Tuesday, October 21, 2014

When We Met (Fool's Gold #13)

When We Met (Fool's Gold, #13)


Rating :4 stars
Read: October 2014
Format Read :paperback (ARC kindly given by Harlequin)



**4 shinning stars**

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They were a couple of broken souls.
A man who had loved and lost and a woman who didn't believe in romantic love at all. 

Angel and Taryn have noticed each other since they moved to Fool's Gold...so when Angel approaches Taryn at the coffee shop and says they're inevitable she (and we) believe him!
And so the wooing and courtship begins, Angel is a patient man (i think he is more like a tease) and he knows exactly what he wants and he is willing to wait for it. And Taryn? Used to flings and the one more assertive, is quite attracted to Angel, who knows what he wants but at the same time,truly respect her and her independent ways.
And so the seduction begins, both agreeing that it would be just a fun time together, nothing too serious down the road..they both have scars that won't let them see a future with love for themselves.

But what happens when they realize, that the path they never thought to cross, is right in front of them?

***
Gosh, I had so much fun reading this! It starts with a bang, their banter in the coffee shop, that left me grinning like fool.
First of all I think I need to move too Fool's Gold, Cupid is getting way to busy there...and let's just say that the men over there are damn FINE!!

About the characters?
I LOVED Taryn and Angel...as individual and as a couple (oh glorious sexual tension)!
One of the things that I love in this series (besides each book can totally be read as a standalone) is that the romance isn't rushed, they get to know each other and of course truly liked each other.
The dark and dangerous Angel with a heart of gold,braiding little girls hair? 
It's like kriptonite you guys! Now you're wondering how in the hell a scene like that happens? Haha, I'm so not telling!

Then we have strong, independent, sassy and fashionista Taryn, a perfect and so not obvious match for Angel.
She was so understanding of Angels "scars" and so when she opened up about her own vulnerabilities and fears, it was so emotional.

Anyway, I won't say much more, just that it's a great read!
If you're looking for romance, give this book a try.


Monday, October 20, 2014

A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander #6)



A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander, #6)



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


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" Give anything enough time, and everything is taken care of: 
all pain encompassed, all hardships erased, all loss subsumed.
Ashes to ashes, dust to dust.
 Remember, man, that thou art dust; 
and unto dust thou shall return.
And If Time is anything akin to God,
 I suppose that Memory must be the Devil" 

More than ever, that remote clipping from a newspaper still feels like a guillotine looming over their heads...it's the curse of having a bunch of time-travelers in the family, not only for that but knowing for sure that the Revolution is coming and the wining side is the side no one was beating on. But this time Jamie have the chance to not only follow ideals but also stick in the winning side, not only for his family but for all the families depending on him.
But they can feel the powder and the violence in the air and dangers and perils are headed their way.


Jamie and Claire 


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A lot happens with Claire in this one,quite a LOT.
At the beginning of the book I was quite angry/upset with her, regarding her attitude towards Lord John. She implied something monstrous and despicable about him, and I do get it she said it out if jealousy...I do believe she didn't even believe her own words. But still, that situation pained me not only because of John but also because of her, I know she is better than that, it's no wonder she is one of my favorite characters ever, So yeah, I didn't stay mad for long. 
Even more because of that she goes through some despicable things that I kept wishing it wouldn't happened, and hoping a certain someone would get to her in time.
But one thing we know for certain, together this 2 can go through EVERYTHING...they are strong individuals but together they are a force to reckon with. I love how they understand each other and how they can't even imagine a world without the other.

I said it several times but Claire and Jaime are just amazing...I LOVE THEM TO PIECES!


Roger and Brianna 

“All I want”, 
she said softly to the dark,
"is for you to love me. 
Not because of what I can do or what I look like,
 or because I love you 
- just because I am.”
"Perfect, unconditional love?" 
he said just as softly.
"Some would tell ye only God can love that way 
- but I can try" 

Roger Mac and Bree, another beloved couple.And do they go in an emotional roller coaster? YES!
From Roger finding is calling or I must say, his purpose, to Bree get caught up with some despicable persons....with everything that will lead them to a path where they have to risk everything so save a love one.


Other characters 

The award for most surprising storyline, goes to.... Lizzie! I think mainly because I didn't expect it at all! It's true what they say of the shy ones.

Malva, Malva. What to say about her? She was Claire's apprentice, eager to learn, eager to be free of the restraints of her circumstances. Many times I didn't knew what make of her and then all hell went lose. I couldn't believe the things she said and how people believed her. Now do I think she deserved what she got? Not at all but at least in the end we find out the betrayal wasn't what it seemed.

Ian...we get to know a lot more about his time with the Mohawks and it's just breaks my heart. I just wish him to find some happiness and inner peace.

Jemmy and Germain are ADORABLE! I love this 2 cutie pies. And Jemmy is so precious, he is the protagonist of one of the sweetest scenes ever, that actually made me cry! [ When he sees his grandad back and ends u kissing his shoulder, to make it better...my precious lad T.T 

And Fergus? I don't know why but half of the time I still keep picturing the wee lad from Paris...and it pained me the inner struggle he was going trough,especially when he feels we could not protected and support his family. And I did understood his reaction to his new born baby but thankfully he saw above it and finally found a path to be happy and to prosper with his family.

And last but not least...Lord John, you're amazing! :D


Overall 

It's getting harder and harder to write reviews for this series...how can I convey my love for it, this page turner, time consuming, emotional roller coaster, an epic love story,without repeating it over and over?
Well, I can't.... So you must bare with me :-) 
This book, like the others is massive.... I mean, nearly 1450 pages, full of stories, character's developments, twists and turns. But above else, we as readers have the unique opportunity of reading about their lives, triumphs and misfortunes....choices and fates, happiness and sadness.
It is a ride for the long haul but oh so worthy...


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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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...

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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!