Sundays in Bed With… Not That Kind of Ever After

I had to restart this a few times and slow down the speed on my audiobook. Once I did that and got into the story, I was able to get adjusted to it more. It’s not that it’s a bad book. It just went over my head a bit at first.

Blurb (Directly from Amazon):

Fairytale meets feminism in Luci Adams’s Not That Kind of Ever After, a frothy adventure of one woman’s journey to claim happily ever after in times of serial dating, swiping right, and the quest to find your soulmate.

Bella Marble’s life isn’t what she imagined. Instead of an author, she’s a receptionist at a small press. Instead of happily married, she’s single, and her lovey-dovey parents are divorcing. And to top it off, her best friend of twenty-nine years, Ellie Mathews, is moving out and marrying the heinously boring Mark. (He’s not worthy of her. No one could be). Bella feels rudderless, only slightly soothed by time spent with Ellie’s (not hot) brother, (he’s not hot) Marty (okay, he’s hot. But he’s also the aggravating brother she never had—right)?

When Marty recommends Bella stop looking for “the one” and just have fun, Bella finds a new, empowered side of herself. But when she posts a fairy-tale retelling of a disastrous one night stand on a storytelling app, all of a sudden, Bella has become @B.Enchanted. And she’s gone viral.

Now, Bella’s in a fight with Ellie, her new roommates are so, deeply, weird, and the pressure is mounting to find new fairy tales to write about—but she’s got to live them first.

“As side splittingly hilarious as it is empowering and emotional, Not That Kind of Ever After is a sparkling debut.”–Helena Hunting, bestselling author

What are you reading today?

Sundays in Bed With… Out of the Dark by Gregg Hurwitz

This is my second time reading this book. I wanted to reread the series before I read the books I haven’t read yet. I think I read the first five and need to read the last two. I could be wrong on that. This is book four. This series is so good! It’s really hard not to want to root for Evan every step of the way!!!!

Blurb (Directly from Amazon):


“This novel will be remembered as one of the best thrillers of the year.” —Associated Press

“A shocking stunner in every way. The perfect thriller.” —Robert Crais

When darkness closes in—he’s your last, best hope. Evan Smoak returns in Gregg Hurwitz’s #1 international bestselling Orphan X series in Out of the Dark.

Taken from a group home at age twelve, Evan Smoak was raised and trained as part of the Orphan Program, an off-the-books operation designed to create deniable intelligence assets—i.e. assassins. Evan was Orphan X. He broke with the Program, using everything he learned to disappear and reinvent himself as the Nowhere Man, a man who helps the truly desperate when no one else can. But now Evan’s past is catching up to him.

Someone at the very highest level of government has been trying to eliminate every trace of the Orphan Program by killing all the remaining Orphans and their trainers. After Evan’s mentor and the only father he ever knew was killed, he decided to strike back. His target is the man who started the Program and who is now the most heavily guarded person in the world: the President of the United States.

But President Bennett knows that Orphan X is after him and, using weapons of his own, he’s decided to counter-attack. Bennett activates the one man who has the skills and experience to track down and take out Orphan X—the first recruit of the Program, Orphan A.

With Evan devoting all his skills, resources, and intelligence to find a way through the layers of security that surround the President, suddenly he also has to protect himself against the deadliest of opponents. It’s Orphan vs. Orphan with the future of the country—even the world—on the line.

What are you reading today?

Sundays in Bed With… Wildblood by Lauren Blackwood

This is one of the books I’m behind on. I’ve made some great progress in it since I got it in audiobook. I also really enjoy the narrator. I feel like she really adds to the story. There are parts of the story are a bit more dark than others. I like it anyway. I can’t wait to see where it goes from here. I’m about halfway ish through it. What are you reading today?

Blurb (Copied from Amazon):

A thrilling new fantasy from New York Times bestselling author Lauren Blackwood!

Eighteen-year-old Victoria is a Wildblood. Since she was kidnapped at the age of six and manipulated by the Exotic Lands Touring Company, she’s worked as a tour guide ever since with a team of fellow Wildbloods who take turns using their magic to protect travelers in a Jamaican jungle teeming with ghostly monsters.

When the boss denies Victoria an earned promotion to team leader in favor of Dean, her backstabbing ex, she’s determined to prove herself. Her magic may be the most powerful on the team, but she’s not the image the boss wants to send their new client, Thorn, a renowned goldminer determined to reach an untouched gold supply deep in the jungle.

Thorn is everything Victoria isn’t – confident, impossibly kind, and so handsome he leaves her speechless. And when he entrusts the mission to her, kindness turns to mutual respect, turns to affection, turns to love. But the jungle is treacherous, and between hypnotic river spirits, soul-devouring women that shed their skin like snakes, and her ex out for revenge, Victoria has to decide – is promotion at a corrupt company really what she wants?

A fierce, lush fantasy by New York Times bestselling author Lauren Blackwood, Wildblood tells the story of a girl who must find the strength to defeat the demons of the jungle as well as her own to find where she truly belongs.

