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text 2018-04-23 14:58
Reading progress update: I've read 155 out of 469 pages.
Smilla's Sense of Snow - Peter Høeg,Tiina Nunnally

Not typical Nordic Noir.  Smilla is a civilian and not your typical Dane.  It took me 100 pages before I thought, "Okay, I like this."  Much more literary than your average murder mystery.

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text 2018-04-23 07:10
World Book Day 2018

 

 

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Today, is World Book and Copyright Day 2018!!  Enjoy!

 

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review 2018-04-23 05:58
There are so many reasons why we love the books we love...
Second Chance - Jay Northcote

and one of the biggest reasons that I loved this one is right there in the title...'Second Chance'...we all want them...need them and mostly we deserve them and this book is about just that second chances...so many second chances for so many people.

 

First there's Nate and Jack. Childhood friends who are reunited after years of separation and change. Both men have had so many changes in their lives and now here they are at the age of 45...that's right folks, our MCs are not young men. They're mature men...men who have been through a lot, they've been through good and bad and now they've come home to the place where they both started their lives and their friendship. A place that's filled with memories for them both...good and bad memories.

 

Jack's trying to get his life together after a bad break-up that sent him into a serious downward spiral...depression and addiction are his constant companions and Jack really wants to change that and it's going to take time and the help of his parents to get past everything and rebuild his life.

 

Nate's come home to help his mom following the death of his father and to get his daughter away from life in a larger city and temptations that seemed to be around every corner waiting to lead a young person astray. It's been years since Nate's lived in the small village...the place where people knew him as 'Nat or Natalie'...Nate's transgender and he's not use to living in a place where this is common knowledge.

 

In among the backdrop of the main story which is about Jack and Nate's second chance to return to the friendship that they shared years ago but maybe to have even more...something that Nate has secretly wanted since their school days.  We have Nate's daughter, Cass. Who's given a second chance to get her life on track after having run off the rails when they were in the city. We have Nate's mom, who's getting a second chance to have a relationship not just with her Granddaughter but her son and while things were never bad between them...they weren't nearly as good as they could have been and this is her chance to change that...to fix it and there's Jack's parents who also need that second chance to try and get things right with their son. 

 

Now don't misunderstand me while these are some of the second chances that happen in this story and there's at least one more but I'm not going into that one. It doesn't mean that they all happen or that things are perfect. Each second chance has its own solution and degree of positive outcome and that's part of what made this story work so well for me.

 

What I loved even more than the fact that this is a wonderful second chance story not just for Nate and Jack but for some many other people in it...is the fact that one of the second chances that it's about is Nate. Not just Nate's second chance with Jack but it's about his second chance to live life as the real Nate...Nate the man and not Natalie the woman the person that everyone else mistakenly thinks he is.

 

'Second Chance' is a story about love, second chances and it's told from a realistic perspective it's not about over the top magical solutions. It's two men dealing with what life has thrown their way one gay and the other gay and transgender and they're real. They're living with their parents because that's where life has taken them, reuniting as two people who were once friends and want to revive that friendship but in the process what they realize is that they both want more than their friendship...they want a chance at a life together. Sure they have misunderstanding but then they do what grown-ups do...they talk about it. But more than this is the perspective we are given into the more intimate times between these two men. It's real and there's passion and humor, awkward moments, interruptions and even a moment or two of frustration...ohmygod!!! It's like real life!

 

While every story is unique, each of us can often see bits and pieces of our story or that of some one we know in the story of others. It's often that commonality that draws us in and lets us relate to what we're reading. For me 'Second Chance' held tiny little pieces of a story that while it's not mine, is one that I'm almost as familiar with as my own and it was those small pieces that connected me to this story and kept me engaged and wanting to read it all.  This one's definitely going on my favorites shelf...well done Mr. Northcote...very well done indeed! Thank you.

 

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An ARC of 'Second Chance' was graciously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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text 2018-04-22 23:15
Angel’s Weekly Book Releases: 4/23 – 4/27

 

 

April 23rd, 2018

 

 

Bastian by Marie Johnston

 

 

April 24th, 2018

 

 
From the Earth to the Shadows (Valkyrie #2) by Amanda Hocking (YA)
Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young (YA)
Ash Princess (Ash Princess Trilogy #1) by Laura Sebastian (YA)
Midnight Wolf (Shifters Unbound #11) by Jennifer Ashley
Quinn (A Vampire’s Thirst #9) by A.K. Michaels
Temptation of the Butterfly: A Qurilixen World Novel (Anniversary Edition) (Dynasty Lords Book 2) by Michelle M. Pillow
Redeemed: Bitter Harvest Book Five by Ann Gimpel
Wicked and Wild (Bad Things #7) by Cynthia Eden
My One and Only (Bewitched and Bewildered #10) by Alanea Alder
Blood Type (Blood Type #1) by K.A. Linde
Wyvern’s Angel (The Dragons of Incendium #9) by Deborah Cooke
Twin Dragon’s Destiny (Dragon Lords of Valdier #11) by S.E. Smith
Dead Girl Running (Cape Charade #1) by Christina Dodd
Hot Response (Boston Fire #4) by Shannon Stacey
Total Bravery (True Heroes #4) by Piper J. Drake
Love At Last by Claudia Connor
Disturbing His Peace (The Academy #3) by Tessa Bailey
Savor You (Fusion #5) by Kristen Proby
Iron Princess (Savage Trilogy #2) by Meghan March
Rome’s Chance (Reapers MC #6.6) by Joanna Wylde
Forbidden (House of Sin #1) by Elisabeth Naughton
After the Wedding (The Worth Saga #2) by Courtney Milan
A Scandalous Deal (The Four Hundred #2) by Joanna Shupe
The Designs of Lord Randolph Cavanaugh (The Cavanaughs #1) by Stephanie Laurens

 


April 25th, 2018

 

 

Save Me (O’Brien Family #5) by Cecy Robson
Wild in Love (The Maverick Billionaires #5) by Bella Andre & Jennifer Skully

 


April 26th, 2018

 

 

Rebel Dragon (Aloha Shifters: Pearls of Desire #1) by Anna Lowe

 


April 27th, 2018

 

 

Seed (Evergreen #2) by Cassia Leo
Witch Wants Forever (The Witches of Wimberley Book 2) by Victoria Danann
 

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quote 2018-04-22 22:38
Remind me to give you a salary raise.” I choked on a cough. “For what?” “For the sage counsel—and the other vital services you provide me.” He winked. I laughed in earnest, and squeezed his face as I pressed a swift kiss to his mouth. “Shameless flirt.”
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