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11% complete! WhiskeyintheJar has read 11 of 100 books.

Tell Me No Lies (STP - Mira) (2006, HQN Books) 4 stars

Lindsay Danner is an expert on Chinese bronzes who has an uncanny ability to separate …

A lot of story

4 stars

*This is a TBRChallenge review, there will be spoilers, I don't spoil everything but enough, because I treat these reviews as a bookclub discussion.

Y'all, how am I picking these insane books for the TBRChallenge every year??? What kind of a gold mine tbr am I sitting on?!? Anyway, this review is a couple days late because this turned out to be 570ish pages of an HBO limited series. I feel wrung-out but less because of emotional wreckage, as I was with The Lotus Palace, and more just my god that was A STORY. I'm not sure how I'm going to talk about this so, long story short, twist and turns spy romance about possible stolen Chinese bronze statues that is a sticky web with multiple parts made by multiple spiders as the People's Republic of China is newish Communists with some liking that and others not and, of course, …

Hideaway at Silver Lake (2023, HarperCollins Publishers) 2 stars

If you love Jill Shalvis and Lori Wilde, then you won’t want to miss this …

Sweet and repetitive

2 stars

I received this book for free, this does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Come hell or high water, she was about to alter the wrong course her life was on.

When Poppy was eleven, her mother died and with an artist father who had his head in the clouds, she took on the responsibility of her two younger sisters, Cam and Marigold. Now in her early thirties, Poppy is tired of still filling the mom role for her sisters and just generally always being the one to step-in and take charge. So, for this Christmas, Poppy rents a cabin a few hours away from her home in Madison, WI, texts and emails her work and sisters letting them know she's fine but wants two weeks to herself. Her sisters are instantly worried and determined to find her but when sparks heat up …

The Rodeo Queen (Paperback, HQN) 4 stars

"Bell brings the diverse world of competitive rodeo to life with vivid details and enhances …

Grounded, slow burn love

4 stars

3.5 stars

I received this book for free, this does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

“I need you to cowboy up.”

It's the second season of the reality show Closed Circuit and after A.J. and Lil (The Wildest Ride) saved the inner city rodeo program CityBoyz by getting it's accounts back in the black, Diablo Sosa doesn't quite understand why founder Henry “Old Man” Bowman wants him to compete. Henry claims with all the new money, they need more recruits and Diablo competing will give them the attention they need. After Henry was a pseudo father to him and saved him when he was thirteen from going to jail, Diablo will do anything for him. Taking a sabbatical from his job as a lawyer, Diablo is going back to the rodeo, something he hasn't done in fourteen years.

It was …