Friday, August 31, 2012

Feature and Follow + Book Blogger Hop

FF 2012 Feature & Follow #81


Q: Best Cover? What is the best cover of a book that you’ve read and didn’t like?

I had to think about this for a little bit, but all it took was a little look at Goodreads and the book came to mind.

Tris and Izzie by Mette Ivie Harrison - Gorgeous cover.  Book was not so great.  2 stars from me and I don't give that rating lightly.

Tris & Izzie

 

 Book Blogger Hop



What is the one book or series you are dying to see turned into a movie or tv series?


I sometimes I feel like my answer to a lot of questions like this is Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder!  I would love to see that as a movie.  Although, I think it would work as a made for TV mini-series as well.
A second one I would love to see is Outlander, but I hear that's actually in the works!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Early Review - Prodigy (Legend #2) by Marie Lu

Prodigy (Legend, #2)Title: Prodigy
Author: Marie Lu
Series: 2nd (Legend)
Pages: 384
Published:  January 29th 2013 by Putnam Juvenile 
ISBN: 9780399256769
Source: Around The World Tours







Description:  June and Day arrive in Vegas just as the unthinkable happens: the Elector Primo dies, and his son Anden takes his place. With the Republic edging closer to chaos, the two join a group of Patriot rebels eager to help Day rescue his brother and offer passage to the Colonies. They have only one request—June and Day must assassinate the new Elector.  It’s their chance to change the nation, to give voice to a people silenced for too long.  But as June realizes this Elector is nothing like his father, she’s haunted by the choice ahead. What if Anden is a new beginning? What if revolution must be more than loss and vengence, anger and blood—what if the Patriots are wrong?

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I've been trying to refrain from adding the future books for series that I gave 3 stars too.  I don't have time to read them all.  But, despite my 3 stars to the first in the series, I knew that I had to read Prodigy.  I loved June and Day too much to give up on them.  

While I still found this book to still be a little on the predictable side, I discovered this time around the story was so much more enjoyably.  I think it's because we learn so much more about the Republic and the world outside of it.  Turns out they are very different view points and I found that fascinating.  In most dystopian books there seems to be very little existing outside of the society in the book.  If there is, the struture is very similar to the society we are reading about.  That is so not the case here.  It just goes to show you how much total control the Republic has over it's own people.  

I found the coarse of events to be fast paced.  Day and June are integrated quickly into the Patriot rebels organization.  Almost a little quickly in my opinion, but I actually found that it all made sense in the end.  There are forces hard at work here, and Day and June are really just pawns in the grand scheme of things.  I think that fact alone is hard on both of them.  Neither one of them wants to be a pawn.  

I enjoyed how both characters developed throughout this book.  They both have to face the truths of their previous lives.  Despite how much I love them together, they have to acknowledge the fact that maybe that is not the best thing for them.  Their past experiences are so different from each other that it's possible when the intensity dies off, they may discover they have little in common.  While, I don't think that's the case, the book definitely points it out to us.

I really enjoyed this installment and look forward to were the series might take us next.   So much has changed from the first novel that I'm not sure were the end might be. 


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Review - House on Plunkett Street by Lorena Bathey

House on Plunkett StreetTitle: House on Plunkett Street
Author: Lorena Bathey
Series: Stand Alone
Pages: 207
Published: April 6th 2012 by Lorena B Books
ISBN: 9780615569840
Source: Author sent for honest review
 







Description: Phoebe Bertramis boring, bland, and unexciting. She works a job that is inadequate of her abilities. She has a boyfriend that is tolerable, but mostly a dud. She is on the treadmill of her life and doesn't know how to get off.  With changes in her job and her apartment going condo, she must find a new place to live. Her friend Meghan brings her to the perfect apartment and the moment Phoebe steps in the door, she knows there is something special and atypical about this perspective residence.  What she never expects are the three ghosts that arrive on her couch to teach her how life is really meant to be lived.

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The description for this intrigued me and it seemed to have a feel good message.  Plus, it has ghosts!  Win Win for me.    

Phoebe was a fascinating choice for our lead character.  In all honesty, there is nothing remarkable about her in the beginning.  She works at a job she doesn't love but because she has to do something.  Her boyfriend of 2 years is really nothing special.  I basically got the impression that she's doormat for those around her and she's happy to be that way (or doesn't care enough to change it).  And then she moves.  Who knew that the simple act of moving would have such a profound effect on her life.  

