The Time Traveler’s Wife is a unique love story about a man by the name of Henry and the love of his life, Clare.
Now this may be a tricky a review as far as a plot explanation goes. Henry is 28 year old when he encounters a vibrant woman named Clare who is presently at the age of 20. Henry has no clue who she is on their “first meeting” while Clare claims to have known him all her life since she was 6 years old. This baffles Henry a bit, but only in good ways. As you can guess by the title already, Henry is a time traveler. The Henry that stands before Clare in present time is not the Henry she knows yet, she knows an older version of this Henry. This is the Henry of her future while he’s in his 30’s and 40’s. Henry takes good faith in Clare’s knowledge and they quickly fall into a relationship, which technically has been in the works already for years. Now it all is a bit mind boggling as to when Henry and Clare really fall in love, whether it is in the present, future or past. I think the real beauty of this story lies in faith, destiny, free will, the ability to overcome that you don’t have much control over things to come and things that have gone by.
Clare and Henry’s love is realistic and beautiful. Although some parts seem to come right from a fairy tale and it seems the planets align to bring Henry and Clare together, there seems to be just as many, if not more, obstacles in their road of love which makes it all the more real.
Don’t be fooled by thinking this is your every day love story. Yes you will need a box of Kleenex if you plan on reading this book from cover to cover. You will have your laugh out loud moments and your warm fuzzy feelings when you connect to that feeling of strong need and the longing wait for that one person you sense is right for you. But the author digs deeper into human problems we all deal with or are connected to at some point in our long lived ordinary lives. Things that make us actually want to time travel. But would time travel make things better or just worse? This is a good thinker book and might just make you appreciate having an ordinary life. Not knowing what’s coming or not being able live things over and over might just be a blessing.
Should you read this book? Well, I think so. It’s quite an experience and filled with a lot of emotion. Even when it gets wordy you still feel yourself lost in Clare’s and Henry’s everyday lives. There are some great secondary characters roaming around too that bring some more charm to this sometimes heartbreaking tale. Some people might hate it some people might love it. I, personally, am a little on the fence. There are parts I loved and parts I hated, but I definitely wouldn’t have wanted to miss out on this read. Overall, your head might hurt a bit figuring out how this version of time travel works, it’s an addictive read and will keep you captivated until the end. (less)
Lover Eternal sucks us deeper into Black Dagger Brotherhood. The story of Rhage, the impossibly gorgeous warrior wh...more♫Eternally Lovin' it Bada ba-ba-ba♫
Lover Eternal sucks us deeper into Black Dagger Brotherhood. The story of Rhage, the impossibly gorgeous warrior who is known as Hollywood, is revealed to us. We learn what makes him tick. Rhage is living proof of the reason why you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover.
The brotherhood makes some new acquaintances, Mary Luce, John Matthew and Bella. Mary Luce is a warrior in human form, in her own right.
Mary meets John Matthew, a 20 something year old guy who looks like a fragile boy. He is a mystery to himself and finds himself having strange and terrifying dreams about blood, fangs, and the creepy ghostly looking, soulless people who are after him.
Bella is a civilian vampire and Mary’s neighbour. Not to mention she is incredibly jaw dropping beautiful (which blood sucker isn’t?). She ends up meeting John Matthew through Mary and recognizes signs that he isn’t just your regular human. Bella, John and Bella get pulled into the brotherhood for a whirlwind of an adventure into the unknown.
Mary and Rhage become intertwined in an unusual way. Mary feels like she is just your average woman, especially when she compares herself to the league that Rhage is in. She and Rhage get tangled up in a fierce relationship full of angst, passion and uncertainty. How will things unravel between them and will Rhage be able to protect Mary from all the evil in the world?
This full of angst and thrilling story will be a bumpy, wet and exhilarating ride for any fan of vampire reads. You will get glimpses into a few of the other brothers. There’s just enough to keep you tingly below the waist and in anticipation for the rest of the brothers’ stories and futures. Keep a box of tissues handy and maybe a mop for any other spills. There won’t be a dry seat in the house whether it is for the raw emotion that zings between the tight knit characters or the legs drenching, breath taking love scenes. (less)
Lover Revealed tells us the inner story of our tough and masculine human, Butch. At first sight, he may just be your a...moreBromance has never looked hotter
Lover Revealed tells us the inner story of our tough and masculine human, Butch. At first sight, he may just be your average human, but being thrown head first into the vampire world and the Brotherhood has changed everything for Butch O’Neal.
At the beginning we get to see Butch still out of place and pining for Marissa, an aristocrat vampire. As far as Butch and Marissa are concerned they have always been misfits in their very different lives. You have to admit, everyone loves when two “loners” unite and find the missing pieces in each other. The complications between them persist though. But of course, things are never that easy in the world of the Brotherhood. Butch gets taken by the lessers and they end up doing something more inhumane to him than usual. After about a 24 hour time lapse, human pet, Butch gets left for dead in the middle of nowhere for the Warriors to find. When they do find him, there is something very wrong with him. Not just being physically beaten and tortured but there is something very wrong with his aura. The healing process becomes taxing mostly on Vishous and Marissa. They are Butch’s light on the end of the tunnel, so to speak.
Like all the preceding brother’s stories, the main man and their lover have the focal point consisting of a lot of struggle and up’s and down’s of getting together. Butch and Marissa are no exception. But Vishous plays and interesting third wheel, in a way. Bromance doesn’t even begin to describe the bond between V and Butch. Its so very intimate and left me wanting to experience a different kind of love story, one that rocks me to my core.
Overall, great read. The story gets more and more depth which I’ve fallen head over heels for. Of course pants were lost many times with the falling over and over. Clean up on... (less)
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Lover Awakened tells us the story of the dark and mysterious br...moreZsadist Goes down..and likes it
**No real spoilers that aren't on the back of the book**
Lover Awakened tells us the story of the dark and mysterious brother, Zsadist. The majority of readers will probably agree that he is the most intriguing vampire(so far). There’s so much unknown about him so far and finally our hungry mind and other parts get a hold of him and we get to watch his intensely emotional past, present and future unravel before us.
Things begin to really spark Zsadist back to life when Bella, a civilian vampire he’s encountered before, gets taken by one of the most demented lessers. The lesser takes a personal and twisted interest in his female captive which makes things a million times worse on Bella. Zsadist becomes ruthless stabbing his way through lesser after lesser with his black heart set on finding Bella. Before long the Brotherhood gets the location on where Bella is being held and yippee Z rescues her. She doesn’t get away unscathed but at least she is still alive and under the protection of the BDB, and mainly Zsadist. Even with his soul and heart so black he takes care of Bella like a gentle giant. As she heals and becomes aware what has been done to her and how she got to where she is, Bella and Zsadist become complicated and hopelessly intertwined. Z struggles with his past while Bella struggles with her present, but in some planet aligning way they have the same fears and problems. It is a beauty in itself how destiny works for all the characters in this instalment of BDB. There is many heart stopping close calls and some tear jerking moments. And yup it will probably jerk your pants off at some point, well many times most likely.
