**The physical copy was provided by the publisher**
I would like to give special thanks to Cleis Press and Tempted Romance for the opportunity to read **The physical copy was provided by the publisher**
I would like to give special thanks to Cleis Press and Tempted Romance for the opportunity to read and review Hot Highlanders & Wild Warriors! Not forgetting, Ms Sara for the sweet surprise of contacting me about the book and blog tour! Thank you!
I literally read the book the moment I received it from the mail. Without hesitation, Hot Highlanders & Wild Warriors has captivated me with its explicit hot mess short stories. Some of the short stories I found were quite gibberish though and didn't really enjoyed it. Nevertheless, I've learned through the pages while reading, men during that time, might as well have the most pleasant soft and gentle sounding voices. Besides having badass bodies, they are able to show how much they care. Although, well-guarded in battle or love, they are capable of also having their soft side for someone special.
"My pleasure is in giving you pleasure." "I'd rather bring you pleasure a thousand time than myself once."
One of the stories I've enjoyed is 'My Loveliest Vision'. It was then that I realized that anyone and everyone can love anyone whom they desire. Even if it means the person is going through hardships or is physically challenged, the hope of receiving abundant love from someone is not impossible. Steadfast love, that's what is called. "I've learned 'plain' in one man's eyes can be heavenly in another's. That a warm smile can be more enticing than the most blatant invitation, and a willowy figure ca arouse in me the incessant need to touch, to taste, to take in away no buxom wench ever has." The quote itself was overwhelming for me. I'm fully aware that it's not meant for me but I can't help but be reminded of my low self-esteem. It made me believe again that I'm perfectly made the away I am and that eventually someone will get the better view to actually notice me.
Hot Highlanders & Wild Warriors reveals me the many capabilities of breathtaking men of the past and made me appreciate their burning passion that granted them their sexy victories.
(Actual) Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
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All thanks to the author and Once Upon A Crush Book Blog for providing review copy for me t**The ebook was provided in exchange for an honest review**
All thanks to the author and Once Upon A Crush Book Blog for providing review copy for me to read and review 'The Art of Love'!
The Art of Love is an inspiring, fast-paced read which tells readers the story of Chelsea Matthews and her passion for art particularly jewelry and metalsmithing. Both Chelsea Matthews and Hayden Shaw's point of view is written in third person narrative. Hayden Shaw, on the other hand, has a goal and passion of his own in photorealism. I may not be someone as creative as the characters towards art, but I feel that the book was able to connect to me.
Believe me when I say, I have literally read the book in one sitting. I enjoyed its clear, concise writing, and a true roller coaster ride of emotions! I have to say the first time Chelsea meets Hayden is truly adorable and funny. It wasn't a smooth sailing relationship. They have different opinions on art and how they view it. There are circumstances where Chelsea has to trust Hayden. The ending is the one that surprised me and thought that was quite over the top. I like the happy ending but, you know it is something I wasn't really a fan of. I felt that it was rushed.
Realizing towards the end, I couldn't clearly get a whole picture of who Hayden is. I didn't get to know his background that much, although it was mentioned one way or another. He rarely shares anything. I secretly wish there's more to him, but as I continue to read, there wasn't anything intriguing that will come. Disappointing.
I want to highlight Chelsea's Dad. Chelsea describes her dad a not supportive dad and doesn't approve of her being an artist. My only view on this was, I understand where her dad was coming from. He was worried about where would the money go to, especially when the possibility of it going somewhere useful or just a huge waste is endless. After all, he just wants the best for her and her well-being. For me, it makes perfect sense of why he is hesitant giving her the trust funds. Not completely forgetting, he is a business man.
Despite its shortcoming, I like the independent and brave Chealsea Matthews and her determination to continue living the dream even when no one sees it the way she does. She chose a different path for herself and along the way, leads her to success as an artist and most importantly, the outlook on life awaits her real love that reveals all things.