Thursday, August 27, 2015

Lady Killer by Jamie Rich

Illustrated by Joelle Jones

Josie Schuller is a picture-perfect homemaker, wife, and mother—but she’s also a ruthless, efficient killer! She’s balanced cheerful domestic bliss with coldly performed assassinations, but when Josie finds herself in the crosshairs, her American Dream life is in danger!

A brand-new original black comedy series that combines the wholesome imagery of early 1960s domestic bliss with a tightening web of murder, paranoia, and cold-blooded survival.

“LADY KILLER is just as much splash-page gore as it is a biting commentary on American society, creating a well-balanced work for both fans of horror and of smart political thrillers.”

Series Overview: Not a series, Lady Killer is a one-shot black comedy that combines the wholesome imagery of early 1960s domestic bliss with a tightening web of murder, paranoia, and cold-blooded survival.


Funny, lethal with gorgeous illustrations.

To be honest, there is nothing special in the plot or the dialogues but the illustrations are amazingly well detailed. It's a cool art work and you return in the 60's following this lovely psycho killer in disguise inside a perfect innocent housewife.

I've really enjoyed it because of the art. Like the 60's and the fact that the lady is a bloody cold assassin in with a killer look! :-)

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

One Scandalous Kiss by Christy Carlyle

When a scheming marquess' daughter offers her one hundred pounds to publicly kiss a nobleman, a desperate Jessamin Wright agrees. She believes the money will save her failing bookstore and finally free her from her father's debts. But when Jess bursts into an aristocratic party and shocks the entire ton, she never expects to enjoy the outrageous embrace she shares with a grim viscount.

Lucius Crawford, Viscount Grimsby, has never met, or kissed, anyone like the beautiful suffragette who unsettles him with a single touch. He has always strived for control and avoided passion at all costs. Lucius is determined to protect his title and restore the estate he's unexpectedly inherited, but Jess' appearance in his life poses a threat to his plans and his heart. After a country house party brings them together once more, neither can resist temptation, and both find that one scandalous kiss just isn't enough.

It has been a long time since I've read an historical romance and I thought the plot has some potential to make an entertaining read.

If the character are nice, I thought the story was lacking of rhythm. It's a short one when as soon as the dare is issued and the kiss is given…the reader will have to wait until the last pages to have some action.
Romantic action or some twist… A bit too look as I'm not patient and prefer a fast pace in my stories.

It's not a bad story just one that will not mark me.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Carnal Secrets by Suzanne Wright

The Phoenix Pack Vol 3

A pack Alpha and his estranged, true mate wrestle with painful secrets, ruthless enemies, and their own irresistible attraction, in the sexy third book of the Phoenix Pack series.

Half-shifter Shaya Critchley may hold a submissive role in her pack, but she’s done taking orders. After her Alpha wolf mate refused to claim her—but committed to interfering in her life—she took off. Now she hides from him, posing as a human in a town full of anti-shifter extremist groups. She thinks he’ll never find her again, and that suits her just fine. But she’s wrong.

Nick Axton can barely control his feelings for Shaya, but he could never claim her—not if he truly cares for her. The degenerative brain condition he keeps secret would ultimately leave her with a burden rather than a mate. But when Shaya runs away, Nick can’t bear the thought of never seeing her again. After tracking her down, he discovers Shaya’s feisty and passionate side in the process…a side he’d never seen before.

Under the menacing gazes of territorial local packs and violent human extremists, Nick vows to finally claim the spirited Shaya…and despite her initial resistance, Shaya just might find his fiery determination to be the ultimate aphrodisiac. 

I was really waiting for Nick and Shaya story as the author was teasing us with this future couple from volume 2. Let's say that is the first volume where I was not eagerly turning the pages.
It's not that the story was not interesting. It's just that Shaya giving the cold shower to Nick during half the book was getting tedious.

