Wednesday, 19 November 2014

The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty

From the author of the critically acclaimed What Alice Forgot comes a breakout new novel about the secrets husbands and wives keep from each other.

My Darling Cecilia
If you're reading this, then I've died . . .

Imagine your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret - something so terrible it would destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others too. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive . . .

Cecilia Fitzpatrick achieved it all - she's an incredibly successful business woman, a pillar of her small community and a devoted wife and mother. Her life is as orderly and spotless as her home. But that letter is about to change everything, and not just for her: Rachel and Tess barely know Cecilia - or each other - but they too are about to feel the earth-shattering repercussions of her husband's devastating secret.

I've been meaning to read this for quite a while. So when I found out I needed to read this for a Twin TBR challenge, it was like ok I can do this.

Well, I started to listen/read this and found the characters quite weird, confusing and not sure where they were heading. Rachel is a 60 yr old widowed woman who lost her daughter 20 odd years ago. Tess is mother of a young boy who's father wants to be with someone else and flies to help her mother and meets up with an old flame. Cecilia is a beautiful & vibrant woman with 3 daughters and a wonderful husband. 

SECRETS are meant to be kept secret. What is this letter that Cecilia finds one day will break her whole world and the other 2 women involved as well. The epilogue will have you gasping and saying "No, that couldn't happen". I wasn't as keen on reading/listening to this as the story was partly boring at the beginning and middle part. I might not remember parts of the story in the future, but it was an ok book.

Saturday, 15 November 2014

The Heartstone Odyssey - Arvan Kumar

The story was one told on a long train journey from Bombey to Madras in India in 1985, and the author's name chosen by the people in that carriage to not create prejudices- Arvan is one of the horse messengers of the moon, while Kumar is a term for Mr. The book is very thought provoking, and deals with the issue of racism in a serious yet magical way so that a young reader is not alienated.

I picked up this book over a year ago lol, and in between reading other great books I've managed to find the time to read and finish it.

This is a story about a Indian woman and a load of mice on a journey of discovery. Racist comments, nasty fire starting all in the name of Racism.

You meet some lovely characters in the mice (Hugbundle, Honeymouse, Jasminemouse, Starwhiskers, Sunfur to name a few). Chandra one of the main characters goes on a journey to find parts of a special magical gem called The Heartstone. Along the way she meets some wonderful characters in the mice and people who are willing to help her on her journey. Then she meets some nasty characters Smirkmuzzle (in my opinion is the most horrible RAT you will ever meet) and his friends who try and stop the journey at way they can.

You have to READ this book to understand how an author as good as Arvan Kumar (Arvan is one of the horse messengers one of the moon, while Kumar is a term for Mr.)

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Three Little Words by Maggie Wells

It’s never too late to make the best impulsive decision of your life.

Jo Masters isn’t the party girl she used to be, but now that she’s a woman without obligations, she’s ready to recapture a little of her misspent youth. Her niece’s wedding, with its open bar and dark dance floor, proves to be the perfect opportunity to let loose.

Gregory Stark is just trying to make it through his son’s wedding day… and make some time with the gorgeous brunette on the bride’s side of the aisle. His kid’s wedding probably isn’t the best occasion to put the moves on the sexy woman, who introduces herself only as ‘Josie’, but his best friend is closing in on her too and he has to act fast. With a couple of tequila shots under his belt, Greg propositions Josie -- and neither wants to refuse.

Another great Netgalley review. Greg is Father Of The Groom and Josie (Jo) is Aunt of the Bride. Plenty of passion with drinks galore, hotel room sex, all you could want in a small short quick read of a book.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Play Me Right (Play Me #5) by Tracy Wolff

Good things never have to end. Tracy Wolff, the New York Times bestselling author of Ruined and Addicted, brings her eBook original serial to an unforgettable climax in Play Me’s sensational finale . . . for now.

My name is Aria Winston. I’ve fought desperately to escape the seedy underbelly of Las Vegas. Now I’m in control of my own life and my own destiny . . . but my future belongs to Sebastian Caine.

