Friday, November 9, 2012

Books Read for October 2012 and Mho's Book Haul

Here are the books I read for October:

The Prince by Tiffany Reisz- A (top 10)
Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi- B+ (February 2013)
Exposed To You by Beth Kery- B+
Rogue Rider by Larissa Ione- B+
My Regelence Rake by JL Langley- B+
Destroy Me by Tahreh Mafi- B
Into the Dark by Stacy Green- B
Exceeding Boundaries by Mia Downing- C
The Girl I Used to Be by David Christano- C

Kindle Reads:
Revenge by of A Band Geek Gone Bad by Naomi Rabinowitz- B (free)
The Secret of Ella and Micha by Jill Sorensen- B (.99 cents)
 Man’s Best Friend by EC Sheedy- B- (free)
Saint and Sinners by Mallory Rush- B- (free)
Fragile by M. Leighton- B- ($2.99)
Savin Me by Alannah Lynne- C+ (free)
Turn Towards the Sun by Jennifer Domenico- D- (free)

And the TBR pile has in a word exploded:

Mho has read a few of Beth Ciotta quirky and ha-ha contemporary romances before. This ones seems to be very, very different from what Beth writes. Looks like a Cowboy Steampunk. Mho's not sure if Her Sky Cowboy will interest him, but he's willing to give it a try.

Synopsis: Amelia Darcy has no interest in marrying well. Her heart belongs to the sky and the dirigibles of brass and steel that swoop over Victorian England. But when her father, an eccentric inventor, dies, the Darcy siblings are left with scrap metal—and not a penny to their names. Their only hope to save the family name and fortune is to embark on a contest to discover an invention of historical importance in honor of Queen Victoria. Armed with only her father’s stories of a forgotten da Vinci workshop, a mechanically enhanced falcon, and an Italian cook, Amelia takes flight for Florence, Italy. But her quest is altered when her kitecycle crashes into the air ship of ex–Air Marshal—and scandalous dime novel hero—Tucker Gentry. Challenged by political unrest, a devious sky pirate, and their own sizzling attraction, Amelia and Tuck are dragged into an international conspiracy that could change the course of history…again.

Penguin UK loves sending Mho Fifty Shades type books. The Pleasure of Winter's cover makes Mho want to sleep on a feather pillow. Again, another book Mho isn't sure he wants to read since anything book compare to Fifty Shades is a big turn off for him.

Synopsis: When reporter Abbie Marshall needs to escape Honduras, a private jet carrying a Hollywood A-lister is her only way out. She has a ride home with Irish actor Jack Winter - notorious womanizer and all round bad boy. Abbie is shaken to the core by Winter's blazing beauty and provocative mind.

After the plane's nose-dive into the remote rainforest forces them to fight for survival, Abbie catches tantalizing glimpses of the complicated man behind the image. And the more she sees of him, the more he touches some primal part of her that she is determined to suppress. But after a devastating encounter with Winter's shadow side, Abbie's detachment is shattered.

On returning to normal life, Abbie cannot forget what happened, nor ignore the shocking rumours about the star's private life. Her struggle to make sense of her torment leads straight back to Winter, who is just as obsessed by her. But if they are to have a relationship, Abbie knows she must embrace his hidden desires ... and accept her own.

Mho has never read any of the books in Jennifer Probst's Marriage to a Billionaire series. Based on the synopsis this one has caught Mho's eye, but again he's on the fence because Mho has a dark secret to share. He's not a big fan of Harlequin Presents and he's been told this series is basically that in a nutshell. But a mention of a bakery makes Mho hungry, so he'll crack this one open at some point.

Synopsis: Carina Conte has had a crush on her brother Michael’s best friend, Max Gray, since she was a teenager. Now she’s earned her MBA and come to work at Michael’s new venture, America’s fastest-growing bakery empire. But some things never change: her family still treats her like a child. With three drop-dead gorgeous siblings, she’s still the ugly duckling of the bunch. And Max, the company’s new CEO, still barely notices her.

Max knows Carina Conte is strictly off limits. But hot-blooded lust wins out at a conference when the two share a scorching one-night stand—and are busted by her mother! Now, forced by old-world Italian tradition into a marriage he’s not ready for, Max is miserable—and Carina is furious. Her new husband is about to realize that hell hath no fury like a woman transformed…

When Mho isn't hunkered down reading, he spends hours on You Tube scoping out the most adorable animal videos he can find. Since Mho is a big fluffy adorable cotton ball himself, he died from the cuteness of this cotton ball doggy that will make even the most coldhearted person melt. A gift from Mho to help you start off your weekend: