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review 2017-04-29 03:52
SOMEONE I LOVED by Anna Gavalda
Someone I Loved - Anna Gavalda,Catherine Evans
  Adrien leaves his wife and his father takes her to the family's country home with her children. He tells her a story of falling in love with a woman while he was married. He does not want her to leave the family.

I believed the father-in-law was sincere in his desire to help his daughter-in-law through her husband's leaving. With his story he draws comparison between him and his son. He had to open himself up and shows a man that his children have never seen. He also had to take a hard look at himself. I also believe he wanted to show her she wasn't losing much but that happier times would come.

This is a fast read. I enjoyed the characters. I would read more of her.
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review 2017-04-29 03:43
ONE KISS by Lisa Fox
One Kiss: HarperImpulse Contemporary Rom... One Kiss: HarperImpulse Contemporary Romance (A Novella) - Lisa Fox
  Short intense novella of Dean and Kat at a New Year's Eve party. Dean learns Kat's reason for keeping her distance. She needs Dean's unconditional love and acceptance and Dean is not afraid to provide it.

I liked Dean and Kat. I liked the changing point-of-view. I got insight into what each thought and wanted. I respected Kat's point of view even if I did not agree with it. A good read.
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review 2017-04-28 18:15
REVIEW TOUR & #GIVEAWAY - Imagines (Imago #2) by N.R. Walker
Imagines - N.R. Walker
Imagines is the second book in the Imago series, and we reunite with Lawson and Jack six months after they first met. Their relationship is still going strong, and these two immediately gave me back the warm fuzzies! Jack wants Lawson to move in, but as far as Lawson is concerned, it will happen eventually, it is inevitable, so why rush it? They decide to take a holiday together, and it is as they are sorting out the details of where they would like to go, that Lawson receives an email regarding work, and they decide to kill two birds with one stone.
 
I won't say anymore about the story as I don't want to spoil it. All I will say is that these complement each other in every way. Jack is the cheese to Lawson's crackers, you just can't imagine one without the other. Their families are absolutely perfect for both of them too. There is some angst in this one, that had my heart pounding just that little bit harder, but I am more than happy with the ending and the epilogue that came after.
 
Exceptionally well written, this book will grip and delight as you follow these two men. There were no editing or grammatical errors to disrupt the reading flow, and the whole book was a warm fuzzy-fest of goodness! Absolutely loved it, most definitely recommend it; but now, if you will excuse me, I'm off to read Butterfly Hunter by Julie Bozza, as recommended by N.R. Walker in the special mention at the end.
 
* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and my comments here are my honest opinion. *
 
Merissa
Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!

 

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Source: archaeolibrarianologist.blogspot.de/2017/04/review-tour-giveaway-imagines-imago-2.html
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review 2017-04-28 17:51
EMILY AND EINSTEIN by LINDA FRANCIS LEE
Emily and Einstein - Linda Francis Lee

Audiobook

3-1/2 out of 5 stars. Cute and kind of sad book. I have a little barker who single barks "Let me in!", "Pick me up!", "I want some!", etc. He's so demanding it cracks me up. So Einstein's little exclamations and Emily understanding them was believable to me.

The "old man" part I didn't understand. The quitting and not accepting paying jobs in New York for a career as a writer I didn't understand. She's not Nora Roberts and she's just starting out. That wasn't responsible especially living in the Dakota. And the marathon race didn't seem very pivotal to me even as much as the author was trying to portray it as such. Those are the reasons for my lower rating.

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review 2017-04-28 03:13
Lethal Lies by Rebecca Zanetti
Lethal Lies (Blood Brothers) - Rebecca Zanetti

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Heath and his blood brothers are still on the run and fighting their past. However, when he meets Anya, the danger of entanglements might be too hard for him to fight.
Anya decides that fighting back against the serial killer playing with her is better than watching others die around her. When she announces on live tv that her and Heath are engaged, she knows the danger she is putting herself in, but she never could have imagined the greatest danger was to her heart. 

There was no mercy when monsters harmed women. 

Book two in the Blood Brothers series reunites us with the Lost Boys. This time it is Heath who is the hero and with a mother who was killed by an abusive boyfriend, he has a big time trigger for men who hurt women. When he sees Anya with bruises, no matter of the innocent reasoning, and finds out that the Copper Killer serial killer is after her, he instantly goes into protector mode. This past hurt and resulting trigger for Heath, while emotional, was a bit overplayed and repetitive. The numerous times he saw red or freaked out made him seem less strong protector and more auto-pilot brainless alpha. The story didn't flush out his personality enough for me, he seemed like he only had two depths, alpha protector and hot for Anya. I did enjoy the scenes where Heath and the brothers interacted but I missed other personality nuances. 

She studied him, her eyes darkening. Finally, one corner of her mouth quirked. "You're a beneath the surface kind of guy, aren't you?" 

I kind of had the same problem with Anya, she had the hots for Heath (while kind of sorta but not being afraid of him) and wanted to be in charge of capturing the Copper Killer. At times she seemed brave and others she seemed needlessly talking big game while blindingly doing nothing. I also thought the emotion of losing her sister and fighting her attraction to Heath felt off, would she be fighting sexual thoughts the night of her sister's funeral? I think, ultimately, the uneven feelings I had with the lead characters came from the meandering feel from the story. 

The beginning of the story gets going right away, with the back story and a continuing story thread I wouldn't recommend this as a standalone, but it also felt a bit choppy. It eventually smooths out as we are re-introduced to the handful of cast of characters that include Heath's brothers and the villains. Dr. Madison, who created the brothers (also the tie-in to the author's previous series Sin Brothers), Sheriff Cobb who works for Dr. Madison but also has a personal vendetta against the brothers, and Daniel, a soldier still working for Dr. Madison. The Dr. Madison and super soldier secret military program is intriguing, interesting and what I found captured my attention the most. As it is the continuing story thread, there is no resolution here but you can feel things building up in a crescendo. 

Mostly, I found this book to be a slow moving, repetitive layover in the series. Heath and Anya have a bit of insta-love, the must protect Anya but Anya demanding to be in charge, bickering with FBI, and forced serial killer tie-in went in circles for too long. The next book is about the last Blood Brother, Denver. I'm hoping for more of the action, chemistry, and movement in the interesting super soldier program that appeared in the first. 

"I like you, too," she said. Yeah, she'd just opened herself up. Perhaps she was crazy. His upper lip quirked. "You're dangerous lady." 

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