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HOT GUY: A Christmas Story by H.M. Ward
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Aiden Ryan is in his mid-thirties and in a position of losing his family fortune tied up in his Dad's company, Norvek. Only his dad died and his evil uncle James wants it for himself and puts Aiden through a sort of hell reducing him to nothing. I don't understand how people can think of getting away with murder. As Aiden discovers he was blackmailed for killing a bunch of individuals, who had taken a so-called "cure for cancer" pill that his Uncle James had tampered with making the formula poisonous. Woah now there is a mouthful. Aiden had created this 'cure for cancer' calling it RequimX, knowing that Aiden would be the heir to his dad's company.
Okay, so there was some unfinished business that Hot Guy now was put to the test to keep his job. It was doomed to fail because of a trifling weather forecast in New York risking not only his little Hottie Hut but every other business in the city as well.
He meets a girl named Kris, with her set of problems that neither of them wanted anyone to know. I wouldn't call them honest with each other but whatever.
When they couldn't hide their feelings for each other is when all hell breaks loose, secrets were unveiled only to reveal their love for each other could not keep them apart for long.
I wish Hot Guy would have prevailed to tell us what came next because the story didn't seem finished to me when we learned of a marriage proposal. It had the potential of being more than a short story novella. For that, I am knocking off two stars. I feel it is important to tie up loose ends. I couldn't access Aiden's HEA link either.
This is such a good book. I really enjoyed it. A fantastic adventure. Queen of the Tearling is about a girl who was preserved from assassination and brought back to the Kingdom of Tear at the age of nineteen to ascend the throne and become Queen. Such a great character! I absolutely adore Kelsea.
This is a book that my boyfriend and I had developed and made for each other. We each got a copy. I will never forget him RIP my love. He died from liver and lung cancer before Christmas December 11th, 2016 and my heart aches for him. It is amateurish, but we used Picaboo. He wrote this poem:
This is for every second we spend together. For every kiss, and every tear we have shed with each other. For the special times created by being together. For all the times I was distressed, and you were there. For all the memories of the beautiful love, we've made. All the tenderness and love that you have shown me. For the little things, you've done that means so much. Most of all, this is from me to you to show how important you are to me. To thank you for all you've done. To tell you exactly how I feel and to remind you that...I will always love you! -Phil-
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I'm having a hard time reading and listening to A Song of Ice and Fire because I've already seen Game of Thrones on TV through to season 4. I might've ruined the books and subsequently I feel the books aren't as good as the TV series and aren't grabbing my attention. It's redundant reading A Song of Ice and Fire especially when I've seen and loved the first 10 episodes already. UGH! I'm sad :(.
Anyway here are a couple quotes and TEASERS from A Song of Ice and Fire.
"When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground."-pg. 488 Cersei to Lord Eddard Stark.
I am the blood of the dragon, she told herself as she took the stallion's heart in both hands, lifted it to her mouth, and plunged her teeth into the tough, stringy flesh. - pg 489
I do something I never let myself do, and tie her feet down, too, thinking, Man, she should not be letting me do this, followed by, Man, I know better than to do this.
I got her spread-eagled naked, legs wide, totally at my mercy, and I’m not gonna have one fucking ounce of it. She’s not getting out of this bed until she’s had the most explosive orgasm of her life, followed by a few hundred more. I’m keeping her for weeks.
I’m keeping her until she’s telling me I’m the hottest fuck she’s ever had and means it. Until she’s Lor-Pri-ya. Until she sees there’s a little more going on here than Mr. Fucking-Second-Rate-Nice-Guy who’s fun, for fuck’s sake, and wasn’t one of the most vicious killers the old world knew. I can keep it under control. I’ve been soaked in sex for the past week and a half. The lethal edge is off my appetite.
©Karen Marie Moning
Finding herself lost in the 1700's all Claire Beauchamp wanted to do was to go back to the future; back to her husband Frank in the 1940's. It was what I was hoping for, but when it came time for her leave, she couldn't. I'd never read a longer chapter in all my life! Chapter 25! UGH!
Outlander is without a doubt a long story so I'm listening to it on my ipod. It's taking awhile and.I've even fell asleep a couple of times but not long enough that I couldn't pick up the story upon reawakening, and anyway I can go back and read the parts I missed in the book. When I don't have my earphones in , I'm thinking about and dreaming about Outlander all day long. O Aye! I can't stop talking like Jamie either lol.
