This was officially my first erotica. I didn't want it to be Fifty Shades of Grey, even though everyone and their mother is reading that book.
I likedThis was officially my first erotica. I didn't want it to be Fifty Shades of Grey, even though everyone and their mother is reading that book.
I liked it, but I felt the story was rushed. I didn't know when I bought it, that the book had only 93 pages.
I didn't really connect to the characters and they seemed more stereotypical than I would have liked.
The change in POV from Rene and Cher was jarring. It wouldn't have been so bad if the author hadn't have done in it the same chapter. In a few instances, the POV changed from first to the third, so yeah.
Still I enjoyed the book and I might have a look at the rest of Ms. Dawning's works. ...more
Whhhy? Why do you torture me so Kate Brian? How could you end the novel this way? Yes we find out who murdered Cheyenne, but damn I want to know whatWhhhy? Why do you torture me so Kate Brian? How could you end the novel this way? Yes we find out who murdered Cheyenne, but damn I want to know what happens to Reed. Now I'll have to wait until I get my hands on Paradise Lost. Damn......more
Well I was really excited to read this as I really enjoyed the author's previous works. I enjoyed it for the most part. The only problem I had was theWell I was really excited to read this as I really enjoyed the author's previous works. I enjoyed it for the most part. The only problem I had was the ending. I wasn't really satisfied with it. But the book made me laugh because of von Ziegsar's trademark witty humor. I hope she writes more books and maybe a sequel to this one? ...more
**spoiler alert** I first came across Kleypas's books when I was shopping at Barnes and Noble. The cover of the book (Mine at Midnight) looked pretty**spoiler alert** I first came across Kleypas's books when I was shopping at Barnes and Noble. The cover of the book (Mine at Midnight) looked pretty and despite the known fact that you should never judge a book by it's cover, I bought. I haven't actually read that particular book yet, but I'm glad that I have tried Ms. Kleypas's work.
I picked up Someone to Watch over me on Monday. I've been in a romance mood lately and I was craving some a bit longer than the last Harlequin I read. I read the blurb on the book and decided to go with this.
The book open with the hero called on to the scene for an attempted drowning. It turns out that he was acquainted with the woman. He takes her home with him. He believe her to be the woman he was once knew. But the woman known to him as Vivien doesn't act the way he once knew her to be. On top of this she's lost her memory from the murder attempt.
Grant(the hero) finds him intrigue with Vivien and as a way to pay her back he decides to his way with her. But over time she softens him and once they become intimate he realizes she can't possibly be the same woman.
I remember when I was about 100 pages into this book I had already figured out the twists. I'm not a master at unraveling memories, but I'm not dim either. A light blub went off in my head and I had figured the woman with Grant was a twin and I even had suspicions about how had tried to kill her. Turns out I was right. Yay me!
I want to applaud the author for not slut shaming the real Vivien. Considering when the book takes place, I think it would be easy for her to shame Vivien. On another note, I loved the fact that Grant said that women always afraid of strangers, when it's the men closet to them that cause them the most harm. That seemed really progressive of a 19th century man to say.
All in all I really enjoyed Someone to Watch Over Me. I give it four stars. It was a good book, but the mystery was kind of meh. But I'm really looking forward to reading more of Ms. Kleypas's works.
I had heard about this book back in 2005 when I was in the first throes of my Star Wars obsession. After I tried and failed to read Star Wars: RevengeI had heard about this book back in 2005 when I was in the first throes of my Star Wars obsession. After I tried and failed to read Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, I stayed away from the EU and other science fiction books.
Fast forward five years or so, I realized that the books that I just couldn't deal with at the tender age of fifteen now make more sense to me. So I figured why not try the EU again? The first book I read was Star Wars: The Courtship of Princess Leia and while I enjoyed it. I felt that the portrayal of Leia was somewhat...off. She didn't seem to be the same woman from the movie series. I know that with different authors writing the EU, it's a possibility that the characters make act OOC.
But with Tatooine Ghost I felt that Denning had a better grip on Leia and not just Leia but her relationship with Han. The two of them really matched their movie versions. Their banter felt familiar.
I have to admit I was more interested in Leia's feeling about her father more than I was about the recovering the painting. It was very interesting to see Leia contemplate her father's turn to the darkside and all the atrocious things he did. It felt realistic.
I thought the story was wrapped up perfectly with the ending....more
I say, I quite enjoyed the prose of this good novel. *coughs* Now that I've gotten that out of my system. Awhile ago I bought the first books of a fewI say, I quite enjoyed the prose of this good novel. *coughs* Now that I've gotten that out of my system. Awhile ago I bought the first books of a few historical mysteries. I had intended to start them last year, but it wasn't until this week that I picked up And Only to Deceive. It took me a minute to get used to the tone of the novel. Emily narrates the novel in a very crisp, formal tone. It reminded immediately of other 19th century novels I'd read. I really enjoyed that and I loved learning about Greek literature and art through Emily. I did have hopes that (view spoiler)[ Philip may have been awhile, but it turns out that Andrew murdered. I wasn't expecting Andrew to be the crook. Colin had me suspicious, but he proved himself in the end. (hide spoiler)] I'm looking forward to read more about Emily's adventures....more
As of May 19, 2012, I will have been a fan of the Star Wars franchise for seven years. It doesn't seem like that long ago that I was that excited fourAs of May 19, 2012, I will have been a fan of the Star Wars franchise for seven years. It doesn't seem like that long ago that I was that excited fourteen year old begging her mom to take her to see Episode III.
Since I've been a major reader since like forever, it's natural that I'd dive into the Expanded Universe. The first book I attempted to read was the novelization of Revenge of the Sith. I don't know what it was but I just couldn't get into it like I had hoped. I didn't read much of the SW universe novels over the subsequent years.
But just last month, I rewatched some of the films and sparked a desire in me to read some of the books. So I ordered a few books. I don't what exactly changed between 2005 and 2012, but I could actually get into them.
Leia has always been one of my favorite female characters, hell I even named my two journals after her. So I thought what would be a better book to read than one that focused on Leia? So I read. The Leia in the book seems different from film Leia. I can't exactly put my finger on what is different, but I wasn't quite sold on her characterization. Han seemed like his normal self despite a few WTF moments from him. Luke, oh Luke, you kind of got on my nerves in this book, but I did smile at some of his interactions with Leia. I am very pro-Skywalker siblings.
All in all, I really enjoyed this book and I will definitely be reading more of the EU. ...more
I really enjoyed this book. It was hysterical. I laughed many times. I also liked the look at the different cultures. The characters were great and II really enjoyed this book. It was hysterical. I laughed many times. I also liked the look at the different cultures. The characters were great and I just really enjoyed this damn book. I only give it four stars (At this current moment) because my mood is a bit off. I thought about not rating it but I really enjoyed the majority of it so I think it deserves the four stars. I do know that I want to read more of Zadie's stuff. I like her style. I like that this book included letters, charts, and shit like that. I geek out over stuff like that for some unknown reason. But yes very good book. ...more