Cover Girls Book Club: Recap and Book for Feb 2016

Posted January 13, 2016 by Felicia S in Cover Girls / 19 Comments

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Cover Girls Book Club

Last night was my other local bookclub (Cover Girls) meeting. While I did not get to attend because of the plague (aka my flu that has moved into a nasal infection), I have heard it was a total blast!  We meet the 2nd Tuesday of every month in the Frisco TX area. If you are interested in coming just shoot me an email and I will get you added to the evite. It is a lot of fun with some really great gals!

Since I don’t have a recap of what the gals thought of the books–I will share what we read last month and then get to next month’s choices!

January 2016 Books

  • Historical Selection

 

The Match of the Century by Cathy MaxwellThe Match of the Century by Cathy Maxwell

Every debutante aspires to snag a duke. Elin Morris just happens to have had one reserved since birth. But postponements of her marriage to London’s most powerful peer give Elin time to wonder how she will marry Gavin Baynton when she cannot forget his brother, Benedict.

Already exasperated at being yanked from the military to meet “family obligations,” now Ben must suffer watching his arrogant sibling squire the only woman he has ever loved. Joining the army saved Ben from sinking into bitterness, but seeing Elin again takes him back to the day they surrendered to their intoxicating desire.

As the wedding draws near, Elin tries to push Ben far from her thoughts. When danger brings them together, there is no denying their feelings. But can Elin choose love over duty?

 

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  • Contemporary Selection

 

Desperado by Lisa BinghamDesperado by Lisa Bingham

Elam Taggart knows about the nickname town gossips have given him: Desperado. He doesn’t care. He’s lost just about everything: his wife, his parents, his little sister, and his career as a Navy EOD specialist. After returning home, he hightails it to the rugged Wasatch Mountains outside town.

But when his brother comes asking for help, Elam can’t say no. That is, until Elam realizes that in order to help, he’ll be forced to spend time with town newcomer P.D. Raines. P.D. knows that asking Elam Taggart to be her partner in the town’s upcoming Wild West Games is a mistake. But she needs the prize money, and Elam is lean, hard, and tortured—a dangerous combination she can’t seem to resist.

As the competition heats up—to the point of peril—Elam and P.D. have to turn away from the past and embrace the passion that sparks between them in order to escape the threat to their lives.

 

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  • Romantic Suspense Selection

 

Stop at Nothing by Kate SerineStop at Nothing by Kate Serine

When a high-profile investigation goes wrong, FBI Agent Kyle Dawson is transferred back home where he is forced to confront his demons…and the only woman he ever loved. Three years ago, Kyle and Abby Morrow shared a wild, passionate summer—then Abby broke his heart.

NOW SHE NEEDS HIS HELP

Kyle never stopped loving Abby. So when Abby uncovers evidence of a human-trafficking ring, leading to her sister’s kidnapping, he swears he’ll stop at nothing to bring her sister home and keep Abby safe. Caught in a lethal game of cat and mouse and blindsided by their own explosive desires, they must set aside the past before it’s too late.

 

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  • Paranormal Selection

 

Bitter Night by Diana Pharaoh FrancisBitter Night by Diana Pharaoh Francis

SOMETIMES YOU CHOOSE YOUR BATTLES. AND SOMETIMES, THEY CHOOSE YOU…

Once, Max dreamed of a career, a home, a loving family. Now all she wants is freedom…and revenge. A witch named Giselle transformed Max into a warrior with extraordinary strength, speed, and endurance. Bound by spellcraft, Max has no choice but to fight as Giselle’s personal magic weapon—a Shadowblade—and she’s lethally good at it. But her skills are about to be put to the test as they never have before….

The ancient Guardians of the earth are preparing to unleash widespread destruction on the mortal world, and they want the witches to help them. If the witches refuse, their covens will be destroyed, including Horngate, the place Max has grudgingly come to think of as home. Max thinks she can find a way to help Horngate stand against the Guardians, but doing so will mean forging dangerous alliances—including one with a rival witch’s Shadowblade, who is as drawn to Max as she is to him—and standing with the witch she despises. Max will have to choose between the old life she still dreams of and the warrior she has become, and take her place on the side of right—if she survives long enough to figure out which side that is….

Feb 2016 Book Club Choices

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Felicia is just your average gal from Texas that loves Audiobooks and Libraries with a passion! She can wine them, dine them, and love them forever. Her eclectic reading tastes include: Cozy Mysteries, Thrillers, Swoon-Worthy Romance of all kinds, Zombies, Urban Fantasy, Historical Fiction, and the occasional YA read.

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19 responses to “Cover Girls Book Club: Recap and Book for Feb 2016

  1. We missed you! It was a blast as always 🙂 and it was great to have another 3 people that have read Diana Pharaoh Francis now. I’m telling y’all she’s so good, everyone needs to read her! Just saying 🙂 Hope you’re doing well… I now have strep throat grr. Today is my first day without fever since Friday night. I was at 102.8 but I’m normal now so hoping I’ll be back to work tomorrow, though that means I spent my ENTIRE break sick. Grrrr!

  2. Sorry you’ve been sick 🙁 I spent the month of December ill with bronchitis and I know it’s no fun 🙁 The Cover Girls bookclub sounds like a blast!

  3. Those all sound good! Did you like any of them? I’m interested the historical and the paranormal (January’s picks)

    *Magic Stars was good!

    • I read the Historical and while it was not my favorite Cathy Maxwell book–it did introduce the characters for the rest of the series which I think are going to ROCK!