Bücher mit dem Tag "5 stars"
- Andy Weir(844)Aktuelle Rezension von: Buchgespenst
Seine Crew hat ihn für tot zurückgelassen, doch die Umstände waren so verquer, dass Mark Watney wieder erwachte. Allein. Auf dem Mars. Man sollte meinen, dass sei ein Grund zur Verzweiflung, doch dafür nimmt sich Mark keine Zeit. Als Biologe und Reparaturtrupp der Marsexpedition macht er eine Bestandsaufnahme seiner Ressourcen und Möglichkeiten – und setzt sich ein wahnsinniges Ziel: Überleben bis die nächste bemannte Marsexpedition eintrifft. Gut, dass Mark findig ist, mit Klebeband wirklich eine Menge anstellen kann und niemals seinen Humor verliert.
Ich bin unvoreingenommen an dieses Buch herangegangen und es hat mich von der ersten Seite an gepackt. Ich habe den Humor sofort geliebt. Größtenteils in Logbuchform geschrieben wird der gesamte Überlebenskampf so witzig beschrieben, dass ich mich großartig unterhalten habe. Im Prinzip gibt es wenig Action, der Schwerpunkt liegt auf den typischen Robinsonadenelementen vom Einrichten und Überleben in einer feindlichen Umwelt, allein. Die humorvolle Umsetzung, ohne dass das Buch in Slapstick abgleitet, entschädigt allerdings dafür, dass nüchtern betrachtet wenig passiert. Zumindest auf dem Mars, denn es wird durchaus auch die Reaktion auf der Erde beschrieben – im gleichen unterhaltsamen Ton.
Ich liebe dieses Buch! Top SF-Unterhaltung, witzig, erstaunlich realistisch und absolut packend.
- Colleen Hoover(177)Aktuelle Rezension von: Lucylee
Ich konnte das Buch nicht nicht aus der Hand legen. Es hat mich von Anfang an in seinen Bann gezogen. Die Rückblenden waren voller Emotionen und ich habe am Ende nur noch geweint. Vor Schmerz. Vor Glück. Ich brauchte dieses Buch genau in diesem Moment!
- Tillie Cole(10)Aktuelle Rezension von: Lonechastesoul"One kiss lasts a moment.
But a thousand kisses can last a lifetime."
Poppy and Rune meet when they are 5 years old. They are neighbors and they quickly become the best of friends. Poppy’s mamaw gives Poppy a jar when she’s just a kid. A jar to fill with kisses. 1000 boy kisses to be exact. Rune, even at a young age, decides he will be the one to give Poppy these kisses. It can’t be anyone else.
Rune and Poppy are two of the most endearing and wonderful characters you will ever come across in your reading adventures. Their love for each other was so awe inspiring and it will make you wish that a love like this could come into your lives.
This story is YA so your first thought might be that their connection or love may be immature, that couldn’t be farther from the truth. I never got that vibe from Poppy and Rune. Despite their age, I felt their undeniable love from the beginning and it never let up.
Every once in a while, you read a book that completely turns your world upside down. It happens every so often, and when it does, your heart is so full you feel like it could burst. I wish I could express how much this book impacted me, how much I felt while I read it, but the words to convey just how wonderful it was aren’t going to be enough. There really is no adequate way to explain what you're in for when you step inside Poppy and Rune's world. It's a world filled with kisses that make your heart burst.
Moonbeam hearts and sunshine smiles.
Best friends and soulmates who belong in each other's arms.
A boy and a girl who burn bright and blindingly beautiful together.
It's a tearjerker. But it's so much more too. Take a chance on this story of young, but undeniable love, you won't be sorry.
I highly recommend this book with all my heart. Be prepared to ugly cry. Possibly more than once. I can almost guarantee that you'll be full-out sobbing at some point. But know that it is absolutely worth every single tear... because the ending was more beautiful than I could ever have imagined.
