After reading The Dominator, I didn’t think I was ready for the sequel. That book was a challenge to read, the content so dark it made me have to take breaks in between chapters to wrap my head around what was going on.
Once again I was sucked into Ms. Reilly’s world of the Mafia and the men and women caught up in between their sense of duty to the Family and their desires for their own lives. In Bound By Duty, it isn’t any different. Like the couple in the first book, the two main characters are put together not entirely by choice, but because of a sense of duty. While the men in these books seem to have a little more freedom in their decision making, the women do not, and are forced into these arranged marriages where they have to just hope for the best.
This is one of those books that I have seen the cover of on the Kindle store and GoodReads, but I never clicked on it. Today, I took the bait, wanting something rather quick to read because I had a lot of things to do today. When I clicked on it, I then recognized the author’s name as one that wrote a book that I enjoyed before, so I dived into this one without much of a thought.
Still sick today and since yesterday’s romantic comedy book was a total bust, I decided to go the other way and read a dramatic book instead where the characters feel as miserable as I do. I saw this book in my recommendations and when I saw that is was free on Kindle Unlimited, I snapped it up and dove in.
What would you do if you found yourself transported unwittingly back before civilization. Would you have the skills necessary to make a life for yourself? To survive and thrive in a time before iPhones and grocery stores? I’ll me honest and say, I would probably have died. I hated the ONE time I have ever camped. Dirt and bugs don’t really do much for me, and even though I had prepackaged MREs (Meals Ready-To-Eat) and a tent, I was more than ready for that weekend to be over so I could go back to the real world of air-conditioning and Candy Crush.
Archer’s Voice is a beautiful tale of a mute man living in a quiet lakeside town, who due to his reclusive nature, and inability to speak is deemed the “town crazy” and is an outcast. Archer, raised by his uncle who indeed was suffering from mental illness, lost his voice in an accident when he was young. Now as an adult, he is painfully shy, mysterious man who Bree meets when she moves into town.
I came across this book awhile back, loved the art on the cover and bought it, but hadn’t had the time to invest in reading it until now. Once I opened the eBook and say how short it was, a novella if around 120 pages, I dove in and finished it in just under two hours.
Every now and then, I find myself in a particular mood for a good cry. Maybe because there is a flaw in my character, or maybe because I do it so seldom, I want to check to see if my ducts are still functioning. Either way, if I feel like a good cry, I pop a bottle of wine, turn on The Notebook, and hug a pillow. Tonight wasn’t that kind of night for me. I had no desire to be depressed, but when I quickly realized that this book was going to illicit that response from me, I still couldn’t put it down.