After buying/borrowing quite a few books this month, I decided to spend the last weekend of February trying to make a dent in my TBR stockpile. Thanks to my friends at Kobo and their generous use of coupons, I have a slightly frightening backlog of Carina Press titles, so I dove into those. Here's what I read this weekend.
I got annoyed by the number of attacks and accidents she had to go through before Lucien acknowledged something was really going on. And then his attempt to protect her was half-assed at best. But mostly this was an enjoyable read.
This was a dark read, with a fog of anger and violence throughout. There was a happy ending of sorts, but the solution to the mystery was pretty disturbing. And the relationship between the sculptor and the ex-lover was unnecessarily mysterious in the first few chapters, which was just annoying.
Not a bad read, but not to my taste.
This was a fun read. The Kowalskis are a fun family, and it was great to revisit them. And Kevin is a great hero. I was less enamored of Beth, though. Her reason for not wanting to settle down was understandable, but it got old after a while. By the end of the story it was long past time for her to get a grip and grow up. But the ending was sweet, and I bought that they'd be happy together.
The mystery was good and the romance between Elliot and Tucker is emotional and believable. My only problem with the book wasn't with this story itself so much as the story within the context of the author's other work. Everything else that I've read by Lanyon has been in 1st person. This story was in third, although limited to Elliot's point of view. I kept getting bounced out of the story when I was expecting 1st person and got 3rd person instead. Not really a critique so much as an observation.
So that's what I read this weekend. How about you?