In the meantime, the background story was cool with the extremist and the memories of Derren and Nick in juvie. The reader learns a lot of new details about the Nick and discovers new characters like Rory, Kathy, Kent…

But, even if it's less gripping, I was still excited enough to reread the volume 4. Just to be able to remember all of Rory and Marcus adventures.

It's a so so story.

The Phoenix Pack series by Suzanne Wright

VOL 1: Feral Sins
VOL 2:Wicked Cravings 
VOL 3: Carnal Secrets 
VOL 4: Dark Instincts

Monday, August 24, 2015

The Misfit Economy by Kyra Maya Phillips and Alexa Clay

Lessons in Creativity from Pirates, Hackers, Gangsters and Other Informal Entrepreneurs

A book that argues that lessons in creativity, innovation, salesmanship, and entrepreneurship can come from surprising places: pirates, bootleggers, counterfeiters, hustlers, and others living and working on the margins of business and society.

Who are the greatest innovators in the world? You’re probably thinking Steve Jobs, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford. The usual suspects.

This book isn’t about them. It’s about people you’ve never heard of. It’s about people who are just as innovative, entrepreneurial, and visionary as the Jobses, Edisons, and Fords of the world, except they’re not in Silicon Valley. They’re in the street markets of Sao Paulo and Guangzhou, the rubbish dumps of Lagos, the flooded coastal towns of Thailand. They are pirates, slum dwellers, computer hackers, dissidents, and inner city gang members.

Across the globe, diverse innovators operating in the black, grey, and informal economies are developing solutions to a myriad of challenges. Far from being “deviant entrepreneurs” that pose threats to our social and economic stability, these innovators display remarkable ingenuity, pioneering original methods and practices that we can learn from and apply to move formal markets.

This book investigates the stories of underground innovation that make up the Misfit Economy. It examines the teeming genius of the underground. It asks: Who are these unknown visionaries? How do they work? How do they organize themselves? How do they catalyze innovation? And ultimately, how can you take these lessons into your own world?

As I've received this book from Edelweiss in exchange of a fair review, I've also been allowed to read it during a certain amount of time. Unfortunately, I was busy and it's not the same to read an entertaining story before going to bed than reading a serious book. So I wasn't able to finish this one.

And I'm very sad because it was very well written and interesting. What has piqued my curiosity at the beginning was hearing about success coming from people you don't really think as successful when they truly are in their innovative or unusual roads.

To be honest, I will not be able to go much further than that as I haven't read it entirely. But what I've started was really cool, informative and captivating. So I will purchase it and give it a proper review as soon as possible.

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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Wicked Cravings by Suzanne Wright

The Phoenix Pack Vol 2

Despite having been besotted with Dante Garcea since she was a child, wolf shifter Jaime Farrow figures that it’s time to move past the crush. If he wanted her, he wouldn’t have ignored her flirtatious behavior, right? Hiding her intense attraction to him isn’t easy – especially now that they're part of the same pack again – but with bigger issues to worry about and with the submissive wolf act to maintain, Jaime is resolute on moving forward. Now if only the workaholic control-freak would let her…

As the pack Beta, Dante doesn't have the space or time in his life for a relationship. As such, he ignores his intense hunger for the willful – and sometimes crazy – Jaime. Yet when her flirtations abruptly end, Dante finds that he doesn’t like losing her attention. He finds something else too – Jaime's hiding something. Determined to uncover her secret, he sets out to break through her defenses, even though being around her intensifies his cravings for her. What he finds is a problem that Jaime is convinced not even a powerful Beta can solve.

This second volume in the "Phoenix Pack" Series can be read by itself but since I'm reading all the stories, once again I was not disappointed.

Ok, you can see the author pattern in the way she builds her romantic love story and scene sex. But the background plot is always full of entertainment with fighting and humor. Dominic cheesy lines are always hilarious and he is my favorite character so far.

As for Dante and Jaime, they are a lovely couple. Like that the woman has some scars and that she needs to overcome some personal issues. This volume is darker but you learn about never to let go and stop fighting for the ones you love.

