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review 2017-07-01 02:07
ANOTHER BROOKLYN by Jacqueline Woodson
Another Brooklyn: A Novel - Jacqueline Woodson
  Short vignettes out of the life of August as she adjusts to moving to Brooklyn from Tennessee. She tells of herself and her three friends as they grow up and grow apart.

I am not sure what I feel about this book. It is an interesting writing style. I liked the short vignette style but do not feel I got the whole tale of what was happening. I was glad I read this for book club as I had questions on how life turned out for some of the girls.

I will read more of her
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review SPOILER ALERT! 2017-06-21 12:55
Das Mädchen aus Brooklyn
Das Mädchen aus Brooklyn: Roman - Guilla... Das Mädchen aus Brooklyn: Roman - Guillaume Musso,Eliane Hagedorn,Bettina Runge

 

 

Stell dir vor, ich hätte etwas Schreckliches getan. Würdest du mich trotzdem lieben?

Raphaël ist überglücklich, in wenigen Wochen wird er seine große Liebe Anna heiraten. Aber wieso weigert sie sich beharrlich, ihm von ihrer Vergangenheit zu erzählen? Während eines romantischen Wochenendes an der Côte d’Azur bringt Raphaël sie dazu, ihr Schweigen zu brechen. Was Anna dann offenbart, übersteigt alle seine Befürchtungen. Sie zeigt ihm das Foto dreier Leichen und gesteht: »Das habe ich getan.« Raphaël ist schockiert. Wer ist die Frau, in die er sich verliebt hat? Doch ehe Anna sich ihm erklären kann, verschwindet sie spurlos. Raphaël bittet seinen Freund Marc, einen ehemaligen Polizisten, um Hilfe. Gemeinsam setzen sie alles daran, seine Verlobte wiederzufinden – der Beginn einer dramatischen, atemlosen Suche nach der Wahrheit, die sie bis in die dunklen Straßen von Harlem und Brooklyn führt.

 

Meine Meinung:

 

Ich bin ja mittlerweile ein großer Guillaume Musso-Fan. Da ich schon 4 Bücher von ihm gelesen habe, war ich sehr auf diese Neuerscheinung gespannt. 

 

Gleich von der ersten Seite an hat man wieder diesen besonderen Schreibstil gemerkt. Die Geschichte konnte mich auf von Anfang an fesseln, so dass die Seiten nur so dahin geflogen sind. 

 

Der Autor schafft es immer wieder, verschiedene Genres gekonnt miteinander zu vermischen, in diesem Fall waren es Thriller und Liebesgeschichte. 

 

Leider ging es mir so, dass ich den 2. Teil auf einmal nicht mehr so packend und fesselnd fand, auch die Auflösung war mir etwas zu vage an einigen Stellen. Da hätte ich mir ein wenig mehr Aufklärung gewünscht. 

 

Ausserdem gab es für mich Logikfehler, z.B. auch das Cover. Anna ist dunkelhäutig, die Frau auf dem Cover ist aber hellhäutig. 


Die Geschichte an sich und auch die Entwicklung fand ich sehr interessant gemacht. Auch die überraschenden Wendungen zum Schluss haben mir gefallen, mich aber teilweise auch etwas irritiert. Aber das war wahrscheinlich das Ziel des Autoren. 


Alles in allem hat Guillaume Musso wieder ein tolles Buch herausgebracht, für mich etwas schwächer als z.B. Vielleicht morgen und Nachts im Central Park, aber ich kann hier dennoch eine Kauf- und Leseempfehlung aussprechen. Ich freue mich jetzt schon auf sein nächstes Buch und gebe diesem Buch 4 Sterne. 

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review 2017-05-26 03:42
Pipe Dreams (Brooklyn Bruisers #3) by Sarina Bowen
Pipe Dreams (A Brooklyn Bruisers Novel) - Sarina Bowen

 

Author: Sarina Bowen

Title: Pipe Dreams

Series: Brooklyn Bruisers

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Mike Beacon is a champion at defending the net, but off the ice, he’s not so lucky. A widower and a single father, he’s never forgotten Lauren Williams, the ex who gave him the best year of his life. When Lauren reappears in the Bruisers office during the playoffs, Beacon sees his chance to make things right.

