This is the second installment of the Book of Ivy duology. I liked this one a whole lot more than the first one. Especially after that awful cliffhangThis is the second installment of the Book of Ivy duology. I liked this one a whole lot more than the first one. Especially after that awful cliffhanger from the first one. In a way I am happy that I was able to read this back to back because I don't know if I would have survived waiting so long to get my hands on the second book. Thank you Jesus!
Ivy is outside of the fence now. Everything is lost. Her family, Bishop, and the life that she once knew. She has to survive and the only way she can do that is to get a grip and face reality. She didn't know how to survive outside the fence because it was never a possibility that she would be put out. She is afraid, hurt, and scared. That is until she meets Ash and Caleb.
Ash and Caleb are great! They suffered and lost but are survivors. They take Ivy under their wings. Caleb was reluctant at first because he didn't trust her right off hand. They taught Ivy how to survive and make a life outside the fence and what she thought she would not be able to handle she does. She is slowly letting down her defenses but her lies still linger among them.
Then....Bishop arrives and everything that Ivy tried to forget is thrown back up and once again she is left to make decisions based on her heart. Again, I love Bishop. He was so patient and even tempered with her. I wanted to strangle Ivy at some parts of the book but I understood where she was coming from.
I can't fathom Ivy's feelings because the one thing that she wanted she felt she didn't deserve and losing her family with the betrayal. She grew so much from the last book. She wasn't weak and timid. She became fierce.
I listened to this one as well and I loved it. The writing was good. It was evenly paced. The only problem that I had was the ending before the epilogue. I felt that it ended to promptly. I wish that there could have been more. Other than that I loved the book
Light the Way is the second book in The Union Trilogy. Set in a dystopian future The Union Trilogy is about death and coming to terms with loss, the aLight the Way is the second book in The Union Trilogy. Set in a dystopian future The Union Trilogy is about death and coming to terms with loss, the abuse of power, discrimination and the fear of the unknown.
This is one of my favorite series. I love that the author contacted me again to read and review Light the way. If you have not read my review for Blinded by the light you can check that out here.
I loved reading this book. The dystopian setting for this story was written well. I was happy to see that MaryAnn has grown some from the first book. It still is a lot for her take and to understand but she does try. This story is written from two POVs but it does not take away from the main character.
Peter is still the fun witty guy that I loved from the first one. He and Daryl are great together and are more like brothers. The relationship that Peter has with MaryAnn is sweet. She is like his little sister. There was one part in the book between Peter, MaryAnn, and the Watch.I don't want to spoil it but you can see the influence that MaryAnn has on him. There were a tons of others but that was my favorite one.
The journey for the characters was a big risk. The consequences were understood but for what they all believed in it was worth it to them. The plot in this story was good and it had me guessing the whole way. I could really see this trilogy becoming a movie.
Overall I love this series and I can't wait for the next one to come out.
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I loved reading this story and I hope you guys will love it as well. Krista I was given this free ebook by the author in exchange for an honest review
I loved reading this story and I hope you guys will love it as well. Krista ( I love her name because one my good friends has it as well) has a recurring dream about a woman named Mary and a man named Thomas. Her dreams are in depth and makes you all in different types of feels. At the beginning you could feel your heart tug a bit (maybe because I am just a big crybaby but seriously) because of the separation with the scene on the boat. After reading that part I knew that I would have a lot of "Awe" moments. It was so bittersweet.
Krista has plans to go to London and she books a tour guide to sight see and take tours. Aaron whom she has been communicating with while planning sends Peter to collect her and get her settled in. With the dreams still in affect they become more vivid and she looks for answers.
This is story has adventure, separation, and a bit of devastation but I promise it is not the kind that makes you afraid to turn the page. The writing was good. It was well thought out and as I said before it gets you all in the feels.
This is the second installment of the Off Campus book series by Elle Kennedy. I have to say that although this one was good I liked the first one a biThis is the second installment of the Off Campus book series by Elle Kennedy. I have to say that although this one was good I liked the first one a bit more than this one. At the beginning I thought that although Logan had a crush on Hannah he still could have done a better way of handling the situation with his best friend. I also thought that the first real encounter with him and Grace was a very dickish move and he thought so as well. I don't want to spoil it so you have to read it to see what I'm talking about.
As the story progress I understood Logan's life as he has a totally different one outside of school. He has had to grow up early and his life after college is already set. The closer it gets for the end of school the more he has to come into understanding of what he has to face. It broke my heart for him to have to deal with what he was dealing with.
Grace at the beginning was very shy and always let others make decisions for her. Her best friend (if you would call her that) was anything but a best friend to her. It had to take hurt and betrayal for her take control of her life.
