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Review “A Winter’s Tale” by Carrie Elks

36268661Struggling film student Kitty Shakespeare is determined to make the most of her new job as nanny to major producer Everett Klein’s son, Jonas. It might not be exactly the career she’d hoped for when she moved from London to LA, but thanks to her habit of freezing up in interviews, this is her last chance to impress a key player in Hollywood – if she can get this right, then surely he’ll take a moment to look at her work. However, what Kitty hasn’t allowed for is Everett’s sexy-as-hell brother, Adam – but love at first sight this is not.

Adam Klein may be sexy, but he’s also gruff and rude and in no way ready to make a fool of himself over the nanny – not after the year he’s had. All he wants to do hole up in his cabin and hide from the brother who destroyed his life. If only he could find it easier to ignore the way Kitty makes his heart race . . .

As Christmas approaches, Kitty and Adam come to realise that the course of true love never does run smooth – and just maybe, it’s more interesting that way…

A heartwarming Shakespeare Sisters Christmas romance from the bestselling author of Fix You.

Hello once more dear readers. Since the holidays are coming next month, we, the people behind your favorite book blog have a great recommendation slash review for you to read during the holidays.

With some hot spiced wine (warm chocolate if you’re under 18, of course).

A winter’s tale is the second book in the awesome “Shakespeare Sisters” series and the best possible read if you’re in a festive mood.

Simply put, it had everything a good book needs. You have angsty romance, you have Adam a documentary maker, you have love, you have Adam a documentary maker, you have family drama, you have Adam a documentary maker and obviously the required and mandatory smexy times for the very likeable – trust me, you’re gonna love Kitty and Adam, but especially Adam – couple.

Cough. OK, i loved Adam.

*whispering*As if that wasn’t obvious*whispering*

Now, as you all well know (kinda hard not to since i’ve been shoving this information down your throats at every review of a book with this kind of male lead) I have a very soft spot for the grumpy type of MC.

Now, the sadistic hidden romantic in me I valiantly ignore each time and staunchly pretend it does’t exist was kinda happy with the plot and the Christmas feels.

Kitty Shakespeare, our very gentle, warm and nice heroine started working as a nanny for a young boy who just happens to be (hey, it’s fiction, right? And coincidences happen at every step) the son of the guy who’s the boss at the company where she wants to intern.

And no, the boss with the kiddo is not the main guy in this story.

Instead it’s the brother.

Now, talking about yummy brooding male leads.

It also helps that the action takes place in Virginia and i’ve read the entire book with the song “Take me Home, Country Roads” (People who saw Kingsman: The Golden circle know what i’m talking about) put on repeat.

It fits. No, seriously, it really does.

Well, Christmas carols would also be appropriate, I guess.

The characters are complex and very well developed and in case you were hesitating because of my angsty comment above, have no worries; the book isn’t heavy on angst and the plot is fun, detailed and catchy.

And Adam, despite his occasional rudeness, gruff demeanor and brooding attitude is a

sweet guy through and through.  What i particularly loved between Kitty and Adam was the transition from slight antipathy to friends and then lovers. But no worries, even with the initial less than promising start between the two, you can still practically see the sparks flying.

While you can read this book as a standalone, I strongly advise you to also indulge in the first book of the series ”Summer’s Lease”. I mean, Christmas love stories are awesome, but steamy Italian summers are not too bad either.

And yes, we do have a lot of Shakespeare references in “A Winter’s Tale”, so grab your mug, put some logs in the fireplace and sit back in your favorite armchair near the Christmas tree and enjoy this great read to your heart’s content, fellow bookaholics.

Happy publication day, A winter’s tale !

Thank you Piatkus Books for this lovely book.

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Review “Dark Legacy” by Christine Feehan

Book Blurb:


“In a thrilling Carpathian novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan, a woman fights to free herself from the grip of the vampire trying to possess her…

In a beautiful compound hidden away from the world, Emeline Sanchez tries to blunt the pain that has wracked her body ever since her terrifying ordeal in the labyrinth beneath the city—when she was forced to exchange blood with an evil master vampire.

