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What are you currently reading?
I didn’t know this was a sequel…and it’s not even listed as such in the title on Goodreads. Either way, I’m hoping Tumble Creek doesn’t require a dependency on book 1 and can read as a stand-alone. I started it just yesterday so I’m not too far into it, but so far I’ve met Sophie (not that I know a lot about her besides she’s an art teacher) and her friend Britt has mysteriously disappeared. Her art students say the rumor is she’s in witness protection. It will be interesting to find out!
In the sequel to Home Truths, Louise Forster returns to the sleepy country town of Tumble Creek with the story of a cop, a teacher and a mystery that will bring them together—or tear them apart.
Art teacher and occasional life model Sofie Dove wants to know what’s up with Brock Stewart. Everything about the ex SAS soldier turned police officer seems to scream passion—and it’s all for her—but he just won’t express it. All she knows is that he has a past that still keeps him up some nights.
After a semi-trailer crashes through Sofie’s house and the driver disappears into thin air, Brock insists he’s the only one who can keep her safe—but can he, when they can’t seem to trust each other?
While Sofie works on figuring out why this man keeps giving her mixed messages, Brock is determined to find out who’s out to get her—as they both find out why falling in love is a bit like being hit by a truck.
What did you just finish reading?
I finished Blue Steal Tuesday morning and the ending was spectacularly crazy. Not unbelievable, just a bizarre series of events that bring all the living Holloway relations to the once-grand Empire hotel. I was dying to know where the Petrovsky sapphire necklace was hidden since it never turned up after the “burglary” 50 years before or the previous week when the matching ring was found at the bottom of the dumb waiter shaft. Despite the story that her great-uncle told the police, the truth is revealed and Selina does find the sapphires. Now her sister’s expensive surgery can happen…but Lewis is still looming over her. There were some excellent examples of figurative language sprinkled throughout, especially toward the end. Some were quite comical…as long as it someone else’s situation.
What do you think you’ll read next?
I still have to write up my review of Blue Steal, and I’m sitting at 8% for NetGalley. Continuing on with some summery-looking NG reads. While I probably won’t meet my goal of 50 NG books by the end of the year, I’m thinking I have a good chance of being at 12% by the end of the year. If anyone knows how to remove approved books that you never downloaded, I’d love to know (if that’s even possible). It’s progress!
How about you? What are you reading this week?
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I just finished reading ‘Home Field’ by Laurie Winter last night! Loved it! Now I have to see which book is next on top of my TBR. 🙂
‘Blue Steal’ sounds like a good read. I’ll have to check that one out!
Blue Steal is SOOOOO good! I hope you enjoy the next book on your list.
Tumble Creek sounds good; I hope you like it. As for Netgalley, I think you can send feedback to the publisher explaining why you won’t be reviewing, and have it count as feedback without posting an actual review. I think. Good luck!
Hmmm. I’ll have to check into that.
I’m curious about Three Blonde Mice. Enjoy your books!
Blue Steal has such a beautiful cover and the story-line also sounds great. Your comment about the ending have intrigued me. Enjoy your books this week. Happy reading.
Oh, it is! Think old Hollywood hotels and movie star era. That’s what I was reminded of and the time period the Empire comes from. The ending was great. It could have gone a lot of different ways, but this was the perfect ending for the book.
Blue Steal sounds so interesting, I’m going to have to add it to my TBR. And it’s so frustrating when books don’t mention that they’re part of a series! I usually rely on GoodReads in that respect so it’s a bit disappointing to learn they don’t always get it right.
Yes, do! It’s a good read. I felt so drawn in. Even reading books “that can be read as a standalone” bothers me. I want to start at the beginning with the first set of characters, but that’s more and more unlikely these days. I’ve also found that some authors do not promote their books as series at all even though they clearly are. There is no marketing on the book as a series and it’s not flagged on Goodreads as a series. I don’t understand why they would do that, but I’ve come across two authors I’ve read previously and this year discovered they continued writing but did not advertise their books as another installment. I find it to be a disadvantage. I wonder what the benefits are for doing that?
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I just got over 50% on NetGalley and almost threw a party! 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing it at Booknificent Thursday on Mommynificent.com!
Congrats! I’m working my way there! We should have parties!