We still get to see Hannah, Garrett, and Dean. I can't wait to continue the series with Dean and Allie's story. Rating 4Stars
This is my first book that I read by Elle Kennedy. It was a light, steamy, and quick read. Hannah Wells is a college student that has a crush this guyThis is my first book that I read by Elle Kennedy. It was a light, steamy, and quick read. Hannah Wells is a college student that has a crush this guy in her class. She is headstrong in everything else except in the dating department and making herself available. I liked Hannah's character. She is smart, sarcastic, and lovable. Even with a hard past she is able to enjoy life and make it for it is. Her focus drives her but at times she wishes that the one thing that she needs or wants to put the same amount of focus on came as easily as everything else and that is making herself available to her crush.
In comes Garrett. He is the hot hockey player that obviously gets his way. He gives Hannah the ultimatum with her helping him get the grade that he needs and in return make the guy that she wants notice her. I felt like the two of them complimented each other well. The romance wasn't pushed and the more that they pushed each other the more it became an attraction.
The writing was good. I liked the two different POVs. We get to see what is going on in Hannah's head as well as Garrett. They each have a back story and we get to understand why they feel certain ways about the situations in life. As well as how to move on and make the best of what you can. If you like a light, hockey, and also steamy read then this New Adult novel is for you.
Most times when we pick up the latest romance novel or any romance novel it is mostly about a young couple. They are either teens if you read Young Adult. Or late twenties and well into their thirties but hardly ever do get a romance book and the main character is 60. Johanna Matthews is turning 60 and her life is not what she wants it to be. She doesn't feel that she had done anything that actually made meaning in her life. She has a good loving husband who is supportive of her. What Johanna wants to do is quit her job to open a bed and breakfast and move to Cape May. When she meets Michael something changes.
I loved this story! I wish I could go into so much more details but I don't want to spoil it for anybody. Please, if you have not read this book I suggest that you do. These characters are easy to fall in love with and I know you will love the book as well. The writing was great. I felt the author did a "risk" with writing a love story that is centered around an elderly character being that romance novels are typically centered around elderly characters but I am 25 and I loved the story. I really think that an audience of any age will love this book. Rating 4.5 Stars Recommend? Yes...more
In this story the main character is Jack Lee Joseph. He is an alcoholic and flirtatious man with a knack for Particle Physics that cleans pools for a living. In the beginning he was married to a woman named Elle but because of the lack of keeping his promises to stop drinking after she clearly told him she would leave if he didn't become estranged. Then he meets Sarah and to him he finds what he needs.
I liked reading this story. There were moments that as a reader you could identify with. When you hit the bottom you are wondering how did it get so far out of hand and how can you get out of it. Alcoholism was just one of his problems but he used them as a filler just to feel good. You can't help but feel sorry for him. When he meets Sarah there is an instant connection and things start to look up.
The writing was really good. I liked how it flowed really well. For me it started off right to the point but at the same time it didn't feel rushed. I look forward to reading more by this author.
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Goodreads Summary: Weeks after her husband dies in the midst of an affair in 2016, ChicagI was sent this free ebook in exchange for an Honest Review.
Goodreads Summary: Weeks after her husband dies in the midst of an affair in 2016, Chicago writer Susan Peterson, 48, seeks solace on a California vacation with her mother Elizabeth and daughter Amanda. The novelist, however, finds more than she bargained for when she meets a professor who possesses the secret of time travel. Within days, the women travel to 1938 and Princeton, New Jersey. Elizabeth begins a friendship with her refugee parents and infant self, while Susan and Amanda fall for a widowed admiral and a German researcher with troubling ties. Filled with poignancy, heartbreak, and intrigue, MERCER STREET gives new meaning to courage, sacrifice, and commitment as it follows three strong-willed souls on the adventure of a lifetime.
Mercer Street is the second installment of the American Journey series. I loved the first one so I knew that this one would be great as well.
This is one of my favorite authors. So when he asked me to read and review this book for him it was an automatic yes. This book did not fail at all with catching my attention and like all of his books I enjoyed reading this story. I don't know how he does the time travel with his stories but he does a great job with it. I think its pretty cool how his characters go back in time and "meet" their parents when they are young and see or become caught in other great historical events. History has been one of my favorite subjects in school so this series was bonus.
Susan Peterson is a widow and needs to find a way for herself and to heal. After meeting a professor that knows about time travel, Susan, her mother, and daughter take upon a vacation that would surly change their lives. The story is set in 1939 in New Jersey. Each lady has their own take and experience during that specific era. They all want some kind of healing and among everything something that makes their life meaningful. I don't want to give a lot away because you have to read this book.
The writing was really good. I love the characters in this story and in some parts are can be relatable. The descriptions in the story is well written and captivating. I love this series and I would recommend them in a heartbeat!
