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Reviewed – Worth the Weight by Mara Jacobs

Title Worth the Weight

Author Mara Jacobs

Genre Contemporary, Romance

My Rating   ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

Her disregard for her body was like a black hole that she hadn’t seen herself falling into. When she was so deeply ensconced, she could see no way out.

Mara Jacobs ( Worth the Weight, Chapter: 16)

Book Description:

A new body. A new life. An old flame?

Lizzie Hampton is literally a shadow of her former self. Having lost half her body weight, she’s headed to her small hometown to test out her new body on an old flame. Just a harmless fling to get her self-confidence back before she returns to the city and the new man in her life.

But Lizzie’s plan has a few bumps in the road.

Finn Robbins can’t believe Liz is back in town. Desperate to be the holder of her innocence eighteen years ago, he never got the chance. Now she’s back and he can finally check her off his to do list. But her friends, his son, and the mysterious Annie may have something to say about that.

My Review:

Not much to say about this book as it was quite predictable. Not a bad read per se but there wasn’t anything new to the story to make it stand out. The only fact I liked about this piece is that it really reflects the raw emotions related to body image. The acceptance of ones true self & its effects on one’s self-esteem are explored. Read if you have time to spare.

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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..!

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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 – 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)

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My Review – Silk & Shadows (The Silk Trilogy #1) by Mary Jo Putney

 

Title Silk & Shadows

Author Mary Jo Putney

Genre Romance novel, Historical Fiction

My Rating   ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

A scar of the body cannot wholly destroy beauty. Only a scar of the spirit can do that.

Mary Jo Putney (Silk & Shadows : Chapter 15)

Book Description:

He called himself Peregrine, the wanderer, and he came to London for revenge…

Like the falcon he named himself for, Peregrine is wild and free, an exotic prince who fascinates 1839 London with his wealth, mystery, and dangerous allure. He emerged from his mysterious Asiatic past to exact retribution for an appalling crime. Nothing and no one can stop him—except perhaps Lady Sara St. James, whose fragile beauty conceals a gentle heart, genuine goodness, and a soul of steel.

Unable to resist his seductive charm, Lady Sara turns away from her ordered life to embrace a man she loves, but cannot fully trust. In Sara, Peregrine sees a chance for a life beyond revenge. But can he keep her without revealing his devastating secrets? Or protect her from the enemy he has vowed to destroy?

My Review:  

Yes its a revenge story but  knitted beautifully with love. As a reader I could tell how involved the writer was. Didn’t find loose ends throughout the story. Each and every character held a strong ground in the novel and were very  believable. Though it has its own cliché points, which is normal I guess. I was able to visualize while reading which is in favour of this book. The best part of this book was the knowledge involved regarding different civilizations, lands & customs around the world. One can learn quite a few things at the end with a good story. Had a great time reading this book .