Really like the author imagination and way of attracting the reader to care for her personages.
A cool moment to spend with funny crazy touching lethal people.
Cool entertaining read.

The Phoenix Pack series by Suzanne Wright

VOL 1: Feral Sins
VOL 2:Wicked Cravings 
VOL 3: Carnal Secrets 
VOL 4: Dark Instincts

Friday, August 21, 2015

Feral Sins by Suzanne Wright

The Phoenix Pack VOL 1

When female wolf shifter Taryn Warner first encounters Trey Coleman, an alpha male wolf shifter with a dangerous reputation, she’s determined to resist his charms. After all, Trey—who was only fourteen when he defeated his own father in a duel, winning the right to be alpha of his pack—can’t have anything to offer the talented healer besides trouble, or so she thinks.

Taryn finds herself drawn in by Trey’s forceful demeanor and arctic-blue eyes, and she eventually agrees to enter an uneasy alliance with him. If the two succeed in convincing their respective packs that they’ve chosen each other as mates, Trey will win valuable political allies, while Taryn will escape an odious arranged mating.

But there are a lot of potential pitfalls to this plan—including the very real possibility that the wolf shifters, overwhelmed by their growing attraction to each other, will be unable to maintain the clear heads needed to pull off the deception.

Few months ago, I've received Vol 4 and I've really enjoyed myself and the author writing. So I was curious to meet the other members of the pack and has decided to start the The Phoenix Pack Series.
And it was a really great decision! :-)
I've liked and was hooked by romantic and pack plots as well as the backgrounds stories.

In this first volume, we meet Taryn and Trey. I immediately found Taryn, sassy attitude, funny. She is a spirited female personage. She doesn't let herself be dominated, speaks her mind and hasn't problem to fight for what she wants and believes.
It's refreshing. Really like her.
Dominic flirty crazy lines were also hilarious and I appreciate the humor in the story. It's really like entering a family and discovering the dynamics. Never a dull moment in this story.

Of course, there is a lot of sex scenes but also fighting ones, humor, loyalty and family. Not necessarily the blood one but the one you choose and create for yourself with people you can trust.
Really cool read.

The Phoenix Pack series by Suzanne Wright
VOL 1: Feral Sins
VOL 2:Wicked Cravings 
VOL 3: Carnal Secrets 
VOL 4: Dark Instincts

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Kaze Hikaru by Taeko Watanabe Vol 23

In the 1860s in Japan, a new era is dawning. During this time fraught with violent social upheaval, samurai of all walks of life flock to Kyoto in the hope of joining a band of warriors united around their undying loyalty to the Shogunate system. This group became one of the greatest (and most infamous) movements in Japanese history...the Shinsengumi!

Sei is badly injured when she rescues Shoji in a surprise attack against the Shinsengumi. Though she seems to be recovering, Shoji is haunted by the incident and Sei's role in saving his life. His behavior is so unreasonable that Saito threatens to revoke his role as Vice Captain! Meanwhile, Captain Kondo returns from a disappointing trip to Hiroshima little does he know that some of his closest confidants are conspiring against him!

Love this manga.
Always been a fan of Samuraï way of dealing with life: honor, rigor, death, value of given words, respect, poetry and training. Of course, there is corruption, betrayal, cowardise, villains…

The only thing frustrated is the pace at which it is released! :-)

In this volume, Sei has been injured and it forces Soji to understand the importance of her in his life. Of course, Soji being Soji… (The guy is dense!) He decides that Sei must not return to the Shinsengumi because she can lose her life trying to save him once again…

It's funny to see the guy reactions: him flushing, over thinking… And Sei temper! Lol! She is a spitfire!
The designs are cool and I like that you have history, tragic betrayal moment mixed with comical reactions. It's a real good manga to enjoy!

As always, after finishing a volume, I can't wait to put my hands on the next one!

