It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a place to meet up and share what you have been, and are about to be reading over the week. It’s a great post to organise yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment and er… add to your groaning TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started on J Kaye’s blog and then was hosted by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn here at The Book Date.
What I Am Reading Now:
The perfect book for the holidays: Cinderella set amid the wine-making estates of modern-day Napa Valley, complete with an evil Parisian stepmother.
Deeply in love, Christophe and Joy Lammenais built Chateau Lammenais into a small but renowned Napa Valley winery and an idyllic home where they raised their beloved daughter, Camille, who takes on increasing responsibilities for the estate they all treasure. But after Joy’s early death from breast cancer just after Camille’s graduation from Stanford, a lonely Christophe soon falls prey to the machinations of a sophisticate from his native France—who moves, with her two reprobate sons, to consolidate her power over Camille and the property when Christophe is killed in a plane crash. With a French “fairy godmother” on the scene, however, the son of a neighboring vintner to assist, and a grand Harvest Ball on the horizon, lovely Camille may make some potent magic of her own….
What I Plan on Reading This Week:
June’s life at home with her stepmother and stepsister is a dark one—and a secret one. She is trapped like a butterfly in a net.
But then June meets Blister, a boy in the woods. In him she recognises the tiniest glimmer of hope that perhaps she can find a way to fly far, far away from her home and be free. Because every creature in this world deserves their freedom… But at what price?
Best friends Corey and Kyra were inseparable in their snow-covered town of Lost Creek, Alaska. When Corey moves away, she makes Kyra promise to stay strong during the long, dark winter, and wait for her return.
Just days before Corey is to return home to visit, Kyra dies. Corey is devastated―and confused. The entire Lost community speaks in hushed tones about the town’s lost daughter, saying her death was meant to be. And they push Corey away like she’s a stranger.
Corey knows something is wrong. With every hour, her suspicion grows. Lost is keeping secrets―chilling secrets. But piecing together the truth about what happened to her best friend may prove as difficult as lighting the sky in an Alaskan winter…
I can and do have supermodels, singers, actresses–anyone I want. So why then did this innocent, blushing girl at the coffee shop I go to every morning keep drawing my attention?
I gave in. I had to. Had to have her. It was supposed to be just once. It wasn’t supposed to make me feel anything. It was physical. I wanted her body, that was all.
Or so I convinced myself.
Since that night, though, I can’t stop thinking about her. No other woman exists for me.
But now my fame and recklessness might have ruined everything.
Go home. Sweetest frickin’ words a Navy SEAL can ever hear.
Not this time.
Tragedy set my world on fire.
They say home is where the heart is. And my heart still belongs to Emma Flannigan.
But, she’s not the same. She’s had it rough as well, and now she even has a kid.
She fights our desires at first, and I know she’s off limits — but it’s useless.
I’m a trained killer and no fight will keep me from having her.
Covert missions are what I do.
And Operation Emma is about to go down.