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review 2017-12-10 16:56
good book and characters
The Sweetheart Sham (Southern Charmed) (... The Sweetheart Sham (Southern Charmed) (Volume 1) - Danielle Ellison

Georgie was the only person who knew Will was gay. Will was Georgie’s best friend. Georgie had been telling Will to come out of the closet  for months but Will was the Golden Boy of the town and didn’t want a lot of drama about his sexuality. Will and Georgie had known each other since before birth. Will was a Montgomery whose ancestors were the founding family of Cullar. In Cullar everyone knows everything about everybody just the way it was in the small town. Everyone in town had been betting on  Georgie and Will eventually getting married. Georgie;s mom is the only party planner in Culler. She was now busy working on Drew Montgomery's wedding. Chloe had become her mother’s assistant. Then Georgie thought about how it used to always be the three of them. Georgie, Will, and Beau. Beau had been Georgie;s first kiss and kind of first boyfriend but then he broke Georgie’s heart. Beau was suppose to take Georgie to the Sweetheart’s dance and they would make it known they were a couple but he never showed up . Beau and his mom Kerri Ann left town and Beau didn’t even say goodbye to Georgie. Beau had called and tried to talk to Georgie after to explain to her  but all she said was you broke my heart Beau stopped trying after that. Beau was also the only secret Georgie had ever  kept from Will. The Night of The End Of the Year party Will said he had met someone but the other boy also hadn’t come out of the closet either. The young men both wanted to see each other again but they had to figure out how, Beau thought he would never be in Culler again but he would be for the whole summer as he was going to be a groomsman in his cousin Drew’s wedding. Georgie had always been Drew’s fantasy girl and he had screwed that up. Georgie was a tornado as far as Beau is concerned: unpredictable, fierce, and mesmerizing. Or she had been two years ago when Beau had last seen her. Will’s, Georgie;s and Beau’s mom Kerri Ann had been the Trio  they had been best friends forever, sorority sisters, neighbors, and partners in crime until Kerri Ann had left with Beau after Beau’s father had lied and cheated on Kerri Ann and then they had divorced. Georgie wants the best for Will and then Will comes up with Georgie being his pretend girlfriend so he could get away without being questioned to meet up with the guy he liked. Beau believes Georgie is seeing Will now. Also his relationship is strained with his father as he hadn’t forgave his father for what he had done that had forced his and his mom to leave. But Beau really wants Georgie to forgive him.

I enjoyed reading this book. I liked how the author displayed Will’s torn feelings about being gay and letting everyone know. I loved how loyal Georgie was to Will. This did drag at little for me at times but not enough to not finish the book. I felt there was a lot of realism in this book. I liked that we got to see both Georgie’s and Beau’s POV s. I also liked how it showed growth in Beau as the book went on. I loved Beau’s determination to make things right with Georgie. I really enjoyed the small town atmosphere of this book. I really enjoyed all the characters and the ins and outs of this book and I recommend it

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review 2017-11-15 00:00
Charmed: A Thousand Deaths
Charmed: A Thousand Deaths - Erica Schultz Review copy provided by NetGalley.

I have to admit that I don't really remember every single detail of the TV show, so I'm not sure where this story fits within the plot, but if I had to guess I would say somewhere in the first half of the fourth season from a few details that the sisters mention. Don't ask me to give you exact episodes though because I can't.

I didn't know that there were Charmed comic books, so finding this one on NetGalley was a very nice surprise. It was also a plus that the cover art is so beautiful. You can easily recognise each of the three Charmed ones and there's also a mysterious demon and the Book of Shadows. The artist even got Paige's paleness compared to the other two sisters right. Unfortunately, this doesn't translate to the rest of the comic book. I found it quite hard to see which one was Paige and which one was Phoebe. Piper is the easiest to spot and in some scenes and it was only because of the length of her hair. It's not a huge issue, but it made me have to pay close attention to their clothing to figure out who was saying what, which sometimes distracted from the plot.

About the plot, it did start as something very mysterious and intriguing, but the more pages I read, the less interested in it I was. The problem I found is that the mystery doesn't is not too well paced. Also, this comic book suffered from not having too many pages. It's not objectively short compared to other comic books of different tv shows, but the story wasn't well distributed among all the pages. It feels as if the introduction is huge and the end very short, which affected the suspense. Cutting some of the side plots, such as Phoebe's work problems, and devoting this space to building a stronger ending might have been better.

All in all, an ok-ish comic book, but I hope that there are better ones.
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review 2017-09-15 13:33
Charming Read
Charmed Fates: A Paranormal Mpreg Gay Romance (The Omega Date Diaries) - Odin Nightshade

Charmed Fates is certainly an appropriate name for this newest addition to the Omega Date Diaries. This opposites attract story is both charming and sweet. Indigo has an innocence about him that is oh, so endearing and Aaron is quite the skeptic, but still a likable character. The book is well-written and entertaining. It is a quick read, but there's no shortage of story here as Indigo and Aaron find themselves thrown together, again and again, by an uncanny set of coincidences. While there is some blush worthy steam, this one has a bit more on the sweet romance side than others in the series, but it's just as good and this pair is so good together in spite of their differences. It is part of a series, but each book is a standalone, the only connection being the Omega Date app. All in all, Nightshade has given us another delightful Alpha/Omega tale. 