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I received this book in exchange of a fair and honest review.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Exotica by Eden Bradley

Welcome to Exotica. Leave your inhibitions at the door

Lilli DeForrest is hoping for a week of pampering and relaxation, but when the beautiful Rajan steps into her suite, the attraction is immediate. Rajan is her ideal lover: tender, commanding and intensely erotic.
But, as Lilli is about to discover, his masterful touch is just the beginning.

Love the Cover !

Seriously, I've started this book a long time ago. But the fact that the men were male companions as in gigolos and that women were paying for services…Hmm.. Let's say that it's not at all my kind of fantasy!

But since I'm cleaning my shelves, I've decided to follow up. Strangely, the writing is good and the character and background stories interesting when you don't read scene sex. I'm not a prude but one or two scenes by chapter… Jeezz…Lot of stamina! :-)

So, I've read it diagonally. And I'm very surprised because the author is good even creative in the sex as she was trying for diversity. Maybe I was just not in the mood.

So try it to see if it's your kind of erotica. Personally, I prefer more story.

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I received this book in exchange of a fair and honest review.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Menagerie by Rachel Vincent

Menagerie Vol 1

When Delilah Marlow visits a famous traveling carnival, Metzger's Menagerie, she is an ordinary woman in a not-quite-ordinary world. But under the macabre circus black-top, she discovers a fierce, sharp-clawed creature lurking just beneath her human veneer.

Captured and put on exhibition, Delilah in her black swan burlesque costume is stripped of her worldly possessions, including her own name, as she's forced to "perform" in town after town.

But there is breathtaking beauty behind the seamy and grotesque reality of the carnival. Gallagher, her handler, is as kind as he is cryptic and strong. The other "attractions"—mermaids, minotaurs, gryphons and kelpies—are strange, yes, but they share a bond forged by the brutal realities of captivity.

And as Delilah struggles for her freedom, and for her fellow menagerie, she'll discover a strength and a purpose she never knew existed.

I was surprised in a very good way. Didn't think at all I would be hooked so fast. The story is well written with blood, suspense, racism, question about differences, acceptance, love, the value of a life… A lot of very modern questions cleverly hidden into a great story.

Like the plot with the Ménagerie full of mythological or fantasy creatures that are abused and badly treated. It's not a fairy tale, it's dark and probably closer to the reality than expected. :-)

The characters are interesting. Not at all princess or prince material but people with moral, value even if they are full of darkness and flaws. Gallagher has picked my curiosity with his nick name and his abilities. Would be great to know more about him in the sequel. He is not at all what I was expected and imagining at the beginning of my read. He is like a modern old fashion chevalier.

And Delilah is a female character very strong. Even in adversity, she doesn't break her spirit. Of course, she is pretty shield from the ugliness by Gallagher because you can only guess what atrocities are inflicted to creatures that "normal" people think are freaks. As we are all "normal"… Rolling my eyes here.
The author says something cool about us having a part of ugliness or having an inside beast in all of us. Guess, I like her way of thinking.

Great tale told with creativity and true words. Really like it!
Can't wait for the sequel! :-)

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I received this book in exchange of a fair and honest review.

Monday, August 10, 2015

The Talk Show a Novel by Joe Wenke

Someone is following Jack Winthrop-most likely the gunman who tried to kill America's most controversial talk show host, Abraham Lincoln Jones. Ever since that fateful night when Jones called Winthrop with his audacious proposal, life has never been the same.
Winthrop, an award-winning New York Times reporter who calls the Tit for Tat strip club his second home, agreed to collaborate on Jones' national "Emancipation Tour." The plan is to bring Jones' passion for radical change to the people and transcend television by meeting America face to face. Now Winthrop has to survive long enough to make the tour a reality.

As the reach of his stalker spreads, so does the fear that Winthrop's unconventional family is also in danger-Rita Harvey, the gentle transgender ex-priest and LGBT activist; Slow Mo, the massive vegetarian bouncer; and Donna, stripper and entrepreneurial prodigy-as well as the woman who is claiming his heart, media expert Danielle Jackson.

