WWW Wednesdays #293 – November 11th

WWW WEDNESDAYS is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World Of Words and is all about answering the three questions below.

  • WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?

I’ve finally picked up my TBR jar pick Dead Girls Don’t Lie by Jennifer Shaw Wolf… It was about time as it has been four months since I finished the last one. xD I’m also finally starting Beach Read by Emily Henry; I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed it will live up the hype for me.

  • WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?

1. The Last Thing To Burn by Will Dean (4,5/5 stars) REVIEW 15/11
I really enjoyed Will Dean‘s writing in his Tuva Moodyson series, so I knew I wanted to read this stand-alone as soon as I first heard about it. I mean, have you seen that blurb?! A man keeping an illegal woman trapped in his home, pretending to be his wife… That most definitely sounds like a rock solid premise to build your story around. I had a feeling that I was going to enjoy my time with The Last Thing To Burn, and my instincts turned out to be absolutely right. You will want to clear your schedule for this one, as it will be REALLY hard to stop reading before you reach that final page. Unputdownable indeed!

2. Get A Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert (DNF 45%; 0 stars) DNF REVIEW 22/11
Nope. No way. Cannot do. DNF it is! I feel sad because I do love the rest of the story, the snarkiness and characters, but the crude and way too explicit sexy scenes make me want to vomit. YUCK! This one most definitely wasn’t for me.

3. Breathe Your Last by Lisa Regan (4,5/5 stars) REVIEW 20/11
We all have our series we cannot wait to get back to, those characters and settings that feel like old friends every time you have the pleasure to return to when you pick up a new installment. The Detective Josie Quinn series is exactly that for me. I’ve been a fan of this detective series ever since I read the first book back in 2018, and I’ve devoured every single sequel since then. This series is known for its lightning fast and action-packed plots, and I can definitely recommend clearing your schedule as it will be really hard to stop reading once you’ve read the first chapters. These books are highly addictive and simply exhilarating!

4. The Coral Bride by Roxanne Bouchard (3/5 stars) REVIEW 05/12
So… The Coral Bride. I’m still surprised myself this happened, but apparently this series marks the first time an Orenda title somehow didn’t work for me. I struggled considerably with the first book, which was my reason to swap my stop of the blog tour this month to a content post just in case… I’m kind of glad I did, because this sequel has confirmed to me that there is just something about Roxanne Bouchard‘s writing that simply isn’t for me.

5. Such A Fun Age by Kiley Reid (4/5 stars) REVIEW 22/11
There has been so much hype around this title and to be honest I was a bit hesitant to pick it up myself as hyped books and me don’t tend to get along all that well… But I’m glad I did pick up Such A Fun Age in the end, as I understand why it has been receiving so much praise. I’m definitely in love with the writing style, which made the story so damn readable! I literally finished it in less than a day, unable to pace myself or to stop reading… Racism is such an important topic and this story shows us so well that it is so easy to seemingly do the right thing for all the wrong reasons.

6. He Started It by Samantha Downing (3/5 stars) REVIEW 24/11
I guess it’s unpopular opinion time again… So many people have praised He Started It and after loving her previous book My Lovely Wife I was fully expecting to have a repeat experience with this one. Especially since I always enjoy road trip stories in the first place… But the fact is: I was bored. A lot. Up to the point that I kept wondering when the damned road trip was finally going to end so I could get on to my next book. The pace was just too slow for me, and with highly unlikeable characters I had a hard time to stay invested. True, the ending was a bit of a surprise, but overall I can’t say I enjoyed my time with this one.

  • WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?

I need to pick up Fallen Angels by Gunnar Staalesen as my blog tour stop is coming up… I’ve been looking forward to meet up with Varg Veum again! I also completely forgot Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales was inspired by Grease, one of my favorite movies when I was littleso I’ve decided it will be my next romance read. I also hope to pick up One By One by Ruth Ware soon. And I have a new TBR jar pick! When by Victoria Laurie; the blurb sounds really intriguing so I’m hoping to get to it soon.


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35 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays #293 – November 11th

    • I wish I could do that! I can handle sex scenes if they are not too crude or explicit, but in this case it was just way too much for me… I was literally shouting NO. NO. NO WAY to my kindle and just had to DNF despite the fact that I was enjoying the other parts of the story. I even tried reading the last couple of chapters to know how it ended, and the first word I spotted was ‘sex fest’ and then I was just like ‘never mind’. xD

      Have a great week too and happy reading! xx

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  1. I see we felt the same about Get a Life, Chloe Brown. He Started It was definitely not up to My Lovely Wife. I bypassed Beach Read after reading several negative reviews. I look forward to reading your thoughts Yvonne.

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    • That’s great to hear! I’m starting Beach Read in a bit and I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed it will live up to the hype.
      And I actually loved the rest of Chloe’s story, but the sex scenes were just way too much for me… I can tolerate them when they are not to crude or explicit, but her style of steamy scene just wasn’t for me at all. xD
      Happy reading! xx

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    • I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started Such A Fun Age, but it turned out to be really interesting… I loved Chloe’s story too and would have rated it high if it wouldn’t have been for the crude and explicit sex scenes… I can only handle those steamy scenes if they are written in a certain way, and Talia Hibbert’s way wasn’t that. xD

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