Review: In Bloom by Katie Delahanty

 

 

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Review:

Ahhhhhh – where to begin?  I am of two minds about In Bloom.  Part of me loved the whole fantasy of this read – young woman meets rock star and gets to live the dream of being his girlfriend.  Part of me didn’t like all that her new relationship entailed.  While many women would faint at the thought of being pampered and getting celebrity make-overs, complete with designer gowns and shoes, the thought of needing five dedicated individuals to help get me ready for a night on the town made me kind of nauseous.  So while I could buy into the fantasy  of living a glamorous life, I was left thinking – Nah, that just would not be fore me!

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Review: The Tycoon’s Socialite Bride by Tracey Livesay

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Review:

The Tycoon’s Socialite Bride is a lightning quick read, and at first, I wasn’t feeling it.  I didn’t like Marcus, and I thought he was a jerk, while Pamela was pretty darn near perfect.  I really liked her, and sympathized with her.  Her father, a retired senator, is referred to by Pamela as the Senator – never with a more endearing name.  How sad is that?  Since the death of her mother, Pamela can’t do anything right, at least not according to her father, who lives to keep the family name and traditions above reproach.  His daughter falls far short of doing the right things, in his esteemed opinion, and he’s never shy about bringing up every shortcoming and fault he finds.  Ugh.

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Graphic Novel Review: Attack on Titan V 1

 

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Review:

I decided to give Attack on Titan a go after seeing a lot of positive reviews online, and because a co-worker is watching the anime series.  It’s also a post-apocalyptic story, and you all know how much I like those!  This first volume didn’t completely wow me, for the following reasons.

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Comic Review: Red Sonja: Berserker by Collins and Casas

Red Sonja: Berserker

Writer: Nancy A Collins

Art: Fritz Casas

Cover: Joseph Michael Linsner

Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment

Review:

I received this review copy at a most opportune time – during my lunch break.  I decided to read it because it’s been a long time since I’ve read a comic book, and because it’s a one shot.  Complete in one gulp.  My biggest problem with graphic novels and comics lately is the length.  I find that I am lacking the patience for long, drawn out series that ever seem to end!

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Graphic Novel Review: The Walking Dead V 1- Days Gone Bye

 

 

 

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Review:

With the frigid temperatures and the high accumulation of snow, I haven’t been getting out much.  My riding lessons have been canceled more than they’ve been run, so I have taken the opportunity the down time has presented to pack in more reading.  A recent trip to the library yielded some graphic novel finds, and with The Walking Dead TV show resuming this week, I decided to take the time to get a better handle on the background of the series.  I have seen the last three episodes of the show, in addition to bits and pieces of many others, and now that I’m hooked, I’m all over all things Walking Dead related.

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Novella Review: Crazy Stupid Sex by Maisey Yates

 

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Review:

When I first started reading Crazy Stupid Sex, I was a bit apprehensive.  The beginning didn’t instill much confidence, and I felt I have read the same bar pickup scene five times already this year.  Once the action shifted  to an office setting, however, I was all over this read.  It’s sexy, fast-paced, and the hero redeemed himself enough for me to ignore the fact that he had been behaving like a spoiled sloth for the past 10 years, hopping for one hookup to the next, with no sense of connection or commitment at all.  I usually hate guys like that, but Maisey Yates does a good job ripping away his too-cool for school veneer, and I actually warmed up to Caleb by the end of the story.

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Review and Giveaway–Can’t Stop Lovin’ You by Lynnette Austin

 

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I couldn’t resist the combination of a small town and a veterinarian hero.  Plus, Can’t Stop Lovin’ You features a second chance at love trope, and you all know how much I love those!  I enjoyed this book, though I thought there were a few pacing issues near the middle that kept it from getting a higher grade.  I really liked Brawley, the contrite hero, but I wondered if he would be able to convince Maggie that he deserved a second chance.

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Novella Review: Cursed by Cupid by Wendy Sparrow

 

 

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Review:

What a cute story!  I loved both Tilly and Byrant.  Tilly unwisely ignored the dire predictions in a chain letter, and her love life has been cursed ever since.  If there’s a good looking, single guy in the area, she will, without a doubt, turn into a klutz and completely humiliate herself in front of him.  Flying milkshakes, tripping into doors, landing in a plate of shrimp linguine – each scenario is embarrassingly possible, and has domed her to a life of being depressingly single.

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