It’s Monday! What are you Reading?


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This is a weekly meme started by Sheila over at Book Journey.

Happy Monday! Weekends just go too quickly.  But, I managed to finish two books, which is an accomplishment for me!



Dr. Emory Charbonneau, a pediatrician and marathon runner, disappears on a mountain road in North Carolina. By the time her husband Jeff, miffed over a recent argument, reports her missing, the trail has grown cold. Literally. Fog and ice encapsulate the mountainous wilderness and paralyze the search for her.

While police suspect Jeff of “instant divorce,” Emory, suffering from an unexplained head injury, regains consciousness and finds herself the captive of a man whose violent past is so dark that he won’t even tell her his name. She’s determined to escape him, and willing to take any risks necessary to survive.

Unexpectedly, however, the two have a dangerous encounter with people who adhere to a code of justice all their own. At the center of the dispute is a desperate young woman whom Emory can’t turn her back on, even if it means breaking the law.

As her husband’s deception is revealed, and the FBI closes in on her captor, Emory begins to wonder if the man with no name is, in fact, her rescuer. 

A book that I couldn’t put down!  I loved this – a great mix of suspense, romance, and mystery.  And even a twist that I never saw coming.  Glad I picked this one up.


It’s been ten years since Allie Beckett crossed the threshold of her family cabin at Butternut Lake, Minnesota. Now, newly widowed after the death of her husband in Afghanistan, she’s returned with her five-year-old son.

There, she reconnects with the friends she had in childhood-best girlfriend Jax, now married with three kids and one on the way, and Caroline, owner of the local coffee shop. What Allie doesn’t count on is a newcomer to Butternut Lake, Walker Ford.

Up at Butternut Lake follows these four unforgettable characters across a single summer as they struggle with love, loss, and what it means to take risks, confront fears, and embrace life, in all of its excitement and unpredictability.

Allie Beckett could never have imagined, when she ran away from her old life, that she was running into a whole new life, up at the lake….

This was a very sweet romance, although at times I felt it was a little long-winded, it was still a lovely read.


20821614Love hurts…

When aspiring writer Guinevere Beck strides into the East Village bookstore where Joe works, he’s instantly smitten. Beck is everything Joe has ever wanted: She’s gorgeous, tough, razor-smart, and as sexy as his wildest dreams.

Beck doesn’t know it yet, but she’s perfect for him, and soon she can’t resist her feelings for a guy who seems custom made for her. But there’s more to Joe than Beck realizes, and much more to Beck than her oh-so-perfect façade. Their mutual obsession quickly spirals into a whirlwind of deadly consequences . . .

A chilling account of unrelenting passion, Caroline Kepnes’s You is a perversely romantic thriller that’s more dangerously clever than any you’ve read before.

What are you reading this week?



11 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What are you Reading?

  1. whatsheread says:

    You has been catching my eye lately. I really can’t add any more books to my August/September piles, but I am definitely intrigued. I hope it is as good as it sounds!

    • Brandie says:

      I hope so, too. It sounds kinda sinister completely different than anything I’ve read lately. It’s getting a lot of mixed reviews, so we’ll see!

  2. Kathy Martin says:

    Wow! Mean Streak sounds amazing. It has been so long since I read anything by Sandra Brown. I’ll have to add this one to my wishlist. Thanks for visiting my blog. Happy reading!

  3. Teddyree says:

    Mean Streak sounds great, I haven’t read a Sandra Brown in ages. You is new to me but I’m certainly curious. Have a great week and happy reading

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