Heart-breaking, breathtaking, unforgettable, and profoundly beautiful, this book will stay in my heart a long time to come. More than anything, it truly made me believe in undying love -- the kind of love that endures the most intense pain imaginable, and still shines through forever and ever and ever
- Katharina Martin(35)Aktuelle Rezension von: Svanvithe
Die zehnjährige Sophie beginnt glücklich das Schuljahr in der neuen fünften Klasse. Das Besondere dabei ist, dass sie auf die Aurora-Fanning-Gesamtschule in ihrer Heimatstadt Eden gehen darf. Diese Schule ist nämlich eine außergewöhnliche: Hier lernen nicht nur Menschen, sondern unter anderem auch magische Wesen, einige von ihnen sogar mit Zauberkräften: Feen, Hexen, Meerjungfrauen, Zwerge, Zentauren und Werwölfe. Sophie ist hibbelig, denn das alles fasziniert sie. Sie findet es spannend, mit magischen Kindern zur Schule zu gehen, möchte zu gern welche kennenlernen und zaubern sehen. Doch anfangs gestaltet sich das schwierig, selbst als das Klassenbuch durch die Luft schwebt, offenbart sich keiner. Und auch Klassenlehrerin Frau Thomas ist verschwiegen und verrät nichts.
Als ihre Grundschulfreundin Fenja nicht mehr ihre Interessen teilt, bekommt Sophie überraschend Anschluss und neue Freunde. Bald schon ist ihrer aller Spürsinn gefragt: Ein Einhorn aus der seltenen Herde im Mondmoor ist verschwunden.
Katharina Martin dürfte mit „Sophie und die Magie. Bio, Deutsch und Zauberei“ Mädchen und Jungen im Alter von acht bis zehn Jahren gleichermaßen ansprechen, wenn diese sich für magische Abenteuer und Wesen und natürlich auch für die Freundschaft zwischen Kindern begeistern. In ihrer Geschichte spricht die Autorin einige Themen an, überlädt das Geschehen allerdings nicht mit Problemen. Sie macht wiederum deutlich, wie wichtig die Akzeptanz von Andersartigkeit, Kameradschaft, das Einstehen füreinander und Rücksichtnahme sind.
Das Zusammenleben von Magischen und „Normalen“ gehört in Eden, dem Ort der Geschichte, zum Alltag. Katharina Martin hat eine Gemeinschaft vielfältiger Charaktere zusammengestellt, die sich trotz ihrer unterschiedlichen Eigenschaften in vielen Dingen ergänzen. Sie agieren in einem Umfeld, das auch Streitigkeiten, Meinungsverschiedenheiten und Ängste vor dem Unbekannten beinhaltet, indes ebenso Verbundenheit und verträgliches Miteinander, Hilfsbereitschaft und Ideenreichtum.
Die Illustratorin Angela Glökler hat nicht nur ein bunt-fröhliches Cover entworfen, sondern bereichert zudem mit schwarz-weißen Bildern den Text. Dies geschieht dezent, so dass zwar die eigene Fantasie angeregt, aber ihr gleichwohl Raum gegeben wird und immer die Geschichte im Fokus bleibt, die von Katharina Martin mit Fantasie, Lebendigkeit, Schwung und Pfiff erzählt wird. Nach einem etwas ruhigen Start hält die Autorin neben aufregenden Momenten auch lustige Situationen bereit, die letztlich zu einer kurzweiligen und freudigen Lektüre beitragen.
- Colleen Hoover(73)Aktuelle Rezension von: mariablzc
sadness, laughter & hurt - I just felt all emotions with this book. It’s so beautifully written even though it was hard to read at some triggering parts. Dean Holder is also the exact definition a perfect man. And the way Colleen always makes it all make sense in the end will always be astonishing to me. (especially in this book)
& the ending was perfect.
- Stephenie Meyer(10)Aktuelle Rezension von: raveneye
Ich habe lange überlegt ob ich die Geschichte von Bella und Edward wirklich mit vertauschten Rollen lesen will. Aber die Neugierde war dann doch stärker. Und was soll ich sagen, ich hätte „Life and death“ schon viel, viel früher lesen sollen, denn ich habe es verschlungen.
Zuallererst war ich einfach nur neugierig zu erfahren welche kleinen und großen Änderungen Stephenie Meyer an ihrer Geschichte vielleicht vorgenommen hat – welche mir übrigens gut gefallen.
Aber es dauert nicht lange und ich war in der Welt von Beau und Edythe gefangen und konnte nicht aufhören mit ihnen mitzufiebern. Mir gefällt die Dynamik zwischen den Beiden, die so ganz anders ist als die zwischen ihren Vorgängern Bella und Edward und doch so gleich. Das gleiche gilt für die Geschichte, die zwar im Grunde auch dieselbe ist, aber doch gleichzeitig so vollkommen verschieden. Man kann die beiden eigentlich gar nicht vergleichen, denn trotz aller Ähnlichkeiten sind es komplett andere Geschichten.
