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review 2017-08-11 23:57
Thorn (Thorn Tattoo Studio) by Leslie North
Thorn (Thorn Tattoo Studio Book 2) - Leslie North

 

 

The power of a second chance leads to one of the most beautifully written and highly unforgettable romances. Thorn is about taking a chance when the chips are down and the heart is a mess. A family in crisis, a business at a crossroads and a man in pain. Known for her intriguing heroes and sultry vixens, Ms. North tamps down the heat and delivers more of the sweet. The tattooed bad boy with the broken heart and the battered soul meets his match in a flower child woman with a few choice secrets of her own.

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review 2017-07-26 00:00
Rose (Thorn Tattoo Studio Book 1)
Rose (Thorn Tattoo Studio Book 1) - Leslie North An immovable force meets a force of nature. Sparks fly in this battle of the tattoo artist and the headstrong temptress. Gio is every girl's wicked fantasy. Until he opens his mouth. Arrogance and patronization make this walking dream a living nightmare. Riley has the skills to set him right. As long as she leads with her head and never let's her senses lead her astray. Ms. North picked a super title for this prickly couple. From the most stubborn of thorns Riley and Gio created something beautiful. Animosity bloomed like the most sensuous of buds and became as breathtaking as a rose.
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review 2017-06-05 02:28
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson

Series: Millennium #1

 

I’m not sure how to describe this book. It was mystery and a thriller and I didn’t particularly like any of the characters, but I still had fun with it. I know I complained about it at about the 80% mark but it did finish off with a more upbeat resolution so I think I can confidently assert that I liked the book even though I didn’t like everything about it.

I did quite like the fact that it turned out that it was Harriet who kept sending Henrik Vanger pressed flowers on his birthday and not her killer. I still don’t feel like rating it higher because of the cat, however.

(spoiler show)

 

Anyway, I’m more enthusiastic about reading the rest of the series now, so I’ll probably be picking up the next one eventually.

 

I read this for booklikes-opoly Paradise Pier #30 “Read a book with a twist or that is tagged as ‘suspense’ on GR, or that has more than 555 pages”. It meets the first two criteria, although I think some paperback editions were printed with more than 555 pages. I’m counting it as 480 pages though, so I’m adding another $5 to my bank balance, bringing the total to $109. I feel like I’m getting behind.

 

Previous updates:

85%

80%

26%

25%

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text 2017-06-04 22:42
Reading progress: I've read 85%.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson

I'm pretty sure this counts as a twist for the booklikes-opoly square. 

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text 2017-06-04 17:55
Reading progress update: I've read 80%.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson

I have to say I'm disappointed with this twist. I know it's not the whole story, but it's resolved abruptly and it just seems a bit lame as far as the solution to the murders goes.

 

I'm talking about Martin Vanger being a serial killer and successor to his father, also a serial killer. Due to the time scale involved, it was fairly obvious that there had to be at least two people in involved. I know we still haven't discovered who murdered Harriet but the fact that Martin just goes off and kills himself (admittedly trying to take out Lisbeth a the same time) was disappointing.

 

I'm planning on knocking it down a star due to what happened to the cat too. I know I was warned about the brutally of this book and all, but...kitty. And kitty we knew. I could deal with the parakeet and the pigeon and so on but poor kitty. And what's with the disposal of the cat's remains?

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I'm also not impressed with Lisbeth's propensity to destroy evidence.

 

I'm hoping I finish this today so I can roll again.

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