When I'm grouchy I tend to read more. I think it's a combination of escaping into a different place, and when I'm reading I can effectively tune everyone out around me. So I've got three for you today.
This is the first book I've read by Rachael Herron, and I really enjoyed it. I read the first couple chapters 20 minutes at a time on my lunches and then I got to a point, that I brought the book home and just finished it. Very well written, easy to escape into the world she creates. Abigail inherits a cottage and the land it's on from her knitting/design mentor. Her mentor's grand nephew inherits the main house and the sheep ranch that surrounds it. He isn't happy about sharing, thinks Abigail is a gold digger. Surprise, surprise by halfway they can't keep their hands off each other although they are still hostile in between. The only caveat I have - and it really isn't just the author's fault, it's sort of the genre - I am getting tired of the lead character escaping an abusive/stalker boyfriend/husband theme that keeps showing up. Makes me want to stick my daughter in Rapunzel's tower, and makes me glad I'm married and not looking. Still I gave the book 5 stars on Goodreads and requested the next book in the series from the library. ( I think I've mentioned i really do like series books, where you can get to know the town and side characters more - plus even though the next book focuses on different people you can still find out what happens to the earlier characters)
Moonshell Beach is #4 in the Shelter bay series. I kind of like the twist of bringing in an Irish Movie star for ex-Marine JT Douchett to fall for. I have a thing for Ireland, so adding sections there appeals to me, and adding some Irish folklore really gets me. JT is the last unmarried Douchett brother so I guess she's going to have to bring in more of their ex-military troubled friends to couple off. Quick read, good escape.
It's the second and a half book from whiskey creek (there was a novella to begin the series) Not a whole lot of updates on Gail and Simon they make a few cameos in this book. Another quick read - misunderstood badass falls for the girl both live on the wrong side of town because of their parents. A background mystery, siblings who need rehab. The good thing about this series is that between Gail's friends and Dylan's brothers there are a lot of people to read more books about.