2022 Reading Challenge

2022 Reading Challenge
Jill Elizabeth has read 5 books toward her goal of 260 books.
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Ok, I’m Not Sure I’m Back-Back, but I’m Back Today! :)

I just won a book on GoodReads, through their First Reads program, and wrote a review and thought I’d post it here too. I’m not really “reviewing” books again, as far as unsolicited donations, but when I do review something either on my own or as a result of being provided with a review copy, I will try to get them up here just to see if anyone out there remembers who I am… πŸ™‚

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Wicked Charms (Lizzy & Diesel, #3)Wicked Charms by Janet Evanovich
My rating of the latest Lizzy & Diesel book, Wicked Charms: A Lizzy and Diesel Novel (Lizzy & Diesel)
: 4 of 5 stars

Predictable? You bet.
Formulaic? Indeed.
Did I mind at all? Not a bit…

I find this series to be fun. Pure, simple, unadulterated fun. The books follow a formula. The characters always act, well, in character. There aren’t a lot of surprises. But I don’t mind, because they are just plain fun to read.

If you like your books with hi-jinks ala Lucy and Ethel and sexual tension of the early Moonlighting, Bruce Willis/Cybill Shepherd variety, then these are up your alley. My one series wish is that Lizzy is a bit, well, wimpy – I keep wanting her to amp it up a little, be a little more Stephanie Plum and a little less Miss DePesto (sorry, another Moonlighting reference, and frankly most of you are probably to young to truly appreciate them, but I felt compelled to add them anyway!). But she is who she is, and that’s all good. And my one book complaint this time around is that there wasn’t as much Wulf as I like – he’s too bad to be truly good and too good to be truly bad and I think he adds the one bit of mystery/complexity that keeps the books from being too traditional beach-read romance. Still, as I said, they’re fun books and fun to read once a year when the latest iteration comes out. So check this one out if you haven’t!

Oh, and this was my first ever First Reads win – I never win anything, so thank you – so my copy was generously provided by the publisher, Ballantine.

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4 comments to Ok, I’m Not Sure I’m Back-Back, but I’m Back Today! :)

  • Lynn

    Ah, welcome back! Your wit and insight were missed!

  • Hello Jill, I just wanted to check whether you are active at this time. I’ve just published a book of silly poems and drawings A Bag of Badgers and I would love to send you a review copy if you are open to it. Here’s hoping!

    • Hi Casey! I’m really not blogging at this time, although I’m trying to get back into it… My daughter was born FOREVER AGO yet I keep using her as my excuse (teehee, she’s almost 3!), so want to get back to it, but it’s tough finding the time/energy… Still, I’d be happy to take a look if you don’t mind a lag over my stated review time! πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for contacting me and taking the time to see if I was around – i know it’s been months and months since I replied, but if you are still interested, I promise it won’t take anywhere near that long for a review! Thanks for your patience/forbearance…

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