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Ana and Chris
Ana and Chris love books, baseball, travel and our families
Interests: Baseball, Comicbooks, romance novels, traveling
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Due South by Tamsen Parker: I love Tamsen Parker’s Compass series but this story can stand alone, and I highly recommend it if you have not read any of the others. As I said on twitter it is the sexiest book you will ever read about two people working crazy... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2017 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
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Reading has always been a refuge for me. Romance the lifesaver I clung to when my family hit a particularly rough patch. Our country and maybe the whole world is in one such rough patch right now. As a reader I’ve retreated to series and familiar authors. To world or... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2017 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
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2016 has been a hard year for a lot of people. For my family it was a year of transitions, and although we’ve come out on the other side of those changes happier and healthier, there were many points in this past year where I’ve depended on books to provide... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2016 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
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Make Love not War goes the 60’s refrain but that is not a choice the lovers in these two books can make. War is raging and they can’t retreat or escape it. Their choice is to make love and war. Beyond Surrender by Kit Rocha is the final book in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2016 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
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Charlotte Holmes, the youngest Holmes daughter's incisive, logical mind and assertive attitude at first delight, but later irk her conventional father. Beautiful, soft and feminine, he wants her to satisfy herself by becoming a triumph in the marriage mart, while she rather be educated, so she might provide for herself... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2016 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
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I lost most of July and August to KU shifter and SFR romance novels. I don't regret it. They were for the most part highly enjoyable, just the right mix of fun WTFery and genuine emotional conflicts. Fun, quick and generally satisfying. I still find KU very hard to navigate,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2016 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
I've been binge reading bear-shifter books on KU for the past month and not writing much of anything although I have several posts percolating. I'll review my epic dive into TS Joyce's bear shifter books in the next few days but since I haven't posted my RT reviews here since... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2016 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
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Strong Signal (Cyberlove #1): Garrett Reid is serving the last 9 months of his military career deployed in Afghanistan. He spends his precious few hours of downtime playing video games, where one day he is mercilessly destroyed by an overpowering opponent. Angry he decides to virtually track down the Orc... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2016 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
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I love historical fiction, mystery and adventure stories and this book had all of that and a touch of romance. This is the first book in a new mystery series set near the end of the Victorian Era, around the time of the Queen's Jubilee by Deanna Raybourn. I loved... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2016 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
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I loved this anthology. Rich characterization and intriguing stories about resourcefulness, resilience and redemption that are never repetitive despite sharing a common plot element. As this anthology includes many of my favorite authors I hope many people take a chance and explore some of their other novels and that they... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2016 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
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My last review for my blog was May 10, when I hit a stress bubble in my offline life and had to let something go for my sanity. I kept on reading and writing 140 character reviews on twitter but I didn't have any time to just think and write.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2016 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
Growing up we didn't grill steaks very often but if we did, they were well-seasoned skirt steak smothered in salty-garlicky chimchurri. Chris and the girls don't have the same garlic addiction I have so over the years I've stopped making... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2016 at A Coqui in Winterfell
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Brenna Nakmura left the corporate world behind to train as massage therapist. It cost her fiancee but she loves her job and doesn't regret her choices despite how hard it is to make ends meet while getting her small business off the ground. Every job matters and she won't do... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2016 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
I'm a a semi-reviewing hiatus right now. I've been really tired recently, so instead of staying up reading books or using my time to write reviews I've mostly been sleeping. I'll be back to reviewing soon, as I am starting to feel a little less tired. I've read some really... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2016 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
Level Up by Cathy Yardley: Every so often I'm assigned a book for RT that I actually already own but hadn't read. Level Up was already on my TBR based on twitter recommendations by Courtney Milan and Bree Bridges on twitter. The book exceeded my expectations. I found it fun... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2016 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
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I have been eagerly anticipating this romance since we were first introduced to Lord Richard and his trusted valet David Cyprian. Richard is the linchpin around whom all the Ricardians revolve. The Ricardians (bisexual, gay or transgender) all look out for one another, protecting each other from those who would... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2016 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
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This is my third Heyer and I enjoyed it just as much as the previous two I read. It is so much fun to recognize tropes and romance character archetypes, that I have seen in many later romances. The Marquis is behaves like many later billionaire care-taking Alphas, discovering his... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2016 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
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I've been in a fantasy mood recently so I ventured out of the relatively safe world of genre romance to read the first book in N.K. Jemisin's Broken Earth series. The Fifth Season was in turns heartbreaking, jaw-dropping and thanks to its immaculate pacing, absolutely gripping. I was listening to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2016 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
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Jordan Sykes is a recent seminary grad and newly appointed rector at St. Mary's who discovers she is unexpectedly pregnant. The father is her former advisory and long-time crush Dr. Dominic Lawrence. Dominic is a rigidly correct Ethics professor, known as the priest-buster for his dedication to exposing and removing... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2016 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
K.J. Charles has built a fascinating magical Victorian world through her numerous Charm of Magpies related novels. I'm not completely caught up on the main Charm of Magpie books, but I couldn't resist jumping ahead to read this one because is features victorian era black hero. A Queer Trade is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2016 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
Angie's job as a library manager is jeopardy. She is one salacious display or outrageous event away from unemployment. Grant is newcomer to town, moving to Nice County to be closer to his ailing aging parents. Angie is in dire need of distraction, when one of Grant's suitcases flies off... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2016 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
Knit Tight by Annabeth Albert I love knitting. I always carry a project with me and knit at every opportunity. I was equal parts wary and excited when I started reading this romance but I loved it. It got the knitting right and I found the romance very lovely and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2016 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
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Lisa Kleypas's romances where among the very first historical romances I ever read and although I own a few of her contemporaries I have never been able to sink into them in the same way I have her historom. I was thrilled to hear she was returning to Avon for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2016 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
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Luke Hamilton has been living as man since, her mother died when she was 12. Guarded and reserved Luke awkwardly tries to avoid the advances of Fleur, a prostitute former military buddies have paid for as parting gift. Although warned by the Tess, the brothel's owner and one of the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2016 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
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Beyond Ruin is the seventh book in the gritty and erotic post-apocalyptic romance series by Kit Rocha. I have an unapologetic love for this series, and I loved this book but you won't love it as much as I did if you haven't invested in reading the previous books in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2016 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books