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review 2017-09-25 06:40
Waiting
Approximately Yours (North Pole Minnesota) (Volume 3) - Julie Hammerle

This book is #3 in the North Pole, Minnesota series.  This book can be read as a standalone novel.  To avoid spoilers, and to have a greater understanding of the series, I recommend reading this series in order.

 

Danny has just been devastated by his now ex-girlfriend.  Also - by an unplanned injury.  So when he meets the newest visitors to his fine town, he is not at his best.  Can he overcome his fear of rejection to make a better impression on the right girl?

 

Holly and Elda are cousins who are visiting their grandmother's hometown to say goodbye to her for the last time.  They meet Danny again, only to both admit attraction for the guy.  Holly makes the sacrifice, to allow Elda to get closer to Danny.

 

This is another love triangle story, with a twist.  It is in the spirit of love that the main character allows her loved one to go after the boy she has always wanted.  I think the entire town is quirky and this series is a lot of fun to read.  Moments that are just laughable, can also turn into swoony moments.  Just a great book to have on the shelf!  I give this story a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

 

***This ARC copy was given in exchange for an honest review only by Netgalley and its publishers.

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review 2017-09-11 16:10
„Nie można zdać lub oblać bycia człowiekiem mój drogi”
Ocean na końcu drogi - Neil Gaiman

Wewnątrz dorośli też nie wyglądają jak dorośli. Na zewnątrz są więksi, bezmyślni i zawsze wiedzą co robią. W środku wyglądają tak jak zawsze. Jak wtedy, gdy byli w twoim wieku. Tak po prawdzie, dorośli nie istnieją.

(...)

nikt nie wygląda tak, jakim jest wewnątrz. Ty nie wyglądasz. Ja nie wyglądam. Ludzie są znacznie bardziej skomplikowani.

 

 

Neil Gaiman. Autor. Wyglądem i ubiorem dziwnie przypominający bohatera rewelacyjnego komiksu swojego autorstwa – Sandmana. Zaskakuje niemal za każdym razem – fabułą, bohaterami, opowiadaną historią i skojarzeniami, które przelewa na papier. Na czytelników jego książek przelewa się humor i specyficzne ciepło.

 

Już przy spotkaniu z HISTORIĄ CMENTARNĄ dojrzała potrzeba dodania do sympatii wobec autora, również szacunku wobec autorytetu człowieka bardzo uważnego, wrażliwego, o ogromnej empatii.

 

Ze względu na bogactwo treści, postaci, zaskakujących pomysłów realizowanych w całej historii „OCEANU NA KOŃCU DROGI” – nie warto streszczać tej opowieści. Lepiej zostawić czytelnikowi przyjemność poznania jej osobiście. Dojrzały mężczyzna odwiedzając rodzinną miejscowość wspomina wydarzenia, które dotknęło go, kiedy miał 7 lat.

 

Geniusz Gaimana widać tu wyjątkowo wyraźnie. Pozornie baśniowa i nierzeczywista historia bardzo mocno tkwi w codzienności. Czy to tylko nieprawdopodobna bajka osadzona we współczesności? A może opowieść o tym jak wrażliwe dziecko, broni się przed złem, które spotyka go ze strony dorosłych?

 

- Masz własne życie. Letti ci je dała. Musisz tylko dorosnąć i spróbować być tego wart.

Poczułem ukłucie urazy. Dostatecznie trudno jest żyć, próbować przeżyć w tym świecie, znaleźć swoje miejsce, robić w nim to co trzeba by przetrwać, nie zastanawiając się, czy to co właśnie uczyniłem – cokolwiek to było – było warte czyjejś, jeśli nie śmierci, to poświęcenia życia. To niesprawiedliwe!

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review 2017-09-09 14:36
Right here
The Quarterback - Mackenzie Blair

Matt is in a very difficult place.  Literally.  He is in a very conservative school.  Where he plays football.  With people who would kick him out if they knew the truth.  Then he meets him.  The man who will change everything about what he needs.

 

Trevor feels used by Matt at first.  Does not really get what he wants.  Then he finally admits to himself he has wanted Matt since the first time he saw him years ago.  The sparks flying around the room when they are in it together.... could burn a person to ashes.

