Monday, January 30, 2017

Review 'Blind' by Cath Weeks


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33825263-blindTwyla Ridley, resourceful, optimistic, has just had her first child. It's what she and her husband, Dylan, have always wished for. 

However, Charlie is blind.

For the first time in her adult life Twyla feels truly tested. She cherishes her son, showering him with love and boundless affection, but there's a part of her that aches for him to see. So Twyla throws herself into motherhood with a very private agenda, because maybe, if she strives hard enough, she'll be able to find a way to fix him. 

But is it a risk worth taking? 

Blind is about how hard we battle for our children and how blind we can be to the secrets of those closest to us. It's a story that delves into the very heart of our dangerous yearning for perfection.

The Facts:


Publication Date:
January 12th, 2017
Series:
-
Genre:
Mystery, Thriller
Pages:
336
Formats:
eBook, Paperback, Audio
Available at:

My Review:


I was browsing through Netgalley a little while back when my eye caught the cover of ‘Blind’. This cover just really grabbed my attention and when I read the book description I decided to request this book. I was super excited when I read I was offered the opportunity to read this book and I started reading as fast as I could. 

In ‘Blind’ we meet married couple Twyla and Dylan Ridley. There wish has come true when they’re baby boy Charlie is born. But what they couldn’t have known is that Charlie is blind. Although they’re happy with Charlie being healthy, him being blind is very hard on the young parents. The house will have to be made safe for a young blind boy and his life will be different than other children his age.
Twyla is determined to find a way to help her son. But when she finally finds something that gives her hope Charlie will be able to see someday, everything changes. 

Let me start this review by saying I didn’t really know what genre this book was. When I read the book description I expected this book to be a thriller, but I didn’t really know for sure. Throughout reading ‘Blind’ I kept wondering which way the story would go. Which made me want to keep on reading until I got some answers. And honestly, now I’ve read the book I still don’t really know which genre fits this book. The book was interesting, but somehow I just didn’t really get it.

The characters Twyla and Dylan seemed to be a good married couple. But just like with most stories, they had many secrets for one another. In the end I just didn’t really get their relationship.
Especially in the beginning of ‘Blind’ I also didn’t really get Twyla. She seemed to be sad a lot of the time because Charlie was blind. Which is off course not something you’d want for your child, but is it really so bad as she thought it was?  I kept wondering what I would have done, and I just think she overreacted a little. But maybe that is the nurse in me talking. 

Overall I did enjoy this read, but it left me with a lot of questions. I just didn’t really get the characters, and I also didn’t really like them. In the end I really feel like I missed something.

My Rating:

About the Author:


Cath Weeks has been writing since she was a child, having won a national writing competition aged nineteen which spurred her on. She lives in Bath with her husband and two sons.

Blind is Cath's first published novel.

For more information about Cath Weeks please visit her on Twitter and Facebook.

I received this book from the Little, Brown Book Group in exchange for my honest review.
 
https://www.littlebrown.co.uk/

Sunday, January 29, 2017

The Sunday Post #41



The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ Its a chance to share news ~ A Post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

Life:

I just had the strangest moment. I wanted to tell you guys all about my week.. and my mind just went blank. What did I do this week? It was a good one, I know that because I’m feeling good but what on earth did I do this week? I honestly had to grab my planner to check what I did! LOL!! Weird!! Do you guys have moments like that?

But thankfully it came back. I’ve had a good week. I had a lot of free time this week because I only had to work two days. That’s really unusual for me, but I had worked so much in November and December that I had to have some days off this month. I suppose all those over hours had to be cleared, but I don’t mind at all. It’s definitely nice to have a lot of free time for once. 

But I couldn’t spend it all on reading unfortunately. Monday I had a cleaning day. I desperately needed to clear out my closets and get rid of stuff I never use, and clothes I don’t fit anymore. In the end I had six garbage bags full to get rid of, so I’m really proud of myself. I’m not very good in throwing stuff away so this was a big deal for me. 

