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review 2017-12-23 00:29
Review: The Murderess by Jennifer Wells
The Murderess - Jennifer Wells

Published by: Aria (1st November 2017)

 

ISBN: 978-1786691088

 

Source: purchased

 

Rating: 5*

 

Synopsis: 

1931: Fifteen year old Kate witnesses her mother Millicent push a stranger from a station platform into the path of an oncoming train. There was no warning, seemingly no reason, and absolutely no remorse. 1940: Exactly nine years later, Kate returns to the station and notices a tramp laying flowers on the exact spot that the murder was committed; the identity of the victim, still remains unknown. With a country torn apart by war and her family estate and name in tatters, Kate has nothing to lose as she attempts to uncover family secrets that date back to the Great War and solve a mystery that blights her family name.

 

Review:

I am a big fan of Jennifer's debut, The Liar, so I was eagerly awaiting the opportunity to read this, her second book. The Murderess begins with teenager Kate seeing her mother push the stranger onto the train tracks. The story is narrated alternately by Kate and her mother Millicent. I found this way of getting the story across very effective. It gave me as a reader a chance to get to know what mother and daughter really thought about each other, throughout each aspect of the whole story. 

 

 This book is part historical fiction, part dark and twisty crime/psychological thriller. There are more than a few surprises, including the shocking ending! There were also things that really made me think. Jennifer writes with such intelligence, her books really are a pleasure to read. I'm looking forward to her third already! 

 

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review 2017-12-21 00:00
Winter Chill
Winter Chill - Aria Grace Winter Chill - Aria Grace Ok for starters I had some issues with the begining of this story. I get the whole "gay4U" premise. But let's face it any guy who allows another guy to climb into bed with him while he is JOing to any kind of porn has got to be either gay or at the very least bisexual. I mean even with the whole "freezing to death" scenario he would of at least asked Andrew to wait till after he came or stopped JOing before Andrew climbed into bed with him. Now that I've said that, once past that point I loved this book. Their whole relationship totally worked from the start, mainly due to the fact that they were best friend already. I thought the whole "Stepmother" storyline was creepy as heck. Personally rather than promoting this as "Gay4U" I think it should have been touted as a "Best Friends 2 Lovers" story. That said the writing for this was awesome, I loved both of the main characters as well. Interestingly, I found their respective families reactions quite believable since it is much more likely to happen that way today than back when I told mine. I really felt like Andrew and Daniel's relationship by the end was exactly what it should have been and totally believeable. Over all I really like this story and definitley will be reading more of these authors works.
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video 2017-10-29 14:30
Il peso dell'aria e le sue conseguenze - Ricardo Tronconi
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review 2017-09-07 15:11
good story and characters
Exes - A Second Chance Billionaire Romance Novel - Aria Hawthorne

Harvey Zale is a billionaire determined to get on with his life after his divorce from Alma. he is texting/sexting Contessa and is getting into this new online relationship even though he hasn’t met Contessa.  Alma is Harvey's ex and she is determined to move on and has her own person she is texting.sexting. Here she can be more daring. Alma had left Harvey a year ago as she felt his whole focus was on money  and she felt ignored and they had grown apart and she wanted nothing to do with Harvey now. Harvey was stunned when Alma divorces him and he lets Alma know he wants her back  Neither knew they were actually texting each other. Harvey and Alma’s paths cross again for work. Harvey is a real estate tycoon and Alma is an antique  expert specializes in antique glass. Alma gets a call from a friend that someone was going to destroy a waterfront property that is rumored to have a Tiffany stained glass window which would be priceless. Alma stops the property from being bulldozed down and she finds out the property is Harvey’s . Alma and Harvey fight over this new real estate flipping as she feel she needs to examine the window to see if it is in fact the glass it is believed to be. Alma finds she still loves Harvey.

I really enjoyed reading this book. I really liked how harvey reacted to Alma. I loved the plot. But this did drag for me at times. I chuckled at times while reading this. I loved the relationship between Harvey and Alma both online and off. I loved the relationship between Alma and her younger sister Conchita. I also really liked the relationship between Enrique and Harvey even after the divorce. I will say I sometimes got frustrated with Harvey or Alma or both. I really liked harvey and Alma together. I loved the characters and the ins and outs of this story and I recommend

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review 2017-08-06 17:18
Good series start
Sin Eater - Samantha LaFantasie,Alesha Escobar,iFlow Creative

I'm always on the lookout for a good Urban Fantasy series and was quite impressed with Sin Eater. As with most books in the genre, we get wizards, vampires, and a bit of telepathy. What sets this one apart, and is a unique and interesting idea, is the sin eater angle. 

The writing style and opening scene quickly drew me in and the fast pace and twists kept me turning pages. Aria is a strong, likable character that you genuinely want to root for. In fact, the book is full of great characters - some likable, some not so much (kind of the point, right?). I really liked Harry and his cast of characters, and I look forward to seeing more of him in future books.

I also like that the current conflict is resolved by the end of the book. There are, of course, still unanswered questions and more trouble on the horizon, but we aren't left with a huge cliffhanger to stew over. 

I can't talk about an Urban Fantasy without mentioning world-building, which is excellent in this first in the series. Characters are introduced and developed, and we learn exactly what a sin eater does and why, as well as their place among other supernaturals in the Aria Knight world. 

Overall, Sin Eater is a solid start on a promising series and I can easily recommend it to anyone who enjoys Urban Fantasy. I, for one, will be anxiously awaiting the next book in the Aria Knight Chronicles.

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