It’s Monday! What are you reading? is a weekly book meme hosted by Book Journey.
I’m not sure how much reading I’ll get done as it’s finals week. I’m taking a college math class in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree. I’ve been doing pretty well and would love to be able to earn a ‘B’ in this class. And believe me, given my math avoidance, a ‘B’ is an outstanding grade for me.
This week I’m reading an audio book by Nora Roberts and ARC by Sarah Cross.
Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts
Audio CD, Unabridged
Published April 16th 2013 by Brilliance Audio
Publisher’s summary: For more than three hundred years, Bluff House has sat above Whiskey Beach, guarding its shore — and its secrets.
To summer tourists, it’s the crown jewel of the town’s stunning scenery. To the residents of Whiskey Beach, it’s landmark and legend. To Eli Landon, it’s home. . . .
A Boston lawyer, Eli has weathered an intense year of public scrutiny and police investigation after being accused of murdering his soon-to-be ex-wife. And though there was never enough evidence to have him arrested, his reputation is in tatters as well as his soul. He needs sanctuary. He needs Bluff House.
While Eli’s beloved grandmother is in Boston, recuperating from a nasty fall, Abra Walsh has cared for Bluff House, among her other jobs as yoga instructor, jewelry maker, and massage therapist. She is a woman with an open heart and a wide embrace, and no one is safe from her special, some would say overbearing, brand of nurturing — including Eli.
He begins to count on Abra for far more than her cooking, cleaning, and massage skills, and starts to feel less like a victim — and more like the kind of man who can finally solve the murder of his wife and clear his name. But Bluff House’s many mysteries are a siren song to someone intent on destroying Eli and reaping the rewards. He and Abra will become entangled in a centuries-old net of rumors and half-truths that could pull them under the thunderous waters of Whiskey Beach. . . .
Sometimes, I’ll also read a book during my daily work commute. It keeps me from freaking out on the subway and makes the time go quickly. This week I’m reading ARC (compliments of the publisher).
Tear You Apart by Sarah Cross
e-book, 384 pages
Expected publication: January 27, 2015, by Egmont
Publisher summary: An edgy fairy tale retelling of “Snow White” set in the world of Kill Me Softly for fans of Once Upon a Time and Grimm.
Faced with a possible loophole to her “Snow White” curse, Viv goes underground, literally, to find the prince who’s fated to rescue her. But is life safe in the Underworld worth the price of sacrficing the love that might kill her?