“A lyrically told story of healing after trauma and finding home, Wildblood is as fierce as it is beautiful, and as hopeful as it is heartbreaking.” – Hannah Whitten, New York Times bestselling author of For the Wolf

Wildblood is a poignant, thrilling, emotionally complex story of love and sacrifice. Victoria’s tense journey through the haunted jungle is filled with terror and beauty, both supernatural and human, and will grip you until the very last page.” – L. Penelope, award-winning author of the Earthsinger Chronicles

Buy here.

Sundays in Bed With… Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen

Sundays are my mostly tech free day. Meaning I stay off social media and technology with the exception of my Switch and Kindle. It’s a complete me day. Today, I plan on spending the day listening to Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen. I have a book club meeting Monday at 6:30. Luckily, it was on sale during the audio sale, so I am confident that I will get it done before meeting. Even if I just started it! What are you reading today?

Jonathan Franzen’s gift for wedding depth and vividness of character with breadth of social vision has never been more dazzlingly evident than in Crossroads.

It’s December 23, 1971, and heavy weather is forecast for Chicago. Russ Hildebrandt, the associate pastor of a liberal suburban church, is on the brink of breaking free of a marriage he finds joyless—unless his wife, Marion, who has her own secret life, beats him to it. Their eldest child, Clem, is coming home from college on fire with moral absolutism, having taken an action that will shatter his father. Clem’s sister, Becky, long the social queen of her high-school class, has sharply veered into the counterculture, while their brilliant younger brother Perry, who’s been selling drugs to seventh graders, has resolved to be a better person. Each of the Hildebrandts seeks a freedom that each of the others threatens to complicate.

Jonathan Franzen’s novels are celebrated for their unforgettably vivid characters and for their keen-eyed take on contemporary America. Now, in Crossroads, Franzen ventures back into the past and explores the history of two generations. With characteristic humor and complexity, and with even greater warmth, he conjures a world that resonates powerfully with our own.

A tour de force of interwoven perspectives and sustained suspense, its action largely unfolding on a single winter day, Crossroads is the story of a Midwestern family at a pivotal moment of moral crisis. Jonathan Franzen’s gift for melding the small picture and the big picture has never been more dazzlingly evident.

Sunday Reading: The House Across the Lake by Riley Sager

About the Book (Directly from Amazon):

Be careful what you watch for . . .

Casey Fletcher, a recently widowed actress trying to escape a streak of bad press, has retreated to the peace and quiet of her family’s lake house in Vermont. Armed with a pair of binoculars and several bottles of bourbon, she passes the time watching Tom and Katherine Royce, the glamorous couple living in the house across the lake. They make for good viewing—a tech innovator, Tom is powerful; and a former model, Katherine is gorgeous.

One day on the lake, Casey saves Katherine from drowning, and the two strike up a budding friendship. But the more they get to know each other—and the longer Casey watches—it becomes clear that Katherine and Tom’s marriage isn’t as perfect as it appears. When Katherine suddenly vanishes, Casey immediately suspects Tom of foul play. What she doesn’t realize is that there’s more to the story than meets the eye—and that shocking secrets can lurk beneath the most placid of surfaces.
Packed with sharp characters, psychological suspense, and gasp-worthy plot twists, Riley Sager’s The House Across the Lake is the ultimate escapist read . . . no lake house required.

My Thoughts:

I’m pretty much almost done with this audiobook. I have about an hour and a half left. I haven’t been able to guess anything. Anytime I think I have come up with something, I get thrown a curveball. I wouldn’t say this is one of my favorite Sager novels, but I am really enjoying it. I need to know what happened! I’m sure I will not expect the ending at all. That’s always how it is with Sager books for me. It’s probably why he’s on my favorite author list.

Sundays in Bed With… March 27th

Hosted by: Midnight Book Girl

Physical Reading:

This book is so good! Way better than I thought it would be!


I’m basically done with Threat. I’m so involved in this series I feel like I could finish it all in one sitting! I don’t think I’ll get to Clash before the end of the night, but anything is possible!

What book are you enjoying today?

Sundays in Bed With… March 6th

Hosted by: Midnight Book Girl

Physical Reading:

I am well aware that I won’t come close to finishing any of these. I may not even get to some of them. However, I do plan to try to read as much as possible throughout the day. I want to catch up as much as possible. I’m so ready for a full day of nothing but reading!


Will be listening to Conference until I’m caught up with where we are in the buddy read and listening to The Nowhere man for the remainder of my time listening to audiobooks. Or until I finish the book. Whichever comes first!

What book are you enjoying today?

Sundays in Bed With… February 20th

Hosted by: Midnight Book Girl

Physical Reading:

I’ll be reading a certain amount of chapters of each one of these. I’m buddy reading Skyward and A Royal Christmas Fairy Tale. So I’m planning on reading the chapters I need to read for the week. The Ivory Key is for a readalong with Owlcrate. So I only have a certain amount of chapters to read for this too.

If I get done with the chapters I need to read, I plan to work on finishing this book.


A Map of Days and Once Upon a Dream are buddy reads. Starting Map of Days today and about halfway through Once Upon a Dream now. I’m not really a fan of Once currently. Hoping it picks up! If there’s time left, I’ll be working on Orphan X. I really loved the series and want to reread it so I can read the later books in the series.

What book are you enjoying today?