The Marquess Makes His Move Reading Blog

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Before I begin:

Picked up the book for a book club, just finished

Wanted another audiobook. Refreshing this story isnโ€™t exclusively about peers.

Chapter 6

Beginning was instantly action-packed then segwayed into the set-up. From what I gather, Alex enters the Flemming house as Roseโ€™s footman under suspicion Flemming is trying to take his land (and is competting with his travel log business because Flemmingโ€™s map ๐Ÿ—บ making business is successful ๐Ÿง Rose being married, normally would make me worry ๐Ÿ˜ฑ but also learned the successful map making business is due to Rose ๐Ÿค

Chapter 17

The twist was unexpected ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Like Rose and Alex ๐Ÿฅฐ Roger is villainous ๐Ÿฆนโ€โ™‚๏ธ ๐Ÿคฌ Just want to cheer for Rose โœŠ๐Ÿฝ Alexโ€™s secret still a ๐Ÿค๐Ÿคซ so what will he do?

Like the women in Alexโ€™s family (Hannah and Lila)

End of book ๐Ÿ“–

Appreciate Alex sharing the serventsโ€™ POV ๐Ÿ˜ Not a POV we get oftenโ€ฆ ๐Ÿง Glad this story doesnโ€™t involve cheating (but bigomy is ok ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ ๐Ÿคฌ like being able to get mad at someone)

Walking In A Witchy Wonderland

Collection of short stories ๐Ÿ˜ Novellas are <200 pages ๐Ÿ˜‡

โš ๏ธ Intentionally ambiguous ๐Ÿค”

Bewitch You A Merry Christmas

H & h: Evie & Mateo

The set up: More hex breaking

Rockin’ Around The Hexmas Tree

H & h: Isadora & Devraj

The set up: White elephant ๐Ÿ˜

Jingle Bell Jock

H & H: Charlie & JJ

The set up: NYE ๐ŸŽ‰

You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grim

H & h: Livvy & Gareth

The set up: PR competition

Jingle Spells

H & h: Violet & Nico

The set up: Baby sitting on NYE

Life Update 5/22/22

Mood: Steady

Currently Reading:

Walk it out: ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ but know the rollator I want ๐Ÿ˜

Events Iโ€™m excited for:

Family filled Saturday ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฅฐ

Cousinโ€™s birthday ๐Ÿฅณ

Something good :

Found another 2 bookish podcasts ๐Ÿ˜

New Facebook groups

Finished a book in 1 day

Interesting with authors ๐Ÿ˜

Something bad:

Covid ๐Ÿ˜ท

Something great ๐Ÿ˜:

Know messages may get overwhelming but listeners like me appreciate the engagement ๐Ÿค—

Just taking you on my reading ๐Ÿ˜ #21

Books included ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ

Scoundrel Of My Heart, No Rest For The Wicked, Origins, Crash Out

Sunday

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ still have 1 book ๐Ÿ“– ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ

Scoundrel Of My Heart

TBR done โœ… ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ

White Hot

2 weeks after Burn For Me

Monday

White Hot

Crashed Out

River asks a favor ๐Ÿ˜ and ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿผ๐Ÿคฏ

Twisted Love

Remembered Iโ€™m not done YET ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ

Origin

โšพ๏ธโšพ๏ธ Watcherโ€™s ๐Ÿ‘…โšพ๏ธโšพ๏ธโšพ๏ธ (6)

Read to here

Tuesday

White Hot

Twisted Love

Thursday

Twisted Love

Friday

Twisted Love

Walking In A Witchy Wonderland

โš ๏ธ Read at your own risk! Short story collection (my memory ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฌ)

Read half of this Christmas ๐ŸŽ„ 2021, with the new one dropping next week (5/24) wanted to read this before ๐Ÿ˜ Listened in the car ๐Ÿ˜

