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Book Review: Witch Fire by Anya Bast

December 16, 2013

Witch Fire Witch Fire by Anya Bast My rating: 3 of 5 stars I just read this book, even if it was published back in 2007. So far, I liked the first book on the series. Just enough magic and romance to make the plot interesting. I like Mira as a character because even if she has gone through terrible things in her marriage to her ex-husband, she was still a strong woman who knew what she wanted and worked on getting them. As a witch she also took the news pretty well, even if she was a bg skeptic from the start. Jack, on the other hand, is a good man, as his character was written. It was very understandable and relatable for a person like him to feel guilty for the sins of his father. That happens in real life a lot, and it is a very real characteristic of him. I was surprised to have enjoyed this book. Anyway, I will most probably read the rest of this series. Hope they are as enjoyable as this one. View all my reviews

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Book Review: Find You in the Dark by A. Meredith Walters

November 25, 2013

Find You in the Dark (Find You in the Dark, #1)Find You in the Dark by A. Meredith Walters
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

I don’t understand. This book has an overall rating of 4+ something on Goodreads. Why?

I definitely did not like this book.

The characters were the same people I’ve read about on many other books. On this book, though, they weren’t written to be more interesting. At all.

The heroine, Maggie, started out really great. I liked her right away. I disliked her just as fast. For someone who started out as a strong character, she ended up as a wimp, becoming too focused on the boyfriend who had way too many issues.

How can people mistake something very destructive as love?

I guess that’s how first love is supposed to be. However, don’t people realize that first love should be all about the experience, the highs, the good stuff. Anything this deep or massive or complicated really does not give a good influence or impression.

I don’t understand why a lot of readers liked this book. For me, it’s just a bit too ambitious. Plot was not getting anywhere. Conflict was not really interesting. Characters were all over the place. Lots of typographical and editing errors.

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Book Review: The Millionaire’s Marriage by Catherine Spencer

October 12, 2013

The Millionaire's MarriageThe Millionaire’s Marriage by Catherine Spencer
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

This would probably be one of the saddest books I have ever read. It’s not a tear-jerking drama. There weren’t a lot of conflict or antagonists to make the love story complicated. It’s really just how the book was written that makes it so sad.

It did not leave me with a good feeling when I finally finished it. For a romance novel, the book was made up more of the estrangement between the hero and heroine and left only a few pages for their reconciliation and happy-ever-after.

As for the hero? I cannot imagine that a man like him exists. Oh, sure, Max Logan had it all -looks, money, success. But for all he had, he lacked a heart. I cannot imagine a man who could be so unfeeling, so insensitive, so doubtful, so unloving. I did not fall in love with his character at all. I kept wishing that Gabriella would, in fact, move on, find another man who loved her and was not afraid to show the whole world and that Max would be left alone, old, and grumpy.

Gabriella as a heroine was not perfect. However, I really liked her. At least, she was mature enough to be honest about everything. She was also forgiving and most of all, she was not afraid to love and admit it.

Catherine Spencer did a great job with this book. Any reader can easily feel the things that the characters were going through. Kudos to her. However, no matter how beautifully this book was written, I did not like it at all. In the end, it gave me a depressing mood, and it’s not how I want to end things with every book I read.

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Book Review: Wallbanger by Alice Clayton

October 9, 2013

WallbangerWallbanger by Alice Clayton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this book.

It has been a while since I read a book that made me laugh and feel like I was part of the clique.

Caroline, the heroine, was not at all like any girl found in fiction. She seemed like a real person, a practical romantic. A girl who could stand on her own, travel alone, and still enjoy the liberties of the modern world.

Simon, for all his harem’s worth, was a real enough guy who snores and eats a lot.

The friends were really great people. It makes you, as a reader, wish that you had friends like the ones in the book.

The chemistry was amazing.

The way that Alice Clayton wrote this book was different from the rest, which sets the book apart.

I think I found a new favorite author.

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Book Review: Irish Thoroughbred

November 5, 2012

Irish Thoroughbred (Irish Hearts, #1)Irish Thoroughbred by Nora Roberts
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

As Nora Roberts’ first published work, this fares well.

I may be partial to this book because Ms. Roberts is one of my favorite authors, and tops my list in the romance genre.

This book has a simple plot. There wasn’t much of a conflict. There’s the common theme on Silhouette novels about the hero being too macho to the point of being unreasonably dominant and the heroine to be such a “nice” and feminine girl, which, of course, may reflect the trends of the 80’s, when the book was published.

Still, I like this book. The characters may leave a lot to be desired, but the storytelling was great. Just enough drama, romance, and action to keep you reading until you finish it. This book is best for when you want to read something that you can finish in just a few hours. I even read this book more than once, and I still enjoy it every time.

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