Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Thick as Thieves by Sandra Brown

Thick as ThievesThick as Thieves by Sandra Brown
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I'm a big Sandra Brown fan but this book just blew me away. I loved the suspense! I loved the hero and heroine! Sandra Brown always makes the evilest characters who we just HATE-I'm looking at you Rusty! The twist and turns were really well played out and planned and I was surprised by one twist but not the other:) One of the things I really enjoy about SB is that her secondary characters do not weigh the story down. I was so caught up in the story I borrowed the audio and also the print version so I could continue to listen and read as my day would allow. The narrator, Kyf Brewer, was perfection! I really enjoyed this adventure!

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Up in Smoke by Kate Meader

 


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Lives are on the line at Engine 6 … and so are hearts.

Running an engine crew in the Chicago Fire Department is my dream job, and between that, my awesome kid, and my nosey sister, I lead a pretty great life. Bruised and burned by my marriage, I don’t have time for dating or drama, but I always have time for pie. And when I share a slice of cherry with a sweet redhead, followed by the hottest, dirtiest, most pulse-pounding kiss of my life, I start to rethink the possibilities.

Until that woman walks into my firehouse and upends my well-ordered world.

Abby Sullivan is now a rookie firefighter on my crew and a threat to my self-control more dangerous than a five-alarm blaze. My job is to watch her six when all I want is to watch her fall into my bed. Lust has no place in the firehouse, and a distraction like Abby with her electric blue eyes, waves of flame-red hair, and freckles I want to map with my tongue, is one I can ill afford. 

Because one wrong move … and it could all go up in smoke.

Up in Smoke is the first in the brand new Hot in Chicago Rookies series about firefighters navigating the trials of new jobs and sizzling romances as they find their place in the world and the love of a lifetime.


Tuesday, January 25, 2022

When Things Fall Apart:Heart Advice for Difficult Times by Pem Chödrön

When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult TimesWhen Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times by Pema Chödrön
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I checked this out at my library and I LOVED IT. I love it so much that I want to get my own copy and keep it near my nightstand because there are so many parts that are great reflections. This book to me is like Gary Zukov's "Seat of the Soul" and Eckhart Tolle's "The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment". You read these books but they really are guides and life long lessons. I heard to audio and loved it because the narrator really set the perfect tone to the lessons in the book. One of my favorite lessons is self-compassion. Learning to be kinder and more accepting of ourselves. Also, I loved the idea of victor vs victim. How we usually play these two in our minds. There were so many beautiful lessons that just helped me and that I will continue to practice. Highly recommend.

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The Perfect Fake Date by Naima Simone

The Perfect Fake Date: A best friends to lovers romanceThe Perfect Fake Date: A best friends to lovers romance by Naima Simone
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Naima Simone has been on my to-read list for awhile. When I received an ARC I quickly jumped on the opportunity to read it.
Overall, it was cute. I really like the chemistry between Eve and Kenan.
I loved the friends to lover tope. The friendship between Eve and Kenan was so sweet and beautiful.
I have to say that the overly dramatic sub-story lines were a little too much.
First, there is the main friends to lover storyline. Then the Eve is in love with Kenan's half -brother. Then the father that abandoned these brothers storyline, then the tension between Kenan and his adoptive parents. Then the not accepted into society storyline. Eve has tension with her mother because she doesn't agree with Eve's friendship with Kenan.
It was overly dramatic. But it was still enjoyable because I could understand why Kenan didn't want to ruin his friendship with Eve.




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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Will by Will Smith

WillWill by Will Smith
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

this audiobook is a Virtual experience! Everything is so engaging! I really enjoyed the music and the depth. I wanted to hear what he would say and how his story would unfold. I loved his honesty: we are all struggling.
AMAZING experience. Once I started I was in Will Smith Universe.

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HOW TO LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR by

 A frothy, effervescent romantic comedy from the author of Ten Rules for Faking It, Sophie Sullivan delivers a slow-burn romance that will have you delighted from start to finish:A frothy, effervescent romantic comedy from the author of Ten Rules for Faking It, Sophie Sullivan delivers a slow-burn romance that will have you delighted from start to finish: HOW TO LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR (St. Martin’s Griffin, January 18, 2022, $16.99).

 

Interior Design School? Check. Cute house to fix up? Check.

Sexy, grumpy neighbor who is going to get in the way of your plans? Check. Unfortunately.

Grace Travis has it all figured out. In between finishing school and working a million odd jobs, she’ll get her degree and her dream job. Most importantly, she’ll have a place to belong, something her harsh mother could never make. When an opportunity to fix up—and live in—a little house on the beach comes along, Grace is all in. Until her biggest roadblock moves in next door.

Noah Jansen knows how to make a deal. As a real estate developer, he knows when he's found something special. Something he could even call home. Provided he can expand by taking over the house next door--the house with the combative and beautiful woman living in it.

With the rules for being neighborly going out the window, Grace and Noah are in an all-out feud. But sometimes, your nemesis can show you that home is always where the heart is.(St. Martin’s Griffin, January 18, 2022, $16.99).

 

Interior Design School? Check. Cute house to fix up? Check.

Sexy, grumpy neighbor who is going to get in the way of your plans? Check. Unfortunately.

Grace Travis has it all figured out. In between finishing school and working a million odd jobs, she’ll get her degree and her dream job. Most importantly, she’ll have a place to belong, something her harsh mother could never make. When an opportunity to fix up—and live in—a little house on the beach comes along, Grace is all in. Until her biggest roadblock moves in next door.

Noah Jansen knows how to make a deal. As a real estate developer, he knows when he's found something special. Something he could even call home. Provided he can expand by taking over the house next door--the house with the combative and beautiful woman living in it.

With the rules for being neighborly going out the window, Grace and Noah are in an all-out feud. But sometimes, your nemesis can show you that home is always where the heart is.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

 


SOPHIE SULLIVAN is a Canadian author as well as a cookie-eating, Diet Pepsi-drinking, Disney enthusiast who loves reading and writing romance in almost equal measure. She writes around her day job as a teacher and spends her spare time with her sweet family watching reruns of Friends. Ten Rules For Faking It is her romcom debut novel, but she's had plenty of practice writing happily ever after as her alter ego, Jody Holford.

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