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File Size 2831 KB
Print Length 286 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN 1492789186
Published November 2013
Publisher Pamela DuMond
NA contemporary romance
Read 4 Review Book for Goodreads New Adult Book club group
Synopsis: She’s driven to save her life. He’s haunted by breaking one. Some secrets are risky to share. But nothing’s more powerful than falling in love…
Nineteen-year-old Sophie has the kind of hope that makes her do weird things–like leave her family and friends behind in her small hometown and travel thousands of miles to a strange city–Los Angeles.
She didn’t plan on getting into the middle of a bar fight on the USCLA campus her first night in town. She didn’t want to be rescued by twenty-one-year- old Alejandro, the hottest guy she’s ever met. She has no time to fall for a guy because her stakes are high–life and death.
Sophie’s starting a promising, experimental USCLA Medical study that could heal her debilitating disease. But California’s filled with all kinds of alternative healers offering medical miracles. When she ventures on her own to find them, she quickly discovers that L.A.’s a tough city, with bad guys more than happy to take advantage of her.
She hires Alejandro to be her driver and her bodyguard. Their journeys take them to sunny beaches, dicey ghettos, campus hang- outs, gang-infested hoods and celebrity parties. And she learns that healing doesn’t always come the way you think you need it.
Sophie’s healing is six-foot-two-inches tall, has stunning hazel eyes, black, shiny hair and a rock solid chest that shelters her. Her healing is a smart, gorgeous Alpha Boy with a killer sense of humor–Alejandro.
As they fall in love, she realizes Alejandro isn’t your typical college party boy–he has a dangerous past. And Sophie isn’t the only one who keeps secrets.
A Story of Hope. A Story of Love. A Story of Redemption
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Review: I gave this book 5 Stars out of 5 because I loved the fact that the Story was based around Sophie a young woman ( and her Nanna) from the Midwest of America with MS who travels to LA to research Healing Techniques that will help with MS as well as to take part in a stem Cell research project at USCLA but meets and falls in love with a Local boy.
Sophie was a really good character because to begin with she was a girl who was closed off to loving anyone, as she’s scared of loosing people, and absolutely focused on finding something that will cure her Nanna’s (and her) MS but gradually she opens her heart up to Alejandro, as well as the Kitten that she adopts, ultimately falling in love with both of them.
Alejandro was a lovely character who you couldn’t help but fall in love with. To begin with he was a very closed off angry young man who thought he was a monster due to an accident that he had been involved in several years before in which one of his friends was killed but through the book as he falls in love with Sophie he begins to heal himself as he opens up to Sophie about what happened. Throughout the book he’s a strong and supportive person when it comes to Sophie and all his friends.
- Print Length: 225 pages
synopsis: Linc knows Wyn is the girl for him.
Wyn knows Linc is the boy for her.
But she’s promised to another.
Lincoln “Linc” Tatman had been at his new school for months and he thought he’d met all the girls it had to offer. Until one day, he spied Wyn sitting against a tree and realized this new place had been hiding the girl of his dreams. He goes out of his way to get to know her, even though he’s warned that it’s a hopeless case. But he’s determined to win her, even if she can only be his for a short time.
Arwyn “Wyn” Scott is the black sheep of her big gypsy family. When most of the girls her age are dropping out to start their own families, she begs her parents to stay. She doesn’t fit in with the gypsy teens and the regular teens are too afraid of her five older brothers to get close. Then Linc comes into her life, showing her a new life she never thought she could have. She can’t stop herself from falling head first for the boy.
Can Wyn leave behind her family and their traditions to follow her heart, or will she become a young gypsy wife
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I couldn’t put this book down from the moment I started reading it to the moment I finished it which is why it only took me just over 24 hours to read it and I loved it so much because it was fascinating getting an insight in to the beliefs and traditions of the “gypsy” community as well as due to the love story between Wyn and Lincoln. It was because of this that I gave the book ‘5 stars out of 5’ and that I would and will recommend the book to others both personally and via this blog.
Wyn was a grate heroine because she was able to fight against her community’s beliefs that girls shouldn’t finish their education in favour of getting married, an arranged marriage and having children. She not only did this but also ultimately walked away from her family on her wedding day when overheard her eldest brother talking to her fiance at the church about how he had told him (the fiance) to request her hand from their father.
Lincoln is a strong character from the start and this is shown by the fact that he is so supportive with Wyn from the day they start thier relationship.
The way the book ends with Lincoln and Wyn in the Hospital having their first baby and this was the perfect way to finish the book.
File Size 515 KB/Print Length: 281 pages
Page Number Source ISBN: 1494327597
Goodreads.com read 4 Review book – Never Too Old For Y.A. & N.A. Books Group
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Synopsis: Skylar’s family was forced into the witness protection program when she was only seventeen. After her mother died years later, Sky moved back in with the only family she had left. She knew she’d run into her high school sweetheart but she didn’t expect the changes she found in Rowdy. He wasn’t the sweet boy she left so many years ago. He’d turned into a womanizing jerk but that didn’t stop her heart from wanting him.
Review: I gave this book 5 stars out of 5 because I fell in Love the two main characters, Skylar & Rowdy immediately both them as individuals and them as a couple, because of this I would and will recommend the book to others both personally and on my blog. I also found the Stories of two of the other characters Anna and Boon really interesting. It was also an grate book because it was based around Rock climbing.
I really felt for Skylar and Rowdy when it came to Skylar just disappearing when her family had to go into witness protection and then when her Aunt and Uncle died, and she wasn’t able to go.