The books keep getting better and better. Those leathered up BDB boys can keep sucking me in. You will be “needing” more at the end of this book guaranteed (less)
Bitten & Smitten is a funny and light paranormal read. Sarah Dearly is a former wannabe actress turned executive assistant in an advertising compa...moreBitten & Smitten is a funny and light paranormal read. Sarah Dearly is a former wannabe actress turned executive assistant in an advertising company. Even if life hasn’t panned out for Sarah the way she thought it had, she seems pretty content with the simple thrills in life like shopping, drinking and just the hope of finding “the one.” Sarah’s simple uncomplicated life is cut short when she goes on a blind date and is, unwillingly, turned into a vampire. She has troubles coming to the reality that vampires even exist and she has no time to adjust when her sire and blind-date-gone-to-hell gets murdered by vampire hunters on the same night she’s risen to her new life as a vampire. The hunters seem dead set on the fact that all vampires are evil blood sucking fiends, which they don’t all turn out to be. Sarah does her smartass best to get away from them while throwing in some self defence moves accompanied by some snarky comments. In this life and death moment, she stumbles upon a dark and handsome stranger. Usually at this point the girl is swept up in the sexy strangers arm and kills the hunters with his spare arm. Not in this tale. He just wants to be left alone and in a very hesitant way ends up helping anyways despite why he’s really there. As she ventures on, she seems to pull off being the heroin instead of damsel in distress. With this strange encounter and sharp turn in priorities, Sarah starts her new complicated life with many twists and turns ahead. Instead
Sarah as a character is a little annoying at first, a bit shallow and dense at times while she deals with her transformation. She quickly becomes loveable and witty in the most serious of situations. Her sarcasm and lack of tactfulness makes her charming and tends to attract many new people to her oh so complicated life quickly. She’s definitely no prude and has no problem jumping up and wrapping herself around something that she wants. Who can blame her with all the walking sex gravitating towards her? The secondary characters all bring their own charm to this light hearted fangy book. Enjoyable read. Probably a good filler book for mostly more serious readers. (less)
>> A man so hot, even you'll go a lil berserkers <<
To Tame a Highland Warrior is book 2 in Karen Marie Moning’s Highlander series. It pack...more>> A man so hot, even you'll go a lil berserkers <<
To Tame a Highland Warrior is book 2 in Karen Marie Moning’s Highlander series. It packs more heat and a more complex storyline than the first instalment.
Book 2 is all about Grimm, who we were introduced to in Beyond the Highland Mist as Hawk’s right hand man. Grimm leads a mysterious life with many secrets from the few people he’s ever come to care about. He’s a godly warrior, surpassing any humanly battling skills along with healing speed and has a seriously messed up past leaving him with some major daddy issues. Like anyone with a big case of daddy issues, Grimm has closed himself off emotionally from any romantic connections out of fear, but that doesn’t mean his primal urges are as controlled as he would like them to be. Grimm’s stubborn and shut off ways are tested when the man, Gibraltar St. Clair, took him in and cared for him, calls on him to return to the lowlands to tend to his daughter, Jillian. Jillian St. Clair has romanticized after Grimm ever since her family took him in, but Grimm fought off any advances she attempted on him and eventually ends up leaving once he feels responsible for putting Jillian and her loving family in harm’s way. Grimm and Jillian are different and very much alike all at the same time. They both fight off their feelings for each other which makes every single interaction intense and emotionally and physically explosive. Now Grimm has to try to overcome his ghostly past and together with the guidance and sometimes unwelcome love of the beautiful and hot tempered Jillian, they try to salvage the promising, but still unstable future.
Grimm’s story was a sensual and explosive one. Moning really has a talent for writing captivating couples and, I must say, she really lives up to her name.. “moning” couldn’t be more accurate. I really did love this book more than the first. There were more twists and turns and heated interactions packed full of hot sweet details to keep you warm on even the coldest of these winter nights. The pace was perfectly set and I had a hard time pulling my nose out of this one If you’re looking for one of those larger than life and walking sex type men.. these are the books for you. (less)
Pretty Little Liars is a teenage girl drama series and it really blew my expectations out of the water. It has become one of my favourite guilty pleas...morePretty Little Liars is a teenage girl drama series and it really blew my expectations out of the water. It has become one of my favourite guilty pleasure reads. Its not even in my usual genre that I like to stick to... no fangs or blood sucking, just catty girls who do all the things that only cross your mind but never act on.
