I decided to pick up The Whole30 after really enjoying some of the recipes in The Whole30 Cookbook. I wasn’t actually following the program though. I was doing a similar, but less restrictive, 28 Day Reset and needed more meal ideas. The two programs are very similar. I was curious as to what the differences were other than the length and some of the off-limits foods. While I don’t plan on adapting the Whole30 program anytime soon, I did learn a lot about the effects certain food groups have on the body and my (admittedly unhealthy) relationship with food in general.
Fair Game was quite disappointing for me. It took me four days to get through, because I simply wasn’t motivated to read it. Anna and Charles are asked to help the FBI with a serial killer case. The killer has been targeting fae for several years, but they haven’t been able to catch them. Of course, having other supernaturals work on the case could be very beneficial. On top of that, the wolves could also use a positive image in the media.
Waiting in the Wings was so freaking cute! Erin works for a theater company in Manila, but she’s taking a break from the stage in order to be an active participant in her own life. She’s never been kissed off stage! That’s when two eligible bachelors walk into her life and her theater. The first is her college friend, Ramon, who is the new choreographer. The second is a famous actor named Pio who is auditioning for their upcoming musical. Ramon is so happy to see Erin again, but he missed his chance when Pio asks her out first. Or did he?
Rum Runner reminded me a lot of the movie Fool’s Gold. Although it has a younger cast and it’s not quite as funny. Sophie has been hanging on to a medallion for her absent father for awhile, and now he wants it back. She’s not just going to hand it over though. She finally wants to meet the man who ran out on her and her mother. However, when she arrives, her father isn’t there. Instead, she’s faced with Jimmy and a hoard of bad guys who want her father. Sophie should just return to England where she’s safe, but for some reason she just can’t bring herself to leave.
Catch My Breath was super cute! I’m a total sucker for reality TV plots, and this one is made even better because it’s about boybands! Well, there’s a girl band, and other musicians, but it follows Danny and Elliot’s group primarily. Danny is auditioning for what he thinks is a solo gig, and it was at first. But then they decide a boyband would be even better! Elliot auditions at the encouragement of a friend, and he’s exactly what the industry is looking for. Neither guy is expecting to find love when they sign on.
Winning the Boss’s Heart was a quick, sweet read. Billie just got hired as Mason’s 42nd assistant. She needs the job, but she wishes he would have mentioned that he intended to completely remodel and sell the historic house that’s the backbone of her town. He kept that to himself until she already signed the 12 week contract. Now Billie needs to stop him from destroying the historic site, put up with his outrageous schedule, and avoid falling in love with the sexy workaholic.
Finding It was predictable and frustrating, but not in good ways. I was excited to get Kelsey’s story because she seemed like such a fun, confident character in the first book. However, it becomes very clear from the beginning that she’s very troubled and is running away from her problems. Kelsey has taken off to Europe for a gap year of sorts. She says she wants to gain new experiences to become a better actress, but she’s just boozing around and sleeping around to avoid her problems. Then she meets Hunt, and things start to feel different.