Wednesday, December 5, 2018

What Are You Reading? ~ Dec. 5, 2018

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What are you Reading?  Let me know what your current read is, what you recently finished reading, and what you plan on reading next! 

Wow! I didn't realize it was Wednesday! Well, better late than never, right? 

Here's my list: 

Reading


I'm currently reading A Short Period of Exquisite Felicity by A D'Orazio. I love it so far!  I won this book from the Meryton Press Facebook page. Yay! 





I haven't finished Emma by Jane Austen. I need to get on that, my book group meeting is coming up soon! (this is a reread for me)






I also haven't finished The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang, and I don't think I will. Too much sex for me, and I'm not sure I'm buying that Stella gets over her aversion to being touched as quickly as she seems to in this story.







Finished

I recently finished listening to This Too is Love by Anya Monroe. What a fabulous story! It was an emotional and touching journey in the life of a pregnant teenage girl. 4.5 stars





I also finished listening to Kissing Under the Mistletoe by Marina Adair. This was a fun Christmas romance, and a great way to pass the time while I was traveling! 4 stars





And I finished A Danger to Herself and Others by Alyssa Sheinmel. I enjoy this one too! I'm going to review this one if I can find the time! I'm doing a lot of traveling this month.







What's next? I'm not sure! :)


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I'm linking up with This Week In Books hosted by Lipsyy Lost & Found.


And with Sam @ Taking on a World of Words


So, tell me, what are you reading? 

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Unwrapping Mr. Darcy by L.L. Diamond - Blog Tour - My Review

Hello, my friends! Looking for a fun Christmas read? I have just the book for you! Unwrapping Mr. Darcy! I really enjoyed this book. I'm the last stop on the blog tour, and I have a short review for you. I hope you enjoy!




Unwrapping Mr. Darcy
by L.L. Diamond

Publication Date: October 31st, 2018
Pages: 214 (Kindle Edition)
Received: I received an e-copy of the book for my honest opinion.
Rating: 4 stars

Elizabeth Bennet’s first day at Darcy Holdings was turning out to be everything she'd imagined—that is until she met her new boss William Darcy. True, he’s hotter than Hades but he's also rude, abrupt, and stares at her as though she’s committed some grievous sin. If only she could avoid him, but her friends’ not so brilliant ideas keep throwing them together.  

William Darcy put his foot in his mouth when he met Elizabeth Bennet! Now, he’s head over heels for her and needs to apologize, but how? The dreaded office Secret Santa draw is a possibility, but would that help or would it only make things worse?  

Twenty-five days of gifts? It's creepy and overzealous if you ask Elizabeth. And what’s with this weird reaction she has to Mr. Darcy? He's an ogre, isn't he? But what if her friends are correct and he isn't? Could there be more to him than she assumes? What would happen if she were to take a stab at unwrapping Mr. Darcy?

My Review 

Unwrapping Mr. Darcy is a fun holiday read! In this modern Pride and Prejudice, Darcy is Elizabeth’s boss and Secret Santa. Instead of just one present, Darcy decides to give Lizzy 25 presents! One a day until Christmas. Will that win her over or drive her further away?

On her first day at work for Darcy Holdings, Lizzy overhears Darcy saying to Bingley, “I can’t be expected to take the time to welcome a new company attorney - especially one who required her sister’s boyfriend to get her the job.”

Such a cutting remark! Lizzy is furious! She certainly didn’t need this job. She had a fantastic job at Longbourn, Netherfield, and Haye. Where it was rumored that they wanted to make Lizzy a partner. No, she is an excellent lawyer, and she doesn't need to stay at Darcy Holdings.

After Bingley convinces her to stay, she tries to avoid Darcy as much as she can, but since he’s the boss and Bingley’s best friend, that’s a little difficult to do. Jane and Bingley are dating, so that means Lizzy gets to see him outside of the office, too. But oh, how he makes her very uncomfortable - the way he stares at her!

I loved the way Darcy tries to get on Lizzy's good side, but she can’t get over that first day of work and his poorly chosen words. As Charlotte points out: “You’re so prejudiced against him, you can’t see matters clearly.”

It always tickles me to see how an author places supporting characters and names of places into a modern P&P! For instants, Charlotte is Lizzy's assistant, and Longbourn is a law firm.  