  • PR contest for Garrison Media
    • Livvy Savoie ๐Ÿคฌ Gareth Blackwater ๐Ÿ˜ Gareth attracted to Livvy ๐Ÿ˜
    • Victor flirting with Livvy
      • Gareth ๐Ÿคฌ
    • Semifinalists selected
      • Livvy, Gareth, Willard Thompson and win competition ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
      • Grima have telepathy ๐Ÿ˜
    • Jingle Spells
      • Jingle Spells: Nico and Violet laugh their way through their first babysitting adventure. But laughter turns to lust when Nico’s “dad” vibes tug on Violet’s maternal heartstrings.
        • After Witches Get Stitches (2 years after charmed tatoos)
          • Evie & Mateo have 15 month old triplets (Diego, Celine, Joaquin)
            • Evie & Mateo going to a NYE party ๐ŸŽ‰
            • Nico volunteers to be a stay at home dad ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜
              • โšพ๏ธ โšพ๏ธ Nicoโ€™s ๐Ÿคš๐Ÿฝ โšพ๏ธโšพ๏ธโšพ๏ธ
  • Bewitch You A Merry Christmas ๐ŸŽ„
    • Evieโ€™s POV
      • Evie, Mateo, Alpha ๐Ÿ˜ Itching to be alone ๐Ÿ˜
      • โšพ๏ธ โšพ๏ธ mateoโ€™s ๐Ÿคš๐Ÿฝ & ๐Ÿ‘…โšพ๏ธโšพ๏ธโšพ๏ธ couple shirts ๐Ÿ‘• ๐Ÿ‘š ๐Ÿ˜
    • Dev & Isadora ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜
      • Curse ๐Ÿคฌ that Mr. Marcus Romano needs Evie to break
    • Party for Violet and Clara
      • Drinking ๐Ÿฅด
  • Rockin’ Around The Hexmas Tree
    • Dev & Isadora ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜
      • โšพ๏ธ โšพ๏ธ Devrajโ€™s ๐Ÿคš๐Ÿฝ & ๐Ÿ‘… โšพ๏ธโšพ๏ธโšพ๏ธ Devraj bites her ๐Ÿ˜
      • โšพ๏ธโšพ๏ธโšพ๏ธ
    • After Donโ€™t Hex And Drive, before Witches Get Stitcht
    • Family Christmas party ๐ŸŽŠ
      • White elephant ๐Ÿ˜
        • Snow globe
          • Love spell meant for Violet-Nico
            • Shop warming gift ๐ŸŽ ๐Ÿ˜
      • Past between Ruben & Jules
        • Tease them ๐Ÿคฌ
      • Tease Henry Blackwater (Geim) & Clara ๐Ÿ˜
  • Jingle Bell Jock
    • 1st ever M/M romance: Charlie & JJ (Jeremy) ๐Ÿ˜ best friends
      • Lost cause ๐Ÿฅฒ
      • In their 30s
    • Thomas Bailoy flirting with Charlie
      • NYE party ๐ŸŽ‰
      • JJ sees ๐Ÿคฌ The thought of Charlie dating someone elseโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ’ญ ๐Ÿค”
        • JJ confiding in Isadora
        • Plan for a secret ๐Ÿค date ๐Ÿคซ
          • Devraj overhears ๐Ÿ˜
          • JJ plans to tell Charlie how he feels ๐Ÿ˜
          • England-Scotland trip โœˆ๏ธ
            • 5 months later ๐Ÿ˜
          • Kiss ๐Ÿ˜˜ โšพ๏ธ Charlie says Thomasโ€™ name ๐Ÿ’”
            • Charlie ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™‚๏ธ Why?
              • Charlie broke up with Thomas ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ
            • โšพ๏ธโšพ๏ธ JJโ€™s ๐Ÿ‘… โšพ๏ธโšพ๏ธโšพ๏ธ
Ended up reading the entire collection ๐Ÿ˜‡

Technically read it out of order ๐Ÿ˜ Glimpses of the sisters ๐Ÿ˜ like an epilogue for Mateo-Evie, Isadora-Devraj, and Violet-Nico ๐Ÿ˜ Tease Livvy-Gareth ๐Ÿ˜ Tracking sisters (since thatโ€™ll be a book ๐Ÿ˜) 1) Evie 2) Isadora 3) Violet 4) Livvy 5) Jules 6) Clara