Shortly after moving in, she meets the three ghosts who were sent her to teach her how leave her life and not coast through it.  I appreciated the first ghost.  She taught Phoebe that she should really be working at a job that is not only good at, but enjoys as well.  And that it's ok to go out and get it.  I had a little bit of harder time with the second ghost.  I know that Phoebe lacked confidence in herself and it reflected in what she wore.  But, I also think you are more than what you wear.  The message seemed to be to get a man you have to wear the right clothes.  Wasn't sure on that one really.

I really liked the third ghost, but kind of wondered if her message wasn't a little old fashioned.  I'm sure we could all use a little relationship advice from time to time.  But to step back and let him come to you or risk losing him?  I just wasn't sure on that one.

I did like the overall story line and the general message, just not all the facts to get us there.  That's ok though, I think plenty of others will like this!
 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Guest Post with Joy Preble author of the Dreaming Anastasia Series + Giveaway!!

Joy PreblePeople often ask what my inspiration was for the DREAMING ANASTASIA series. And part of the answer, of course, is my fascination with the tragedy writ large that is the Romanovs. Like so many people, I have always wanted to believe that there was more to it than political assassination and a girl who died before she could be what she could be.

But then there’s the other part of the answer. The part of me that wrote Anne because I’d grown up with a love of genre fiction and then cut my writerly teeth on the work of Joss Whedon.  That girl is an unrepentant geek. A nerd. And so of course I’d end up writing a book with witches and mermaids and soul jar trope dudes who can’t be killed and a romantic hero who’s handsome and blue-eyed but really kind of a doofus at heart. We geek girls write stuff like that. It’s in our DNA or something. We memorize the titles of Buffy episodes and we go with our friends to the opening day of Serenity and when Adam Baldwin guest stars on Castle with Captain Mal himself, Nathan Fillion, we squeal with geeker joy. And we Tweet that our husband just quipped, “Hey. I hope they run into the Rievers.” And the other million geeks who follow us on Twitter tweet back that this is the greatest line they ever heard.

And stuff like that.

So I present to you: You Know You’re A Geek Girl When. With geeky bullet points and everything.  And yeah, it’s all true. Get over it, folks. This is the real me.

You Know You’re a Geek Girl When:
  •    You agree to appear at Comic Con in Austin with your fellow geek authors. In a mermaid costume. For two days.
  •   Your favorite moment of the above is meeting James Marsters who played Spike on Buffy. And getting a picture. Signed. (Which you babble about for two days, at least when you can get a word in over Tricia (PJ) Hoover’s rambling about her photo op with Kevin Sorbo.
  •   Did I mention the seaweed boa?
  •     You put physics and economics jokes in your manuscript and your agent tells you that maybe this is not as funny as you think it is. But you believe that giving a character a t-shirt that reads ‘Fission Chips’ is hysterical. And that the joke “Two protons walk into a black hole… that’s the joke” is also the funniest thing ever. Really.
  •   You Google ‘nerd t shirts’ while you’re eating your lunch. More than one day a week.
  •   You still know the titles of every BTVS episode. And can still quote lines. And if someone says anything close to ‘dance of joy’ your first thought is of Season 2 of Angel when the gang went to Pylea.
  •  When you realized that you now knew and worked with the blogger who used to blog as Moonrat, you were happy for like a million days. Maybe more.
  •  You saw The Avengers on opening weekend.  And you knew that you had to stay seated when the final credits rolled because it wasn’t really over.
  •    You also saw The Cabin the Woods. And chatted with your fellow geeks about how it was a meta-horror genre movie. Possibly too meta. But whatever.
  •   You played viola in the high school orchestra. And were first chair. And dated the 1st chair bassoon player.
  •  You own a full collection of the paperback novelizations of the original Star Trek series.
  •   You used to write Star Trek fan fiction. Before there was the Internet. Yes, you and your geek friends exchanged yellow legal pads of manuscripts. Mostly about Mr. Spock’s love life. You now believe that if only you had titled it Fifty Shades of Spock, you would be on easy street now.
  •  You continue to believe that there is such a thing as a tesseract.
  •   You wish there were more people who would get excited about the Baba Yaga episode on Lost Girl.
  •    You screamed in horrified delight at the end of this season’s Vampire Diaries.
  •    You have worn socks with Birkenstocks. In public. But maybe only once.
  • You could continue this list for another thousand pages.