Steeped in the seamy underbelly of New York City, The Talk Show is a fast-paced and mordantly funny thriller that examines how the forces of nihilism threaten our yearning for love, family and acceptance.

Hmm… I was really puzzled by this story. 

I can see the author has a great way to picture an atmosphere and describe a scenery like you were yourself watching it. Only problem, even if you try to be modern and young, you don't have to swear and to use "Fuck" all the time.
I've spent more time rolling my eyes at the full mouth all the characters have than to really being able to enjoy the author writing. :-(

Then, the pace was slow. Even if I like the melting pot of different people… Jeezzz, I was not reading this book as bedtime story! Sigh!
I've wanted some action and the shooting is coming way to far. I was already lost and bored.

So, not really my cup of tea even if I see a lot of potential in the writing style.

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I received this book in exchange of a fair and honest review.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

The Three by Sarah Lotz

Black Thursday. The day that will never be forgotten. The day that four passenger planes crash, at almost exactly the same moment, at four different points around the globe.

There are only four survivors. Three are children, who emerge from the wreckage seemingly unhurt. But they are not unchanged.

And the fourth is Pamela May Donald, who lives just long enough to record a voice message on her phone.

A message that will change the world.

The message is a warning.

It took me some time to review this book since the story has followed me… 
Unexpected. Disturbing. Original. And very well written. 
You know nothing and your imagination is already running wild. It's dark and awesomely put together.

It's not a book that you need to read a review about. It's a story that you will have to read for yourself to see if you get into the atmosphere and the suspense. It's intriguing. Sad. Dark.

Really have mixed feelings about the plot but I was hooked from the start. It's the delicate writing that has intrigued me the most. Was unable to guess or to anticipate. Was just able to follow the author lead. Very well done. 
A really good book.

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Letters to Zell by Camille Griep

Everything is going according to story for CeCi (Cinderella), Bianca (Snow White), and Rory (Sleeping Beauty)—until the day that Zell (Rapunzel) decides to leave Grimmland and pursue her life.

Now, Zell’s best friends are left to wonder whether their own passions are worth risking their predetermined “happily ever afters,” regardless of the consequences. CeCi wonders whether she should become a professional chef, sharp-tongued and quick-witted Bianca wants to escape an engagement to her platonic friend, and Rory will do anything to make her boorish husband love her. But as Bianca’s wedding approaches, can they escape their fates—and is there enough wine in all of the Realm to help them?

In this hilarious modern interpretation of the fairy-tale stories we all know and love, Letters to Zell explores what happens when women abandon the stories they didn’t write for themselves and go completely off script to follow their dreams.

When reading the summary, I told myself it would be a fun read. Something different. As lately, I was joking about fairy tales and Prince Charming having a modern interpretation picked my curiosity.
The fact that these super star princesses were not happy about what every girls dream of being a wonderful ending for a love story from childhood made me want to know more about the author plot.

I was very surprise but not at all in a good way. If the story could have been promising, it's too long. The author takes too much time to go to the point.
The fact that all the story is writing as letter to Rapunzel could have been cool. But the absence of reply means just a lot of complains not really a correspondence.

The princesses are boring, swearing or too naive to be fun. Honestly, they are winning so much that it's no wonder the princes are always out of the picture. :-) Would have run away myself from their clique. They only know how to gossip and are really not cool role model.

So I ended up watching the percentage read at the bottom of my screen more and more. As I'm not really patient these days, I haven't read the story until the end.

I'm sorry since the author was trying to come up with something interesting but her vision of women is pretty awful. And she has lost me by taking too much time to put some action in her story. :-(

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Dane by Liliana Hart

The MacKenzie Family Vol 1

In this novella, bad boy, Dane MacKenzie, is coming home to Surrender, Montana. It’s been ten years since he left the woman he loved behind to make a name for himself, and now he’s bound and determined to claim her once and for all.

