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review 2017-03-26 08:05
Reboot Tour - Pier 70

Thats right!

 

The Nicole Edwards Pier 70 series has a SEXY NEW look!!! 

 

Why? 

 

Because the final book is almost here! 

 

And we are celebrating the completion of this HOT M/M series with some FIRE!

 

If you haven't started this sereis yet, you have plenty of time to read the first three books before the final book hits your eReader on March 28th
 
Are you ready to see the new covers and re-explore The Pier 70 Series?
 
 
BOOK 1 - RECKLESS
 
 
 
 
Reckless (Pier 70, #1)Reckless by Nicole Edwards
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Gannon Burgess met Cam Strickland when he and his assistant walked into Cam's place of business. They wanted to hire a boat to go out for a couple hours team building. Gannon and Cam are attracted from the first look.

Gannon has not cared to have a personal life in some time. He has been busy with his company and getting out top level video games to the market. Most love interests cannot compete with that, nor do they wish to. Owning your own business takes more time than most people think. Then he meets Cam, and his priorities start to shift. He wants to spend all his time with him.

Cam feels the same way. He owns a business with his partners that takes just about every day to run. With very little time off, he has not had an interest in a long term partner. He does not mind playing the field. After meeting Gannon, that all changes.

I loved this start to the new Pier 70 series. It has something for everyone. I loved the characters warmth, dedication to their jobs, friends and each other. I loved just about everything about it. I do not want to spoil the book for you - but the HEA in this one jut made me feel darn good!


***This ARC copy was given in exchange for an honest review.

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BOOK 2 - FEARLESS
 
 
 
Fearless (Pier 70, #2)Fearless by Nicole Edwards
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is book # 2 in the Pier 70 series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. If you plan to read the series, however, read it in order. There are spoilers in later books.

Noah and Dare have known one another from their younger years. They were a couple once upon a time. Before the break up, that is.

Dare is setup at the wedding of a friend. To his surprise, Noah is the man he is set up with. He cannot escape from him or his feelings on this ship.

Can they get over the past and find one another again? This is a great story of love and loss. I found it very compelling. The characters were fun and the book has a lot of heat.


***This ARC copy was given in exchange for an honest review.

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BOOK 3 - SPEECHLESS
 
 
 
Speechless (Pier 70, #3)Speechless by Nicole Edwards
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is the 3rd book in the Pier 70 series. The Pier 70 boys are back! You can read this book as a standalone novel. It will however, have spoilers from previous books if they were not read in order. As always, I recommend reading series book in the order intended for reader enjoyment and understanding.

Hudson and Teague work together and see each other most every day. Lately, the tension between the two could be cut with a knife. Could it be there is more going on in the shop then just repairs?

Teague has a hard time trusting. He also does not believe that anyone could love him. His own parents didn't. When Hudson and their friends try to convince him of his worth.... will he take the time to listen?

Such a sincere and sweet book with some serious HOT inside! This is a great story that winds you up and gets you going. Hudson and Teague are great together!


***This ARC copy was given in exchange for an honest review.

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AND COMING MARCH 28th, 2017....
 
 

HARMLESS!

 

 The final book in this HOT MM Romance!

 
 

 
 
 
Harmless (Pier 70, #4)Harmless by Nicole Edwards
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is book #4, in the Pier 70 series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. For reader enjoyment and understanding, without the spoilers, I recommend reading in order.

Roan has a past with Colton AKA Seg, a past he wants no one to know about. Aside from the pain and humiliation it brings, it could be detrimental to Colton's career. Roan knows that nothing short of a miracle would change things. He also knows he has too much on his plate now to look back.

Colton has never wanted anything the way he wants just a chance of a future with Roan. One that does not seem to be mutual. Can he change the man's mind before it's too late?

There is so much to this story. I was eagerly turning pages. This book has rich characters with serious heart. The story also calls for some heat. Really good read with characters you can enjoy again and again. This will be one I add to my permanent shelf.


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review 2016-06-18 17:56
Undead Teenagers in Texas: Reboot | Review
Reboot - Amy Tintera,Khristine Hvam,HarperAudio

A YA SciFi Dystopia that defied my first impression

 

Five years ago, Wren Connolly was shot three times in the chest. After 178 minutes, she came back as a Reboot: stronger, faster, able to heal, and less emotional. The longer Reboots are dead, the less human they are when they return. Wren 178 is the deadliest Reboot in the Republic of Texas. Now 17 years old, she serves as a soldier for HARC (Human Advancement and Repopulation Corporation)

 

Wren's favorite part of the job is training new Reboots, but her latest newbie - Callum Reyes - is the worst she's ever seen. As a 22, Callum is practically human. His reflexes are too slow, he's always asking questions, and his ever-present smile is freaking her out. Yet, he's still her newbie. When Callum refuses to follow an order, Wren is given one last chance to get him in line - or she'll have to eliminate him. Wren has never disobeyed before and knows that if she does, she'll be eliminated, too. But she has also never felt as alive as she does around Callum.

