bookjunkie57

bookjunkie57

Hi I'm Shannon and I'm a book-a-holic. OK so I know it is not a word but its so true. I love reading and I have a serious book buying/borrowing problem. I read everyday and there is no such thing as no time to read for me, but I always feel like there is not enough time to read.

I’ve decided to start a little Tumblr called Read With Me. It will be updates of the book(s) I am currently reading with full on spoiler reactions to the pages as I read them and perhaps a review at the end. We’ll see how this goes.  Read With Me

Review
3.5 Stars
P. S. I Still Love You
P.S. I Still Love You - Jenny Han
 
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, Book 2

I Picked Up This Book Because: Continue the series.

The Characters:

Lara Jean Covey:
Peter Kavinsky:
Margo Covey, Kitty Covey, John Ambrose McClaren, Peter’s ex-girlfriend I can’t remember her name right now

The Story:

Ah Lara Jean. Navigating through adolescence and first relationships. With a sex scandal, boyfriend troubles, ex-girlfriend troubles and a new love interest on the scene there is certainly a lot to navigate. She does the best she can and there is a lot of teen angst. Maybe too much for my mood at the moment but that’s just the mood I’m in right now. Overall this is well written, interesting and entertaining.

The Random Thoughts:



3 ½ Stars
 
 
 
Review
4 Stars
Turbo Twenty-Three
Turbo Twenty-Three - Janet Evanovich

 
Stephanie Plum, Book 23

I Picked Up This Book Because: Continue the series

The Characters:

Stephanie Plum:
Joe Morelli:
Carlos “Ranger” Manoso:
Grandma Mazur, Lula, Connie, Tank,

The Story:

I don’t think I have anything new to say about this series. Stephanie is Stephanie. I don’t know another way to describe her… or Lula or Grandma. I just smile and laugh and gasp and moon. It's just a really great series. I kinda hope it continues forever.

The Random Thoughts:

#LibraryLoveChallenge

4 Stars

Review
3 Stars
My Bluegrass Baby
My Bluegrass Baby - Molly Harper, Amanda Ronconi
 
Bluegrass, Book 1

I Picked Up This Book Because: I’m a fan of the author

The Characters:

Sadie Hutchins:
Joshua Vaughn:

The Story:

An enemies to lovers tale that took quite some time to grow on me. Sadie and Josh are fine characters but I never really felt a connection to them. I did eventually get fully on board with this couple. I especially enjoyed the scene with them locked in the supply closet.

Overall nothing wowed me about this story but it wasn’t the worst way to spend a few hours. I won’t be continuing the series due to availability and lack of interest.


The Random Thoughts:


3 Stars
Review
4 Stars
Whispering Rock
Whispering Rock - Robyn Carr
 
Virgin River, Book 3

I Picked Up This Book Because: Continue the series

The Characters:

Miguel “Mike” Valenzuela:
Brie Sheridan: Yep, Jack’s sister
Jack, Mel, Preacher, Paige, The rest of the guys in Mike and Jack’s old unit

The Story:

I enjoy this series more and more with each book. I love how we never lose the original characters while adding to the VR Family. A lot of people seem to find this town in a time of tragedy in their life. VR is a place of healing… and fertility. LOL


The Random Thoughts:



4 Stars
 
 
 
Review
4.5 Stars
Girl Gone Viral
Girl Gone Viral - Alisha Rai

Modern Love, Book 2

I Picked Up This Book Because: Continue the series

The Characters:

Katrina King:
Jas Singh:


The Story:

How does Ms Rai do it? How does she create these characters that completely suck me in and don’t let go? Is there somewhere I can sign up for a Jas of my own? He’s so loving and cares so much about Katrina. This book gave me all the warm and fuzzy feels with a side of righteous anger. We are certainly living in a different time and I can’t say I would have handled the #cafebae scandal with half the grace that Katrina did.


The Random Thoughts:


4.5 Stars

Review
4 Stars
Tricky Twenty-Two
Tricky Twenty-Two - Janet Evanovich

Stephanie Plum, Book 22

I Picked Up This Book Because: Continue the series

The Characters:

Stephanie Plum:
Joe Morelli:
Carlos “Ranger” Manoso:
Grandma Mazur, Lula, Connie, Tank,

The Story:

Another good one. I think Stephanie missed her calling as a detective, with some real training she could really be something.

The Random Thoughts:

#LibraryLoveChallenge

4 Stars

Review
4 Stars
Scrooged by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward

I can't do a search for books but still want to post my reviews so here we go.

 

Sexy Scrooge - SERIES INFO - Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward - 4 Stars - Meredith Eden, Adam Bullock - A quick meet cute that leaves the relationship to our imaginations.

The Merry Mistake - SERIES INFO - Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward - 4 Stars - Piper, Mason - (view spoiler)

Kissmas in New York - Read as part of Christmas in the City December 2019 - Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward - 3.5 Stars - Margo, Chet - The ultimate fantasy. A meet cute, undeniable chemistry and a man that gives it all up for you.
 
 
 
 
Source: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3334526679
Review
4 Stars
Top Secret Twenty One
Top Secret Twenty-One - Janet Evanovich

 
Stephanie Plum, Book 21

I Picked Up This Book Because: Continue the series

The Characters:

Stephanie Plum:
Joe Morelli:
Carlos “Ranger” Manoso:
Grandma Mazur, Lula, Connie, Tank,

The Story:

Stephanie takes on the terrorist, who happens to also be a psychopath out to torture and kill Ranger. Ranger mentions he sometimes thinks about marrying Stephanie. Stephanie somehow saves not only her own tail but Ranger’s and a gang of convention goers (view spoiler)

I’m to the point of purposely waiting to check out the next book as I know the end (end of what is already published) is coming.

