Title: See Her Run Author: A.K. Leigh Publisher: Momentum Books Genre: Mystery&Thriller/ Romance Release Date: Feb. 26th 2015 Rating: 5/5 Stars
A suspenseful romance that made my heart race! I fell in love with the characters from the beginning, all of them well constructed, from the two main characters, Diana and Jon, to the smaller characters, which were placed into the story with their own, very well thought-out traits and backgrounds. It felt like coming home, reading about people, whom you want to spent time, with, dealing with an impossible situation of hiding from a painful past. I do not want to share any details of this romance, as every one of the twists and turns need to be carefully discovered, and adds to the suspense, but I can tell you, that every word is worth the ride.
(Disclaimer: This book was given to me, free of charge, by the publisher via NetGalley, in return for an honest review)
The idea of the book is great, even the illustrations are kind of fun, but what turned me off about this book, is the tone of the Author which at times sounded condescending. That is a shame because the individual tasks and ideas to improve the memory are valuable, and easy to follow, with clear instructions and clearly defined objectives, even if they are nothing new. Because of this slight down talk and underestimation of the readers intelligence, I could never truly enjoy the book, not with the depth it deserved. Minor adjustments in wording, and approach could have turned this volume from a book I would not recommend, to one that would spark some interest.
Title: The Freemind Experience Author: Tom Fortes Meyer Publisher: Watkins Publishing Release Date: Feb. 17th, 2015 Rating: 3/5 Stars
“If you live for truth and love, you will be provided for” – The Freemind Experience
There are many self-help books that promise a sure-fire way to create happiness and contentment in your life. The premise of this book is in that case no different.
Written in a conversational style, this book did not create a different experience for me, than the masses that already overflow the genre of self-help books in their various forms. In order to stand out, an Author has to deliver something either new, or in such an interesting style that it gets the reader’s attention from the beginning, while this book only produces a smile and a yawn, as the Author shares through many – and not very interesting stories – how he teaches his clients and himself to become a better version of himself. Instead of creating happiness and contentment, I was left with the feeling of having lost precious time, I could have used in a more productive way, then reading this book. If you are looking for a high quality, and informational wake up call, to serve the reader to better understand oneself and to grow through that experience, you are better off reading a different book of this genre. There are many of them out there, this is not one of them.
(disclaimer: I have been given an advanced copy of this book, by the publisher in return for an honest review, via NetGalley)
Title: Snowed In Author: Sarah Title Publisher: Kensington Books Release Date: February 16th 2015 Rating: 5/5 Stars
“Snowed In” is an adorable, well written novella, steamy enough to heat any cold winter night! Short and sweet, yet thorough enough to create wonderful characters, that are loveable and dynamic. I love the two main characters, Maureen and Gavin to the point that I wanted more than fits in the framework of just one novella, at the same time no part of the story felt rushed, or moved along in order to keep the story short. The author knew when it was the right time to end it, and had a great feel for the needed length. This is absolutely one of my favorite romance novellas!