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Thursday, February 16, 2012

My Sunshine - Catherine Andersen

Kendrick/Coulter/Harrigan #6
Mass Market Paperback421 pages
Published January 4th 2005 by Signet

Five years ago, Laura Townsend's life was nearly destroyed when a head injury impaired her ability to use language and forced her to abandon a brilliant career. Her vivacious spirit intact, she has found a great new job at an animal clinic-and a handsome new boss who fills her heart with longing. Now he's moving heaven and earth to convince her they belong together, but since she can't fulfill all of his needs, shouldn't she love him enough to walk away?
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5 out of 5 (via goodreads)

This is my first Catherine Andersen book read and she did not failed me, she surprised me even. I like the positivity she gives us that even when life tells you to give up on love, love will definitely find a way.

Laura Townsend had a swimming accident five years ago that took away her career, boyfriend and friends as well. She had her brain damaged because of that and her ability to speak and think and see things was not was it is used to be. Trying to ends meet and focusing on herself, she didn't expected that having a job in a veterinary clinic will give her the love that she needed. Isaiah Coulter is a veterinary doctor who hired Laura because of his mother's persistence. Who would ever thought that hiring her would lead him into appreciating life and love through Laura?

This is a really heartwarming and very inspring story. It just gave me hope on things about life and especially love! I can't wait to grab another Catherine Andersen book!

What I like:
* Laura's attitude
* Isaiah's trust on Laura
* the sweetness from start to end

“Well? I've had a great birthday so far. 
Are you going to make it the most memorable one of my life by telling me you love me back?" 

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Monday, February 13, 2012

New Blogs Followed!!

Here are some new blogs that I have followed recently. Check them out for book reviews and giveaways!

1. Dark Angel Reader

2. Booked Up

3. The Drifting Bookworm



6. I'm Loving ♥ Books


8. BWS tips button

9. I'm A Voracious Reader

10. Confessions Of A Bookaholic

11. Between the Pages

12. Once Upon A Wanderer

13. Little Library Muse

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Heartstrings and Diamond Rings - Jane Graves

Mass Market Paperback400 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by Grand Central Publishing

In a world full of frogs, Alison Carter is determined to find her prince. Maybe her dating past is more Titanic than Love Boat, but she's seen enough happy marriages to know that true love is possible. No matter what, she won't give up on happily-ever-after. If she can't find Mr. Right, she'll simply hire someone who can. 


When Brandon Scott inherits a successful matchmaking business, he thinks his prayers have been answered. Set up a few lonely ladies, collect the fee, how hard can it be? No one needs to know he's not really a professional matchmaker-especially not his first client, the beautiful, spirited Alison. Soon he's falling for her-and her dreams of kids and carpools. But Alison is getting close to figuring out his secret, and if she learns he's deceived her too, she'll walk right out the door, taking Brandon's heart with her.
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4 out of 5 (via goodreads)

From the writer of Black Ties and Lullabies, here comes another one that will capture your heart. A cute read and a fast one. Jane Graves never fails to give us and especially me a story that will give us hope on LOVE! :)

Alison Carter is desperate to find Mr. Right. She is not getting any younger, anyways. She decided to hire a matchmaker. She ended with Brandon Scott, a real estate investor, who continued his grandmother's matchmaking business just for the money. Little did Alison know, Brandon may be the Mr. Right that she was looking for and as for Brandon, who would have thought that matchmaking is a business that would give him the money, the content in life and also his Ms. Right.

The supporting cast in the book is something that I really like. From Alison's dad, Charlie and her bestfriend, Heather. From Brandon's friend, Tom and the blind girl neighbor, Delilah. It really is full of life. Love the humor, pain and love in the book!

What I like:
* the matchmaking business
* the love story on the side, Delilah and Marco

“I barely knew what love was back then.”

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Wild Heat - Bella Andre

Hot Shots: Men of Fire #1

Mass Market Paperback336 pages
Published April 28th 2009 by Dell

He's a hotshot firefighter addicted to risk. She's the sultry beauty he never saw coming. 

Maya Jackson doesn't sleep with strangers. Until the night grief sent her to the nearest bar and into the arms of the most explosive lover she's ever had. Six months later, the dedicated arson investigator is coming face-to-face with him again. Gorgeous, grinning Logan Cain. Her biggest mistake. Now her number one suspect in a string of deadly wildfires. 

Risking his life on a daily basis is what gets Logan up in the morning. As the leader of the elite Tahoe Pines Hotshot Crew, he won't back down from a blaze--or from beautiful, lethal Maya Jackson. She may have seduced him with her tears and her passion, but it'll be a cold day in hell before Logan lets down his guard again. But when Maya's life is threatened, his natural-born-hero instincts kick in, and Logan vows to protect the woman sworn to bring him down. And as desire reignites, nothing--not the killer fire nor the killer hot on their trail--can douse the flames...
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3 out of 5 (via goodreads)

The first of the series, Hotshots. I like most of the book. The hero and his job to protect his fellowmen and also the heroine and her job seeking answers and truth for her brother. I like the complications but there is something missing that I would have want to be there. It is probably the strong connection between the main characters. I also wanted their relationship to be a process and not a one time 'hey, i love you' thing'.