Tuesday was my only bad day of the week since I had to go to the dentist. I now have a ‘sort-of’ brace for two weeks. Blegh.. I’ve had braces when I was in my teens but now there was a lot of room between two of my front teeth that wasn’t there a view weeks ago. So now I’m wearing these braces for two weeks and they say it will be back to normal again after that. It sucks at the moment, because it hurts and doesn’t feel very comfortable but in the end it is for a good cause. I can’t have a big hole between my teeth when I’m getting married in a view months right! Whahaha

Wednesday and Thursday I had to work and on Friday my mom and her boyfriend came to our home. My mom and I cooked some Spanish tapas and it was really good.
And not to forget my boyfriend and I went to the gym three times this week. We’re definitely back in our healthy lifestyle vibe. I’m feeling really good about it. And it’s also good for my audiobook listening time.

Books & Blogging: 

I’ve had a good amount of time to read this week, which was really good since I’ve been waiting on the J.D. Robb novel to arrive for a long time. I have the whole weekend off and I’m planning to read most of it since my blog tour stop of the J.D. Robb novel is this Thursday. Thankfully I’m a good planner and my schedule is still good to go. 

I’m still having a lot of fun writing my weekly meme posts: My Favorite.. And every week there are participating more people so.. Yay!! I'm happy!! :D


Last Week on the Blog:


This Week on the Blog:

  • Review ‘Blind’ by Cath Weeks
  • My Favorite.. Childhood Memory
  • Review ‘The Billionaire Bachelor’ by Jessica Lemmon (Audio)
  • Blog Tour ‘Echoes in Death’ by J.D. Robb

New Arrivals:


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33863703-any-boy-but-you?ac=1&from_search=true
Requested on Netgalley!
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29863968-echoes-in-death
Received by the Little, Brown Book Group
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33744279-reaper-s-claim?ac=1&from_search=true
Received by the Author

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How was your week? Did you have some reading time? Any good new reads I need to know about?

Friday, January 27, 2017

Review 'Eeny Meeny' by M.J. Arlidge


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17860826-eeny-meeny
The girl emerged from the woods, barely alive. Her story was beyond belief. But it was true. Every dreadful word of it. Days later, another desperate escapee is found - and a pattern is emerging. Pairs of victims are being abducted, imprisoned then faced with a terrible choice: Kill or be killed. Would you rather lose your life or lose your mind?

Detective Inspector Helen Grace has faced down her own demons on her rise to the top. As she leads the investigation to hunt down this unseen monster, she learns that it may be the survivors - living calling cards - who hold the key to the case. And unless she succeeds, more innocents will die...





The Facts:


Publication Date:
May 8th, 2014
Series:
Helen Grace #1
Genre:
Thriller, Crime
Pages:
437
Formats:
eBook, Hardcover, Paperback, Audio
Available at:

My Review:


When I was in my favorite bookstore a little while back I was looking for an exciting and thrilling new read. I love reading romance novels. But sometimes I’m just not in the mood for a romantic read, and really want some action. My eye soon fall on a copy of ‘Eeny Meeny’ by M.J. Arlidge. My mom told me she really enjoyed this book, and when I saw that it was a part of a series about a DI, I was sold.

‘Eeny Meeny’ is the first thriller about Detective Inspector Helen Grace. Helen is the perfect police woman. She works hard, has no husband or dreams about having children and she works almost all the time. When a girl emerged from the woods and tells her horrible story Helen almost can’t believe it to be real. Two people were left in a place without food and water, and a gun holding just one bullet. The only way one of them would be set free was to shoot the other one. Horrified Helen and her team try to find out what is going on. But soon there are more victims.

I was looking for a good thriller and what I found was another series I just have to read. ‘Eeny Meeny’ was a great book I just couldn’t stop reading. There was one thrilling moment after the other and my mind was going crazy thinking about what was really going on. Every time I thought I had it all figured out, something would happen and I was totally confused all over again. Fantastic!

The main character Helen Grace was a bit of a mystery and I loved that about her. In the end there are some secrets revealed but I think there will be much more secrets revealed in the other books. And I honestly can’t wait to read more books in this series.  

