This book exhausted me. I really don't like giving low ratings, but this book sucked the life out of me, that I couldn't even give it 3 stars.
LookingThis book exhausted me. I really don't like giving low ratings, but this book sucked the life out of me, that I couldn't even give it 3 stars.
Looking at the back, I would think it was all a love story and all about Clare and David, but in the first few pages, there were so many characters in it, I couldn't tell who from who. Probably blame it to me just reading at a moving vehicle, but still! First 300 pages were meant to emphasize how different Clare and David were. No romance or whatsoever. And a little pages meant for Angela O Hara's miserable life.
When it finally reached page 300, the characters just suddenly blurted out that they loved each other. Really frustrating for a book which I patiently read 300 pages for, plus the fact that the book had a really tiny font and letters looked stuck to each other.
Anyway, I willed myself to finish this book. Perseverance paid off, only to end up in more than a stack of disappointment. Clare had a really really bright future ahead of her. But she settled with David. She lost her career, and was stuck at home, taking care of her daughter and endlessly trying to please her mother in law.
But that's not the worst part. Despite her sacrifices, damn David Powers had to have an affair.
But the worst part isn't over. Maeve Binchy had to end the book with a cliffhanger.
This is actually the first Maeve Binchy book I read, and I'll probably pick not another of her works in the future....more
Before Push, I was reading another tragic story Living Dead Girl and was transfixed beginning to finish, couple hours later, I delve into another bookBefore Push, I was reading another tragic story Living Dead Girl and was transfixed beginning to finish, couple hours later, I delve into another book with a very serious theme, which is Push.
Don't get me wrong, my ratings don't have anything to do with rate of depression. I am just going by how much I enjoyed the book. Push is way too depressing, but did not grasp me the way Living Dead Girl did.
Push is a very sad tale about Precious Jones, a black child born in Harlem. Abused by both parents, physically and sexually, Precious' life ain't a life you would want for your own. She's obese and illiterate (take note, mom fed her and fed her and gave her no choice about the matter to make her unattractive to her father's eyes). The story is sick, but I was glad that Precious wanted to make a better life for her and her kids....more
Unfortunately, Naomi had seen Cal naked. She'd walked in on them making love once. After retreating, she'd stood behind the closed door and complaine
Unfortunately, Naomi had seen Cal naked. She'd walked in on them making love once. After retreating, she'd stood behind the closed door and complained bitterly about people who didn't have the common courtesy to make some noise while doing it so the world could know what they were up to and not accidentally walk in.
The quote above, is one of the most striking things Susan Mallery has taught me. That quote alone, made me conclude that Mallery is brilliant and very wise.
Anyway, if there's 3-in-1 instant coffee, there's also 2-in-1 books. That is what this book is. It's 2-in-1.
Not only have you got a romance novel in your hands, but also an educational one. I have read this, and I felt that I have hit two birds with one stone. If you have plans of opening a restaurant, pick this book up. It presents a lot of probable problems one could encounter when you have your own restaurant.
Delicious is a funny and light read packed with many laugh out loud moments, and tons of times, made me hungry just imagining Penny's fish and chips.
It is only now that I have read a book where the couple has been married but divorced. At first the story was very enjoyable to the point that I declared "I will be a fan when I finish this book." However, the last few pages made me take back my statement. Again and again, events which are similar were just being thrown into my face, that it became frustrating. One is enough, two is too much and the third time around had the potential of choking me. For me, it just took too long for the H/h to get their happy ending, considering that they already been divorced though they deserve to be together.
Well, I just guess that love is sweeter, the second time around. If it worked with Cal and Penny, I'm hoping that the second time around, me and Mallery will be in better terms....more
♪♫♪Bad, bad, bad, bad boy, you make me feel so good Bad, bad, bad, bad boy, you make me feel so good, knew you would The way you hold me tight you get m
♪♫♪Bad, bad, bad, bad boy, you make me feel so good Bad, bad, bad, bad boy, you make me feel so good, knew you would The way you hold me tight you get me so excited You tell me oh , so right, my heart goes beat, beat, beat, beat, beat, beat. Bad Boy, Gloria Estefan
♪♫♪I'm a bad, bad, boy And I'm gonna steal your love Said I'm a bad, bad, boy And I'm gonna steal your love Come take me to your house Then I'm gonna rip you off Well I made my first kill With the old town girl She was the apple of her daddy's eye Well that woman looked up at me And I said honey we'll be Together 'till the day I die But I lied I'm a bad, bad, boy Bad Boy, Nazareth
I honestly have no idea how the songs' tune goes, but I feel like singing, or rather make a point that BAD BOYS have so much appeal, despite them being bad boys.
