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June 25, 2013

Book Review: The Newcomer (Thunder Point #2) by Robyn Carr

Title: The Newcomer
Series: Thunder Point #2
Author: Robyn Carr
Published June 25th 2013 by Harlequin MIRA
Age: Adult
With humor and insight, #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr looks at letting go of the past-and knowing when you've found something worth building your future on

Single dad and Thunder Point's deputy sheriff "Mac" McCain has worked hard to keep everyone safe and happy. Now he's found his own happiness with Gina James. The longtime friends have always shared the challenges and rewards of raising their adolescent daughters. With an unexpected romance growing between them, they're feeling like teenagers themselves-suddenly they can't get enough of one another.

And just when things are really taking off, their lives are suddenly thrown into chaos. When Mac's long-lost-and not missed-ex-wife shows up in town, drama takes on a whole new meaning. They're wondering if their new feelings for each other can withstand the pressure...but they are not going down without a fight.

Step into the world of Thunder Point, a little town on the Oregon coast where newcomers are welcomed, hearts are broken and mended, and the dramas of everyday life keep the locals laughing, crying and falling in love.
Thunder Point is one of that series I know I'm going to love. I read the first book, The Wanderer, a couple of weeks ago and really liked it, but now I read The Newcomer and love it!

It follows the characters from the first book. Mac, the sheriff, is enjoying his romance with Gina, until his ex-wife shows up and wants to see the children she abandoned. But that's not the only drama, Gina's daughter is having a very rough year (I cried a lot!), and Sarah needs to make a choice that it's going to affect her brother and Cooper.

I love this series because it's all about family, friendship and romance  Also, it's very realistic, with normal characters trying to live with their mistakes, not enough money, sickness, sometimes mean people, but a lot of love. In the end that's the only thing that matters.

Overall, The Newcomer was a great book. There is new drama, lots of romance and friendship, I definitely recommend this series!

More about this book at Goodreads, Amazon, The Book Depository.

June 22, 2013

Stacking the Shelves # 27

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews, where people like me can showcase our new books of the week and make you jealous!


Heist Society and the Gallagher Girls? I'm in!

Kindle Freebies:
check prices first before buying!

I also got some cooking books and pets books, all freebies!! You can find the links on my pinterest board: Free Kindle Books

What did you get this week? Leave your links at the comments!

June 19, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #113: The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

For as long as she can remember, Wren Gray’s goal has been to please her parents. But as high school graduation nears, so does an uncomfortable realization: Pleasing her parents once overlapped with pleasing herself, but now . . . not so much. Wren needs to honor her own desires, but how can she if she doesn’t even know what they are?
Charlie Parker, on the other hand, is painfully aware of his heart’s desire. A gentle boy with a troubled past, Charlie has loved Wren since the day he first saw her. But a girl like Wren would never fall for a guy like Charlie—at least not the sort of guy Charlie believes himself to be.
And yet certain things are written in the stars. And in the summer after high school, Wren and Charlie’s souls will collide. But souls are complicated, as are the bodies that house them . . .
Sexy, romantic, and oh-so-true to life, this is an unforgettable look at first love from one of young adult fiction’s greatest writers.
August 20th 2013 by Amulet Books

Sounds like a cute romane, and luckily for me it's on NetGalley!! Maybe I'll request it :P

June 9, 2013

Book Review: Highland Song by Tanya Anne Crosby

Series: Highland Brides #5
Author: Tanya Anne Crosby
Published by Oliver-Heber Books
Age: Adult
Gavin Mac Brodie fears the thought of becoming the man his father was. Driven into solitude by visions of what he would not be and could not have, he vows never to wed. But this last of the available Brodie men is about to encounter a wee bit of Highland magic...

Catrìona is no stranger to solitude. Driven deep into the Highland mountains, her kinsmen have become little more than legend. But no one knows better than Cat that you cannot hide from fate. Naked and painted in the woad of her ancestors, she appears to Gavin Mac Brodie ...

