Book Review: 377 M.Jonathan Lee

Book: 377

Author: M.Jonathan Lee

Genre: Contemporary/Mystery

Rating:4/5

Thanks to Hideaway Fall and author for sending a review copy

Synopsis: 337 follows the life of Samuel Darte whose mother vanished when he was in his teens. It was his brother, Tom who found her wedding ring on the kitchen table along with the note. While their father pays the price of his mother’s disappearance, Sam learns that his long-estranged Gramma is living out her last days in a nursing home nearby. Keen to learn about what really happened that day and realising the importance of how little time there is, he visits her to finally get the truth. Soon it’ll be too late and the family secrets will be lost forever. Reduced to ashes. But in a story like this, nothing is as it seems. Less.

My thoughts: This book was very well written. The first thing which caught my attention that this book portrayed that how anxiety and loss can affect someone’s mental health.
Sam and his struggles literally gave me chills. The domestic drama of this book with a taste of thrill was the most attractive part of the plot.I’m not gonna give spoilers because I think readers should definitely read this book and unveil the suspense on their own.

My only niggle was that the first few chapters were a bit slow. It took some time for me to catch the thrill.
There’s something else that caught my attention the moment I received my hardcover copy, the title of the book! The title looks like LEE if you hold the book upside down.

I loved the subtle writing style and the way the author used his precious words. Contemporary mystery lovers should must give this book a try.

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ARC Review : Goodnight Stories For Rebel Girls : 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed The World.

AUTHOR: Elena Favili Rating : 5/5 Thanks to the publisher and netgalley for sending an E-ARC. I have read the first book Goodnight Stories For Rebel Girls two yars ago ( yeah I am a bit old for bedtime stories but who cares when a book full of micro biographies of REAL LIFE SUPERHEROES can help you to gain so much knowledge and inspiraton!!!1) and ever since then I have been a huge fan. When I saw that my ARC request got accepted I was so happy! Here’s the blurb:

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World is the third book in the New York Times bestselling series for children. Packed with 100 all-new bedtime stories about the lives of incredible female figures from the past and the present, this volume recognizes women who left their birth countries for a multitude of reasons: some for new opportunities, some out of necessity.

Readers will whip up a plate with Asma Khan, strategize global affairs alongside Madeleine Albright, venture into business with Rihanna, and many”

My review: As a bedtime book this book is perfect, especially for kids who have thirst for knowledge (umm the Hermione Granger type,ignore the pun). With beautiful illustrations and eye catching writing skills , indeed it is a nice way to influence young readers into reading biographies. The illustrations are absolutely top notch. Immigrants have to struggle a lot , adapting a new country, new job , new language is not easy. Tales of successful immigrant women is an underrated topic. This book taught me a few things which are : 1) Never lose hope and accept defeat,2)Stick to your goals and ambition untill they come true. I believe that this book is not limited within female readers, you can read it out to your little boy too. Learning about powerful stories and women empowerment from an early age might help them to understand the concept of equality. As a feminist, I loved this book. The current situation of Bangladesh has made me a little bit of depressed. Women are not safe in streets , not even in social medias. Despite the protests and rallies ,there are several men and WOMEN who do not hesitate to degrade a woman. This book kept me a little warm, I hope readers will enjoy this book and learn some basic facts about women by heart.

Book Review:Heart Bones by Colleen Hoover

Book : Heart Bones

Author: Colleen Hoover

Rating :5/5🌟

This is the second time CoHo’s book left me speechless, when I finished this book I was literally sitting,my mouth open like a perfect “O”,thinking wtf did I just read.

This book left my heart broken into trillions of pieces.

The book deals with two people who dealt with tragic pasts. Samson and Beyah both of them have their horrible secrets yet they find themselves as each other’s wonderwall. Trust me, as much as I love fluffy romances,I loved this soul soothing romance too.

What can I say about CoHo’s writing style? Umm officially I’m a CoHo obsessed fan.

I can’t explain or write a proper review because this book is obviously a masterpiece and If I have to hold you at gun point in order to make you read this book I’ll do it! Because it’s worth it.

ARC review: Owl Manor-Abigail by Zita Harrison

*Thanks to the author for sending an ARC*

I was looking for reading some indie author’s book and a good modern day dark academia books. Luckily found this book and it was indeed a good one!

Woah! This book was definitely a good read for a dark academic like me!

Abigail Moore’s dark,gothic and mysterious character made me fall in love with her.The Owl Manor is a spooky place and always surrounded by owls which later transforms into a boarding house. A series of unnatural death occur (spoiler alert)

The sinister and spooky-ness of this book will keep you hooked. After reading this book I read the first one.

Indeed this series is a good choice for dark academics. Because it’s full of gothic,horror thrills

Book Review : What Comes After by Blair Leigh

Happy book birthday to What Comes After!

