Romance

Bergdorf Blondes
Bergdorf Blondes Reviews

Review: This was maybe the worst book I've ever read. I usually enjoy mindless chick lit, but this wasn't even enjoyable. The characters are horrific, completely selfish people with no redeeming value, and when the "bad guy" in the book points that out, I was unable to disagree with him. I found nothing about the plot charming or interesting, and it in no way made me envious of this supposed lifestyle.

I picked this up for a vacation beach read, and I'm glad I only spent $1 on it. Avoid at all co... Read more

The Far Pavilions
The Far Pavilions Reviews

Review: Actually 2.5★ - I liked it well enough to keep reading for more than two months, but in the end it was just too damn long (my ebook edition ended on p1289).

This is the story of Ashton Pelham-Martyn, born to British parents in India in the mid 1800s, but brought up as the son of an Indian Hindu widow. As a child he meets the Princess, Anjuli, and they form a bond, which becomes key to the plot later on (many, many, many pages later...)

Some would say that this is a romance novel, b... Read more

The Bride Stripped Bare
The Bride Stripped Bare Reviews

Review: This book was something I could relate to being in a relationship for the first time that turned serious fast. It helped me not feel alone and gave me courage to say to my partner what I did and didn't like. We were both virgins and this book gave me the strength to try and help my partner like the 'bride' did with Gabriel. This was the first book I have read, that had sex in detail and even though this is still different from other books I have read since I have come to enjoy more detailed love... Read more

Sorcery & Cecelia: or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot
Sorcery & Cecelia: or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot Reviews

Review: I wonder what's so natural about the pairing of Jane Austen-esque Regency romantic comedy and magic -- because this book reminded me incredibly of Mary Robinette Kowal's Shades of Milk and Honey, or a lighter/fluffier Susanna Clarke. (In fact, I might follow this up with my long-awaited JS&MN reread, maybe?) Or even Gail Carriger's Soulless, though that one's in the Victorian era; also an appropriate comparison, considering I noticed on GR just now that Carriger cites this as one of her favo... Read more

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Reviews

Review: Shakespeare nunca decepciona, y sus tragedias son la muestra de ello. Esta en particular me parece la historia de amor más hermosa, pero lo que disfruto más es el choque de fuerzas que se hallan a lo largo de la obra. Lástima que sea a veces tan reducida a sus protagonistas. Read more

The Stranger
The Stranger Reviews

Review: I... I honestly didn't like this book. At all.
The main character's attitude to her situation just made me want to punch her.
Also, the ending was so dramatic and awful. Jeez, I really don't recommend this book.
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Ruby
Ruby Reviews

Review: I really enjoyed this novel. I found it could've been longer; the storyline felt cut short and I wanted more from the relationship between Ruby and Orion. But all in all, it was sad and moving but something that needs to be read. Like I said, I would've liked it even more had the story been longer, but it was still a solid novel. I'm very glad I read it! Read more

Where the Heart Is
Where the Heart Is Reviews

Review: Where the Heart Is was a very different read. The author grabbed your attention right at the beginning of the book by telling us about a young teenager who is pregnant and left stranded at a Walmart in a small town. Although the story had sounded very interesting, throughout the novel I felt very lost and at times I had to re-read sections of the book to really understand what the author was trying to say.

The characters in the book were very enlightening and they all had great qualities ... Read more

The Monk Downstairs
The Monk Downstairs Reviews

Review: This book started out really, really well. I loved Michael, the monk, who is hard not to love --- he's sweet, kind, sexy and disarming. Rebecca's little daughter Mary Martha is darling and she and Michael have a charming relationship. Rebecca's mother Phoebe is a hoot and highly likable. But Rebecca was hard to take after awhile. Her little hissy-fit when poor Michael, who had been out of circulation for 20 years, hesitated about telling her mother that they were sleeping together after their fi... Read more

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