Category: Reading

What I’m reading…

Posted September 29, 2017 by Kelly Apple in Reading / 0 Comments

OHMIGAWD, guys. OH.MI.GAWD. I wasn’t going to do a What I’m Reading post this week because I’m heading out of town early Saturday and have a TON to do before then. But. BUT. BUUUUUUT. I’m gaga over a couple books and I can’t keep it to myself.

The book I blew off writing for:

The Learning Hours (How to Date a Douchebag #3) by Sara Ney. *flaily hands and bambi eyes* I loved this book. LOVED IT. In fact the entire Douchebag series is one of my favorites. We had the perv in book 1. The grumpy asshole in book 2. And now we have the sweet gentleman. The sweet, CLUELESS gentleman. I’m a sucker for a guy who has a seriously hard time picking up on social cues. He just doesn’t see when someone’s flirting with him and it’s sad and sweet and somehow perfect all at the same time.

For the record, Sara Ney could write another fifty books in this series and I’d read every single one. Douchey comfort reads are the new standard I’m going to hold all future books to. (I’m just kidding about that. Maybe.)

Book I expected to like but didn’t expect to love and OMG I DID!:

Acting Lessons (Off Guard #1) by Katie Allen. First off, Katie Allen is the sexy pen name for Katie Ruggle. I ADORE Katie Ruggle’s romantic suspense series LIKE WHOA. While I enjoyed her writing as Katie Allen, I wasn’t blown away. I liked it. The books were fun and sexy. But they weren’t books I plan on going back to again and again.

That is no longer true. Acting Lessons was weirdly captivating. It involves age-play, which I’m not normally a big fan of, but it worked for the characters. Now, it might have been Jamie’s gruff, grumpy, scarred exterior, but I loved watching him loosen up around Topher while still maintaining that domineering undertone that turned her on.

I KNOW, I’m a huge sucker for big, grumpy dudes who find the loves of their lives and learn to live again. *swoon*

So there you have it. My two flaily-hands recent reads. Now I really do have to get ready to go out of town.

What I’m reading…

Posted September 15, 2017 by Kelly Apple in Reading / 0 Comments
What I’m reading…

I meant to do this post LAST week, but I got distracted. By a full series reread of J.C. Daniels’ Colbana Files series. (Which I CONSTANTLY refer to as the Kit Colbana series when telling people about it. Oops.) So…what am I reading? A lot of urban fantasy. Starting with the aforementioned Colbana Files series, […]



What I’m reading…

Posted August 18, 2017 by Kelly Apple in Reading / 0 Comments
What I’m reading…

I’m co-hosting the Bout of Books read-a-thon next week (PLENTY of time to sign up, if you’re interested!) and I *might* have gone a little crazy with an older series that’s been on my Kindle for AGES. See, I was trying to save my newer reads for the read-a-thon, so I picked up this older […]


What I’m Reading…

Posted July 28, 2017 by Kelly Apple in Reading / 2 Comments
What I’m Reading…

Another week, another batch of books. A couple weeks ago, I lamented my inability to get past the 6th book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series in a reread. I can say, LOUDLY, that is no longer an issue. At least for this reread. It is DONE. I’ve read the first six books. Now I […]


What I’m reading…

Posted July 14, 2017 by Kelly Apple in Reading / 1 Comment
What I’m reading…

With all the insanely productive writing I’ve been doing this month, my reading has slacked off a bit. HOWEVER, I’ve still managed to read some outstanding books in a variety of genres. Most of them were advance copies of upcoming releases, so this list will give you a few books to look forward to. Trust […]



What I’m reading…

Posted June 23, 2017 by Kelly Apple in Reading / 0 Comments
What I’m reading…

I’ve been diving into a TON of not-yet released books lately (although some HAVE come out at this point, but that’s the nature of things I suppose) and I’m having a blast wallowing in all these lovely fictional worlds. First and foremost, I’m equal parts sad and delighted that Hailey Edwards Gemini series has drawn […]



What I’m (re)reading

Posted April 28, 2017 by Kelly Apple in Reading / 0 Comments
What I’m (re)reading

I’m a BIG rereader. I LOVE jumping back into series I’ve enjoyed before and getting to experience the ups and downs all over again. So what sort of books beg me to come back and dive into them again? Well, let me tell you… I finished a reread of Stacy Gail‘s House of Payne series […]