Thursday, February 17, 2022

My Weekly Bookishness ~ 2/18/2022

All things bookish!

What I Read:

Review to come soon!


What I'm Reading:


Elle Brook

I’m pretty sure heartthrob Zane Masters is sabotaging my business, and I’m going to prove it.

It’s no secret that the big-shot CEO of Got Cake? wants to buy my bakery but I declined his offer––even though it was presented to me on a notecard with a triple chocolate donut.

For the record, I did not eat his over-priced donut... I threw it in the trash.

Off the record––I totally ate it, and oh my heck, it was finger-licking delicious.

Just as I get ready to release something new, Got Cake? announces something suspiciously similar.

Not forgetting the time three crates of fish got delivered to my shop. Dead fish.

It took me DAYS to get rid of the stench.
And Zane is my number one suspect.

The only way I’m gonna find the proof I need to stop all this nonsense is to get close to him. Real close.

He’s a man’s man with a hunky smile and a smolder that can melt any heart, I know exactly what an alpha male like him wants in a woman.

My friends think I’m playing with fire. But I'll do whatever it takes to unravel his dark secrets. And the only way I'll get hurt is if I let my heart get involved. That's not gonna happen.

Besides, there’s zero chance I’m gonna fall in love with my enemy.

Flirting with my Enemy is a cozy mystery romcom. Packed with swoon-worthy romance, heart-warming characters, laugh-out-loud humor, and an exciting mystery.

First Lines:


"Hey there.  I'm Elle Brook.  You must be Sonia from Crumbs magazine..."

56%/Page 56

"Is it so wrong that maybe I wanted to spend more time with you?" he whispers into my ear.


What I'll (Probably) Read Next:


One decision changed his life. 

Nathan Hollister nearly died in a war zone and the experience made one thing crystal clear—breaking off his engagement was a terrible mistake. He arrives at his ex’s ranch to make amends, but gunfire erupts before he can. 

Someone wants her dead. 

Cassie Miles is used to being abandoned, first by her mother and then Nathan. But when an attempt is made on her life, she can’t protect herself and the horses she’s rehabilitating. Accepting Nathan’s help is the only answer.   

A hazardous mission. 

Nathan won’t let anyone harm Cassie. Convincing her to give him a second chance, however, is impossible. As the danger creeps closer, the risk heightens. One critical error could cost Nathan everything…again. 


Book Haul:



Book Blogger Hop:

Q.   What genre do you refuse to read and why? (submitted by Cheryl @ I Heart Fictional People

A.  There are two genres that I turn my nose up at.

The first would be Science Fiction.  It just does NOT appeal to me at all.

The second would be horror!  I get scared too easily whether it be a movie or a book.  Creeps me out for days so I stay away from them!


Bookishly Yours,

Linking up to:


  1. I don't usually read horror either and don't choose Sci-Fi often though I want to read the classics that started it off. My Friday quotes

  2. I like the quotes. Enjoy your current read!

  3. Reading the 56, I went "Ahhhh." Hope the book is as sweet as it sounds.

  4. 'Flirting with my Enemy' sounds like great fun, although girl is definitely in danger of falling in love hard! And now I'm craving donuts... I think it's super valuable to know what you don't like to read because why force yourself through a book if you know it's not going to do anything for you? I'm generally quite open to most books, although I'm definitely picky! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a lovely weekend :)
    Juli @ A Universe in Words

  5. Those two are a couple of my favorite genres. 😉

  6. That Friday 56 is a nice warm touch on my cold snowy Friday.
    Mine is in French this time:
    I have free copies and also a giveaway, so if you read French or have friends who do, please pass the information along. Have a great week-end

    1. Agree. The opening line was fine, but that snippet seemed cozy and inviting. My first post for Friday 56 and First Line Friday is up.

  7. Sounds like a fun read!! I love horror, but not so much sci-fi either. Happy weekend!

  8. My first line is from Shaped by the Waves by Christina Suzann Nelson:
    The Pacific Ocean licked the heat from her feet.
    Happy reading!

  9. Oh! I loved Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe! Have you read it before or will this be your first time? It's so good! Flirting with my Enemy sounds like a fun read. Have a great weekend!

  10. Happy Friday!
    I'm just beginning Stone by Ronie Kendig so I will share from there.
    "Some days were meant to test a man; others meant to undo him."
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  11. I do not read science fiction or horror either. I hope you have a great weekend.

  12. I agree with you on horror, even some thrillers/romantic suspense are too intense for me. :) My first line is from Toni Shiloh's new book, In Search of a Prince.

  13. I am terrified of horror, and I never read it. Too scary for me.

    It looks like Flirting with My Enemy turned out to be great fun.

  14. Fried Green Tomatoes-- loved the book and the movie! I don't do horror but if the SciFi is more like a fantasy then I do on a rare occasion read that genre. Then again... I read most genres except horror and erotica, all the rest are open to me.

  15. I don't read science fiction or horror either! Fried Green Tomatoes was so good.

  16. Science Fiction is not one of my go-to genres, but I have read and enjoyed the odd book. Horror is interesting--I cannot watch horror or listen to a horror audiobook, but I actually enjoy reading it. Go figure! - Melinda @ A Web of Stories

  17. We loved the movie Fried Green Tomatoes. I hope you enjoy the book.
    I love sci fi and the occasional horror - usually in October. I won't read erotica as it is not to my taste.
    Have a good week and enjoy your reading!

  18. Your books this week sound fabulous.

    I am not a fan of sci-fi at all, but I used to read horror. Not much of a fan of it these days.

    Thanks for sharing.

  19. Wow, you are totally linked up! Love the books, I've seen Fannie Flagg books but yours is cute!! Have a great week!😀

  20. I have often seen Flagg's book on blogs. I hope you enjoy.
    Here is my post:

  21. I agree with you about horror, but I do enjoy science fiction. You have a nice looking assortment of books too. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  22. I hope you enjoy your books and your week.


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