Friday, June 11, 2021

My Weekly Bookishness ~ 6/11/2021

All things bookish!

What I Read:

Just when I decided to commit to the "20 Books of Summer" challenge, life went haywire.  Crazy haywire.  Therefore, I haven't kept my goal of reading daily.  I really do want to get back on track with my reading goals though.  So, I decided to post today even though it is very similar to the last time I posted a  "My Weekly Bookishness".  I hope you don't mind a few repeats now and then...


What I'm Reading:


A local island B&B owner hates the swanky high-rise hotel down the beach...but not the billionaire who owns it. Can she deal with strange summer weather, tourists, and falling in love?

Stacey Stapleton owns the premier bed and breakfast on Hawaii's big island, and she's not happy about the new twenty-eight story monstrosity disguised as a luxury resort just down the beach. When she books a night to find out what the rooms at Sweet Breeze are like, she's impressed with the amenities, the view of the bay...and the tall, dark, and handsome room service attendants.

But she's sworn off men and is focused on her own B&B, her Women's Beach Club of friends, and living up to her grandfather's legacy.

Fisher DuPont is the billionaire owner of Sweet Breeze, his first solo business venture since finally leaving his father's company, and he's been moving through each department as an undercover boss. So he's the one behind the room service cart when Stacey opens the door. When he runs into the sassy, gorgeous redhead three more times that day, he takes it as a sign to get to know her better--and reveal his true identity.

As Stacey and Fisher spend more time together, she learns he's absolutely brilliant, unusually kind, and incredibly hardworking. He's impressed by her grace under pressure and dedication to clients, friends, and family when a storm hits the island. Can Stacey and Fisher leave their past heartaches where they belong to build a new future together?

First Lines (Chapter seven:

'Nine-one-one?"  Esther's voice on the other end of the line was partly asleep and partly pissed off.

56%/Page 56

Before she allowed herself to take a quick cat nap, she dialed her mother one more time.


What I'll (Probably) Read Next:


Kaely Quinn's talents as an FBI behavior analyst are impossible to ignore, no matter how unorthodox her methods. But when a reporter outs her as the daughter of an infamous serial killer, she's demoted to field agent and transferred to St. Louis.

When the same reporter who ruined her career claims to have received an anonymous poem predicting a string of murders, ending with Kaely's, the reporter's ulterior motives bring his claim into question. But when a body is found that fits the poem's predictions, the threat is undeniable, and the FBI sends Special Agent Noah Hunter to St. Louis.

Initially resentful of the assignment, Noah is surprised at how quickly his respect for Kaely grows, despite her oddities. But with a brazen serial killer who breaks all the normal patterns on the loose, Noah and Kaely are tested to their limits to catch the murderer before anyone else--including Kaely herself--is killed.


What I Can't Wait To Read:


The ultimate cure that could heal any disease? Crazy.

That's exactly what research scientist Marian Creighton has always believed about her father's quest, even if it does stem from a desire to save her sister Ellen from the genetic disease that stole their mother from them. But when her father falls into a coma after drinking a vial of holy water believed to contain traces of residue from the Tree of Life, Marian must question all of her assumptions. He's left behind tantalizing clues that suggest he's crossed back in time. Insane. Until Marian tests his theories and finds herself in the Middle Ages during a dangerous peasant uprising.

William Durham, a valiant knight comes to Marian's rescue and offers her protection . . . as his wife. The longer Marian stays in the past, the more she cares about William. Can she ever find her father and make it back to the present to heal her sister? And when the time comes to leave, will she want to?


Book Haul:


After reading the first book of this series, Laken absolutely HAD to have the second and third books.  As I haven't been reading much the past few weeks (months) I'm getting my book buying thrills through her ;)


Book Blogger Hop:

Q.   What's your opinion on love triangle plots? (submitted by Julie @ JadeSky)

A. This is an awesome question!  When I was younger (before getting married) I loved love triangle plots.  I loved the thrill and excitement of not knowing who was going to end up with who by the end of the book.

Now, however, I like to know from the beginning (or almost the beginning) of the story who I am supposed to fall in love with character-wise.  My reading likes/dislikes have changed so much that I almost can't abide love triangles.  I hate routing for the wrong person and then "hating" the book!

I'm a bit fickle, I guess.


Bookishly Yours,

Linking up to:


  1. I'm just starting The Songstress by Lori Bates Wright so I'll share the first line from there.
    "President and Mrs. Lincoln finally arrived."
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Happy reading! 🙂❤📚

  2. I was expecting romance not intrigue from your beginning! Nice! Happy weekend!

  3. I remember looking at Mind Games a few years back as it sounded interesting.
    I hope you enjoy it as well as the rest of your reading.

  4. I know when life throws you crazy it is hard to concentrate on any plans. My husband had a bike accident 6 weeks ago and my life hasn't got back on track yet. Aloha Hideaway Inn sounds like fun. I hope you are enjoying it.

  5. All new to me titles. Have a good week and enjoy your reading!

  6. I'm sorry life has gone haywire. It seems to have a way of doing that. Let's hope things settle down soon.

    I enjoy love triangles in movies, but not in books. Go figure!

  7. Sometimes life manages to throw a major wrench into your reading plans. I also had the same answer to the Book Blogger Hop as you, as I've gotten older the love triangle really has stopped working for me. I hope you have a lovely start to the week and do drop by my Monday postif you have the time! - Juli @ A Universe in Words

  8. ALOHA HIDEAWAY INN looks like a good read.

    Enjoy all your books and the rest of your week.

  9. This week I’m featuring The Heart’s Charge by Karen Witemeyer
    Llano, Texas. Spring 1894

    When Mark Wallace left Gringolet two days ago to deliver a prize gelding to a wealthy rancher west of Llano, he never dreamed he’d be called upon to deliver a baby too.

  10. My first line is, “Another customer, the tenth this morning, approached the check-out counter.” It’s from Serena’s Song by Livia Verrell.


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