Ich hätte auch nichts gegen ein Wiedersehen mit Beau und Edythe. Kann das Buch nur empfehlen.
- Colleen Hoover(5)Aktuelle Rezension von: annxbooks
Ich fand die Fortsetzung nicht nötig. Für mich war die Geschichte von Sydney und Ridge nach dem ersten Teil abgeschlossen. Die einzig interessante Geschichte in dem Buch, war die von Jake und Maggie. Maggie ist eine so sympathische und starke Frau und Jake passt so unfassbar gut zu ihr! Sie hätte eine komplett eigene Story verdient, genauso wie Warren und Bridgette!
- Helena Hunting(5)Aktuelle Rezension von: Lonechastesoul
“I’m so glad you fought for me. You’re the best chance I’ve taken.”
Alex Waters is the Captain of the Chicago Hawks NHL team. Violet Hall is the stepsister of Buck Butterson who is a rookie player on the team. The two meet at one of the Hawks away games when Alex slams into the plexiglass barrier that Violet’s seated behind. Once their eyes lock on to each other, they each feel a white-hot attraction. Later after the game they run into each other at a celebratory party. One thing leads to another and Violet ends up in Alex’s hotel room. She isn’t the type of girl to have a meaningless one-night stand with a hockey player but she can’t seem to say no to Alex. Alex is also very smitten with Violet and he honestly tries to be a gentleman that night.
Told in dual POV, Pucked is outrageously laugh out loud funny. I cannot tell you how many times I laughed so hard I cried! Violet is one of those characters you cannot help but love. She is so vulnerable and open with everyone and when she opens her mouth you never know what is going to come out! Alex is a perfect hero for Violet. He is more polished and paired together they are a perfect match! The plot is simple and yet the characters and their colorful idiosyncrasies make this a complex ball of fun.
I've been wanting to read Pucked for a long time, and I'm so happy that I finally did! It was the perfect read for me right now! Sweet, silly, and steamy!! I loved it! If you love sports romances and you love to laugh, THIS is a book you need to read! 5 Stars!
- Christina Lauren (author)(5)Aktuelle Rezension von: nina11
I liked the first half of the book - the characters are funny, likable and interesting. But then, from about halfway through, the story just went downhill. The story wasn't as deep as I wanted from the beginning, but that was okay. Then the book was filled with a lot of clichés and a trope that I don't like at all.
I like both main characters, even though I found it too exaggerated and intentional at times in how both were described. Also, I didn't understand how they were good friends at first, then don't hear from each other (at all) for years, only to become best friends again. From the actual best friend (and his sister) you read less and less in the course. The love story quickly devolves into s3ks, true feelings are missing. An absolute minus for the unplanned pregnancy trope and the sudden "happy family ending" - much too abrupt and inappropriate.
- (7)Aktuelle Rezension von: Lonechastesoul“It’s causing my hands to shake and my heart to pound and my chest to ache because all I want to do is wrap my arms around her and hold her and thank God we finally found each other again.”
Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better than Hopeless, Colleen Hoover proves me wrong! I loved that Losing Hope wasn’t just Hopeless from Holder’s POV... it was so much more. In Hopeless Sky told her side of the story, but this time, in Losing Hope we get Holder's side of the emotional journey.
Holder hasn't had an easy year, to say the least. Fortunately he meets Sky and discovers that after all, he might not be completely hopeless. She might be the one to put him back together in so many different ways, because she was his past and she now could become his future.
Holder and Sky are an amazing couple and this story is so well written and so freaking beautiful! I thought I already loved Dean with all my heart, but now I love him more. So. Much. More. I now understand every part of him. Everything he experienced, I went through it with him.
Colleen Hoover is seriously talented. She has a way to tell a story like no other. I get sucked into her books- I can’t get enough. And the letters...Those letters were so emotional, they were the best part for me.
So much of Losing Hope is new. It's not just an alternate perspective, it's actually a whole different part of the story entirely. But if you piece it together with Hopeless, you just get EVERYTHING.
Losing Hope was just absolute, beautiful perfection. If you've read and loved Hopeless as much as I did, you will not be disappointed by this wonderful re-telling of the story! And if you haven't read this series yet, READ IT! And I promise you won't be disappointed either.
- Laurelin Paige(2)Aktuelle Rezension von: Lonechastesoul"What is it that you want for your future, Livia?"