Dreaming Anastasia (Dreaming Anastasia, #1)Haunted (Dreaming Anastasia, #2)Anastasia Forever (Dreaming Anastasia, #3)

In honor of the relase of the 3rd book in the series...I'm pleased to be able to giveaway a prize pack consisting of all 3 books in the Dreaming Anastasia Series by Joy Preble.  Just enter the rafflecopter below!



Review - Anastasia Forever (Dreaming Anastasia #3) by Joy Preble

Anastasia Forever (Dreaming Anastasia, #3)Title: Anastasia Forever
Author: Joy Preble
Series: 3rd (Dreaming Anastasia, Hauted)
Pages: 304
Pages: August 1st 2012 by Sourcebooks 
ISBN: 9781402268755
Source: Sent for blog tour and honest review





Description: Stories within stories. Secrets within secrets. In accepting powers from the legendary witch Baba Yaga, Anne must tackle a complex set of missions: Discover the secret of their enemy's newfound immortality; decide whether she can kill him to free her family from a vicious curse; come to terms with the magic that now resides inside her; and finally find true love with Ethan. The riveting conclusion to the trilogy that began with Dreaming Anastasia.

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I was so excited to hear that there was going to be a 3rd book in this series.  I didn't feel the story was quite done after the 2nd.  This was a much better overall ending to the story!

I think Anne really had a lot to deal with in this book.  She has that promise that she made to Baba Yaga, the russian witch.  A maybe boyfriend struggling with his new found mortality.  A best friend who probably meddles a little too much. A grandmother who is a rusalka (a form of meraid).  It's not wonder that she really just wants to have a normal life, even if it's just for a little while.  Sadly, we know that isn't going to happen.

Baby Yaga calls on Anne to make good on her promise she made in exchange for her powers.  She needs to stop Vincent.  In true Lord Voldemort form (I love the point that Vincent technically came first in time) he hides a piece of his soul to become immortal.  The problem is not only were, but when did he do it.  I loved how intricately woven the story was.  It really was about stories in stories.  Anne had to understand Vincent to find were he could possibly have hidden his soul.  I love that she gets to travel back in time in this story.  I think it helps her unravel all the pieces and truly accept who she is and what she needs to do.  I love what we get to briefly meet Anastasia when she was alive and well.

I love how Ethan is having a hard time dealing with what has happened to him.  But, yet it never stops him from doing everything he can to help Anne.  Even if it comes to admitting that she doesn't need his help.  I enjoy how Tess is willing accept whatever life throws at her just because she's Anne's best friends and she refuses to sit on the sidelines.  

I think Baby Yaga herself is one of my favorite parts of the series.  I tend to have a hard time with mythical characters written bigger than life (and she really is here).  But, I just found her so damn interesting.  I didn't think so of things she does in our world to be farfetched, but it goes along with the idea that we see what we want to see.  Easier to believe freak storms, etc over the idea that a crazy witch swooped out of the sky.  

This was an extremely satisfying end to a series that I enjoyed very much.  I will be looking forward to Preble's next work!


  

Monday, August 27, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list. Click on the picture to be taken to Sheila at One Person's Journey Through A World of Books!
 
 
Read Last Week: 
 
Defiance (Defiance, #1)The Dark UnwindingSavage (Daughters of the Jaguar #1)
  • Defiance by C.J. Redwine
  • The Dark Unwinding by Shannon Cameron
  • Savage by Willow Rose 

Currently Reading:

The Emerald Storm  (The Riyria Revelations, #4)
  • The Emerald Storm by Michael J. Sullivan

Up This Week:

 Glamorous IllusionsFaefever (Fever, #3)
  •  Glamorous Illusions by Lisa Tawn Bergren
  • Faefaver by Karen Marie Moning

Sunday, August 26, 2012

In My Mailbox!