But is she flesh and blood--a chance for a future--or just a faerie creature who will vanish if Gavin dares to open his heart?
Highland Song is part of the Highland Brides series, and I downloaded it for free at Amazon Kindle (I think it's currently free). Gavin Mac Brodie is building his own home, now that all his brothers are married, he doesn't feel comfortable living with them. He's building it alone until Catriona, naked and beautiful, shows up. They get together pretty fast but Gavin doesn't know Catriona is escaping. When they are found together, it's already too late to separate them...

Highland Song is just a short novella. It has reference from the other characters from the series, which I haven't read. I enjoyed it, only took a while to read it, and Gavin was cute. But I had problems sometimes understanding their slang (but English isn't my native language).

More about this book at Goodreads, Amazon.

June 8, 2013

Stacking the Shelves # 26

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews, where people like me can showcase our new books of the week and make you jealous!

Hi everyone!! How have you been? I know I have been MIA this week...I didn't even read! So I decided to get some ebooks to lure me into reading again this week...

Free for Kindle:

That's all I got this week. What did you get? Leave your links at the comments :D

June 6, 2013

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die
Some of you books lovers (if not all) have seen this list: 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die. If not, go and check it out. It's amazing! I'd love to read them all but I think it would be too difficult for me, specially because I've tried to read some and couldn't finish! (Dracula by Bram Stoker and Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez, for example).

But I can say I have read 17 of these books (if I didn't miss anything) and liked them, in some cases even loved them!:

  1. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
  2. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
  3. Emma – Jane Austen
  4. Persuasion – Jane Austen
  5. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
  6. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë
  7. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
  8. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
  9. Around the World in Eighty Days – Jules Verne
  10. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson
  11. The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  12. Lord of the Flies – William Golding
  13. The House of the Spirits – Isabel Allende
  14. Perfume – Patrick Süskind
  15. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel García Márquez
  16. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
  17. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Mark Haddon
How about you? Have you read some of them? Would you challenge yourself to read all 1001 books?

June 5, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #112: How to Lose a Bride in One Night by Sophie Jordan

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

He saved her life...
When Annalise Hadley is tossed over the side of her honeymoon barge, the newly-minted duchess knows she's been left for dead -- for her husband's only interest is in her vast dowry, not her muddied lineage. However, she didn't count on a savior. Especially not an honorable, sinfully intriguing earl who will tempt her to risk everything—again.
Now he will seduce her heart and soul
A man with his own demons, Owen Crawford, the reclusive Earl of McDowell, is enchanted by the mysterious, courageous woman he rescued. He will help her heal, teach her to protect herself, and then send her away—so that she’ll never see he’s far from the hero she believes him to be.
But days and nights alone prove that some secrets are meant to be discovered...some desires are too powerful to resist…and some wounds can only be healed by love.
July 30th 2013 by Avon

I read the first book of the series, Wicked in Your Arms, a couple of weeks ago and really liked it! What are you waiting for? Leave your links at the comments :)

June 1, 2013

Book Spotlight: Gravely Inanimated by Esther Wheelmaker

Hi guys! To all zombies fans, you are going to like this book, Gravely Inanimated: A Tale of Woe and Romance, by Esther Wheelmaker!

It has been thirty years since England was plagued by zombies. Humans fear for their lives while the dead kill the living.
By the cover of night, a man known only as Aeron hunts these creatures. On one foggy evening he finds Lucille Knight's life in jeopardy and Aeron's interest is instantly peaked when he saves the young lady.
But Aeron will have competition when Lucy meets Lord Garrett Ashdown, son of the Inventor, Earl Thomas.
Lucy is drawn to the masked man and equally mysterious Lord. With one concealing his true identity and the other hiding a ghastly secret, she does not know which one is less dangerous.
Will she be able to be with the man she chooses when she learns the awful truth?

Buy Links: B&N, Amazon

You can also read an excerpt here:

Stacking the Shelves # 25

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews, where people like me can showcase our new books of the week and make you jealous!

Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter (Amazon) won @ Berds Fly

10$ GC (yay!!) won @ Book Lovers Inc & Christine S. Feldman

What did you get this week? Feel free to leave your links at comments!