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review 2017-11-15 21:36
Paint the Stars (Free Fall #3) by Christina Lee and Nyrae Dawn 4 Star Review
Paint the Stars - Nyrae Dawn,Christina Lee

Ezra Greene has made a pretty decent life for himself. He has a nice apartment and spends his days doing the one thing he’s always loved—creating art. Despite being somewhat of a grumpy recluse, he’s even made a few loyal friends. When he takes a side job painting a mural at a local holistic center, he can’t help being curious about a certain friendly and self-assured yoga instructor, even if he doesn’t buy into any of that Zen crap. His holier-than-thou family already tried fitting him inside a box, and he swore he’d never be molded into anybody’s belief system again.

For Daevonte Randall, adulthood has worked out pretty well. He’s close to his parents and lives with an awesome roommate. He’s content with weekend hookups, teaching yoga, and taking college courses. What he doesn’t expect is to be so intrigued by the brooding and reserved painter he’s been tasked to stay after hours with at the center. Something fascinates him about Ezra, even after Daevonte’s attempts at flirting gets him friend-zoned on the spot.

As weeks pass, Ezra and Dae get to know each other, and soon their friendship catches fire. But Ezra’s been burned pretty badly before so trust and intimacy has to be earned. Daevonte feels up to the task, but it proves difficult as Ezra continues to keep his emotions in check. Dae’s only willing to wait so long, and when they’re dealt a surprising blow, Ezra needs to decide if love is worth the risk, that is…if it’s not too late.

 

Review

 

This is a great romance between grumpy artist Ezra and warm Daevonte the yoga instructor.

We get to visit the friends in this series and watch a love story unfold. Erza's sexuality and personality make a great tension with Daevonte sexuality and personality. They like each other and it a treat to read.

All the little details of this book and work make it a really lovely tender and hot read.

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text 2017-07-27 04:19
4 Easy Steps in Painting Recommended by Commercial Painters Sydney

While some opt to hire commercial painters sydney because they are much skilled in interior and exterior paintings, as well as they, are aware of the trick which ensures their client a perfect finish that will last. Obviously, they get the best work, however, if you have lots of spare time and you are managing yourself to complete the job done, here we provide you with few steps. These steps are quite simple even you are not an expert painter you can finish the job as best as you can without spending much time and money.

 

Start with the basic preparation

 

Usually, the most basic are the things that most of us forget. So, try to imprints in your mind that when it comes to the painting of residential room or even in the big establishments – the commercial painters Sydney gives importance of cleaning the walls and the ceilings which can’t be understated. This professional always recommends a thorough cleaning because it can actually make a big difference between satisfactory and best one! So first thing first, sponges down the walls as well as the ceilings with water. You may use the detergent to remove the dust and dirt that has built up for too long. Clean up the residue at the same time collate all the sheets and begin the first painting.

 

Paint the Trim before the walls

 

In most scenarios, a painting company in Sydney suggest that when starting to paint the trim should be first before getting onto the walls and ceilings. Why? Because of it simply much easier to tape offs the trim compares to the walls. You may use a two-inch brush to get a perfect finish on the moulding, window and door frames. However, don’t stress much yourself if you get paint on the walls first. Subsequently, you have to wait for the next day waiting the paint try at this point you can tape it off and proceed onto the ceiling.

 

Rolling the Ceiling

 

When you paint the ceiling before you proceed to the walls you have to cut-in the perimeter of the ceiling using a painting brush. A cut of 3.5 inches is ideal! When rolling the ceiling use the roller paint in W shape when applying the paint perfectly as well as use roller strokes if the paint is applied excessively. Do it by starting at the corner and paint across the width of the ceiling.

 

Get busy with the walls

 

If the ceiling has already dried, proceed to the walls to get yourself busy. If you are working with the bedroom or living room it is best to go with the flat acrylic paint of low-sheen for the best finish. You can start painting at the edges using a brush, afterwards grab a roller and paint in M shape – a metre below the ceiling where you can apply perfect strokes. Likewise, you can move down a metre below for the next area and apply it all over until you have the best finish.

 

Check out some painting inspiration online, so you may have a vivid idea where to start and how to do it properly. So enjoy your DIY homework!

 

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review 2016-11-04 10:45
Optical Illusion (Paint #1) by Emma Jaye
Optical Illusion: An m/m romance (Paint Book 1) - Emma Jaye
I’ve always loved books where everything is totally not as it looks like. Well, Chris is definitely the one who can’t be cracked easily. Having a great deal of issues he keeps smiling, drawing and making the people around him happy, right till the moment anybody wants to get too close.
In the other hand there is Jase, who probably hates secrets more the anything and who would love to keep that pretty ass of Chris to himself.
What happens when ex-military who specialized on cracking hard nuts meets the natural liar? The hell of a mix of hot fights, great sex, that even hotter, and piece of information about what really could be hidden behind that cheerful smile we see on people’s faces.
Optical Illusion is hot, painful, definitely dark and the criminal tone adds to the main impression.
But keep your pity to yourselves, cuz Chris is definitely not the one who likes to receive it, maybe only after the hard spanking?
Source: www.goodreads.com/book/show/31417087-optical-illusion
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review 2016-11-03 15:32
DNF
Optical Illusion: An m/m romance (Paint Book 1) - Emma Jaye

***DNF 14%***



I had a problem with this book since the very beginning. I wasn’t horrified right away but the writing style doesn’t agree with me, and it made it complicated for me to focus on the story, because it was damn distracting and formulaic.

