Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Super spy Mykola Chernichenko comes from a family of geniuses, and though he's no idiot himself, he'd rather be where the action is than analyze it to death. That's why his vacation has just been cut short by a call to get two of his siblings out of some serious trouble - while protecting a nerdy scientist who's latest project could change the world...and get her killed. The guy who'd rather act than think guarding an egghead in a lab coat? Myk would appreciate the irony more if he weren't so busy trying to figure out how, exactly, to get under said lab coat. Because Lana Ericson just happens to be the hottest thing working the scientific method since, well, ever. Myk has a feeling Lana's laser-like focus would translate to something equally intense in the bedroom. And if she's as curious about him, Myk might just be willing to donate his body to science - each and every night... (from Goodreads).
So, I finished reading this book and was kind of disappointed. It took me forever to read this book. I do not know what happened because I liked the other books by this author in this series. But this book it seemed like it was written in a rush. There was not much of character development and there was no chemistry between Mykalo and Lana. Their relationship was just boring.
Lana's character was just too weird. I mean she is a grown up, an adult, who has her bedroom decorated with Mickey Mouse, I just find that very weird. I know I should not be judgmental but I cannot help it. I mean I have things that I like and things that I obsess about, but I do not decorate my entire bedroom with it. It was just too weird.
I think that was the biggest part that I did not like about this book. However, book this have some quite and funny moments. Like the fact that Lana will say things that are on her mind, out loud. Like she said that she wanted to have sex with Mykalo while he was right there in front t of her. That was kind of funny.
I give this book 3 stars and I think that I am being generous.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Meet childhood friends Parker, Emma, Laurel, and Mac - the founders of Vows, one of Connecticut's premier wedding planning companies.
Since she was a little girl, Emma Grant has always loved romance. So it's really no surprise that she has found her calling as a wedding florist. She gets to play with flowers every day and work with her three best friends in the process. She couldn't ask for a better job.
And on the surface, Emma's love life seems to be thriving. Slim and sultry, she brings color into every room she enters, just like the arrangements she creates. Men swarm around her, yet she still hasn't found Mr. Right. And the last place she's looking is right under her nose.
But that's just where Jack Cooke is. He's been best friends with Parker's brother for years, which makes him practically family. The architect has begun to admit to himself that his feelings for Emma have developed into much more than friendship. And whn Emma returns his passion - kiss for blistering kiss - things start to get complicated at Vows.
Jack has never been big on commitment. Emma yearns for a lifelong love affair. If the two are to find common ground, they must trust in their history - and in their hearts...
I think I enjoyed this book more than the first. Both books were good but this one is my favourite so far.
Second book in the Bride Quartet continues the story of four best friend and their Wedding planning business. This story in particular is about Emma and Jack.
Emma is the romantic, always has been and always will be. She is very pretty and smart and can make beautiful flower arrangements.
Jack the architect, on the other had is opposite, he is not a romantic, he shies away from commitment and he is very protective of his space, this is stemming from his parent’s dysfunctional marriage. But Jack does fall in love with Emma, however he just does not know it yet and he realises this little too late. But do not worry, there is a happy ending.
Jack and Emma have been friends for a long time, and when they get involved with each other, they do not want to lose that friendship if the relationship did not work.
The friendship between the four women is very strong and they love each other unconditionally. They lend the support when the other needs it, and they do not judge each other. They also have a protective older brother, Del, who is Parkers brother, but Del thinks of all four woman as his sisters. Or does he?. Del does get little upset when he finds out that Emma and Jack are dating. You know, I always wanted to have an older brother and Del would be someone I would want for a brother.
Anyways, it was a good book, fun and quick read; full of romance and clichés, it was just great. I can hardly wait for the 3rd book in the series to be released, with is in the next few days. I will have to go and get that as soon as it’s in stores.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Childhood friends Parker, Emma, Laurel, and Mac - the founders of Vows, one of Connecticut's premier wedding planning companies.
After years of throwing make-believe weddings in the backyard, flowers, photography, desserts, and details are what these women do best: a guaranteed perfect, beautiful day full of memories to last the rest of your life.
With bridal magazine covers to her credit, Mackensie "Mac" Elliot is most at home behind the camera - ready to capture the happy moments she never experienced while growing up. Her father replaced his first family with a second, and now her mother, moving on to yet another man, beg Mac for attention and money. Mac's foundation is jostled again moments before an important wedding planning meeting when she bumps into the bride-to-be's brother...an encounter that has them both seeing stars.
Carter Maquire is definitely not her type: he's stable, and he's safe. He's even an English teacher at their high school alma mater. There's something about him that makes Mac think a casual fling is just what she needs to take her mind off dealing with bridezillas and screening her mother's phone calls. But a casual fling can turn into something more when you least expect it. And with the help of her three best friends - and business partners - Mac must learn how to make her own happy memories... (From Goodreads).