What I loved most about Helen was the way she wasn’t perfect. Not in her personal life, and not in her job. Reading about her felt like reading about a real person. 

And then this murder case.. It was so thrilling, exciting and a little disturbing to read. I really wanted to know what was going on and I couldn’t stop reading. This was one of those reads my mind kept going back too even at work.

If you haven’t read ‘Eeny Meeny’ before.. You definitely should!!

My Rating:

About the Author:


M.J. Arlidge has worked in television for the last 15 years, specializing in high end drama production. Arlidge has produced a number of prime-time crime serials for ITV In the last five years, and is currently working on a major adaptation of The Last of the Mohicans for the BBC.

For more information please visit M.J. Arlidge on Twitter or on Pinguin.co.uk.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Review 'Two by Two' by Nicholas Sparks


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31749068-two-by-two
#1 New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sparks returns with an emotionally powerful story of unconditional love, its challenges, its risks and most of all, its rewards.

At 32, Russell Green has it all: a stunning wife, a lovable six year-old daughter, a successful career as an advertising executive and an expansive home in Charlotte. He is living the dream, and his marriage to the bewitching Vivian is the center of that. But underneath the shiny surface of this perfect existence, fault lines are beginning to appear...and no one is more surprised than Russ when he finds every aspect of the life he took for granted turned upside down. In a matter of months, Russ finds himself without a job or wife, caring for his young daughter while struggling to adapt to a new and baffling reality. Throwing himself into the wilderness of single parenting, Russ embarks on a journey at once terrifying and rewarding—one that will test his abilities and his emotional resources beyond anything he ever imagined.

The Facts:


Publication Date:
October 4th, 2016
Series:
-
Genre:
Romance, Fiction
Pages:
496
Formats:
eBook, Hardcover, Paperback, Audio
Available at:

My Review:


I’ve loved Nicholas Sparks novels for as long as I can remember. And I love the movie adaptions of his books. The Notebook, Dear John, The Last Song, A Walk To Remember, The Longest Ride, Safe Haven, The Choice. I love them all. So I was really looking forward to reading ‘Two by Two’. I’ve had this book for a while now, but my reading schedule just didn’t allow me to read this book earlier. Since this year my goal is to read more books I really ‘want’ to read, it was time to start ‘Two by Two’.

Well, where do I start. ‘Two by Two’ is the story of Russell Green. Russell is married, has a young and beautiful daughter and on the outside his life is perfect. His marriage is good and strong. At least that is what Russell thinks. When Russell quits his job to start his own business his relationship with his wife Vivian changes. Vivian claims to being forced to start work again, and soon he is trying to launch his own business while also taking care of his five year old daughter London fulltime. 

Let’s start with what I enjoyed about ‘Two by Two’. I loved how each chapter began with a memory of Russell. It was a fun way of getting to know the characters better. And it was written in a very nice way that kept me interested.
The other thing I really enjoyed was the relationship between Russell and London. It was just so touching to read how Russell took care of his little girl and I loved reading about their growing relationship. Russell definitely seemed to be the perfect dad in many ways. 

But unfortunately I did have some big issues with this read. For starters I really didn’t like the main character Russell and his wife! Russell was, for the first half of the book at least, just a very weak man if you ask me. He just didn’t stand up for himself and I was frustrated with his character for a long time. Russell was bullied by his wife, and he just seemed to accept it and wonder why he wasn’t good enough. Really? Man.. I stopped reading several times and started to just vent to my boyfriend just because I got so frustrated. Vivian was a horrible horrible character. Blegh!

Thankfully I was determined to keep on reading, and Russell started to become a much stronger and easier to like character half way through. I still didn’t love him though.
I did really enjoy reading the moments between Russell and his older sister Marge. Russell definitely needed a strong person like Marge next to him. I think we all do. And in the end these moments between brother and sister made me tear-up. It was a beautiful part of this book. 

