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Reviewed – The Secrets of Their Souls by Brooke Sivendra

Title The Secrets of Their Souls

Author Brooke Sivendra

Genre Romance, Thriller, Suspense

My Rating   ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

Things that fall apart can never be put back together. We can try, and we do, but the cracks will always be there no matter how good a craftsman we are.

Brooke Sivendra ( The Secrets of Their Souls, Chapter: 22)

Book Description:

Zahra Foster is good at keeping secrets. 

By day she is a high-powered hustler with an enviable career, while at night, in her dreams, she plays a deadly assassin. Tormented by the crimes she has witnessed, Zahra doesn’t tell anyone about her nightmares. But, when she meets her new boss, Mr. Jayce Tohmatsu, she soon realizes that they have more in common than just the company they work for, and that her dreams are the storytellers of her long-forgotten past. 

Unable to resist the magnetic pull between them, Zahra and Jayce embark on an all-consuming and passionate affair–one that is built on love as well as lies. As Zahra’s dreams intensify, she will discover that she is not the only one keeping secrets, that the past is never truly forgotten and that all debts must be paid, one way or another. 

My Review:

Strangely enough, protagonist or antagonist are the same person in this novel as this story revolves around reincarnation. Centred around strong characters with intricate weaves of past & present into the story line. One can find romance, thrill & suspense all in one here. I’d have personally preferred it to be a standalone storyline but it’s not apparently. Onto the second book in series to find out the truth of these characters..!

My Review – The Dancing Bride (Central City Brides #1) by Cynthia Woolf

Title The Dancing Bride

Author Cynthia Woolf

Genre  Historical Romance

My Rating   ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

Book Description:

From the day she was born, Rita Baxter’s mother encouraged her to follow her heart. Filled with innocent dreams and faith that her hard work training to be a Prima Ballerina on New York’s bright stage will lead to fortune and fame, Rita is crushed when she loses her mother and must take a job dancing in a burlesque chorus line to keep a roof over her head. Witnessing a brutal murder is the last straw. The police promise to keep her safe, but Rita has learned to be a realist. Determined to escape the Irish gang that wants her dead and start a new life for herself, Rita heads to Colorado Territory as a mail-order bride.

Jack Colton struck gold in his Central City mine, but the dark recesses of the mine mirror the lonely, dark places in his heart. He longs for a wife and family, but the only women in town interested in a hard former soldier like him aren’t really interested in him at all. Tired of being pursued for his newfound wealth, Jack decides to take a chance on a mail-order bride from New York. She’s supposed to be petite and beautiful, a dancer who will bring color and warmth into his cold life.

Sparks fly when they meet, both hopeful for a bright future. But murder is a poison and it followed Rita all the way from New York. Jack thought his killing days were over, but when an assassin arrives to destroy everything Jack will stop at nothing to protect his new wife…no matter the cost.

My Review:

Are you bored with slow-moving story lines?

A turtle which surely wins the race, but can’t help the pace it moves!

It happens so many times that the concept is great but exhausted with excessive narration.

If you would like a storyline which moves at a good pace & one which doesn’t beat around the bush. Then this one is for you.

The plot revolves around a “mail-order bride”. A good travel read.

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My Review – Bon Bons to Yoga Pants (The Health and Happiness Society Book 1) by Katie Cross

Title Bon Bons to Yoga Pants

Author Katie Cross

Genre Contemporary, Romance, Comedy

My Rating   ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

Searching for an outside ideal is never going to make you happy on the inside.

Katie Cross ( Bon Bons to Yoga Pants, Chapter: 25)

Book Description:
Lexie Greene has always had such a pretty face.

Unfortunately, that’s where it seemed to stop. She’s grown up hearing her Mother constantly remind her that she needs to lose weight. And twenty-two-year-old Lexie knows she’s overweight.

With her younger sister’s wedding on the horizon and a crush to stalk on Facebook, Lexie’s had enough. She gives up her constant daydreams about food and joins a dieting group. As the pounds melt away at the gym, she finds that life on the other side of junk food isn’t what she thought.

Bon Bons to Yoga Pants is an inspirational hit about a girl coming to terms with herself, and her past, all while navigating a world of food and fitness.

My Review: 

Its been a while since I read this book but still I felt like reviewing it after all this time.

If you don’t feel comfortable in your own skin (which is something we all may experience at some point in our lives) this book hands out a ray of hope. This story is cantered around the weight loss journey of a female protagonist, who finds comfort in food, who thinks food, who talks food, her world revolves around food.  It’s a funny, engaging and most of all relatable story.

I recommend anyone that has ever struggled with their weight and hated it, to read this book .

You shouldn’t make your decisions based on what other people think of your life.

Katie Cross ( Bon Bons to Yoga Pants, Chapter: 23)

 

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My Review- The MacKinnon’s Bride (The Highland Brides #1) by Tanya Anne Crosby

Title  The MacKinnon’s Bride

Author  Tanya Anne Crosby

Genre  Medieval, Historical Fiction, Romance

My Rating   ★ ★ ★  ☆ ☆

Book Description:

Descended of the legendary sons of MacAlpin, Iain MacKinnon refuses to bow to the English. When his young son is captured by a minion of the English king, the fierce Scottish chieftain vows to stop at nothing to secure the lad’s return. Retaliating in kind, he captures the daughter of his enemy, planning to bargain with the devil.

FitzSimon’s daughter has lived her entire life in the shadow of the man she called father–yet never would she have imagined he would forsake his only daughter. Even as Page blames her captor for welching on a contract with her father, she suspects the truth. But the shadows hold secrets … now only the love of her reluctant champion can save the MacKinnon’s Bride.

My Review:

Just finished this book last night. It was a good read, to me it felt more like short story stretched into a novel with lots of narration.

I liked the fact that this story reveals the kinder side of barbarians, as we know them to be brutal, cruel, warlike, and insensitive person. The protagonists were good-natured which is the sole reason that drives the story. 

I liked how author introduced humour into serious and dull situations to lift them up. Overall a good story if you need distraction from daily life and need something to read in your spare time.

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My Review – Dead Yet Dying by B. K. Brain

Title Dead Yet Dying

Author B. K. Brain

Genre Supernatural, Thriller, Fiction

My Rating   ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

Truth isn’t elusive. It stands boldly, daring us to have a look, naked and brave. The problem is in reality itself. It’s in the eyes of those that see, in the ears of those that hear. Perception is a tinted glass. Every experience adds color to the lens.

B. K. Brain (Dead Yet Dying, Part Four:Chapter 11)

Book Description:

Life and death, choice and consequence.
Redefined.
Daniel Speegs isn’t aware he was scheduled to die with his fiancée fifteen years ago. He’s spent the stolen time in an alcoholic blur, blaming himself for her death. When he realizes he can go back and save her he sets out on a fatal journey.

But the power to change the past isn’t his to give. Not according to a murderer, a man determined to claim Dan’s mortal energy for himself, no matter the cost.

Enter Shellandra Flack, agent of death.

Dan’s existence has derailed the chain of causality and she needs him to die at the hands of the killer.

If Dan survives, the world won’t.

My Review:  

Just finished this book yesterday. Though thrillers really aren’t my usual cup of tea, but I was surprised when I couldn’t stop my self from reading this one.

Once I started there was no stopping, I really got sucked into this story. You know that time when you put down your book and then you need some time to get back to your present real world, it was that kind of experience for me.

Writing style was good, it has comedy woven into the tension of the story and really kept the suspense going. one can easily expect it to be a movie some day… 😉

Right thing is never selfish.

B. K. Brain (Dead Yet Dying, Part Four:Chapter 13)