Friday, July 29, 2011
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Yours to Keep is the the third book is the Kowalski saga. The first book Exclusively yours, dealt with Sean's cousins' Joe and his ex Keri who thankfully got back together. They were destined for one another in my book . In the second book, Undeniably Yours, Joe's brother Kevin and Beth get together and have a one night stand ending in a baby. The Kowalski's are always having one adventure after another with a barrel of laughs thrown into the mix and Yours to Keep is no exception.
This book had a great story and was a page turner. I just did not want to put the book down and was sad when is came to end . Now just for the wait for the next book. I feel in love with Sean and Emma. She had a few quirks about her. She had a habit of going on a serious cleaning binge when she was worried or stressed. So much as to taking out a tooth brush to clean. I don't know many people who will willingly clean with a tooth brush. Seas is just trying to find himself after being in the Army for so long he is not sure what he wants to do in the meantime. He is shocked to say the least when Emma arrives on the door step telling him He is her fake Fiance and she wants him to live with her while her grandmother visits as she has told her they were engaged . She had told her she was engaged so she would not worry about her taking care of herself and the big house while she was down living in Florida as she had recently moved down there.
Sean thinks she has gone off the deep end at first but he agrees in the end. Upon arrival her grandmother knows instantly that they have not been living together or being intimate. People who have been intimate with one another have a way about them and are not jumpy at the slightest touch, which is how Emma reacts to Sean . Her grandmother gets the story from Sean's aunt Mary at welcome barbecue and they plan to make the two fall in love. The plan works and they both love each other without a shadow of a doubt but when it comes time for Sean to leave as was expected Emma does not stop him and they are both hurting. Thankfully they both have sense and get back together with a big push from Sean.
This book I would highly recommend to anyone even if you are not a big romance reader i think anyone would enjoy it.
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Wednesday, July 27, 2011
i also re-read the last 4 in the the stephanie plum series but Janet Evanovich as a refresher to the next that had come out recently. that definitely left a cliff hanger and cant wait for the next book.
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When a teenage girl is found murdered, Clare's
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Tuesday, July 26, 2011
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This is my first time participating. got it from my friend lauren's blog(http://laurenstvtotebookbag.blogspot.com/) and she got it from the original site.I am slowly but surely trying to regularly post on my blog but it is a struggle some days with cleaning the house, work and two kids. i swear it seems like all i do is clean. The plan for next summer is to buy a house. i found a few i love now lets just hope they are still on the market when the time comes. ok so here are this weeks questions for the book blogger hop.
How/Where do you get your books? Do you buy them or go to the library? Is there a certain website you use like paperbackswap?
I love paperbackswap. i used to use it constantly. i use it mainly for wishlist books and hardcovers. i can get a hardcover for roughly 7 dollars where i would get it for almost 35.00 dollars in some case in store. i know the books are not new but are usually is great condition. I also used bookmooch.com. great for books that aren't that popular and they have a great point system. for every 10 books you post you get 1 point. i loved that factor but i closed the account because i really was not using it. maybe i will open another at a later date. now i read mostly ebooks on my nook color. got it in February. i had a nook b and w first edition previously. i use overdrive.com a lot and other sharing sites. i love the nook friends so you can borrow other nook owners books. gotta love bn.coms free book fridays. i have gotten tons of books through them . bn.com also has plenty of free books in their database. also love the feature where you can get a free sample if you are unsure whether you want to buy or not.
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Friday, July 8, 2011
better late then never. im participating in the vampire reading challenge this year. goal is to read 20 with a vampire as the lead by dec 31 2011. i have quite a few so far so wish me luck.
these are my numbers so far this year
1. dead until dark by charlaine harris
2.living dead in dallas by charlaine harris
3. club dead by charlaine harris
4. dead to the world by charlaine harris
5. dead as a doornail by charlaine harris
6. definitely dead by charlaine harris
7.all together dead by charlaine harris
8.from dead to worse by charlaine harris
9. dead and gone by charlaine harris
10. dead in the family by charlaine harris
11. this side of the grave by jeanine frost
Posted by ali at 6:24 PM
Since her freshman year in high school, Millie Barnes has been head over heels for Joe Carpenter. A brainy and plain gal, she was all but ignored by Joe, in an adolescence that was filled with angst, unwanted baby fat, and acne. After stalking him for over a decade to find out his likes and dislikes, she's about to return to Cape Cod, and has a plan for landing her man. Coinciding with her return is the divorce of her older sister, who has relocated to New Jersey with her new man, so she consoles her former brother-in-law Sam and his son with meals and tries to set Sam up with her divorced friend.
Armed with a new body, new job as a physician at the local clinic, new wardrobe, and a funky new hairstyle, Millie does in fact snare her man. But is this Joe the same Joe she's idolized most of her life? As the two begin a relationship, Millie realizes something is missing. Will she follow her heart and attempt a chance withthe man she truly loves?
review: I have yet to read a book by kristan higgins that i have not fallen in love with . Millie barnes has had a crush on Joe carpenter ever since she was a freshman in high school and he saved her from the other kids on the bus when she threw up. He told them to leave her alone and made sure she was ok. He has been her white knight in shinning armor ever since. She has taken it beyond the usual stages of attraction and into borderline stalking. She knows his schedule and all his likes and dislikes. She decides when she moves back to her hometown after her residency as a doctor that she is going to create a "get hoe plan". she starts running to lose weight and plans her route so he would drive by. After awhile of accidentally on purpose encounters they begin dating. Her wish had finally come true but it is not all it is cracked up to be. The foreplay gets her all hot and bother but the actual act leaves more to the imagination. Very anti-climatic to say the least. Other things ensue and she breaks up with him only to realize that she is in love with her sisters' ex-husband and starts avoiding him, because they are really close and can't bear to tell him. They both end up confessing their love and the his ex-wife walks in on them. Last thing they were expecting and the whole family is in an uproar. Her sister wants her ex back but not really, she just has never been alone and the new flame had just canned her. Sam( the ex husband) tell Trish he does not love her bust loves Millie. They settle their difference and get happily married in the end.
This was a great fluff romance as they call it. I heard plenty of other reviewers call joe carpenter a tool which i found amusing because his slogan was joe carpenter the carpenter. I was rooting for millie the whole way through and had a feeling she only loved sam all along. We then see a softer side of joe and her best friend which would make a great plot for a new book.
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