Cuckoo was good, a light thriller with a slightly dark edge. Although it didn’t blow me away, I enjoyed it none the less.
The fairy tale twist was brilliant; a story within a story was a brain twister. I liked that a lot.
Desert Rose held me captive from the very first page. It’s hard to believe this is indeed a debut novel. K.Moore sets the scene perfectly as we see the devastation unfold from the abduction of Jennifer’s daughter and the aftermath that follows.
Being in a foreign country and at the mercy of a culture where women don’t hold the same rights, is just the beginning of her ongoing struggle to get answers regarding the abduction. A husband she thought she knew, now becoming a stranger and her son being forced to grow up sooner than he should have to.
I’ve had the pleasure of reading some of Kats poetry which is powerful in its own right. And her first novel For Now, which I enjoyed but With this Lie is easily my favourite of the two.
Somewhere Between Us, did not disappoint, after a year of waiting Holly manages to deliver this little beauty with the softer side of her writing style.
Cameron and Jeremy are an unlikely pair from the beginning. This story evolves with just the right amount of angst and builds up, in all the right places. It flits between past and present.
Sometimes you can love someone, but it isn’t the right time. Honestly, I think this was the case with these two. Both Jeremy and Cam needed the ten years of separation to learn and to grow, to have a greater understanding of themselves and love.
Whiskey and Wine is a sweet and heartfelt story. I loved the dynamics between Ellie and Dean, he pulls while she pushes. And if I’m honest, I’ve been left with a little bit of a book crush where Dean is concerned.
The Reason was such a lovely read. And for anyone out there uncertain if this will be your cup of tea. I think like myself; you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
Lily and her husband have to come to terms that their marriage is over.
Wanting to make their separation as amicable as possible for them and their children, but due to unexpected circumstances, they end up having to put this on hold. Although they are still living together, they are living separate lives except for co-parenting.
When Lily first meets Casey over the counter where he works, at first it’s a smile here or an acknowledgment there.
All My Truths & One Lie isn’t like any of the other books I’ve previously read by Fabiola. This one is more weighted with inner struggles and emotional breakthroughs. And in my opinion, it’s her strongest one to date. Read More
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Kat set out to evoke all the feels and this collection of poems does exactly that.
As intended this read will make you uncomfortable. It’s short but sharp and cuts you deep, right down to the very bone.
This is one of those books which keeps you invested until the very end. It spans over a decade with brief encounters between Nathaniel and Presley. Their chemistry is volatile at best and Nate doesn’t miss a beat when it comes to winding up Presley. He loves nothing more than calling her Princess. Read More
Jordan is every bit as tenacious as she ever was. The young mohiri warrior is even more fearless, she takes risks and is passionate in her pursuits. Until Hamid comes back into the picture. Read More
I was absolutely enthralled by Verity. And I didn’t even need to read the synopsis. I mean why would I? Not when it’s by an author I already love. But also not her usual genre. I knew I was going to one click. And I’m so bloody glad I did. Read More
When Cat and Lawrence are brought back together after almost a decade, it soon becomes evident their feelings for one another are still as raw as ever. But Cat is now with Steven, and he is everything she wants on paper. Read More
I had absolutely no idea what to expect when I purchased this book. I didn’t read the synopsis as it was recommended by some book friends. So I snapped it up for a bargain price and it has been waiting for me on my bookshelf ever since. I finally decided to pick it up last week and glad I did. My reading has been fractured lately, and this was a pleasant surprise. Read More
I liked this book but sadly I didn’t love it. I did, however, love the concept. It was just a shame certain parts pulled me out of the story at times. I can’t quite put my finger on it, maybe the author was trying too hard to say too much. I think sometimes less is more. Read More
It’s refreshing and liberating to see the invisible made visible. Both enlightening and captivating, this is a story of first and foremost self-discovery.
Told in three parts, over the course of fifteen years, from the time of Brice’s diagnosis, of falling in love, loss and acceptance. Read More
Mud Vein is a go-to re-read for me. Each time it hits me harder than the last. Everything about this story pulls me in, slowly at first and then all-consuming. Read More
I wish I had the ability to articulate just how much I loved this book but I don’t want to give anything away!
