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Reading Challenge update (and yes I’m LATE)

Oh boy how time does get away from me. I asked several weeks ago for reading recs and boy did you guys deliver! I bought a ton of books and read many of them, though I still have several I haven’t gotten to but I can’t wait! Because I really liked several of the books you guys recommended.

Here’s what I loved!

A Table For Three by Lainey Reese

I’ve gone on record saying I don’t read a whole lot of of erotic romance and I rarely (and I mean almost never!) read menages because I’m so picky about them and I get really emotional about books when I read them and they make an impression and so I’ve read a few that just made my heart hurt and I’m thinking NO NO NO as I read them, so the result is I just don’t read them anymore. But holy shit I LOVED this book. LOVED it. I loved it so much that I emailed the author WHINING because the next book wasn’t out and then I made an ass of myself asking WHEN and PRETTY PLEASE. Ok so I begged. I’m not too proud to admit it. This author has talent. I mean mad talent. Loved her writing. Loved the way she did everything. For me the book was just perfect. So here’s my rec. Go buy this book and read it! Seriously. I’m going to give away a few copies at my upcoming Facebook party just because I loved it that much.

Night is Darkest by Jayne Rylon

I went into this with a little prejudice. Jayne knows this lol. I don’t like menages where there is m/m And no it isn’t BECAUSE of the m/m. I just hurts my heart lol. Because for me I like the woman to absolutely be the center of the relationship and for the focus to be on HER. ANd if the guys are involved romantically the heroine is at some point left out because there is a part of their relationship she can never touch so to speak. I won’t bore you with my issues lol, but suffice it to say I was nervous about reading this book. BUT and I absolutely have no problem admitting when I’m wrong. I really did like the book. It just worked for me. I thought the relationships were well done and the author sold me on the idea that the heroine would be happy and not “left out” heh.

Mouth to Mouth by Erin McCarthy

LOVED this book. Seriously loved it. It just hit all my buttons. I don’t have a wordy “analysis” of the book or a detailed review where I break down what the author did at points A, B and C. I just LOVED it. Really no further explanation is needed!

Male Me by Amarinda Jones

Ok again I wasn’t sure about this book going in. But I held my breath and dove in and was very glad I did. The “suspense” part seemed thrown in and actually it was totally unnecessary because the rest of the book was just so much FUN and I loved the characters, especially the heroes so much that I just glazed over the part about the dude after the heroine. I can forgive that because the rest of the book was just fabulous.

Falke’s Peak by Anna Leigh Keaton and Madison Layle

This was a really fun, cute book and I love the beginning and the middle. It lacked a really emotional dark moment and for me this is usually a deal breaker because there just really wasn’t one. It was sort of anticlimactic and like…well okay let’s get back together. BUT the rest of the book was so fun that again I could overlook this. I looked to see if there was info on future books but couldn’t find any info which made me sad :(

Christmas With Her Boss by Marion Lennox

LOVED this one too. It just was one of those feel good “sigh” books. It gave me warm fuzzies and any book that can do that for me has my enduring gratitude

I’m still working on my list of books and still have several to read, but I thought I’d update you on the books I enjoyed from the list of recommendations yall gave me. Table For Three gets my highest “oh yeah!” reaction. This book is available in ebook and it also just released in print so run out and grab it because it was just YUMMY. And I can’t wait for the next book in the series!

23 thoughts on “Reading Challenge update (and yes I’m LATE)”

  1. Kerry says:

    Thank you Maya for your thoughts so far on the recommendations. I took your advice and just ordered a Table for 2 for my Kindle. I can’t wait to start it tonight.

  2. Chele Blades says:

    I so loved Table for three….didLainey give you any insight of when the next will be out…so looking forward for Brice to win one..Night is the Drarkest was a great read too…love Jayne…Male Me drew me in too…have not read the rest yet!!!I have another KGI coming up to read with a few Leah Brook & Sophie Oak

    you must read Sophie Oaks Siren books & Bliss books are Awesome!!!!

  3. Anita McCaskey says:

    I’ll have to check these books out. How do you find time to read and write books? Amazing!

