I read book #1 “Curio” over the summer and really enjoyed it (check out my review here). In fact, it almost made yesterday’s “Top Five Summer Reads” list (as a “cheat” extra). Almost. Instead, I thought I’d save it for today and post it as a reading order guide. A short story, but kept me entertained for a few hours, and I actually didn’t feel like I missed out on anything. It had just enough depth and personal touches to make me forget how short this book really was.
I was doing a bit of “What to Read After Fifty” research and happened upon this book. It wasn’t even on my radar until yesterday but OMG my jaw dropped (just look at that gorgeous cover)!! I HAD to know just who was the damaged goods in this one, and I so wanted to walk that path with them.
So… I downloaded the sample. You know… just so I wouldn’t forget it amongst my huge TBR list. Sometimes it’s out of sight, out of mind with me, and with a cover like that constantly in my face, I new I’d be on it soon enough. And I went back to the book I HAD been reading but I couldn’t stop thinking about this one. My current read was good, but this one was calling me so I went ahead and read that sample. And that was it. I was hooked.
Fallen From Grace
I’ve decided before going on to some fun book reviews (I have two coming up and many of you know exactly which ones I’m referring to – two hilarious romantic finds), I’m going to continue on our dark yet erotic reading path about unusual and troubled romance (see previous “dark & Dirty” review). Because this one was yet another great and emotionally investing read. And while the romance aspect was a bit more “in your face” (which I loved because there were some definite swoon-worthy moments), it too had a gritty, tormented feel. In this case, however, it was the hero that had a past to overcome and a future to accept. However to take that step, personal changes were needed, and in taking a new path he lead us all un an unsettling journey.
I’m an emotional book-zombie mess again!! I stayed up all night, reading this un-put-downable book. I ended up caring too much for a couple of characters that have both elated me, and disturbed me (well, especially one in particular). They made me sad, made me happy, made me sigh with the sweetness, made me worry, made me say to myself over and over again… “Oh no. This is not good. This can’t be good in the long run. This is trouble.” And yet, I loved it.