Book Funk by Amy J
For those of you desperately looking for suggestions/recommendations , scroll to the end of this review.
Ever been in a book funk? I really hate when this happens. It doesn’t happen often but when it does it realllllly lasts a long time. Now let me clarify not bloggers receive advanced copies of every exciting new release or an intriguing advance copy of a new and upcoming author, well not me any way. How does one detect a book funk? When you read books scores of other people have five starred and your like “really, did we read the same book?”. Not once but two or three times in a row. That’s when you realize this is the ever so horrid book funk! Nothing seems to pull you out of it. Finding yourself rubbing your E-reader promising “it’s not you , it’s me”. Maybe it’s basic, maybe the more I read the more my standards and or expectations increase. Has it really become that difficult to find a good book in a sea of many? We all have our go to authors but once you’ve read every word they’ve written then what? The upside of a book funk, if there is one, reading books sitting on your Kindle and or TBR shelf for almost as long as you’ve owned it or been on Goodreads and for some reason you literally keep making guilt ridden excuses when you skim over them or buy more. You catch yourself telling them “I promise , next time” knowing perfectly well it’s not going to happen. Don’t feel sorry for me, I’m finally out of my book funk and I want to share with all book lovers everywhere some steps that may help.:
- Switching up genres. No, really I swear it works. I NEVER thought I would read certain genre’s and guess what, I really do like PNR or traditionally published contemporary romance. Who knew? Example: I devoured the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning #thankyouverymuchbookfunk <3 me some Barron’s
- A book doesn’t have to be “new” to be good. Many are looking for the next big author and/or read that we overlook some obvious choices…go on try it, you never know what new book boyfriend awaits you.
- DO NOT JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER…PREACH IT! I’m going to admit it, I am guilty of this. Should I remind you of some of our favorite reads and their original covers? Don’t make me name names!
- Buddy read ! Misery loves company orrrrr chatting up a book may be just what you need!
- Try a book on audible with high ratings for performance and story line. Sometimes hearing a character come to life gets in your mind and changes your perspective on a story. Audio books aren’t as popular yet so the reviews aren’t as diluted.
- Go through the read shelves of the toughest critics you know on Goodreads (sorted by shelves of course)noting their 5 star reads
- Re-read a favorite you haven’t read in a long while **Caution** This could have a reverse reaction and should be used as a last resort
Books instrumental in breaking my most recent book funk:
Surprise, surprise, surprise! I loved this one. Stand alone 4 stars. http://amzn.to/1CxD6WP
Holy Lucifer! Dirty, ugly, hot, and dark! Four books in the series but they are short reads 5 stars for the series http://amzn.to/1BXGlEK
Angsty but loved every page! Cliffy! 4.5 stars http://amzn.to/1EsR5rZ
Dark stand alone 5 stars! http://amzn.to/1B2Ehq6
So not what you are expecting, plot driven, and beautifully written! Stand alone 5 stars http://amzn.to/1BXGHez
New Adult angsty and …loved it! Stand alone 4.5 stars http://amzn.to/1F65AqZ
Rocker love fest with tons of humor 5 stars Stand alone but should read the first characters book High Strung before this one. http://amzn.to/18JyhMz
Steamy keep you guessing with a twist of PNR 4.5 stars http://amzn.to/1bgyV5C
Guilty pleasure shmexy hot read 4.5 Stars http://amzn.to/1EsT0Ni
There you have it!
Good luck and Happy Reading!!!
Three months trapped on a ranch in remote Montana with my mom’s latest husband … and his dark, brooding son.
I shouldn’t care that my new stepbrother’s talent with ropes goes beyond lassoing stray cattle.
I shouldn’t care that his every look says he wants me … but he’s going to fight it to the bitter end.
I shouldn’t care that as the summer rolls on, my fascination overwhelms my better judgment and now I’m dying to call my stepbrother … Master.
“Did you think you’d get through tonight without me having you in my arms?” he said slowly.
I shivered at his breath tickling my ear. “Why are you doing this?” I hissed. It came out much breathier than I had intended. “What if someone—”
“There’s absolutely nothing improper about me dancing with my new stepsister. It’d be strange if I didn’t.”
Was I imagining the grin in his voice? Smug bastard. Maybe a brother-sister dance wasn’t inherently weird, but he was holding me way too close, his hand wasn’t even an inch above my ass. We were damn near grinding together. My face heated when I realized I could feel him hardening against my belly.
“Don’t call me your stepsister if you’re going to rub this against me,” I retorted, nudging my hip into his crotch for emphasis.
Ford’s gaze didn’t waver. “I can’t help what you do to me.”
The note of sincerity in his voice gave me pause. I had meant to embarrass him, but he wasn’t even trying to conceal how much he wanted me right now. He was completely unashamed of himself—his body, his desires. The realization filled me with equal parts envy and shock.
But I was even more shocked at myself when I pressed closer. And dear God, the bulge in his pants felt huge.
Ford’s voice turned even huskier, almost a growl. “You shouldn’t do that unless you’re prepared to deal with the consequences.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ava enjoys naughty things. She’s drawn to the forbidden and taboo, and writes kink that makes you think. Raised in Idaho, Ava now lives on the East Coast with her husband, and two dogs.