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review 2017-09-26 15:49
Audio Book Review: One Foot In The Grave (Night Huntress #2) By Jeaniene Frost
One Foot in the Grave - Jeaniene Frost

 

I can't put into words how much I love this series! This is my second time reading this novel in particular and it's just as good as when I first picked it up quite a few years ago.

 

Cat seems to have left her goody two shoes behind in the last novel. This time around she's an incredible fighter and tries not to take sh*t from anyone. Especially her mother (which is still as annoying as ever). I dislike how she still manages to keep her half baked "plans" from Bones because all it does is cause uncomfortable situations.

 

I like Bones. He'll take names and drop bodies in no time and still protect Cat to the best of his ability. He's sweet in a completely violent way and it suits the story.

 

The ending felt abrupt and out of place. I would have preferred the next novel start out with the Dave situation. It would be a mild cliffhanger, but, for me, it would be small enough to not make anyone angry. Overall, this was a fantastic novel and very well written.

 

The Audio Book:

 

I still haven't gotten over how high pitched and strange Bones voice is. I love the story and I have no problem with anyone's voice other than Bones. I like british accents as much as any other person, but why does it have to be so high pitched? With that as an exception, the rest of the narration was very good.

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review 2017-09-25 19:38
One Summer Night
One Summer Night (At the Shore Book 1) - Caridad Piñeiro

eARC courtesy of Sourcebooks Casablanca and NetGalley
Release date: Oct 3rd

 

There is a lot happening in this one. Maggie partially owns her family business with her dad (and other shareholders of course). The retail division is losing money, due in part, to her dad being rigid and not wanting to change anything. Maggie has mortgaged 2 of the family's properties to keep them afloat and she will lose her home (and vacation home at Sea Kiss) if she can't turn things around. 
Owen is part owner of his family's real estate empire. His father disinherited his brother Jonathon when he wouldn't do what he wanted. His father hates the Sinclairs and wants their retail properties. Owen walks a fine line trying to have both what he wants and his father's approval.
I enjoyed this one, in part, because of the family history. Maggie grew up next door to Owen and his brother in Sea Kiss. Things happen and they run into each other periodically as they grew up, attend college, and then in the city. I liked this for the slow burn romance at first, then it became so much more quickly. Maggie does grow a spine and talks to her dad about his refusal to make changes. I assume Maggie's friends, Connie and Emma get their HEAs in future books. (I'm hoping Connie's is first; I think some of her story was happening concurrently with Maggie's. I also suspect she is 

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review 2017-09-25 05:45
Fast-paced read
A Gifted Curse (The Cloven Pack Series: Book One) - D. Fischer

A Gifted Curse is fast-paced and engaging read. The flow and plot are good, if a bit predictable, and the story does hold a reader's interest. Makenna and Evo are equally matched in the strong personality department, making for some amusing interactions and verbal sparring, as well as some scorching hot sexy fun. In addition to the blooming romance, we also get the added suspense of a rogue shifter that is linked to missing girls and now has his eye on Makenna. I particularly liked the interactions among Evo's pack, giving enough to get a feel for the secondary characters and their banter was great for keeping the story on the lighter side. 

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review 2017-09-22 15:45
The One
The One - Maria Realf,Sabine Längsfeld The One - Maria Realf,Sabine Längsfeld
  • Verlag:  rororo
  • Erscheinungstermin:  23.06.2017
  • Lieferbar
  • 384 Seiten
  • ISBN:  978-3-499-27314-8
  • übersetzt von: Sabine Längsfeld
  • Deutsche Erstausgabe

 

 

 

Ein Herz braucht lange, bis es ein Zuhause findet.

 

Ein bezaubernder und berührender Roman über die größten Entscheidungen des Lebens.

Lizzie steht kurz vor der Hochzeit mit dem attraktiven Sportlehrer Josh. Was er nicht weiß: Er ist die zweite große Liebe ihres Lebens. Nach Alex, der Lizzie so übel mitgespielt hat, dass sie nur mit Hilfe ihrer besten Freundin Megan wieder auf die Beine kam. Zehn Jahre ist es her, seit Lizzie zuletzt von Alex gehört hat - und die Vergangenheit ist für sie endgültig abgeschlossen. Aber jetzt, drei Monate vor Lizzies großem Tag, ist Alex wieder da. Er möchte ihr etwas Wichtiges sagen. Lizzie will davon nichts wissen, doch er lässt nicht locker ...

 

 

Meine Meinung:

 

Mir ist das Cover in der Buchhandlung sofort ins Auge gestochen und auch der Klappentext hörte sich sehr interessant an. Freundlicherweise wurde mir das Buch dann vom Verlag zu Rezensionszwecken zur Verfügung gestellt. 

 

Zum Einstieg kann ich sagen, dass dieser mir sehr gut gelungen ist. Der Schreibstil war direkt sehr einnehmend. Man lernt Lizzie kennen, die kurz vor ihrer Hochzeit steht. Das ist zwar eine Ausgangssituation, die es oft in Liebesromanen gibt, aber im Laufe der Geschichte merkt man, dass doch mehr dahinter steckt. 

 

Dann taucht auf einmal Alex auf, ihre erste große Liebe, der damals von jetzt auf gleich verschwunden ist und möchte ihr unbedingt noch etwas sagen. Sie möchte aber einfach nichts mehr von ihm wissen, obwohl ihre Gefühlswelt völlig durcheinander geraten ist durch sein plötzliches Wiederauftauchen. Aber er lässt nicht locker ...

 

Den Satz in der Beschreibung fand ich schon sehr passend: "Ein Herz braucht lange, bis es ein Zuhause findet.". 

 

Da ich selbst die erste große Liebe nicht halten konnte, konnte ich mich sehr gut in diese Situation hinein versetzen. Man taucht wieder ein wenig in seine eigene Vergangenheit ein, das hat die Schriftstellerin bei mir zumindest geschafft. 

 

Als es dann soweit war, dass Alex mit ihr sprechen konnte, nimmt die Geschichte eine ganz andere Dimension an. Ab da konnte ich das Buch wirklich nicht mehr weglegen. 

 

Der Wechsel zwischen Vergangenheit und der Gegenwart war sehr gut umgesetzt worden. Man begleitet Lizzie ja auch komplett in ihrer Vorbereitungszeit zur Hochzeit von drei Monaten ab dem Zeitpunkt, als Alex wieder auftaucht. 

 

Alles in allem kann ich hier eine klare Kauf- und Leseempfehlung für alle Liebesromanleser aussprechen, die gerne auch eine tiefgründigere berührende Geschichte lesen. Von mir bekommt das Buch 4 Sterne. 

 

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text 2017-09-20 04:27
Reading progress update: I've read 92 out of 97 pages.
The Dark Victorian: Risen Volume One - Elizabeth Watasin

Done, except for an excerpt of the next work in the series.

 

I'm going to have to think about my final rating for this. At the moment, I'm debating between 2.5 and 3 stars. Something about Watasin's writing didn't work for me - I often found myself having to reread passages because I had trouble following what was going on, and I kept forgetting the characters who weren't Art or Jim. The world and characters felt like they were stuffed into a container too small for them, but I did at least find them intriguing, enough that I'm tempted to give the next work in the series a shot, despite my issues with this first one. It's four times longer, which might be a good thing if Watasin does better with longer works, or it could end up being a slog.

 

Well, that's another Bingo square taken care of. This would work for Ghost, Darkest London, Supernatural, The Dead Will Walk, and Terrifying Women. I've already marked Terrifying Women, and all the others except Ghost haven't been called yet, so I'll be marking Ghost.

 

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