Lauren hates that she’s forced to travel with the team she used to work for and the man who broke her heart. There’s still undeniable sexual tension running between her and Mike, but she won’t go down that road again. She’s focused on her plans for the future—she doesn’t need a man to make her dreams of motherhood come true.

Lauren plays her best defensive game, but she’s no match for the dark-eyed goalie. When the field of play moves to Florida, things heat up on the beach.

One of Mike’s biggest fans doesn’t approve—his teenage daughter. But a true competitor knows not to waste the perfect shot at love.

 

 

 

 

Pipe Dreams was a book I almost didn't finish, it almost landed in my DNF pile. I can't believe it. A Sarina Bowen book. But I just could not for the life of me get past the whole reason for the new relationship, or how Mike just went about going into it, I didn't like him as a husband, I didn't like him as a father, I didn't like him at all.

Mike was one of those characters that constantly put me off everything he did and why he was doing it. I just couldn't get past it.

Lauren deserved a better partner out of the deal, she was a decent chick but I just didn't think that she and Mike were a good fit.

 

 

 

 

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review 2017-05-24 00:00
Forever Yours (The Brooklyn Brotherhood)
Forever Yours (The Brooklyn Brotherhood) - Addison Fox Cade is a playboy bachelor not interested in changing his ways. Jasmine is his biggest fan, but he never looks her way. Until fate steps in and opens their eyes to love's possibilities. Romance suspense are not usually my forte, but I do read it, every now and then. Ms. Fox is lending her voice to a genre that could use some new voices.
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review 2017-05-07 13:54
Love should never be a Pipe Dream
Pipe Dreams (A Brooklyn Bruisers Novel) - Sarina Bowen

Pipe Dreams (A Brooklyn Bruisers Novel) - Sarina Bowen 

 

I'm such a sucker for second chance romance, but I have to admit, I was sure the way this was going to go. I should have known that I was in good hands with my girl, Sarina Bowen, because PIPE DREAMS was the stuff I get in a puddle of girl goo over.

Mike and Jessica have a past. They spent a wonderful year together, but while Jessica was planning for their future, Mike was heading back to his ex-wife and daughter. Their relationship needless to say didn't end on a positive note.

But now they are back in each other's presence. Jessica is having to work in the front office for the Brooklyn Bruisers, her basic nightmare come to life. She doesn't know how she's going to get through the playoffs having to see him again after spending the last two years avoiding anything dealing with hockey. Now that she's around him all the time and the sexual tension is running high. The past is still in their way though, not to mention Mike's teenage daughter who does not approve of Mike's blossoming relationship with Jessica.

I really enjoyed this one. I did, and it was just about perfect. I was so mad at Mike. He messed up big time with Jessica. And now, he's coming back two years later wanting to just pick up where he left off. I'm glad that Jessica made him work for him a bit. i didn't want it to be too easy. I felt for him. I know it couldn't have been easy to be a single father and widower. But, I wanted to strangle him for just not opening up to Jessica right from the start.

I loved how hot these two were together. Mike was yummy. Just scrumptious. The sexual tension was off the charts and when they finally did...wow. I just don't know how Jessica was able to hold off as long as she did. I don't think I would have been able to.

My only issue with PIPE DREAMS is that I wish we saw them being a couple a little longer before it went right into the HEA. We saw a lot of their past but they didn't build together in the present as much. I wanted to relish that more. I felt like that was missing. Other than that, this one was perfect!

PIPE DREAMS is the third book in the Brooklyn Bruisers series. It could easily be read as a standalone, but I think that if you start with this book, I guarantee that you will go back and read books one and two. I found this author when finding the Ivy Years series and I fell in love with the way she writes. I love the stories of the characters, and PIPE DREAMS was no different. I just can't wait to see who will be next to fall in the story.

*Advanced Reader's Copy provided by NetGalley and Publisher in exchange for an honest review*

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