What happened in the past week:
It's Monday! What Are You Reading #218
Teaser Tuesday #226
WWW Wednesday #226
Will the Time Come #219
Third Sentence Thursday #209
Random Reads #194
First Lines Friday #213
The Reward Challenge Update #204
Follow Friday #196
How Well I Stuck to It #48
Wrote that Review Update #53
Week 33 Reviews:
The Eighth Day
Every Last Breath
The Rules for Breaking
Don't Ever Change
Cold Burn of Magic
The Witch Hunter
Make it Right
Ward Against Death, Ward Against Darkness, Ward Against Disaster: Review
Promises to Keep: Review
We Have the Title of Becoming Jinn #2!!!!
So this week I want to read Blackmail Boyfriend, The Drowning God.
Haley Patterson has had a crush on golden boy Bryce Colton for ages. But when she hears a rumor that he hooked up with her she gives him a choice: be her boyfriend for a month to show other guys that she's dateable—despite her overprotective and very intimidating brothers—or deal with the angry, cage-fighting boyfriend of the girl he actually did hook up with.
Bryce didn't know the other Haley even had a boyfriend. He was just trying to get his ex off his back. And now, not only is he being blackmailed, he's being blackmailed by an honor student. His new "girlfriend" has two three-legged dogs, her father mows grass at the country club, and she's…well, difficult. And different.
Can something so fake turn into something real?
Few villagers are happy when Detective Tohru Takuda returns to his hometown to investigate a string of suspicious disappearances. Even the local police chief tries to shut him out of the case. For behind the conspiracy lurks a monstrous living relic of Japan's pagan prehistory: the Kappa. Protected long ago by a horrible pact with local farmers—and now by coldly calculating corporate interests—the Kappa drains the valley's lifeblood, one villager at a time.
As the body count rises, Takuda must try to end the Drowning God's centuries-long reign of terror, and failure means death…or worse.