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Vampire Academy Vampire Academy
by Richelle Mead
Start date: September 1, 2013

Eve and Adam Eve and Adam
by Michael Grant
Start date: August 1, 2013

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The Governess Club: Claire

The Governess Club: Claire  - Ellie Macdonald Embarrassing life moment #72 : The daughter of the people you work for informs a room full of guests that she saw a man touching your "bubbies."3.5 stars. I get it, Claire. I've lived through that exact same moment, except without the use of the word bubbies. Darn kids."It's gross, pressing your lips against a girl. Papa and Mama even used their tongues. It makes me sick."The kids are part of what made The Governess Club : Claire such a fun read. One minute they were fighting, the next they were peeing their pants. Yes, I do mean it. The kids were hilarious. Some of the conversations involving kissing and how babies were made had me grinning.This is an extremely short read. In a way, that's a good thing. You get in, get some laughs, indulge in some sexy time, and get right back out. I didn't mind the rushed love story, even if screamed insta-love. The romance was actually quite adorable. The overall feel of the book worked fine as a quickie. I kind of liked the weird Mary Poppins-meets-Little Women-meets-The Prince and the Pauper thing that was going on here. The characters were likable and the story was easy to enjoy. These are the types of books that work for people who are in a reading slump and need something quick and painless to clear their heads. Jacob was a man with a secret. He took a job as a tutor, looking to hide from his past. Even though he could have come across like any other duke or earl, there was something real about him. He saw what he wanted and he went for it in a way which came across as bold without necessarily being alpha for no reason."You really shouldn't scrimp on your smiles. They have the power to make men do foolish things."Claire was a lovely woman who caught the eye of many men. She knew her station in life, yet didn't wallow in self-pity in order to gain attention. I appreciated that her innocence was portrayed as something that just was, almost as if she was fine with shedding that skin when the time was right, and didn't need someone else to convince her when that time was. Her character struck me as one of the least complicated HR heroines I've read in quite some time.Simply put, this couple was a lot of fun to watch when they were together. My favorite scene with these two was a great mix of sweet, fun, sexy and cute. What was this couple doing? They were making toast. Yes, toast. Screw the fancy dinners and lavish gifts. If you want romance, THE GOVERNESS CLUB CONVINCED ME THAT TOAST MAKING IS WHERE IT'S AT. This book provided from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Some toast might have been burned in the making of this book. Who am I to say? All quotes are taken from the pre-published copy and may be altered or omitted from the final copy.