Review: 

Sound (Solid #3)Crewel (Crewel World, #1)
Eve and AdamIronskin (Ironskin, #1)
Sound by Shelley Workinger (author sent)
Crewel by Gennifer Albin (Macmillan and Netgalley)
Eve and Adam by Katherine Applegate (Macmillan and Netgalley)
Ironskin by Tina Connolly (Tor and Netgalley)


Swapped: 

Kiss in the Dark (Scarlett Wakefield, #3)By Royal Decree (Secrets of the Tudor Court, #3)
  • Kiss is the Dark by Lauren Henderson 
  • By Royal Decree by Kate Emerson

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Stacking The Shelves is all about the books we are adding to our shelves each week, sharing with you our excitement for our newest titles and maybe have you discover a new book in the process!  It's hosted by Tynga's Reviews!
 
In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi from The Story Siren and she was inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Review - Emerald Isle (A Fascination Island book) by Kate Hinderer

Emerald Isle (A Fascination Island book)Title: Emerald Isle
Author: Kate Hinderer
Series: 1st (maybe)
Pages: 267 
Published: July 16th 2012
ASIN:  B008LG78XW
Source: Author sent for honest review

 







Description: To escape a bad break-up and fighting parents Audyn takes a job as a lifeguard at Fascination Island. The posh five-star resort lives up to its name in every way, including the strange rules the owner has about entering the water at night. Despite declaring it a boy-free summer, it isn’t long before the shy, endearing Levi and the mysterious, tattooed Tristan begin vying for her attention. When Levi tries to push his advantage and Tristan comes to the rescue, Audyn realizes there is more to both these boys and the island they inhabit. Suddenly, she’s forced to acknowledge a reality she’d never considered and to pick a side in the conflict that has been waging for decades.


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Few books really surprise me.  This one did.  I wasn't sure what I was getting into, but I am so glad I decided to review this book.

First off, this is probably young adult.  Our main character is in her teens.  But, it's doesn't read like most YA's.  That's not to say the topic is overly mature, just that the writing doesn't seem to target the age group.  Audyn is also very mature for age in many ways, although she's not in others.  The job she takes on Fascination Island, is basically an excuse to run away from her problems.  Although, I really admired her need to take a job at such a high profile location were she has previously stayed as a guest.  She wants to be treated just like all the other staff.  I can't say many rich kids would escape their problems this way.

The storyline is definitely interesting and honestly one of the best ones for this type of book.  I've read quite a few of them, both good and bad.  I didn't take me long to figure out what was going on, but I don't want to give it away!    The explanations given in the story were great too.  There were so many intricate details woven in.

The romance was a little off for me for part of the book.  There was one guy, and then a triangle, and then the other.  For a girl who swore off guys during the summer, she sure was drowning in them for the get go.  I think I also had a hard time with it because I never really liked Levi.  

Overall, a good book with some interesting lore in it.  Well worth the low kindle price.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Guest Post with Lisa M. Stasse author of The Forsaken

Lisa M. Stasse
Lisa M. Stasse was born in New York, and has since lived in Spain, Russia, Hawaii, and North Carolina. She graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Government and English lit, and is currently a digital librarian at UCLA.  Lisa loves watching science fiction movies, cooking Spanish food, and dancing around her house to 80′s music.  She lives in Santa Monica, California with her husband and their two-year-old daughter.  All three of them are learning how to surf. Say hi at lmstasse[at]yahoo[dot]com. 





I'm pleased to have Lisa on the blog today for a little bit of This or That!


  
Noise or Silence? SILENCE (except when I'm writing I like to listen to music)

Tv or Movies? MOVIES (although there's a lot of awesome TV shows right now)

Chocolate or Vanilla? CHOCOLATE (I can never get enough chocolate, truly)

Sunrise or Sunset? SUNRISE

Cookies or Cake? CAKE

Sun or Moon? SUN

Summer or Winter? SUMMER

Pen or Pencil? PEN (I looove pens! I have a bunch of cool ones that I've collected over the years.)
 
Skittles or Starburts? STARBURSTS

Ocean or Mountains? OCEAN (I love the ocean--it's one of the best parts about living in California. But I also love camping in the mountains too)

High heels or flats? HEELS

Call or Text? TEXT

Laptop or Desktop? LAPTOP (it goes almost everywhere with me!)