Captivating and poignant. A style, which is both powerful and sharp. Keeping your heart beating just a little bit faster, as you become engrossed in the nostalgia of it all. Read More
It kind of reminded me of the film Fallen, with Denzel Washington, and yet it was different in so many ways. Read More
It’s everything I look for in a thriller, and this was so much more. Read More
I’m so on the fence with this book…did it blow me away? No, but it has left me with questions, lots of unanswered questions, and that’s a good thing right? Read More
I was pleasantly surprised with this read considering I had no expectations going in, I just knew I wanted to read it before seeing the film. (Which I haven’t yet…but I will.) Read More
But did I pick this up to read at the right time, heck yes I did!
Although this one touches on experiences of a much more sensitive nature, it was a relaxing read.
And yes I will read the next one in the series too! Read More
This is a good book for daytime reading and relaxing with a cup of tea.
I’ve read the blue series and this is different venturing into new territory away from the Casino and into the driving range.
This series follows the Cade brothers who are either high strung, moody, cocky or unassuming, but one thing is for sure under all that bravado all it will take is for the love of a good woman to turn the bad boys good. Read More
A Second chance romance, and another lovely read by Fabiola Francisco.
This is a story about two people who lost their way, but time and distance never diminished their feelings toward one another, whether they wanted to admit it or not. Hunter never truly gave up on Kenzie, and no matter how far away Kenzie was, or how hard she tried, she could never forget about her feelings toward Hunter completely. Read More
Well tickle me pink, if you have any apprehension about not enjoying Jackal as much as Folsom, I can assure you both books are equally brilliant in their own right. They are so relatable to the individual end men you can’t help but love Jackal as much, or if not more than Folsom. There I said it! Read More
This was my first attempt of listening to an audio book, but to be honest I’m still not sure if audio is really for me, it kind of feels like cheating in a way, but none the less I am still a fan of this classic.
It’s the morning after, and I am a train reck. A dystopian novel so powerfully brilliant, where the lines blur between reality, and fiction. It’s not like anything I expected, it’s unique, relevant, passionate, and raw.
This is the third book in the Rebel Desire series, and can easily be read as a stand-alone or in sequence. Read More
Sometimes in life we build barriers and put up walls to protect ourselves from the world around us.
It’s easier to have control when there is a mutual understanding that long term, and intimacy is simply not an option.
Talk about a magnificent book hangover.
It’s hard to believe this novel is indeed the work of a Debut Author, without a doubt this is one of the best books I’ve read to date.
“Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration from Elizabeth Gilbert’s books for years. Now, this beloved author shares her wisdom and unique understanding of creativity, shattering the perceptions of mystery and suffering that surround the process – and showing us all just how easy it can be.
Like countless other men, women and children he was stripped not only of his freedom but also his dignity, name and identity.
In it’s place a number — 32407.
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda.
Both lovely and beautiful in all the right places.
I sometimes question reading YA, like maybe I’m too old?
But truth be told, it’s a coming of age book that is very relevant regardless of your age.
Pfffttt age is just a number anyway right?
Like most of you bookworms, my to be read list is totally out of control. With so many books on my bookshelf and pending on my kindle, theres not enough time. Its one of the reasons I love my 45 minute tube journey to and from work. I pop my headphones in and get lost in my current read.
It does however hit on the sad reality of real life situations and the cruel circumstances that unfortunately people find themselves living.
He’ll shake her foundations…
Ana Grace is living a single mother’s worst nightmare. Separated from her two kids by a catastrophic earthquake, she’s trapped in her office building with a man she’s only just met. He’s a sexy former soldier, and possibly the only man able to help her navigate the dangerous landscape home.
The fact this book is inspired by a true story only pulls you in deeper, there’s not much hope you’ll come out unscathed.
When flames rip through their family home, only teenager Stephanie and her younger brother escape unhurt. Brett always liked to play with fire, but now their dad is dead and someone has to pay the price.
From Sand and Ash, by Amy Harmon
The bar was set high from the moment I read the prologue and yet this book never once failed to deliver.
Karen Lynch’s Relentless series is one of my guilty pleasures, not going to lie, as long as she’s writing them, I will read them!
Christian Kent has many labels – warrior, protector, friend, lover – but the one label he never wanted was mate. In his lifetime, the only girl he has ever loved, was the one he couldn’t have. He left her to protect her heart, but his own will always belong to her.
Bittersweet, contemporary romance of love, loss and fighting through it, if you liked Lovin on you, I recommend you read this, you’ll love it.
Bri’s life changed in the blink of an eye, all her hopes and dreams lost.
This was a sweet, lovable and contemporary romance.
Not your usual boy meets girl scenario Cash and Olivia have their fair share of struggles with their new relationship.
He is a musician in the upcoming country band Rebel Desire, hit swoon factor.