Thursday, September 11, 2014

Freebies Alert #15


Hi Everyone,
here I am sharing some of my latest finds! 


Burn for Me (a Fighting Fire novella) (Entangled Brazen)

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So don't forget to check the price before you 1-clicked it, many times, the books are only free for a short amount of time.

Happy Readings!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

What's up with me...


Hi everyone,

hope you all had fantastic vacations, full of fun and of course books!

Now, why I have been in a sort of a blog hiatus?
Well, I started my internship in a translation company...so the life changing decision I made last year, is now towards an end and hopefully, a start of a career.

Anyway, I'm still trying to catch up and to be perfectly honest, when I get home I just want to read, so besides blog stuff, I'm behind on my reviews (Outlander#6 I'm talking about you) but I'm planning all out, and hopefully this week, the blog will resume business as usual.

I've seen I've been tagged (so I'll need to post that one shortly), I have lots of kindle freebies to share with you all, and of course, like always, my love for books!

So Happy readings and stay tunned...

classics




Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Waiting On You (Blue Heron #3)


Waiting On You (Blue Heron #3)


Rating : 4.5 stars
Read: August 2014
Format Read : Paperback (copy kindly given via Harlequin in exchange of an honest review. Thank You)

"What seems clear,"he murmured , stepping a little closer so that they were almost touching ,"is that this is going to happen. You and me. It's just a question of when." 


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Colleen O'Rourke was always the popular girl without being mean, the girl everyone loves. She is beautiful, witty, independent, owns a bar with her twin brother Connor and she is proud to be a matchmaker queen, since she has brought together over the years many couples. Oh yes, there is even lot's of babies/toddlers named after her.
Colleen is the "Emma" of Manningsport, giving romantic advice and yet, she remains single.
Well, the thing is she had found true love, her first and only love to be precise, Lucas, the pirate that with one glance stole her heart and that latter on broke it to pieces.
That doesn't mean she doesn't have fun and that she doesn't flirt like a pro but still, she haven't found anyone that made her feel like Lucas did.

It's been 10 years since Lucas broke Colleen's heart and he is now back in town, is uncle is dying and he is there to support and try to help him and his cousin Bryce.
But when he sees her, his Mia, everything comes rushing back and they have unfinished business to settle down.

Can Colleen risk her heart again? And can Lucas open up to the best thing that ever happened to him?

****


Yep, that pretty much sums it all up! I freaking LOVED this book, and practically read it in one setting.
I love reading romances, it's true, and second chance romances are among my favorite kind (I still blame Persuasion for that *Oh my precious book*)...it's the kind that pull all my heartstrings, the angst, the knowing that their meant for each other but something always gets in the way, to just read the love blossoming again.

Colleen had a pull on him. That same sense he had when he first laid eyes on her in that classroom so long ago, that locked-in feeling, as if he'd waited all his life to see her...
that still pulsed between them. 
Now the novel isn't entirely about them, there are many relevant side characters that in a way paved the outcome of their story.I know that many people didn't enjoyed that much because of that but to be honest, for me was one of the aspects that made me love it even more. It explained quite a lot their behaviors, and most of all, their fears.
In the book we get a dual POV and many of them are actually of the Past, showing how their met, their relationship and what drove them apart. Was I frustrated with what make them broke up? Hell yeah, but I've seen it many times in real life similar situations, and when pride gets in the way, it's even harder to overcome that.
Still, through the whole book I liked immediately Lucas and Colleen, and many of their scenes just broke my heart and made me tear up (the story of his dad particularly).

I enjoyed a lot the whole Paulie/Bryce story line, even more when in the end she didn't had to change who she was, how she looked like to get the man of her dreams. You go girl! (Although at the beginning I didn't liked Bryce very much, he did finally started to grow up).

So if you love a blend between funny and emotional, and a romance that get's a second chance, this one is for you!