"I want a baby," she answers calmly. "And I want you to be the one to give a baby to me."
Hot Cop is a standalone Contemporary Romance Novel by Laurelin Paige and Sierra Simone and is also written in dual POV.
Three hundred and six four days, that’s how many days before doom and destruction will come a knocking at Olivia’s door on when she turns thirty. She can hear her biological clock tick tick tocking as the days creep ever so closely to her thirtieth. What do you do if your sworn off men completely but your biological clock is ticking loudly in the background? You do the only thing you can do, you proposition the hot cop you’ve just met!
This is Livia and Chase's story. They meet on a call for Chase who is a police officer, and they bump into one another once again at the library that Livia works at. Chase convinces Livia to go on a date, and Livia propositions him to have a no-strings-attached affair with her with the goal of getting her pregnant.
If you are looking for a book that was fun, fresh, and had lots of sexy times with a dirty talking cop then Hot Cop is definitely for you.
Overall, Hot Cop is sexy, funny, and sweet!
- Nicola Yoon(201)Aktuelle Rezension von: Jacky98
Maddy leidet unter einer starken immun Krankheit, durch die sie schon ihr ganzes Leben isoliert leben muss. Sie darf nicht raus, sie darf keine ungefilterte Luft atmen und einfach so Besuch bekommen geht auch nicht. Als eines Tages Olly im Haus gegenüber einzieht, wird er das größte Risiko, dass Maddy je in kauf genommen hat.
Dieses Buch ist unglaublich schön gestaltet, was das Lesen einfach noch schöner und spannender gemacht hat. Jede Seite hat eine kleine Besonderheit, sei es ein Chatverlauf, ein Rezept, ein Arztbrief oder andere kleine Zeichnungen und Notizen. Da die Kapitel recht kurz sind und auch einige Chatverlaufe eingebaut sind, kommt man sehr schnell und flüssig durch das Buch. Die Charaktere haben mir sehr gut gefallen, besonders die Krankenschwester Carla habe ich sehr ins Herz geschlossen.
Das Buch war sehr schön erzählt und ich konnte mich gut in Maddy hineinversetzen und mit ihr fühlen. Das Ende hat mich zum einen sehr überrascht, weil ich damit absolut nicht gerechnet habe und hat für mich zum anderen das Buch perfekt abgeschlossen.
Ein wirklich sehr empfehlenswertes Buch mit einer sehr süßen Liebesgeschichte.
- Emma Chase(1)Aktuelle Rezension von: Lonechastesoul"Life is a memory. Sure, we enjoy the moments as they come, but for many, time goes by too fast to truly appreciate those moments as they happen. It’s only later, when we remember them, that they become precious to us. A life well lived is one where the good memories outweigh the bad."
I know it's July but I was in the mood for Drew. I just cannot get enough of him.
I am a huge fan of the Tangled series. The reason for this is that Drew Evans is one of the funniest book boyfriends out there. It’s the perfect kind of humor. Not over the top, just straight laugh out loud funny. Drew is pretty great in all aspects of life, but when it comes to Christmas, he’s a bit of a Grinch. And he’s in the doghouse with his wife when he announces he’s working Christmas Eve instead of doing the family thing with Kate and their son, James.
This is a cute Christmas story about how Drew needs a bit of a pinch every now and then to make him sit up and take notice of what's happening and to just ensure he's on the right path.And as a bonus Emma Chase has also included the scene "Indecent Proposal" that takes place between the 2nd and 4th book. Enjoy! I know I really did. And even though I know it's greedy...I want more.
- Renee Carlino(2)Aktuelle Rezension von: Lonechastesoul"I loved you before you existed, and I’ll love you after I’m gone."
The story is about a young journalist, Kate, who is granted an exclusive interview with a wealthy, mysterious, and reclusive tech genius turned winemaker, R.J. Lawson. Being at particularly low point in her life at this time, she jumps at the chance to discover what sent this rich and brilliant man completely off the radar, so she heads off to the Napa Valley to meet with him at his award-winning vineyards.
When she arrives in Napa she soon realizes one thing: Lawson is a recluse asshole, but his handyman for everything, Jamie, is quite good. And in a week, everything changes for them both.
I fell so hard for this book! It was funny, sweet, and it had bursts of brilliance--it was the definition of a perfect contemporary romance.