 

Some stories stick with you.  This one will for me for a long time.  I thought the author's presentation of the personal feelings and obstacles that had to be overcome came across very real.  I will definitely look to read more by said author.  These characters were fun and entertaining to read.  I give this book a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

 

***This ARC copy was given by Netgalley and its publishers in exchange for an honest review.

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review 2017-09-01 08:05
Book Tour w/Review - In This Breeze
  
 
Title: In This Breeze
Series: Lakeshore University #1
Author: Kathleen Maree
Genre: NA Romance
Release Date: August 24, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In this Breeze (Lake Shore University #1)In this Breeze by Kathleen Mareé
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Breanna is best friends with Ethan and Jason. Though to her, they are just Eth and Jase. She tends to have all sorts of nicknames they come up with. Bree and Breezy as the most common. She doesn't really care. She is just glad to have such good friends.

Eth has been in love with Bree and does not know how to tell her. They do everything together. He cannot imagine a world without her in it.

Jase lives a much harder life. Things do not always go his way. He is afraid of the danger his life could bring to her. He knows he must separate himself before something goes wrong.

This story is a deep and compelling tale of young love, mixed choices, and consequences that can happen. It is a start to the Lake Shore University series that jumps right out of the gate with a bang or two to get you going! I am eagerly awaiting the next title. This is character angst that I cannot wait to read more of.


***This ARC copy was given in exchange for an honest review.

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“Must Read! Great New Series!” - BookPlusHeart Amazon Review
“3 Hearts, 2 Best Friends, 1 True Love....” - I Don’t Get Sundays Book Blog
“This is a captivating story full of uncertainty, secrets and the tension of unspoken and unrequited love….” - Sheena - Amazon review
 
 
 
A nerd. A quiet art student. A nobody. 
 
Or perhaps, just some girl. 
 
These are the non-spoken titles I was known as since I started at Lake Shore Uni almost two years ago now. When given the chance to leave my horrific childhood behind - I didn’t hesitate. In fact, I was ecstatic to have the door hit me on the ass on my way out of town; because the only two things I actually loved in my traumatic life… 
 
Were coming with me.
 
And whilst the three of us shared the same beat-up truck when we moved here – that’s where the similarities unfortunately end. 
 
Ethan ‘The Mule’ Jones, is kind of a super star on campus. Everywhere he goes he seems to draw attention. I guess that’s what happens when you’re headlining papers as the star basketballer for the LS Eagles. But to me, he’s just Eth. A boy who still spends his Friday nights snuggled up watching movies with me, and who walks me to classes just to make sure I get there okay. He is my best friend in every way, and I can’t imagine my life without him in it.
 
And then there’s Jase. 
 
The truth is I knew from the moment I met Jase at the local skate park, when he was smoking a cigarette and teasing Eth for his poor skating ability, of how fiercely protective he was about those he cared for. From the time he blew his warm breath over my injured knee, to when he thankfully intervened on the most horrific day of my life. A day, that still haunts me when I am alone in the dark. 
 
He saved me. 
 
But Jase has his own demons too. Even if he doesn’t go looking for it, trouble always seems to find him. Which is why he has been absent from our lives for the past two years. 
 
Sometimes I wonder what he’s doing.
 
Quite often I worry if he’s okay.
 
And I always, always, think about him. 
 
Even though I shouldn’t.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
From the earliest age I was a born storyteller. Ask my parents and they will tell you I had a gift for making a simple event seem like an elaborate one. Purposely? No. Innocently? Yes. It was my imaginary world that initially led me to believe I wanted to be an actor. All of that role playing and living in fantasy... it was an obvious direction for me. However, becoming quite uncomfortable with the limelight quickly saw that dream diminish. Over the years I turned my world of fantasy into stories, and eventually began writing them down. Before I knew it, 'Cut' had been completed. When I am not busy writing my next story, I am a working mum, housewife and sometimes hockey wag :) In other words, probably some kind of circus act who specialises in juggling ;) I hope you enjoy my blog, where I will be posting thoughts, other books I am currently reading and even sneak peeks of my novels. I encourage any feedback, comments or direct messages via my contact page should anyone wish to get in touch. I am so thrilled to be sharing my journey and hope you enjoy my stories as much as I enjoy writing them.
Dream often. Believe always.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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review 2017-08-26 14:09
Grief
Spinning Out (The Blackhawk Boys) - Lexi Ryan

Arrow is reeling from all the changes going on in his life.  He is on house arrest.  He is in love with someone he has to see everyday.  He cannot tell her how he feels.  And it is killing him.

 

Mia has a lot go on as well.  She took a job from her father's enemy.  She is trying to get through school.  She is also dealing with the man who makes her hot sleeping next door.

 

These characters are really hot!  This story makes me want to cry and scream all at the same time.  I was pleased with the banter, heat and pace.  I cannot wait to read more in The Blackhawk Boys series.  I give this book 3/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

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