What do I mean with this?

The author tells things. Facts. Info. Then she tells more things. Facts. Info. Then some more. And more.

I’m reading a chain of events, but with no real meat beneath. It’s like: I wake up, I brush my teeth, I go to work, I come back home, I sleep. Maybe I eat 5 times a day.

But no soul, no emotion.

Jason is in love with his BFF, Matt. Matt rejects him. Jason goes into the Army. 10 years later, he survives an explosion. He is kicked out of the Army. He meets Chris Bacon in Matt’s wedding (oh, my heart, that hurts!), who is a reflection of Matt.

We are told several times how alike they are.

It sounds so sad and pathetic: Matt doesn’t want Jason, but no problem, because Chris is there to replace him. 10 years younger.

Such a coincidence! Such good luck! Win-win!

Needless to say, I was wary ever since.

Chris is sick. Chris is poor. Chris is awesome. Suddenly, everybody wants to have him in his house.

The envy of every abandoned dog.

He needs to go to the doctor, to Matt’s exgirlfriend, Sarah, who is a GP.

I’d have paid to see that doctor interview.

The medical stuff sounded so weird to my ears. Maybe it’s because of the language barrier, maybe it’s because the health system is different from the one in the place I live in. But things are not clear for me in this matter. It seems Chris only spends a little while in the consultation but then he has to have been for a longer while, because, he is given prescriptions for two antibiotics, vitamins, iron, and sleep pills. As simple as that.

The space-time sphere is so surreal in this book.

We are never told how Chris feels. Dizzy? Feverish? Does he cough anyhow? Does he suffers from fatigue? Malaise? Does breathing takes him a huge effort? Does he have any pain, in the chest, in the stomach, wherever? Questions, questions, questions!

Matt gets him and takes him to the doctor.

Out of the blue.

I mean, I had no hint Chris was sick until they go to the pharmacy, because we are never explained how Chris feels.



Describing how a MC feels in a romantic novel is so basic I have no idea why the narrator didn’t mention any of this. I’m not even talking about the feelings for another person but about the most elemental of sensations. Yourself, your body, your inner voice.

We only get to see how he runs super fast and gets into the nursering home to see Matt’s father. BAM. And how fierce and snarky he is. BAM. And how pitiful he is. BAM. Just because.

The character development was superficial at least.

Then they mention the blood transfusion.

“How he keeps up the pace when he’s still so anaemic I don’t know. Sarah said that when she first saw him, if she’d thought he would stay in hospital, she would have admitted him, stuck him on an antibiotic drip and given him a blood transfusion.”



That’s serious, it means the hemoglobin is very low, less than 8g/dl (in some cases, they are recommended with less than 10g/dl). If he needs to be admitted, then admit him. Period. And if he needs the transfusion, you give him the damn transfusion, you don’t dance around complaining to your exboyfriend about doing it or not because oh-so-poor Chris suffers so much and he is so pitiful and oh-my-god, how the hell did he do this all alone!

He ended up giving his own address, and the name ‘Chris Bacon’ but the lack of a date of birth and previous doctor details were a problem for the receptionist.



I don’t understand this. Why has Matt to talk with the receptionist? Wouldn’t it be more logical to be Chris the one who gives his own data (I take for granted that in the UK in the 21st century, people have a tendency to know)? When Chris goes out of the consultation, he gets out immediately, instead of going to reception in order go give such information.

Oh no, he doesn’t. Let’s keep the doctors (and the administration) in the dark.

We are ninjas, hey!

Mmm.

Everything is so DRAMA-DRAMA-DRAMA. I needed all of this to be proved, not to be magnified simply for a dramatic feel.

The scene that made me realize I wasn’t sure if I was reading romance or a children book was the vomit scene after the wedding celebration.

“Fucking wonderful. Consider my previous offer of a blowjob rescinded.”

“Aw fuck Tigger, do you have to say stuff like that?” Mike moaned.

Chris grinned to himself. Payback was a bitch. “You should try it sometime mate, it tastes a bit salty, bit slimy, like uncooked egg white with extra salt. If you swallow quick when it hits the back of your throat, you hardly...” The sound of an electric window motor came from the back, followed by retching.

“You caused it, you get to clean it in the morning,” Jase said as if he was discussing the weather.

“I’ll do it when we get home if you like.”

“When we get home, you are going to bed,” Jase said firmly.

“So do you guys want some real live bacon baguette for breakfast, while I get my runny eggs?” The sound of another window opening and two stomachs emptying was music to his ears.





1. I don’t get which is the topic of the conversation here.
2. It’s ridiculous how puerile jokes are still present in adult romances.
3. Why is Chris Bacon considered so cool by them all? He’s such a stupid arrogant brat.

I just that I have the feeling the author doesn’t read his own words twice. Doesn’t consider them first. I get the impression she just writes without stopping for a short while in order to wonder: “Does it make sense at all? Maybe this one sentence is distracting for the reader? Does this paragraph sound absurd anyhow in the big scheme of things? Do I really want to portray the characters this way? Can it be I’m taking it all too fast, or maybe too far away in the dramatic sense? Should I write this or that with more depth so that it doesn’t strike as too rushed and nonsensical?”. IDK, certain details give me red flags constantly and distract me from the main story.

We can’t like them all…

*****

Review with Chelsea!



***Copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.***

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