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About Julia


Hi everyone! This is Julia of The Broke and the Bookish, formerly blogging on my own at The Competitive Bibliomaniac.

I read mostly historical romance, but can often be found reviewing paranormal romance, young adult books (mostly distopian/fantasy), fantasy/sci-fi, classics, and the occasional non-fiction book about languages.




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Currently reading

Wanton Christmas Wishes
Eliza Lloyd, Samantha Kane, Kate Pearce, Monica Burns, Madelynne Ellis, Jess Michaels
The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm
Wilhelm Grimm, Jacob Grimm, Matthew R. Price, Noel Daniel
Progress: 21 %
I Love it When You Talk Retro: Hoochie Coochie, Double Whammy, Drop a Dime, and the Forgotten Origins of American Speech
Ralph Keyes
Progress: 28/271 pages
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
Christopher Moore
Progress: 42/420 pages

Just Finished Reactions: Perils of Pleasure by Julie Anne Long

The Perils of Pleasure - Julie Anne Long

This was the perfect read for my day today, which was lounging by the pool. Colin and Madeline have a unique story between them, something I have never seen in a historical romance (yay! unique plots!). He is almost hanged. She helps him escape. They set off on a quest to find out what happened.

I truly believed the characters of both Colin and Madeline. They were wonderfully crafted. The one sex scene was wonderfully erotic and fit well with these two. 

I think why this wasn't rated higher was while I liked the story sometimes it was a little jarring if that is the right word. We mostly followed Madeline and Colin but then would be abruptly transported for a paragraph or so into someone side character from Colin's large family's mind. I dont know if the jarring feeling was just me but it pulled me out a bit. Same with the ending, it seemed.. strange somehow. 

Despite all of this it was a sasifying story and I will continue on with the series. 

Longer review at my blog, Competitive Bibliomaniac

Originally published in Feb 2012 on GR... man, I wish I were by a pool somewhere warm right now ... its negative and snowy today.