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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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Reaper's Fall (Reapers MC #5) by Joanna Wylde: Levi "Painter" Brooks, is the king of mixed messages. While he undeniably lusts after her, he pushes Mel Tucker away at every opportunity. Their romances becomes a complicated on-but-never-quite-off five year plus slog, as these two dance around each other, failing to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2015 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
Cotillion is fantastic comedic romp. It is a coming of age story of sorts as it follows a young inexperienced miss as she learns to negotiate her way through British high society. Heyer delights in this tale of fake betrothals, fortune hunters and flirts. Kitty Charing is the adopted daughter... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2015 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
Pray. Pray for me, Pray for Chris and pray for our daughters. For days, weeks, months, there have been worries and concerns I wish I could share but I can't, so I haven't. I can't tell you how many posts... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2015 at A Coqui in Winterfell
Ana: Reading Kristen Ashley’s books is intimately tied up with discussing them on Twitter with Michele, Gisele and Kaetrin. I’ve been chatting about KA books with them for almost as long as I have known them on Twitter. Several years ago I stumbled across a series of tweets in which... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2015 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
More than a year has passed since Helena Martin was widowed tragically. Although she struggles to leave the house and brave the bustling streets of London, she is determined not to disappoint her children and agrees to escort them to the Grand Exhibition accompanied. Once there, however, the press of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2015 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
One of the things I love about reviewing for RT is that I review such different things. For October's issue I ping-ponged between contemporary with a NA/Rom Suspense flavor to Romantic Science Fiction menage and then back to Contemporary. Vindicate by Beth Yarnall. NA Romantic suspense with young woman who... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2015 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
Victoria Dahl is one of my favorite contemporary romance writers. I have really enjoyed her Jackson Girls' Night Out series. She doesn't write cookie-cutter characters, they always surprise me in someway. She can be vulgar and profane one moment and gentle and sentimental in another. Last year I read Dahl's... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2015 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
In January I read the first in Susanna Kearsley's Slains series, The Winter Sea. I loved the book but I admit that it has a somewhat bittersweet happy ending. At then end of the Winter Sea, we only have the faintest of notions about how life turned out for John... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2015 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
The Bollywood Bride gave me a lot to think about. Sonali Dev followed up her romantic comedy, The Bollywood Affair, with a very different kind of romance. Although both novels are set in boisterous Indian-American household, frantically hosting grand weddings, filled with doting Aunties, the stories couldn't be more different... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2015 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
Amity Doncaster is believes herself to be a worldly-woman. The time she spent learning at her doctor's father's side and the years of solo international travel have uniquely prepared her to rescue a gravely wounded Benedict Stanbridge when she finds him bleeding out in dark alley in small Caribbean island... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2015 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
October's TBR challenge theme is Paranormal or Romantic Suspense. I chose to read the first in JD Robb's best-selling futuristic sci-fi romantic suspense series "In Death". It was very daunting to even consider starting a 40 book deep series, but I bought the 1st "In Death" back in January when... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2015 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
At RWA this summer, I had the opportunity to have lunch with a bunch of amazing interesting women (Elisabeth Lane, Carolyn Crane, Joanna Bourne, Rose Lerner and Sarah Lyons) at a small french restaurant. During lunch Sarah Lyons extended an invitation to all us on behalf of Alexis Hall to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2015 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
Ever since Sophia Brown's husband died, she has been faking her way through her days. She feels lost. She doesn't taste the flavor in the perfect meals she makes, her mind wanders while she weeds, and she is in a rut, doing the same things over and over because it... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2015 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
Eva Ward is a little lost. Her sister and only family member has just died after a long illness. When her sister's widowed husband Bill entrusts Eva with finding just the right place to spread her ashes, Eva heads home to Cornwall. She is welcome back to Trelowarth,, a large... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2015 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
I reviewed a ton (4) of books for RT last month. One of the most interesting things about my RT reviewing is that I read a lot more books by a lot of new-to-me authors. Some I quite enjoy like Seressia Glass's Sugar others I leave me conflicted like Virma... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2015 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
Singh's Rock Kiss series has gotten better and better with each book. Rock Redemption in the story of Noah St. John and Kit Devigny. Kit is the daughter of a world-famous supermodel and champion tennis pro. Despite her star-studded childhood, she has been building a career as an actress under... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2015 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
Tamsen Parker's Craving Flight is engrossing and emotional marriage-in-trouble romance within a insular religious community. It is a story about marriage and commitment, of the big and small choices couples must make to a relationship work. The story is set in Orthodox Jewish community. Tziporah is a relative newcomer, an... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2015 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
Last spring I read Time Served by Keyes, and while I really enjoyed the romance I had issues with the way women interacted in the book. I struggled with how nearly all the other women were sexual rivals or total harpies or both. Caitlin Dufrense was the villainess of Time... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2015 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
Last fall we introduced our girls to cheeseburger soup. It was a staple of our young and poor days. Zee often asks me to make it on days I don't have a handy can of Campbells condensed cheese soup. Today... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2015 at A Coqui in Winterfell
My first review for RT is up on their website! Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2015 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
It is 1962 and Anne-Marie is starting fresh in a new town. After leaving her husband, a serial philander, Anne-Marie left Dallas for an astronaut-mad Houston suburb to be closer to her parents. All she wants to do is prove to everyone that she is not going to fail, that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2015 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
Today I picked up my paystub. Adjusting to working full-time has actually been a lot of fun. My new library is a busy one, as I serve roughly 700 students and nearly 100 teachers and staff. I enjoy getting to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2015 at A Coqui in Winterfell
I don't read many westerns. I've read only a handful since I started reading Romance because I can't help but think of the decidedly unromantic stories lurking right outside the frame of most historical western romances, particularly what happened to Native American tribes as white settlers moved West. I am... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2015 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
Issac Morris followed his father in to ministry. He has a passion for bringing people to Christ but his father's church is particularly focused on calling "Sodomites"out of their sinful lifestyle by confronting them with their sin through loud and aggressive protests. Issac has grown increasingly frustrated with their inability... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2015 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
My brother is seven years younger than me. As a family we frequently talk about how he grew up in a different family than my sister and I did. My parents were married, my father juggling night-school and a full-time job, while my mom was a stay-at-home mom. My parents... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2015 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books