HaBO: Audible Romance Series
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Articles / December 10, 2019

This HaBO is from Ruth, who is trying to find this audiobook series. Content warning for the description below: I’m driving myself crazy because I can’t remember any information about a 4-book series I listened to on Audible in January. I was on a trial “Romance Unlimited” package and apparently borrowed books aren’t listed in my account. I even mentioned it in a comment I left here, but I have no idea what the comment was to! Anyway: four-book series, set several years after a car accident in which one woman died and the other had injuries that changed her personality so that, among other things, she no longer loves her husband; she’s also made multiple suicide attempts. The book starts when he meets a new woman and decides it’s time to move on. Unstable now-ex-wife causes all kinds of problems, including a hostage situation that turns out to be fake. The second book is about the fiance of the woman who died. The third book is about unrelated people: a woman in witness protection recovering from having been gang raped and the undercover agent who saved her whom she bonded with (not in a romantic way). The fourth book…

Lauren Layne, Shifters, & More
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Articles / December 10, 2019

To Woo a Wicked Widow To Woo a Wicked Widow by Jenna Jaxon is 99c at Amazon! This is the first book in The Widows’ Club and has a heroine who is trying to avoid getting married again. Readers seemed divided on the heroine. Some enjoyed her independence, while others couldn’t really connect with her. The war years are behind them.  The future is before them. And one by one, the widows of Lyttlefield Park are getting restless…   Lady Charlotte Cavendish is still the spirited girl who tried to elope in the name of love. That dream was thwarted by her father who trapped her into a loveless, passionless marriage. But now widowed, Charlotte is free to reenter the giddy world of the ton—and pursue her desires. For hardly your typical widow, she remains innocent to the pleasures of the flesh. Yet her life is finally her own, and she intends to keep it that way. Nash, the twelfth Earl of Wrotham, is beguiled by Charlotte at first sight—and the feeling is mutual. When he receives her intriguing invitation to a house party, the marriage-minded lord plans to further their acquaintance. But even he cannot sway her aversion to matrimony, and only…

HaBO: Surfboard Wax
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Articles / December 10, 2019

This HaBO request is from Debbie, who is looking for this recent-ish contemporary: Contemporary in the last five years? Headhunter helps heroine find job with hero. Hero started a cosmetic company because surfboard wax? he invented also worked for personal grooming. His girlfriend was murdered. There’s a huge building size portrait of her face on the wall outside the office. Near the end, the hero finds out a homeless person killed his ex-girlfriend, perhaps with a penknife that the hero or his girlfriend gave the homeless person. Hero breaks up with the heroine, but watches her place from across the street. I think what spurs the hero to move forward is when the heroine’s brother takes her out and hero thinks the brother is a date. Well this is certainly something.

Movie Review: Anna and the Apocalypse
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Articles / December 10, 2019

Anna and the Apocalypse by Alan McDonald & Ryan McHenry Blazing Griffin B+ Not a Book After the second song of the musical Anna and the Apocalypse, my teen viewing consultant looked at me with puzzled eyes. “Mom,” she said slowly, “This is…good!” And it is. While I spent my entire first watch of this movie trying to figure out what it was, I watched it again the next day and found it weirdly affecting for a zombie musical set during Christmas in the fictional town of Little Haven, Scotland. The story, a mix of zombie movie tropes and musical tropes and high school tropes, concerns various teens, including our heroine (Anna), her best friend John who is madly in love with her, and their friends Chris and Lisa, who are madly in love with each other. “Withdraw your tongues!” snaps Headmaster Savage at Chris and Lisa, who exchange what may be cinema’s longest single kiss. We also have Nick, a ridiculously handsome guy who is, alas, a bully and who also has a thing for Anna. There’s Steph, a queer student from America who feels alienated by her parents and her peers. Anna’s dad, Tony, is one of the…