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Zoe's Books

I could read before I could write. I read now, when I can't write, or when I'm stuck in a writing rut. I read early in the morning, and late at night. I read to feel, and escape from feelings, and explore feelings I've never had but I'm curious about. I read for adventure and romance and passion and the journey. I read to my kids. I try to read to my husband, but he's busy reading himself. And he laughs at all the naughty parts...I don't get it, they're my favourite passages!

Currently reading

The Reluctant Amazon
Sandy James
Sugar Daddy
Lisa Kleypas
Perfect for You
Kate Perry
Close to You
Kate Perry
Anne Calhoun
Sweetened With a Kiss
Lexxi Callahan
Over the Edge
Susan Lohrer
Return to You (A Laurel Heights Novel)
Kate Perry
Axel (Corps Security, #1)
Harper Sloan
A Crazy Homecoming (Crazy, Texas) (Volume 1)
Cate Baylor
Barefoot in the Rain - Roxanne St. Claire Very excited to discover this author! I enjoyed this book, and can't wait to go back and read the first in the series. There are a few far-fetched elements, and from the excerpt for the third book, it seems like that's a consistent theme for St. Clare - hard to give examples with spoiling the story, but I will say that even though I rolled my eyes a couple of times, I did so with a smile, and my enjoyment of the story wasn't diminished because of those plot points.

The only reason I didn't give this book 5/5 stars is because I just wasn't 100% comfortable with how the central theme of abuse was dealt with - I didn't find the book nearly as sad as others did, so maybe that's a reflection of the fact that I haven't read the first book - if anything, I thought there would be more angst around Jocelyn's return to her hometown and seeing her abusive father again after so many years. When it comes down to it, I didn't like the easy HEA ending of Joss and Will living next door to Guy. It just felt too pat.