Saturday

Twisted Love

No Rest For The Wicked

Already read this ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‡

Hidden Legacies Readalong: Burn For You and White Hot

Just learned of this TODAY ๐Ÿค— but already excited ๐Ÿ˜Š Still have time before the live for Burn For Me ๐Ÿ”ฅ and White Hot ๐Ÿฅต

Books

  • Burn For Me ๐Ÿ”ฅ (400)๐Ÿ“ฑ
  • White Hot ๐Ÿ”ฅ (407)๐Ÿ“ฑ
  • Wildfire ๐Ÿ”ฅ (novella)
  • Diamond ๐Ÿ’Ž Fire ๐Ÿ”ฅ (novella)
  • Saphire Flames ๐Ÿ”ฅ (novella)
  • Emerald Blaze ๐Ÿ”ฅ (novella)
  • Ruby Fever ๐Ÿค’

Found the books ๐Ÿ“š

๐ŸŒŽ

  • 5 ranks: minor, average, notable, significant, prime
  • Interkinetics manipulate magical energy, John
    • Pyrokinetics manipulate fire ๐Ÿ”ฅ , Adam
    • Aquakinetics manipulate water ๐Ÿ’ฆ
    • Telekinetics – levetate things
  • Combat magic
Thereโ€™ll be a reading blog!

Burn For Me

Check-ins/Updates:

Before I begin:

3 of 4 of the hosts of the hidden legacies readalong are booktubers I like watching and bookstagrammers I interact with ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ From SBU, know I like the readalong format! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜ Usually makes my reading experience better ๐Ÿ˜Š Just missed the IAD readalongโ€ฆ so figured Iโ€™d participate than regret later for not participating 

Chapter 6

Met the key players but the start is different from usual begingsโ€ฆ ๐Ÿค” Not too much interaction between Mad Rogan and Nevada yetโ€ฆ But Adamโ€™s putting the moves on Nevada ๐Ÿ˜‚ Think Iโ€™ve got a handle on the set-up: Nevada is a PI and is working on a case involving Mad Rogan (by his nephew) and Adam (acused of murder and arsan).

White Hot

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Before I begin:

Excited to move onto the series! Havenโ€™t seen much romance YET but getting flirting ๐Ÿ˜ 

Chapter 6

Already action-packed! Builds on Burn For Me, so the series must be read in order ๐Ÿ“ This story heavily deals with death and trauma. Definitely intrigued to find out more 

The Lionโ€™s Lady Reading Blog

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Before I begin:

Blurb doesnโ€™t say anything atypical for HR but know its the first book in a spy series ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿผ itโ€™s good ๐Ÿ˜Š After reading a few, curious how a storyโ€™s different YET the same (even in vibes)

Chapter 6

The set up is interesting ๐Ÿค” Christina is the Christina from the prologue ๐Ÿค” and she is also Princess Christina ๐Ÿ‘ธ Lyon is used to getting what he wants, but Christina enjoys saying no ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ get an interesting set up ๐Ÿค” 1) marriage stipulation 2) kidnapping plot ๐Ÿค” What is Christina trying to do?! Does it have to do with Jessicaโ€™s journal?! Is Aunt patricia going to become villainous?! ๐Ÿฆนโ€โ™€๏ธ Only time will tell ๐Ÿค” 

End of book ๐Ÿ“–

Journal entries ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ add to the plot ๐Ÿ˜Š

Found that I still had questions ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ could have been developed more.. curious how the series goes ๐Ÿค”

Accidentally Compromising The Duke Reading Blog

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Before I begin:

Fan of widow romances ๐Ÿ˜ 1st widower ๐Ÿคž๐ŸผThe kids involvement is usually ๐Ÿ˜ and the way the SO (significant other) interacts with them is usually ๐Ÿ˜ makes an argument this may involve a second chance romance because, oftentimes, the surviving partner is skeptical ๐Ÿคจ about finding love again. I enjoy witnessing them be wrong ๐Ÿ˜ Reminds me of if The Duke Demands by Anna Harrington in that somewho elseโ€™s room is entered and thats where the story begins ๐Ÿ˜‚

