Book Club Thursday: Reading Challenge 2017

Welcome back to Book Club Thursday! 

Today we are doing our...

I picked from...

Read a new author
Start a new series
Read an anthology 
Read a hardcover
Read a trade
Read a “small town romance”
Re-Read a “suitcase” / desert island book 
Read a book with a favorite romance trope 
Read a book set in another country (any genre)
Read a book with a favorite historical time period
Read a paranormal with a favorite type of character
Read a book under 250 pages
Read a book over 300 pages
Read a book you keep meaning to read
Read a book set in the Future 
Read or re-read a favorite authors debut book

I did...
Read a book you keep meaning to read

Light Up the Night
Cottonbloom #3.75
Laura Trentham
March 7, 2017
Pages: 167
Format Read: eBook
Source: Free online 

When a police chief who craves stability meets a free-thinking, colorful college professor, neither anticipate the fireworks that light up the night...

After a mugging in grad school left her with an irrational fear of the night not even her PhD in psychology has helped overcome, Sadie Wren is sure she’s found an idyllic, safe place in Cottonbloom. When a break-in at her house shatters her sense of safety, gruff, protective Thaddeus Preston storms into her life. On the surface, they have little in common, but a loneliness she’s only too familiar with hides behind his infrequent smiles. But based on her knowledge of the human psyche, Sadie is convinced her infatuation with Thad will burn out as quickly as it flared.

As the Chief of Police of Cottonbloom, Mississippi, Thaddeus Preston maintains a strict control on everything in the small town—himself included. With an older brother serving time for a crime Thad committed when he was just a kid, he lives a life of penance, not allowing anyone to get close. When a reported lurker turns into a real threat, Thad is determined to restore order as quickly as possible and get back to his virtual jail.

But Thad’s brother gets out on probation just as Sadie and the town turns to him for protection. His tidy, barren life spins into chaos, and the only thing that makes sense is the one woman who shouldn’t.

I'm going to be honest here, I don't know how the hell I missed this one. Okay, miss is the wrong word because you see I had the book in my kindle, I just forgot I guess to read it. 

No clue how that happened since I really love this author and this series!

But I'm only human so shit happens. I guess I won't knock myself to much it's not like I forgot to feed a loved one for days, I just forgot to read a novella that goes with one of my favorite series. 

I'm a bad person!!!!

I finally did read it and I'm so glad that I did. The good part is that even though the story is from within the series of Cottonbloom it really didn't really interact a lot with the series. 

So guess what? I don't often say this but I will this time, you can read this one out of order. Now saying that I have to tell you, I wouldn't because I have OCD about reading out of order. Believe me when I do it isn't pretty. When I found Light Up the Night on my kindle and realized I hadn't read it I about lost my mind. 

Since I did finally read it I have to tell you how much I really enjoyed it. I loved Thad and Sadie together, so cute and funny. They worked even though you wouldn't at first think so. 

Thad is so wrapped up in his past and what he feels he did wrong with his brother that he has trouble living. Now I get why he feels that way but I do believe he has the right to have his own life and enjoy it. 

Speaking of his brother I sure hope we get his story. I really liked him and think you will too! 

Poor Sadie has a few issues herself, I'm sure you can figure them out by the title and blurb. I like how she along with Thad's help worked on it. I told you they are good for each other. 

This is the perfect story as a fill until the next book in the series comes out or if you'd love to try her writing out and see if it's for you. Come on, it's free how much more persuasion  you need? 

If you've read Light Up the Night or any other book by Laura Trentham I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks for visiting and happy reading! ♡

October 5th "Remember When" 



  1. I hate when you miss a book in a series but it's good to know this can be read out of order. Although I hate the "I must be missing something " feelings that can occur when I do this.

    1. Every time I saw it in my kindle I thought to myself 'you've got to read this' and then didn't for the longest time!

  2. I really liked both characters in this story. Laura Trentham writes great small town romance and I never can wait for the next story.

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    1. I really like her books. Like I mentioned this one is free and can be read on it's own.


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