Title Gone Daddy Gone
Author Cheryl Bradshaw
Genre Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
My Rating ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
I believe in something, a higher power perhaps, I’d like to believe in some form of afterlife, that when we die, we go on, existing in another way.
Cheryl Bradshaw ( Gone Daddy Gone , Chapter: 31)
A single moment is about to change Sloane Monroe’s life forever…
On an early winter morning, college student Shelby McCoy walks the quiet, snowy path back home. A tree branch snaps in the distance. Then another. A man is there with her, following close behind, whispering her name. She looks back, sees him gaining on her, and runs. Who is this man, and why is he carrying a gun?
After starting this piece my hopes were really high, expectations that were never quite met by the end. Its starts out really well only to culminate in a somewhat sloppy ending. I felt the bar that was set in the beginning wasn’t maintained throughout. It was a good story full of twists & suspense but I wasn’t quite satisfied with the conclusion although the story was reasonably well paced.
Title Brownie Points
Author Jennifer Coburn
Genre Contemporary, Fiction
My Rating ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Stop comparing your insides to everyone else’s outsides, you are not the only person who’s ever struggled.
Jennifer Coburn ( Brownie Points , Chapter: 3)
When Lisa Taylor and her family move from San Francisco to the suburban paradise of Los Corderos, they know their family won’t fit in perfectly. They’re the only interracial family in the neighbourhood. Lisa is a snarky sculptor. And 13-year-old Logan is gay.
After Logan is repeatedly bullied at school, he finds his niche in an unusual place –his twin sister’s Girl Scout troop. When he tries to join, the organization refuses, so the boy sues for gender discrimination and sets off a firestorm of national media coverage. This only makes matters worse between the Logan and his father, a macho firefighter who is already struggling with his son’s sexual orientation.
Adding to the strife is Lisa’s increasing distaste for Junta Moms who wish each other “Namaste” while rigging school elections and stealing each other’s husbands.
Join the Taylors on their hilarious journey as they face the fight of their lives and,in the process, discover what it means to be a family.
A good story about an interracial family, lighthearted but touching core issues such as race & sexual orientation. This book is all about family ties & sticking to them through thick & thin. This is the first title by Jennifer Coburn that I’ve has the pleasure to read & I must say I like her writing style along with a quirky sense of humor. The issues discussed in this book were important ones & I feel the writer has handled them artfully. Overall a good read, enjoyed it.
Title Cinderella Screwed Me Over
Author Cindi Madsen
Genre Contemporary, Romance
My Rating ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
The truth is, fairy-tale beginnings are easy. It’s what comes after that’s hard. Life doesn’t have a clean-cut ending.
Cindi Madsen ( Cinderella Screwed Me Over, Chapter: 35)
Darby Quinn has a bone to pick with Cinderella. Burned one too many times by ex-boyfriends, Darby has lost all belief in the happily-ever-after that the fairy-tale princess promised her. She’s sworn off love, Prince Charming’s, and happy endings and she’s happy about it. Really. Or at least she was…until she met Jake, her gorgeous neighbour and the manager of her favourite restaurant. But Darby has rules about dating, ones she’s culled from her years spent with so-called “princes,” and starting something with Jake would break all of them.
Charming, fun, and unwilling to give up on her, Jake doesn’t fit any of the profiles Darby has created from her case studies of ex-princes-gone-bad. Finally presented with her own Prince Charming, can Darby take a chance on a happily-ever-after?
Full of wit and sarcastic humor, Cinderella Screwed Me Over proves that sometimes the perfect love, like a perfect pair of shoes, is just within your grasp.
Honestly read this book just because of its title. The storyline is exactly what one would expect from this genre, a girl, a boy, self-created misunderstandings or problems & eventually, the happy ending. What makes this book interesting is the way the writer has introduced ‘Disney’ princes or princesses as case studies. Dissecting all those love stories from our childhood to prove there is no such thing as true love but in the end giving us that very hope of finding that one in a million. If you have yet to find your prince charming then go give it a read. I’m sure Darby Quinn can guide you on what to look for 😉
Title Suitcase Girl
Author Ty Hutchinson
Genre Thriller, Mystery , Fiction
My Rating ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
In the first book of the Suitcase Girl Trilogy, Agent Abby Kane discovers an unlikely connection with a little girl found outside the offices of the FBI.
In an effort to learn where the child came from, Abby brings the girl home with her, thinking a family environment might jog the girl’s memory. Abby’s efforts pay off as the investigation points toward human trafficking. Only it doesn’t end there.
As Abby continues to dig, indicators suggest there’s something more, something unthinkable… and quite frankly, unexplainable.
Read this one in less than 24 hours! Yes 24 hours! I was hooked to the story. Fascinated by the characters as they were all well-developed. Writing style was also easy to grapple with, considering the story is full of twists and turns, yet mystery to be solved & questions to be answered. A great read. To be continued in part 2 for those interested to continue on the journey.