The Book Worm

Friday, July 21, 2017

Review: Behind Closed Doors

Book Review: Behind Closed Doors, by B. A. Paris


Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth; she has charm and elegance. He’s a dedicated attorney who has never lost a case; she is a flawless homemaker, a masterful gardener and cook, and dotes on her disabled younger sister. Though they are still newlyweds, they seem to have it all. You might not want to like them, but you do. You’re hopelessly charmed by the ease and comfort of their home, by the graciousness of the dinner parties they throw. You’d like to get to know Grace better.
But it’s difficult, because you realize Jack and Grace are inseparable.
Some might call this true love. Others might wonder why Grace never answers the phone. Or why she can never meet for coffee, even though she doesn’t work. How she can cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim. Or why she never seems to take anything with her when she leaves the house, not even a pen. Or why there are such high-security metal shutters on all the downstairs windows.
Some might wonder what’s really going on once the dinner party is over, and the front door has closed.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

My Summer 2017 Reading List

Hello, and welcome. Today I'm sharing with you the books currenly in my summer reading list. Hopefully I'll have time for a few more by the time we actually go on vacation at the end of August, but for now I'll be focusing on these.
My Summer 2017 Reading List

Of the seven books I picked, four I believe are typical summer reads ad hopefully will turn out to be great beach companions. Then I added two thrillers and one paranormal book just for good measure.

You have all the details of the books below:

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Review: Serenity Harbor

Book Review: Serenity Harbor, by RaeAnne Thayne


Computer-tech millionaire Bowie Callahan is about the last person that schoolteacher Katrina Bailey wants to work for. As far as she can see, he’s arrogant, entitled and not up to the task of caring for his young half brother, Milo. But Kat is, especially if it brings her closer to her goal of adopting an orphaned little girl. And as her kindness and patience work wonders with Milo, she realises there’s more to sexy, wary Bo. 
Bo never imagined he’d be tasked with caring for a sibling he didn’t know existed. Then again, he never pictured himself impulsively kissing vibrant, compassionate Katrina in the moonlight. Now he’s ready to make her dream of family come true…and hoping there’s room in it for him, too…

Friday, July 14, 2017

Review: Somebody's Baby

Book Review: Somebody's Baby, by Donna Alward


Veterinarian Rory Gallagher chose a different path from his brothers, both of whom became first responders in the lovely little town of Darling, Vermont. Rory's always had an affinity for animals--and the ladies. Known for his impressive track record in breaking hearts, Rory never meant to hurt anyone; he's just never been in a hurry to settle down. It's not as if he needs to pay a visit to the town's famed Kissing Bridge to magically find love. He'll know The One when he sees her. . .right?
Oaklee Collier is the kid sister of Rory's best friend--and, even now that she's all grown up, remains immune to the pet-doctor's charms. When she shows up at Rory's clinic late one night--devastated after hitting a stray dog with her car--Rory's so-called "bedroom eyes" are the last thing on her mind. Still, his care and kindness toward the dog, and his concern for her feelings, catches Oaklee by surprise. . .and soon the two (and rescued dog makes three!) begin to share a deep connection that neither could have ever imagined. Could it be that love has been waiting for them by the bridge all along?

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Review: The Outsider

Book Review: The Outsider, by Penelope Williamson


Throughout the years on her Montana homestead, Rachel Yoder had never been afraid—the creed of the Plain People had been her strength. Then the day came when lawless men killed Rachel’s husband in an act of blind greed. Now, at her darkest hour, an outsider walks across her meadow and into her life… Johnny Cain is bloody, near death, and armed to the teeth. A man hardened by his violent past, Cain has never known a woman like Rachel—someone who offers him a chance to heal more than his physical wounds. Cain’s lazy smile and teasing ways steal Rachel's heart and confound her soul. Soon she must choose between all she holds dear—her faith, her family, perhaps her very salvation—and the man they call the Outsider.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Review: Mistakenly Married

Book Review: Mistakenly Married, by Victorine E. Lieske


Penny’s gotten herself into another one of her crazy messes. She’s broke and about to be evicted. When her online boyfriend suggests they elope, she agrees. Why not? She loves him, even though she hasn’t met him, so she blows the last of her cash on a fun Las Vegas wedding. Except, William stands her up and the limo driver picks up the wrong guy. A smokin’ hot wrong guy. Too bad she doesn’t find out who he really is until after the wedding.
Harrison Williams needs a wife to gain access to his trust fund account. He goes to Las Vegas to meet someone, but there’s a mix up and he ends up at the Chapel-O-Love exchanging vows with Penny, a spirited girl in a cheap veil. When they realize the mistake, he convinces her to go back to Bel Air with him to prove that he’s married, and he agrees to pretend to be William so her family doesn’t have to know about her big mistake. Sounds like a good plan. What could go wrong?
Mistakenly Married is a sweet, clean romantic comedy.

Friday, June 30, 2017

The 2017 Reading Challenge - June 30 Update

Hello, and welcome to my 2017 reading challenge update.

Here's the background story: last year I decided to accept Goodreads' reading challenge for the first time, and I failed. Not by much, but I still failed. So this year I decided not only to do it again but also to challenge myself even more - I want to read 110 books in 2017!

So...where am I?

Well, as of today I'm one book behind schedule, which is not too bad. Hopefully I'll be able to recover during the summer.

Here's a sneak peek of all the books I've read so far (you can find the reviews for all of them searching by author at the bottom of the side bar or going to the book reviews page). 


Here's to six more months filled with books. And if you want to find me on Goodreads, I'm here.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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