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review 2017-07-09 09:43
Heartbreaking in places
True Colors (True Love) - Anyta Sunday

When I started reading this book the whole set up with the pirate play sounded familiar. Checking the blurb I realised that I had read the previous book, True Luck, back when it had been called Bottle Boys. And even in my review back then I had wondered, what's the deal with Marco. Well, this is Marco's story and it is told purely from his pov. It also runs in tandem with the events in True Luck. 

Marco and Oskar had been best friends until something happened to tear them apart. What this thing is we the reader don't really know and we find out in fits and starts as the two friends turned enemies try to come to terms with Oskar's return to the neighbourhood.

 

The forgiveness Oskar seeks is a hard won battle and the romance is slow-burn, more so because Oskar is already in a relationship when he returns. The secondary characters have a lot of page time as their families still live next door to each other and Marco's family is Oskar's family and vice versa. 

 

Not only must they overcome what happened in the past, but Marco also needs to address his own body issues due to the scarring he received in an accident when he was a teenager. This also means we get a virgin MC, and the deliciousness that goes with this.

 

There were a number of missing/wrong word issues, but not enough to drag the reader from the story.

 

Overall this was a lovely, hard fought love story which managed to break my heart in places. 

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review 2017-06-06 22:03
Looking for Colors With Lily and Milo by Pauline Oud
Looking for Colors With Lily and Milo - ... Looking for Colors With Lily and Milo - Pauline Oud

Looking for Colors With Lily and Milo by Pauline Oud (Illustrator) is a fun to read story about playing and identifying colors. This is a great way for children to learn their colors.

 

It is designed for toddlers ages 24 months and up. It focuses on a child's developing language skills. My favorite little boy loved it so I gave it four stars.

 

I received a complimentary Kindle copy from Clavis Books and NetGalley. That did not change my opinion for this review.

 

Link to purchase: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1605373362

 

This book is in pre-order status until July 7, 2017, so I could not leave a review on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

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