City of Bones by Cassandra Clare | Book Review

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare | Book Review

I started reading this book because I knew I wanted to read it before seeing the movie (and I did the right thing!  More about the movie in different post). This book was a slow start for me.  In fact, I had to force myself to finish reading it in time for the movie.  It wasn’t that I did not enjoy it, I did but the first few chapters did not catch my interest at all.  I remember starting to read this a few years back but I couldn’t push through. That being said, once I got into the story, […]

• Posted September 1, 2013 • 0 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday: Things that make being a Book Blogger Easier

Top Ten Tuesday: Things that make being a Book Blogger Easier

Hosted by The Broke and The Bookish   I’m back after a short absence of not joining this meme despite the awesome topics the past few weeks because I had, for lack of a better word, exhausted.  Oh, I still read and did an occasional review but not as much as I would have liked.  Anyway, this week we are talking about Things that make being a book blogger easier. I’ve been blogging since 2007, with a few off years in between, and my blogs range from personal to niche based like photography, digital scrapbooking, and a book review blog.  Through […]

• Posted August 19, 2013 • 0 Comments

How to Lose a Bride in One Night by Sophie Jordan | Book Review

How to Lose a Bride in One Night by Sophie Jordan | Book Review

  Ridiculously Short Plot An heiress is “killed” by her titled husband (a Duke, no less) on the eve of her wedding for her inheritance but was found and rescued by a third son (who is an Earl, on his mother’s side). Main Characters Annalise Hadley Owen Crawford Themes Rags to Riches Marriage of Convenience Murder after marriage Setting London, England Favorite Quote/Line “Poison can leak into any man’s heart. If it is not purged it is just as lethal as any dagger” Recommendations All in all, I thought it was an OK read and it is not something that […]

• Posted August 14, 2013 • 0 Comments

Love, Technically by Lynne Silver | Book Review + Giveaway

Love, Technically by Lynne Silver | Book Review + Giveaway

This was a very quick and refreshing read for me.  I actually enjoyed the story despite thinking the female protagonist to be a bit dense but I guess, the author had to use someone who wasn’t as tech savvy as the male protagonist.  Despite that issue, I enjoyed it and read it in just one sitting. Noah Frellish, Billionaire CEO, helps Michelle Kolson one night while she was working late.  He introduces himself as “Sark” (his gaming handle), when he sees that the new employee doesn’t recognize him.  Michelle, on the other hand, finds herself attracted to this geek and […]

• Posted August 12, 2013 • 0 Comments

Sin Anthology by Jess Michaels | Book Review

Sin Anthology by Jess Michaels | Book Review

I’ll start with reviewing my favorite story of the three novellas, The Sweetest Sin.  I absolutely adore the two protagonists Landon and Julianna who were eloped five years ago.  It should have been a happy ending but their marriage was annulled when Julianna’s father, Lord Trevington, caught up to them and forced her to marry the Duke of Breckinhill.  The story however, starts when five years later, Julianna, now a widow goes to Landon for help to save her sister Evelyn who their father has used to pay off his gambling debts.  Naturally, Landon asks that she become his mistress […]

• Posted August 4, 2013 • 1 Comment

If You Give a Rake a Ruby by Shana Galen | Book Review

If You Give a Rake a Ruby by Shana Galen | Book Review

Ridiculously Short Plot A courtesan gets blackmailed into helping an ex-spy capture a traitor Main Characters Fallon/Maggie Warrick Fitzhugh Themes Undercover Agent/Spy Rags to Riches Setting London, England Favorite Lines “It’s about time you came to bed,” Warrick said. It was too dark to see his pocket watch, but he gauged the time close to five in the morning. “I’ve been waiting for hours.” “Oh, how rude of me,” she said, her voice quite low and husky in the shadowed room. He could hear her fumbling about and realized she probably sought her tinderbox. “To keep an uninvited man waiting.” […]

• Posted July 30, 2013 • 0 Comments

In Bed with the Devil by Lorraine Heath | Book Review

In Bed with the Devil by Lorraine Heath | Book Review

Ridiculously Short Plot Lady Catherine Mabry strikes a bargain with Lucian, the Devil Earl to have someone killed and they fall in love in the process. Main Characters Lady Catherine Mabry Lucian Langdon, Earl of Claybourne Themes Oliver Twist Murder plots Amnesia/PTSD Setting London, England – 1851 MY THOUGHTS I haven’t read this book in quite a while and re-reading it again made me fall in love with Lucien all over again!  I felt that this book was fresh (even though I had read it before) and perfect for my mood last week (which is why I am currently re-reading […]

• Posted July 18, 2013 • 0 Comments