It has been a long time since I have read one of Nora Robert’s books. I have always liked her books, at least the ones that I’ve read. It was a cute book, very well written, funny, entertaining and likable characters. And when you are done reading it, it puts a smile on your face.
This book is about 4 friends, I should say best friends since childhood, they run a wedding planner business together each one of them does one aspect of it. Mac is photographer, Emma is floweriest, Laurel makes wedding cakes and Parker does all the more business like aspect of the business, dealing with the clients and so on.
The romance revolves around Mac and Carter, they went to high school together but they never hung out together. Carter had a crush on Mac while in high school and he never got over it. When they finally meet again they hit it off.
There are some problems, Mac she has problems with commitment, love and her mother. All those issues are tied together; throughout the book she learns more about herself, learns how to deal with her mother. Her mother is the mother you would never want, she is selfish and self absorbed. She learns to say no to her, which Mac has never learned to so before. Also she is very afraid of love and commitment, she does not believe that she can be in a long term relationship. Which is kind of ironic due to the business she is in.
I loved Carter’s character, he was very sweet, lovable, smart, considerate, everything you want in a man. As much as I liked and enjoyed Mac’s character she also irritated me, it was her attitude towards relationships that was irritating. It is not that she had a low self-esteem, it was far from it, it is more like she had a low self-esteem when it came to long term relationships. But I got over that part, everything worked out fort he best in the end.
As I have mentioned this book is about love, friendship and learning about self. So if you like or feel in mood for something light, fun and fast then this is the book for you. You will not regret it, you will like the book, and if you are Nora Roberts fan than you will like it even more. And I am looking forward to reading the rest of the books in the series.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
The door to the past is blown wide open when Caleb Anderson, a private investigator, shows up at the mansion. He believes several current missing-persons cases are linked to the house and its dark past. Working together to find the connection and stop a contemporary killer, Sarah and Caleb are compelled to research the history of the haunted house, growing closer to each other even as the solution to the murders eludes them.
But there is one who knows the truth…a spirit who follows every move they make. Soon Caleb begins to fear that if he can't stay a step ahead, he could lose Sarah to a killer with an ability to transcend time in a quest for blood and sacrifice (from Goodreads).
I have read many books by this author and liked pretty much all of them, and it was nothing different with this one.
I love books about ghosts and supernatural, obviously that’s why most books that I read are paranormal. Anyways, I have gotten this book a while ago and it took me long time to actually pick it up and read it. I am not sure why, but few days ago I decided that it was time to read it.
It was an excellent book, it was fast paced which I like. Because I hate when it takes 150 pages for a book to start being good. Characters were well developed and likable, and enjoyed reading this book very much.
I have always liked book that has some history to them, because I do think of myself as a history buff. It is a story set in a small, St. Augustine town, its full of history and lots of tourist pass through each year. Sarah McKinley purchases a Colonia mention, that she plans to renovate and turn into a B&B. however her plans are interrupted, by the discovery of the body in the walls. If that is not creepy enough there is a serial killer on the loose in town as well. There are two women missing, and that brings Caleb Anderson into the town, were he is trying to find the two missing women.
As the book progresses a relationship develops between Caleb and Sarah. The two of them are trying to solve the missing woman case; there is a lot of twist and turns, and there is a surprising ending. Lets just say it was a surprise as too who the murderer is.
But I will not go any further I do not wish to ruin the book for everyone.
I give this book 4 out of 5 stars, and I would recommend this book to all those readers out there that like ghost stories, legends or any kind of paranormal.
Friday, April 16, 2010
After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own (from Goodreads).
I have to say that I absolutely love this book.
This is the first book that I have read by this author and I was not disappointed. I've read this book in couple of days and then I discovered that there is a audio of the book on the author's website, read by the author himself. So I listened to it as well. I loved listening to the audio version, he does a very good reading.
From the first sentence of this book, it grips you and you have to finish it. Bod is such a lovable character, you laugh when he laughs and you are sad when he is sad. It is very good book, it very witty, elegant and sad. I would not say sad in bad way, but rather sad in a good way. I hope that makes sense.
Bod, was is my favourite character, he so entertaining, and you experience the adventures he goes on in the graveyard, you feel his curiosity and he is funny unintentionally. In a way this book had a sad ending, because Bod does grow up and he has to leave the graveyard behind, and I found that really sad. Even though you know that he can not live at the graveyard for ever, but it is a hard decision to make. It is like leaving your own home and knowing you will never see your home or your parents ever again.
I just can not express how much I love this book.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes ghost stories, or any paranormal. It is entertaining and funny. You will not regret it.
I have not had time to write many reviews in the last few weeks. I have been busy with work, I have been working on a special project for work. However I did read some of the books and just did not have time to write the reviews. So tonight, I am going to post several reviews.