It’s hard to rate a book you’ve only enjoyed from the second half and then still not enjoyed as much as you’ve hoped. But in the end the writing was good, and it was a story I will remember for a while. I’m just not sure that’s a good thing this time! I definitely hoped for more romance.

My Rating:

About the Author:


Nicholas Sparks is one of the world’s most beloved storytellers. All of his books have been New York Times bestsellers, with over 105 million copies sold worldwide, in more than 50 languages, including over 75 million copies in the United States alone.

Film adaptations of Nicholas Sparks novels, including The Choice, The Longest Ride, The Best of Me, Safe Haven (on all of which he served as a producer), The Lucky One, Message in a Bottle, A Walk to Remember, The Notebook, Nights in Rodanthe, Dear John and The Last Song, have had a cumulative worldwide gross of over three-quarters of a billion dollars.

In 2012, Sparks and his publishing agent and creative partner Theresa Park, launched Nicholas Sparks Productions, with Park as President of Production.  A film version of The Guardian is currently in development, as is a film based on Football Hall of Famer Gale Sayers’s friendship with Chicago Bears teammate Brian Piccolo.

Sparks lives in North Carolina. He contributes to a variety of local and national charities, and is a major contributor to the Creative Writing Program (MFA) at the University of Notre Dame, where he provides scholarships, internships, and a fellowship annually. He co-founded The Epiphany School in New Bern, North Carolina in 2006. As a former full scholarship athlete (he still holds a track and field record at the University of Notre Dame) he also spent four years coaching track and field athletes at the local public high school. In 2009, the team he coached at New Bern High School set a World Junior Indoor Record in the 4 x400 meter, in New York. The record still stands. Click to watch the Runner’s World video with Nicholas.

For more information about Nicholas Sparks please visit his website. Or visit him on Twitter and Facebook.

I received this book from the Little, Brown Book Group in exchange for my honest review.
 
https://www.littlebrown.co.uk/

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

My Favorite.. Holiday



My Favorite.. is a weekly meme hosted by Maureen’s Books. In this meme we share every week something we love with each other. Because let’s face it.. The world can be a dark place and it’s time to share something positive. For more info: My Favorite Meme.

For me it’s not hard to pick a favorite holiday at all. I’ve had a favorite holiday all my life: Christmas. It’s only January so Christmas is still fresh in our memories and I love thinking back on that time of year. And there are many things I love about Christmas.

Our last Christmas tree
I love the way there are a lot of lights everywhere around Christmas time. It’s like the whole world is led up. It feels nice, cozy and romantic to me. I love the Christmas songs on the radio, I love the nice food, the dressing up part, the Christmas tree. Sigh.. There isn’t anything I don’t love about Christmas really.

And then we haven’t even talked about Christmas presents. I love buying Christmas presents for my fiancé and family. Usually I start buying Christmas presents in September, and I think it’s so much fun. And it really isn’t about the presents. I love to spend Christmas surrounded by the people I love, and having fun with them while opening presents. It’s just the best time to me. Christmas songs, good fun, laughter, the people I love next to me.. There is nothing better.

As a nurse I’ve been working at Christmas many times over the years. And although it’s work it always feels special working that time of year. I always try to wear Christmas earrings and add a fun element of Christmas with a button on my uniform. For example a Christmas tree. Sigh.. Yes.. I’m already looking forward to Christmas this year. 

What is your favorite holiday? What do you like about it?

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Review 'The Other Einstein' by Marie Benedict


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28389305-the-other-einstein
A vivid and mesmerizing novel about the extraordinary woman who married and worked with one of the greatest scientists in history.

What secrets may have lurked in the shadows of Albert Einstein’s fame? His first wife, Mileva “Mitza” Marić, was more than the devoted mother of their three children—she was also a brilliant physicist in her own right, and her contributions to the special theory of relativity have been hotly debated for more than a century.

In 1896, the extraordinarily gifted Mileva is the only woman studying physics at an elite school in Zürich. There, she falls for charismatic fellow student Albert Einstein, who promises to treat her as an equal in both love and science. But as Albert’s fame grows, so too does Mileva’s worry that her light will be lost in her husband’s shadow forever.