Pretty little liars revolves around a group of five girls: Alison, Spencer, Emily, Aria and Hanna. Alison is your traditional perfect teenage girl that everyone loves and everyone wants to be. But like every other girl in that class, they usually come equipped with a manipulative and selfish side. Spencer is the overachiever. Emily is the confused tomboy. Aria is the eclectic soul searcher and Hanna is the insecure girl who transforms to witch. This tight knit group of girls suffers through a shocking disappearance of the one girl and best friend they all idolize, Alison. With Alison missing, the girls all go their separate ways to avoid the sadness and fear of finding out what happened to Allison, and shamed that any of their dirty little secrets will get out.
Three years passes without any sign of what happened to Allison. Things go even more downhill for the once-before-best friends. All taboo lines get crossed, which makes for such great greedy reading. There’s lusting after a sibling’s significant other, student teacher boundaries crossed, sexual orientation confusion and so much more that makes your jaw drop sometimes. The best part is that everyone acts on their feelings, and not much goes unsaid where raw human desires are concerned. There’s only one problem, even with Alison missing, there’s still someone around watching without being seen and holding the key to everyone’s secrets. That anonymous person, “A,” starts to throw eerie threats to Aria, Spencer, Hanna and Emily. They get so incredibly spooked by it since its only information that Allison could have known. Was Alison really still alive and tormenting them or had she blabbed their life ruining secrets around to the wrong ears?
Great start to a series, with mystery, humor and loads of drama that carries its own charm. I’m pretty sure it’ll hook anyone who’s a teenage girl, or someone of any age still in touch with your inner teenager. Although, I’m happy I didn’t have to deal with these kind of girls in my teens, but I’m probably not the only one that would have to admit you have all those naughty thoughts with your hormones running fun and wild. Its such a great guilty pleasure book for all types of females. I’m hooked and can’t wait for the show to start. (less)
** Some spoilers for the previous book, Pretty Little Liars, will occur**
Flawless is the second book in the Pretty Little Liars series. It continues w...more** Some spoilers for the previous book, Pretty Little Liars, will occur**
Flawless is the second book in the Pretty Little Liars series. It continues with as much promised drama as the first book.
So here’s the basic throw down for Flawless. The missing girl, Alison, was found dead after 3 years of being declared missing. Even with Alison’s death, Spencer, Aria, Hanna and Emily are still being harassed by texts, emails and letters threatening them do what “A” tells them to do or he/she will bust their big dirty secrets to the people who it will affect the most. The ex best friends still keep their secrets from each other even after they promised they’d tell each other when the threats started again. They become suspicious of each other being this evil genius. There’s other suspects like Melissa, Spencer’s sister who seems to be the devil incarnate in a pretty perfect package and who can wrap anyone around her pinky finger even her parents. Then there’s Toby. Toby lived next door to Alison and was always creeping around watching the girls. He comes off as crazy, obsessed and disturbingly dark. Alison and Toby have a few secrets of their own from most the girls, only Spencer stumbles into what really went on between them.
Toby returns to town for Alison’s memorial, and brings back old ghosts for the pretty little brutal liars. Only Toby seems changed at a closer look, almost friendly, charming and caring. But things aren’t always as they appear. In flawless the hot little liars try to keep their love lives, friendships, family and school life in complete order.. flawless. But A has bigger and better ideas in mind for them. We’re still left wondering if that’s Alison’s body they really found and if she is dead, who is A and how do they see everything at once and know so much about the secretive past.
As shallow as Spencer, Aria, Hanna and Emily come off sometimes there’s real heart and substance to what they want and what they lie about. It almost seems intentionally good sometimes. The males in the book seem so very fickle and easily manipulated by anything female, except for Sean. The parents are so wrapped up in their own drama how could they possibly be a good role model for these insecure growing girls. All that said I love it. Its messy and its not too far from reality, sadly. The twists and turns in Flawless were superior to those in the first book. Common sense tells me we won't find out who the mysterious A is until the end of the series. What else would carry on the series? I’m still completely hooked with this mysterious teen drama.(less)