Book Challenge 2013: A Year of Romance

Book Challenge 2013: A Year of Romance

I am quite intrigued about reading challenges! Last year, I did a challenge over at Goodreads and did not follow through. This year, though I am back with a vengeance. See, I love to read, and despite reading a lot of books last year, I did not log it anywhere at all. My Goodreads account was basically…dead. In fact, my blogs were dead. I guess, I was just too lazy to update and to blog in the last couple of years since starting real work. But whatever the reason why my online persona became silent, it has decided to overtake […]

• Posted January 26, 2013 • 0 Comments

Reading Challenge 2013: A-Z Challenge

Reading Challenge 2013: A-Z Challenge

I am joining the A-Z Book Challenge hosted by Lindsey at Babies, Books and Beyond.  I will be reading and reviewing book titles or authors that start with the letters of the alphabet.  So yeah, I will be lazy!  As a bonus challenge for myself, I will not count the books if I haven’t reviewed them.   A – After the Abduction by Sabrina Jeffries B – By Love Unveiled by Sabrina Jeffries C – Cinder by Marissa Meyer D – Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas E – Everneath by Brodi Ashton F G H – Her Perfect Match […]

• Posted January 2, 2013 • 0 Comments

Then Came You by Lisa Kleypas | Book Review

Then Came You by Lisa Kleypas | Book Review

MY THOUGHTS I read the Dreaming of You first and was intrigued by Lily Lawson. In the book Dreaming of You, she was portrayed as a respectable lady albeit with a dubious past. In the first few chapters, I wasn’t warming up to Lily as I should. I thought her antics (especially the one mentioned in the first chapter) were ridiculous. However, as the story progressed, I empathized with her. The hero, Alex Raiford, is not as dark as Derek Craven (who I absolutely love) however, I think he is the perfect match to Lily’s headstrong character. I enjoyed reading the […]

• Posted August 23, 2012 • 0 Comments

How to Woo a Reluctant Lady by Sabrina Jeffries | Book Review

How to Woo a Reluctant Lady by Sabrina Jeffries | Book Review

MY THOUGHTS Giles and Minerva are the perfect pair! The third book in the Hellions of Halstead Hall series is one if my favorites. Miranda starts falling in love with Giles as a young child during her parent’s death, however, falls out of love when Giles gave her the set down in her teens. Because of this, Minerva started writing serials with Giles as the villain. Giles had to put a stop to it as she was starting to allude to Giles’ undercover duties to the Crown. Although Minerva denies her feelings for Giles, she hasn’t stopped loving him I […]

• Posted August 22, 2012 • 0 Comments

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer | Book Review

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer | Book Review

MY THOUGHTS What more is there to say about Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight? I understand that it is a very popular book, but this book didn’t capture me as it should have. I struggled while reading this book. First, I didn’t really get the obsessive love/relationship Bella had with Edward. The times that Edward was watching Bella while sleeping without her knowing really creeped me out. I thought it wasn’t very romantic (although some might view it as romantic) and it felt stalker-ish. Next, I hated that these breed of vampires glittered in the sunlight. This really re-wrote the vampire lore […]

• Posted August 22, 2012 • 0 Comments

Midnight’s Wild Passion by Anna Campbell | Book Review

Midnight’s Wild Passion by Anna Campbell | Book Review

MY THOUGHTS At first, I did not like Antonia at all. Sure, I felt that she was acting appropriately when she said that she hated all rakes, ergo hating Lord Ranelaw however, there was just something about her that I just did not like. That is, until the end when I found out what she went through when she was disowned by her father. I was a little surprised about what Antonia went through when she ran away with Johnny (the rake who broke her heart 10 years ago) and I was also puzzled why her brother didn’t even bother […]

• Posted May 25, 2011 • 0 Comments

Vampire Mine by Kerrelyn Sparks | Book Review

Vampire Mine by Kerrelyn Sparks | Book Review

MY THOUGHTS This book is the first one that I read in the series and I am now reading the backlist! I had heard a lot about the Love at Stake Series but as I am not that fond of Paranormal Romance, I decided to skip it. However, I met Kerrelyn Sparks at the RT Booklovers Book Fair in Los Angeles in April and I got a signed copy of this book just for the heck of it. I started reading this when I got home and I could not put it down! I enjoyed the sparks that flew between […]

• Posted April 10, 2011 • 0 Comments