Rating:5/5🌟

I knew it, I knew that it would be a five star read just after reading the synopsis.And the cover! It’s so pretty!!!! I reached out to Blaire ma’am and she was such an adorbs, she sent me an ARC.

What Comes After is not just another common lovey dovey romance. This book is about Second Chance,Hope,Mental Healthcare and LOVE.

“Everyone has shitty moments, Jack. Yours wasn’t irreparable.”~Eliza

Eliza started her new life as a beautician in a small town after the demise of her beloved husband.She bumps into Jack on his wedding day where some unpleasant things occur. Later, they encounter again and gradually become friends. The slow burn and the banter was realistic. This book shows that you can fall in love again (since most of us grow up watching typical romances where they show that love is a once in a lifetime thing). The friendship between Eliza and Simone will remind you of your best friend. I loved the part where the writer tried to give a small message on BLM. Eliza is a confident mother, she prepared her adopted daughter Nova who’s an African-American to fight the racist behaviour.

“Nova, unfortunately, there will always be someone who tries to belittle your accomplishments because you’re a girl and because you’re a black girl. Until that changes, I want you to know your worth. Your worth is immeasurable. You are incredibly strong, and your brain is big and magnificent. You light up every room you walk into. The people who don’t see that are the ones who are unintelligent, filled with hate, and wrong.”

The lead character Jack, he’s the perfect American gentleman. I’ve spoken enough about Eliza. So what’re you waiting for? Grab your copy!!

Author bio : “Blair lives in the South (U.S.) with her husband, who is her own romance hero, and their two dogs, Doug and Birdie. Blair describes herself as an attorney by day and a writer by heart. Having always been a sucker for happily ever afters and sweeping love stories, it was only natural that her own work mirrored that.”
Excerpt From
What Comes After
Blair Leigh

ARC review: The Beat Match by Kelly Siskind

Book : The Beat Match

Author: Kelly Siskind

Rating: 5/5⭐️

Another five star read! I think I was wise enough to request the perfect books, I mean reading five star worthy books consecutively helped me to relieve stress.Swipe right to see the blurb.

•Wes and Annie’s relationship was so sensual and sweet. The banter between them was extremely sassy. The storyline had the perfect balance between cheesy romance and tear inducing emotions. The multidimensional characters were ideal and ohhhhhhh! Wes in crisp Italian Suits definitely instigated me to imagine a fine well dressed man ( like Tom Ellis aka Lucifer and Gabriel Macht aka Harvey Specter). I was completely smitten.

•Favourite quotes:

“He was so textbook the textbooks were jealous of him”

“She walked past an abstract painting that oozed wealth, the grotesquely simple kind with the white line drawn on a black canvas,as though saying:we’re so powerful we pay millions for the mundane”

This book is the third book in the SHOWMEN series. You can also try this book as a stand alone. I’m definitely gonna read the companions of this book – New Orleans Rush and Don’t Go Stealing My Heart.

This book will be published on 16th September,2020. I’m super excited after reading the ARC and I guess I sound hyperbolic. But I SWEAR, if you love reading CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE,SECRET IDENTITY then what’re you waiting for? Add this to your September tbr list!

Cover Reveal: If The Broom Fits by Sarah Sutton.

BOOK DETAILS:

If The Broom Fits
by Sarah Sutton
Publication date: October 6th 2020
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult

Synopsis:

Blaire has a bad attitude. At least that’s what everyone tells her. It could be because it’s days before Halloween, literally the worst holiday on the entire planet. And it doesn’t help that her super-hot ex-boyfriend, Lucas, is determined to convince her otherwise by making her take part in “festive activities.” Apparently carving pumpkins is going to magically change her mind about the holiday? Yeah, right.

But Blaire has never told anyone the truth of why she hates Halloween, or the truth about her and Lucas’s break up. Being around him is so much harder than she thought, especially when it looks like he’s starting to move on.

And when she gets a letter in the mail from someone who broke her heart, can Blaire overcome the negativity threatening to drown her? Or will her bitterness and secrets push everyone she loves away?

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55153775-if-the-broom-fits

Pre-order: 

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3hDM8Iq
Apple: https://books.apple.com/us/book/id1528993208 
Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/if-the-broom-fits-sarah-sutton/1137533571?ean=2940164601713
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/if-the-broom-fits-2

AUTHOR BIO:

Sarah Sutton is a YA Romance author, bringing you stories about teenagers falling in love (sometimes with magic)✨She spends her days dreaming up ideas with her two adorable puppies by her side being cheerleaders (and mega distractions).

Author links:

https://www.sarah-sutton.com/

https://www.instagram.com/sarahmaesutton/

https://www.facebook.com/SarahMaeSutton/

https://www.sarah-sutton.com/members

Thank https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19703739.Sarah_Sutton

Book Review: Darling,Dance With Me by Aisling Magic.