  4. Sarah says:

    All these books sound great. Mouth to Mouth is in my TBR pile and I’m currently working on Falke’s Peak – very good so far!!

    1. Sarah says:

      Ugh, Falke’s Peak was bad. You were right. You can read my review if you want at: Escape by Fiction.

      BTW – there is supposed to be another called Falke’s Captive

  5. Laurie kap says:

    Love hearing what you thought – I see a few I’ll have to run out and grab :-)

  6. Staci aka Patches says:

    A Series that I really like is,

    also another Fantastic Series

    Resonance Mates Book 1 is free on kindle right now!!!

  7. Allie says:

    Anna Leigh Keaton and Madison Layle do have another book coming up. According to their blog, they have sent it off to Carina Press. :) Falke’s Captive is the title.

  8. Rachel Riddles says:

    I’m so excited you loved Mouth to Mouth!!!! I have reccommended it to girls at work and they loved it so much too. Oh and by the way. I’ve recruited followers at my office who love your KGI series and I am getting them to try the Sweet Series too. Can’t wait for Garrett’s story!!

  9. Jill says:

    I have a table for three on my list of reads. The list just keeps getting bigger. Mouth to Mouth was one of my favorites too. I read it a while ago and absolutely loved it.

  10. Sarah says:

    I loved Table for Three. When I read the opening scene I thought “too much, too fast”. Then by the end I was reading faster than my brain could process almost. I’ve read it three more times! If you get any good intel from the author, pass it along!!

  11. trish dechant says:

    I will be checking out A Table For Three–you made me do it! :)
    Thanks for letting us know what you thought of your reads and keep ’em coming!

  12. Chele Blades says:

    maya since you liked table for three as much as I did I believe you would also enjoy With Grace from Samantha Wayland…you will not be disappointed…and with you just now reading them you will not have to wait as long for the next stories….Brice/bryce will be the heroes in both…

  13. Kris M says:

    Mouth to mouth is one of my favorites by Erin McCarthy. Glad you liked it too.

  14. Nikki says:

    I guess I missed the first blog, where you asked for new authors/ books. I just wanted to add my recommendations. I love everything and anything written by Sherrilyn Kenyon. Her Dark-Hunter series (Vampires, Gods, shifters) is of course my favorite, but anything that she writes is good. She creates very complex vivd worlds, with very three dimensional characters. Cherise Sinclair is also great; love her Shadowlands Series BDSM Romance, has great humor and hot Doms. Lorelei James writes the Rough Riders series. Hot Cowboys, that are all apart of a larger family. Tymber Dalton- the Reluctant Dom. It is a story that will make you laugh and make you cry. The character have great depth and really make you think. How far would you be willing to go for your best friend? Andrew Grey’s Love Means… series is great. It is M/M romance about falling in love and the things you have to deal with. It is a great series, with a lot of feeling. You can tell that Andrew puts his heart into each and every story that he writes. In one of the books the character is blind, so things had to be described in a different way than what you would usually find in a book.

  15. Sarah says:

    I, too, absolutely LOVED Table for Three. Please, please, please, post the author’s response to your questions. I have been checking her website every week to see if there is an update!

  16. Tina says:

    I loved Table for Three and have read it several times! I have also read Night is Darkest, Male Me and Falk’s Peak, which I enjoyed although I can agree with what you said about Male Me and Falk’s Peak.

    I also can agree with you about M/M. I prefer not to read it, but it doesn’t stop me from reading a book because it is in there. Some of my favorites have it in there. I just can’t help but think sometimes that the dialogue sometimes seems like it is a man talking to a woman rather than talking to another man. I wonder if two men (even gay men) would talk to each other like that.

  17. Cindy says:

    On your comment about Falke’s Peak – I emailed Anna Leigh
    on that one cause I said that book was just an appetizer – When’s the next one.. She responded back – We’re working on it as fast as we can!!! – her and Leanne

  18. Christine Mousseau says:

    I was wondering after Rusty is all grown up maybe she and Sean Camerson will get together? How many years are between them? I really do love the your Kelly books.

  19. Tammy Scofield says:

    I love Table for Three! I was really excited to see that she posted a short story about them around christmas time. I loved it too.

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