To Read or Not to Read … Read! – April 2020

Posted April 25, 2020 by Sophia Rose in To Read or Not to Read / 20 Comments

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Sophia's To Read or Not

Each month, I will post up a pair (or more) of books.  I would like you to vote on a choice.  Yes!  You will have the job of telling me what to read from my pile each month.  I welcome your vote no matter what reason you choose (frivolous, serious or otherwise) that particular book and do share your reason in the comments just because I’m nosy.  I will of course share my thoughts on the book itself in my review post.

The theme is heat and spice this month.

Candidate #1
Blank CanvasBlank Canvas by Mari Carr
#1 Big Easy
Blurb:

Disillusioned by divorce, Jennifer’s about to discover her wild side, starting with a tattoo from Caliph. And continuing with submission, spankings, wax play…all under the skilled hands of her wickedly sexy tattoo master.

In this story, readers are introduced to Caliph Lewis and his family. Future books in the Big Easy series will feature stories about other siblings from the close-knit, fun-loving, rather unconventional Lewis family.

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Candidate #2
One Gold Heart by Sadie HallerOne Gold Heart by Sadie Haller
#1 Dominant Cord
Blurb:

Finn Taylor is an asshole. So why does he keep showing up in Mac’s late-night fantasies as the Dom of her dreams? She can’t even ignore him, because she’s stuck working with the fellow musician for the Christmas concert season.

Mac Wallis is a mess, and Finn can’t fall for a submissive who’s so damaged she needs medication just to get through a performance. But he’s drawn to the beautiful oboist, even as he keeps pissing her off. He can’t resist trying to take care of her–in every way.

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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Lorna
Lorna
7 months ago

Even though I don’t Ike or read this kind of book, I went with what seemed to be the tamest. One Gold Heart. Enjoy!

Sophia Rose
7 months ago
Reply to  Lorna

LOL, yeah, tame is relative with these two. I picked erotic this month because I need an erotic read for my Romanceopoly challenge.

Ethan
7 months ago

I voted for the Blank Canvas. Something about the cover just drew my attention.

Sophia Rose
7 months ago
Reply to  Ethan

They do have dark, fierce expressions on that cover. 🙂

Carole Rae
7 months ago

Hmmmmmmmm #1

Sophia Rose
7 months ago
Reply to  Carole Rae

LOL, tough choice.

Lola
7 months ago

I voted for Blank Canvas as the tattoo angle sounds interesting and I like the sound of how the series will follow one family, I often like that in romance series.

Sophia Rose
7 months ago
Reply to  Lola

Yeah, you don’t get a family element too often in erotic romances so I thought that was neat, too.

Carole's Random Life in Books

These are both new to me. I voted for Blank Canvas. I think that I have read and enjoyed this author in the past so it is worth a try! I hope you enjoy whichever book you end up reading.

Sophia Rose
7 months ago

An author rec sounds good. I think Shari has read Mari Carr before. I’ve not read either.

vvb
vvb
7 months ago

I picked One Gold Heart to get a glimpse of love in the classical music world.

Sophia Rose
7 months ago
Reply to  vvb

I thought the music angle had appeal, too. Neat that its a non-rocker one which is the usual musical element.

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer

Both look good, I voted for One gold Heart 🙂

Sophia Rose
7 months ago

Tough choice, right? 🙂

Lover of Romance
7 months ago

I have to say both are very appealing ….but the blurb to One Gold Heart is really intriguing. Hope you enjoy whichever one you decide on

Sophia Rose
7 months ago

I couldn’t decide, either. Thanks for helping, Renee! 🙂

Rachel @Waves of Fiction

I vote for Blank Canvas because it has better ratings on Goodreads and it’s only 101 pages. At least if it’s bad you won’t have to suffer through it too long, lol! 🙂

Sophia Rose
7 months ago

I like your strategy. 🙂

Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

I don’t think you can go wrong with either of these books! I’m all for heat, spice, and romance!

Sophia Rose
6 months ago

Probably not! Blank Canvas ended up winning and its been great so far. Sexy stuff!