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text 2018-06-07 15:59
REVIEW BY DEBBIE - Destiny Collides Past and Present (The Manx Cat Guardians #2) by JP Sayle
Destiny Collides Past and Present (The Manx Cat Guardians #2) - JP Sayle

On the worst day of Stuart Wilson’s life he has a chance encounter with a stranger on a street corner. He finds himself inexplicably drawn from the second their eyes connected. Over the following decade he has never forgotten the brief encounter, or the eyes that have haunted his dreams.


Finding his life has stalled, though successful and financially independent, Stuart feels his life is sadly lacking that one thing everyone wants, love. Making a decision to change, Stuart uproots himself from his life. On the recommendation of a friend he moves to a small island in the Irish Sea, where Stuart’s life takes several unexpected turns and twists when he offers to help his new boss.

Joe King has it all, or so it appeared, until he made a wrong choice which has left him reeling both emotionally and physically. Devastated by the turn of events he seeks refuge with his friend hoping to find some peace and quiet to lick his wounds. What he finds is an unexpected connection to his past that he struggles to accept. The present situation is hindered by a past he wants to escape that will not let go.

Will they find the true happiness Stuart believes can be theirs? Or will the threat from Joe’s past take away what Joe is only starting to realise could be his future, Stuart.

Guardian cats walk this earth, there to protect—if you are fortunate enough to be blessed by the fates. Princess is one such cat. Having found herself in trouble for breaking the rules, Princess believes that being paired with Stuart Wilson as his guardian is her penance. Unbeknown to her that is not the case.
Things turn ugly when Princess steps in to protect Stuart putting her own life at risk causing her new arch enemy Maximillian, an ancient guardian cat to make a decision that has far reaching consequences for them both. Will she accept or fight the changes, only time will tell.

Warning
The content of some of this book is sexually graphic, with the use of explicit language and adult situations involving two/three males. It is only intended for mature adults. There are also some potential triggers of violence and partner abuse.

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text 2018-04-07 15:52
Today's Daily Deal
Paris in the Present Tense - Bronson Pinchot,Mark Helprin

I was on the fence about this one. I've read other books by Helprin and just wasn't sure. But the reviews on Amazon were lyrical and now there is another book in the TBR 'pile.'

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review 2018-01-16 02:19
Paris for One and Other Stories ★☆☆☆☆
Paris for One and Other Stories - Jojo Moyes

Et tu, Jojo?

 

I've found books by Moyes to be light escapist romance-ish fiction, always good for lifting my spirits. So imagine my sense of betrayal to find that she's jumped on the First Person Present Tense bandwagon. 

 

Just say "no", Jojo. Please. 

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review 2018-01-14 05:43
Coyote's Creed (Broken Mirrors #1) by Vaughn R. Demont
Coyote's Creed - Vaughn R. Demont

3.5-ish stars.

 

Warnings: 
Non-romance. There are some smooches, sex, even attempts at "i love you", but - no, not a romance. 
Elements of horror.

One full star off for Present Tense. I find it generally awkward and unnatural, bordering creepy, unless it's tied to the story/characters, like The Silvers, where one of the MCs lives "in the present" and processes everything accordingly.

0.3 stars off for the urn shuffle. The whole business is rather fishy and springs an unhealthy amount of unanswered questions.

 

0.2 stars off for non-american feel. I kept thinking I am in Europe somewhere, no matter how much the author wanted me to believe otherwise.

Anyway, a very entertaining read. Rounding down to 3 (considering the rough beginning) and moving onto book 2.

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review 2018-01-14 05:11
Dive in Silence by Noah Harris
Dive in Silence - Noah Harris

A quick note: The writing is immature and the editing is simply not there. The plot is nothing new except for one bizarre twist in the middle, and that twist is so shocking that while you feel horrified and repulsed you can't stop reading. I personally was mesmerized @.@ (still is - lol).

 

This book is drenched in double-entendres, and the first thing that comes to mind is sex related, since our main character is Josh-the-Jock (NSFW-ish-ish, 18+):

 

- Two boys in the shower, Josh is checking Andrew's penis, while Andrew grabs "golden shower handle".

- "It’s the last swim session before the (frat) party. The last hard Saturday morning set that makes everyone stiff till Monday." Italics are mine. 

 

Several passages left me, not a shy person and not a prude, with my jaw hanging. The level of creativity in some descriptions stunned me. I can safely say I've never read anything like this before.The book is greatly entertaining and certainly memorable. I am adding a star for that.

 

Now, a few silly parts:

 

- Not sure what a werewolf was doing in the swimming pool. Turtle would have made much more sense, but you can't have a wild mind-blowing sex with a turtle. I get that. At least Josh wasn't a werecat, I mean can you imagine? lol

 

- Cream - CREAM - carpet in a fraternity house with 20+ boys. Kid you not! I had to read that paragraph twice.

 

 

- Sex with no lube and no preparation. Poor Andrew, OUCH!

 

- Twenty year old students are drinking beer - not shocking. What shocking is that the frat house is well stocked on wine, beer and food. Like real food, not pizza or ramen noodles. There is a wine and food cellar. How well off are these boy-students? Where is this University? O.o I want to know which country this is!

 

***

 

Bottom line: if you are into weird and bizarre things (like PL Nunn weird and bizarre), if you can put up with bad editing and if you are willing to laugh with the characters instead of at them, you might find this story not so horrible. Although even good humor might not save you from the shock of a mind blowing werewolf sex-scene ;)

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