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What I ThougOriginally posted at Find the Time To Read ** A copy of this book was provided for the author in exchange for a fair and honest review **
What I Thought: As someone who has been sexually assaulted when I was first approached by Marie Drake to read her book, I hesitated. Did I want to read something that could potentially trigger me? Did I want to read something that I would probably hate because it would bring up negative emotions in me? After talking with the Marie Drake a little bit more I realized that I was interested in reading Three Rules, she had assured me that she took great care to not be triggery, and to make sure that Hope Wellman’s journey was one that was handled with care.
I’m pleased to say that she was right. The topic of rape is one that is very fragile. And if not handled properly can cause a lot of issues. I’m pleased to say that Three Rules didn’t seem to have any of the issues I was afraid of.
Hope was a full woman, and while she had her moments where she doubted herself and her actions, as a reader I did none of those things. I felt that Hope was a strong woman, and while there were times I wanted to slap her and tell her to stop burying her head in the sand, I also feel that in her place I would have done the same thing.
Three Rules is full of twists and turns, and at the end of the book you’re stuck staring at that last page blinking in disbelief that the wild ride is over. Throughout the story we get to watch Hope learn that she can trust herself and her instincts. And that in the end, nothing is really as hopeless as it seems.
Do I Recommend: I do. The subject nature is a bit dicey, so only read Three Rules if you are comfortable approaching sensitive topics....more
What I Thought: At first I was bored to tears with The Divorce Papers, while I found Sophie and Mia tReview Originally posted at Find the Time to Read
What I Thought: At first I was bored to tears with The Divorce Papers, while I found Sophie and Mia to be entertaining and really endearing, the overwhelming slam of legal paperwork that was included with the story really drug it out for me. There was just so much of it that about 200 pages into the story I just started to skip over it. I didn't understand it and it was quite a struggle to read through.
Once I started doing that I really got into the story. I like how Sophie goes from not knowing what she's doing with the divorce proceedings to just knocking it out of the park. And some of the messages between Sophie and Mia were really cute.
One thing that I'm not sure on is was Sophie romantically interested in her boss, even though he was married? Or just what was their relationship, because she talked about him a lot in her emails to her BFF - also something I started skimming towards the end because they were long and tended to ramble on and didn't feel like they had anything to do with the story. Also what was the point of Fiona - I was hoping she was going to become some big either enemy (like possibly going to be the Doctors new divorce attorney) or that she was going to become a good friend and help show Sophie the ropes. Instead she just kind of fizzled out.
Do I Recommend: I do. Once you get past the legal pages (or just skim past them like I did) the story is quite endearing and fast paced even at over 400 pages!...more
What I Thought: Out of all the Lucky Harbor books I've read, I think that Once in a LifetimeThis review was originally posted at Find the Time to Read
What I Thought: Out of all the Lucky Harbor books I've read, I think that Once in a Lifetime is in my top 3 favorites. I connected with both Ben and Aubrey right away, to the point where there were parts during the story where I was crying. Both characters had been through so much, and in the end it was that connection I feel that brought them together.
Aubrey having to always be the perfect daughter, could never really let her guard down enough to show her true emotions. Watching her go through the steps to not only repair her past, but to also learn to forgive herself was really heartbreaking. I think I cried more during Aubrey’s sections of the books then I did during Ben’s – even though on the traumatic scale Ben for sure has her beat.
One thing I really didn't care for is how through out the whole book it’s hinted at how Aubrey wronged Ben, and I was waiting to hear that she had done something truly awful – however once it was revealed how she had wronged him I was a little disappointed. Although thinking about it now, I see how it was such a big thing for her and for him. I also really wish that Ben would've found out the truth about his wife and forgiven himself a little bit more. Yet, once again if I think about it I can see how it would be hard to believe the worst about someone who was no longer there to stick up for their self, also how hard it would be to forgive yourself when you've been carrying this burden around with you for so long.
I also wish that it wouldn't have tied up as neatly as it did with Kendra and Pink. I would've liked to see Ben and Aubrey later adopt them. But hey there’s always a chance for a sequel!
Do I Recommend: I do. This story was super interesting, and while you know the pair is gonna get the happy ever after – the path that they had to go through to get there really made for a great story. Plus Ben is a super awesome hero – like seriously he made my heartstrings tug a little bit. Also, Lucky Harbor as a whole is a wonderful setting for these books. I eagerly await each book that comes out in this series....more
What I Thought: Interesting. Honestly, I love books like this because I’m a nosy person. If I knew IReview originally posted at Find the Time to Read
What I Thought: Interesting. Honestly, I love books like this because I’m a nosy person. If I knew I could read peoples diaries and not get caught/in trouble I totally would. For some reason people utterly fascinate me, so being able to read all about Steffans inner thoughts and workings really intrigued me.
However interesting I found Confessions of a Video Vixen to be, it could not make up for the fact that the writing was not stellar, and at times often disjointed. I understand that it was written as a reflection instead of being written as it happened but there were so many times I had to re-read a page to make sure I had all the characters right. And the ending really threw me for a loop, it ended so abruptly that I actually went and checked a copy out at the library to make sure that there weren’t pages missing.
Do I Recommend: While reading about “Superhead” and the lifestyle of a video vixen was interesting, I just personally cannot recommend it....more
Thought it would have something to do with the original Attic, couldn't get past the 1st 50 pages in order to actually find out if it did or not. DisaThought it would have something to do with the original Attic, couldn't get past the 1st 50 pages in order to actually find out if it did or not. Disappointing story....more
What I Thought: Typically, Nora Roberts is an auto buy for me. So when I saw that she had a new bookReview originally posted on Find the Time to Read
What I Thought: Typically, Nora Roberts is an auto buy for me. So when I saw that she had a new book out, naturally I bought it.Now usually before I read a book I don’t look at other reviews or anything about said book. Sure I’ll look at the rating on GoodReads and such, but I don’t read reviews.
That being said, this time I did look at some of the reviews before I bought it. There were so many 1 star reviews that I was curious. A lot of other reviewers were comparing The Cousins O’Dwyer series to the Three Sisters Island series, and I was a little disappointed. Never the less, I pushed on and read the book.
To me I could see the similarities between the two series, but they weren’t exact copies of one another at all. I felt that Dark Witch started off with a bang, literally. While I was more interested in the history of Sorcha and the Dark Witch, I really liked reading about Iona and her life in Ireland.
The action parts of Dark Witch were described really well, and I LOVED reading about Iona as she came into her powers and learned how to use them.
However, I do have to say that the story did start to feel flat to me, after hearing time and time again how Iona’s parents ignored her, or neglected her. I would have liked to see some kind of evidence to that fact. The reader also constantly hears how great Iona’s grandma is, but we only get to meet the grandmother once, and then there’s sporadic mentions of her sprinkled throughout the story.
Do I Recommend: I do. Everyone knows that Roberts has a formula for her series. Three friends meet (usually one of them is new to the area) and just so happens to coincide with three other friends being there and them needing to solve something that only the six of them can solve together. Throw in some sexual tension, a splash of heartbreak, and a guy who “doesn’t normally act this way” and you’ve got a Nora Roberts book that’s a hit. Dark Witch is no different, while the story wasn’t exactly original, I felt that it was a solid read....more