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Mastering The Marquess by Lavinia Kent | Book Review

Mastering The Marquess by Lavinia Kent | Book Review

My Thoughts Mastering the Marquess by Lavinia Kent is the first book in her new Bound and Determined series. I have mixed feelings about this book. This book centers on Louisa, Lady Brookington, a virgin widow who asks help from Madam Rouge to find her a man to school her in the sensual arts. Enter Geoffrey, the Marquess of Swanston who has certain proclivities and reluctantly agrees to teaching the virgin widow in the sensual arts. After that one night together, Geoffrey can’t seem to forget his mystery lady. The first part of Mastering the Marquess was very interesting and very, […]

• Posted August 12, 2014 • 0 Comments

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins | Audiobook Review

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins | Audiobook Review

My Thoughts “Let the 75th Hunger Games begin!” There is a lot to say about Catching Fire that I do not know where to begin.  This book is a precursor of the things to come in the next book, Mockingjay and it also lays the groundwork for the rebellion. I could not stop listening to this book.  Not only is it amazingly written, I get to know all the characters more.  Katniss, Peeta, Gayle and Haymitch all reveal their characters here.  I also love the little hints sprinkled throughout the first part of the book, giving us a hint of what […]

• Posted July 22, 2014 • 0 Comments

His Forbidden Touch by Shelly Thacker | Audiobook Review

His Forbidden Touch by Shelly Thacker | Audiobook Review

My Thoughts “Re-read multiple times.  First listen.  One of my faves.” Would you believe that I carted this book from the Philippines to Los Angeles?  I actually have my battered copy with me right now.  I know it’s a little worn out but believe me when I tell you that it is so because I have been re-reading this book multiple times?  Well, a couple of weeks ago, I won an audiobook copy of His Forbidden Touch and decided to listen to it.  Immediately.  This took on a whole new experience for me. Chalons and Thuringia were at war for seven […]

• Posted May 30, 2014 • 0 Comments

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green | Audiobook Review

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green | Audiobook Review

My Thoughts “Heart wrenching.  Lovely.  Okay” I have been dragging my feet literally when it came to reading this book.  See, I thought this book was going to be too overly sentimental.  Plus, I have never read any book by John Green before.  I also thought this was going to be like A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks.  I was right, in a way.  When I was able to purchase the audiobook (via an Amazon Local Promo) last week, I decided to listen.  Initially, I had thought I would be listening to the book over the course of a week […]

• Posted April 29, 2014 • 1 Comment

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige | Book Review

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige | Book Review

My Thoughts “This is Tim Burton’s Oz” We think of Oz as a magical, fantastical, and wonderful place.  Where the Scarecrow dances, the Tin Woodman sings, the Lion is a loving puppy, and the beautiful good witch Glinda is the stuff of daydreams.  That was before Dorothy changed everything.  This Oz is a scary and dark place, full of twisted characters, where the wicked are good and the good are well, wicked. This is Amy’s Oz.  She arrives the same way Dorothy did years ago: via tornado.  What she sees is different.  The yellow brick road is in shambles, there […]

• Posted April 28, 2014 • 0 Comments

No Place Like Oz by Danielle Paige | Book Review

No Place Like Oz by Danielle Paige | Book Review

My Thoughts “Amazingly twisted…” I read Dorothy Must Die first and this book second.  Although you don’t need to read this book first, I recommend that you do so as this book will answer a few questions you might have on Dorothy. The story starts a little slow, we are seeing Dorothy on their farm in Kansas doing farm chores and missing Oz.  She had told her Aunt Em, Uncle Henry, and her best friend about her adventures in Oz but they wouldn’t believe her.  It is now 2 years after her trip to Oz and Dorothy has turned 16.  During […]

• Posted April 26, 2014 • 0 Comments

Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke’s Heart by Sarah MacLean | Book Review

Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke’s Heart by Sarah MacLean | Book Review

My Thoughts “A little bit frustrating but ok” Eleven Scandals is the third book in the Love by Numbers series and it features Juliana Fiori and Simon Pearson, Duke of Leighton (we know him as the fiance of Lady Penelope in A Rogue by Any Other Name). In Eleven Scandals, we find out the real reason why Simon is averse to scandal. His younger sister is actually embroiled in a scandal herself and he plans to wed before the ton gets a whiff of it. Enter Lady Penelope Marbury (read my review for A Rogue by Any Other Name), who is […]

• Posted April 17, 2014 • 0 Comments