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What are you currently reading?
First, look at that cover. Isn’t it interesting and different? I love it!
I picked up Christmas at Two Love Lane as my next holiday read. I’m starting early! I haven’t had much time to read yet, so I’m still in the first few chapters.
From the moment he strode through the iron gate and into the offices of Two Love Lane on a crisp December day, it was obvious that Deacon Banks was something different. He wasn’t a Charleston native, not with that adorable Yankee accent. And unlike the usual client at the elegant matchmaking agency, he had no interest in finding a woman to marry–just a few no-strings dates while he was in town.
Macy Frost takes her professional services very seriously–how could she not, when she’s rumored to be a direct descendant of Cupid? Tech entrepreneur Deacon says he’s just trying to make his social-climbing aunt happy by being seen out and about with a few prominent beauties, but Macy insists she can make her client fall in love…for real. And Deacon can’t help but think she might be right. As charming as the palmetto trees and magnificent harbor may be, it’s the beautiful, breath-of-fresh-air Macy who’s become Deacon’s favorite part of the scenery. But can the hopelessly romantic Southern belle stop trying to fix him up and just let Cupid do his work on her own heart?
What did you just finish reading?
I finished two books this week! A record since July! 🙂 The Scot Beds His Wife was my favorite read of the entire month. This was also a very sensuous read – more so than others. Byrne can write with true emotion and realism in steam scenes. The antagonists in this story also created a flip side of the plot and kept circling back to Scotland.
Snowed kicked off my holiday reads. I liked the premise of the book, but it seemed too short and, consequently, under-developed. Some parts felt very forced in the book with unnatural or stilted dialogue. I also didn’t like the way in which the characters respond to each other in the end. Again, too forceful.
I have to work on both reviews and a handful of others. I was down to two, and now I’m back up to…oh, six? *sigh*
What do you think you’ll read next?
These are as many Christmas reads as I could spend the time to dig up. About a dozen are new publications, and the remainder are NetGalley downloads from last year except for a couple Amazon freebies.
How about you? What are you reading this week?