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Reviewed – Cinderella Screwed Me Over by Cindi Madsen

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)

Book Description:

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.

My Review:

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 😉

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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- 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.