Technically, Aria may still be in one piece, but she’s feeling pretty damn close to broken. While she knows Sebastian would die before hurting her, their intense, steamy encounters have opened up old wounds in them both. Now Aria is considering the unthinkable: walking away again—this time to save Sebastian from the pain she knows her past will cause him. But Sebastian’s the one who set her free in the first place—how can she not show him the same care and compassion? Because, in the end, being together forever is the only thing that feels right.

Play Me is an erotic serial intended for mature audiences.

Review for Netgalley. This is the last in the series and finishes all the series together. Not much sexual scenes, but more on the side of Aria and Sebastian's relationship.

In the final part of the series, Aria comes clean to Sebastian and tells him who she is and what has happened to her since she left the family home 14 months previous. What happens next you will have to read the last book in this marvellous, sexual and explosive series.

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Play Me Real (Play Me #4) by Tracy Wolff

How do you know when something’s real? In the steamy fourth installment of an eBook original serial from the New York Times bestselling author of Ruined and Addicted, a devastating betrayal unravels a fierce yet tender connection.

My name is Aria Winston. I’ve fought desperately to escape the seedy underbelly of Las Vegas. Now I’m on my own, in control of my own life and my own destiny . . . just the way I like it. Until Sebastian Caine changes everything.

Aria has learned to play Sebastian’s game. She’s given him control, taken it back, and let him push her farther than she ever imagined she could go. But when Sebastian’s past comes to light, Aria receives a glimpse behind the facade—a revelation that disturbs her even as it makes her feel closer to this simmering, complicated man. Finally she comes to understand the real reason why Sebastian feels the need to dominate everything in his path. But Aria has a tortured history, too. And together they’re a dangerous combination. Now she’s the one pushing Sebastian to the breaking point . . . and if one of them burns up, they’ll both go down together.

Play Me is an erotic serial intended for mature audiences. Aria and Sebastian’s story concludes in Play Me: Right.

A Netgalley review. Part 4 in a great series. Not sure where we're going with this part lol. Massive SEX SCENE with impulse ALERT.

What has Sebastian been hiding from Aria. You get to find out all about Janet's son Dylan and what happened to him. What has Sebastian done and what has his Father got to do with with Dylan. All will be revealed in this book.

Now Aria knows Sebastian's secret, what is she hiding and will she walk away?

Play Me Hard (Play Me #3) by Tracy Wolff

No one ever said love is easy. In the third installment of an eBook original serial from the New York Times bestselling author of Ruined and Addicted, Aria and Sebastian discover that building trust might be harder than they ever imagined.

My name is Aria Winston. I’ve fought desperately to escape the seedy underbelly of Las Vegas. Now I’m on my own, in control of my own life and my own destiny . . . just the way I like it. Until Sebastian Caine changes everything.

Ever since taking Aria under his wing and into his seductive domain, Sebastian hasn’t been able to think straight. Their chemistry is intoxicating. Their power exchange is exhilarating. And the sex leaves them both absolutely exhausted. But if there’s one thing Sebastian does know, it’s that he needs to protect this strong yet vulnerable woman. Because she has depths that are unknown—even to her. Aria has worked hard to establish herself as anything but submissive. That isn’t who she is, or who she wants to be. So why does it feel so sweet to give up control . . . and so intense when Sebastian takes care of needs she doesn’t even realize she has? But he has needs of his own—and secrets that run just as dark and deep as Aria’s.

Play Me is an erotic serial intended for mature audiences. Aria and Sebastian’s story continues in Play Me: Real.

A Netgalley review. This carried on from where book 2 left off.  STEAMY SEX SCENES alert. 

Sebastian is being the gentlemen he can with Aria as she is coming down from a high. Aria has a lot going on in her life that she DOESN'T want Sebastian to know about. What is Sebastian hiding from Aria? Who is Aria's dad? What has Janet and Sebastian got in common and WHY is she calling him a MURDERER?

All will be revealed in Play Me: Real