Thursday, September 29, 2016

#BookReview: When Destinies Collide by Shirl Rickman

Title and Author: When Destinies Collide by Shirl Rickman
No. of Pages: 291
Publication Date: August 1st 2015
Genre: Coming Of Age, Teen, Young Adult, Romance

Book Review:

When Destinies Collide by Shirl Rickman is the debut book of the author I am so glad I picked it up to read. This is one of those books that stays with you long after you have finished reading it.

I loved the title and the cover that had me picking up the book to checkout the blurb which is again intriguing enough to catch the attention of the readers.

This is the story of two people facing similar tragedies whose paths cross multiple times in their lives.

The plot is well conceived and executed and I loved Shirl's writing style which is heartfelt, fluid and expressive. The world building is realistic and I could visualize the settings that had me easily transported to the book world.

The characterization is admirably done and I could relate with Selene and Drake who are both facing adversities. Right from the start I was rooting for a happily-ever-after for these characters who made a place for themselves in my heart.

There is heartache, longing, sadness but also light moments and heartfelt emotional play that had me hooked throughout.

All in all, When Destinies Collide by Shirl Rickman is an enjoyable story that will touch your heart and leave you feeling myriad emotions. 4 out of 5 to it and recommended to all lovers of heartfelt romances.




I received the book from the publishers via Netgalley and I am very thankful to them. The above review is my honest and unbiased opinion and in no way influenced.

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Monday, September 26, 2016

#ARCBookReview: Knight Rider Vol. 2: Knightstrikes by Adam Warren, Chuck Dixon, Frank Hannah, Joe Pruett, Shannon Eric Denton, and B. Clay Moore, Lion Forge

Title and Author: Knight Rider Vol. 2 (Knightstrikes)  by Adam Warren, Chuck Dixon, Frank Hannah, Joe Pruett, Shannon Eric Denton, and B. Clay Moore, Lion Forge
No. of Pages: 168
Publication Date: December 29, 2015 
Genre: Comics & Graphic, Sci Fi & Fantasy

Blurb:
Michael Knight and KITT -- everyone’s ultimate dream car -- are back in action in this explosive series of spy-fi adventures!

The beloved primetime series returns to comics, picking up right where the high-octane graphic novel reboot left off. When secret agent Michael Knight activated the confidential Project: Rider in the heat of battle, the world’s coolest talking car was born. KITT has an arsenal of secret weapons and amazing upgrades under the hood, and he and Michael are both partners and pals as they set off to save the country from terrorists, clandestine spy networks, and super criminals. From the minds of today’s hottest action writers, KNIGHT STRIKES is the next chapter in the legendary KNIGHT RIDER mythos!


ARC Book Review:
I am a big fan of the Knight Rider series, be it watching on TV or reading the comics. The thrill, adventure and the dangerous but oh so lovely stunts are always sure to keep me entertained. Covetting a car just like KITT, I am in love with this super car and coupled with secret agent Michael Knight, the duo is deadly.

When I heard about this new installment, I just had to pick it up to read and see for myself what these two were up to. KITT and Michael are again saving the country and doing what they do best, while giving us, readers pure entertainment and the thrill of danger while we sit cozy in our home away from true danger.

The plot is well conceived and executed and had me engaged throughout. The images are detailed and well drawn.

The dialogues are fluid and I could relate to the events and felt connected to all the action.

The only issue that I had was with the appearance of the comics in my kindle. The pages were too small to read and I had to click each page to make it bigger and then after reading close the zoomed out image to move to the next page which had me feeling a bit frustrated and losing my flow.

All in all, Knight Rider Vol. 2: Knightstrikes is another electrifying installment in the Knight Rider series and an entertainer. 4 out of 5 to it and recommended to all comics and graphic novels fans.




I received the book from the publishers via Netgalley and I am very thankful to them. The above review is my honest and unbiased opinion and in no way influenced.



Saturday, September 24, 2016

#BookReview: Tempted by the Billionaire Tycoon by Jennifer St George

Title and Author: Tempted by the Billionaire Tycoon by Jennifer St George
No. of Pages: 151
Publication Date: October 21st 2014 by Penguin Books Australia I Destiny Romance 
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Language: English

Book Review:

Tempted by the Billionaire Tycoon by Jennifer St George is the first book by the author that I have read. I got attracted towards it because of the blurb which is interesting and had me intrigued.

This is the story of Poppy, a woman with a past and a whole lot of baggage that force her to keep secrets and be wary of trusting and getting close to anyone. Poppy is the manager of a luxury resort  where some mysterious accidents are happening.

Nic owns the resort and is determined to get to the bottom of the issue and the first thing he wants done is Poppy dismissed! But when he arrives at the resort under a disguise, he soon discovers that Poppy is not at fault.
Sparks fly but amidst all this, there is also someone hell bent on destroying the reputation of his resort.
Can Poppy and Nic catch the culprit and sort out their feelings for each other?

The plot is promising and I enjoyed the story but still at places it felt like the story was not developing as much as it should have. The characters were good and despite the author telling us that they were attracted towards each other, I felt not showing of their romance from the characters themselves. Their feelings and emotions just didn't get developed and I didn't feel connected.

Also Nic's past felt half cooked. He kept hinting at it and I wanted to see some action there but nothing happened.

Poppy's past is better handled and I felt satisfied here. She is a strong character and I liked her. Nic's character had so much potential but he somewhat fell flat.

The suspense of the attacks is handled well and though I guessed the culprit beforehand, I enjoyed watching the protagonists face him. While I enjoyed the climax, I didnt understand the culprit's motivation behind the attack. How would these attacks bring back the person he wanted with him?
Where had that person gone and why?
These were some of the questions I wanted answered better.