But Charlotte Munroe has no desire to welcome home the Prodigal Son with a fatted calf. The bitterness of Dane’s betrayal runs deep, and she has no plans of letting him back into her life. Especially since she’s trying to protect the son Dane isn’t aware exists from heartbreak, since she’s sure he’s only going to walk out of their lives again.

A short story that could have been promising as the characters, especially the MacKenzie's brothers, may have some potential. Only problem…It's a novella. So short, that in one evening and night you have all your action.
If for a one night stand, it could have been realistic. For coming home after 10 years, relinking an old flame, seeing your brothers and learning other heavy stuff… 
Come on? I don't believe in Santa… It's not because I'm reading romance that I just need scene sex and an happy ending. I like to read ! 
So potential but I'm rolling my eyes at the plot.

A Sexy Journey by Jasinda Wilder

I've always been a good girl. I grew up in a small town, dated my high school sweetheart all the way through college, and married him. I even waited until our wedding night for my first time. Yeah, that kind of good girl. Finding my husband in bed with the church secretary came as quite a shock, needless to say. Finding out he'd slept with just about every female in town was an even bigger shock.

Discovering those dirty little secrets is what sent me on a journey that I will never forget.

Once again, not my cup of tea as I prefer long story.

The beginning is interesting. Like the way the author describe a traumatic event with a lot of humor when her character discovers her husband is cheating on her.
I was less fan with the makeover and the Cinderella Ball that comes after. As well as with Delilah running away…
I thought the the story was rushed. :-(
Will not read the series...

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Offside by Juliana Stone

The Barker Triplets Vol 1


When hockey phenom Billie-Jo Barker returns home and decides to play in the local Friday night hockey league, all hell breaks loose. Not because Billie's talent is in question, but because Billie is a woman. And though these are modern times, some of the local guys still have a problem letting a girl into their 'men's club.'

Soon, Billie is at the center of a small town battle of the sexes, with everyone choosing sides. Her sisters. The townsfolk. Her friends. And yet, the only person whose opinion she cares about doesn't seem to care much at all. Logan Forest, the man who broke her heart when she was eighteen and the man she now shares the bench with every Friday night.

She's got a lot to prove and though Billie Jo Barker scores on the ice, will this girl ever score with the man of her dreams?

Honestly, I wouldn't have tried this book if I've seen the cover before… It doesn't do the story justice. Of course, there is a hot girl and an handsome man… Of course, it's a romance… But the plot is good.
The author has created some interesting females characters with her triplets as well as with the family drama that has a nice touch of reality.

Dementia, rivalry between siblings, men's world, sports and lust! :-)

I've spend a great time with Logan who is a great man with commitment issues until he met the right girl. Of course, it sounds cliché and a little too…fairy tale… But what can I say? I'm a sucker when it comes to believe that a man can see life differently if he meet The One. 
Lol! Yuck! Must have catch a bug ! :-)

Anyway, I like the daily dynamics, the love story as well as the sport plot. Love the locker room first scene… Made me smile!

Less a fan of the secret Billie is hiding from Logan… Don't see why she couldn't have confessed. It was cute not dramatic.

In short, a great read if you want some romance with a strong woman who has a mind on her own!
Cool story!

Can't wait to know more about Shane...

Teasing Trent by M. Malone

One girl. One guy. One unforgettable night.

Trent's supposed to keep his best friend's sister company on her birthday. He just has to remember the promise he made to himself in college to keep his hands off her. He's not worried until he finds out she wants to stay in. Just the two of them.

Ever since Mara walked into her brother's dorm room freshman year and came face to face with a shirtless Trent, she's known he was The One. She finally has a plan to get him exactly where she wants him. In her bed.

