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review 2020-04-24 03:56
CHILI TO DIE FOR by Lilly York
Chili to Die For (A Willow Crier Cozy Mystery Book 1) (Willow Crier Cozy Mysteries) - Lilly York
Willow competes in a chili competition and one of the judges drops dead into her bowl of chili.  Now Willow is determined to find the killer since everyone is looking at her as the murderer.
 
I enjoyed this tale.  I liked the characters especially Willow and her daughter Emery as well as the Chief of Police.  The world building is good.  The mystery is believable but I am surprised that the chief allowed Willow to investigate along with him.  That's where my disbelief kicked in.  But this is good escapist relief from the COVID-19 news.  I look forward to the rest of the series.
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review 2020-04-08 01:36
Screw (Hell's Handlers MC #8; No Prisoners MC) - Lilly Atlas

What and awesome story this was as it was so emotional that it brought me to tears.The love triangle was awesome we loved the characters all of them broken in some way yet, perfect for their poly-relationship giving the men the best of both worlds and Jazz she got something that she was needing from both of them that lend-ed to her healing.

I always loved Jazz she was already and interesting character but, once reading her story my heart just broke for everything she endured and not knowing how she survived it all emotionally. Props to Jazz for being so strong as she was always strong and beautiful and we loved that the men in her life saw that and no matter the horror that scars left on the inside as well as out.

Screw was one messed up dude emotional scarred and scared and once threatened emotionally in anyway he struck out against those in the only way he new to defend himself.We loved the broken man to pieces as we saw through all his bs but, with Jazz in his life as well as Gumby he too was healing as both had something to give him that no just one person could provide what he needed physically as well as emotionally.What we loved most about Screw was how open he was with his own sexuality and his f***-off attitude he had for others who didn't approve but, we loved that his brothers couldn't care less and even teased him about his conquests but, for Jazz things were working to her advantage as she had feelings for to men and was unable to choose between them.

Gumby was a love-able character just like the rest of them but, between the three he was the most emotionally scarred and his hangups could be his undoing you understand why this man feels the way he does considering his upbringing but, unless he deals with his personal demons he might lose the loves of his life.My heart went out to this man time and time again but, I wanted to smack him more often than not to wake up and see whats right it front of you before its to late.

Overall we loved it and we would could go on and on for sometime telling you about all the things we loved about this story it was just that amazing!Lilly never disappoints us and she makes it so easy for us to fall in love with her characters and even though we love the characters of this entire series and my heart broke and melted for Jigsaw and Izzy's story but, Screw & Jazzy & Gumby's story moved into the top number one spot for my favorite in this series .We loved that the No Prisoners MC and its character's graced the pages of this current tale as we love those guys as well and that Ms. Atlas created a bit of a dilemma with Gumby belonging to another MC but, lucky for us they are one cool club and love nothing more then seeing their brothers find the love and happiness they all deserve.

Final thoughts we be that this tri worked for all parties involved and if push came to shove and a decision to choose could have between made but, in the long run something would always be missing from ones life to make that one person truly happy and fulfilled in all ways possible.This author has done it yet again!What and amazing emotional tale with a whole lot of complications and more than a few twists and turns along the way.For us we think each and every time this author puts a pen to page her stories just get better and better and each and every time manages to bring me to tears.

This story and its character's will not be easily forgotten and we can tell you right now this one will be a constant re-read we have in our library.

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review 2020-04-05 14:02
Snow White & Rose Red: The Curse of the Huntsman
Snow White and Rose Red: The Curse of the Huntsman - Lilly Fang

by Lily Fang

 

This is a slightly cringe-worthy story about Snow White and Rose Red as magicians sent to a rich kingdom to investigate the sleeping spell on Sleeping Beauty and find a cure.

 

To be fair, on the technical side, if I were an English teacher grading this on spelling, grammar, punctuation and sentence structure, I would have to give it an 'A'. My issue is with the characters and plot.

 

The character traits could have worked well in a YA story with original names. Rose Red is a skilled fighter and that appeals to a lot of YA readers. However, superimposed onto fairytale figures just doesn't work for me.

 

Similar with the plot, it might have worked without the fairytale connection, even with a nod to the sleeping spell on Aurora. For me, well, I wouldn't have finished it if I weren't reading it for a challenge.

 

It might work well for someone else. Those whose reading tastes run to Hunger Games and that sort of thing. It definitely wasn't for me.

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review 2020-01-20 23:06
a bit heavy handed
Lilly and Her Unicorn Doll: The Importance of Learning - Aaron Chandler

It's a bit heavy handed with the message, but it is sweet and the illustrations are nice.

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review 2019-09-29 23:01
Kindle Freebie Children's Books round up
Lilly and Her Unicorn Doll - Aaron Chandler,Vuttipat J
Good Night Little Unicorn - Emily Dash
Santa's Dog - JoAnn Sky,Ed Koehler

Picked these up when they were offered for free.

 

The Unicorn Doll one is one of those lesson books and the artwork is far better than the plot.

 

Good Night Little Unicorn is interesting because while it features an princess who is an owl, it is quite clear that the owl is a poc.  Which I know sounds strange, but sometimes in animal books  the animal is coded a certain way.  It was nice to see poc instead of white.  Tonya is smart, and her parents are loving.  Its  a good book.

 

Santa's Dog is sweet and a good Christmas story.

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