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Sunday, September 23, 2018

(In)visible by Anyta Sunday

When you find the person that can see you, you don't let go. ~sigh~ I really need my next book to be a lighter read.. this book was beautiful and yet it was soul crashing at how sad it was, mostly for Rune but also so much for Scott. I didn't know what to expect with this one. The synopsis was pretty strange and the book started with two teenagers. I REALLY didn't know if this is going to be a very strange kind of YA, yet it wasn't. It was mostly heart breaking and sweet mixed together. I had tears in my eyes a few times. These two SO needed a break and a REAL chance of being together. Happy.

On the summer before Scott turned 14 years old he watched a kid save his dog. He didn't know the significance of this act, for him, for the 15 years old boy who was trying to end his life and most of all for the two of them.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Fragments of Ash (A Modern Fairytale #7) [Ash & Julian] by Katy Regnery

Beautiful though not an easy read at all! For the first few chapters my stomach was cramping from Ash's life situation. The lack of love and safety she had to endure for most of her life and the HORRIFIC future her stepfather has in mind for her. I ACHED for her. She was so young and naive and yet she was much more mature than she seems. This book suppose to be a retelling of Cinderella and while there ARE a lot of similarities it's so very unique. Also love the beautiful connections between Cinder(ella) and Ash(ley).

Ashley Ellis has been living under her mother's shadow all of her life, only for more than just appearances most of everyone thinks Ash is the younger sister of Tigin the supermodel. When Teagan Ellis was 15 years old she got pregnant, her parents where so ashamed they preferred to have the baby as "their" mostly to shelter themselves from criticism, yet they didn't want anything to do with the baby. When Teagan is discovered and becomes the famous "Tigin" she takes her daughter away to her awful yet glamorous world. Teagan in hectic and all over the place, she isn't exactly motherly material and as she starts using drugs it even worsen their situation. Teagan stops getting jobs and when an opportunity to marry the VERY rich (and much older) Mosier Raumann she accepts not realizing the HUGE mistake she is making in this bargain.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Of Sunlight and Stardust by Christina Lee & Riley Hart

Heart warming and heart breaking all together. With every sweet moment we have of Tanner and Cole we have a heart breaking moment between Tom and Charlie entwined together. Though they never met these two couples share so much together. I loved this book SO MUCH. I read most of it in one sitting with a constant clench in my stomach. I thought I knew how Tom and Charlie's story ended but in a way I totally didn't. Thank you Christina and Riley for this beautiful book 💝

If I got you all confused let's start with the present before we delve into the past..

Tanner Rowe's life was shattered a year ago when he lost his beloved wife Emma. Reluctantly he does at least a part of what she asked him and buys this house with a burned down barn. She never stepped foot in the house (or the barn) but while on vocation when they kept seeing it all she wanted to do was claim it as their own. Now that she is gone and he is a shadow of the man he was by her side he finally does her bidding and buys it. But renovating it isn't something he is up to. He mostly stays at the house by his own. Not interacting with anyone around him. When he meets Cole he sees a kindred spirit though he doesn't even know how and why. He finds himself offering him a place to stay in turn of fixing the barn.

Finding Mr. Wrong by Charlie Cochet

I loved the way Charlie can make the sweetest and endearing love story and still pack it up with action galore (mostly near the end). It's not your regular Contemporary it has it's own punch of adrenalin which leaves you not only waiting for the HEA but for the big reveal of the villain as well. While Matthew and Jax had their own issues as a couple, there are still more matters of life and death for them deal with before they can truly reclaim their HEA.

Matthew Hart and Jax Foster have been best friends since they were 10 years old. At 15 they already knew they were in love yet that same year Jax disappeared leaving a broken hearted Matthew. It's been 20 years and now, wanting to find his own "Mr. Right" his best friend conspires with his father to find him the one who took his heart all these years ago. He might not be "Mr. Right" considering the life Matthew is leading but truthfully, once he falls right back into Jax's hands he doesn't care about any of that. He just wants to keep him by his side.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Forgive and Forget by Charlie Cochet

This book was PERFECT! I loved it SO much. I'm so happy I had the time to delve into it and just sit up to read the WHOLE thing in one go. Joe and Tom ~sigh~ so sweet and endearing together. The setting, the feel of this one was so beautifully crafted. I couldn't have asked for more.

Joe Applin lives a simple yet busy life. He has his shop where he sells the best pies anyone have even tasted with coffee on the side in the small hole-in-the-wall shop. By his side he has his good friend Bea who might seem a bit crazy but she is mostly crazy about Joe and their two little helpers Donnie and Elsie. They work together everyday and couldn't have asked for a better loving environment even when Bea starts whacking them for reasons of her own. His business is quite successful and he is content. He might not have anyone special in his life but what he has is enough and besides trusting another guy is not something he feels ready to do..

Lucky (New Series, #1) [Lucky & Dom] by Garrett Leigh

Beautiful yet SO heart breaking. Sometimes I feel there is something somewhat masochistic about reading Garrett's books. I mean, she leaves you RAW with emotions, torn out from the inside for AN ENTIRE BOOK before she finally delivers her beautifully crafted HEA. This book is no different. Our two MCs, both for his own reasons, is at his lowest. Both living a life they hate, isolated and ashamed. Yet they are a Grindr meeting away from changing all that. It's going to take time. A LOT of it, and yet when they are both honest about what they want, what makes them happy and content, grabbing one another and never letting go becomes a necessity.

I don't bother reading synopsis of books by authors I absolutely adore and as Garrett is RIGHT THERE on my list, I actually read it after I started, just to see where this one is headed. Yet I'm not sure I agree with the description. I think everything that happened between the couple was ALREADY tipping the scale. Also we should give Lucky a break, he is a lot stronger and capable than he gets credit for.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Healing Hunter's Heart (A Little Bite of Love #2) [Hunter & Ari] by Charlie Cochet

This series is a great mix of romance, fun and adventure/action, I guess it's something to look forward to in all Charlie's PNR :) I loved both our MCs Hunter and Ari and enjoyed seeing all the characters from the previous book. It had all the right elements - an endearing couple who long to be together but is kept apart by an evil bitch (pun intended ;)) and a great cast of family and friends who'll do their best to help. Yet it wasn't all about Hunter and Ari it was about ALL of them claiming the life they should be living, loving openly and honestly whomever their heart chose. 

We start with a bit of a round up with what happened in the previous book with a glimpse to the past of how Ari and Hunter met before we jump back to the present in which Ari is living with his hateful mother Skyrah being practically her prisoner and Hunter and his family and friends living in another town as the new Daegan clan with Trip as their Alpha. I liked that Charlie added in the beginning the full cast of characters and who they are with their relationship to one another. Since I just finished the first one I took my time to read it closely and I gotta say I wish I had it in the first one as well. Charlie wrote in her website she is planning on re-releasing and extending the first installment so I hope it includes this part which REALLY helps to understand everything that is going on.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The Perfect Valentine's Day (A Little Bite of Love #1.5) [Trip & Boone] by Charlie Cochet

A very short and endearing novella of Trip and Boone from "An Intrepid Trip to Love" celebrating Valentine's together. As usual Trip can't manage to NOT get in trouble and Boone being him self is all the sweetness and consideration.