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review 2017-09-20 23:47
For the "right" person it could be a great gift.
Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Ch... Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World - William H. McRaven

Didn't really know much about the author or the book but probably saw it somewhere as a recommended reading and it sounded interesting. The title may seem "simple" (making your bed) but the author expands upon why the seemingly simple nuggets of wisdom he shares are important tidbits to guiding life.

 

Best way to describe this based on books I've read was that this reminded me of 'Very Good Lives' by J.K. Rowling (her commencement speech to Harvard) and An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth by Colonel Chris Hadfield. This book is an expansion of McRaven's speech to the University of Texas's commencement and like Hadfield's book it integrate's the author's life and and career in the Navy. How these guiding principles helped in his professional life (and some personal) and why they can help a young person going forward in life.

 

It was okay. I've never cared for books by military people or military history so I found I could really only skim this. I couldn't relate to a lot of what he said (clearly demonstrating I'd never survive in the Navy or any other branch...) and at best it just seemed at times a bit simplistic, perhaps occasionally too "obvious". Accepting failure, learn how to overcome adversity, stand up to bullying, etc. Nothing earth-shattering or framed in such a way that really made me rethink anything.

 

That said: I think some of these approaches just aren't for me. Rowling's words resonated with me a lot more but I'm probably more similar to her than to McRaven. I think for the right person (someone considering military service or grew up with as an Army brat, etc.) might like this a lot more. Or maybe if you liked his speech and want to keep a physical copy that expands more on what he said. 

 

Bottom line it might make a great gift for the right high school or college graduate (I've read younger people like it too but I suppose that would depend on the person) but I was glad I borrowed this book from the library instead.

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review 2017-09-07 15:05
Great Book With Great Characters
Billionaire in Her Bed - Regina Kyle

Brook was glad her shift at the bar was almost over. She started cleaning up when a gorgeous man who wasn’t from around there and he asked if she had a phone he could use. Usually Brook wouldn’t pay attention to a man like him yet somehow he pressed all her sexual buttons. His name was Eli Brook even asked Eli to help her close she must be desperate to end her cold streak as it had been a long time since she had slept with anyone. Eli owned Momentum Development and was a real estate developer with his partner Simon. Today they had lost the east Harlem Project - the latest in a series of business disasters.  Somehow his rival in the N Y real estate game - Noel Dupree was getting the projects he wanted. Eli had made an act of flying under the radar with his  projects until it was time to go public but lately Dupree was getting the better of Eli.  Eli wondered if there was a mole in his company it was the only thing that made sense.The only person it could be was his best friend and partner Simon.  Brook took Eli to the back into the office where there was a futon, and a kitchen area  with a microwave and mini frig and workspace  Brook said she spent enough time at the bar as she was the manager and bartender. Jack of all trades. Eli had taken off the day he found out about the East Harlem Project. Then Eli called her personal assistant Ginny and told her the would meet up the next morning and where and what time.  He spend a glorious night with Brook taking care of the end of her cold streak. Ginny had become the mother Eli had never really had. . When meeting with Ginny Eli said he had to lay low for awhile and he had decided to buy Candy Court and turn it into luxury condos which was in Sunset Park where the bar is and Brook lives. Eli decides to live at Candy Court there are still a few tenants there then Eli finds out Brook is one and he ends up on the same floor as her. But Eli had to  get some inexpensive clothes or he will blow his cover so he again goes through Ginny before he moves in after he had attended a tenants meeting that Brook was running. Brook’s father was a rich man who saw Brook as a flighty dreamer who spends her days doodling. and her nights doling out alcohol. Brook was doing edits on her graphic novel so her agent would get it published. Brook had a five year plan and no man was going to detour her. Brook had learned by her mother’s mistakes. What really attracted Eli to b Brook is she was attracted to plain old Eli not the rich man and that hadn’t happened since Eli had hit it big. Brook is forced to attend a charity event and see eli as he is the host and spokesperson for the charity. Then Brook is very angry when she finds out who Eli really is and angrily looks for him but Eli’s sister does warn him. Brook kinda listens to Eli’s explanation but in the end tells him to screw off. Then Brook intends to get the tenants as well as the neighborhood to have a meeting and do everything she can with their support to stop Eli from taking over their building. Eli is a grumpy person to be around now and Brook holes up in her apartment

I loved this story a lot. I liked Eli and didn’t think he was a bad guy at all. I loved how he had talked to other people in the neighborhood and had a place for the tenants could go even Brook and be able to be together as they were now and be like the family they had become. I loved how Brook tried to help her fellow tenants. I also loved how Brook and Eli helped Chris and David’s wedding. It was so sweet. I also loved how Eli acted when Brook’s sister showed up. There were just so many things I loved about this story. I loved the characters and the ins and outs and I highly recommend.

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review 2017-09-04 19:24
Book Review For: 'The Billionaire in Her Bed' by Regina Kyle
Billionaire in Her Bed - Regina Kyle

'The Billionaire in Her Bed' by Regina Kyle is the story of Eli Ward and Brooke Worthington.
Brooke is a Graphic Novelist, a Bar Tender and she overseas the Candy Court Tenants Association for her apartment building. Brooke also has a soft heart and helps other along the way.
Eli is interested in buying the building that now houses the Candy Court Apartments and flipping in to Luxury Condos. In addition he is trying to find Momentum Mole so he goes undercover of sorts and doesn't let anyone know who he really is.
Eli and Brooke had a one night stand when he came into her bar. Brooke thought never to see him again until he showed up and the Candy Court Tenants Association reporting that he will be living in the building for a while. Eli doesn't let Brooke know who he really is or what he is doing there..he kind of likes not being known. Brooke is taken back by seeing her one night stand again and tries to fight her attraction to him but its not working out to well for her.
I enjoyed this book!
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review 2017-09-01 22:57
Breakfast in Bed (Innkeepers) by Rochelle Alers
Breakfast in Bed (The Innkeepers) - Rochelle Alers

 

The attraction is as spicy as the backdrop in Rochelle Alers', Breakfast in Bed. Love and fresh starts don't have an age limit. The romance is more mature but still as electric as ever.  New Orleans is a hodgepodge of cultures, suspense and delicious cuisine.  Why not make it the capital of romance as well?  

 

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review 2017-08-29 14:38
The Billionaire in Her Bed by Regina Kyle
Billionaire in Her Bed - Regina Kyle

 

The heart is a tricky vessel. It's a central organ of the body that controls lives.  It can be fragile,  it can be strong, can feel with emotions that overpower. Can lift one up, tear down and be easily broken, but it's capacity for love is endless.  Regina Kyle gives this multifaceted treasure free reign in The Billionaire in Her Bed.  One women's quest to follow her heart leads her on a trek of self - discovery.  She finds herself, but at what cost. Caught between the people she loves and the man she wants is not the best place to be.  Eli is a man with secrets and his biggest one is surely going to break her heart.  The Billionaire in Her Bed takes soul stirring temptation to a whole new level.

 

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