Sometimes I read just for a quick escape. I am not looking for literary prose or a complex story line, but I just want to be entertained for a short while, to take me away from the pressures of running one business and starting another. Sheikh’s Desert Duty did exactly that for me. I was emerged into a tale, that could never happen, but was mesmerized by the characters anyway. This short read (185 pages), had everything an escapist romance should have – two main characters that are likable, steamy romance, an exotic locale and a tale that is as far away from our regular life than possible, all while not portraying the woman as a simple plaything, and the man not as a simple alpha male.
Like I mentioned above, this is not a book for those who are looking for a more complex story line, but it was entertaining non-less, and did not leave the characters flat. A worthy read.
(Disclaimer: I won this book in via a Goodreads giveaway, for my own personal use)
Title:Healing with Raw Foods Author:Jenny Ross Publisher: Hay House Release Date: Jan. 6th 2015 Rating: 5/5 Stars
I am going to begin this review by stating that I am not living on an exclusively vegan raw food diet. I am interested in the recipes and concept, because I am always looking for innovative ways to add healthy food ideas to my diet, and raw food “cookbooks” have brought some of that inspiration with them. That was the intent, and it is what I received.
The recipes and images were wonderful, not too complicated, well thought through and mouth-watering. I have never been a fan of cold soups, but there were some real winners in this book, for example, the Sweet Almond Soup, which was a completely different experience, or the Earth Soup, which included Butternut Squash, my favorite type of winter squash.
What I also enjoyed was the fact that this book is filled with information on top of the recipes, that encourages a healthy, informed lifestyle. While again, I am not promoting 100 % raw eating as a personal choice, this book covers many aspects of how healthy such a choice can be, if done right, and armed with the correct information.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in learning about eating healthier and incorporating raw foods into their lives. Well done!
(Disclaimer: I was given a free copy by the publisher via NetGalley, in return for an honest review)
Title: A Treacherous Trader Authors: Ellery Adams and Parker Riggs Publisher: Beyond the Page Publishing Release Date: January 26th 2015 Genre: Romance Rating: 3/5 Stars
A promising premise that was not fully realized, filled with too many coincidences and chance encounters, that just happen to make our nosy main character a part of a mystery she should not have been able to be connected to. The long drawn out conversations between Molly and her best friend, Kitty, made the novel at times boring, their relationship slightly annoying to the point that I had a hard time believing that they would be best friends in real life. The mystery itself was interesting enough to make this book a not complete loss, but I will not be reading any additional installment of the series.