 

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Source: I purchased this book myself from Downpour.com

 

BOOK DETAILS:

Reboot by Amy Tintera, read by Khristine Hvam, published by HarperAudio (2013) / Length: 8 hrs 42 min

 

SERIES INFO:

This is Book #1 of the Reboot duology. Book #2, Rebel, is already out and also available on audio.

 

SUMMARY:

The first time I read this book, I liked it OK but didn't plan to buy it (I had borrowed a Kindle copy from the library). However, I just kept thinking about it. So, I decided to borrow the audio version. I liked it even more this time, and ended up decided it was something I would re-listen to (my criteria for purchase).

 

I'm not 100% sure why it stuck with me. Wren is a great protagonist, despite being the currently typical "physically kickbutt and emotionally stunted" heroine. And I like that she is actually fine being where and what she is. Callum isn't your typical YA hero, which is nice; and he's got guts and convictions.

 

I am tagging this with Diversity, since Callum is Hispanic (although it is never a plot point) and Wren has disfiguring scars.

 

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review 2016-05-26 02:26
Review: The Reboot with Joe Juice Diet Cookbook by Joe Cross
The Reboot with Joe Juice Diet Cookbook: Juice, Smoothie, and Plant-powered Recipes Inspired by the Hit Documentary Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead - Joe Cross

Published by: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 9781626341371

Source: Netgalley

Rating: 5*

Synopsis:
Since releasing his documentary, Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead, in 2010--which became a worldwide sensation--Joe Cross has become a tireless advocate for the power of juicing. The Reboot with Joe Juice Diet brings us his story of overcoming obesity, poor health, and bad habits and presents success stories from others whose lives he has touched.

Cross--who lost a hundred pounds and discontinued all his medications by following his own plan--walks the reader through his life before juicing, candidly sharing his self-defeating attitude toward food and fitness.

The Reboot with Joe Juice Diet Cookbook, the sequel to The Reboot with Joe Juice Diet, provides readers with more plant-powered recipes that they can use with the Reboot Juice Diet plans or any time for a healthy meal along with juicing and cooking information and inspiration.

Review:
This cookbook is one of the most comprehensive of its kind that I've come across. The sheer attention to detail is superb - alongside each recipe for a juice, smoothie, salad, soup or cooked meal is the nutritional breakdown and a list of medical conditions that may be helped. There are instructions on how to make a juice, including specific guidance on how to juice just about every fruit and vegetable known to man. There are also details on the best way to store juices, buying produce and how to prepare/cook it, and suitable individual fruits/vegetables to swap. The juices are colour-coded, making it effortless to substitute one for the other, and there is even a list of suggestions on how to use pulp! Joe Cross really has thought of EVERYTHING! I've been juicing for years and still managed to pick up quite a lot of information. The photos of the juices and meals are clear, giving a comprehensible idea of how the finished recipe should look; judging by my efforts, the photos are pretty true to life.

 

At the back of the book there are some great resources to point you in the right direction post-Reboot. Resources include a list of cookbooks by people such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Dr Joel Fuhrman. There is even some information for your doctor, together with a link to a downloadable PDF which can be printed out, should you want to give your doctor a hard copy. I think this is a really good idea, and something I've not seen in any other similar book (and I've seen quite a lot!). There is also some medical information, and a background on Joe Cross too. The resources section is a nice touch and rounds off this cookbook very nicely.

 

I think this would be an ideal book for those looking to get into juicing, whether to lose weight or improve their health, or both. It contains just about everything you need, from straightforward instructions on how to make a juice, to medical information, and everything in between. The recipes are yummy too!

 

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review 2016-05-22 07:57
The hunt for Thragg and Mark gets a helluva shock
Invincible Volume 22: Reboot - Robert Kirkman

 

 

More unexpected events make this a compulsive read and the title “Reboot?” says a lot. A good single plot dominates the volume and it is well-told and well-illustrated. It's worthwhile reading this and I recommend it to all Invincible fans – and there's more to come, I'm sure.