I also loved Lizzy’s cat Grunt. Named for the grunting sounds he makes. He’s a rascal! Always getting into things and breaking stuff. I love that he's on the cover of the book, too!

Unwrapping Mr. Darcy is a sweet, fun read, and perfect for the holiday season! I think you will enjoy it as much as I did! 

Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of the book from the author for my honest review.



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About the Author

L. L. Diamond is more commonly known as Leslie to her friends and Mom to her three kids. A native of Louisiana, she has spent the majority of her life living within an hour of New Orleans until she followed her husband to the ends of the earth as a military wife. Louisiana, Mississippi, California, Texas, New Mexico, Nebraska, and now England have all been called home along the way.

After watching Sense and Sensibility with her mother, Leslie became a fan of Jane Austen, reading most of her collected works over the next few years. Pride and Prejudice stood out as a favorite and has dominated her writing since finding Jane Austen Fan Fiction.


Aside from mother and writer, Leslie considers herself a perpetual student. She has degrees in biology and studio art, but will devour any subject of interest simply for the knowledge. As an artist, her concentration is in graphic design, but watercolor is her medium of choice with one of her watercolors featured on the cover of her second book, A Matter of Chance. She is a member of the Jane Austen Society of North America. She also plays flute and piano, but much like Elizabeth Bennet, she is always in need of practice!

Leslie’s books include Rain and Retribution, A Matter of Chance, An Unwavering Trust, The Earl’s Conquest, Particular Intentions, and Particular Attachments. She is currently editing Unwrapping Mr. Darcy due out October 31st, 2018, and has an original modern that has some Austen inspiration, hopefully releasing Spring 2019.





Blog Tour Schedule


29 Oct - Just Jane 1813
5 Nov - Just Jane 1813
29 Nov - So Little Time... - You are here! 


Any thoughts? I'd love to hear from you!

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

What Are You Reading? ~ Nov. 28, 2018

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What are you Reading?  Let me know what your current read is, what you recently finished reading, and what you plan on reading next! 

Here's my list:


I'm currently reading A Danger to Herself and Others by Alyssa Sheinmel. I'm enjoying it! Hannah has been put into a mental institution after her best friend Agnes has a terrible accident. It wasn't Hannah's fault, and she is sure once the misunderstanding is cleared up they will let her out. The story is told from Hannah's POV; you're in Hannah's head and only see her realities, and slowly the details are being revealed. It kind of has a Girl, Interrupted feel to it. 

I recently finished reading Unwrapping Mr. Darcy by L.L. Diamond. It was a fun read! I will have my review for it up tomorrow! 







I also finished The Carriage Ride: A Pride and Prejudice Short Story by Mary Lydon Simonsen. I enjoyed this little snapshot of what-if Darcy and Elizabeth had to share a carriage ride together shortly after that disastrous proposal! Could they iron out their misunderstandings? 



What's next? I would like to read The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang. I've heard a lot of good things about it! 








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I'm linking up with This Week In Books hosted by Lipsyy Lost & Found.


And with Sam @ Taking on a World of Words


So, tell me, what are you reading? 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

What Are You Reading? ~ Nov. 14, 2018

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What are you Reading?  Let me know what your current read is, what you recently finished reading, and what you plan on reading next! 

Hello, friends! It's been another busy week for me. Not as much reading going on as I would like, but I'm also working on a crochet project. :)

Here's my list:


I'm currently reading Unwrapping Mr. Darcy by L.L. Diamond. I'm only a couple of chapters in but it's already fun! 





I'm also reading Emma by Jane Austen. I've only listened to about 4 chapters, and we are supposed to discuss the first half this Saturday. Yikes! I don't think I'm going to make it!





I recently finished reading Only the Dead Don't Die by A.D. Popovich. I loved it! Only the story is not over, and you have to read the next in the series. Of course, I bought it, but it looks like there may be a third that's not out yet. :(  I hate waiting... 






What's next? I'm not sure. I think I'm going to pull something off my shelves. I have two challenges I still need to complete before the end of the year. So, we'll see! :)



FTC Disclaimer: Links to Amazon. I am an Amazon Associate. Should you purchase a copy of the book through the link provided, I will receive a small commission. Thanks!



I'm linking up with This Week In Books hosted by Lipsyy Lost & Found.


And with Sam @ Taking on a World of Words


So, tell me, what are you reading? 
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