis list thanks to what happened the first time we met.

 

Plus, his mustache is as terrible as the reason he’s picked me to be the woman he wants to date.

 

But he has one big checkmark in the why this date is a good idea column: he’s my brother’s new teammate.

 

They already hate each other.

 

And my brother has made an unfortunate habit of interfering with my love life recently.

 

So a revenge date with Fletcher to make my brother mad? While letting Fletcher think this date is merely for the good of the team?

 

Yep.

 

I’m in.

 

I’m moving to London for work in a month. And it’s just one date. What could possibly go wrong?

 

Until It Was Love is a banter-tastic romcom featuring an overgrown snack of a man with a soft spot for his purse dog, a normally optimistic life coach trying to live her best life, a mustache catastrophe, and one little tiny fainting spell. It stands alone and comes complete with a swoony happily ever after that will leave your heart in a happy puddle of joy.

 

 

GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/210399332-until-it-was-love 

 

BOOKBUB LINK: https://www.bookbub.com/books/until-it-was-love-a-complicated-situationship-romcom-by-pippa-grant 

 

 

PURCHASE LINKS 

 

US: https://amzn.to/3VLYXHw
UK: https://amzn.to/4akU3pr
CA: https://amzn.to/3xf7R63
AU: https://amzn.to/4amqqDZ
Universal: https://readerlinks.com/l/3980079 


Free in Kindle Unlimited

 

Also available in print & audio: 

 

Amazon Audio: https://readerlinks.com/l/3980082
Audible: https://readerlinks.com/l/3980090
Paperback: https://readerlinks.com/l/3980081
Hardcover: https://readerlinks.com/l/3980092 

 

 

AUTHOR BIO 

 

Pippa Grant wanted to write books, so she did. Before she became a USA Today and #1 Amazon bestselling romantic comedy author, she was a young military spouse who got into writing as self-therapy. That happened around the time she discovered reading romance novels, and the two eventually merged into a career. Today, she has more than 30 knee-slapping Pippa Grant titles and nine written as Jamie Farrell. When she's not writing romantic comedies, she's fumbling through being a mom, wife, and mountain woman, and sometimes trying to find hobbies. Her crowning achievement? Having impeccable timing for telling stories that will make people snort beverages out of their noses. Consider yourself warned.

 

 

AUTHOR LINKS

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pippagrantromance 

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ThePipsquad 

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ReadPippa 

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/pippagrant 

BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/pippa-grant 

Website: http://www.pippagrant.com 

Instagram: https://instagram.com/pippa.grant 

Verve Romance: https://ververomance.com/app/PippaGrant 

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@pippagrant

One Big Happy Family by Susan Mallery

 

Susan Mallery always strokes the heart strings, no exceptions here and this newest. Christmas story fits perfectly into the seasonal theme. There is a lot going on and the characters are interesting, fun and emotionally intense. “Cougar pee” lol…. Loved this one. Definitely add to your reading list. Do not miss this one.

Until It Was Love by Pippa Grant NOW AVAILABLE!


Until It Was Love

A Complicated Situationship RomCom

Author: Pippa Grant

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Tropes: Teammate’s Sister, Enemies to Lovers

Accidentally Dating, Grumpy/Sunshine

Release Date: April 11, 2024

 

BLURB 

 

There are a million reasons why I shouldn’t agree to a date with Fletcher Huxley.

 

He’s a growly-faced, stubborn-streaked, international rugby legend trying to revive his flailing career in the US after being canned by his team overseas.

 

While he might have the good kind of thunder thighs, intriguing tattoos, and a booty of steel, he also holds the top position on my very short nemesis list thanks to what happened the first time we met.

 

Plus, his mustache is as terrible as the reason he’s picked me to be the woman he wants to date.

 

But he has one big checkmark in the why this date is a good idea column: he’s my brother’s new teammate.

 

They already hate each other.

 

And my brother has made an unfortunate habit of interfering with my love life recently.

 

So a revenge date with Fletcher to make my brother mad? While letting Fletcher think this date is merely for the good of the team?

 

Yep.

 

I’m in.

 

I’m moving to London for work in a month. And it’s just one date. What could possibly go wrong?

 

Until It Was Love is a banter-tastic romcom featuring an overgrown snack of a man with a soft spot for his purse dog, a normally optimistic life coach trying to live her best life, a mustache catastrophe, and one little tiny fainting spell. It stands alone and comes complete with a swoony happily ever after that will leave your heart in a happy puddle of joy.

 

 

GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/210399332-until-it-was-love 

 

BOOKBUB LINK: https://www.bookbub.com/books/until-it-was-love-a-complicated-situationship-romcom-by-pippa-grant 

 

 

PURCHASE LINKS 

 

US: https://amzn.to/3VLYXHw
UK: https://amzn.to/4akU3pr
CA: https://amzn.to/3xf7R63
AU: https://amzn.to/4amqqDZ
Universal: https://readerlinks.com/l/3980079 


Free in Kindle Unlimited

 

Also available in print & audio: 

 

Amazon Audio: https://readerlinks.com/l/3980082
Audible: https://readerlinks.com/l/3980090
Paperback: https://readerlinks.com/l/3980081
Hardcover: https://readerlinks.com/l/3980092 

 

 

AUTHOR BIO 

 

Pippa Grant wanted to write books, so she did. Before she became a USA Today and #1 Amazon bestselling romantic comedy author, she was a young military spouse who got into writing as self-therapy. That happened around the time she discovered reading romance novels, and the two eventually merged into a career. Today, she has more than 30 knee-slapping Pippa Grant titles and nine written as Jamie Farrell. When she's not writing romantic comedies, she's fumbling through being a mom, wife, and mountain woman, and sometimes trying to find hobbies. Her crowning achievement? Having impeccable timing for telling stories that will make people snort beverages out of their noses. Consider yourself warned.

 

 

AUTHOR LINKS

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pippagrantromance 

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ThePipsquad 

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ReadPippa 

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/pippagrant 

BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/pippa-grant 

Website: http://www.pippagrant.com 

Instagram: https://instagram.com/pippa.grant 

Verve Romance: https://ververomance.com/app/PippaGrant 

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@pippagrant

Until It Was Love by Pippa Grant

My new top read by Pippa Grant. Loved, loved, loved this newest romantic  comedy, so much fun and laughter, found myself putting it aside, so as not to finish it too quickly. Goldie and Fletcher are awesomely adversely involved, this leads to so much fun and amazing emotional moments. Do not miss this one and be prepared to laugh out loud.

The Burning by Linda Castillo

First, let me just say how much I am enjoying this series, and man, there is some bad stuff happening in these particular Amish communities. This story kept me on the edge of my seat. Twisted, gruesome evil invades Kate and Tomasetti’s world. The reason and outcome are unsettling,as the story progresses, the reader is wrapped with anticipation and the possibilities of several different outcomes. This is book has a high degree of tension and is an excellent read.

Hopelessly Romantic by Barbara Freethy


First in a new series and a sweet romantic story. Ava and Liam are two very different people who find themselves thrown together and in spite of those differences, spin toward each other finding a true balance. Do not miss this newest romance, a relaxing read.