Now, it’s his voice that haunts her…that calls to her in the dark…that never lets her rest. And while the children that she helped to free from his clutches struggle to heal, watched over by their Carpathian 

protectors, Emeline knows one thing: She must sacrifice herself to keep them all from harm…”


Much Awaited Review:

Fans of the paranormal romance genre have definitely heard of author overlord Christine Feehan and her “Dark Series”, which does now have a whooping 27 books just sizzling to be devoured by avid readers. Well, 31 depending on how we’re counting the Carpathian gems. Obviously, yours truly has sort of read them all.



OK, not sort of. Has definitely read them all. Maybe some even more than once.

In the latest book of the series a.k.a. Dark Legacy, we get to read about another smoking hot male (aren’t they all?). So, ladies, I give you *drum sounds* Dragomir Koziel. He’s tall, he’s dark, he’s handsome, he’s a badass hunter and fiercely protective of Emeline “Emmy” Sanchez.

Now, you guys might be used to it by now, but i’m not a big fan of doubting angsty, shaking-leaf-in-the-wind heroines. Don’t take me wrong here, but I strongly believe that instead of filling pages with how the main chick is agonizing over the smallest things in the exact moments when she shouldn’t and just

 going with the flow when she should use her brain, those pages can be filled with thoughtful relationship progress and character development

(and by that I also mean to imply that the characters *cough* the dainty female ones *cough* overcome difficulties and turn out stronger).

Meanwhile, daaamnnn those Carpathian males.

Always been of the opinion that you can’t have good erotica without an equally good plot. And obviously a good H and h and some sparks between them. For all you new

readers of the series, these Carpathian males, though mostly perfect specimens and  yummy representatives of the y chromosome, must find their life mates before they turn vampire. Or, well, have a nice meeting with the light of dawn. Which as you might imagine, is not a very pleasant thing.

Without said mate, they can’t feel emotions and as the years go by, darkness starts to seep in.

I strongly prefer for my books of the romantic variety to be all about the hero and heroine with the required character development, world building, action packed plot and the right amount of hotness. Everything clicked just right with this book, with just a tiny, itsy bity thing poking needles into my fun:

Dear ol’ Emeline’s staggering fear and frustrating number of doubts, which I believe hovered like a dark cloud of annoying mosquito over the sheer awesomeness of this book.
Obviously here came Dragomir and fixed the entire thing with some very sweet reassurances which made me like the guy ever more, if such a thing was even possible. Cue the big teddy bear.


So read at your own peril.

Also, sniff moment here, in the teary kind of way. We get to find out what happens to the male’s soul if his life mate happens to die. If the woman dies, she gets to be reborn over and over and if that wasn’t bad enough, there is absolutely no way for the poor guy to know when or where this will get to happen. There is a silver lining though, but this is where i stop spoiling you too much. You’ll just have to read and see.

The book was a fulfilling and heart bounding read and as all of Christine Feehan’s books, it didn’t disappoint in the slightest.

But the sad part?

And now I have to sit here and twist and turn while barely containing my enthusiasm and obvious anticipation about the direction in which one of my favorite authors is taking this series and about which hottie *cough* character I will get to read in the next book.

Thank you Piatkus Books for this amazing book.

You can buy Dark Legacy with a CLICK HERE

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Recenzie Stapanul Umbrelor de Cassandra Clare via Leda Edge

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Emma Carstairs a aflat că dragostea pe care o împărtășește cu parabatai-ul ei, Julian Blackthorn, nu este numai interzisă, dar îi poate distruge pe amândoi. Știe că ar trebui să fugă cât mai departe de Julian. Dar cum poate face asta când familia Blackthorn este amenințată din toate părțile? Singura lor speranță este Cartea Neagră a Morții, un tom de magie având o putere cumplită. Toată lumea o vrea. Dar numai cei din familia Blackthorn o pot găsi.

