Book Review: Social Media Shortcut # 1 by Jonathan and Susanna Gebauer

Social Media - Book Review

Title: Social Media Shortcut #1: Your Twitter Road To The 1,000,000th Follower (Social Media Shortcuts)

Author: Jonathan and Susanna Gebauer

Rating: 3/5 Stars

Written in an easy to read and interesting conversational style, this book brought nothing new to the table, but also did not miss the mark as so many others in this genre have. While the advice given sounded more like an accumulation of what the Authors read in the books of real social media experts, I did appreciate the no-nonsense style, and the links that were added to the book.

That said, readers would benefit more from going to the experts, such as Guy Kawasaki, because of the more detailed and comprehensive information, that is given in their books about the same subject.

But, if you are looking for a quick refresher guide, or just want the absolute basics, this is not a bad book to pick up, especially considering that it is free on Kindle Unlimited.

(Disclaimer: I have borrowed this book from Kindle Unlimited for personal use)

His Very Convenient Bride – A Book Review

Title: His Very Convenient Bride
Author: Sophie Pembroke
Publisher: Harlequin Romance
Release Date: January 6th 2015
Rating: 4/5 Stars

Overall I really enjoyed the story. The characters are well crafted, likeable and with just enough back story, so that their reaction to a given situation makes sense. The story – a young woman, deciding to step into her sister’s place, in an arranged business marriage – is far-fetched, but entertaining, and delivered in a charming way. Up until the end of the book, after drama, and tension occurred, the book was well paced, an emotional rollercoaster ride, exactly what I hope for in a romance novel.
The part that kept me from giving it five stars though, was that at the very end, the Author rushed the happy ending somewhat, not enough to make it seem like she was running out of material, but just enough to be a little disappointed.
In short, if the Author works a little on her endings – and I mean, just extending them a little, for a better flow – I would have called this one of the best traditional romance novels I have read in a while.
Side note: This novel is tame in comparison with its contemporary peers. If you are looking for more steam of the physical nature, this is not your book. I personally think, this book did fine without the detailed description of love-making.

This book was made available to me, via NetGalley, in turn for an honest review. Thank you.