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review 2017-11-02 00:03
Didn't Like It
Blue Heaven, Black Night - Heather Graham

Elise is the illegitimate daughter of King Henry II. Sir Bryan Stede is known as the Black Knight, an honorable knight who has served his king. When the king suddenly passes away, Elise’s life takes a massive change, one that finds her in the path of the Black Knight.

I had a problem getting through this book. It just didn’t work for me right from the beginning. I didn’t like the first interaction between the two main characters and it just continued to turn me away from it from there.

**I voluntarily read and reviewed this book

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text 2015-04-09 01:32
The DIY Reading Nook is finally complete!!

Here is the inside...

 

 

And the outside....

 

 

I had a ton of fun helping build and decorate it, but man am I PUMPED to finally get to relax inside of it. In fact I may just spend the rest of the night in there!

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review 2015-03-26 17:39
3/5: Blue Heaven
Blue Heaven - Joe Keenan

Gilbert and Moira have a great idea: Get married for the gifts, then split it down the middle.

 

Piece of cake, right?

 

Except Gilbert is gay and Moira is an unscrupulous money-hound...whose mother is married to a Mafia boss who would be...displeased...if he found out what was going on.

 

This is a light and frothy work by a script-writer and producer of TV show Frasier, and it's full of the shows trademark fast wit and dead-pan repartee that really does make you laugh out loud.

 

Complication follows complication, and just when you think it can't get any more complex...it does, to great comic effect.

 

Keenan knows his stuff and works his characters hard to get them into and out of the pickle they find themselves in. It's a lot of fun.

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review 2014-11-02 00:00
Blue Like Heaven
Blue Like Heaven - Rei_C When Dean comes for him in this version of 'Five Districts Five Drugs', Sam is living with Jess in the Haight district of San Francisco. He is addicted to the strong prescription painkillers which he takes to control his intense headaches. He wears gloves to prevent the clairvoyance which occurs whenever he touches objects or people (apart from Jess or Dean.)

'Sam looks up at Jess, completely serious, and kisses each one of her eyelids, followed by the tip of her nose, and then her lips. It looks like a ritual, almost, one carefully but meaningfully followed, and Dean feels left out, again, of this home, these people’s lives, as if he’s stepped into a church and gotten lost in the order of service.'
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review 2014-03-20 21:50
Blue Heaven
Blue Heaven - C.J. Box

This was my first CJ Box novel and it won't be my last! This is a complex and gripping thriller that gets more tense with each page.  I could hardly put it down.

 

CJ Box writes a series about Joe Pickett, but this book is a stand alone.  In this story,12-year-old Annie and 10-year-old William witness an execution in the woods and then have to go on the run from the executioners, who happen to be retired, crooked cops. It is hard to know where to turn or who they can trust, as the crooked cops infect local law enforcement.

 

This story shifts POV quite often.  As a parent it's harrowing to read stories about missing children, so I liked when the POV shifted back to the kids and I could see that they were still "okay"  (I use that loosely, because how "okay" can one be when pursued by a group of killers).

 

There are several subplots that converge in this story and in the beginning this can make it a bit slow and choppy.  As you get very involved in the story the POV suddenly shifts and jolts you out.  But the ties between the storylines become apparent and it quickly becomes addictive.

 

The book lost one star for the ending, which I will not spoil. I will just say it felt a bit rushed and could have given better closure.  I have seen other reviews comment on this as well, but clearly not everyone is bothered by it. This can happen all too often  in these types of books, I've read more than one Sue Grafton novel that I couldn't put down just to get to the end and think, that's it? However, I still enjoyed the book a great deal and highly recommend it.

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