Sunday, July 26, 2009

Hilcia's Weekly Reads

I'm still trying to catch up to let you know what I've read within the past few weeks.  Last week was a mixed bag for me -- really enjoyed some of my choices but was not so lucky with others. 

For most of last week I read one book, Hidden Currents by Christine Feehan. I had a tough time with this particular read and yes, it took me four days to finish it. Last in the Drake Sisters series, this is Elle and Jackson's story. Elle is the youngest of her sisters and the most powerful of them all. Jackson and Elle have known they are meant for each other for a long time, but neither wanted to give in to the inevitable. 

I've been waiting for this book for a while and was really looking forward to Elle's story. Unfortunately, I did not enjoy this book. The characters themselves were likable up to a certain point, however the plot was a huge turnoff for me and I could not get past it. I found the book to be inconsistent and repetitive at times, but that was not my main objection. I blogged about my thoughts and included Spoilers at Impressions... 

On Friday of last week, I went on a bit of an M/M reading binge and with this "big push," I'm only one away from the finish line! Besides the books I've reviewed here, there are quite a few others I have not reviewed, but read. 

Next week I'll be posting reviews on, Islands by Samantha Kane, a recommendation from Renee of Renee's Book Addictions. I must thank her for this recommendation -- a love story that made me sigh. ePistols at Dawn by Z.A. Maxfield was also a last minute addition to my list as this is her latest release -- a worthy one. Last but not least, Out of Bounds by T.A. Chase, an erotic trip through the world of sports. 

And finally, I picked up Boarding Action by Angela Benedetti, a new M/M short piece included in the Walk the Plank anthology, a new release about pirates. Yes, pirates. Ms. Benedetti's short story is set in contemporary times, so please don't expect to find planks and eye patches. A short piece about a "secret crush" with some unexpected events and a final "maybe.":) I didn't read this piece for the Challenge, this was a relaxation read. *g*

This week was also a slow one -- I think summer is just taking its toll -- I read two books, The Edge of Impropriety by Pam Rosenthal and No Limits by Alison Kent. I'll let you know what I think of these two books later on in the week. 

This brings us up to date. So, what have you been reading, any good ones? Any good recommendations?


  1. Oh, yay! I'm so glad you enjoyed Islands. Can't wait for your review!
    I'm also looking forward to your review of Out of Bounds, which I've been wanting to read. :-)

  2. Is Islands M/M?

    As long as you're reading, you're okay LOL :) It sucks that characters you've been wanting books of are disappointment. LOL, those Drake's books cover - I always thing the heroine is a mermaid ^_^;

    Hmmm, just finished Loretta Chase, but LOL, you've read that one :D

  3. Sounds like you enjoyed ePistols... I really enjoyed the book, but especially her characters. They were so different than anyone I'd read about before. TA Chase is also very good. I'll have to see about Samantha Kane.

    I'm still trying to get thru Hidden Currents, but I think I've finally given up... maybe some other time.

    Two really WONDERFUL books I read this week were Tigers and Devils by Sean Kennedy and Self Preservation by Ethan Day. If you haven't read them, I highly recommend to everyone. They're both MM; such fun books you won't be disappointed.

  4. Renee! Thanks so much for that recommend... both reviews coming up! :)

    nath, yes... Islands is M/M. The Drakes Sisters book was a bummer for me :( LOL on the covers...

    Mariana, I agree... I found ePistols good on different fronts, worth the read. Thank you for those recommendations, I'll look them up! :)