A literary historical in the tradition of The Paris Wife and Mrs. Poe, The Other Einstein reveals a complicated partnership that is as fascinating as it is troubling.

The Facts:


Publication Date:
October 18th, 2016
Series:
-
Genre:
Historical Fiction
Pages:
304
Formats:
eBook, Hardcover, Paperback, Audio
Available at:

My Review:


When I first read about this book, I was really fascinated. Just like everybody else I’ve heard a lot about Albert Einstein. And reading a book about his wife just sounded really intriguing. This book started with an explanation from the author and I was a little disappointed to read this book was fiction, but still.. I couldn’t wait to start reading.

In ‘The Other Einstein’ we read the story of Mileva ‘Mitza’ Maríc. Mitza is a young and brilliant woman, who worked all her life to study and become a physicist. The only problem is that Mitza is a ‘woman’ and it’s 1896. Woman aren’t supposed to study and Mitza has to work twize as hard as the man in her class to get where she wants to go.
Now Mitza is studying in an elite school in Zürich, when she meets Albert Einstein. Albert changes everything for Mitza and soon they are working together to get their degree.

Especially in the beginning I really enjoyed this story. Marie Benedict really has a good way of writing and making sure her readers are fascinated. I loved getting to know Mitza. Being a woman in a man’s world is very hard. But Mitza worked hard to get where she is, and she has seen the worst of humankind. Mitza definitely is a tough character. But she is also really naive when it comes to Albert. You can’t really blame her since she hasn’t been in contact with many people other than her own family for the first twenty years of her life. But still.. it was frustrating at times.

Half way through this book I found the story becoming a little slow. All the scientific talk was a little boring to me and I just wanted the story to get on. After a view of those chapters the story became better again, and I started to enjoy ‘The Other Einstein’ once more.

I do have one problem with this book. I don’t know much about Albert Einstein, but in this book he isn’t a very nice person at all and he also isn’t as smart as he is supposed to be. I mean, supposedly his wife Mitza is the master brain behind his research. This bothered me a little. Why couldn’t there be used a different made up name? To me it now feels a little like Albert Einstein is being wronged without any real evidence. 

Overall, this is a good story about the struggle of woman in the past. But I would have loved it more if it wasn’t fictional, or if there were used other names. I love that cover though! Beautiful!

My Rating:

About the Author:


Marie Benedict is a lawyer with more than ten years' experience as a litigator at two of the country's premier law firms. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Boston College with a focus in History and Art History, and a cum laude graduate of the Boston University School of Law. While practicing as a lawyer, Marie dreamed of a fantastical job unearthing the hidden historical stories of women -- and finally found it when she tried her hand at writing. She embarked on a new, narratively connected series of historical novels with ‘The Other Einstein’, which tells the tale of Albert Einstein's first wife, a physicist herself, and the role she might have played in his theories. Writing as Heather Terrell, Marie also published the historical novels The Chrysalis, The Map Thief, and Brigid of Kildare.

For more information about Marie Benedict please visit her website. Or visit her on Facebook.

I received this book from Smith Publicity in exchange for my honest review.
http://www.smithpublicity.com/

Sunday, January 22, 2017

The Sunday Post #40



The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ Its a chance to share news ~ A Post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

Life: 

Life has been nice and quiet this week. There was a lot of reading happening and a lot of wedding planning. And off course work. On Monday we had a meeting with the woman who will do the flower decorations for our wedding. This was a lot harder than I thought it would be since I didn’t even know there are so many kinds of flowers out there. But in the end we did get some great ideas and I can’t wait to see the results. 

On Tuesday one of my girlfriends came by and we started with making some stuff for the wedding. Since everything is expensive enough, we try to do something’s by ourselves. And it was really fun sitting at the table, talking, drinking tea and being crafty. Exciting stuff.

On Friday I had a late Christmas/New Year’s celebration with a view work buddies with presents and including funny poems. I had a great time and got this awesome looking Luke’s mug!! So cool! Another awesome thing to add to my Gilmore Girls Collection! LOL!!

