Thursday, November 12, 2020

My Weekly Bookishness ~ 11/13/2020

All things bookish!

What I Read:

You can read my review HERE!


What I'm Reading:


He was her target. She was his diversion. Falling in love was never something they wanted.

As a con woman who has spent her entire life fending for herself on the streets of London, Rose Wakefield knows how to scam a gentleman out of his money without ever getting caught. That’s until she knocks on the wrong earl’s door and is faced with Carver Ashburn Earl of Kensworth and not the notorious rake she thinks she is approaching.

Carver is a good man, but even a good man will not pass up an opportunity to escape his grief. What better way to avoid his feelings than to play into a con woman’s ruse and offer to marry her?

Things only grow more complicated when Carver sweeps Rose off to his family estate and circumstances force them both into continuing the ruse. Carver needs to protect his family, and Rose needs to protect herself—and her heart.

With so much set against them, will Rose and Carver have a chance at love and freedom? Or is the possibility of more heartache not worth the risk? 

First Lines:

London, 1815

It was time to go, but Rose couldn't leave yet.

56%/Page 56

Carver walked to his bedchamber feeling a touch odd, with a vague suspicion that he had made a mistake by bringing Daphney--or so she said was her name--to his home.


What I'll (Probably) Read Next:


He’s lost her twice…he’s not going to lose her again...

NHL Hockey Goalie Wyatt Marshall has everything--fame, money and a thriving career. But he’s hiding the two things that matter most...a career-ending injury, and his broken heart. He’s been in love with Coco Stanley since she walked into his life at age fourteen, a foster child for the Marshall family. She stole his heart years later, when, after a secret tryst, she returned to her home country of Russia. But she won’t let him back into her life—and he can’t figure out why.

She’s harboring a secret that could cost lives...

Coco Stanley is tired of living her life undercover. Or at least, with an assumed name, always pretending to be someone she’s not. And that’s not the only secret she’s harboring. If Wyatt discovers the real reason she left him, it might just destroy him. She’s resigned herself to loving him from afar...

But when he discovers she’s in danger...

Wyatt is horrified when he learns Coco has been shot and left in Russia, her fate unknown. There is nothing—nothing—that will stop him from finding her. So what if he’s not one of his super-heroic brothers, not a Ranger, not a SEAL...Wyatt is a hockey goalie, a special kind of crazy brave. Except, is he brave enough to face the secret Coco is keeping, or will it destroy everything he’s hoped for?

What will it cost them to save her?

What Wyatt and Coco don’t know is that revenge is stalking her and bringing her home just might cost them their long-awaited happy ending.


Book Haul:

I stocked up on some Christmas reads for the HoHoHo Read a Thon.



Book Blogger Hop:

Q.  What is your favorite social media and why? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews)

A.  I don't have a favorite but some of the ones I use are Facebook, Instagram, Goodreads and I watch a lot of youtube.  I haven't really gotten into twitter and don't even think I have an account.


Bookishly Yours,


Linking up to:


  1. Thanks, Colletta! I love a good collection of reads!

  2. To Con A Gentleman looks interesting. I like quotes.

  3. To Con a Gentleman sounds like a fun read. The heroine being a con-artist particularly appeals to me in this on. I hope you are enjoying it and enjoy your next read as well!

    Have a great weekend! Stay safe and well.

  4. WOW! I love the first line of the description for To Con a Gentleman! I'm definitely going to read that one. Thanks for sharing it. I hadn't heard of it before.
    Over on my blog I'm sharing the first line from To Steal a Heart by Jen Turano.
    Here's the first line from my current read, The Daughter of Highland Hall by Carrie Turansky:

    If she lived to be one hundred and five, Katherine Evangeline Ramsey would never understand why every debutante must begin the London social season by curtsying to the king and queen.

  5. Sounds like a good read this week! Happy weekend!

  6. Happy Friday!!

    Over on my blog I am sharing the first line to the Love Note by Joanna Davidson Politano
    “It always came to this, didn’t it? Amid the glittering swirl of music and gowns, I looked up into the handsome face of Lord Cumberland and forced a smile as if nothing at all were about to happen.”

    Have a happy weekend!

  7. Happy Friday! 😊
    I'm sharing from All is Mary and Bright by Kasey Stockton on my blog: I'm currently reading The Cul-de-sac War by Melissa Ferguson. I'm just starting chapter 4 so I'll share from there.
    "Chip tried really, really hard to keep a smile from playing on his lips as Bree stomped out of the sleet and onto his concrete porch in tall black galoshes."
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend. 🙂❤📚

  8. Happy Friday! My first line is from "Into the Darkness" by Margaret Daley:

    "Hot, humid - no, make that wet - air clung to her like a second skin."

  9. My first line is from an exceptional book: The Promised Land by Elizabeth Musser:
    “I have spent twenty years carefully stitching my family’s life together, so when it suddenly starts to unravel I find myself in a tangled knot of anxiety.”

  10. I am curious about all three books! Hope your week is a good one :)

  11. I just love the name of your blog, every time I see it, I laugh - and believe me, in this day and age, it's much appreciated :)

  12. I like the sound of To Con a Gentleman, I hope you enjoy it

    Have a great reading week

  13. To Con a Gentleman seems like fun! I need to start stacking up on my Christmas reads.

    Hope you will have a wonderful week!

    The Sunday Post #18

  14. Love all thinks uk 🇬🇧 so I’ll check that out and I love examining relationships and identity in books. This is my first time visiting your blog and it looks great!

  15. Hey Colletta, I am just stopping over from Cathy's Sunday Post. 👋 To Con a Gentleman sounds like great fun. Happy reading! 😃

  16. To Con A Gentleman sounds like such a good read! I hope you enjoy all your reads! Have a great week <3

  17. I have to smile every time I see the book called Wyatt. That's my grandson and he is a cowboy...even at one year old!


  18. I also have To Con a Gentleman but have yet to read it. I hope you're enjoying it!

  19. Enjoy your new books! I think YouTube is my favorite social media, even though I’ve never made a video and never want to. Twitter is the one I use the most. I hope you have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  20. I see you are stocking up for Christmas reading! I hope you enjoy the ones you chose. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  21. Thanks for sharing the Susan May Warren titles. I've only read one of hers and that was over ten years ago. The first in the Montana Marshalls series is free (kindle) at the moment so I downloaded it.
    Have a good week!

  22. To Con a Gentleman sounds really good! Great post! Hope you have a fantastic week!

  23. Nice Christmas book haul.
    I like the sound of To Con a Gentleman. And I like Griep too.
    Have a good week and Happy Reading!


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