The way Charli’s writing draws you in and keeps you wanting more through the descriptions of characters, scenes and places is amazing.
To begin with Anna you felt sorry for her because it was obvious that she was screwed up about what her Dad had done with regard being in Jail for killing Rowdy’s, her step brother, Mum and the fact that she was in love with Rowdy. However as soon she attacked Skylar in an attempt to kill her you lost all sympathy for her.
I loved it when Skylar texted Anna from Rowdy’s phone asking her to meet in Rowdy’s room to try to get a confession out of her about what she’d done to her and the fact that she was blackmailing Rowdy.
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Synopsis: Sloan Matthews has spent the last four years since she was forced to separate from her semblance of a family attempting to build a quiet life for herself. She hides her past and swears off love to protect her heart from the pain inflicted as a child. Trying to find her way, she moves to a tiny ski village called Mount Tremblant where she works and spends every day embracing her passion of snowboarding. Life is good and drama free with her best friends by her side. When she falls into Jake Brooks life, she finds herself fighting an undeniable attraction.
Jake Brooks is the sexy tattoo clad newest member of the Foley snowboarding team. He lives life fast and hard just like he snowboards. Jake has a reputation for bouncing from woman to woman and has no intentions of slowing down. He is a good person at heart, protective and honorable, but he won’t let anyone know that. That is until Sloan literally trips into his life.
When a traumatic event nearly shatters Sloan to pieces, Jake is there to rescue her and pick up the pieces. Together they try to push out of their comfort zones and are forced to discover if the risks are worth falling in love.
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I gave this book ‘5 stars out of 5 ‘ because of the combination of the story being based in a winter Sports Resort, around snow boarding and the developing love story between Sloan and Jake. I loved this book so much that with out doubt I would recommend this book to other people both personally and via my blog.
Sloan’s character development throughout the book is grate because she goes from being a sacred, vulnerable & insecure girl as a result of her childhood who doesn’t beleive in love at the beginning of the book to a more secure, happy go lucky girl who’s in love.
Jake’s character development throughout the book, from when we first meet him is grate because he goes from living his life fast and hard including womanizing to falling head over heels in love with Sloan and being happy to be a strictly one woman man. I especially loved the fact that he encouraged Sloan to try to do a jump on the jump course which helped to build her confidence as well as being the one who saved her when a man was attacking her in a back alley one night at the local club.
The way the author describes things like the snow in the story really makes the reader fell like their actually at the Ski Resort experiencing it for themselves.
Publish Date: November 10 2013
Publisher: Eternal Press (a division of Damnation Books LLC)
Adrift in a lifeboat with strangers, each holding a deep secret…
Leah Taylor prefers the quiet adventure and romance of books, but during a cruise with her parents, a terrorist attack leaves her adrift in a lifeboat with strangers. Together they face danger after danger as they fight for survival. Leah also struggles with the growing attention from the men she’s stranded with, and her mixed emotions toward them.
When Leah learns the dark secrets her fellow survivors hold, the truth will blow apart any semblance of civility and test Leah’s preconceived notions of just how far dedication can go before it crosses over into fanaticism.
I read this book in just over 24 hours because it was addictive therefore I gave it five stars out of 5. It was so addictive because of the story being based around a terrorist attack on a cruise ship and the aftermath of it.
Leah Taylor a shy sixteen year old girl who prefers the quite adventure and romance of books to personal adventure but during her time on the Island following the terrorist attack on the cruise ship she develops into a more confident and stronger girl. She also finds love with one of the other Characters an Arabic Boy called Musir. The developing love story between Leah and Musir after the other two characters Blue McCree and Kent Carson who were stranded with them left.
Musir an Arabic boy from Syria was a shy, reserved and unhappy individual until he and Leah started falling in love after Blue McCree and Kent Carson left the island because he becomes more secure, confident person. This happens because he slowly but surely opens up to Leah about his past.
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Isabelle is content being a maid, and will do anything for her lady, even accompany her to a masquerade ball. Lady Theodosia needs extra support and encouragement on this night, for tomorrow she will meet the man her parents have pledged her to.
Isabelle has never had occasion to attend such an event, and is at first ill at ease. But meeting an enchanting young man during the course of the evening makes her wish for a life she can never have. Thinking she will never see him again, she returns his flirtation and even reveals her face. Imagine her shock when he shows up the next morning, announcing his claim on Lady Thedosia.
Isabelle does all she can to avoid Lord Adrian Wingave, but then he not only sees her, he recognizes her. To make matters worse, Isabelle fears her feelings are not one-sided.
Torn between duty and desire, Isabelle hopes for something more this Christmas.
This book was captivating from beginning to end from the relationship between Isabelle and Lady Theodosia to the growing love story between Isabells and Lord Adrian Wingrave. Which is why I gave it 5 stars out of 5 and also why I will recommend this book to other peolpe,.ol
The descriptions of scenes and Characters that Nicole gave not only made me feel like I was part of the story but that I new the places and characters intimately.
From the moment that Isabelle met Lord Adrian Wingrave at the Masquerade Ball and fell in love with him I felt for her as I have been in a similar situation (although not with some one that wasn’t from my class).
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Nicole Zoltack loves to write fantasy/paranormal, romances, horror, and historical, for all ages. When she isn’t writing about girls wanting to be knights, talking unicorns, and zombies, she spends time with her loving family. She loves to ride horses (pretending they’re unicorns, of course!) and going to the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, dressed in period garb. Her current favorite TV show is The Vampire Diaries.