Monday, December 26, 2016

Review: Hold On

Hold On Hold On by Kristen Ashley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Gahhh I have to stop reading these types of books! Luckily I'm smart enough to know this type of love is a fantasy thought up by Kristen Ashley who does hot guy romance so well! I absolutely adore Cher and everything about her personality. She's had it rough, without a lot of good in her life so it's sweet that Merry is able to give her good. She's built up her walls, including a tough girl persona that Merry doesn't insist she get rid of but loves her in spite of. I hate to see this series end, but luckily Ashley gives a great update on all of the Burg's couples and their children at the end. Great book to end a great series!

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Review: From Sand and Ash

From Sand and Ash From Sand and Ash by Amy Harmon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was given a copy of From Sand and Ash in exchange for an honest review.

“Maybe people had no choice but I wonder sometimes what would have happened if everyone without a choice would have made a choice anyway. If we all chose not to participate. Not to be bullied. Not to take up arms. Not to persecute. What would happen then?”

From Sand and Ash was beautiful in its simplicity and haunting in its reality. The very fact that it's based on actual events in history, and that even today there are those still being persecuted for race/ ethnicity is inconceivable. Harmon does a fantastic job at recreating the trials of Jewish people throughout the Holocaust, specifically those from Italy.

“How can you compromise with people who don't want you to exist? They want us to disappear. I can't adapt to death.”

"My prayer is that the people of today will know the past so they won't repeat it."

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Review: Bullets From The Past

Bullets From The Past Bullets From The Past by Antonio Scotto di Carlo
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

I received a request from the author to read Bullets From The Past. There were a few things I just couldn't get past which prevented me from enjoying this book. First, is the insta-love between two of the characters. I can't even enjoy the progression of the relationship because it's so unrealistic that two people fall in love after knowing each other for a week. In this case, the outcome of that insta-love is a little more realistic. She jumps headfirst into a relationship with a guy she's known a week, and after moving in with him, she learns of a secret he's been keeping. Big surprise that you don't know a lot about the guy you've known a week!! My second issue with this book is the actual surprise.


When is raping someone brushed off as if it's not a big deal because he was angry and upset. WTF? The fact that she even considered staying with a guy that she knows is a rapist, because she thinks he's actually a good guy, is unheard of. I guess because she was raped she understands? No, I just can't deal with that part of the story or how it's minimized as a lapse in judgment.

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