What I’ve Been Reading Lately

I hope this finds y’all having a wonderful summer just how you like it–slow and easy or runamok doing it all…or that nirvana of a bit of both, that’s what I like! (for those of you in other climates where it’s not so warm right now, do stay warm and cozy, won’t you?)

I’m always reading, always talking books over on Facebook,(do join us over there, won’t you?) but every now and then I write a list post like this one in order to mention quite a few books/authors at once for easier sharing. Here we go!





New To Me Authors: 

I’d never read any of Liz Flaherty’s romance novels until I read One More Summer. I loved this book, didn’t want to put it down until I’d finished. Such a great contemporary romance read with compelling characters and a rich community.

The same goes for Liz Talley, I’d never read any of her books until The Sweetest September, and I loved it. The sweetest “one night stand now I’m pregnant” story I’ve read! I’m a sucker for babies. The hero in this book just might make you melt for him in several ways, I know I did!

The last new-to-me author I read in recent weeks is Jane Porter. I read her Take Me, Cowboy and just enjoyed every single page.

I look forward to reading more of all of these new-to-me authors–I really scored, didn’t I?!?





I read several ARCs that are NOW available for purchase : 

I’ve always enjoyed Barbara O’neal’s lushly detailed stories that fill all the senses and engage me wholly in the world, in the characters and this one was no exception. To read an ARC of her brand-new The Art of Inheriting Secrets was such a treat–not only because the story is wonderful, but also because I’ve been a devoted reader of her stories for a long time. If you read this one, I suspect you’ll fall in and be immersed much like I was, so satisfying.

Barbara Delinsky’s Before and Again was simply breathtaking in so many ways! Let me first say, I was thrilled to be a part of Barbara’s reading group and ARC team–I’ve long admired and enjoyed her stories and this one was no exception. Click the link to read the summary, because I don’t think I can do it any justice. Riveting.

Jill Shalvis’ Rainy Day Friends— Mark is heart-meltingly wonderful as a single dad, a loving son, good brother, and yep hot. Lainie’s story is a great read and Mark nearly sets the pages on fire just reading about him standing there!

Kait Nolan’s Can’t Take My Eyes Off You — the third of Kait’s Wishing For a Hero series is a page-turner romantic suspense with just enough edge for suspense yet keep the romance front and center. Steady sheriff Ethan and dedicated doctor Miranda have caught one another’s attention and they’ll find a way to make it work.


Again, as those who’ve been around here awhile know, I love talking books, writing, food, tv…LIFE anytime–and do so often over on Facebook, so pop over and join the conversation!