All in all, Tempted by the Billionaire Tycoon by Jennifer St George is a light story that you can give a try. It had so much potential but fell shy of achieving its full scope. 3.5 out of 5 to it and recommended to all romance lovers with a hint of suspense.



I received the book from the publishers via Netgalley and I am very thankful to them. The above review is my honest and unbiased opinion and in  no way influenced.

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

#ARCBookReview: The Pot Thief Who Studied Georgia O'Keeffe by J. Michael Orenduff

Title and Author: The Pot Thief Who Studied Georgia O'Keeffe by J. Michael Orenduff 
No. of Pages: 300
Publication Date: February 9th 2016 by Open Road Media Mystery & Thri 
Genre: Mystery

ARC Book Review:
The Pot Thief Who Studied Georgia O'Keeffe by J. Michael Orenduff is the first book by the author that I have read and I was attracted towards it because of the blurb and the unusual title.

I didnt like the cover much but was intrigued by the blurb and the title enough to pick up the book.

The story is rich in humour, suspense and the mystery element is so beautifully handled that I sat glued to my seat throughout.

The book took me places and the world building is so realistic that it felt like I was actually there, following Hubie Schuze as he scoured New Mexico in search of ancient treasures. 

The writing is expressive and fluid and the story is fast paced with well calculated twists to keep the reader engaged. A story with well concocted plot, developed mystery and vibrant characters, I will be reading the other books by the author in the future.

All in all, The Pot Thief Who Studied Georgia O'Keeffe by J. Michael Orenduff is an entertaining book that I thoroughly enjoyed and give it 4 out of 5 stars. Recommended to all mystery lovers, go read and enjoy the book.



I received the book from the publishers via Netgalley and I am very thankful to them. The above review is my honest and unbiased opinion and in no way influenced.

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Monday, September 19, 2016

#BookReview: Masquerade (Andalucian Nights #2) by Hannah Fielding

Title and Author: Masquerade by Hannah Fielding 
No. of Pages: 442
Series: Andalucian Nights #2
Publication Date:  August 6th 2015 by London Wall
Genre: Romance

Book Review: 
Masquerade by Hannah Fielding is the first book by the author that I have read and I really enjoyed reading it.

The cover, title and blurb are all so beautifully portrayed that they pulled me instantly towards this book.

Hannah Fielding takes us to Spain and although I have never been there, it felt like I was actually there and could feel myself soaking the atmosphere.

The characterization is expertly done and the characters are complex people with multi layered personalities.

The author's writing style is fluid, narrative and so expressive that she had me feeling myriad of emotions.

I enjoyed reading the book and although being a length one with 442 pages in print, I read it in one sitting.

All in all, Masquerade by Hannah Fielding is a lovely romance that had me entertained throughout. 4 out of 5 to it and recommended to all romance lovers.

I received the book from the publishers via Netgalley and I am very thankful to them. The above review is my honest and unbiased opinion and in no way influenced.

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

#ARCBookReview: Silent Sentry by Theresa Rizzo

Title and Author: Silent Sentry by Theresa Rizzo
Publication Date: April 3rd 2016 by Rizzo Publishing
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Book Review:
Silent Sentry by Theresa Rizzo is the story of Gianna Donnatelli whose life is in danger and Dr. Joe Scarfili is determined to protect her if she doesn't want his protection.

The story is full of suspense, thrill, mystery and romance and had me engaged right till the end. I loved the blurb which had me picking up this book to read and I am so glad that I did.

The plot is well conceived and executed. The author has done extensive research which shows in her writing.

The narration is fluid, realistic and had me feeling like everything was happening in real life. The story is fast paced and so much is happening that I just could not keep the book down until I had finished it.

The characterization is admirably done and I could connect with both Gianna and Joe. There interactions are both emotional as well as frank and had me rooting for them.

All in all, Silent Sentry by Theresa Rizzo is a thrilling romantic suspense, I enjoyed reading and give it 4 out of 5 stars to it. 




I received the book from the publishers via Netgalley and I am very thankful to them. The above review is my honest and unbiased opinion and in no way influenced.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

#ARCBookReview: The Thirteenth Earl by Evelyn Pryce

Title and Author: The Thirteenth Earl by Evelyn Pryce 
No. of Pages: 217
Publication Date: March 22nd 2016 by Montlake Romance
Genre: Historical Romance, Mystery

ARC Book Review:
The Thirteenth Earl by Evelyn Pryce is the first book by the author that I have read. I had heard so much about her and could not resist picking up her latest to read. This one is a historical romance with plenty of mystery. 

The cover is intriguing and the blurb even if a bit confusing had enough to appeal me.

The plot is simple and yet complex. The author executes the plot such that she had me engaged throughout.

Jonathan Vane's title is Viscount Thaxton but he is better known as the 'Ghost'. His whole line has been unfortunate with happiness, going mad without fail and he is determined to be stop this madness streak with him. Cassandra Seton will finally see and marry her fiancĂ©, Miles Markwick after a separation of nine years. But one evening changes the lives of these three.
 There is supernatural feel to the story with romance between Jonathan and Cassandra thrown in between. 

While I enjoyed the whole mysterious feel to the story, the romance between Jonathan and Cassie had me second guessing myself. They go back and forth with their feelings and had me confused at times.

The story is fast paced and I really enjoyed the drama at places and got a bit bored at other places.

Evelyn's writing style is a blend between the Austen style and the modern romance writing. She is expressive and builds the atmosphere beautifully.

All in all, The Thirteenth Earl by Evelyn Pryce is entertaining but difficult to rate. I enjoyed parts of it and recommend it to all mystery and historical romance lovers. 3.5 out of 5 to it. Go read and share your thoughts on the book with me.




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