Sunday, August 20, 2017

Starting Over Again Review

Starting over Again

By Amaka Azie

Starting over Again by [Azie, Amaka]
Abandoned by her husband and left to care for a sick child, Onome is desperate to find a job. After several failed attempts, she eventually lands a job at one of the most prestigious banks in Lagos. She is finally rebuilding her life after her divorce and everything seems to be falling into place. However, she finds herself irresistibly drawn to her new boss, Nnamdi, who is also notoriously known for his womanising ways. Desperate to fight this attraction, she struggles to keep him at arm’s length. She can’t afford to let her growing attraction to him jeopardise her job, and most importantly, her heart… 

Scorched by the burden of a scandalous family secret he stumbled upon when he was a young boy, single father Nnamdi, finds it hard to trust women. He has always lived his life lightly, with his relationships free from deep emotions and entanglements. To protect himself from hurt, he has built a wall around his heart. But there is something about his new executive marketing assistant, Onome, that makes him consider a future with her. The more time he spends with her and her daughter, Fejiro, the more the wall around his heart crumbles. And just as he is beginning to warm up to the idea of forever, her ex-husband resurfaces…

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MY REVIEW

Onome and Efe’s daughter Fejiro was born with sickle cell disease. A few years and many hospital stays later, Efe decides he can’t take any more, divorces Onome and breaks all ties with his daughter, leaving Onome as the sole provider for Fejiro and herself. Many months later, Onome lands a well-paying job and things start looking up. The only problem is the attraction she feels for Nnamdi, her boss who is a womanizer. When she discovers that his feelings are mutual, it takes everything she has to not give in. But she can’t do anything to jeopardize her job, because her daughter will always be first for Onome.

I felt so sorry for Onome and Fejiro. It’s hard enough being a single parent, much less one caring for a child with a chronic disease. I could not relate to Efe, who irritated me with his selfishness. Having experience with the fierceness of jealousy that Nnamdi emitted, I also couldn’t warm up to him. But there was no doubt of the magnetic draw between Onome and Nnamdi. I liked the pace of the plot but there were times I wanted to push the characters to speed up emotion wise. All in all I liked the story and was very satisfied with the ending.
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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Free and Bargain Books Linkup Week 33


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Monday
 Leels Loves Books | IrishdaisylovesRomance | Book Babble | Traci Hayden
Tuesday
Celticlady's Reviews | First Time Mommy Adventures 
Wednesday
Beck Valley Books | Jude Ouvrard
Thursday
Miki's Hope | Heidi Robbins
Friday
Ebook Addicts | I Love Romance |
Colorimetry | J.C. Clarke
Saturday
3 Partners in Shopping | I Create Purty Thangs | Wishful Endings 
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Friday, August 18, 2017

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Rolfs Quest Book Review

Rolf's Quest (A Medieval Encounter Book 1)

By Aubrey Wynne

Rolf's Quest (A Medieval Encounter Book 1) by [Wynne, Aubrey]
A wizard, a curse, a fated love…
When Rolf finally discovers the woman who can end the curse that has plagued his family for centuries, she is already betrothed. Time is running out for the royal wizard of King Henry II. If he cannot find true love without the use of sorcery, the magic will die for future generations. 

Melissa is intrigued by the mystical, handsome man that haunts her by night and tempts her by day. His bizarre tale of Merlin, enchantments, and finding genuine love has her questioning his sanity and her heart. 

From the moment Melissa stepped from his dreams and into his arms, Rolf knew she was his destiny. Now, he will battle against time, a powerful duke, and call on the gods to save her. 




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MY REVIEW

Merlin had been cursed because he cast a spell on the one he loved to make her fall in love with him. The only one that can break the curse is a first born son of Merlin’s descendants. That task has fallen on Rolf’s shoulders. He must find true love without the use of sorcery or deceit. That will be easy because he knows who she is as he has dreamed of her for many years. The hard part though is that when Melissa finally enters his life, she is already betrothed. Will Rolf be able to woo Melissa before time runs out for Merlin?


Ah, true love! This was a sweet love story, but with evil overtones, I loved the innocence of the main characters. I enjoy stories with head strong female characters, and that definitely described Melissa. Even the surrounding characters were endearing. This author has a way of drawing you into the story, I felt like I was part of the day to day activities that were going on, and it was comforting. And I thought the comparison of love to a growing foal was perfect. This was an enjoyable, fairly short, historical romance that leaves you with a feel good outlook.
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Don’t Worry, You’ll be Safe Review

Don't Worry, You'll be Safe (Jack Bass Black Cloud Chronicles Book 4)

By Edwin Dasso

Don't Worry, You'll be Safe (Jack Bass Black Cloud Chronicles Book 4) by [Dasso, Edwin]
The story feels as if it could have been pulled right out of recent headlines…could it really happen this way? After reading this exciting medical murder thriller, you'll answer, "yes!" 

After the murder of his wife and unborn child, Jack Bass longed for death. He welcomed it...until, Amanda, the lovechild of Lori Darden and him, entered his life. Still reeling from the pummeling life had handed him over the years, Jack shrouded his new life with his daughter in privacy, determined that the events of his past should not threaten his daughter. 

Despite his best efforts to remain invisible, Jack is faced with a choice between protecting himself and his daughter or helping to save many lives of those that are being victimized for profit. Jack is again unwittingly thrust into a world of conspiracy and murder as he follows a trail of bodies along the Eastern US coast. What he finds at the end of that trail shocks even Jack. 

