WWW Wednesdays (Oct 4)


This is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World of Words. To join in answer the following three questions and hop over to Sam’s and leave your link.

What are you currently reading?

I still have Troubled Dreams tabled. I will hold it until the end of the year and try to finish it after my Christmas reads. Honestly, it is very whiny right now and I get enough of that in my classroom…and from their parents.

For the first time in my life, I have been anticipating the arrival of fall. Here in Central Texas, the weather does not typically change until right before Halloween. Last year, though, we still had a very warm fall and winter, and I suspect we will again. But for once I’m ready for some colder weather! So I am going to read Heat It Up, evidently revolving around ice hockey.

Some games are hotter off the ice…

Sofia Phillips feels cursed. Her father cheated on her mother, her boyfriend cheated on her—she’s done with dating. A summer work-exchange program in Finland is the perfect escape. But instead of gaining experience as an athletic trainer, she’s cleaning toilets. Awesome. The trip is a disaster, and even better, she meets Kyle Bennett. In the sauna. Naked.

Sexy hockey player Kyle was the star right wing for an NHL team. But after an accident killed his wife and left him injured, Kyle has appreciated the “therapeutic” benefits of booze and puck bunnies. Now in Finland for the summer, he’s coaching in an elite hockey-training camp for teens. When Sofia’s grandmother decides to set her up with a nice Finnish man, Sofia recruits Kyle as her make-believe boyfriend. Neither expects their first kiss to sizzle. And neither expects, while stranded on an island during a storm, to have a scorching night of passion.

But as their charade, and then their attraction, develops into something deeper, the past comes back, threatening to destroy them. They must decide if their feelings for each other are strong enough to survive—or it will be game over.

 What did you just finish reading?

While I didn’t actually start reading this book when I said, I have now finally finished it! I said I was reading it about a week and a half before I actually got started with it. Because LIFE. Uggghh! Right? The Master of Strathburn was an interesting read set in the Highlands revolving around a decade-old traitorous act to the crown and the heated battle of inheritances. I thought the context of the treachery was too neat, all tied up with ribbons and bows almost, but it did play its part throughout the plot. I loved the father-son duo in this book, and even the evil stepmother-half-brother duo. The servants also helped make this book so much better in the small roles they played. The ending was marvelous, but I felt gypped. The most riveting moment in the story – almost another climax itself – just imploded followed by an unnecessary epilogue.

I was surprised we didn’t see more of Strathburn’s Captain, Drummond, but he was a hilarious Highland rascal!! I hope there will be another book that focuses on Drummond. I would read it in a heartbeat!

What do you think you’ll read next?

I was supposed to read Three Blonde Mice after Heat It Up, but I have discovered I can’t find a copy on my Kindle. I suppose that will be a NetGalley book I don’t get to review? Is there a way to contact the publisher to get a copy after it is archived?

I did recently (as in the last month or two) get invited for tours and automatically receive the option to download two new books, so I decided to go ahead and read and review those before I go any further back in my NetGalley archives. I’m just making a small dent this year, I already know. So these will be up next and then I will decide if I am going to finish out my Alphabet Soup Challenge, or hold those books for next year and just move on to Christmas reads (which is what I really want to do).

 How about you? What are you reading this week?

Leave a comment with your answers! Share the link to your WWW Wednesday post OR leave your answers in the comments if you don’t have a blog. Happy Reading! 🙂

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