3,5* Penny Reid is a new author for me. I've recently read her series Elements of Chemistry and I found it delightful even if it is a NA book... a genr3,5* Penny Reid is a new author for me. I've recently read her series Elements of Chemistry and I found it delightful even if it is a NA book... a genre that, lately, doesn't leave me with much more than boredom. Anyway, I had high expectations for this adult book that tells the love story of two people who have known each other from infancy and, now that they are grown ups, discover their feelings run much deeper than simple friendship. However, old dreams and new expectations get in the way of their happy ending and they have to work a bit (in the meantime destroing race cars, getting inheritance and so on) to uncomplicate things. The ability of this author to create fully credible characters is undeniable, they are fictional people the reader can love and relate to. More so for the Winston family of six brothers (and only one sister, who is the MC in Beauty and the Mustache, the fourth book in another adult series called "Knitting in the City") which are described with definite and unique traits (besides having a beard) that perfectly define each one of them and make you wish for their own story. Unfortunately, apart for the brothers, I never fell for the couple at the center of the novel.
P.s. Yes girls!! Here we have bearded, muscled, handsome men on the go!...more
The Rock Kiss series is slowly entering my system and it's becoming more and more difficult to resist to these guys. So, why bother?
I can't say I am nThe Rock Kiss series is slowly entering my system and it's becoming more and more difficult to resist to these guys. So, why bother?
I can't say I am not biased when speaking about Nalini Singh's work. She is one of my favourite authors (if not The) and it's really impossible to be objective with her books. Nevertheless, if she is a favorite author of mine it also means she is really good, isn't it? Summarizing, I'm liking this series quite a bit. ;) From the first book you could clearly feel the differences between her other two fantasy series. You can't compare them because they are not only completely different genre, they are also build upon very different dept of plots. However, this is not a negative aspect. Still the reader needs to know that he/she is going to read something that is lighter even if Nalini (in this book more than ever) tells about difficult subjects and their consequences. The strenght of her books are her characters. Like I said speaking of Rock Courtship (David's short novella) every book makes you love completely its MC and, at the end, you can't decide which one is your favourite. This happened to me with Noah as well. I can understand why other readers of Rock Redemption said Noah was not their favourite MC from book one. His blatant betrayal of Kit was probably unforgivable for most people. It is unforgivable in most cases. Regardless, after reading his story I cannot help forgiving him. He is the perfect epitome of the hunted man. Anyhow this book is most of all a banner of women strenght because it is Kit who ends as the winner. Every word speaks loudly of her character. How she learned to deal with his weaknessess and helped him overcome his fears...always loving him. Even if I can't, from the death of me, decide which one of the books of this series is my favourite, Noah and Kit will always be one of my favourite characters because they fought for their love and their future. (it really seems I'm speaking about real people...how crazy is that? XD)
Un romanzo veloce, ricco di humor, la giusta quantità di azione e suspance e con un bell'intreccio investigativo. Trama originale sicuramente diversaUn romanzo veloce, ricco di humor, la giusta quantità di azione e suspance e con un bell'intreccio investigativo. Trama originale sicuramente diversa da quanto già letto finora. Consigliato a coloro che cercano una lettura leggera, romantica ma con un pizzico di grinta in più nei personaggi principali....more
I enjoyed this second part of the series nearly as much as the first, that is they are both a 3.5/4 stars books. The story continues where AttractionI enjoyed this second part of the series nearly as much as the first, that is they are both a 3.5/4 stars books. The story continues where Attraction ended. In fact, there is no point in reading the first book if you don't want to procede with the other two because these are not three books but merely one book divided in three parts. Speaking of the book in itself...this time I was a bit irritated for all the repetitions about how Kat is beautiful...after the third time I think the point was made. Anyway, the author knows how to keep your attenction focused, the characters are funny as ever and I just want to go to the third part and discover how all ends....more
Rhythm, Chord & Malykhin tells a unique and funny way to fall in love. I enjoyed all the bantering between Gaby, the female MC, and her brother's bRhythm, Chord & Malykhin tells a unique and funny way to fall in love. I enjoyed all the bantering between Gaby, the female MC, and her brother's band. The same for the love story that slowly grows between Gaby and Sasha, the lead singer in another group. It is intermixed with seriously hilarious moments and has one of the sweetest male MC in this genre. Nevertheless, it didn't completely capture my heart....more
Because of a kiss started for the wrongest of motives, Jess and Lucius find a true and profound love. (I cannot say I wouldn't want a Lucius for mysel Because of a kiss started for the wrongest of motives, Jess and Lucius find a true and profound love. (I cannot say I wouldn't want a Lucius for myself...I do love the brooding types that smile only for me. ;) ) This book is one of those you need to savor. It is slow paced and full of feelings. It's also set in a period of which authors don't write enough. Jessamin, in fact, is a suffragette who writes speeches for meetings and, at the same times, tries to make ends meet with a bookshop that her father has left heavily indebted because of his gambling addiction. When a Lady offers a hundred pounds for a stolen kiss to a Lord Grim(sby) because she feels rejected by him (in a childish and seflish way if you ask me) Jess, desperate to save the shop, rashly accepts... and in so doing starts a series of events to which no one would have thought. I really enjoyed Christy Carlyle's style of writing. I found it perfect for the time she is speaking about, "fluent" and rich. I liked all her characters too, the likeable ones and the ones not so much (I couldn't stand his sister and I would have slapped her a time or two...or three XD). Even if the story is not perfect, many can say it is too slow, for me it was a very good "first read" from this new author. The perfect book to read when you want something that can soothe your mind and engage your feelings.
Thanks to Edelweiss and Avon for the chance to read this book.
"...she’d felt in their kiss what he had, a strange alchemy of need and desire, a sense that whatever he’d been seeking might have finally been found?"