Review: Keep Me Safe - Elaine Breson - November 2013
Have you watched the movie and read the book "Safe Haven" by Nicholas Sparks and the movie of the same name starring Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel ? This is what Elaine Breson's new book "Keep Me Safe" reminded me of. Keep Me Safe starts off with the main female character Sadie stuck in an abusive relationship with her husband. The first chapter ends with Sadie hanging on for her dear life. Then chapter two starts with Sadie moving into her new house and being pulled over by the hunky cop Officer Stevens. Later she discovers that Officer Stevens aka Parker , is her new next door neighbor Beth's brother-in-law. As her romance starts to bloom with Parker and her life starts to look up, a killer is on the loose and women are being slaughtered and killed. Strange things start appearing for Sadie which makes the reader wonder -has her husband found her? Can Parker keep Sadie safe from danger or will her husband destroy everything she has worked to change in her life and this time will she survive the ordeal when faced with her husband ?
Review: MADversary- Jade C. Jamison - February 2012
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to attend your 10 year reunion ? What it would be like to see your ex-boyfriend ? The one that got away ? For Megan Walker she is dreading about attending her reunion due to one person in particular - singer Tyler Green , her old boyfriend who left to become famous and now plays in the Heavy Metal Band MADversary. MADversary was a short but sweet novel where we all can guess the plotline of two old lovers reuniting and then of course compromising in order to live happily ever after for now anyway. Like most of Jade C. Jamison's books, MADversary is only a few chapters long and the perfect read if you love rock n roll romances and is wanting a quick lunchtime bite or have an appointment and need to sit in the waiting room.
Review: Six Months Later - Natalie D. Richards- October 2013
Did you enjoy the movies 17 Again and 13 going on 30 ? The movies where you wake up and you are a different age and have no recollection of what has happened ? For me that's what the book Six Months Later by Natalie Richards reminded me of as the story starts with Chloe , struggling with her GPA and SAT scores heading to the library to study after saving her best friend Maggie from being teased. Then she falls asleep and when she wakes up it's six months later, six months have passed and she has no recollection of what has taken place or the events that have happened. When Chloe wakes up, she discovers that she is dating her school crush - Blake , somehow scored higher than she should have on the SATS and has feelings for Adam - a guy she had never previously spoken to and strangely she is no longer friends with Maggie . As the story goes along , we discover that something odd is happening and it has everything to do with Chloe's study group. When Chloe starts to feel her life in danger , who can she turn to ? Can Chloe convince Maggie to give her another chance ? Can she prove to her that the past six months have been a nasty blur ?
Find out in this awesome pyschological teen thriller "Six Months Later". This book reminded me of a cross between the books "The Raising" by Laura Kaisischke and "Red Leaves, The Girl in Times Square" by Paulina Simons.
Review: Secrets of a Chalet Girl - Book #2 Ski Season Series - Lorraine Wilson - October 2013
From the cover of the book it looks like a fun light-hearted chicklit novel , one that reminds me of the movie Chalet Girl which is what I thought the book would be more about , however what happens is that it's a novel that starts off with a friend's bachelorette party and a dare to kiss the most attractive man in the pub. The girl on the cover is Flora - the main female lead , nervous and out of a bad relationship she lands her eyes on a guy attached to the hand with his cellphone. She walks up and WHAM BAM - sparks fly everywhere. The male lead is named Zac, he too is here for the wedding. What then turns into a one night stand novel and a random hookup becomes quite a deep novel as the author Lorraine Wilson delves deeper into the character's past and we as the reader are confronted with instances of affairs and physical abuse from husbands towards wives etc. Will this fling turn into something more when it's time to part ways or will they discover that what they had actually provides deeper meaning to both their lives ? This book was a novella and was a quick read if you are looking for something to read either on your lunch break or just before bed . Also I think for this book, you will not have to have read the first one to catch the gist of it. It can be read as a stand-alone or part of the series.
Review: The Derby Girl -Getting Physical Series Book #2 - Tamara Morgan - August 2013
Gretchen is your fun loving middle aged woman . In her 30's she is a lover of learning , a lifesaver and teacher of Aqua jogging , a barista at Java Coffee Club and a member of her local Roller Derby team. On a way home one night from Roller Derby, she comes across a guy - Dr. Jared Fine stranded on the road with a flat tire. Their conversation goes from great to Jared being an jerk within a few minutes. However, Jared hasn't meet anyone so invigorating and awesome and wants to know Gretchen more. Gretchen on the other hand doesn't like getting too attached. Can a Derby Girl fall in love with a distinguished Doctor ?
I loved this book and the character Gretchen as she didn't care what people thought exactly of her except for her sisters of course which I can understand. I also loved the fact that she cared for her Gran when no-one else would and that underneath her tough façade of tattoos and roller derby that she is such a sweet and sensitive girl as in the book : note the Wally the Lobster connection. As I have yet to read the first book in this series, I have it on my Ipad to read, I am now looking forward to it and seeing how that one turns out.
Review: The Best Kept Secret in Normandy - Liz R. Newman - January 2013
Tammy and Ceci are on their way to Paris on the plane for a girls weekend. Tammy is beautiful and stunning and always finds herself surrounded by men. Ceci on the other hand feels like the DUFF - the designated ugly fat friend and feels overweight and unbeautiful. When on the plane , she is rejected and commented about behind her back, her self esteem drops down the bottom of the scale. Seeing this the male flight attendant Jacques gives her address to a secret shop in Normandy and tells her to tell the owner known as M.N that Jacques from Cherry sent her. Headed to the shop, she discovers a shop not filled with tailored dresses but antiques. Here she finds a glass slipper from Cinderella , after trying it on she discovers herself as a perfect princess. With a perfect princess body she meet Louis , but what will happen when she goes back to normal. Will Louis still love her for the way she is ? This book was a very quick read at only four chapters and is a mixture between the films Shallow Hal but in an opposite way and the movie The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants.
Review: Keep You From Harm - Book #1 Remedy - Debra Doxer - September 2013
Secrets can be overwhelming , especially when you can't tell anybody in case it will backfire on you. Keep You From Harm reminded me a bit of the tale of Doctor Doolittle , where instead of the main character Raielle being able to talk to animals , she can heal those who are sick. All she has in this world is her mother , who can do the same thing. What happens next though is that Raielle will come home from school and find her mother dead , murdered and left in her own pool of blood. From then on , Raielle finds out that she has a family elsewhere that includes her brother and her grandmother . Her brother takes her in to his family and Raielle meets Lucas who is hiding his own fair share of secrets. Soon the pair will become closer and he will become her rock as she tries to find out what happened to her mother. When she meets her grandmother, she discovers the truth of why her mother quit sharing her gift and made sure that Raielle lived by the rules she created. What will happen to Raielle when she has to heal somebody she loves ? Will she discover the consequences of breaking the rules of healing and will it be something that she can live with ? This was such an amazing book, that left me wanting to tell the world about it after I had finished it :) Definitely one for all to read.