When I read The Turning, Blood Ties #1, I was pro-CYRUS. Cyrus is a bad boy, or rather a bad vampire. He ate and killed humans, just for the fun of it. He hurt others, for the pleasure of it. But me, myself, being good natured was hoping, through the entire book that Cyrus would change and become a hero. In cases of historical romances, the rakes, when reformed are always the best of husbands. But my expectations where not met. Cyrus was a bloody bastard all through the first page up to his untimely death. Though bad boys have their appeal, a bad boy who cannot be tamed should be avoided like the plague. Thus, I've given the first book two stars.
But with Possession, Blood Ties #2, Jennifer Armintrout managed to make my wishes come true. She seemed like a fairy god mother who turned a fairy tale to reality and outdid herself in the process.
Spoilers ahead.Cyrus, is back. He’s been resurrected and he’s human once more. He gained his soul back. But he also gained his conscience back. He’s held captive by the vampire cult, Fang. And there’s also this female human whose life is in his hand. Once he dies, the girl would be useless and end up as the Fang’s dinner. But Cyrus, as human, has lost immortality, but gained so much (his soul and conscience and humanity), but could he add love to this list as well?
Simultaneously, Dr. Carrie Ames, is in search of Nathan, who is possessed by the Soul Eater. She asks for the help of Max, Nathan’s former colleague, but still a friend. They visit the Movement’s headquarters and learns from the Oracle that the Soul Eater is trying to be god. Carrie, after learning this, is off to hunt for Cyrus and tries to save Nathan’s soul as well. End of spoilers.
The Blood Ties series has managed to redeem itself before my very eyes. The book was entertaining, the plot well thought off. And unlike the first book, the characters, especially Cyrus, has become very loveable. And it also made me conclude that even the worst of bad boys, can still be tamed and possessed. ...more
128 pages. The book is short. I read it in a short span of time. But in that short time, this short book never failed to amaze, frustrate and amaze me128 pages. The book is short. I read it in a short span of time. But in that short time, this short book never failed to amaze, frustrate and amaze me again.
The book, despite being short, it did not have any shortcomings for me. It was perfect the way it was. In fact, this is my favorite in the series.
This is Douglas Clayborne's story. After imminent danger of being shot by a woman who's almost going to deliver a child starts a short but touching love story. He went out of the way to claim an Arabian horse, but little did he know that he would end up claiming a woman and a child in a process.
Since this is a short book, and short seems to be my word of the day, I think its justifiable that the review I make is also short. But don't be deceived, because even though this is one short book, Douglas and Isabel's love story would be definitely be staying in my heart for a long time. ...more
I have expected too much from this book. My friends have seemed to like it, and I was looking for a light, fluffy read, but I do not get Brit humor anI have expected too much from this book. My friends have seemed to like it, and I was looking for a light, fluffy read, but I do not get Brit humor and I did not like the main protagonist at all. She's too young and too immature, with so many issues that I found her irritating. I wasn't able to relate to her at all. Give her a few years, and she'll probably laugh at how shallow she is. Well at least I hope she does, because there are more pressing matters than her lack of boobs or her unibrow....more
I have emotional attachment to this book. I have not read this when I was younger. This has been read to me by a special someone when I was already 26I have emotional attachment to this book. I have not read this when I was younger. This has been read to me by a special someone when I was already 26 years and 1 day old. And it was very sweet. I am still smiling as I remember, and yes, I am sad about the pigs.
The only one who knows the real story of the three little pigs will be no one else but the "big bad wolf". But he wasn't really bad. He's just a big sick wolf.
Enjoyable and hilarious! A must read for all little kids (and all the kids at heart) out there who wants the truth and nothing but the truth,...more