Book Club Thursday: Reading Challenge 2019
Welcome back to Book Club Thursday!
This week we are doing...
Clearing Off the Book Shelves
Read any new to you author
Read a book you’ve had for six months or less
Read a book you’ve had for over a year
Read a book you’ve had for over five years
Read a book you keep meaning to read
Second Chance previous read author
Try again (a book you one gave up on)
Cover you don’t like
Mis-match (cover doesn’t fit book)
Trifecta (cover title & book theme =perfection)
Body Parts (head only, torso only, etc )
Read any Friday or Sunday book featured by the other blogger
I picked this challenge to do:
Read any new to you author (Off the Clearing off the bookshelf list)
Luke Rutledge would do anything for Helen, who's been like a mother to him. Revive the winery? Sure. Repair her property? No problem. Tolerate Helen's infuriating, big-shot niece? Well...maybe. But as he and Whitney are forced to work together to rebuild the business, her chilly facade reveals a woman as complex and intoxicating as a fine merlot. Throw in a matchmaking book club hell-bent on happily-ever-after and it's a potent cocktail.
Love should never be calculated. But it doesn't take Whitney's math skills to see that this is adding to up to one tantalizing adventure...
I know I've mentioned this before but I'll say it again, I love trying new authors. It's like going on an adventure into the unknown. Scary but thrilling all the same.
This is my first time trying Jo McNally. I saw this cover in the store and just had to get it. Didn't even know what it was about, the cover sold me that much. I started it and then had to put it down because it read slow.
Let me explain, I feel that since this is a new series for the author and a much higher page than the other books she's written she had some filler going on. It also took a while for the romance to happen. Not that there weren't some good moments in the first half of the book because there is. It's just that it moved slightly slower.
Now I know this all makes it seem like I didn't care for the book but that's not true at all. It just took me slightly longer to get through it. I will say all the action happened in the second half of the book. I found this half well-written and fast-paced. It had a good flow and got right into the action.
As a whole, I enjoyed the story and characters enough that I will be reading the next book in the series, Stealing Kisses in the Snow which is out in November. See, this is why I love new to me authors. It might take me a bit to find the rhythm of the authors writing but once I do I plow through it.
Have you read Jo McNally? If so what did you think of her books? Do you like to try new authors?
August 29th "Giveaway"