Izbânda poate veni cu un preț pe care Julian și Emma nici nu și-l imaginează, unul ce va aduce cu sine o judecată a sângelui care ar putea avea repercusiuni pentru tot și toți cei pe care îi iubesc ei cel mai mult.

Cartile Cassandrei Clare nu ma dezamagesc niciodata si cu siguranta nici “Stapanul umbrelor nu m-a dezamagit. Nu cred ca este o noutate ca nu as putea trai fara vanatorii de umbre! Cassandra Clare a fost prima autoare care mi-a intrat pe sub piele, iar cartile ei mi-au schimbat viata.

Nu am cuvinte sa exprim cat de mult mi-a placut “Stapanul umbrelor”! Citind cartile autoarei in ultimii ani am observant cat de mult a evoluat ea, dar si personajele ei. Aceasta carte m-a facut sa simt toate emotiile posibile, de la fericire la tristete, de la iubire la ura, de la entuziasm la disperare. Imi este asa de greu sa imi exprim sentimente fata de aceasta carte si aceasta trilogie.

In primul rand, vreau sa o felicit pe Cassie pentru toata munca depusa. Se vede ca autoarea si-a pus sufletul atunci cand a scris aceasta carte. Actiunea este impecabila, totul planificat minutios, de la primul cuvand, pana la ultimul. De cand citesc despre universul vanatorilor de umbre ma astept ca anumite lucruri sa se repete si sa nu mai existe suspans sau lucruri noi de aflat, dar de fiecare data sunt lasata fara cuvinte. Nu cred ca am mai intalnit o lume fantasy asa de bine creata pana acum! Totul este creat caramida cu caramida, niciun loc nu este lasat liber, totul legandu-se de ceva. Istoria acestei lumi ma uimeste de fiecare data si raman surprinsa sa vad ca mereu mai este ceva de aflat.

In al doilea rand, nu am mai intalnit personaje asa de complexe pana acum. In ziua de azi caracterele personajelor se tot repeta prin carti, sau lipseste diversitatea, dar nu si in cartile Cassandrei. Paleta sa de personaje este atat de vasta si de complexa, cum nu am mai intalnit. In “Stapanul umbrelor” a fost foarte fericita sa reintalnesc personaje din seriile anterioare si sa vad cum au evoluat. Sa ii revad pe Jace, Clary, Tessa si Jem mi-a adus lacrimi in ochi, iar momentele in care era mentionat Will cu siguranta m-au facut sa suspin.


Poveste dintre Emma si Julian a luat o intorsatura destul de dureroasa si sunt foarte curioasa ce o sa se intample in ultimul volum.


Sunt atatea lucruri de care as vrea sa va vorbesc despre aceasta carte, dar simt ca nu am cuvintele si nici timpul ca sa ma intelegeti. Sunt sigura ca este genul de carte care trebuie citita fara a stii mare lucru despre ea, asa ca stati departe de spoilere. Au loc atat de multe evenimente incat as prefera sa o cititi, fara sa luati in seama opinia altora. Nu vreau sa va spun mai mult de atat, just read for yourself.

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Blog Tour : Wilde in Love by Eloisa James

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‘Eloisa James is extraordinary’ People Magazine

‘Nothing gets me to a bookstore faster than Eloisa James’ Julia Quinn

9780349409030WILDE in Love

Eloisa James

Published 31st October 2017

Paperback Original | £8.99


The first book in Eloisa James’s dazzling new series set in the Georgian period glows with her trademark wit and sexy charm-and introduces a large, eccentric family. Things are about to get Wilde . . .


Lord Alaric Wilde, son of the Duke of Lindow, is the most celebrated man in England, revered for his dangerous adventures and rakish good looks.


Arriving home from years abroad, he has no idea of his own celebrity until his boat is met by mobs of screaming ladies. Alaric escapes to his father’s castle, but just as he grasps that he’s not only famous but notorious, he encounters the very private, very witty, Miss Willa Ffynche.


Willa presents the façade of a serene young lady to the world. Her love of books and bawdy jokes is purely for the delight of her intimate friends. She wants nothing to do with a man whose private life is splashed over every newspaper.


