Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Books to curl up with: WELCOME TO WEDNESDAY

Books to curl up with: WELCOME TO WEDNESDAY:   Good afternoon everyone today I have a new author and his ya book . Lets check out HORSE SENSE  by Lapo Mezli                           BO...

WELCOME TO WEDNESDAY

  Good afternoon everyone today I have a new author and his ya book . Lets check out HORSE SENSE 

by Lapo Mezli 


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  The friendship that ties together eleven year old Jamie and his horse Acorn has a magic that comes once in a lifetime, but can it really resist the bullies that want to rip it to shreds? Jamie and Acorn's friendship is one for the books: their attachment is unbreakable, their mutual understanding uncanny and their adventures legendary. But one day everything changes. Jamie steps in to defend one of his classmates from his teacher and suddenly everybody turns on him. Worse, they use his friendship with a horse to bully him. Attacked on all sides, Jamie has to decide whether to desert Acorn or fight for what he truly believes in, both for himself and his best friend.


                    MY REVIEW 

 Jamie and acorn were the best of friends a young boy and his horse . Acorn knows all Jamie's secrets and doesn't judge him at all . When Jamie helps defend a young boy he feels like he doesn't belong . He doesn't fee like he belongs anywhere but when his class mates are hurt by the teacher that is suppose to be teaching them . Between his bad home life and the class mates that want to hurt him . He really discovers who are his friends and who loves him the most.

The characters are so realistic and I love Jamie he is such a sweet young boy who has been through so much in his young life . His home life is not the best but he has the love of his mom who would do anything to keep him safe and loved . To Acorn the horse that is his best friend . He is such a strong moral character that is trying hard to belong . We get to see him realize who really is on his side . There are a lot of characters that come in and out of Jamie's life . I truly loved these characters especially Acorn .

This is one of those ya books that you really start out and startreading and next thing you know you are done . The characters are so realistic and complex and they really get under your skin. The author paints a picture of the unconditional love between a boy and his horse . The ups and downs their life together . This book had me crying through out and my heart broke at one point . The author tells a good story and I loved the story . So if you want to read a good story about unconditional love check it out


 

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Books to curl up with: HAPPY RELEAS DAY

Books to curl up with: HAPPY RELEAS DAY:   Good morning peeps HAPPY RELEASE day to one of my favourite authors . Victoria Zak has just released her third book in her Gracefall serie...

HAPPY RELEAS DAY

  Good morning peeps HAPPY RELEASE day to one of my favourite authors . Victoria Zak has just released her third book in her Gracefall series . ROCKED AND BOTHERED . 


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 He fell for the one woman who could save his life

Not wanting to end up the next rocker cliché, Gracefall’s charismatic lead singer, Dylan Grace, falls back into his rocker world with a clarity he struggles to comprehend. His band members hire a life coach to keep him out of trouble and clean to make things worse. The problem is they employ the one woman who can bring this bad boy to his knees. Add strife within the band, and a corrupt manager to the mix may send Dylan over the edge.

She’s one heartbeat away from a heartache

Graduate student Dani Clark should have kept her nose in the books when offered the job of being Dylan Grace’s live-in life coach, but after his overdose, she can’t stand by and let him become another rock and roll causality. However, separating casual sex and falling in love turns out to be the biggest heartache when the rocker changes her life forever.




                     MY REVIEW 

 Dylan Grace has been through a lot and has paid the price . But he is back and doesn't want to become a rock cliche . He has done his time in rehab and wants to just get back to making music. His bandmates have a different idea they want him back but they want him to stay on the straight and narrow so they hire him a life coach  The one person that if she wanted to she could bring him to his knees . Dani is the one person that can keep Dylan on the straight and narrow . There is a past between the two of them that they can't deny the feelings that are stirring underneath the surface. With sex off the table and Dylan put in the friend zone can they really deny the feelings they have and will there be heartbreak for both of them and will Gracefall get the new record recorded . 