And this weekend I’m free from work. Saturday will be our ‘hanging out’ day. Reading, watching movies and not doing much else. And on Sunday we’re having lunch with my fiancé’s family.  

Books & Blogging: 

I still got plenty of reading time this week which made me really happy. I never get enough reading time off course. But I had more than I expected this week. I finished one of the new books I received from Netgalley last week and I managed to write my review right after. It was a hard review to write since I’m not really sure what I thought about that read. And maybe I’ll have to change it again when I can think about it more clearly.

I received two new books this week and I bought a new audiobook. I’ve been listening daily to audiobooks lately and I’m really loving it more and more. Driving to and from work has never been so much fun!

I didn’t get a lot of blogging time this week but I managed to visit some other blogs. I’ve planned some blogging time this weekend and Monday so I’ll catch up again!

Last Week on the Blog:


This Week on the Blog:

  • Review ‘The Other Einstein’ by Marie Benedict
  • My Favorite.. Holiday
  • Review ‘Two by Two’ by Nicholas Sparks
  • Review ‘Eeny Meeny’ by M.J. Arlidge

New Arrivals:


https://www.amazon.co.uk/Frog-Theory-Fiona-Mordaunt-ebook/dp/B01N6J03NQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1485001740&sr=8-1&keywords=the+frog+theory
Received by Authoright
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33385040-the-choice?ac=1&from_search=true
Received by the Little Brown Book Group
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29963453-the-silent-waters?ac=1&from_search=true
Bought myself on Audible

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How was your week? Did you get any new books your excited about?

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Review 'Rescuing Rayne' by Susan Stoker (Audio)


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31430171-rescuing-rayne
As a flight attendant, Rayne Jackson is used to cancellations, but she never dreamed her latest would lead to a whirlwind tour of London with a handsome stranger…or a life-altering night in his bed. One evening is all the enigmatic man can give her, and Rayne greedily takes it, despite suspecting it will never be enough.

Heading home after another extreme mission, Keane "Ghost" Bryson hadn't planned to seduce someone during his layover, but Rayne is too sweet to resist. Being a Delta Force member means lying to protect his identity, which is unfortunate, considering Rayne seems made for Ghost, right down to the tattoo on her back. For the first time in his life, regret fills him as he slips away the following morning.

Both are shocked when, months later, they meet again—under the worst possible circumstances. Seems fate has given them a second chance…if they can survive the terrorist situation they're in. If Rayne can forgive Ghost his lies. And if Ghost can trust Rayne to be strong enough to endure the secrets and uncertainty that come with loving a Delta Force soldier.


The Facts:


Publication Date:
March 10th 2016
Series:
Delta Force Heroes #1
Narrator:
Stella Bloom
Length:
8 hours, 53 minutes
Genre:
Romantic Suspense
Available at:

My Review:


Ever since I read a review of ‘Rescuing Rayne’ several months ago, I knew I wanted to read this book. It sounded like a good romance story and I especially loved that Big Ben on the front of the cover (I have a thing for London :D). So when I was looking for a new audiobook and saw ‘Rescuing Rayne’ I knew it had to be fate. As soon as I could I started listening.

In ‘Rescuing Rayne’ we meet flight attendant Rayne Jackson. When Rayne is on the airport waiting for the flight to London to arrive her eyes immediately fall on a handsome stranger waiting on the same flight. When Rayne sits next to him, she soon find out the strangers name is Ghost and he is extremely sexy and fun.

Ghost works as a Delta soldier, a super-secret military unit. Ghost isn’t allowed to talk about his job to anyone other than his teammates. So when beautiful Rayne sits next to him at the airport he isn’t telling her anything about himself, but he is having more fun in his conversation with her than he had in a long time with any other woman. When their flight gets canceled, they decide to spend one day together in London. One day only. But both didn’t expect that night to mean so much.

