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review 2019-11-21 00:58
Off Limits
Off Limits - Clare Connelly

I generally don't like boss/employee romance because of the power differential, I picked this up thinking that this could be different.  Yeah, not really.  What kept me reading was the writing; I really liked the author's writing style.  I really, really wanted Gemma to quit and sue for sexual harassment.  Because it 100% was.  Jack just took everything to a whole different level and I didn't like him.  At all.  Asshole.

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review 2019-11-21 00:52
Laid Bare
Laid Bare - Lauren Dane

This started out as a nice, very spicy second chance love story. I liked Erin and found her to be relate-able and very open in regards to what she liked. I liked her brothers and appreciated how they were not overbearing assholes. I was less impressed with Todd and his inability to communicate his desires ('cause, ya know it's dirty!).
I knew there was going to be a 3rd party from the synopsis on the back of the book. While I liked Ben as a character, I didn't like him as the third party with Erin and Todd. I just didn't like this as much once he got involved. I did like that they were open about relationship with families.
Romance-opoly: Erotic Eaves

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review 2019-11-21 00:35
4 Out Of 5 STARS for The Weight of This World by David Joy
The Weight of This World - David Joy

FEATURING

 
Harsh Living
Drug Dependency
Meth-Amphetamines 
PTSD
Gritty Realistic Fiction
Poignant & Brutal
TW: Dog Violence


With Audio Performed by Macleod Andrews
 
 
 
LINK TO SYNOPSIS (AUTHOR'S WEBSITE)
 
 

MY RATING⇢ 4 STARS | GRADE B+



 
 

 

MY THOUGHTS

 
Another bleak disheartening look at the harsh life you may get if you go down the road with drugs.  The drug of choice for this story is Meth.  Why anyone would choose to do this drug in the first place is beyond me...but for some, maybe it is beyond them...almost as if it chooses them instead of the other way around.  The book portrays how circumstances beyond control can set one down a path that no one should ever have to go down.  The story itself is superbly written, and it reminded me of Winter's Bone with the atmosphere that was set. 
 
Narration by Macleod Andrews is well performed...and I haven't listened to anything by him that I didn't enjoy, actually.  Overall, The Weight of This World is a gripping story despite some lagginess and that one particular element of the story that left me really sad...seriously, you didn't have to kill the dog off, dude...RIP Loretta Lynn.
 
 
 
 
 

THE BREAKDOWN⇢  

 
Plot⇢ 4/5
Narration Performance 4.5/5
Characters 4/5
The Feels 3.5/5
Pacing 4.2/5
Addictiveness 4.3/5
Theme or Tone 4/5
Flow (Writing Style) 4/5
Backdrop (World Building) 4.3/5
Originality 4/5
Ending 3.8/5
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Book Cover It's quite striking...the nastiness of the trailer is quite vivid.
Setting Little Canada, North Carolina (The Mountains)
Source Libby Audiobook (Library)
Length 7 hours, 37 minutes.

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review 2019-11-20 19:07
Fan Cast: Strawberries and Creme Murder by Susan Gillard
Strawberries & Crème Murder - Susan Gillard

Heather Janke - Jenna Fischer

Amy Givens - Angela Kinsey

Ryan Shepherd - Sam Witwer

Maricela - Cote de Pablo

Michelle - Jillian Bell

William "Billy" Fordyce III - Caleb Landry Jones

Carolyn Fordyce - Diane Lane

 

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review 2019-11-20 17:40
Shame On Me For Waiting So Long To Share – Gideon by Alex Gordon @alexgordon36
Gideon - Alex Gordon

I have made a huge dent in back reviews that have been sitting, waiting…and waiting. I am close to reaching my goal for this year, the first round through my notebooks and review list. I won’t get everything done, but I am happy with the challenge and my progress.

 

I read Gideon on 6.2.16 and gave it a 5 star rating for this debut thriller. I love Alex Gordon’s work and can only imagine how far Alex Gordon will go in her career. I plan on being around to see.

 

Gideon (Lauren Reardon #1)

Amazon / Goodreads

 

MY REVIEW

 

Lauren’s fate is sealed with the death of her father. He tried to protect her, but the lure for answers about death and danger surrounding her beckons her to Gideon, where He waits.

 

Alex Gordon”s story takes us from Seattle, Washington, to Gideon, Illinois.

Gideon was a crossroads for evil.

 

HE is surrounded by woods and darkness, where the dead don’t stay dead. Have I hooked you yet?

 

The town’s people job was to keep the darkness from crossing over.

 

Could Lauren be the one to stop HIM for good? Would innocence and naivety in the ways of evil and magic win out?

 

From the 1800s and burning at the stake to cell phones, potions and spells, evil rises and good does it’s best to prevail.

 

Both good and evil characters will die, so be careful who you get attached to and be prepared to grieve for the characters taken before their time.

 

I was a bit slow to get involved, but once Lauren traveled to Gideon, I found the pace picking up and my need to know what happens next rising to such a high level I found it hard to put the book down.

 

BUT…the story is not over and I am so happy to have Book II, Jericho, here at my side, ready to crack open and see what challenge faces Lauren next. I wrote that in my notes, but I reviewed Jericho before Gideon. Don’t ask me why, because I don’t know. LOL

 

Gideon wraps up the story in a great way and I feel it can stand alone, but I rated Jericho 5 stars, so I think ,once you begin, you would have to know more.

 

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Gideon by Alex Gordon.

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos5 Stars

 

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MY REVIEWS FOR ALEX GORDON

 

Jericho

 

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