I won an arc for IN A FIX over at Debutant Ball. I had a bunch of books on hold at the library that all came in at the same time so when I this book came I put it on the shelf by my bed so I could concentrate on things that had a deadline.
It's probably a good think I didn't pick it up because when I did, I couldn't put it down. It's a fun, fast paced read, full of twists and laughs. If you're a fan of Janet Evonovich's Stephanie Plum series then you'll like this book. Personally, I think you'll like it if you're not a fan of Janet Evonovich either. Warning, there is swearing and some adult themes.
And maybe I should have actually said what its' about. Here's the blurb from goodreads:
Snagging a marriage proposal for her client while on an all-expenses-paid vacation should be a simple job for Ciel Halligan, aura adaptor extraordinaire. A kind of human chameleon, she’s able to take on her clients’ appearances and slip seamlessly into their lives, solving any sticky problems they don’t want to deal with themselves. No fuss, no muss. Big paycheck.
This particular assignment is pretty enjoyable... that is, until Ciel’s island resort bungalow is blown to smithereens and her client’s about-to-be-fiancé is snatched by modern-day Vikings. For some reason, Ciel begins to suspect that getting the ring is going to be a tad more difficult than originally anticipated.
Going from romance to rescue requires some serious gear-shifting, as well as a little backup. Her best friend, Billy, and Mark, the CIA agent she’s been crushing on for years—both skilled adaptors—step in to help, but their priority is, annoyingly, keeping her safe. Before long, Ciel is dedicating more energy to escaping their watchful eyes than she is to saving her client’s intended.
Suddenly, facing down a horde of Vikings feels like the least of her problems
Another good book I recently finished is Dead Witness by Joylene Butler. Suspense is not a genre I regularly read but I couldn't put this book down.
Here's the goodreads blurb:
Valerie McCormick is a wife and mother from small town Canada. While visiting Seattle, she becomes the only witness to the brutal seaside murder of two FBI agents. When she flees to the nearest police station to report the crime, she becomes caught up in a web of international intrigue and danger. Suddenly, she and her family are in the sights of ruthless criminals bent on preventing her from testifying against the murderer. Even with FBI protection, Valerie is not safe. Whisked away from her family and all that is familiar to her, Valerie fights back against the well-intentioned FBI to ultimately take control over her life with every ounce of fury a mother can possess.
And Livia gave me the Daisy award. Thanks Livia! I'm supposed to list some weird things about myself. I probably should have asked The Engineer what to put because he's always telling me I'm weird for things I think are perfectly normal and when I think something is weird he doesn't. So weirdness aside here's some random facts about me.
I slept with my baby blanket until I got married.
I love to sing at home or in the car but I won't do it if anyone besides my kids can hear me.
I'm not a big fan of fruit based deserts. Give me chocolate or ice cream any time. Or cookies. Seriously, you couldn't improve on the cookie. I like pie, but only for the crust. Which is pretty funny as I have a reputation as an excellent pie maker.
Every time I get a haircut I come home and trim it again myself.
I can't cut or draw in a strait line and I'm not crafty at all.
I love yard work, but can't stand housework.
Hmm, I guess that's enough info about me. Hope you all had a fabulous weekend!