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review 2018-07-03 19:26
I'm here for the illustrations
The Royal Rabbits Of London - Santa Montefiore,Simon Sebag Montefiore

If you've come here hoping for your next read of the summer then I'm afraid I have to disappoint you (unless this sounds up your street for some reason). The Royal Rabbits of London by Santa Montefiore & Simon Sebag Montefiore caught my eye because of the fantastic cover illustration of rabbits in various outfits. This is the story of Shylo, an extremely small bunny that is ridiculed and bullied by his peers (and siblings). He gets roped into a bit of intrigue and derring-do which takes him away from all that he has ever known and into the very heart of the Royal Rabbits of London. Much shenanigans ensue especially when they are confronted by Ratzis. I feel like this book was given very little thought or care (except for the illustrations which were really great and liberally padded the story) so it shocked me to learn that this is the first in a series. (Spoiler alert: I won't be reading the others.) It wasn't particularly well-written but would probably appeal to 2nd or 3rd graders who really like rabbits. For me, it was disappointing to say the least. 1/10 only because of those excellent drawings.

 

The back. [Source: Amazon.com]

 

I mean this is really great stuff. [Source: katehindley.com]

 

What's Up Next: Nnewts: Escape from the Lizzarks by Doug TenNapel

 

What I'm Currently Reading: Recovery: Freedom From Our Addictions by Russell Brand

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text 2018-06-27 16:54
Danger Wears White By Lynne Connolly 99 cents!
Danger Wears White (The Emperors of London series) - Lynne Connolly

Hoping to live down her family’s connections to the traitorous Jacobite cause, Imogen wants nothing more than a quiet life in the country. When she stumbles upon a wounded man, the white cockade in his coat tells her he’s a Jacobite, and a danger to the crown. Yet there’s something about him she can’t resist . . .

 

In search of a document on behalf of his powerful family, Tony is shot and left for dead. Secreted away to a hidden chamber, he finds himself both a guest and prisoner of a beautiful but mysterious woman. What she wants and who she serves, he cannot know. But what he does understand is the desire burning strongly between them. And that neither of them will be spared until their lust is sated.

 

When the action moves to London, suddenly it’s Tony who has to act to save Imogen. Forced to become a lady in waiting to Princess Amelia, she is in peril from the Jacobites, who are convinced she is their salvation. Only the strength of Tony and Imogen’s love can save them now.

 

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review 2018-06-26 16:34
A Twist and Two Balls (With a Kick, #1) by Clare London 3.5 Stars Review!
A Twist and Two Balls (With A Kick Book 1) - Clare London

Eduardo Mancini is going to be a star of the London stage and screen. Or that was the plan. His alter ego Eddy March hasn't got further than the chorus and a bit part in a TV series. His parents aren't supportive, his agent can’t place his particular skills, and he's finding it hard to hang onto his young dreams. Things go from bad to worse when he's late for an important audition, hasn't got enough money to pay the taxi fare, and is chased across the streets of Soho by the irate driver.

Eddy reaches what he believes is sanctuary - With A Kick, a store where ice creams are blended with alcohol and imagination, and where his friends can help him. But Nuri the taxi driver is persistent in his steady pursuit, above and beyond the money he’s owed. Despite their very different characters and background, Eddy and Nuri’s relationship goes from a complete unknown to a wary balancing act. There are still mistakes to be made, and hurdles to clear. And both of them have to admit that their life so far hasn’t gone the way they planned.

But maybe being caught by Nuri was just what Eddy’s career needed – both for his job and his heart.

 

Review

 

This is a sweet and yet realistically tart interracial romance yet around the boozey ice cream shop at the center of this series.

Nuri and Eddy get off to a very rough start. Eddy does not have the money to pay the Taxi fare.

Eddy and Nuri are very different men but they like and admire each other as Eddy finds himself again as a performer and Nuri shares more and more of his family and life with him.

There is a madcap feel to parts of this romance and in other parts its lush. Compelling love story.
 
 

 

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text 2018-05-24 04:14
What is it?!
Bad Bachelor - Stefanie London

So I'm a few chapters in of Bad Bachelor and for some reason, and although I like where the story is going so far, something is rubbing me the wrong way. I cannot point my finger on what exactly it is but there is something that keeps me from loving it. It's obviously important because I'm writing about it and yet...

 

 

Ugh! It's driving me nuts not being able to identify the real issue I'm having with it! 

 

 

 

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text 2018-05-05 14:53
Boleyn Is Back

Are any of BL's other resident history lovers following this? (On FB and Twitter -- #BoleynIsBack)  I confess I'm having a blast ...

 

 

 

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