The Forsaken (The Forsaken, #1)




Review - The Forsaken (The Forsaken #1) by Lisa M. Stasse (

The Forsaken (The Forsaken, #1)Title: The Forsaken
Author: Lisa M. Stasse
Series: 1st
Pages: July 10th 2012 by Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9781442432659
Source: Author sent for honest review








Description: As an obedient orphan of the U.N.A. (the super-country that was once Mexico, the U.S., and Canada), Alenna learned at an early age to blend in and be quiet—having your parents taken by the police will do that to a girl. But Alenna can’t help but stand out when she fails a test that all sixteen-year-olds have to take: The test says she has a high capacity for brutal violence, and so she is sent to The Wheel, an island where all would-be criminals end up.  The life expectancy of prisoners on The Wheel is just two years, but with dirty, violent, and chaotic conditions, the time seems a lot longer as Alenna is forced to deal with civil wars for land ownership and machines that snatch kids out of their makeshift homes. Desperate, she and the other prisoners concoct a potentially fatal plan to flee the island. Survival may seem impossible, but Alenna is determined to achieve it anyway.


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I admit, this book didn't really get a second glance from me at first.  But, I really love working with author's directly.   And Lisa, was awesome to work with!
I was unsure of our lead character Alenna at first.  It seems in most dystopians, our lead is always unhappy with the government and ready to rebel with a little push.  Alenna is actually quite happy to coast along and fly under the radar.  She so convinced that she will pass the test, that it never occurs to her that she might fail.  In fact, when she wakes up on the wheel after the test, she's convinced that there has to be some mistake.  She's determined to survive even though she has no idea how or wear to begin.  It's here that her character really begins to blossom.  She's wants to prove to the band of teens who have to taken her that she can pull her own weight.  They may be in control of a small part of the island and are are in constant battle with the "cult" that controls the rest, but Alenna feels the most at home here.  She also quickly learns that they might also be here best chance to get off the wheel.

This clan is constantly sending out tracking parties to get a better lay of the wheel and possibly a way off.  They've discovered a "gray" area that they believe is used to brings the teens in by plane.  They must discover a way to enter the area (though enemy territory) and cross it to find a way off.  This whole entire journey was intense and well played out. 

The world building is really great in this book.  I enjoyed the little view we get of the U.N.A. and the powers that control it.  The wheel reminded me a little bit of the arena in The Hunger Games, but it definitely had it's own thing to it.  What ddin't really work for me was how instantly Alenna fit into this group.  Within days she had befriended the only female warrier, the lead tracker/hunter, and the leaders of the group. It's like they were waiting just for her to arrive.   I also had a hard time with the dialog.  Sometimes it was simple and very repetitive.  I can't tell you how many time I heard that Alenna never fit in at home, and how so many of the other kids felt the same.  I also disliked the romance.  I think the story would have worked better without it, but it seems you can't find YA that doesn't contain it in some form or another.

The ending was not what I was expecting, so I'm really curious as to what happens next.  I'll be looking for the next books! 

  

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Review - The Second Empress by Michelle Moran

The Second Empress: A Novel of Napoleon's CourtTitle: The Second Empress
Author: Michelle Moran
Series: Stand Alone 
Pages: 448
Published: August 14th 2012 by Crown 
ISBN:  9780307953032
Source: Publisher via Netgalley
 







Description: After the bloody French Revolution, Emperor Napoleon’s power is absolute. When Marie-Louise, the eighteen year old daughter of the King of Austria, is told that the Emperor has demanded her hand in marriage, her father presents her with a terrible choice: marry the cruel, capricious Napoleon, leaving the man she loves and her home forever, or say no, and plunge her country into war.  Marie-Louise knows what she must do, and she travels to France, determined to be a good wife despite Napoleon’s reputation. But lavish parties greet her in Paris, and at the extravagant French court, she finds many rivals for her husband’s affection, including Napoleon’s first wife, Jos├ęphine, and his sister Pauline, the only woman as ambitious as the emperor himself. Beloved by some and infamous to many, Pauline is fiercely loyal to her brother. She is also convinced that Napoleon is destined to become the modern Pharaoh of Egypt. Indeed, her greatest hope is to rule alongside him as his queen—a brother-sister marriage just as the ancient Egyptian royals practiced. Determined to see this dream come to pass, Pauline embarks on a campaign to undermine the new empress and convince Napoleon to divorce Marie-Louise.  As Pauline's insightful Haitian servant, Paul, watches these two women clash, he is torn between his love for Pauline and his sympathy for Marie-Louise. But there are greater concerns than Pauline's jealousy plaguing the court of France. While Napoleon becomes increasingly desperate for an heir, the empire's peace looks increasingly unstable. When war once again sweeps the continent and bloodshed threatens Marie-Louise’s family in Austria, the second Empress is forced to make choices that will determine her place in history—and change the course of her life.

