TREADMILL Week 134 & What I #AmReading – Something Like Box Set (books 3&4) by Kris T. Bethke

Treadmill Goals/Tracking

  • Get on the treadmill (or equivalent exercise) daily
  • Pace is fine at 30 min/mile, although I may up it on occasion
  • Time range between 30 minutes and 1 hour per day
  • Distance 1-2 miles per day
  • Read the chosen book, which I won’t allow myself to read outside of my treadmill time, hopefully motivating me to reach or exceed the above goals (exception…at the end of the week where a book is highlighted, I will finish it off-treadmill so I can feature something new the next week)

Week 134: June 16, 2019 – June 22, 2019

DAYPACETIMEDISTANCE
Sunday 30 min/mile 30:55 min:sec 1 mile
Monday Mowed Lawn 1-1/2 hrs Front & Back
Tuesday 30 min/mile 30:33 min:sec 1 mile
Wednesday 30 min/mile 35:09 min:sec 1 mile
Thursday 30 min/mile 30:15 min:sec 1 mile
Friday 30 min/mile 32:11 min:sec 1 mile
Saturday 30 min/mile 30:07 min:sec 1 mile

What I’m Reading

Note: Although I will try to avoid them, my weekly reading snippets may or may not contain spoilers, so read at your own risk.

A couple weeks ago I got through the first two stories in this box set for my treadmill read. This week I’m finishing off the box set! 😁

What I #amreading: Something Like Box Set by Kris T. Bethke

All four stories in Kris T. Bethke’s best-selling contemporary series combined into one box set for the first time! Contains the stories:

Something Like Hope: Actor Aaron Zeller finally gets his big break. But when another lead actor, Lucas Logan, doesn’t seem happy, Aaron is confused. Feelings bloom but can they find their way to happily ever after?

Something Like Trust: Jared’s skills are honed sharp, and that extends to making sure a lover has what he needs. Brandon Culpepper is one of a kind, and fits with Jared perfectly. But their lives seem to want to keep them apart. Can they learn to trust each other?

Something Like Peace: Dan Jacobs has finally embraced his sexuality. Fooling around with his show’s sometime director Vincent Stevens probably isn’t the best idea. But together they found something that works. Can they recognize the peace it brings them?

Something Like Want: Alex Lockhart is a shining star, but when one night of passion turns into the biggest betrayal, Alex doesn’t know how he can recover. Spencer Johns was everything he wanted, and now he’s Alex’s worst enemy. But that doesn’t stop Alex from wanting Spencer. And Spencer wants him back. Can want be enough?

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My favorite lines this week…

✿✿ SUNDAY ✿✿ – Something Like Peace

The smirk that graced his lips was kind of playful. He crossed his arms and leaned casually against the door. “Yeah, right. We both know that’s not going to happen.”

✿✿ MONDAY ✿✿ – Something Like Peace (Mowed, but read anyway.)

Vincent snorted out a laugh that sounded only half amused. He spared me a glance. “You can cut the flattery shit. You’re already gonna get laid.”

✿✿ TUESDAY ✿✿ – Something Like Peace

He stopped only when he was in my personal space, and once again I somehow felt like the shorter one even though I was looking down into his eyes. They were warm with affection, the hurt I’d seen gone, and he reached up with one hand to cup my jaw. My eyes slid shut of their own volition. I had missed his touch more than I realized.

✿✿ WEDNESDAY ✿✿ – Something Like Peace

The soft rainfall on the roof and the ticking of the grandfather clock were the only sounds I could hear. I was stretched out on the couch, a thick paperback in my hand, and enjoying the quiet. It was wonderfully peaceful, and I was luxuriating in it.

Until I wasn’t anymore.

✿✿ THURSDAY ✿✿ – Something Like Want

“What the fuck?” Spencer asked, the shock and surprise evident. he stared at me as though he’d never seen me before and couldn’t possibly fathom why he deserved the punch. Considering what he’d done, he probably had no remorse whatsoever.

✿✿ FRIDAY ✿✿ – Something Like Want

Spencer squinted at me. “I think that’s up to you, Alex. This whole thing is on you.”

Until that moment I didn’t know it was actually possible for someone to feel their blood pressure rise. I opened my mouth to tell him exactly what I thought of him. Then sense prevailed for once, and I stuffed it all down. But I still had to force a calming breath before I could speak.

✿✿ SATURDAY ✿✿ – Something Like Want

Lost in it all, it took me a little while before I realized someone was standing, still and silent, behind me. It was Spencer. Well, I didn’t know that, but it felt like it was. I was certain that if I turned, I would see him there.

2 thoughts on “TREADMILL Week 134 & What I #AmReading – Something Like Box Set (books 3&4) by Kris T. Bethke

    1. Did you read the individual stories? I loved the covers so I was sort of torn between buying them separate vs. the box set. But in the end, my cheapness won out, plus that way I don’t have to remember the order of the stories on rereads, and even though it’s all different MCs, the stories do intersect in the same world..

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