Alaric has never met a woman he wanted for his own . . . until he meets Willa. He’s never lost a battle. But a spirited woman like Willa isn’t going to make it easy . . .


A New York Times bestseller many times over, Eloisa James lives in New York City, where she is a Shakespeare professor (with an M.Phil. from Oxford). She is also the mother of two children and, in a particularly delicious irony for a romance writer, is married to a genuine Italian knight.


Spoiler Free Review.

Ladies, grab a cup of tea, lit a candle and ask Mother Nature for some rain, because this is the perfect book for a rainy weekend .

Wilde in Love was for me, one of those books that I just needed to read. Sweet, well written and great dialogue  are the ingredients of Wilde in love. One of the things I loved the most about this book was the fact that Alaric and Willa were so different and you could see it in the chemistry between them that  was absolutely  sizzling, even if Willa declared she was unimpressed by him. I liked the secondary characters , especially Alaric’s family , which were a big part in the story and I hope we will get a book with them too, soon.

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Willa and Alaric are one of those pair that they just don’t want to follow the rules of society, they are both sassy and smart and they love to push their buttons .And I loved it!I think that was the best part in the book.

Another thing that I enjoyed while reading Wilde in love was Willa, which was in my opinion , a very strong character. She had a voice, an opinion , a rebellious heart . She made me wish   I had a friend like her!

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And let’s not forget Alaric and his pursuit of  Willa. He didn’t give up, even if Willa wasn’t impressed by him . She intrigued him at first because she couldn’t care less about his famous status between the ladies , but after he gets to know more about her, her intelligence and wit are a key factor  of his attraction to her.

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And did I mention he writes books? About him and his travels.And now he is a celebrity with the ladies. And now I want to read his books too! I wonder if I write a book about my boring life …will that land me Johnny Deep or Brad Pitt? They’re both single now. Just saying.

If you like a  slow burn romance, with strong characters and lots of funny moments, this is the perfect book for you.

So please give Eloisa James the crown because she got me hooked on her new  series with a lovely story and great characters  and Wilde in love was a book I couldn’t put down ,except to make another cup of tea.


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A big thank you to Piatkus Books and Eloisa James  for Wilde in Love .

I really enjoyed reading it!

My rating : 4 Bites


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Genuine fraud review

Imagini pentru genuine fraud e lockhartThe story of a young woman whose diabolical smarts are her ticket into a charmed life. But how many times can someone reinvent themselves? You be the judge.

Imogen is a runaway heiress, an orphan, a cook, and a cheat.
Jule is a fighter, a social chameleon, and an athlete.
An intense friendship. A disappearance. A murder, or maybe two.
A bad romance, or maybe three.
Blunt objects, disguises, blood, and chocolate. The American dream, superheroes, spies, and villains.
A girl who refuses to give people what they want from her.
A girl who refuses to be the person she once was

It seems to me that E. Lockhart endeavoured to write a novel completely different from her highly successful and critically acclaimed We Were Liars, which I read earlier this year and fell in love with. I thought that We Were Liars conveyed an atmosphere similar to the one I had experienced while reading On the Jellicoe Road and therefore it was easy for me to get absorbed in the purple prose, the enchanting setting, the mystery, the Sinclair family drama…

Genuine Fraud was nothing like We Were Liars, except maybe the cryptic blurb and title and the beautifully designed cover. In terms of the literary genres approached in this book, it is worthwhile to mention YA, psychological thriller, mystery and suspense, although it was not at all difficult to put almost the entire puzzle together. This novel was written employing the reverse chronology technique, which Megan Miranda utilized cleverly in All the Missing Girls. I presume that E. Lockhart opted for this story-telling method in order to gradually reveal the motivations behind the actions of one of the two protagonists  and the chain of events in which she has been involved and resulted in her being under surveillance. To be honest, in the case of Genuine Fraud, the story told backwards didn’t necessarily work for me.

