Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Review: Awaken: Book two of the Alderash Series (Alderash Series #2) by Tanya L. Harris

Awaken: Book two of the Alderash Series

Synopsis

In the anticipated next chapter, Awaken returns us to Tanya L. Harris’ Alderash Series.

Katie’s visions are getting stronger showing her the atrocities caused in the past and what will happen in the future if she doesn’t accept her birthright. The visions also reveal her brothers are being tortured for information about her. She needs to find them before their captors decide they’re no longer needed.

The Evil of old, the Darkness, is growing and consuming the energies of the outer realms, building its strength and power. It knows that Katie can not be reunited with her brothers, because together, her powers will be unmatchable.

Unpredictable circumstances force a hand and neither side could anticipate the resulting clash between elven and monster.

Prepare yourself for a wild ride with plenty of plot twists and turns with a conclusion that will shock you.

Review

This is the second book in the Alderash Series. It starts from where the previous book had left off. The story continues and it is just as epic as book one. This series has created a world that is full of magic and intrigue. It is well-written and has some really amazing characters. I especially love Katie's character. Things get even more complicated in this installment of the series and danger becomes even more eminent. There are enough turns and twists to keep readers entertained. I enjoyed reading it and would recommend to anyone who loves high fantasy.
P.S. I received a complimentary copy of this book.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Review: Just Love by Prescott Lane

Just Love

Synopsis

There’s two sides to every love story. The how you fell in love, and the how you fell apart.

This is ours.

The cardinal rule of friendship is you don’t mess with your friend’s sister.
That goes double when she’s his little sister.

It was just supposed to be fun.

She wasn’t supposed to end up being the love of my life.
And I definitely wasn’t supposed to break her heart.

Ainsley is a wedding dress designer. That should’ve been a warning that she’s a hopeless romantic. That should’ve clued me in that she believes love conquers all.

But there are some things that love can’t fix. I’m one of them.

She thinks love is the answer.

But love is the reason I let her go.

Review

I loved it! It is a story about love, friendship, and second chances. It's both heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time. I think that it is very well-written and all the characters are amazing. It's one of those romances that touch your heart and make you feel alive. I enjoyed reading it a lot and would recommend to anyone who loves contemporary romance. This book is a must-read for all such people.

Ainsley is his best friend's little sister. They brought her up together, in fact. So, he has no right to have romantic feelings towards her but no matter how much he tries, Rhett can't help it. She is the woman for him, he is sure about that. Now, only if his best friend would let him live after this then he would be the happiest man in the world... Or so he thought. But soon he will realize that life is never predictable and he might not have any future with the woman he loves...

I think this is a beautiful story and I loved every single thing about it. I especially enjoyed how it is written from both the main characters' point of view. That way you know exactly what is going on in their heads and how exactly they feel about each other. All in all, a great read.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Review: I Love to Hate You (Marry in Haste Series #1) by Elizabeth Keysian

I Love to Hate You (Marry in Haste Series #1)

Synopsis

The first rule of setting a trap is not to get caught in it yourself…

Miss Athene Hartville must marry quickly, or risk spending the rest of her days in a gloomy garret, embroidering baby’s gowns. When her flirtatious chaperone secures an invitation to spend the week with an eccentric duke and his guests, Athene’s hopes of finding a rich husband soar. Until, that is, her childhood nemesis Viscount Rushbourne, arrives. He threatens to trample her ambitions into the dust.

Struggling to manage his ailing father, a maverick younger brother, and an unwieldy earldom, Rushbourne’s reunion with the fiery Athene is a welcome distraction. Then he uncovers a conspiracy against him that could lead to his total ruin.
His only hope is to win Athene’s heart…but can he pay the price and accept her bitter revenge?

Review

This book is a page-turner. I was hooked right from the very beginning. I've read and loved previous works by this author so I had high hopes when I started this book and I must say it is even better than what I hoped for. It is true that I'm partial to historical fictions and I do love a good enemy-to-lover story, but this book is so much more. I loved the characters. I loved how well-written it is. I loved every single detail about the settings and the situations that these characters are facing. It's intriguing, romantic, and at times very funny. All is all, I think this story is a work of art, it's perfection and I'd definitely recommend it if you like historical fiction. In fact, pick it up even if you don't like historical fiction and this book might just change your mind about the genre. The best thing is that it's easy to read and ends quite well.
Miss Athene is about to learn that it is very much possible for one to fall into one's own trap. She set out to seek revenge on her childhood tormentor but ended up falling for him. Has Viscount Rushbourne really changed that much from the time when she knew him? Or is he still the same brute pretending to be a gentleman? She is going to find out the hard way and there is nothing she can do about it.
Viscount Rushbourne doesn't remember the things Athene accuse him of. He remembers having a crush on a girl and trying stupid things to get her attention. He had no idea that she thought of him as cruel or that she was still holding a grudge after all those years. In any case, he is willing to do anything to make her see that he has changed. And that he wants her in his life, not to torment her but to love her. But does he stand a chance against years of hatred?
P.S. I received a complimentary copy of this book.