Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The First Last Kiss by Ali Harris

*****5 stars
Absolutely Amazing Book! This book will put your through the emotions and you will be clinging on wanting more. I have a kindle and in the beginning thought that the way the book was broke up by time excerpts and how they dramatically spanned a long period of time, that I would be confused, but found very quickly on that it adds to the story and has you hooked early on. The characters are real and have depth. I would definitely not treat this as a pool side book as I found myself smiling and laughing at bits and then tears falling. I am sure that people thought I was insane, who were within my proximity. I truly feel this book was well done and way above the normal Chit lit I read, just the depth and emotion of the story alone. I saw when looking a reviews for my next read, where a reviewer commented that this book will stay with you long after you have finished reading it. I feel that this is a correct assessment and will go into my library collection of books to reread someday. Thank you!

Book Jacket Summary:
How do you hold on to a love that is slowly slipping away from you?
Can you let go of the past when you know what is in the future?
And how do you cope when you know that every kiss is a countdown to goodbye?
This is the story of a love affair, of Ryan and Molly and how they fell in love and were torn apart. The first time Molly kissed Ryan, she knew they'd be together forever. Six years and thousands of kisses later she's married to the man she loves. But today, when Ryan kisses her, Molly realises how many of them she wasted because the future holds something which neither of them could have ever predicted…

Monday, June 10, 2013

The Week before the Wedding by Beth Kendrick

****4 stars
A very fast paced book even though it is only set over a weeks span. Truly loved the characters in this book. They really made it come alive. I love the premise of this book as well, but don't want to elaborate as I don't want to give any spoilers. If you are already a Beth Kendrick fan you'll love this, if not, this just may turn you into one :)

Book Jacket Summary:
After enduring a chaotic childhood, Emily McKellips yearns for a drama-free life, complete with a white picket fence. Her dreams are about to come true: She has a stellar career, a gorgeous house, and a fiancé any woman would die for. But as friends and family arrive in picturesque Valentine, Vermont, for her wedding, an uninvited guest shows up.
Ryan is Emily’s first husband from a disastrous starter marriage. They wed on a whim, only to discover that combustible chemistry couldn’t ensure a happily ever after. But Ryan is no longer the headstrong boy she left behind. He’s now a successful film producer who just happens to be scouting a resort in Valentine with his adorable retriever in tow.
As the bridesmaids revolt and the mothers of the bride and groom do battle, Emily is surprised to discover new sides of both her ex and her fiancĂ©. She thought she had life and love all figured out, but the next seven days might change her mind—and her heart.

Honey Pie (Cupcake Club) by Donna Kauffman

****4 stars
Another series in the Cupcake Club Series. I have thoroughly enjoyed each book in this series. I was a bit hesitant as I began this book as the main Character Honey didn't seem to be like the previous main characters. She was inverted and I found it hard to see how this book would be able to go forward with such a quiet character, but as she begins to forage her new beginning you see her opening up and taking more chances. It was nice to see this character grow.

Book Jacket Summary:
When Honey D'Amourvell inherits property on tiny Sugarberry Island, she's prepared to start a whole new life. Her plan is simple - make a home, open a shop, and maybe, finally, find a place to belong. But the building she now owns is leased to none other than the owner of Babycakes, which means her spot is already occupied. Honey isn't sure how to put down roots when she has nowhere to plant them. But sexy, soft hearted mechanic Dylan Ross seems determined to help. He's everything she never imagined she would find in a man, and each kiss is more persuasive than the last...

The Longest Holiday by Paige Toon

*****5 Stars
Come on are you really surprised? If you have read a Paige Toon book then you understand where I am coming from. I absolutely adore her books. I haven't picked one up that hasn't immediately had me captured and finishing it all too soon. This book is no different. I loved the plot and the characters and felt that these could be "real" characters. A definite book not to pass up, but don't plan on getting much done while reading this. lol

Book Jacket Summary:
'Don't wait for the storm to pass; learn to dance in the rain…' Laura has been married to the man of her dreams for seven months. But a week before the wedding, Matthew made a terrible mistake. Escaping the humiliation that is now her marriage, Laura is whisked off to Florida's Key West by her best friend Marty. A carefree holiday full of cocktails and fun, surrounded by gorgeous, tanned men, is exactly what the doctor ordered. Distraction comes in the form of sexy Cuban scuba diver Leo. Laura's instant attraction to him knocks her flying, and she falls hard. As the end of the holiday approaches, Laura doesn't want to go home. Is it time to face the music? Or is there more to Key West than a holiday romance?