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review 2017-12-12 18:35
Audio Book Review: Dark Tempest (Red Winter Trilogy #2) By Annette Marie
Dark Tempest - Annette Marie

 

This sequel was amazing! I love how the mythology is playing such a big part in the story with all these powerful beings. I also love how dynamic it's grown because it shines a light on how almost human and petty these, for lack of a better word, "gods" can be for world domination.

 

I like Emi's feisty nature and her quick retorts, but everything seems to come almost miraculously to her. She's also on death's door a lot. Her adventures, or should I say misadventures, move the story along, but it's something that's easy to overdo and I've met my quota for it.

 

Shiro has his true identity revealed in this novel and it was both exciting and devastating. His story is way more tragic than was visible in the first book. At this point, he almost seems to literally have battling personalities inside his head. I'm shipping Emi and Shiro, so it's bittersweet, to say the least.

 

I have a few theories as to how this series will end and I'm hoping I'm wrong on everything. I've never wanted a happy ending for a pair of characters like I want a happy ending for Emi and Shiro, preferably together. 

 

The Audio Book:

 

The narration was great, but I still wish Emily Woo Zeller had a larger overall range of male voices so I could tell everyone apart easier.

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text 2017-12-12 15:24
REVIEW BY HELEN - Single (Love in Seattle #1) by Lindsay Marie Miller
Single - Lindsay Marie Miller

I swear off men for good.
And my knight in shining armor arrives.
Welcome to my life.



Jessica Jacobs is a twenty-two-year-old finance major at the University of Washington, whose brief encounters with blind dating have left her a single, cynical woman. When her best friend, Sara, gets dumped by the love of her life on Valentine's Day, Jessie proposes a pact boycotting all men for the rest of the semester.

But then Jessie meets Graham, a gorgeous, yet respectable gentleman with the body of a Greek god and a heart of gold. Torn between her commitment to the pact and an undeniable attraction towards Graham, Jessie remains guarded and distant, which only makes Graham want her more. As fate intervenes time and time again, Jessie must embrace the inner fear surrounding her heart or risk losing the only man who would never break it.

S.I.N.G.L.E. = Still In Need of a Good Loving Equivalent

 

@Lindsay_MMiller, @XpressoReads, @helen291283, #New_Adult, #Contemporary, #Romance, 5 out of 5 (exceptional)

 

Source: sites.google.com/site/archaeolibrarian/helen/singleloveinseattle1bylindsaymariemiller
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review 2017-12-11 01:14
great story, great characters
Merry Christmas Baby: Rockstar Secret Ba... Merry Christmas Baby: Rockstar Secret Baby Holiday Romance - Marie Cole

Carrie worked at the Historic Liberty Hotel. Carrie had a six year old son named Brent . The day after HS graduation Brent’s father Shawn told Carrie if she really loved him she would let him go explore his dream of making it big in the world of rock and roll. Carrie had let Shawn go even though she still loved him. Six weeks later Carrie found out she was pregnant and kept it to herself. Shawn had made it big his first record went platinum on their son Brent’s birthday. It had been six years and Shawn had never come back. Then Carrie found out the VIP guest at the hotel was actually Shawn but he wasn’t alone. Shawn had agreed to help Tansy as a favor to her publicist but Tansy was living up to her name Hansy Tansy and Shawn couldn’t take the groping anymore. He needed a break. Shawn had the same feeling that haunted him every time he went home and crossed the GA border - carrie Abbott- . Then Shawn recognized Carrie but she acted like he was just another guest. Carrie’s roommate was Connor and Carrie had Connor bring Brent to the hotel as she still had a lot to do for work. Tansy pointed out Carrie’s child maybe Shawns and when Shawn confronts Carrie she admits that Brent us his son.

This was a great novella. A great short second romance story and I loved it. I read it in one sitting. It was short but wasn’t missing anything. I only wish it had been longer. It made me smile at times and choke up at times. I loved the ending. I loved the characters and the ins and outs of this book and I highly recommend.

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text 2017-12-08 15:15
Friday Reads 12.8.2017
Updraft - Fran Wilde
Carnegie's Maid: A Novel - Marie Benedict
On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction - William Knowlton Zinsser
Now That You Mention It: A Novel - Kristan Higgins

Happy Friday everyone!

 

We are expecting some snow tomorrow. Bad weather usually means I get to read all the books.  So I'm looking forward to it. 

 

These are the books I am reading. They are holding my attention, so I am content with my choices. Of note is On Writing Well. I remember reading this book for a writing class YEARS ago and loving it. Reading the first chapters reminded me why. Don't be surprised if you see random quotes from me over the next few days.  

 

I hope everyone enjoys their weekend.  I look forward to reading your reviews.  

 

Happy reading! 

 

 

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review 2017-12-06 23:35
Wild Beauty: Or, the most beautiful, and scary, garden I've ever read about
Wild Beauty - Anna-Marie McLemore

McLemore is one of those rare authors that consistently impresses me with the beauty of her prose. I find myself slowing down and reading her books in small bites, so I can savor the language. The writing in this book matches the cover - the world she has created is bursting with color, both as description and symbolism. The garden of La Pradera comes to life is brilliant detail - you can smell the blossoms, the dirt, and the cooking. Simply put its a feast for the senses captured on the page.

 

The story itself is about love, both romantic and familial. Populated with queer characters, as unique and lovely as their floral namesakes, this is a story about the bonds that pull us apart or closer together. About family. About young love and infatuation. About loss and heartache. Filled with both elation and tears, this is a story that centers on the heart. If you enjoy magical realism, stories filled with emotion and a rich setting, or just want to read something beautiful, this book is not to be missed.

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