CYE: It's Ebook Settlement Day!

Woke up to a very nice email telling me I had over $30 to spend at Amazon thanks to the ebook settlement. Then I went onto Twitter and found out I'm a total slacker in the book buying department. Either that, or I was disciplined enough not to buy a lot of Agency-Priced books during the settlement period.

What are YOU buying with your settlement money?


Review: The Sheikh's Last Seduction by Jennie Lucas (Harlequin Presents)

Sheikh's Last Seduction Review
Format: ebook, mass market
Pub Date: February 2014
Publisher: Harlequin
FTC: e-Review copy courtesy of the publisher

Apologies for the extended radio silence. Real life obligations just got out of control in February! I'm back!!


As part of my January Harlequin Presents reading glom (and crash course in Harlequin Presents styles and tropes), I requested a few HPs from Harlequin. This was one of them.

I can't quite put my finger on what annoyed me most about this book. It is probably the extremely derivative plot. I haven't read a ton of HPs, but I've read enough of 19th century lit to spot the imperialism/exoticism trope a mile away. Yes, it's a sheikh book, but I'm certain there are tons of stories to tell that don't fall back on cardboard characters, tired plots, and the whole arranged marriage/forbidden love conflict.