I had been eagerly awaiting the release of Genuine Fraud but, unfortunately, it proved an underwhelming and unsatisfactory read, far away from the greatness and exquisite execution We Were Liars has been known for. Halfway through the story, my interest already decreased and it was certainly not a positive and encouraging sign, considering that a novel of psychological suspense, as Genuine Fraud is being promoted, is supposed to keep you on the edge of your seat from the first page to the last, in my opinion. While I will definitely read the next book E. Lockhart is going to write, Genuine Fraud remains a fast-paced and relatively short novel with a mediocre plot, underdeveloped characters and no surprising twists and turns


Rating: Imagini pentru 3 stars

Review made by Daniel Balici.

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“Dragonsworn” Review

Sherrilyn Kenyon returns with the next addictive novel in her globally bestselling Dark-Hunter series . . .


There is nothing in the universe the cursed dragon, Falcyn, hates more than humanity . . . and in particular, Greek humans. In a war he wanted no part of, they systematically destroyed everything he’d ever cared for. Now he lies in seclusion, away from the world and waits for the day when evolution will finally rid him of the human vermin.

Medea was born the granddaughter of the Greek god Apollo, and among the first of his people that he cursed to die. But she will not let anyone rule her life. Not even her notorious grandfather. And when Apollo sends a new plague to destroy what remains of her people, she refuses to standby and watch him take everything she loves from her again.

This time, she knows of a secret weapon that can stop the ancient god and his army of demons. Once and for all. However, said device is in the hands of a dragon who wants nothing to do with politics, the gods, humanity, demons or Greek Apollites. And especially not her. He is the immovable object.

When Apollo makes a strategic move that backfires, he forces Falcyn back into play. Now Medea either has the weapon she needs to save her people, or she’s unleashed total Armageddon. If she can’t find some way to control the dragon before it’s too late, Falcyn will be an even worse plague on the world than the one Apollo has set loose. But how can anyone control a demonic dragon whose sole birthright is total destruction?

Hello once more, dear book fans. We’re back on familiar ground now with one of my (and i’m sure yours as well) favourite genres. Yep, you got it, the (in)famous  PNR. And this review concerns an equally well known book an author. It’s no surprise to some of you that Sherrilyn Kenyon is an old beloved of mine.  Same goes for the New Work bestseller “Dark Hunters” series, which has reached an impressive number of books (28 so far, with the 29th expected to appear on the shelves in summer 2018)

Right now, i’ll start raving about the last book in the series, a.k.a. “Dragonsworn”. *stares in adoration at the cover*. Since we’re talking about so many epic books, i’ll try my best not to spoil it for you, eager fans, who have no yet managed to read all 28 bundles of goodness.

The couple this time is made out of a very sexy and grumpy dragon and the very tough cookie who happens to be a granddaughter of Apollo.

Yes, that Apollo.

Ladies and gentlemen, i give you *drum noises* Falcyn and Medea.

Let me start by saying that i have a very huge, very weak spot for dragons. And we just happen to have a red dragon right here, with a grumpy, sullen attitude and a heart of gold.

The book starts pretty slow if you happen to be the impatient type of reader, but catches up pretty fast in the second half where i was bouncing like an overeager kid on the edge of my chair in my haste to find out what was bound to happen in the next page (i think i also fried my kindle this time, but God, was it worth it).

We have everything you might want in a story. We have a kickass heroine i utterly approve of (most of you probably caught up pretty fast that i have an inborn distaste for weak-willed females as MCs), we have snark, we have funny moments and excitement as far as the plot line is concerned and of course, in the usual Sherrilyn Kenyon fashion, we get some long-awaited questions answered and some brand new questions to BE answered in the next books to the delight and impatience of all concerned

Mainly me, obsessed (#veryproud) fan that i am; cue in the above gif.

To be blunt, these two characters rocked. They didn’t accept any crap from anybody, they gave as good as they got and there were some pretty fiery sparks going on in this book, if you catch my meaning *hint, hint below*


OK, that was pretty obvious and kind of impossible not to catch my meaning, So, if you don’t have this book quite yet, well then, pounce on the internet and make sure to hit that Buy button to the delight of everyone concerned because And if you haven’t yet reached the 28th book, then shame on you, fellow book reader. How else would you know what will happen with this awesome couple, adorable grumpy dragon included?