This story grabbed me and I found myself pulled into their story, Jamie is the kind of hero that's kind-hearted, friendly, loving, he's loving Katy and teaching her how to feel loved.
This is a story that will make you fall in love with falling in love. I love a good romance, that happy feeling you get in your heart when you finish a book that has that kind of special beauty. I felt that way about this book. It made my heart happy. The way Renee writes makes you feel like you’re a part of the story. It’s so descriptive. For anyone wanting to read a beautiful romance, give this book a go.Nowhere But Here was a unique and beautifully written love story. I laughed, I swooned, and I fell in love. This book warmed my heart and left me with the most wonderful feeling. I highly recommend it for all fans of romance.
- Colleen Hoover(22)Aktuelle Rezension von: Lonechastesoul"Fate is a magnetic pull of our souls toward the people, places, and things we belong with."
Never Never is just one of those stories that confuses the heck out of you but you take it, keep going and enjoy it anyways. Because if you nitpick your way through every little detail, of course you're going to eventually dig yourself deep enough to discover all the flaws and plot holes. I believe that goes for any story, especially novellas.
It seems that a lot of people dislikes this last part the most, and for me is the opposite since i enjoyed it more than i did compared with the other two. Without spoiling anything, I'll say that I felt the reveal was fitting and I was left satisfied with the ending. It was sweet. I enjoyed the characters, especially Silas. Overall, it was a quick, entertaining little ya series.
This is definitely classed as a YA story, a bit fantastical and at times an exciting read with some nice cute moments. And this last part was sweet...really sweet in that unicorn and rainbows sort of way.
- Jessica Redmerski(9)Aktuelle Rezension von: Lonechastesoul
`I promise to love you forever in this life and wherever we go in the afterlife, because I know I can’t go on in any life unless you’re in it too.´
Camryn and Andrew are together. Happy. More in love than they’ve ever been. Then something big happens to them both. Something that changes their lives forever. Camryn starts to change in little ways. Andrew knows he was to do something to bring her back to herself. He decides they need to go back to the start. Back on the road.
Andrew and Camryn’s love is like a journey. It’s not always easy, but they make it work. They truly are soul mates. People that were meant to meet, be together and stay together forever. They are passionate, full of love and life. They show that even when things get hard, with the right person by your side, you can get through anything.
This book was unlike any other I've read. The story really stands out and I was just so impressed with the direction the author took this story in and with the way she stayed so true to these beloved characters. This series has the perfect blend of romance and adventure combined with heartfelt emotional depth. I think fans of The Edge of Never will be very happy with this sequel!
The Edge of Always brought Andrew and Camryn's journey full circle giving a wonderful sense of closure to their story. I enjoyed it very much.
- Corinne Michaels(1)Aktuelle Rezension von: Lonechastesoul"My heart is yours, my love is yours, my days and all my nights are yours. I’ll hold you up, stand by you, and give you everything I have."
Natalie is a wife of a Navy SEAL and is pregnant with her first baby. She loses her husband in Afghanistan and, while she is completely shattered and heartbroken, she has to continue living for her child. Her husband's best friend Liam steps up to help her deal with the loss and offers the support she needs.
Any spoilers for this story would be such an injustice to anyone who is wanting to read it, so that’s why I’m being so tight lipped about the actual story. It’s one you’ll want to go into without knowing how it’s going to go.
If you have not read this book, or this series, you truly must. This is one of those books that will just make you feel everything. One you won’t forgot. This series is military related. It will give you a whole new level of respect for military families. Their struggles, their loyalties, their heartaches. Their strength. Their selfless sacrifices.
The Consolation Duet is a captivatingly beautiful story that gripped me from the very beginning. It has a fantastic heroine, a wonderful hero and the writing is superb. These books are addictive, thrilling, emotional, romantic, sexy, and everything I could want in a series. This wonderful novel about loss, grief, hope and love sure gave me all the feels.This this is my first Corinne Michaels book. And it will not be my last.
- Colleen Hoover(2)Aktuelle Rezension von: Lonechastesoul
"I got schooled this year by a boy. A boy that I'm seriously, deeply, madly, incredibly, and undeniably in love with. And he taught me the most important thing of all... To put the emphasis On life."
Slammed is one of those books that is completely unforgettable to me. I adored every single one of these amazing characters and the way they were so realistically portrayed. The unique plot, the bitter-sweet tension, and the tender romance all had me mesmerized.