The Random Thoughts:

#LibraryLoveChallenge

4 Stars

Review
5 Stars
The Sinner
The Sinner - J.R. Ward

 
Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 18

I Picked Up This Book Because: Continue the Series

The Characters:

Syn (Band of Bastards):
Jo Early:
Butch,

The Story:

I can’t talk about this without major spoilers so consider yourself warned.

(view spoiler)

The Random Thoughts:


5 Stars

 

 

 

In case the spoiler link doesn't work Goodreads Review

Review
4.5 Stars
Get a Life, Chloe Brown
Get A Life, Chloe Brown - Talia Hibbert
 
The Brown Sisters, Book 1

I Picked Up This Book Because: I liked the cover

The Characters:

Chloe Brown: I loved Chloe so much! She is so delightfully weird
Redford “Red” Morgan: The way this man loves, understands and needs Chloe is everything. I will be single until I meet my Red.
Dani Brown, Eve Brown, Gigi, Annie, Vik (I would have liked to see more Vik)

The Story:

I’ve been crap at writing reviews lately and I love this book so much I want to give it the ode it deserves but I just don’t have the words or motivation (I blame motivation on Covid) I’ll just say that Chloe and Red have worked their way into my top 10 couples… maybe even top 5.

The Random Thoughts:



The Score Card:

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4.5 Stars
 
 
 
Review
4 Stars
Takedown Twenty
Takedown Twenty - Janet Evanovich
 
Stephanie Plum, Book 20

I Picked Up This Book Because: Continue the series

The Characters:

Stephanie Plum:
Joe Morelli:
Carlos “Ranger” Manoso:
Grandma Mazur, Lula, Connie, Tank,

The Story:

So I made the mistake of reading this book and 20 very close together and now I can’t remember what happened in which book. Either way I’ve enjoyed both and now I have to deal with the fact that I’ve almost caught up and IDK what I’m going to do without Stephanie and her spirited incompetence and bad, or maybe actually good since she continues to live though these circumstances, luck.

The Random Thoughts:

#LibraryLoveChallenge


4 Stars
 
 
 
Review
4 Stars
Notorious Nineteen
Notorious Nineteen  - Janet Evanovich

 
Stephanie Plum, Book 19

I Picked Up This Book Because: Continue the series

The Characters:

Stephanie Plum:
Joe Morelli:
Carlos “Ranger” Manoso:
Grandma Mazur, Lula, Connie, Tank,

The Story:

So I made the mistake of reading this book and 20 very close together and now I can’t remember what happened in which book. Either way I’ve enjoyed both and now I have to deal with the fact that I’ve almost caught up and IDK what I’m going to do without Stephanie and her spirited incompetence and bad, or maybe actually good since she continues to live though these circumstances, luck.

The Random Thoughts:

#LibraryLoveChallenge

4 Stars

Review
2.5 Stars
Blame It On Bianca Del Rio: The Expert on Nothing with an Opinion on Everything
Blame It On Bianca Del Rio: The Expert On Nothing With An Opinion On Everything - Bianca Del Rio

 

I Picked Up This Book Because: It’s Bianca.

The Story:

So I once again jumped in both feet first on a book I knew absolutely nothing about. I didn’t see the subtitle until after the audiobook started. I didn’t realize I was signing up for 4+ hours of absolutely terrible and rarely funny advice. I know Bianca leans towards being an insult comic and in small doses it’s hilarious but for me it got old quick. I powered through and listened to the whole thing while plugging away at work. I kinda just wanted to get it over with. It breaks my heart because she is a talented queen and I wanted to love this book but if there’s anything I’ve learned in life it’s that you can’t love them all. Oh well.


The Random Thoughts:



2.5 Stars

Review
3 Stars
If I Never Met You
If I Never Met You - Mhairi McFarlane
 

I Picked Up This Book Because: Cute cover

The Characters:

Laurie:
Jamie Carter:


The Story:

Entertainment: This story was just okay for me. I found it predictable and I could barely understand the narrator at times which always kills the enjoyment of a book.
Characters: I didn’t like Laurie. She became one of those women at the end of a relationship that I can’t stand. Jealous, snoopy and intent on revenge. I get that people work through things differently but it just made me roll my eyes way too much.
Plot: Again it was fine but nothing fresh or new or even a fresh twist. Of course the fake relationship was going to turn real, of course they were going to stumble when they decided it was real, of course there would be resolution.
Writing Style/Voice: There is nothing to complain about here. Technically fine writing and good pacing.
Overall: I’m left a bit underwhelmed. I know I’m in the minority of thinking this was not the next great love story but it was a pleasant enough way to spend time.


The Random Thoughts:



The Score Card:

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3 Stars
 
 
 
Is it me or

is the Shelve It feature not working anymore? I've tired with two books and I just get taken to my dashboard.

 

Review
4 Stars
Agnes Moor’s Wild Knight
Agnes Moor's Wild Knight - Alyssa Cole
 

I Picked Up This Book Because: Palate cleanser

The Characters:

Agens Moor:
Gareth MacAllister:


The Story:


The Random Thoughts:



The Score Card:

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4 Stars