If Mara has her way, she'll get a lot more for her birthday than a Hallmark card…

A novella. 
As I like long story, it's never my cup of tea but the story is well written. Mara is a little bossy and Trent has a lot of selfs-control.
If the story is fast and easy to read, Mara's brother picked my curiosity. Even if he has a very small role in the plot.
As a prequel, it can be a good read but I don't really think I will start The Alexanders series. 

Unfiltered & Unlawful by Payge Galvin and Ronnie Douglas

After a night-shift shooting of a drug dealer in The Coffee Cave, twelve strangers each walk out with more than $100,000 in dirty money, a pact never to meet again, and the chance to start over…

Until that night, Sasha "Sugar" Kovac spent her days selling coffee to the co-eds at ASU Rio Verde and her nights trying not to run back to her ex… or join the throngs of girls lusting after her friend, Adam.

But why should Sugar give in to the Harley-riding tattoo artist when his longest relationships haven't lasted more than a weekend?

Sugar's life takes a turn for the dangerous when someone comes looking for the people connected to the Cave shooting and the cash they split. To protect herself and those she cares about, Sugar has to get out of town–and fast. When Adam insists on coming with her, Sugar finds herself holed up in a tiny house with a hot man, a stash of cash, and a lot of secrets.

Can Sugar protect both her life and her heart when temptation is so close? Or is the past she's fled going to catch up with her?

Sigh… Drugs, money, abuse, self-esteem female character…
It's correctly written and I don't have anything to say about the style. 
But come on… Women already have a lot of insecurities. Even if you want to create a plot in the mafia or to show the drug field, can you not make them addict and with low moral? 
I read to entertain myself not to get depressed or exercise my eyes with too much rolling.
Definitively, not a good story for me. :-(

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Love in the Stars by Brad Kronen

Find Your Perfect Match with Astrology  

Are you curious about whether your crush or current flame is a match made in the stars?
Whether you’re looking for love, already dating, or just curious about your compatibility with other signs, find everything you want to know about your astrological love matches in this book.

If you want to know more about your sign, it's the perfect book. Lot of humor in the description and the compatibilities with the different association.
But nothing really new under the sun, it's the same as a lot of books about astrological signs.

So after reading about your crush, your husband… you will not read all the other signs.
But it can be a good one to keep and to open every time you change partner…
A good positive point for the humor and positive attitude.

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I received this book in exchange of a fair and honest review.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The Bollywood Bride by Sonali Dev

Ria Parkar is Bollywood's favorite Ice Princess--beautiful, poised, and scandal-proof--until one impulsive act threatens to expose her destructive past. Traveling home to Chicago for her cousin's wedding offers a chance to diffuse the coming media storm and find solace in family, food, and outsized celebrations that are like one of her vibrant movies come to life. But it also means confronting Vikram Jathar.

Ria and Vikram spent childhood summers together, a world away from Ria's exclusive boarding school in Mumbai. Their friendship grew seamlessly into love--until Ria made a shattering decision. As far as Vikram is concerned, Ria sold her soul for stardom and it's taken him years to rebuild his life. But beneath his pent-up anger, their bond remains unchanged.

And now, among those who know her best, Ria may find the courage to face the secrets she's been guarding for everyone else's benefit--and a chance to stop acting and start living.

Rich with details of modern Indian-American life, here is a warm, sexy, and witty story of love, family, and the difficult choices that arise in the name of both.

I've discovered this author in her latest book "The Bollywood Affair" and was very surprised. Love her writing style and the way she is telling a story.
There is a lot of modernity, respect for the Indian traditions and her female characters are always whole and full of strength.

So I was very excited to put my hands on her new release. A very good one !
Darker with sometimes heavy emotions, Sonali Dev is leading the reader to a great romantic story. There is something really fresh about her plot. 
Of course, it's a romantic love story but not an easy one. Nothing predictable. 
She really was able to get my attention the whole time. :-) Not so easy lately!

Love the different themes she has decided to approach. Dementia, fame, memories, the weight of a promise, living an empty life, true feelings…

A real cool love story and a talented author I will continue to follow!
Very good read!

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