Hey everyone! I'm so excited to be participating in my first ever Read-A-Long hosted by Mindy from Magical Urban Fantasy Reads. I've been wanting to read Sweet Evil for quite a while now, so this gave me the perfect opportunity to read with some of my blogging pals!
Each week has a different theme. This first week is Road Trips. I'm not all that creative, so I've decided to talk about my experience with road trips when I was a young pup.
I am the youngest of three kids, so as you can imagine or know from experience, it's expensive to travel with a family of five. So, we hardly ever flew anywhere for trips. The five of us would pack in and take off. I grew up in Ohio and we usually drove to Florida for various vacations. We would make that drive in ONE DAY. That's 16 hours give or take in the car. My parents were determined to make the most of our vacation time, so we endured the pain of the all day drive. Here are some of the things we did to stay entertained.
Thankfully, my parents had stellar taste in music, so music was always a must have. We listened to TAPES of Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, The Doors, some Motown, and occasionally my parents would let us contribute. Our picks were bands like Pearl Jam, Nirvana, and other KILLER late 80's & 90's bands.
We were only allowed to stop for breaks when we got gas, so our drinks were limited. My dad absolutely hated to stop. I wouldn't say that he went by a time schedule, but the man had it all calculated in his mind. We were allowed snacks. Our token snacks were some type of chip and always a candy bar. I chose Snickers, Kit Kats, or Twix. Twizzlers are always a good road trip treat too.
As for books, my whole family has always been into reading, so we each brought along our stash of books to last the length of our trip. I usually brought along a few classics, but I had to bring some steam for the beach! Danielle Steele was my usual pick. Nothing against DS or her fans, but I can't even imagine reading one of those books today.
I cherish my memories of our road trips and continue to travel with my kids by car today. Of course, I can now appreciate why my parents would threaten to pull the car over or when my dad's freakishly long arm somehow made it all the way to the back seat. I have three small kids that we travel with all the time. I hope they will have the same great memories someday like I have.
OK! That was way longer than I had planned. So, here are my thoughts on Sweet Evil so far.
I'll write a formal review once I finish the book, but seriously....I love it! I knew I would enjoy it, but it's exceeding my expectations at this point. I love the plot and the characters have clawed their way into my heart. I'm trying to read by week, but I'm not sure I'll be able to read slowly. I want it ALL now!
I've decided to post a quote about Anna's first impressions of Kaidan. She had me sold!
~He was smokin' hot. As in H-O-T-T hott. I'd never understood until that moment why girls insisted on adding an extra t. This guy was extra t worthy.
I examined the drummer, determined to find a flaw.
Brown Hair. An interesting haircut: short around the sides and back, but longer on top, hanging loose and angling across his forehead. His eyes were narrow and his eyebrows were a bit thick and...OH, who was I kidding? I could pick him apart, but even the shifty slant of his eyes made him more alluring to me.
There was an intensity in the way he played, like he was unleashing his passion into the music and nothing else mattered. He was feeling it, lost in it, and he was good. A light sheen of sweat shone on his arms and face, dampening and darkening the hair at his temples.
Never before had I felt such instant physical attraction. The power of it was jarring. I'd noticed when guys has nice features, sure, but I was usually distracted by their emotions. -pg10-11 ARC
See what I mean??? SOLD
Be sure to stop by Magical Urban Fantasy Reads to enter to win the GIVEAWAY for week 1!!!