Slammed showed that grief, happiness, love, and loss are are all emotions that can coexist so long as there is acceptance and appreciation for what IS. The slam poetry was phenomenal, but it was not the only lyrical aspect. The entire story flowed methodically like music—occasionally changing rhymes, but never reason. This book had me going through so many emotions. I had a lot of ups and downs, tears of sorrow and tears of contentment, grins and frowns. My heart beat rapidly at times for the hope of a solution and beat rapidly at times for the nervousness of what was to come...
I'd highly highly recommend it to pretty much anyone and everyone who loves to read. This book is so much more than a love story. It’s packed with important life lessons. If you’ve ever lost someone, loved someone, needed someone or wanted someone, this book will affect you, too. I am awed and inspired. Now go and read it already.
- Emma Chase(1)Aktuelle Rezension von: Lonechastesoul"I love you, Kate. I'm going to love you forever. And whatever comes after forever - I'm going to love you then too."
Tied is the conclusion to the Tangled series.
It’s two years post baby and Drew and Kate are finally taking the big leap. After figuring out their careers, adjusting to life with a toddler and getting past all their insecurities and issues, they’re getting married. With the upcoming nuptials, what better than a bachelor/bachelorette party in Las Vegas. The crew is getting together and baby James is staying the weekend with his grandparents. It’s Vegas… Nothing could go wrong… right?
Tied was another laugh out loud hilarious story by Emma Chase. She has a real talent for not only writing comedies, but writing from the male point of view. I haven’t read many books that have given such an incredible story straight from the guy. It feels like Drew is talking to you the entire time, and his mind is a fabulous place to be.
This was fun, sweet, sexy, with the drama and drunken antics you would expect to happen in Vegas. James was a great addition to the book and I loved going back to Drew's POV.
I am going to miss Drew! I just love him to bits. What a fantastic ending to a fabulous series. I feel that Emma Chase did a wonderful job of giving Drew and Kate the happily-ever-after they deserve, and I can't wait to read more from her.Thank you Emma Chase.
- Colleen Hoover(72)Aktuelle Rezension von: Lupina15What is it about?
A chance encounter in the dark leads eighteen-year-old Daniel and the girl who stumbles across him to profess their love for each other. But this love has conditions: they agree it will last only one hour, and it will be only make-believe. When their hour is up and the girl rushes off like Cinderella, Daniel tries to convince himself that what happened between them seemed perfect only because they were pretending it was. Moments like that happen only in fairy tales. One year and one bad relationship later, his disbelief in love-at-first-sight is stripped away the day he meets Six: a girl with a strange name and an even stranger personality. Unfortunately for Daniel, finding true love doesn't guarantee a happily ever after . . . it only further threatens it. Will an unbearable secret from the past jeopardize Daniel and Six's only chance at saving each other?
A quick read for summer I think. And I would suggest reading ist AFTER the Hopeless-duology! Otherwise there may be spoilers.
The book is about Dean's best friend Daniel, who was the most funny side-character in Hopeless. And it follows Sky's best friend Six and how their paths intertwine.
As always, this CoHo book breaks your heart and makes it whole again. It is short but well written and provides tension. There are unexpected twists and turns, you get to meet Dean and Sky again, and you get to know Daniel and Six al lot better.
If you have enjoyed Hopeless than you should definitely pick up this novella!
- Helena Hunting(2)Aktuelle Rezension von: Lonechastesoul”I will always love you, Violet. I won’t ever be perfect, and I’ll make mistakes, and I’ll definitely say things that will make you angry, but I promise to tell you every day, not just with words, but with actions, that you are the center of my universe. You’re the sun in my sky and the breath in my lungs. I promise to be yours for every second of this existence, and to cherish every moment of that love with you.”
Alex and Violet are actually the couple from the very first book in the series, Pucked. There was just something I always loved about Violet, her refusal to fit into any type of mold and her wit probably pushed it over the top. This girl is who she is and says what she means and I LOVE HER for it. She is legit my favorite heroine in the series, because she is so genuine.
Violet and Alex are in love and engaged. Wedding planning is something that hasn't really been on the table, though. This is due to Violet's anxiety about weddings. I loved watching them navigate this. There was a lot more to this story then just the wedding, though. I loved watching Alex and Violet find their happy ever after. Things were not always easy for them, they had some real life issues, but their love always got them through. As well as their humor.
