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Song of The Nile by Hannah Fielding- review

The new release of the author Hannah Fielding “Song of The Nile” is a great book like her previous books, which I enjoy reading.

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In 1946 Aida El Masri returns in her family estate from London where she was working like a nurse and helping to wounded soldiers and the others in WW II. After eight years spending in total dedication she must face with her inner struggle as a results of her father’s tragically death. He was convicted and died in the courtroom in front of her eyes. She was certain that he didn’t do that crime and for that she blames his best friend Kamel Pharaony. When she meets again Phares Pharaony her heart awakes the old feelings for him. She is under pressure. How to clean her father’s name? She is only a woman in a such a men’s world.

The story took place in Egypt and I felt magic spread through it. From the Pyramids, Sphinx, the exceptional water of Nile and the other ancient and modern places which represent Egypt.

“How unlike the world she left behind was this remote universe of sand, water, palm trees and statues; how different from the images of war she had witnessed, how wonderfully peaceful and removed from reality!”

“the high steps to the platform, the young woman caught her breath. Cairo! The bustle, confusion, the shouting of porters, the babble of Arabic…After the slow pace of the countryside the noise was music to her eager ears.”

Hannah Fielding writes stories that will sweep you away. Her breathtaking writing features vivid scenes pull you into the story and make you feel every moment. The book is very detailed and if you are not for that kind of book ti is not for you.

Aida is the most lovable character in the story. She is kind, persistent and confused by her feelings because of her father’s death. Phares is strong, attractive, as a doctor he is a good catch, he is wealthy and likable character too.

“Aida sighed and sipped her cup of strong coffee, lost for a moment in a chaos of conflicting thoughts… There were emotions which she had to understand…”

This book blow me away and make me feel it with my heart and soul. It is profoundly beautiful and unpredictable that I highly recommend it. In the end I have feeling that I had journey through Egypt although I never visited it.

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Layla by Colleen Hoover – review

Leeds feels so hollow inside. He is playing a bas gitar but all he wants is to make his own music. His band playing on one wedding in the middle of nowhere. A girl is dancing. Later they properly meet and he is falling for her. Leeds is mesmerized by the girl and her awful dancing. After that night they are inseparable. They live in Leeds house as a couple. Everything is going fine, their love grows, Layla encourages him to create his own music. He became little bit famous on social media. But one picture makes mess of their lives. They get shot. Layla is injuried and spends time in the hospital. After that she is not the same.

Leeds takes her where everything starts in the Breakfast and bed to refresh her memory and build their love and life again. Leeds feels that something is wrong Layla is not the same. He is trying to make it up to her. Instead he is finding that they aren’t alone in the B&B there is Willow too.

I was struggling with this book especially in the middle trying to figure it out. It’s good story but difficult to relate with it, because I am use to Colleen’s romances.

When the end of the story comming closer mekes me thinking ” please, Colleen, be gentle, don’t mess with my brain like you did with Verity”. She didn’t. I like the end a lot.

Layla was very pleasant character I related with her. She was gentle, truthful and docent and admirable quality that I respect her.

In some parts of the book I find myself not understanding Leeds, but he truly meant well, in the end everything became clear to me. It was sweet how he tried to be the best man for Layla.

If you looking for a paranormal romance with good message than definitely this Layla.

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Unveiling by Erin Mc Luckie Moya -review

Reya discovers that she is half angel half shifter. They take her and drag her in a basecamp away from everything she knows. She is confused but for short time she repairs. Two realms want her in their camp to training her. Chase is pure fae and he is her trainer officially. He guided her to find her abilities and her powers.

The story of Reya half angel half shifter and discovery of her powers is the story for all ages. The actions take place in the basecamp and in the realms. I like how the story flows. It’s well written book the combination of magical powers, a touch of romance and a mystery of hidden powers and identities. The book does leave reader with some questions and places to go in the next bookin the series.

Reya is an interesting character with all her glory and in the same place her modesty. I like her and her reactions to discover abilities and skills.

Chase is magnetic and in the first place misterious, but then he is wonderful. I like how they interact with easiness.

I recommend this book for all who like paranormal genre.

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Mom boss by Hilary Grossman- review

Jackie is newbie in Forest River and she does the best her daughter be accepted and treat equally in her school. When she tries she is been blocked by Pamela the PTA. But Jackie doesn’t know how to stop.

Jackie is strong and gets things in her hands. She is real boss like the title says. I like how she handles with the situations and stands up for everyone and everything that is matters.

The book is about motherhood and how mothers should be involved in their children’s schooling. In this crazy time when everyone rush parenting is little bit put aside or “just for home” like teachers take care of our children in school. But the parenting is full time job. Jackie knows that and is standing for every child in the Forest River school. Interesting is that this is the third book in this series but the things went before Jackie becomes PTA. Now I get it clearly about the situation before.