Chapter 6

In here we get background information ๐Ÿง Adel is desperate ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Not wanting to marry the Earl of Vale ๐Ÿคฌ she plans to break into James Atwoodโ€™s room at the Gladstone Houseparty, but mistakenly enters the wrong room ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ We get a fair amount of context ๐Ÿ˜Š  Last scene, Edmond enters Adelโ€™s room

Chapter 17

Adel integrating into the Rochester family seamlessly ๐Ÿ˜Š Edmond continues to fight his attraction to Adel. Adel uses her experiences with Adel to help her be a good stepmother to Edmondโ€™s girls ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿ˜‡ Theyโ€™re dynamic reminds me of Sir Philip, With Love โค๏ธ which I enjoyed despite its sad undertones. Understand Edmondโ€™s reluctance to consummate the marriage now, Mary Ann died in childbirth ๐Ÿฅฒ For now, I respect Edmondโ€™s pace ๐Ÿ˜Š

Dreaming Of You Reading Blog

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Before I begin:

For the historical romance readathon ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ also, been wanting to read this series ๐Ÿ˜‡ Met Derek in Lilyโ€™s book and I love the friendship between Derek & Lily ๐Ÿฅฐ

Chapter 6

A lot has happened already ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Really like Sara ๐Ÿ˜ Really feel Derek not trying to be attracted to Sara ๐Ÿฅฐ Ivo Jenner, ๐ŸงŸโ€โ™‚๏ธ. Read him in Devil In Winter, so glad to get more of him ๐Ÿ˜Š

Spring Of Scoundrels Week 5

Book: The Perks Of Loving A Scoundrel

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Before I begin:

SBU is influential ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‡

Monday: Diary Entry – Chapter 5

Alot to unpack ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜‡ Didnโ€™t get to read The Secret, but, in a general way, traveling somewhere for someone about to give birth ๐Ÿค” Whereas The Secret takes place while in transit, TOOLAS takes place at the destination ๐Ÿค” Funny ๐Ÿ˜„ ๐Ÿ˜‚ meet cute โ˜บ๏ธ Drunken antics ๐Ÿฅด The assassination plot was unexpected ๐Ÿค” and the exposed boob ๐Ÿ˜‚ Still too early to judge what I think, but Iโ€™m intrigued ๐Ÿค” 

  • Another kidnapping for consistency please ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ Wilson โ™ฅ๏ธ reminds me of Jeffrey from Fresh Prince ๐Ÿ˜‚ History of twins ๐Ÿค” This will come back later I feelโ€ฆ The doctor ๐Ÿง‘โ€โš•๏ธ is in ๐Ÿ˜ Sad Maryโ€™s Bookish change was a result of Ericโ€™s death โ˜ ๏ธ๐Ÿฅฒ
  • Donโ€™t notice age as much ๐Ÿค” but i think sheโ€™s 26?! Grant involved in assassination plot ๐Ÿค” Only validating suspicions and theories ๐Ÿ‘†๐ŸผPreviously thought the revealed boob was funny ๐Ÿ˜„ but in front of Dickens?! ๐Ÿ˜‚ It is trueโ€ฆ Where is Eleanorโ€™s husband? Pissing meet cute โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‡
  • The nip slip ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ West (๐Ÿคž๐Ÿผ spellingโ€™s right). I associate scoundrel behavior with being flirtatious ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜Š

Tuesday: Chapters 6 – 12

Yesterdayโ€™s chapters conveniently ended with Mary being ruined ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Itโ€™s a sign the plot is paced well ๐Ÿ˜Š The way Claire told theyโ€™re parents ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ Realized I like marriage of convenience as a trope ๐Ÿ˜ Usually after a scandal ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‡ โœŠ๐Ÿฝ to Mary for refusing Westโ€™s proposal. Got more on page time with Grant ๐Ÿค” He IS suspicious ๐Ÿคจ End of the section was a ball where I suspect more ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ will happen, West is growing more and more attracted to Mary ๐Ÿ˜