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review 2017-07-28 16:58
I continue to be drawn in by beautiful cover art
The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle - Janet Fox

The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle by Janet Fox is another prime example of an eye-catching cover which I couldn't resist. It evokes a certain gothic mysteriousness which I'm happy to say was delivered. From the very beginning,  the reader is launched into a tale of magic, wickedness, desperation, and all-consuming power. The story follows a family of children who are sent to stay at an estate in the country during the Blitz of WWII. However, all is not what it seems at this country school as the oldest daughter, Kate, quickly realizes after meeting the lady of the house. Much of the drama is tied to a chatelaine (a chain decorated with different items used around a house and usually worn by the woman in charge of the household affairs) worn by this woman. There are a lot of different threads to follow in this narrative which made it a little challenging to follow at times. The reader is sent back in time to follow this woman's history and then suddenly we're back with Kate in the present. That was a bit jarring but easily overcome. I'd say that the book's biggest strength was its originality in using magical artifacts of an unusual sort (I don't want to give it away entirely). If you are a fan of boarding school mysteries with a healthy heaping of dark magic then you'll most likely enjoy this book. It's a 6/10 for me but it would have been higher if the narrative thread had been a bit tighter.

 

I mean how could I have turned down this cover?!

 

Source: Amazon

 

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review 2017-07-28 08:05
Virtual Tour w/Review - Lucky Charmed
  
 
It seems he and Carmen are at each other’s throats one minute—
and on each other’s lips the next. Someone’s gotta give . . .
 
 
LUCKY CHARMED
Charmed in Texas #2
Sharla Lovelace
Releasing July 18th, 2017
Lyrical Shine
 
 
Carmen Frost hates honey. And bees. And in her hometown of Charmed, Texas, which practically invented the stuff, that’s a problem. The good news is that the summer Honey Festival is finally over. Even better, so is the annual Lucky Hart carnival, a road show that made off with her dreams years ago—including the boy she loved. Now she’s got a divorce behind her, and a successful law career in front of her, but in a tiny town, big memories die hard. Or they don’t die at all—as Carmen discovers when she runs into an all too familiar pair of eyes—older, wiser, and just as heart-melting as ever . . .

 

Sully Hart has had enough of the nomad lifestyle. Travelling with his father’s carnival gave him adventures, but it cost him much more. Now he’s home to stay, contracted to create an entertainment complex in Charmed. He wants roots, a house with a yard and all the mundane pleasures that go with it. But the girl he loved has become a woman who still wants freedom. Can she still want him? It seems he and Carmen are at each other’s throats one minute—and on each other’s lips the next. Someone’s gotta give . . .
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sharla Lovelace is the bestselling, award-winning author of sexy small-town love stories. Being a Texas girl through and through, she’s proud to say she lives in Southeast Texas with her retired husband, a tricked-out golf cart, and two crazy dogs. She is the author of five stand-alone novels including the bestselling Don’t Let Go, the exciting Heart Of The Storm series, and the fun and sexy new Charmed in Texas series. For more about Sharla's books, visit her website, and keep up with all her new book releases easily by subscribing to her newsletter. She loves keeping up with her readers, and you can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
 
 
 
 
 
 

A tattoo peeked out from his muscle, under a shirt sleeve. The tattoo. Shit. It was all I could do not to run my thumb across my left breast where its clone resided.

 

My mouth went dry as all kinds of confusion exploded in my head. Keep it together. Don’t show weakness. He left you.

 

He left you.

 

A calm washed over me and all my strength as a professional business woman, as just a woman who’d been through and seen a few things, came back and held me up. What did it matter that the love of my life, the man that shattered me into a million pieces in a stadium parking lot was standing in front of me fifteen years later looking good enough to lick from head to toe?

 

 

I was better than that.

 

 

 

 

Lucky Charmed (Charmed in Texas, #2)Lucky Charmed by Sharla Lovelace
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is book is #2, in the Charmed In Texas series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. For reader understanding and enjoyment of the series, I recommend reading this in order.

Sullivan AKA Sully has a past with Carmen. A past that brings him back and thinking of a future. When she sees him again, however, there are doubts that will happen.

Carmen is not big on her hometown. She has wanted to be long gone. She has ties here that keep her coming back. Her friends, family, and yes even her heart.

This series is just hot! The characters have great banter, and the heat seems to be turned up on high. I love the sparks that sizzle and nearly jump off the page. Second chance romance always seems to be hotter than the simple. I cannot wait for the next book in the series.


***This early copy was given in exchange for an honest review, by Netgalley and its publishers.

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