Monday, August 18, 2014

The Fiery Cross (Outlander #5)


The Fiery Cross (Outlander, #5)

Rating : 5 stars
Read: August 2014
Format Read : Paperback


“The past is gone-the future is not come.
And we are here together, you and I.” 


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And once again the amazing journey of Jamie and Claire, and of Roger and Brianna's continue in another amazing (and massive) book.
Jamie knows why Brianna went through the stones, to warn him and Claire of a fire that will destroy their lives. But Jamie recons that the past can't not be changed since he tried it before, and tragedy still stroke all over Scotland.
But still even knowing that, and that the war is coming, he must perform his duty, to his tenants at Fraser's Ridge. When it came the time to organize a militia, he couldn't ignore it, since in a whim all his lands could be taken in away from them.
Roger is right there by his side, another one that risked it all to go through the stones and that knows to well the perilously time that is to come.
So between battles and cries of revolt, weddings, old stories that come haunting them back, life and death situations and the chase of the revenge...they have to live in quite a dangerous time with a sense of doom above them.

And hey, Jamie and Claire are not the only magnets for trouble around there...

Jamie and Claire 
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What to say of my beloved couple?
I do think I'm repeating myself over and over, but I can't write the review without focusing on them...they're EPIC.
One of the "oh so many things" I'm completely in love with this series, is that we are with them while they are growing older. Their story started when they were in their 20's and now their entering their 50's...and it's quite beautiful to see how they are still the same in so many ways and in other quite wiser. One thing does not change at all,their love and utterly devotion to each other.

“You are beautiful,” he whispered to me.
 “If you say so.”
“Do ye not believe me? Have I ever lied to you?”
“That’s not what I mean. I mean—if you say it, then it’s true. You make it true.”
 


In this book, we see how they are really settling in Fraser's Ridge, Jamie in all his "laird" glory and Claire, the healer, the wise one that it's constantly experimenting and trying to improve all of their lives.
And it's just AWESOME when Claire explains something to Jamie, like about genetics, germs, and he is trying to absorbed it all. In another way, Jamie tells her about the ways of his world. 

I just love this 2 to pieces!
And I just need to add that "FINALLY" Jamie looks at Roger like a son...It sure did took you a while lad!

Roger and Brianna 
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*sigh* Rog Mac and Bree, you're not still in the same level as Claire and Jamie in my heart (and I know that it seems awfully unfair), but in each book I'm loving you both more. I admit,especially Roger.

And well, it is Roger that is the protagonist of one of the scenes that made me afraid of keep reading it...I couldn't believe something like that was happening to him, I was stuck between shock and tears.
Thankfully it didn't had the worst outcome but still, he was left scarred, in the inside and outside, and it was quite painful to read. 
If someone is strong, this 2 are, so I was sure that together they would heal together and be happy with their beautiful boy Jemmy. (He is so adorableeeeeee you guys!).

Like Jamie and Claire, I just wish for these 2 to be incandescently happy!

"No matter what,"he whispered ,"no matter where.
No matter whether you're there to hear or not - I'll always sing for you.
 "


**beautiful!

Overall 

This book was another amazing installment of this series although so far, Voyager is indeed my top favorite.
At the beginning of the book I was surprised that a fairly amount of it, was just in a time frame of a single day...and still it wasn't boring at all, we got several POV's and it was quite an important day, since much happened that would be explained later one.
I enjoyed that much of the story was them settled on Fraser's Ridge, showing the logistics, the plans and how they must constantly be in the look out. And like always, the book is full of turns and twists that you would never guessed it, full of danger, perils, passion and devotion....all perfectly mixed.
Oh and also, you will learn a lot(I love how in many aspects Diana give us so many historical details) and also laugh...there is this particular scene about sperm that made me laugh so hard. See, you can also learn about science!
Still, I got to admit that I missed Lord John (I love Youuu) and I was quite happy with a twist in the ending and the reappearance of a beloved character.

Now Book 6, here I come...

#JeSuisPrest


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