Happy and Merry: Seven Heartwarming Holiday Essays by Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella

I admit it – I judged this one based on the cover. It was cute and Christmassy and the library had the audio available for download, so I picked it up. I thought it’d be a fun, light short listen. It was short, but I think I just must not …

Wicked Charms by Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton

Wicked Charms is silly and funny and cute. It’s an adventure story/ treasure hunt, but it’s all over the top. Lizzie is pretty sane, but she is surrounded by oddballs, like a young man who tends to talk like a pirate and her friend who tries out spells with varying …

The Quick by Lauren Owen

The Quick was this year’s RIP read-along, co-hosted by The Estella Society and Amanda at Fig and Thistle. I listened to the audio version and to be honest, I found it a bit boring. It was slow and atmospheric, but even the “exciting” parts didn’t really grab my attention. I was kept waiting …

Shadow and Light by Jonathan Rabb

I thoroughly enjoyed Shadow and Light, but man, is it complicated. It starts off with an apparent suicide at a film studio, but Hoffner knows it’s not that simple. Hoffner is a good character, determined and solid, but horrible at relationships, he’s drinks too much, and is probably too friendly …