This story is sweet, sexy, and dealt with real issues. This story had real character development and growth, but didn't have a ton of unnecessary drama. I am blown away at how much I loved this one, because it is actually my favorite in the series now.
This book was the best combination of sweet, laugh out loud funny, and steamy. This story had it all – comedy, drama, and a plethora of STEAM!! This is one you will definitely want to pick up.
- Nicole Edwards(1)Aktuelle Rezension von: Lonechastesoul"I’ve always believed for every person there was only one love that would last a lifetime. I never understood quite what it meant until I met you though. You’re it for me, Lorrie. You are my love that lasts a lifetime."
Tenderly sweet story of innocence and true love.
I love romance that stands the test of time.
I have to say this is my first Nicole Edwards book but won't be my last.
Curtis and Lorrie knew each other from young children and formally met when he was 17 and she was 14. Ulterior motives and circumstance brought them together but really passion and true love kept them together. What a beautiful love story theirs is. Over 5 decades their love never waivered, just grew stronger ever single day. They truly are the love of each others lives.
The story takes us through the years, from the first meeting with a young feisty Lorrie standing up to the tall lanky but handsome Curtis, to the present day. The decades through the sixties, seventies, eighties and so on were an emotional ride that saw the pair suffer lows of extreme pain and loss to the ultimate highs of love and family. There was also a lot of super steamy hot love between this sexy pair.
A truly emotive and outstanding read of love, loss, passion and ultimate devotion.
- Sophie Jackson(3)Aktuelle Rezension von: Lonechastesoul
“She had no idea what it was about him. He was, after all, just like the other men she taught. Well, that wasn’t exactly true; he was a lot more combative and exceedingly more aggressive and — she winced at the thought — a lot more attractive, too. She tried hard not to see him in any other way than as her student, but it was too hard to ignore the man who drove her crazy…"
A pound of Flesh is the story of two unique characters whose lives and hearts are forever intertwined with one another, making their passionate connection something bigger than just being soul mates! They are each other’s destiny, redemption, healing and salvation.
Kat is a spunky young professional working as a teacher in a prison. She has always been responsible and straight laced. She made a promise to her father to do good in the world and is trying to make that happen. When an overbearing prisoner enters her classroom, her world is shaken to it's core.
Carter is not a bad guy. He is simply a guy that has made some bad decisions. He is currently in prison and hoping that he can make parole.
Kat and Carter have a dramatic start to their relationship. Of course, they have no business getting involved but due to unknown circumstances Carter is drawn to Kat. The two become friends and it eventually develops into more. The dynamic between the two was quite enjoyable to experience and I was certainly rooting for them the entire read.
What begins is a story that you think is initially rich girl/guy from the wrong side of the tracks story, gradually flips as Carter’s life and family background are revealed, as well as a sixteen year long connection between the pair of them that took this story to a whole other level of excellent. It was a total revelation, in relation to the depth and breadth the author went in respect of building this couple up, in bringing them together, and the obstacles they faced in continuing their relationship.
This is not just an ordinary forbidden romance. It is a romance that takes you on emotional roller-coaster ride. It is a love that has weathered the storm. A love that cannot be denied. A love that has clawed out from darkness. A love that is battled tested. A love that is more than a pound of flesh. It is the kind of love that every literary classic romance novels talks about. An all consuming kind of love. A love built on passion, honesty, understanding, loyalty sacrifices, and heart.
A pound of Flesh is an unforgettable read that was tangible, euphoric, palpable, and illuminating. A book that is not only a LOVE STORY but a story that speaks volumes of LOVE, HOPE, FORGIVENESS, REDEMPTION, SALVATION, HEALING and SECOND CHANCES.
- Emma Chase(1)Aktuelle Rezension von: Lonechastesoul
"For a guy, there’s something primordial about a woman covered in your scent—it’s the most primitive way of staking your claim. Of showing every other pecker-head that a woman is very much taken. It’s animalistic, sure, but that doesn’t make it any less arousing."
Holy Frigging Matrimony, book 1.5 is the continuation of Drew's and Kate’s story. It takes place less than a year after the ending of book 1. It's a quickie novella depicting the events of Delores and Matthew's wedding reception. In all Drew and Kate's hilarious relationship antics, we get another glimpse into the mind of Drew. It's a quick half hour read full of comedy.
It was way too short but a nice little teaser all the same. Cannot wait for the next book. Drew and Kate-- they're one of my favorite book couples!