Maya Jackson, an arson investigator, got tangled up with Logan Cain, a hot shot/wildfire firefighter. He was the one whom Maya encountered in a hot scene after her brother's death. Six months later, all leads point to Logan as the arson responsible for the wildfire that took lives and homes. This is where the strings of problems came rushing in to Maya and also to Logan. 

I am looking forward for the next book in the series and hoping that it would be better than the first. I hope that the second one will work for me, the suspense, action and all..

What I like:
* the stubborn hero and heroine
* Logan's house

“You were a flash of light in the darkness. The only person who could help me find my way out.”

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

On the Island - Tracey Garvis-Graves

Paperback329 pages
Published October 11th 2011

When thirty-year-old English teacher Anna Emerson is offered a job tutoring T.J. Callahan at his family's summer rental in the Maldives, she accepts without hesitation; a working vacation on a tropical island trumps the library any day.

T.J. Callahan has no desire to leave town, not that anyone asked him. He's almost seventeen and if having cancer wasn't bad enough, now he has to spend his first summer in remission with his family - and a stack of overdue assignments - instead of his friends. 

Anna and T.J. are en route to join T.J.'s family in the Maldives when the pilot of their seaplane suffers a fatal heart attack and crash-lands in the Indian Ocean. Adrift in shark-infested waters, their life jackets keep them afloat until they make it to the shore of an uninhabited island. Now Anna and T.J. just want to survive and they must work together to obtain water, food, fire, and shelter. Their basic needs might be met but as the days turn to weeks, and then months, the castaways encounter plenty of other obstacles, including violent tropical storms, the many dangers lurking in the sea, and the possibility that T.J.'s cancer could return. As T.J. celebrates yet another birthday on the island, Anna begins to wonder if the biggest challenge of all might be living with a boy who is gradually becoming a man. 

On the Island is a thoughtful, intricate musing on the human need for more than mere survival. It explores the meaning of bonds formed in isolation, and the ways those bonds are bound to change.

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5 out of 5 (via goodreads)

I am so in love with this book. It is not always I get the perfect book where I would be teary-eyed, inspired and moved. On The Island is so beautiful and full of heart. At first, you will thought that it was kind of long but hey, you'll never know when to take a break. It is so addictive. Once you started it, no way you are going to stop. The journey of the characters is so inspiring.

Anna is a 30 year old teacher that will spend the summer tutoring a 16 year old boy named TJ in an island. They were on their way together in the island but tragedy struck them and they ended up in a remote island, alone yet together. They managed to survive and live in the island for the next three years. This is where they started to develop a relationship that was tested through thick and thin - a relationship that everyone will judge and question.

At first, it was hard to accept Anna and TJ's relationship. But TJ grew to be a fine man. He was forced by nature to be a responsible, mature and reliable man. He and Anna might be a long progress but it was worth for them and for me, too. You will definitely understand them both. 

I can't believe that this is the first book of Ms. Tracey. I just love it. Lookign forward for more of her books!

What I like:
* the storyline
* the love story
* TJ and Anna's heart 
* their determination

“I want you to be my wife. There’s no one else I want to
spend the rest of my life with. We can live out here, you, me,
our kids, and Bo. But I get it now, Anna. My decisions affect
you, too. So now you have one of your own to make. Will
you marry me?”

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Black Ties and Lullabies - Jane Graves

Mass Market Paperback400 pages
Published July 1st 2011 by Forever 

A good girl can be bad for one night...
Bernadette Hogan doesn't make mistakes. Not when it comes to caring for her mother, and not at her job protecting Texas's most eligible—and infuriating—bachelor. Maybe that's why she's overcome with guilt after one tiny indiscretion: a passionate fling with her boss that's left her confused, intrigued...and pregnant.
but can a bad boy be good for a lifetime?
To self-made millionaire Jeremy Bridges, women are like fine wine: if held for too long, they sour. But one wild night with Bernadette changed all that. She makes him laugh, she makes him think, and soon she's going to make him a father. For the first time, Jeremy wants to be a one-woman man. So how can he convince the fiercely independent Bernadette he's ready to change from partying playboy to dependable dad—and become the loving husband she deserves?
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4 out of 5 (via goodreads)

I like it a lot! Period. I thought this is like what I have been reading these past few days. Some nice storyline, but a little bit crappy on the inside. Ooopsiee. I was intrigued by this so I took time out and read it, I am pretty surprised. I like the progress of the hero and the heroine in the story. I mean, ,it is almost realistic enough. It was like a long process for them.

Jeremy Bridges is a rich, filthy rich that is, and womanizer who has a bodyguard named Bernadette Hogan or Bernie for short. Everything was like professional/sarcastic relationship with them not until they got tangled up with some angry and passionate sex and months after bam, the bomb was dropped. She's pregnant.

I like the characters a lot in here. Bernie being so responsible and yet so stubborn and also Jeremy! I like his remarks. He made me laugh with all his sarcastic remarks and all his opinions. 

I enjoyed the story a lot. I like the humor and the drama within it. I was teary eyed in some of their moments. 
What I like:
* the characters
* the argument/confrontation 

“He’s not what I thought he was.”

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