I consider this book and whole series interesting and entertaining. There are lots of interactions between the characters, many clever discussions and a lot of love.

The first book in the series Go on, girl is about Sydney, the second one Mom Genes is from the Claire point of view, this one is from Jackie’s point of view.

Buy Mom Boss here:

Amazon – – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08525MZTBGoogle Play – https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Hilary_Grossman_Mom_Boss?id=VyD6DwAAQBAJBarnes & Noble –  https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w?ean=2940162873105Kobo – https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/mom-boss-1Apple – https://books.apple.com/us/book/mom-boss/id1530533607

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Hooked On You by Cathryn Fox- review

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Title: Hooked On You

Author: Cathryn Fox

Genre: Romance

Pages: 318

 

 

My review:

Kira is a mathematician who is working on her theorem. She drove across the country from British Columbia to Nova Scotia to settle her grandmother’s estate actually to sell her B&B. On her first day in the small town Lunenburg, she was run by a crazy horse and save by Nate, a hot lobster fisherman. She discovers that in Gram’s B&B live Nate, Sam, Jason, Cody, and Izzy. In the first place, Kira is not comfortable living under the same roof with strangers but she uses to them be around very quickly and they became like family to her. She is introverted and inexperienced. Nate is more than a lobster fisherman. Could they pass the differences and follow their attraction?

Hooked on You is the first book that I read from this author and I like it. I felt joy from the first page. The book is focused on Kira and Nate and both of them tell the story from their point of view. The story is believable I enjoy reding it but the most likable is the setting. I adore Lunenburg not because is a small town but because it is near the ocean.

Kira is sweet and insecure near a man especially near Nate because she feels an attraction. I like her, but I didn’t understand why she didn’t spend more time with her beloved grandmother. I feel the presence of the Gram even she isn’t physically present in the story. All of Kira’s memories and her regret is around. I like the others too.

I recommend this book to everyone who likes romance and small-town settings.

Novel Information

Hooked On You

by Cathryn Fox
Publication Date: April 27, 2020
Genres: Entangled: Amara, Contemporary, Romantic Comedy

SYNOPSIS

“Hooked on You is a sweet treat read that will give you all the good feels!” – USA Today and WSJ bestselling author Avery Flynn

I’m a bookworm, a mathematician, not the kind of girl a hot lobster fisherman would notice.

Until he did.

I’m not in small town Nova Scotia to hook up. I’m here to settle my grandmother’s estate and sell the B&B, which I soon discover has been overrun with seasonal fisherman and operated on the honor system. The hard-core fishing folks become an instant family––the one I never had. Then there’s the blind pet cow, who has a crush on my hot fisherman, Nate. Okay, technically he’s not mine. I have no desire to get reeled in.

Until I do.

Soon, the little town grows on me, and the fisherman? It’s not long until I take the bait and we’re playing house at the B&B. Things are looking up.

Until they aren’t.

Rumors about a new plant and jobs being in jeopardy start swirling around town like a nor’easter, and all the signs point to my guy being behind the scandal. Should I give him enough line to play it out and learn his true intentions, or cut and run before I’m hooked?

ABOUT CATHRYN FOX

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Cathryn Fox is a wife, mom, sister, daughter, and friend. She loves dogs, sunny weather, anything chocolate (she never says no to a brownie) pizza and red wine. She has two teenagers who keep her busy with their never ending activities, and a husband who is convinced he can turn her into a mixed martial arts fan. Cathryn can never find balance in her life, is always trying to find time to go to the gym, can never keep up with emails, Facebook or Twitter and tries to write page-turning books that her readers will love.

Cathryn also writes New Adult Paranormal under Cat Kalen.

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Mom Genes by Hilary Grossman – review

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Today is the publication day YeeeeY!

Claire just wants to figure it out how to live without her cheating husband three kids who longing for their missing dad. But everything is messed up because of the rumours and she supposed to deal with the rumours too. That is so difficult because moms from  Forest River live for the good scandal it seams that they can hardly wait to gossip and believe in everything that they hear.

The good thing is that Claire has her family , her mom and grandmother Gigi and the rest of the family. They support her and Gigi gives the best advises.

I like the whole story how it flows and how Claire manages to deal with the issues. Hilary well writes the story and I enjoy reading it. I like the whole drama and the rumours are good too as the plot movers. I was entertained by the scene when Claire deals with the Donna it was WOW! Goood!

The book treats irresponsibility of one of the parents. I hate Kevin. He is way to  irresponsible and bad parent.

I enjoy reading the previous Hilary’s books and defenitly enjoy in this one too.

 

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Whiteout by Adriana Anders – review(ARC)

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When I start reading Whiteout I thought with what this book will keep my attention with the ice, cold Antarctic. But my curiosity was stronger and I have no regrets that I read the book till the end.