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I confess, I don't recall a lot about Napoleon besides what I was taught in history.  And lets face it, I don't think the history books are very nice to him.  I'm not saying he was a great man, because I'm sure the truth lies somewhere in the middle.  I wanted to read this to gain a little insight on the man, and well because I love Michelle Moran.

I enjoyed Marie-Louise and the voice she gave this book.  I admire those women from this time period who know their duty (even if I disagree with it) and do it with very little complaint.  She marries Napoleon to save her father's kingdom.  She's heard all the stories, and I think it helps her to better prepare for the type of man Napoleon might be.  He wants heirs and loyalty and nothing more.  She holds on to hope that maybe one day she can return to her kingdom and marry the man she truly loves.  I admired her for that hope and for being the loving wife.  I'm sure that Napoleon was a hard man to please.  

I had a hard time liking Pauline.  But, I think she's suppose to be that way.  She comes across as arrogant and selfish.  She expects those around her to bow to her every whim.  I'm glad we don't much visual when it comes to her sexual life, but wow.  I wonder how much of that was true.  Her relationship with her brother was a little odd, and I'm curious if they really had an incestuous relationship.  I don't think the normal family bonds existed for them.  She was as drunk on Napoleon's power and he was.  I did find her relationship with her servant Paul to be interesting.  I think it was the closest thing to normalcy and she didn't know how to handle it. 

I enjoyed both women's insight on Napoleon himself.  He doesn't come across as quite so harsh in this book.  From the author's note, it seems like she toned down how he treated women.  I'm beginning to think I'll like him about as much as I do Henry VIII.  I do have to admit that both men had a powerful effect on their respective counties.  

I enjoyed this novel and Michelle Moran has proves once again why she is on my must read list.  I'll be eagerly awaiting her next novel.  I'm wondering if it will be about Queen Victoria...one of my favorite British Monarch's!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Review - Caribbean Romance by Leigh Morano

Caribbean RomanceTitle: Caribbean Romance
Author: Leigh Morano
Series: Stand Alone
Pages: 54
Published: June 20th 2012 by Amazon Digital Services 
ISBN: B008DJEJWA
Source: author sent for honest review









Description: Vanessa is the romantic type. She likes the idea of a man looking deeply into her eyes and professing his adoration, for only her. Secretly she enjoyes a man who is just a little jealous, just a little possessive, it makes her feel as if he could not live without her.  Here she is in a local coffee shop explaining to her best friend Marilyn, that she is in love with a man she met in a chat room as Marilyn listens with disparagement.


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I don't tend to read romance, and when I do it's usually historical.  But, I decided to give this short little romance a shot.  It was sweet and fun!

Vanessa has had a string of bad (and abusive) relationships.  It's no wonder that she's basically hiding behind an online/phone relationship.  It's easier to keep that perfect romance in tact that way.  There's very little risk involved when she keeps it this way.  But, despite all that she's convinced she's in love.  The idea of meeting face to face leaves her a little unsettled.  When Marcelo pushes the issue, she has to make the decision to let the relationship go or find out what it really can be.

  A Caribbean cruise seems like the ideal romantic getaway.  It's not long before Vanessa is head over hells.  Yet, the alarm bells ring just like always.  Turns out an ex is aboard the ship, and wants Marcelo back.  And Marcelo has a secret that threatens to destroy the new relationship.  At first I was worried that the characteristics I was seeing were just another abusive person.  But, I was happy when Vanessa discovers that Marcelo is all that she hoped for and more.

Sweet little book.  I enjoyed it for the most part!

Monday, August 20, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list. Click on the picture to be taken to Sheila at One Person's Journey Through A World of Books!
 
Read Last Week:
 
House on Plunkett StreetAnastasia Forever (Dreaming Anastasia, #3)Prodigy (Legend, #2)
  • House of Plunkett Street by Lorena Bathey
  • Anastasia Forever by Joy Preble
  • Prodigy by Marie Lu 

Currently Reading:

Defiance (Defiance, #1)
  • Defiance by C.J. Redwine

Up This Week:


The Dark UnwindingSavage (Daughters of the Jaguar #1)
  • The Dark Unwinding by Shannon Cameron
  • Savage by Willow Rose

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