Barbara Baker Goodreads Summary: Barbara Baker is indebted and alone, trying to bring up a child on her modest salary as a nurse. Following a vicious aBarbara Baker Goodreads Summary: Barbara Baker is indebted and alone, trying to bring up a child on her modest salary as a nurse. Following a vicious attack, she is befriended by a colleague’s brother who offers her a comfortable home and the chance to recover from her recent problems. She accepts, a little reluctantly at first, and despite their differences a cosy family life begins to form around them. However, Barbara’s past is starting to catch up with her
This one was my favorite out of the three books. The storyline for the others were good but this one was the best one out of the bunch. The story is a woman who is from Trinidad who is a nurse and also a single mother to her son. There are some situations that come about and she feels that she can't escape from it. What she wants is normalcy.
I want to go into the climax of the story but for the sake of the review I won't spoil it for anyone who didn't read the story. But I will say it was good. This one is just like Ian Pemberton. It was a light read and it doesn't take long to read at all.
I was sent this book by the author in exchange for an honest review Goodreads Summary: Looking for a better life in the sun, the British couple Ian andI was sent this book by the author in exchange for an honest review Goodreads Summary: Looking for a better life in the sun, the British couple Ian and Madeleine Pemberton give up their jobs and head off to the south of Spain to make a new start. At first they are charmed by the pleasant climate and lifestyle, but soon the practical side of making a living in a different country presents them with some unexpected experiences and challenges. Not the least of which is "Venus".
I did enjoy reading this story. Ian Pemberton is not happy with his job and is basically burnt out on it. When he decided that he needed some time to himself he takes off and it turns out to be one of the best ideas he has had. He doesn't want to go back to work He has a dream of moving and opening a garden decor center in Spain.
While reading, I wished that I could take off and not go back to work. I do like my job but those off days are the best. Anyhoo, thats another story. Of course this couple has no idea how to start a business and the whole situation of moving to another country. There are moments that are captivating in the story and Ian is at peace with the idea.
This was a light read and it did not take long to read. This book can also be read as a stand alone. Rating 3.5 Stars Recomend? Yes ...more
This review is long overdue and I have finally gotten a chance to narrow down some reviews to read this story and transfer my review from paper to bloThis review is long overdue and I have finally gotten a chance to narrow down some reviews to read this story and transfer my review from paper to blog. First reading Verity-Xuereb-Smith, I thought it opened well. The set up for the story was vivid and I got a clear picture of how the story was going. For me in my opinion I did feel that it went a tad bit slow in some parts but it wasn't anything that would hinder me from continuing reading the story.
The story opens up with Verity, who is a Gibraltarian actress, in the airport waiting for the journalist Bettina. Bettina is documenting the life of Verity. It starts with the beginning of Verity's life from childhood to becoming an actress, and how her career is as of now. I got the nostalgia feels while reading this story. I don't want to give to much of the story away but it was a good read.
There are three books but they are not part of a trilogy and can be read as stand as a stand alone. My rating for this book is 3.5 stars Recommend? Yes
Reading this story did not disappoint at all. I really enjoyed reading this book and it is the first book that I have read by this author. The first line in the synopsis itself had me wanting to read this and I knew that it was going to be good. We have Thomas who is a hard worker and has divulged himself in all different types of odd jobs. He comes employed at a Circus and while working there he sees this man that he sees around the circus camp. Once he sees him its like something draws him to the mystery man.
The romance was quick but to me it wasn't the insta hype. In one word it was determination. It had fantasy and paranormal mixed into and it flowed really nice. It was fun and it had magic. I look forward to reading more from this author.
This story got right to the point without jumping right into your face. I love the pace that the author took while writing. The writing style was good and I was really impressed with the story line. I felt for the characters and the way the characters were writing it seemed so real. Good job. I look forward to reading more from this author.
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When I was contacted to read and review Enchanted Revenge I knew by the synopsis that I was going to enjoy reading it. The story starts off with Lilly coming home and finds that her parents are murdered. She is a mess because of the how they were killed but even more confused as to why would someone want to kill her parents. In comes Alec who is a fairy and takes Lilly under his wings (lol pun intended) to go on this adventure to see just what Lilly is and see what is really happening.
I loved the relationship between Lilly and Alec. I like that they both have a past that they wished never happen and it affects them hard but it makes them closer. The way the pair gets along is funny and adorable. It was not an insta love but it build and I love the author for doing that. I'm not a big fan of the "insta love phase". I like the world that the author created and the description of the places were beautiful. I don't know why but while reading it I thought of the hobbit. Please don't judge me. The journey for them was also incredible.
Honestly I have never divulged myself in this genre of books but I have to say that maybe I need to change my mind about it because I did like reading this story. The only thing that I have to say was that for me there were some parts that were dragged out a little bit but other than that it was great. This is the first book in Empyrean Chronicles series. Just the name itself makes you want to read the book.