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review 2018-12-13 01:08
For me, a page turner with wonderful characters. I enjoy this series.
Valentine's Vow - Adele Clee

This story kept me turning pages! I did not want to stop reading. I loved the instant love between Ava and Lucius, Ava's daring, challenging spirit and open heart, and Lucius' sense of protectiveness when it came to Ava. They worked through their pasts and moved toward happiness while dealing with the danger and thievery happening around them. The entire story captivated me, and I highly recommend this story.

I received an ARC as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.

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review 2018-12-05 07:18
Santa Baby: A Christmas Short Story by J.C. Valentine
Santa Baby: A Christmas Short Story - J.C. Valentine

 

 

Valentine has found an adorable way to deliver a powerful message. The greatest gifts are not received, but given. What began as a chore became a heartwarming, delightful reminder of what matters most.

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review 2018-11-30 05:29
A Baby For Christmas - A Billionaire's New Baby Romance by Layla Valentine, Holly Rayner
A Baby For Christmas - A Billionaire's New Baby Romance - Holly Rayner,Layla Valentine

 

 

A Baby for Christmas wards off the chill and turns up the heat with a spoonful of sugar to balance everything out. Tis the season for goodwill, mistletoe and gift giving. Among all the happiness, there's always a hint of heartache. Shayla knows about the heartache, but she has yet to discover the happiness. Against the wonderland backdrop of New York, Cinderella is about to find her prince. Valentine and Rayner take all the best parts of romance and merge into a heartwarming masterpiece.

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review 2018-11-18 23:16
Much better than the third one
Valentine's Rising - E.E. Knight

I was pleasantly surprised with this book after the drivel that was number three. I’m not sure if it was because Valentine decide to finally grow up and get a pair or circumstances in the novel made him this way (likely the latter) but it made for very good reading. There were some very important choices Valentine had to  make for himself and his crew; some of them extremely difficult and the way he dealt with the aftermath was good. It was nice to finally see him being part of a team instead of a one man army and doing everything himself.

 

Again the supporting characters are what made this book going for me (still on the anti-Valentine train for now) they had their distinct personalities and they weren’t flat or meant to just be part of the plot. They each had their part to play whether small or big and it made the plot better and rounded out. I have a soft spot for Ahn-Kha and Styachowski I like them both for their strengths and although they were ‘quiet’ they played substantially in the plot. (More so Styachowski than Ahn-Kha).

 

The plot was good albeit it slowed down to a crawl at the end. It was getting to be too much and by that time, I was already wanting to close the book. There’s plenty of action so that does not disappoint. There were some parts where I came close to closing it because of Valentine’s idiotic behavior, but otherwise, this was much better than the third.

 

This one was enough to redeem itself so I will carry on and read the next. I hope it continues this way.

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text 2018-11-06 16:57
24 Festive Tasks: Door 2 - Guy Fawkes Night, Task 4 (non-explosive "Gunpowder" Book Titles)
Gunpowder Green - Laura Childs
Gunpowder Tea - Margaret Brownley
The Gunpowder Gardens - Jason Goodwin
Gunpowder: Explosive flavours from modern India - Devina Seth,Harneet Baweja,Nirmal Save
Gunpowder Valentine: New and Selected Poems - Paul Perry,Siobhan Campbell
Gunpowder Summers - Richard Nester

* Gunpowder Green is part of Laura Childs's Tea Shop Mystery series, in which each installment is named for a particular kind of tea.

* Gunpowder Tea by Margaret Brownley is a historical / Western romance-plus-mystery.

* The Gunpowder Gardens by Jason Goodwin is part travelogue, part tea history.

* Gunpowder by Devina Seth, Harneet Baweja and Nirmal Save is an Indian cookbook.

* Gunpowder Valentine by Paul Perry and Gunpowder Summers by Richard Nester are collections of poetry.

 

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