July was mostly exam month so as you can see I read like a mad-woman. WHy is that? No idea. Probably cuz I try to escape the real world more often? Cuz I don't watch tv at all? I'm really not sure. I read really many short reads this months so that could be it too. But nonetheless here are the books that made my exams bearable:
1. Everything Changes by Megan Hart
This is Tempted out of Alex Kennedy'S POV and I have to say I expected more. I should have know cuz it is a short story and many situations I just wanted to see with his eyes came a bit short. It was a good one but my expectations just weren't reached. And yes my heart is bleeding while I'm typing this.
2. Naked by Megan Hart (Re-read)
I completely adore this book. It is made of awesome. It the best I read so far from Mrs. Hart and you should read it too. Naked is a very sexy thought provoking novel. The writing is outstanding and the characters will draw you in from the start. Naked made me laugh, think and cry and I loved every second of it. When you want a book that will touch you deep inside and entertain you the whole time this is the book for you. I'm sure it will be at the top of my Best Reads in 2010 list. An absolute Keeper and I'm sure I will talk about this book for a long time to come. (my full review)
(yep an extra wcc)
3. Three Days to Dead (Dreg City, #1) by Kelly Meding
This book was a fast paced ride through a wonderful urban fantasy world. I loved the characters, especially the heroine Evy. Surprises, love, hate, action and explosions. Entertaining novel you shouldn't miss. (my full review)
4. The Missing by Shiloh Walker
Again a very emotional read I highly enjoyed. Shiloh knows how to wring every emotion out of our hearts. The story gripped me and my heart from the start and didn't let me go. Highly recommended for everyone who likes to feel the story. (my full review)
5. Unholy Magic (Downside, #2) by Stacia Kane
I really adore this series. Stacia created a wonderful new urban fantasy series with everything I want. Her wold-building is great and her characters are unique and even that sounds like an understatement. I can't recommend this one enough. Go read! (my full review)
6. His at Night by Sherry Thomas
Funny entertaining historical romance. I enjoyed reading this one- it made me laugh but it sometimes made my shake my head too. The characters where lovely and funny but sometimes just a bit too much for my taste. (my full review)
7. Bounds of Justice (Psy-Changeling, #8) by Nalini Singh
This book reminded me why I love this series so much. Nalini writes books that grip you ASAP, touch your heart, make you smile and leave you with a smile on your face. I wasn't sure if I would like this one cuz I have to admit I had no idea who Max was but I adore him now. If you haven't started this series yet you're missing out. Her books are getting better and better.
8. As Lie the Dead (Dreg City, #2) by Kelly Meding
I liked this book even more than TDTD. It has more background info about Wyatt and brought some light into why everything happened. The story is still unbelievable fast paced and we get our share of explosions. ;) Can't wait to get my hands on book 3. (my full review)
9. Coin Operated (Laundry, #1) by Ginny Glass
OMG I loved this book. It gives hot a new definition. The characters are awesome and the story was awesome too. A naughty office story is always good in my eyes. The story telling is wonderful. I know I will keep my eyes open for Mrs. Glass' books. (my full review)
10. Talk Dirty To Me (Laundry, #2) by Ginny Glass & Inez Kelley
What's not to love about a hot and naughty professor who knows how to make you laugh and even more come. This one can call me any night and talk to me about pentration tests. Okay Susi's dirty mind just took over. Sorry about that. Highly recommended. (my full review)
11. Eve of Sin City (Marked, #3.5) by S.J. Day
I'm still not over the disappointment. I really want another Marked book but as it seems we won't get another full length novel. This short story was good but didn't give me everything I wanted after such a long wait. I hope we get at least a bit of closure in the next novella or even better perhaps we get another book after all. See I won't give up the hope.
12. Coming Clean (Laundry, #3) by Inez Kelley
This book is more serious than the first 2 books. That caught me a bit unprepared. I thought I would get another funny witty sexy read but it was different. Don't get me wrong it wasn't bad at all. I loved it to be true. A married couple and his best friend and their way to something hot. It's about what makes a threesome complicated and who it would come to it in real life with someone you know and actually like before. I loved the way these 3 interacted and talked about it. This book really touched my heart. Review to come next week.
13. Pleasure Unbound (Demonica, #1) by Larissa Ione
Wow, wow, wow!!!! Why I did I wait so freaking long with starting this series? I had this book at home since January. I can be so dense sometimes. I really liked it. The characters are awesome, it was funny, sexy as hell (yep every pun intended) and has a great plot too. I so need book 2 now. ASAP.
As it seems exams are good for my reviewing mojo or perhaps I'm just more organized at this time.
How was your July?
P.S. Only one more exam to go. =)