Sunday, December 8, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading??

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 What I've Read This Week...
My Story
By: Elizabeth Smart & Chris Stewart
On June 5, 2002, fourteen-year-old Elizabeth Smart, the daughter of a close-knit Mormon family, was taken from her home in the middle of the night by religious fanatic, Brian David Mitchell and his wife, Wanda Barzee. She was kept chained, dressed in disguise, repeatedly raped, and told she and her family would be killed if she tried to escape. After her rescue on March 12, 2003, she rejoined her family and worked to pick up the pieces of her life.

Now for the first time, in her memoir, MY STORY, she tells of the constant fear she endured every hour, her courageous determination to maintain hope, and how she devised a plan to manipulate her captors and convinced them to return to Utah, where she was rescued minutes after arriving.  Smart explains how her faith helped her stay sane in the midst of a nightmare and how she found the strength to confront her captors at their trial and see that justice was served.
Castle Hill
By: Samantha Young
Braden Carmichael never imagined he’d fall as hard and as fast as he did for Jocelyn Butler. He also could not have anticipated how difficult it would be to convince her to give in to love. But now that he has her, he’s never letting go. He’s got it all planned—the passionate proposal, the dream wedding, the sexy Hawaiian honeymoon—even the perfect family they’ll start.

After trying to flee from her painful past, Joss is finally allowing herself to embrace the future. But when things start moving faster than she anticipated, she finds herself panicking over something Braden can’t understand. After everything they’ve been through, Joss is sure that their love can survive even her worst fears. But, this time, she may push Braden too far—and risk losing everything all over again…
Reaper's Legacy (Reapers MC, #2)
Reaper's Legacy
By: Joanna Wylde
Eight years ago, Sophie gave her heart—and her virginity—to Zach Barrett on a night that couldn’t have been less romantic or more embarrassing. Zach’s step-brother, a steely-muscled, tattooed biker named Ruger, caught them in the act, getting a peep show of Sophie he’s never forgotten.

She may have lost her dignity that fateful night, but Sophie also gained something precious—her son Noah. Unfortunately, Zach’s a deadbeat dad, leaving Ruger to be Noah’s only male role model. When he discovers Sophie and his nephew living in near poverty, Ruger takes matters into his own hands—with the help of the Reapers Motorcycle Club—to give them a better life.

Living with outlaw bikers wasn’t Sophie’s plan for her son, but Ruger isn’t giving her a choice. He’ll be there for Noah, whether she wants him or not. But Sophie does want him, has always wanted him. Now she’ll learn that taking a biker to bed can get a girl dirty in every way…
The Professional, Part 1
By: Kresley Cole

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole comes The Game Makers; a scorching new erotica series about a young woman desperate to uncover the mysteries of her past and the hitman bound to protect her.

From an opulent palace in Russian, to the wicked playgrounds of the mega-wealthy in Paris, to the sultry beaches of Spain, the two lovers will discover that even their most intimate—and forbidden—fantasies can come true…
A Million Guilty Pleasures
By: C.L. Parker

Two million dollars secured Noah Crawford the most enticing woman he has ever known. Initiating Delaine Talbot into a sensuous world of pleasure took them both to the brink—again and again. But when Noah discovers why the beautiful innocent sold her body to the highest bidder, he’s faced with the hardest thing he ever had to do: Set her free. 

Lanie can’t believe Noah would let her go. Doesn’t he know they share a bond deeper than sex—a connection too powerful to sever? Not even a treacherous enemy out to destroy Noah or the dark secret haunting the multibillionaire can keep them apart. But first Lanie has to show him that he belongs to her, even if it means risking everything for a love that can never be bought or sold.

 Soo, what are you reading this week?

I'm sooo close to finishing my challenge, but we'll see if I can get her done! 135 outta 150!

2013 Reading Challenge

2013 Reading Challenge
Brunette has
read 135 books toward a goal of 150 books.



  1. Ooohhh. How did you like the Elizabeth Smart story? She's on my list to read and also the story of Jaycee Dugard. These women have survived so much!

  2. I want to read My Story too. Have a great week.

  3. The Elizabeth Smart story is a book I am definitely going to read.

    And The Professional, wow, I think I might try that one too! :)

  4. The Elizabeth Smart book looks interesting, can't wait to see what you think of it!

    I realized that I just don't have the time to reach my reading goal this year...too many out of my control things happened and I got too far behind. Hopefully next year!

  5. Good luck on making your challenge goal!

  6. My Story sounds harrowing. You are very close to your reading goal really. You have a chance!

  7. Intriguing bunch of reads. Enjoy them all.

  8. These books sound great. The Elizabeth Smart book looks very intriguing.

    Take a look at what I'm reading this week.

  9. Good luck on your challenge. I hope you surpass the goal. :)

  10. I'd be interested in the Elizabeth Smart book. It's such a fascinating story! Good luck with your reading challenge - you're gonna make it! :-)

  11. That Elizabeth Smart book looks interesting.