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quote 2017-09-26 06:22
´I suppose if you love someone, you don´t stop them doing the things that make them happy.´ page 284
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text 2017-09-26 03:40
Reading progress update: I've listened 30 out of 704 minutes.
The Hate U Give - Angie Thomas,HarperAudio,Bahni Turpin

We have a winner for my new audiobook!!!  Finished the first chapter and I'm hooked (even though I know that tragedy is just about to strike).

 

Not quite sure how to fit The Hate U Give into Halloween Bingo.

 

The most obvious match is for

 

Which is nicely placed on my card.  But I think it could also fit 

 

 

 

My first hesitation is that Murder Most Foul breaks the pattern I was following (and it's an easy square to fill).

 

My second hesitation is that I'd originally earmarked Diverse Voices for

 

Songs of Willow Frost - Jamie Ford 

 

While Songs of Willow Frost doesn't really fit the Halloween Categories, I'm hoping to have it read by mid-October for a book discussion at my local library. I absolutely loved Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, so I'm apprehensive about starting this, especially as the reviews are mixed. 

 

I wonder if Songs of Willow Frost can fit the Amateur Sleuth square?  Might have to read it to find out.

 

 

 

 

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review 2017-09-26 00:33
Even with romance thrown in, fishing just doesn't do it for me...
Breaking the Ice (States of Love) - Tali Spencer
Tag Team Review with Sara!

3.5 HEARTS
--Ice Fishing.



I knew of it, but this book is definitely an ode to the sport.

Let me tell you something. I'm the least sports appreciating person you might meet. And sadly, I'm surrounded by the sports people. My BFF is a fisherwoman. Like she takes joy in sitting around with live bait and catching fish any free time she can. Do I join her? Fuck no! I tune out the moment she mentions bait. So I took my fishing non-love to this book, it seems.

This book is a lot about the appreciation and dedication of the sport in a icy tundra of a Wisconsin town. That's the major selling point of this book.

Matt Wasko is small, college educated, out and proud, grandson of a revered family in his small town and works an office job in a factory. His co-workers and Matt bowl together and against each other on two teams. And other the other team is Matt's love interest, John Lutz. Lutz's team has a bunch of homophobic jerks and Lutz does nothing to shut those guys up. He joins in the lame jokes or laughs.

Matt can't stand them especially that good looking Lutz. Thankfully, he had a two week vacation away from the job and with his beloved frozen lake Winnebago. When Lutz shows up to his icy piece of heaven, it seems like Matt can't catch a break.

At the core of things, Matt is a good guy. And he can't be an asshole to anyone... even his nemesis. The thing is John isn't a bad guy, he makes poor choices and follows the crowd, so no one knows how deep he's in the closet.

The two make nice on the ice and discover shared geeky interests. But they also are attracted to each other. The romance part was cute. I thought the epilogue was a bit soon just because we don't get to spend as much time with the couple as we did with Matt. There is some hotness dropped in there. *coughs*intercrural *coughs*rimming *coughs*

The guys were cute. Lutz pulls his head out of his ass. Wasko was adorably snarky. I liked them (okay, I liked Wasko a little more) But the klutzy wooing was cute. Thank goodness, we get dual POV.

Overall, the love story is the love of Wisconsin. Never been to the state, but it read authentic.

And who doesn't love unicorn name dropping?



Recommended to readers who enjoy the ice fishing sport (or want to learn as this is chock full of info).



A copy provided for an honest review.
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review 2017-09-26 00:30
Fluffy crack + amnesia trope = I'm reading!
Forgotten Paradise (Dreamspun Desires Book 32) - Shira Anthony

3.75 Stars-- Amnesia trope, vacay in the DR and cracky fluff? I'm all over it!



Shira Anthony's Forgotten Paradise is all about twenty-something ginger businessman Adam and thirty-something scuba instructor Jonah. Set in the Dominican Republic (for the first half), they meet while Jonah is working and Adam is lost at the resort on a forced vacation. Adam's family business which he was instrumental in saving, is being hounded by a Silicon Valley giant. He needed to destress.

And why not with the hunky diva instructor, Jonah? Jonah and Adam circle around their obvious attraction for a week. But Jonah has a past he can't remember due to having amnesia for 10 years! Something about Adam triggers his memories and then there are twists and turns!

The story was kind of staid until 40%. A lot of diving descriptions, some Dominican food descriptions (the food is amazing I can attest) and the men aren't heating it up, though it's obvious they get one another.

Once Jonah's identity was revealed, I was invested and breezed through the 50-ish%.

Amnesia tropes are my fave of mine. I liked the author's take on it. Jonah not only learned about his past self, he also grew as a person. There is a little mystery and a second plot twist I was surprised about (view spoiler)

This story has the max Dreamspun Desires sex scenes and it was nice, passionate.

I'm happy with the fluffy HEA and the epilogue was fitting for the fluffy feels the story gave. (It read like a Lifetime movie - comfort type of fluffy read)



Overall, a good addition to the house line.

P.S. (Anthony's first Dreamspun is in my top faves of the line: First Comes Marriage - features a GINGER billionaire!)

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text 2017-09-25 17:54
BLOG TOUR, REVIEW & #GIVEAWAY - Perfect Love (Perfect #2) by Amanda Cowen
Perfect Love - Amanda Cowen
The story that started with PERFECT SENSE continues…

Cash Brooks held a secret from Quinn that destroyed any chance they had at a happy ending.
 
Everything she believed their relationship to be was a lie.
 
Quinn left heartbroken for Harvard, unable to stop loving him even though she knew his past ruined any chance they had at a future.
 
Now, she’s in Boston completing her MBA and learning to move on without the only man she ever loved. Starting over isn’t easy… especially when an unlikely circumstance pulls her into Cash’s world once again. The truth will come out, hearts will be broken, and Cash will have to battle the mistakes from his past and fight for a second chance to be with the woman he loves.
 
Their love isn’t perfect, but will it be enough for Quinn to learn to trust him again? Or will the burden and mistakes from his past keep them apart forever?

 

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Source: archaeolibrarianologist.blogspot.de/2017/09/blog-tour-review-giveaway-perfect-love.html
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