The story is about Angel Smith, a chef in the research station in the South Pol. Her summer shift is over and she  suppose to leave. The night before Angel and the summer crew was leaving she wanted to remmember that night. She ask Ford Cooper to dance, but the “ice man” said no. The next day she stay trapped in the ice with Ford Cooper and evil men who want to kill them.

I like the author writing style because it makes me read and imagine those vast place covered with ice.

“Nothing lived here. No birds, no insects, not a solitary penguin on this most remote part of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet. Just three hundred and sixty degrees of sky and ice—blue and white—fighting for dominance. Not to mention a sun that played its strange game of hopscotch, bouncing along the rim of the sky but never quite setting. Almost sunset, sunrise, almost sunset, sunrise.”

Characters are believable and still keep them on my mind real and vivid.

I like Angel her tenaciousness and surviving instincts.

I would like to read more about this man, Eric Ford’ s brother:

“Retired Navy SEAL Eric Cooper wasn’t the type of man to ask for permission before acting. Nor was he the type to ask for forgiveness. He just did what needed to be done. It had been his job, once. Now it was his personal mission.”

Some quotes:

“Oh hell,” she said this time, because being dependent on anyone rankled. But liking him rankled even more. And then, because it felt stupidly good to just say it aloud, she whispered it on repeat over and over again until the words lost their meaning.”

The best quote:

“You’re my home. And I want to be yours. Will you let me be that? Can I be the place you come home to?”

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It’s Not PMS, It’s You by Rich Amooi – review

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Title: It’sNot PMS, It’s You

Author: Rich Amooi

Genre: Fiction, Chick Lit

Pages: 378

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com.au/Its-Not-PMS-You-ebook/dp/B07YQ7WZTJ

 

My review:

The story is based on the main character’s life Ruth. On one business trip she almost died and that makes her to think about her life and what she has. When no one waiting her arrival on the airport she want to change that, she doesn’t want to die alone. Ruth decides to make a business plan how to find her soulmate . But her best friend and coworker Dee has different plan – online date profile. 

I adore this author. He writes interesting, funny Chick- lit books. His latest creation is this book.

Ruth is workaholic, she has great career and she makes a lot of cash. She is strong heroine who doesn’t stop in front of anything, sometimes she is hilarious.

“I told people- and myself multiple times every day – that I was trying to watch my carbs, but breakfast didn’t count. Neither did lunch or dinner,for that matter.” ( Ruth)

“Accountable: I wanted a man who would admit when he was wrong, because everyone knew that he would be the one who was wrong 99.999999999 percent of the time. If he could get that through his thick, preferably non- bald head, we could have a bright future together.” (Ruth’s plan to find a man)

And there is a hero who is little bit discreet and extremely sexy.

Quotes:

“Having a brush with death can change your perspective on a lot of things”

” …there are certain things that women ask men that are problematic and have to be dealt with properly and delicately. Some are legitimate questions. Some are tricks. To this day, most men haven’t figured out which is which. It’ like playing game Russian Roulette when answering,only there is a bullet in every chamber. No matter how you answer the question, you lost. “

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One Christmas Star by Mandy Baggot- review

44105905._SY475_.jpgEmily is a teacher of ten years olds, her sex grade is everithing to her. Her flatemate was move out and she is alone. Emily is in charge of the school Christmas show, but she has no musical talent at all or her mother put that thought in her head.

Ray, a celebrity musician, is in every magazine or news but they say bad news about him. His alcohol addiction put an oil on the fire and makes the others to think that everything is true.

Somehow he is ended up in the school shed and meets Emily and her pupils snapping pictures of him drunk and lost. That is not how he supose to deal with his problem.

Emily is a modest woman, I imagined her like a teacher as she is. She is put in charge of the show but she couldn’t believe that.

“At the forefront. What did that mean? Emily needed quick clarification.”

The story is heart warming, funny and romantic.

‘No one got a photo of that. Which is a shame, because that’s the sort of good news story you need. I mean, imagine you on Loose Women then, photos of you cradling Sonic playing on a loop to some sentimental music.”

There wasn’t anything romantic at all but I was melting, it was their first conversation alone.And the allegory with a surfer is so good:

“I don’t believe you,’ Emily said. ‘You and all the British press,’ Ray commented with a sigh. He followed it up with a smile. ‘But I’ve learnt to ride that choppy ocean like the very best surfer. So , put me in the cupboard again, Emily.’

She is proud to be the teacher, she remains me of my teaching carieer and how I miss my classes:

“…just want to say… how proud I am to be the teacher of this year’s Year Six class.’ She drew in a breath. ‘Your children come into my class every day full of enthusiasm and bursting at the seams with excitement for the world. And I know, for us as adults, it’s sometimes…”