W…W…W… Wednesday

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W… W… W… Wednesday, hosted by Taking on a World of Worlds is a weekly meme showcasing what you just finished reading, what you are currently reading, and what you plan to start reading next.

 

what did you recently finish reading

 

 

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The Chocolate Thief  by Laura Florand

Paris

Breathtakingly beautiful, the City of Light seduces the senses, its cobbled streets thrumming with possibility. For American Cade Corey, it’s a dream come true, if only she can get one infuriating French chocolatier to sign on the dotted line. . .

Chocolate

Melting, yielding yet firm, exotic, its secrets are intimately known to Sylvain Marquis. But turn them over to a brash American waving a fistful of dollars? Jamais. Not unless there’s something much more delectable on the table. . .

Stolen Pleasure

Whether confections taken from a locked shop or kisses in the dark, is there anything sweeter?

It makes me happy to get some of the older books on my TBR list read. Several of my Goodreads friends recommended this series to me a long time ago, and I’m just getting around to it. It was a very sweet, romantic book, and I look forward to reading more in the series. Although…I could have done without the chocolate cravings the entire time I read it. 😉

 

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The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
Seventeen-year-old Lennie Walker spends her time tucked safely and happily in the shadow of her fiery older sister, Bailey. But when Bailey dies abruptly, Lennie is catapulted to centre stage of her own life – and, despite her nonexistent history with boys, suddenly finds herself struggling to balance two. Toby was Bailey’s boyfriend; his grief mirrors Lennie’s own. Joe is the new boy in town, with a nearly magical grin. One boy takes Lennie out of her sorrow, the other comforts her in it. But the two can’t collide without Lennie’s world exploding…
Just wow. Everyone has said how wonderful this book is, and I stupidly put off reading it for way too long. It was one of the best YA books I’ve ever read, and I definitely plan to read more by this author in the future.

 

what are you currently reading

 

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Precious Thing by Colette McBeth

I know her inside out.  I know what she’s thinking, I know what she wants. So I can’t give up on her, she knows I never will.

Some friendships fizzle out. Rachel and Clara promised theirs would last forever.

They met in high school when Rachel was the shy, awkward new girl and Clara was the friend everyone wanted. Instantly, they fell under one another’s spell and nothing would be the same again. Now in their late twenties Rachel has the television career, the apartment and the boyfriend, while Clara’s life is spiraling further out of control. Yet despite everything, they remain inextricably bound. Then Rachel’s news editor assigns her to cover a police press conference, and she is shocked when she arrives to learn that the subject is Clara, reported missing. Is it abduction, suicide or something else altogether?

Imagine discovering something about your oldest friend that forces you to question everything you’ve shared together. The truth is always there.  But only if you choose to see it. In Colette McBeth’s Precious Thing.

I’m not far enough in to have much of an opinion. There are some very high reviews stating how suspenseful it is. Hoping I get to a point where I can’t put it down.

 

what will you read next

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A Pound of Flesh by Sophie Jackson

Haunted by nightmares of her father’s street murder fifteen years ago, Kat Lane decides to face her fears and uphold his legacy of helping others by teaching inmates at a New York prison. There she meets arrogant Wesley Carter, who’s as handsome as he is dangerous, as mysterious as he is quick-witted, and with a reputation that ensures people will keep their distance.

As teacher and student, Kat and Carter are forced to leave their animosities at the door and learn that one should never judge a book by its cover. As Carter’s barriers begin to crumble, Kat realizes there’s much more to her angry student than she thought, leaving them to face a new, perilous obstacle: their undeniable attraction to one another.

When Carter is released and Kat continues to tutor him on the outside, the obstacles mount. Can they fight the odds to make their relationship work? Will Kat’s family and friends ever accept her being with someone of his background? And will Kat’s discovery of Carter’s role on the night her father died force them apart forever…or unite them?

This is another Aesta’s Book Blog recommendation, so I immediately purchased it on my Kindle. I’m torn between starting this one and…

 

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My Very Best Friend by Cathy Lamb

Charlotte Mackintosh is an internationally known bestselling romance writer who has no romance, and remains a mystery to her fans. In fact, she has little in her life besides her work, her pampered cats, and her secluded home off the coast of Washington. And then there is her very best friend, Bridget, who lives in Scotland, where Charlotte lived until she was fifteen. Bridget, whom Charlotte hasn’t seen in twenty years, but continues to write to—though the replies have stopped. Hurt by the silence, an opportunity arises to find answers—and maybe much more.

Charlotte must finally return to Scotland to sell her late father’s cottage. It was his tragic death when Charlotte was fifteen that began her growing isolation, and the task is fraught with memories. But her plans are slowed when she’s confronted with the beautiful but neglected house, the irresistible garden—and Toran, Bridget’s brother. Capable and kind, Toran has the answers Charlotte seeks. And as she is drawn deeper into the community she thought she’d left behind, Charlotte learns not only more about her dear friend, but about herself—and discovers a new and unexpected path.

I have yet to read a Cathy Lamb book, and want to give her a try. This one sounds really good.

 

*Subject to change due to the fact I’m an extremely moody reader!

 

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4 thoughts on “W…W…W… Wednesday

  1. laurelrainsnow says:

    Oh, I loved Precious Thing…it had so many interesting twists and turns. I want to check out that Cathy Lamb book…and The Chocolate Thief looks yummy! Thanks for sharing…and for visiting my blog.

  2. Kathy says:

    These look like a lot of great picks. The only problem I have with A Pound of Flesh is that I read Prisoner by Skye Warren and Annika Martin; APoF sounds eerily similar in a lot of ways, so I don’t know if I could get past comparing the two.

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