 

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review 2016-03-15 10:51
Thoughts: Rebel
Rebel - Amy Tintera

Rebel -- Amy Tintera

Book 2 (final) of Reboot duology

 

 

This book was actually (and surprisingly) a whole lot more enjoyable than I had expected it to be... which is a strange expectation since I DID enjoy the first book a lot as well. I guess I was just concerned it would suffer as many a sequel tends to suffer after having a strong first book.

Nonetheless, it wasn't entirely an excellent book, but it was a good conclusion to this duology, and aside from some frustrating tidbits here and there, I found that the book was quite hard to put down once the action started going.


The Story
After escaping the HARC facility in Rosa and rescuing all the Reboots from the Austin facility, Wren and Callum find themselves approaching the Reboot reservation they were told would be a safe haven for them. But things don't turn out the way Wren had imagined. Meeting Micah, the intense leader of the reservation's Reboot population, she finds herself being roped into yet another role as a fighting machine. Despite the adrenaline rush she enjoys from all the action of fighting, Wren has always been a fighting machine because that was all she knew how to do in her Reboot life.

But with Callum as her guide, she finds herself questioning what she has always lived as and setting a new barometer for right and wrong, as opposed to "this is just how life is".

As life continues on in the reservation, HARC is still out there enslaving other Reboots and hunting down others. But the reservation life lead by the insane Micah turns out to be not as ideal as the HARC trained facility Reboots had imagined.


My Thoughts:
It has been at least two years (three?) since I last read Reboot, and despite recalling some things, I'm not entirely sure I remember everything that happened leading up to the book's sequel. One thing is for sure though, and that is that both of our main characters go through a great amount of development in this second book alone.

Wren's development was always a work-in-progress. Callum didn't really have much development in the first book, but his personality was enough that I liked him the way he was created. So, while I may have some conflicting feelings about how certain things were handled in this second book, I found that I DID enjoy watching out two main characters continue to grow throughout this sequel. Wren learns to make her own decisions and see things with ideal morals because of Callum. Callum learns to make HIS own decisions and see things in a less than simplistic black and white way. And the two somehow manage to meet in the middle of their moral compasses.

I think this is what I loved about the main couple in this duology. It also helped that their interactions and their romance turned out quite angst-less, very straight-forward, and easily acceptable. Wren is a bad-ass fighter who gets stuck being looked to as the leader because she's got such a strong presence; however, at the same time, she keeps turning to Callum to offer her guidance on what's right and wrong because she was only ever taught to follow orders and not give them. And so even though Callum isn't much of a fighter himself, he and Wren manage a very in-sync partnership when Callum realizes his potential for being a leader--his penchant for taking charge and planning.

Here are some notes I wrote a little over halfway through the book:
This book started off kind of slow. And there were frustrating parts as well. Mainly my frustration came from Wren's back-and-forth moral compass. Because as the read you KNOW what is right and wrong and you WANT Wren to make the correct, ideal decisions. But as a character, I realize that her development, despite being kind of slow, was quite realistic.

As I'd stated before, Wren was a HARC facility Reboot soldier since she was a child. And as a child Reboot growing up, she was only ever taught to follow orders. As some parts of the book had stated, the second chance at life she was given as a Reboot for HARC was supposedly multiple times better than the life she remembers before her first death as a human. So it's not a long stretch to squeeze her through this little moral dilemma and have her spend so much time deliberating the rights and wrongs of certain acts she witnesses as well as is being asked to commit.

While reading the book, I admit that I was frustrated with her. But thinking back on it, her back-and-forth logical reasoning made a good amount of sense.


Final Thoughts:
Rebel was full of more action and more forward progress than Reboot had had. And I thought it was a nice touch that, by the end of the book, Wren finally commits to her own ideas instead of basing all of her actions on what other people want her to do. Her entire Reboot life had been spent doing HARC's bidding. Then, in the previous book, her actions were based on what she needed to do for Callum. So it's kind of nice that she finds a reason to live for herself, even if it took some time to get there.

As stated in my Reboot review, I DO like the concept of Reboot as a different take on zombies. The story progressed well and the rest of the characters had their own unique, interesting roles, even if they didn't really stand out all that much. The controversy between Humans and Reboots was a good addition in the story to highlight the stereotyping and prejudice of one group versus the other.

Rebel is entertaining, fast-paced, and enjoyable. A great conclusion to an exciting duology.


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Source: anicheungbookabyss.blogspot.com/2016/03/thoughts-rebel.html
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