Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Gentleman Nine by Penelope Ward











Reading a Penelope Ward book I know I am going to get characters I am drawn to, and a storyline that will keep me invested. Gentleman Nine holds this tradition...I enjoyed the torn between feeling of where the heart may go. I do love me some angst.

I picked my team early on in this story. Regardless of where it all went, I held strong and pulled for my boy to be the winner. It was an easy decision for me. Other readers may feel the pull of another, but I stayed the course. Happily ever afters can look different for everyone. This one was true to it's beginning.

The different POV's shed light where you may have floundered in wondering had they not been present. But it also gave more heart to all the players involved. You became a little more invested with everyone. My connection was never full with any of them, but I enjoyed this one, read it quickly and smiled. Win win..

Monday, February 12, 2018

In Harmony by Emma Scott









ALL THE STARS

Some books you read...some you experience. This was an all out experience for me. Story telling at it's finest. Grabbing me by every emotion I own and testing them all. I laughed, cried, loved, hurt and felt it all , completely. This story was epic. The words flowed through me like a song...slaying me at times, healing me when I thought I couldn't take another blow. Strength is a silent weapon and every character portrayed had their own and yielded it when necessary. Emma Scott is a born writer. She moves her readers beyond the pages into more...

I once acted in a Shakespeare play. I was Puck in Midsummer's Night Dream. I was 12 at the time and didn't understand a word of what I was saying. I remember the director trying to break it down to me in "kid lingo" I was still like "ummmmm" but when I would get on the stage I would totally transcend and in the moment it all made sense. I felt like that reading In Harmony. Moved on another level. Understanding the story of Hamlet completely. Watching it play out in front of me using the pain that was felt through each of the character's own experiences. Learning more about them within the words of a long gone play-write. I can't explain the feeling but I don't want it escape. Sometimes being a quick reader bites me in the ass. I want to go back and live it all again for the first time.

Emma Scott has an ultimate fan in me. Taking hard subjects, insurmountable pain, life experiences and making you burn with want for each of the people you meet within this tale...epic. This story is one of my favorites read. I felt it in every word, and page written. I can't recommend this one enough.


Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Suddenly Forbidden by Ella Fields








AAAAHHHHHHH HOLLLLLYYYYYY CRAP...I started this book and was HOOKED. The angst, the heartbreak, deception, love, friendship, just all of it had me stealing glimpses at work..at stop lights...you get the point. I simply could not get enough. The past to present had me wanting for the heart to find it's home again. I would have to say my only let down was the evil doer (in my eyes) didn't get the throat punch they deserved...again my opinion and I can see other points but...UGH!

The love these two had for each other was simple, sweet and solid...until youth and distance screws it all up. Promises made...fulfilled... paths are crossed and stars align. This was a beautifully told, hard to read at times love story that tore at, and yet soothed my angsty loving heart. I was completely bowled over by Daisy and her absolute devotion was simple and pure. The complete let down that happened on Quinn's part was hard to swallow but easy to comprehend. Sadly the "safe" readers will miss another great read. of love that comes through tears, heartbreak and REAL life scenarios that make us all human. This is the first book I have read from this author and it definitely won't be my last.

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