  • Great summary as always ๐Ÿ˜Š Claire the morning after ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ Mary persistent to investigate ๐Ÿง Mouse ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ˜Š Lists ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฅฐ I reacted the same way when West was telling Grant ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ
  • Age is so important in the land of HR

Wednesday: Chapters 13 – 17

They both exploring the assassination plot ๐Ÿง and when Mary goes to a ball, West takes her home ๐Ÿก Carriage shennagans ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ Mary discovering the next day, the note ๐Ÿ˜ฑ and that pushes their marriage of convenience ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ The pages dedicated to the wedding night > wedding itself ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ Mary binds West ๐Ÿ˜ West finally sleeps soundly ๐Ÿ˜ด 

  • Carriage ๐Ÿ”ฅ French letters ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ and relinquishing control to Mary ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ Hrant is suspicious ๐Ÿคจ ๐Ÿค” The fart cushion ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ Reading together is nice ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ˜ Liking West A LOT more after these chapters ๐Ÿ’ก 

Thursday: Chapters 18 – 24

The chapter summaries are super helpful ๐Ÿ˜Š ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ Mary the morning after ๐Ÿ˜ Ashington being Maryโ€™s brother ๐Ÿ˜ Mary and West seriously ๐Ÿง assassination plot, finding out more details ๐Ÿคจ Nice to be in a new city ๐Ÿ™ ๐ŸŒ† now 

  • Decided to just finish the book already ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ if its just me but getting ๐Ÿ˜ตโ€๐Ÿ’ซ jumping in and out of the story
  • Thought zi read chapter 23 already but turns out I didnโ€™t ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคฏ Also glad Mary didnโ€™t leave with Eleanor

Friday: Chapters 25 – Epilogue

Finished this Thursday, usually read the chapters morning of the day of ๐Ÿค” full on investigation mode, moved to forefront of story (like the plot but also here for the romance). Trip without servants ๐Ÿคž๐ŸผMore danger banging?! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚ Not really feeling the scoundrel-ness of West ๐Ÿค” With Mary and West splitting up โœŠ๐Ÿฝ Holding Carlson by the balls ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ˜‚ Danger bang ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ”ฅ Really see here how sex can be Thera prayer fota relationship

End of book ๐Ÿ“–

The addition of the crime solving component, though fattening up the plot and story, but affected the romance ๐Ÿค” No kidnapping ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ but thereโ€™s danger banging ๐Ÿ˜ โš ๏ธ 

Summary: Mary and West ๐Ÿฅฐ overhear an assassination plot for the queen ๐Ÿ‘ธ They work together to save her ๐Ÿง โœŠ๐Ÿฝ

Historical Romance Readathon

May 9 – 16 #HRRreadathon

June 28-July 4

TBR:

  • The Lionโ€™s Lady by Julie Garwood ๐Ÿ“ฑ GROUP BOOK – spies, Julie Garwood
  • Dreaming Of You by Lisa Kleypas (400) ๐Ÿ“ฑ- rag to riches hero, in a series
  • Accidentally Compromising The Duke by Stacy Reid (224) – in a series, clinch cover, single paren)

Line:

  • Rags To Riches – Dreaming Of You by Lisa Kleypas (400)
  • Single parent – Accidentally Compromising The Duke by Stacy Reid (224)
  • Second chance romance – Accidentally Compromising The Duke by Stacy Reid (224)
  • In a series – Dreaming Of You by Lisa Kleypas (400) OR Accidentally Compromising The Duke by Stacy Reid (224)

Strategy:

  • Read ebooks slower ๐Ÿข

ReadingI Order:

  1. Accidentallye Compromising The Duke by Stacy Reid (224)
  2. The Lionโ€™s Lady by Julie Garwood ๐Ÿ“ฑ GROUP BOOK – spies, Julie Garwood
  3. Dreaming Of You by Lisa Kleypas (400)