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review 2017-04-16 05:33
Managing Expectations - Peter Styles

Wynn has been with Holden for a decade, and he puts up with quite a bit to be able to be with him.  Holden has a very public job, and Wynn must stay private.  This is a tricky subject for them.


Along comes some surprises, that were not what Wynn signed up for.  He meets someone new that he is attracted to, and then begins the actual love triangle.  This is where Wynn must choose what is really right for him and his future.


This story was a challenge for me.  You get to where you root for the couple and then the surprises kick in and it all goes - boom!  In this book we have many outside factors, and it made the story both fun and frustrating.  Always love this author's stories, though.  Keeps me entertained.  I give this book a 3/5 Kitty's Paws UP!



***I voluntarily reviewed an advanced copy of this book.

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review 2016-09-21 00:00
Managing Bubbie
Managing Bubbie - Russel Lazega Thump, that is the book hitting my "not for me" pile. It sounded like something that I would enjoy, maybe even get a little laugh from but after 5 chapters I gave up.

No rating from me and as always, read and decide for yourself.
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review 2015-11-28 20:22
Managing Bubbie - Russel Lazega



WINNER OF 7 BOOK AWARDS. Her devoted family only wants the best for their Bubbie. Mostly they want to ensure that their matriarch’s twilight years are spent in comfort, safety, and serenity. But how do you manage an aging, immutably stubborn Holocaust survivor who has risen above the squalor of Poland’s ghettos; fled across the war-torn German wilderness; and survived the winter-ravaged Pyrenees alone on foot with three children? You probably don't.


Managing Bubbie is the heartrending, hilarious family memoir by Russel Lazega that recounts the frequently hectic, ever-exhausting trials of one Jewish family in Miami Beach as they try to oversee the care of the elderly, unmanageable Lea Lazega. As they scramble for an acceptable assisted living facility and struggle to get her medication in line, they discover the difficulties of controlling a woman who time and again eluded catastrophe by refusing to be told what to do.


A tapestry of an American family in the 1980s, Managing Bubbie also revisits the Holocaust period to mine the love, hope, and humor that emerged from the deepest despair. Anyone who savors a soft heart with a sharp funny bone will laugh, cry, and commiserate with the confounded family who must manage their beloved, impossible Bubbie.


My Thoughts:

This book made laugh on minute then cry the next, over and over. This so much reminded me of what it was like to deal with my grandfather who was difficult in his old age. He too told some amazing stories.


This is really well edited and flowed smoothly. It was sort of weird to bounce back and forth between present day conversations and stories from the past, but I quickly got used to it.


I won this on Librarything, I did not promise a review.




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review 2015-11-18 07:02
You push me away
The Boss Too: Billionaire Romance (Managing the Bosses Book 2) - Lexy Timms,Book Cover by Design

This is book # 2 in the Managing The Bosses series.  Please read this book in order.  It is recommended since this will help with reader understanding and character development.  


The story continues as Jamie and Alex try to work out their relationship among the personal and business issues that they have to deal with.  In this book, they are both facing problems from the past.  How they deal with them is what decides the date of their future.


Alex feels bad that he had a wonderful night with Jamie.  Now he has to keep himself from touching her, getting jealous when others ask her out, and sort out how he can keep her as his PA.  This is a trial for him among the other things he faces.


Jamie, wants to have a real relationship.  Alex is not only out of her league, he is usually attracted to someone much thinner.  Weight is still an issue for her since her family is relentless and belittle her as often as they can.


This story is magical.  It evokes so many emotions out of the reader.  There are surprises in store as well.  I cannot wait for you to read this book!  I give this story a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!



***This ARC copy was provided by Hurricane Readers Book Reviews and its author in exchange for an honest review only.

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review 2015-07-26 06:53
Falling for her boss
The Boss: (Billionaire Romance) (Managing the Bosses Book 1) - Lexy Timms,Book Cover By Design

Jamie Connors meets Alex Reid at a restaurant where her ex-boyfriend is celebrating being engaged to her sister.  She is recommended to him as a woman who is not distracting, who is overweight.  Her family treats her like a fat Cinderella.  She needs the job so she can move out of her parent's basement.


Alex offers her the job right away.  She comes highly recommended by her previous employers.  She is also overwhelmed with planning the wedding for her sister who is a lazy, spoiled brat.  She is also marrying Jamie's ex.


Even when she asks her family to join her for her birthday dinner - they do not remember what day it is.  She has to pay.  The discussion at the table is only on her sister's wedding and not on her birthday.  What kind of family does that?


Such an incredibly moving story.  I wanted to reach through the book and kill the sister and ex-boyfriend.  This book definitely moves the reader to feel things.  All kinds of things.  On the other hand, it has great characters and an amazing plot.


I do not want to give it all away.  I will say as book one in the new Managing the Bosses series, it was a definite BANG!  I loved all of it and cannot wait for the next book!  I give it a solid 5/5 Kitty's Paws UP!



***This ARC copy was given from the author for review purposes only.

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