Book: Darling,Dance With Me.

Author: Aisling Magic

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Rating:4.75/5⭐️

An absolutely beautiful summer read! This is my first book by Aisling Magic. I saw her book in Goodreads, and mailed her for an e-book. She was sweet enough to reply and sent me the book.

Synopsis:After my scumbag of a boyfriend cheats on me, my plan is simple.

1. Run away to college.

2. Find a remedy for this heartache because it’s not found in ice-cream, contrary to popular belief.

The plan is perfect.

Until a conversation with my crazy roommate, that starts with staying fit and ends with a search for healthy penises, results in me accidentally enrolling us in a kizomba dance class because of the aforementioned quest.

#InsertSwearWordHere
#SwearingHelps

Our dance instructor, Remi, turns out to be a condescending jerk, who enjoys making me squirm under his smoking, amber gaze. When he starts calling me “darling” in that low, husky voice, my dreams turn a little dirty.

#HeartEyesEmoji

But just when I think things are getting better, I find out that sexy Remi has his own secrets…

#NotPartofThePlan

Revised plan:

1. Avoid the enigmatic dance instructor.

2. Repeat step one over, and over, and over again.

This should be easy, right?

The synopsis sounds interesting right? Kaci accidentally signs herself in a Kizomba class. Her instructor Remi is a complete jerk but was funny too! The characters made me laugh a lot especially Candee. I’m not gonna give any more spoilers.

I wanted to see some more pages at the end otherwise it was a wholesome read.

ARC review: Just One Taste by CJ Birch

Book: Just One Taste

Author: CJ Birch

Genre: Contemporary Romance,LGBTQ

Publishing Date: 15th September,2020

Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This is my second LGBTQ romance book and yeah it was nice.

The storyline is about two young women. Hayley moves to Toronto to get out of her small town.She finds a job as a cook in a diner. The other character Lauren happens to be her boss. They eventually grow closer.

Synopsis: Frustrated with small town life, Hayley moves to the city only to get fired and lose her apartment all in the same day. Desperate, she takes a job as a short order cook in a quaint diner. Now she just has to find a place to live and learn how to cook.

Lauren manages Greta’s Diner the same way she manages everything in her life, with calm and order. All that changes the moment Hayley walks through the door. She’s loud, opinionated, wild, and completely alluring. When Lauren finds out that Hayley’s been sleeping in the diner, she makes a decision that will change both their lives forever.

•I loved the growth of the characters.

•I loved the part of the book where the baking dreams were described.

•The problems faced by Hayley and Lauren seemed realistic.

I deducted a star because umm Hayley was sometimes over dramatic and the romance was a bit slow at the beginning.

Book Review: One Day At A Time by Danielle Steel

QOTD: What’s was your last 5⭐️ read?

Book: One Day At A Time

Genre: Romance/LGBTQ

Author: @officialdaniellesteel

Rating:3/5⭐️

One Day At A Time is a romantic novel by Danielle Steel. It was her 77th book ! I picked this book randomly. Here’s the blurb:

Coco Barrington was born into a legendary Hollywood family. Her mother, Florence, is a mega-bestselling author. Her sister, Jane, is one of Hollywood’s top producers and has lived with her partner, Liz, for ten years in a solid, loving relationship. Florence, widowed but still radiant, has just begun a secret romance with a man twenty-four years her junior. But Coco, a law-school dropout and the family black sheep, works as a dog walker, having fled life in the spotlight for an artsy Northern California beach town.

When Coco reluctantly agrees to house-sit for Jane, she discovers an unexpected houseguest: Leslie Baxter, a dashing but down-to-earth British actor who’s fleeing a psycho ex-girlfriend. Their worlds couldn’t be more different. The attraction couldn’t be more immediate. And as Coco contemplates a future with one of Hollywood’s hottest stars, as her mother and sister settle into their lives, old wounds are healed and new families are formed—some traditional, some not so traditional, but all bonded by love.

I loved Coco and her simple life.Her grief and her usual family drama umm her super successful sister and mother despised her career and lifestyle kinda made the storyline interesting for me. Because that’s how introverted people feel and there’s always someone in famous fams who doesn’t like the sparkling glitter and the fame. Coco’s choice of career was something I found really interesting. She runs dogs and I’ve a thing for dogs/cats. Her sister Jane was straight forward and had a razor sharp tongue. But I guess that’s how elder siblings are! Her partner Liz was sweet and understanding. The lead male character Leslie Baxter was a British gentleman.

The thing that I didn’t like was Coco’s mother Florence hiding her actual age from her partner. Her daughters even found it wrong. This fact was unclear and it remained the same way at the end too.

Some portions of the novel felt a bit exaggerated, I think it would’ve been better as a 200 pages novel. I enjoyed Danielle Steel’s writing style. It was beautiful .