It's been very quiet this week in the Jenre household. We were supposed to go camping this coming weekend but the weather says temperatures of only 6C during the day and -2C at night, so I don't think we'll bother. I know many of you think I've got a screw loose for camping at all but even I'm not that much of a loony that I'll camp in those temperatures!
My Reading Week
Slow again this week:
Don't Judge a Book... by Scarlet Blackwell
I read this after seeing Tam's review at BER. It tells of librarian Rhys who is in charge of Darren a young man on Community Service in the library. I wasn't sure I would like it at first because Rhys is a total snob and rather unpleasant, but he grew on me, as well as growing in character and attitude, and by the end I was happy for the very tentative HFN. Grade: Very Good.
Redemption by Olivia Duncan Craig
I read this one after a review by Wave at her site. It's set in the future. Devin is a rich businessman who finds it hard to meet people and who also needs a new PA. To save himself time and effort on both counts he purchases a bondmate, Jason, to be both a companion and a PA. Jason has a reason why he's chosen to sell himself in this way, one which could prove dangerous. I like master/slave books but this was very different to the BDSM based books I've read in the past. In fact there's no BDSM at all, and only the slightest touch of D/s. The men are almost equal, but not quite and the joy of the book for me was watching the way that the two men try to reconcile themselves to the unusual relationship as neither of them know quite how to behave around the other. The story was full of rich detail with everything including the secondary characters. I read the book quickly and enjoyed it a great deal. My only niggle was a rushed ending but that wasn't enough to spoil the book for me. Grade: Excellent.
I did a couple of reviews here this week. The Very Good Priceless by Cat Grant, and the Good Seeking the Balance by AR Moler. I also failed to do another review but instead rambled on about the difficulties of swapping genres.
This week at BER I've reviewed Nineteen by AJ Mars, False Start by Janey Chapel, Highway Man by Eden Winters, and Superheroes in the Suburbs by Helen Louise Caroll. All of which I would recommend so that was a nice reviewing week for me over there!
Not sure about next week. I am supposed to be having a guest post by MJ O'Shea on Monday but I haven't been contacted about that yet so I don't know if it's going ahead or what the post is about. I suppose I'll have to email and find out what's going on there.
What there will be is a review of Monster by Joely Skye and The Trouble with Hairy by Hal Bodner, as well as the round up post this time next week.
Have a great weekend everyone. It's a bank holiday weekend in the UK and I'm hoping to spend it chilling out - as opposed to just being chilly in a field.