I love vampires, and in the spirit of Halloween/October the book everyone should read is Salem's Lot by Stephen King~ of course. I welcome anyone who wants to read-a-long with me to sign up using Mr.Linky and spread the word on Twitter. Thank You. This readalong will be for the entire month of October starting October 1st, but you can begin now if you'd like :D
For nearly two thousand years, there was only one Druid left walking the Earth—Atticus O’Sullivan, the Iron Druid, whose sharp wit and sharp sword kept him alive while pursued by a pantheon of hostile deities. Now he’s got company. Atticus’s apprentice Granuaile is at last a full Druid herself. What’s more, Atticus has defrosted an archdruid long ago frozen in time, a father figure (of sorts) who now goes by the modern equivalent of his old Irish name: Owen Kennedy. And Owen has some catching up to do. Atticus takes pleasure in the role reversal, as the student is now the teacher. Between busting Atticus’s chops and trying to fathom a cell phone, Owen must also learn English. For Atticus, the jury’s still out on whether the wily old coot will be an asset in the epic battle with Norse god Loki—or merely a pain in the arse. But Atticus isn’t the only one with daddy issues. Granuaile faces a great challenge: to exorcise a sorcerer’s spirit that is possessing her father in India. Even with the help of the witch Laksha, Granuaile may be facing a crushing defeat. As the trio of Druids deals with pestilence-spreading demons, bacon-loving yeti, fierce flying foxes, and frenzied Fae, they’re hoping that this time . . . three’s a charm.
What I didn't like was that Granuaille and Atticus weren't together, which equals romantically boring, but we saw Owen and Greta get their freak on instead lol . Owen is Atticus' mentor who was frozen in time for over 2,000 years, and Greta is a werewolf who travels with Hal Hauks pack and holds a grudge against Atticus.
I couldn't figure out the first person narrative of each chapter until I realized I had to pay attention to the picture that describes who it might be. jeesh. The chapters alternated points of view from Owen, Atticus and Granuaille.
I like snow and the Yeti, and the part that stood out the most, which I found interesting, was when Granuaille asked the Yeti to tell her about snow.
"Snow is the form to which all water aspires, for only as snow is it unique and at rest," and "Vapor is distant and water cuts away at the earth, but snow is the blanket that protects us."
(quote from Shattered by Kevin Hearne Ch. 10 Page 133)
Yesss. I'm beginning to think I'm possessed.
Beautiful Oblivion by Jamie McGuire
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Beautiful Oblivion takes place in and around the same time as all the other Beautiful books and ends with the Keaton Hall Fire that killed a few college students...I'm beginning to think that Jamie McGuire is stuck on one track:/ I would think that would get tiring and redundant after awhile and in fact the story moved progressively slow between Camille's job as a waitress at the Red and a receptionist at the same Tattoo parlour Trent worked at. I liked Trenton a little less than Travis.
Anyway Beautiful Oblivion was written from Camille's pov and she was in a relationship with this mysterious character called T.J. before Trent. I never knew who T.J was until it was revealed at the very last, but I never liked him for being absent from Cami's life. Anyway is it just me or was it kinda lame to keep his identity hidden from us? I know that T.J wanted it that way but jeez do you think it would've spared us from Trent's anger!?
In previous installments we knew the Maddox brothers had an older brother named Tommy and that he worked in california as a private investigator on some secret mission. Well, can you guess who T.J is? HECK YA! Thomas James Maddox ! Having said that, I think he should have his own book right?
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Ugh! How frustrating and stupid Cornelius Fudge is! I was outraged that before Bart Crouch admitted to Voldemorts rising again, Barty was killed by a dementor! AND on top of that Cornelius didn't believe Voldemort was back again even after Harry Potter saw him rise before his eyes! even after Cedric died there in the graveyard! It was a very sad ending and the only ones who seemed to have gained anything this year was George and Fred Weasley. Harry Potter gave the thousand galleons he won from the Tri Wizard Tournament to them.
I would've never guessed who the culprit was who'd been spying at Hogwarts the whole time right under everyone's noses. From the beginning the story flowed quite nicely and now that I've read it, I understood a lot more than I'd perceived from watching the movie.
Something we learn by reading the book that we don't see in the movie was that Rita Skeeter was an Animagus who transformed herself into a black beetle. That's why she was able to write in depth stories about things to put in the Daily Prophet Newspaper.
I've been on a Harry Potter book/movie marathon for the past week starting with the Philosopher's Stone. I have to say the movie cuts out a lot of insightful information however I thought the tent the Weasleys stayed in looked better in the movie ha! The house elfs were completely left out in this movie whereas Winky played a big role and so did Dobby and the rest of the Hogwarts house elves.