Friday, March 16, 2018

Review: How to Walk Away

How to Walk Away How to Walk Away by Katherine Center
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A big thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for this wonderful ARC of How to Walk Away by Katherine Center.

Margaret Jacobson has it all, an MBA, a dream job and a boyfriend whom she thinks will pop the question any moment. Chip has been taking flying lessons and is one step away to get his pilot license. On Valentine's Day, in an all romantic gesture, he decides to take Margaret on a plane ride and asks her to marry him. Margaret is terrified of flying but reluctantly agrees to go with him. Everything is going according to Chip's plans. He pops the question, she says yes and they are the happiest they can be until the weather changes. Chip is still new at flying and he is relying on his training to land the Cessna safely. After a few attempts to land, he loses control and the plane crashes. He is able to get out, but Margaret is pinned down and cannot move. Disaster strikes and leaves Margaret with a multitude of health and physical challenges. While in the hospital, she meets Ian, a Physiotherapist, who always appears to be upset, frustrated, and annoyed. Margaret is dealing with her own demons, but she sees Ian as a challenge and is determined to make him smile.

Katherine Centre delivers a wonderful story of courage and silver lining. She has thoroughly researched her medical topics and does not spare the reader with the uncomfortable subjects. The story is beautifully written and structured. The characters are amazing and believable. This is a fantastic romance story which will uplift you. In Katherine Center’s words: “You get one life, and it only goes forward. And there really are all kinds of happy endings”

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Review: The Light We Lost

The Light We Lost The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was recommended by Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine Book Club. This is the story of Lucy and Gabe which starts on September 11, 2001 and spans over the following 13 years. Their relationship is intense and heartbreaking. The book is written in the voice of Lucy as a letter to Gabe. Beautifully written and deeply moving, this book will leave you breathless and most likely with a sad understanding that true love lasts forever.

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Monday, March 12, 2018

Review: One with You

One with You One with You by Sylvia Day
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is the last book in the Crossfire series. This book was published a while back and It took me a while to fit it into my reading schedule. I enjoyed the Crossfire series and I hope they will make an HBO series with it.

This series is much better than the 50 Shades of Grey, in my opinion. The first book was published in 2012 and the last one in 2016. The series covers about 4 to 5 months of Eva and Gideon's relationship. Eva and Gideon are unique individuals and their relationship is very heated. If you are looking for a great erotic romance, Crossfire is it.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Review: The Bad Daughter

The Bad Daughter The Bad Daughter by Joy Fielding
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I want to thank Goodreads and Penguin Random House Canada for giving me an ARC of The Bad Daughter by Joy Fielding.

Robin has been apart from her family for many years and for good reasons. After her mother passes away from cancer, her dad quickly marries Tara, Robin’s best friend. Tara was engaged to Robin’s brother Alec at the time and left him for his dad. Robin was not able to forgive her dad and Tara and promised herself never to go back to Red Bluff. But a call from her estranged sister leaves her no choice. Her father, Tara, and Cassidy, Tara’s daughter from a previous marriage, have been shot in what appears to be a home invasion gone wrong. Robin goes home to lend support to her sister, but she knows it will not be an easy task as her sister never liked her. Some things never change and Robin quickly discovers that it is not easy to fix a broken family. Robin’s father remains in a coma, Tara succumbs to her wounds and Cassidy pulls through. The investigation rises up many suspects with motives and the tangle of clues mounts up every day. Who is responsible for this horrific crime? Robin will soon discover that things are not always what they appear to be. Great read!!

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Saturday, March 3, 2018

Review: The Great Alone

The Great Alone The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah is the story of love, courage, and survival. In the early 70's, thirteen-year-old Leni moves to Alaska with her mother Cora and Ernt, her emotionally and mentally damaged father. Ernt was a POW in Vietnam and did not come back the same man. He is now fighting inner demons and is often violent towards his wife. He is hoping for a new start in Alaska, but Alaska is not an easy place to get a second chance. The wilderness can turn the sanest man into a monster.

Leni meets Matthew and they become the closest friends. Four years after their arrival in Alaska; Leni's family is on the brink of disaster and Matthew will try to save Leni.

I don't want to describe this book too much and spoil it for whoever wants to read it. All I can say is that this is a fantastic book; a well-written and plotted novel. This will be another bestseller in 2018.

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