Or even the very interesting hints about Urian, Apollymi and others? We even get to see our favorite villain again, well, certainly mine, because Morgen le Fey does the job very well.

So make sure to put your paws on the latest book in the Dark Hunters series. That is, if you like your men scorching hot and with emotional wounds that only a tough and kickass heroine can heal.

And i have a hunch you kinda do.

A big THANK YOU to Piatkus Books for providing me this book for review.

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“Devil’s Cut” Review

In #1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward’s thrilling finale of the Bourbon Kings series, the Bradford family dynasty teeters on the edge of collapse after the murder of their patriarch—and a shocking arrest.


At first, the death of William Baldwine, the head of the Bradford family, was ruled a suicide. But then his eldest son and sworn enemy, Edward, came forward and confessed to what was, in fact, a murder. Now in police custody, Edward mourns not the disintegration of his family or his loss of freedom . . . but the woman he left behind. His love, Sutton Smythe, is the only person he has ever truly cared about, but as she is the CEO of the Bradford Bourbon Company’s biggest competitor, any relationship between them is impossible. And then there’s the reality of the jail time that Edward is facing.

Lane Baldwine was supposed to remain in his role of playboy, forever in his big brother Edward’s shadow. Instead he has become the new head of the family and the company. Convinced that Edward is covering for someone else, Lane and his true love, Lizzie King, go on the trail of a killer—only to discover a secret that is as devastating as it is game-changing.

As Lane rushes to discover the truth, and Sutton finds herself irresistibly drawn to Edward in spite of his circumstances, the lives of everyone at Easterly will never be the same again. For some, this is good; for others, it could be a tragedy beyond imagining. Only one thing’s for certain: Love survives all things. Even murder.

AAAANNNDD we’re back!


This time with a well-known personal favourite I’ve been pestering you guys with for quite some time, a.k.a. the all-time epic J.R. Ward. Today’s book review is “Devil’s Cut” the 3rd book (and the last one, unfortunately) in the Bourbon Kings series.

I’m a bit of a sucker for romantic suspense and southern tales, and since i get both of them in this book, imagine my joy and enthusiasm. “Devil’s Cut” was just as well-written and epic as the first 2 books in the series (here is me admitting that i absolutely adore anything that this awesome woman writes)

I got all my long-awaited questions answered and i got to see front row how  everything worked out for everyone.

If i were a weaker soul, i would admit that i cried like a babe at this last

instalment  of the trilogy and at how everything worked out in the end for my beloved characters. The saga has been for me something like a glorious journey, full of soul and even poetic sometimes (which i simply loved, despite not being the type to go all teary-eyed at soul-wrenching drama)

If some of you, beloved readers, remember “The Angel’s Share” review from a while back, then you’ll no doubt recall my comparison to that delicious old-school soap opera “Dynasty”. You will be happy to hear that “Devil’s Share” maintained the same air and writing style we all came to love and worship.

This series has followed the Bradford family through lots of good and bad experiences (well, mostly bad to be honest). We finally find out who killed Lane’s father, we get to see wayyy more of Gin’s and Samuel, who had quite the chemistry going on as lovers and we witness how everything comes together in the end.

Now, if only that pesky pride would stop getting in both their ornery ways, we’ll be all set, as far as Samuel T. and Gin are concerned.

I’m very sure it’s not just me who has been valiantly rooting for Gin and not so secretly hoping that she finally gets to have her much deserved happy ending. She did grow up and became more mature as far as decision making goes, and we have to admit that we all love some serious character development in a good book.

To sum it all up, my eyes looked like this at the end:

Add to all this goodness a compelling Kentucky setting and the usual scandalous moments we have come to expect from the Bradford family and I foresee some very generous rereads in the future for this one.

2lmtmah, signing off.

A big THANK YOU to Piatkus Books for providing me with a copy of Devil’s Cut for review.

You can buy the book with a click on the links below