‘Rescuing Rayne’ was from the moment I started listening very interesting. I loved the two main character Rayne and Ghost. And the moments they had together were fun, sweet, romantic and very sexy and I enjoyed listening to their story. This story wasn’t only sexy and romantic though, there were definitely a view thrilling moments that kept me hooked till I really had to stop listening to get out of the car and get to work. I guess you could say this story was little predictable at times, but there were plenty of surprising moments that made up for that. 

The narrator Stella Bloom did a great job. She really made these characters come to life for me and it was so fun to listen to her different voices for the characters. Especially those accents. I loved the Texas accents, and they fitted the story perfectly. I especially loved how Stella made Rayne and Ghost sound. You could definitely hear the emotions in her voice. She’s definitely one of the best narrators I’ve heard. 

There were a view moments that I found Ghost acting to much like an alpha male. But I guess it did fit his military super soldier character. I also didn’t really get his actions at times.

But this book was definitely a great one and I’m looking forward to reading or listening to more books in this series.

My Rating:

About the Author:


New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Susan Stoker has a heart as big as the state of Texas where she lives, but this all American girl has also spent the last fourteen years living in Missouri, California, Colorado, and Indiana. She's married to a retired Army man who now gets to follow her around the country.

She debuted her first series in 2014 and quickly followed that up with the SEAL of Protection Series, which solidified her love of writing and creating stories readers can get lost in.

For more information about Susan Stoker please visit her website. Or visit her on Facebook or Twitter.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Review 'Derailed' by C.M. Boers


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30120462-derailed
Abby Martin has normal problems for a teenage girl—her dad lives in another state, her mom’s boyfriend is moving in, and school and work are stressful. But these are the least of her concerns when she begins receiving threatening notes and a black SUV stalks her at night. As the web of danger tightens around her, panic sets in. With the help of her boyfriend, Eli, and best friend, Casey, she must find out who is obsessed with her before her nightmares come true.

Complicating her life further, Eli and Casey are both acting strangely. Who can she trust? And will she figure out what’s going on before she ends up dead?

Encounter Derailed, the heart-pounding third novel in C.M. Boers’ Obscured series.



The Facts:


Publication Date:
August 15th 2016
Series:
The Obscured Series #3
Genre:
YA Paranormal Romance
Pages:
192
Formats:
eBook, Paperback
Available at:

My Review:


Before I started ‘Derailed’ I was a little anxious. I read the second book in the Obscured series ‘Divulge’ in July of 2015, and I was a little afraid I wouldn’t be able to remember everything about this series now. But thankfully from the moment I started reading, everything seemed to get back to me.

In ‘Derailed’ Abby is trying to get used to her mom’s new boyfriend and him moving in with them. But that’s not the only thing. Her boyfriend Eli, seems a little different and there’s a black SUV following her. There’s definitely a lot going on in Abby’s life and it’s hard to keep up. Next to all those things Abby tries to find time to spend with her best friend Bailey. 

Abby Martin was a character I really enjoyed reading about. In this book, but also in the two previous ones she seemed just really ‘normal’ and easy to relate too. But in this book there were also a view things that really irritated me about her. For one she was just so naive. Her boyfriend Eli was acting really strange at times, and he got away with it every time just because he said it was nothing. I wished Abby would have tried harder to get answers and stand up for herself really.

Just like with the two previous books, this book was really easy to read and it kept you hooked. And the story still felt a little rushed at times. There really happened a lot in this book, but the book was not long at all. I wished there had been a little more time for everything. Especially with the big thing (can’t tell you without spoiling it) that happened. I would have loved it much more if there would have been more time to get used to it.

Overall I enjoyed this read because I just really wanted to know what would happen with Abby and Eli. I got answers to a view questions I had since the first book, but also got a lot more questions. 

If you’re looking for a nice and interesting series you definitely need to check this series out.

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About the Author:


I am a wife and mother of three. I grew up in the sunshine state of Arizona with a love of reading and an ambition to write. But never took my writing seriously until after the birth of my first child. After that I took up writing in my spare time and I haven't stopped since.

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I received this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.
 
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