Protecting his daughter, while chasing the tail of wickedness into dark and deadly corners, will leave only one man standing…

Jack knows that man must be him.

Book 4 in this medical murder mystery series.

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MY REVIEW

Jack Bass suffers from PTSD. In recent years he’s lost his pregnant wife Janice, Amy a coworker, and Lori, a fellow officer that he was protecting. They were all three killed as retribution to Jack for foiling the plans of some very bad people who only cared about making loads of money, no matter who died from it. Now Jack has been drawn into the mystery of who is kidnaping homeless veterans, and having them turn up dead with an illegal drug in their systems. On top of that, this abomination to his fellow comrade in arms is causing Jack’s nightmares and PTSD to flare with a vengeance.


Even though this is book four in this series, I did not feel lost, because everything was recapped by flashbacks or otherwise. The character of Jack was easily likeable, and I even felt sorry for him and his situation. His surrounding characters were a good focus also. The plot was fast paced and interesting enough that I read it straight through in one day. I like the writing style of this author and will probably go back and read the first three books. I know that I’ll definitely continue the series, especially since this one ended cliffhanger style.
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Monday, August 14, 2017

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Dennis & Greer Review

Dennis and Greer: A Love Story

By Molly Gould

Dennis and Greer: A Love Story by [Gould, Molly]
A true story that encapsulates the horrors of war and the innocence of young love.
Buried in a trunk for fifty years, this long-forgotten tale, told through letters and journals from the war-torn Vietnam era, has been resurrected.

College students, Dennis and Greer, met and felt a spark just before moving to different states. Their witty correspondence through letters conjured a desire to meet again, but Dennis tried to keep his distance; duty is more important than love. 


As the two embarked on their journey into adulthood and navigated their relationship against the backdrop of war, they were writing a love story that will span the test of time.
This nonfiction that reads like fiction is perfect for lovers of memoir, historical romance, and historical fiction.

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MY REVIEW

Greer met Dennis at Sunday school one day and it was love at first sight. They dated some, for a month or so, until Greer moved to California. She wasn’t sure of Dennis’ feelings for her, but she wrote him a letter anyway. Unbeknownst to her, he was writing at the same time. From that point on, they keep continuous correspondence going, all the while falling deeply in love and planning their future. Even so, there was always a black cloud hovering over them from Dennis’ wanderlust and sense of duty to serve for his country.


This was a love story told entirely through letters and journal entries. I could feel the depth of their love with each word written. I’m not a fan of poetry, and even though there was a good amount included, I didn’t mind because all of it pertained to what was going through their minds at the time. There was always the anticipation of what was going to go wrong with the relationship, as we know from the beginning, and that gave authenticity, as well as fear and expectancy to me. I thought this was a beautiful story of pure love and am truly honored that it was shared for everyone to experience.
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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Free and Bargain Books Linkup Week 32


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This weekly link up is hosted by Beck Valley Books & these awesome book loving blogs...
Monday
 Leels Loves Books | IrishdaisylovesRomance | Book Babble | Traci Hayden
Tuesday
Celticlady's Reviews | First Time Mommy Adventures 
Wednesday
Beck Valley Books | Jude Ouvrard
Thursday
Miki's Hope | Heidi Robbins
Friday
Ebook Addicts | I Love Romance |
Colorimetry | J.C. Clarke
Saturday
3 Partners in Shopping | I Create Purty Thangs | Wishful Endings 
Sunday

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Friday, August 11, 2017

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

The Secret of Being Together Review

The Secret of Being Together

By Tsafy and Amos Tsur

The Secret of Being Together by [Tsur, Amos, Tsur, Tsafy]

It’s time to address your problems as a couple.

Learn about a unique type of couples’ therapy as you embark on a fascinating journey through the world of couplehood. Become more familiar with your own relationship, improving and enriching it, as you find answers to the questions that have been troubling you. Take your relationship to a higher and brighter place.

Peek into the journeys of other couples

Each chapter describes the work of a different couple grappling with its own problems: in the sexual arena, demons of the past that threaten to overwhelm them, emotional intimacy, and addiction. You will be made to feel as if you are sitting in the treatment room with them, accompanying them on their journey, while simultaneously “meeting” and “treating” yourselves. Peek into the journeys of other couples, together with your partner, and then look inward at your own shared experiences.

Be guided by the eclectic approach of top professionals

On the Israeli bestseller list and enjoying critical acclaim from professionals in the field of couples’ counseling, the authors of The Secret of Being Together specialize in combining the conscious, sub-conscious, imagination, images, hypnoses, creation, energy, and intuition – as well as the principles of Buddhism and psychology – in their therapy work.

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MY REVIEW

The Secret of Being Together is a compilation of various couples who have overcome difficulties in their own personal relationships with the help of the authors. Every relationship takes different journeys at different times and for different reasons. Their belief is on the importance of there being a dream in every journey. Milestones should also be acknowledged, and perception is everything. A couple should think of themselves as three personas, i.e. each other and the relationship itself. And this relationship should be a priority. This is vital to keeping the relationship on a healthy keel.


I thought it was fascinating reading the tribulations of each couple and following their journeys. Their troubles could all be classified in the same category, but each were unique to each couple. Most of the time I couldn’t wait to find out if they would overcome or go their separate ways, as it was never obvious of the direction that would be taken.  I agree that the past must be worked out before the present and future can be examined. Also I, too, believe in the power of imagination. I liked how the authors included the reader by asking not to be sole observers, but to also examine your own relationship with the facts presented. And the part about John and the Holy Book was worth the entire read.
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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

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