Recent Reads

One Hundred Eighty Two Days in Afghanistan by Ryan John Manganiello (2009)--Memoir.  Daily entries from a Marine written during his 2009 deployment to Afghanistan.  Interesting, enlightening, and frustrating look into the American military world.  Highly recommended.

Wicked Nights by Gena Showalter (2012)--Paranormal romance, first installment in the Angels of the Dark series.  While not usually a fan of books revolving around angels, I enjoyed this book because Showalter excels at writing strong heroines.  Annabelle Miller is no exception as she survives being marked by the demon she saw kill her parents, plus being accused of their murders and institutionalized, before being found by the leader of an army of angels, Zacharel, who Showalter fans may remember from her Lords of the Underworld series.  Recommended.

Forever Changed by Tiffany King (2012)--Young adult.  Queen of the popular girls Kassandra finds her life completely changed after the death of her father, which left her mother totally unable to function, which frustrated me, and her younger sister completely silent.  Dealing with her own guilt and stepping in as a mother to her sister brings out the real Kassandra.  What happens when Maddon, the son of the man who killed her father in a drunken road rage incident, who is also dealing with his own guilt, becomes a part of her life?  Told in alternating chapters from Kassandra and Maddon's viewpoints.  Recommended.

Surrender to Me by Shayla Black (2011)--Erotic romance, Wicked Lovers series.  What happens when Navy SEAL Hunter decides he wants Kata for keeps after being part of her birthday fantasy in Vegas, whether Kata wants to be with him or not?  What happens in Vegas sometimes becomes your real life.  Hunter is a little over-the-top Alpha hero for this reader, though the scenes are definitely hot.  Recommended with reservations.


sapphireblue said…
182 days sounds interesting. I may need to check that out.

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