Friday, November 17, 2017

Book Review: THE UNREMEMBERED by A. Maslo

The Unremembered

Title: The Unremembered
Author: A. Maslo
Category/Genre: Adult Historical Fairy-tale/fantasy
My Star Rating: 4/5

Goodreads Blurb: 

 A princess that has been cursed for five hundred years, Aeliana is in need of her true love's rescue. She awaits the day when her prince may come to slay the dragons and free her from the nightmare that has become her life.
A prince who refuses to settle for just any maiden, he wants to find his forever. Endymion escapes to The Unremembered Wood only to come across his destiny in the form of a Phoenix.
An instant connection, a passionate love.
Will the prince be able to fight the dragons and win back his heart's desire?
Find out if he succeeds in The Unremembered.

My Review:

The Unremembered is a quick fairytale with a classic feel to it. It will warm your heart and leave you feeling innocently optimistic about happily-ever-afters. The hero and heroine find themselves in love with one another instantly and without reservation, and together conquer all. The insta-love thing usually irritates me, but it was fitting for this story. My chief complaint was the way it skipped around so quickly (both time and location). It could have been woven together a little tighter.   

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Book Tour: THICKER THAN BLOOD by Anne marie Citro

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Contemporary Romance
Date Published: May 1, 2017

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Every paramedic’s worst nightmare is to arrive at the scene of a horrific accident and find out that the victim is someone they love. Or, in Caden Ross’s case, the woman he used to love. It took two years to finally get over Dakota and move on with his life, or so Caden believed, until he has to face the thought of a world without her. Nothing could have prepared the handsome, headstrong off-duty paramedic for the emotional upheaval of keeping the woman he once thought would be his forever alive.

Dakota Martineau appeared to have the world in the palm of her hand. She is beautiful, kind, has an adoring family, including her best friend and identical twin sister. She has a passion for incorporating her love of life, family, and her cultural background into her dream job with special needs kids. Then, in a life-altering crash, she discovers just how fragile life is. Thankful to be surrounded by an incredible group of friends who will help heal, not just her body, but also her soul, she knows she should be happy she is alive and on the mend, but Dakota is still tormented by the loss of her one true love.

How can you feel safe with the one person who hurt you the most? What road will Caden and Dakota take when they discover fate wreaked havoc on everything they thought was true?

About the Author

Anne Marie Citro grew born and raised in the greater Toronto area of Ontario, Canada. She grew up in a large, loving family. Anne Marie is married to a very patient man. He is the love of her life. They have four very cool sons, and the girls they brought into their family that have become daughters of her heart. She has been blessed enough to finally have a beautiful granddaughter after four sons. She has her own personal gaggle of girlfriends, who enrich her life on a daily basis and make her laugh. Caesar Friday is her favourite day of the week. Caesars with the girls and date night with her hubby. She works with special-needs teenagers, that have taught her how to appreciate life and see it through gentler eyes. Anne Marie was encouraged by her husband to follow her lifelong dream to write. She loves the characters that take over imagination and haunts her dreams. She loves the arts and she has tried her hand at painting, wood sculpting, chainsaw carving, wood burning, metal and wire sculptures. Yes, her husband is a very patient man! Anne Marie is an avid reader and enjoys about three books per week. But nothing makes her happier then riding on the back of her husband's Harley and throwing her arms out and feeling the wind race by. Anne Marie and her husband take a few weeks every year to travel to spectacular destination around the world. Anne Marie is excited and can't wait to see what the next chapter holds for her life.

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Book Review: COMMANDING HIS HEART by C.K. Brooke

Title: Commanding His Heart (American Pirate Romances Book 2)

Author: C.K. Brooke

Category/Genre: Historical Romance

My Star Rating:  5/5

Goodreads Blurb: In Jamestown, 1785, Emeline Winthrop dreams of marrying a dashing groom...

When Em's parents bestow her hand to a coldhearted widower three times her age, she's desperate. On the eve of her engagement, she escapes to the James River and stows away aboard an acquaintance's rigger. Little does she realize, she's found her way aboard a pirate ship!

Commander Miers Redding would never have dreamed of pirating in his naval days...

However, partnering with the unsavory Captain Crawley is the only way to complete his dangerous mission. When a young lady sneaks aboard The Black Rose, his cover is nearly blown, but the quick-thinking commander saves their skins by pretending to be her husband.

A fa├žade as newlyweds during a dangerous, whirlwind voyage to the Caribbean is bound to convince not only the pirate crew of the couple's affections, but possibly each other. Yet the mystifying Virginia belle is hiding something from him...

And what, exactly, is Commander Redding's mysterious mission?

These secrets could end their love, their mission--and their lives.

Commanding His Heart is the second standalone novel in C.K. Brooke's American Pirate Romance series. 

My Review:
This is perhaps the most wholesome pirate romance I've ever had the pleasure of reading. The sweet, simple love affair between Em and Mr. Redding is darling though fulfilling; it's truly a connection of the heart. The heroine, Emeline, is ahead of her time, longing for freedom and relevancy. An entire cast of sword-totting characters lend to the story as a whole, none of them lacking. Of course, as you'll find with all of C.K. Brooke's books, the time period accuracy is without fault. Another job well done!

*I received a complimentary copy from the author and voluntarily offered my honest review.