 Ok I am just going to say this once yes i squealed when I found out that Dylan was getting his own book .I love  Dylan and Dani . Dylan has had such a hard childhood and has drown himself in booze and drugs to survive . That made him the life of the party but also that rocker cliche where it took an overdose to settle him down . When you start reading his story you see a hurt little boy behind the facade of the rock star . He may come off as a sexy alpha man deep down inside he is scared to give his heart to anyone because he doesn't want to be hurt and abandoned again by the people who supposedly loved him. Dani has had to live the perfect straight as arrow life with her parents who are soap stars . She has had to hide parts of her from everyone even her friends . You really get to see her , she is stronger then we first see . She is feisty and also guarded with her feelings . She just wants to be loved and to love the man who has her heart for so long . You also see her when she doubts herself when an ex of Dylan's comes back into their lives . They both grow up through out the book and we find out so much about why Dylan is the way he is . We also get to see more of the Gracefall guys and their significant others .  I truly love these characters they are very well written and each character is complex . 


  This is one of those books that start off with a bang and boy do i mean a bang . The author does the opening scene in typical rocker style . I read this book in an evening and I was sucked in by the end of chapter one well just because Dylan has always been one of my favourite characters .  There were plenty of laughs and misunderstandings through out this book . There were moments where I really wanted to slap Dylan upside the head with a frying pan and then there were moments that I wanted to hug both of the main characters and tell them that everything will be ok. This is a fast read that has a lot of ups and downs and you will love each and every page . I can't wait to see who the next book will be about I am crossing my fingers it is going to be Tyler's story . So if you want a great series about rock and roll but more about family check out this series . I promise it will add some fire to your summer reading list , 

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Books to curl up with: HAPPY RELEASE DAY

Books to curl up with: HAPPY RELEASE DAY:  Good afternoon all sorry I have been mia been recouping from the reader roundup . Today I have a novella in the Sinful Nature series .  UNH...

HAPPY RELEASE DAY

 Good afternoon all sorry I have been mia been recouping from the reader roundup . Today I have a novella in the Sinful Nature series .  UNHOLY ADDICTION by Lynn Burke. 


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    He comes in like a rainstorm, washing away the dust from a too-long drought. But giving into my new addiction will land me at rock bottom—a place I know I won’t escape again.

Overcoming addiction hasn’t been a cake walk, and finding self-worth after choosing the path that landed me at rock bottom?

Damn near impossible.

For me, sex and booze go together like PB&J, so staying clean means no hookups.

AA meetings help me stay the course…until a lip-glossed twink walks in and threatens my willpower.

Chase is a summer rainstorm, washing away the dust from a too-long drought. He makes me crave the things I’ve set behind me, causing a restlessness I recognize.

A new addiction.

However, giving in to my desire for Chase will land me back in the hole I crawled from, a place I know I won’t escape a second time.

And I’ll never forgive myself if I drag him down along with me.

                  MY REVIEW 
   Michael is working hard on his recovery . He has sworn to stay away from sex and booze . It has been a cake walk for awhile until the day Chase walked into the the AA meeting and sets Michaels heart a fire but will Michael fall for the lip glossed twink that has him reconsidering his lonely life . Will they be able to able to find the love that they both deserve or will Michael head down the road that will lead him to ruin.
  Michael and Chase are such tortured characters, Michael has been through so much in his past that he has paid for and now he is keeping his life on track . He comes off as a rough man who is always trying to pick up guys . He is a sweet guy with a heart of gold and is paying for the sins of his past . Chase is the exact opposite of Michael, he is sweet and all out there from his skinny jeans to the lip gloss he wears . They are total opposites but some how they fit together like a glove . They are so well written and each of them have a complexity that make them unique and lovable . 
  i was so excited when I hurt Michael was getting his own story .  He was such a fun character to read in the other books . So I got this book and read it in an evening . The author really ramped up sexual tension in this novella . She takes us on a very emotional roller coaster ride in such a short book . I really like this series the characters are well written and you will fall in love with all of them . There is one thing I wish that is was just a little longer . Over all I truly enjoyed this book and this whole series . So check it out if youwant a sweet sexy story . 

Monday, May 2, 2022

Books to curl up with: GOOD MONDAY MORNING ALL

Books to curl up with: GOOD MONDAY MORNING ALL:  Well we made it to May and it is finally warming up out on the farm . Today I have book sixteen in the Haven Hollow series . HERRINGBONE HE...