Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Dawn of a Dark Knight - Review & Giveaway

Welcome to a new review.

If you like paranormal romance, this book is for you. I have to thank the author for the copy and for giving the chance to one lucky winner to read this amazing story.
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Dawn of a Dark Knight 
 by Zoe Forward
Dawn of a Dark Knight
In the shadows of our world, a secret band of warriors fights to protect us. They are the last line of defense against an evil no human can stop.

An ancient nemesis has resurfaced. Duty demands that Ashor Vlahos, Scimitar Magi commander, recruit a magical healer to fortify the remaining eight magi. The gods' choice is the woman who helped him escape torture a decade ago. 
Ashor couldn't have imagined a better punishment for his vow-breaker homicidal incidents than for the gods to bind him irrevocably to the only woman in the universe he cannot have. The soul-searing desire she ignites in him is strictly forbidden.
Kira Hardy, M.D. is a brilliant, hardworking internal med resident with big secrets. But when Ashor asks for aid after a brutal daemon attack, she is sucked into his dangerous, secret world. Enslavement to the magi, no matter how hot they are, may be an unattractive life plan, but being targeted for death by their enemies is less tolerable.

She must trust the sexy, tormented Ashor to keep her safe while he must deny his ultimate desire and keep Kira at arm's length lest he bring destruction down on them both. As a centuries-old evil catches up to them, they face a crucial decision--follow the gods' rules or follow their hearts.

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MY REVIEW

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Saying that Dawn of A Dark Knight is a paranormal romance would be an understatement because this book is a thrilling, sexy and exciting story.

This book presents us a different kind of paranormal. Here we have a new world, described and created by the author in an excellent style, where Scimitar Magus, an Order of Assassins, Daemons and Egyptian Gods are real. It’s an original and fresh idea with a solid plot and very well thought.

At first I was a bit overwhelm by all the names and the different types of assassins but once I continue with the story I got used to them and could difference one from another.

We have two main characters: Ashor and Kira. Ashor Vlahos, the Scimitar Magi commander, is the alpha male you expect. He is the embodiment of sexiness and every girl's dream. He is protective, brave, mysterious and way too sexy. His dark side is gaining strength and the only thing that could help him is finding his soul mate.

Kira, a future doctor with a secrete power. Her ability to heal others always made her feel different and out of place. Her knowledge of the Magi world will lead her through a fantastic journey where magic, ancient Gods and demons are everyday thing.

As you imagine, there is an intense and always present sexual tension between Kira and Ashor. It increases as the story moves on until it reaches a point where the thermometers would explode. This tension is one of the strongest point of the story, however, there is a moment where is just too much. They are surrounded by all kinds of danger, people are getting hurt and they can’t overpass or put their tension aside. Luckily, the wait is totally worth it and the scenes make you forget all the previous annoyance.

The rest of the characters are amazing. The other Magis are incredible; each one has a defined personality and more than once they steal the spotlight.

Like I said the writing style is great, engaging and easy to follow. It has a fast rhythm without going too quick. The characters are amazing with awesome dialogues and actions that made them look mature and real. It also has great scenarios and powerful sexy scenes.

And the bad guys... well, they are pretty evil. Also, they are a great addition to the story and made it more interesting.

This is a must for all the paranormal romance lovers out there.

BTW, being an adult story so it has sexual content and a lot of violence.

I can't wait for book two.

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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Justice (Deck of Lies #1) GIVEAWAY

GIVEAWAY TIME!!!

As I said many times before Deck of Lies by Jade Varden is one of my favorites Contemporary-Mystery-YA series. And to celebrate that I finally read the last book I'm giving away 5 kindle copies to some lucky people.


JUSTICE (Deck of Lies # 1) 

by JADE VARDEN.

A House of Cards...
When you build an entire life on a foundation of lies, it only takes one truth for the whole thing to come crashing down. I never invited the truth in. I never went searching for it. I never had any reason to suspect that the two people I loved most were dishonest with me every second of every day.
I made one bad decision, and in a single day my entire world changed. If I'm ever going to discover the truth about myself and my parents, I have to trace all the lies back to their source. I have to try to find the truth that they're hiding.
The more I discover about myself, and my past, the more I realize that lies really are better than the truth. But now that I know the lies are all around me, I can't stop until I've discovered them all. I'll pull each lie away, one by one, and examine it to see what's underneath…until this house of cards crumbles into dust at my feet. 
I just hope I can survive the crash.


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                                                *******
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Friday, July 26, 2013

Judgment (Deck of Lies #4) - Review

HAPPY FRIDAY!
Today I have a review for the last book in an amazing series. Deck of Lies by Jade Varden is one of my favorites series and I totally recommend it for those who like Contemporary YA.
This is about the last book in the series so it might have spoilers from the other three books.

Also I'm planning a giveaway for the first book so don't forget to visit my blog TOMORROW.

You can read my other reviews if you like.

  • (Deck of Lies # 1) Justice
  • (Deck of Lies # 2) The Tower 
  • (Deck of Lies #3) Death 
  • Judgment (Deck of Lies #4) 
     by Jade Varden
    Judgment (Deck of Lies #4)
    Cashing Out.

    Do I swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth?
    How can I, when the truth will destroy us all? Now that I’ve started telling lies, I can’t stop. Not until all this is over, and I’m free of the family that never felt like mine. Maybe it’s wrong. Maybe I’m a bad person.


    But it’s definitely the only way I’m ever going to escape them. I have to take the opportunity, no matter how terrible it is...don’t I?


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    MY REVIEW.
    My rating: 5 of 5 stars.

    The end of a series is always the worst part because you want the answers to all your questions, you want closure for all the characters and most important you want an ending without clichés or obvious formulas. I’m so glad to say that Jade Varden made an Excellent, Outstanding, Marvelous, and all the adjectives you can think of, writing Judgment.

    The trial has come; the truth is about to come out and Rain will finally have the revenge she deserves. We continue discovering more twist and lies. The web of secrets it's getting more complicated and messier but this time Rain will get what she wants.

    Judgment is a fast pacing book, with a well written, believable and entertaining trial. The ending comes naturally and with a lot of surprises. With the same writing style, the same intensity and excitement as the previous installments, book four is the perfect finale for one of the best YA series I ever read.

    The characters I came to love and cherish through the series are now who they were destined to be. Rain has become a mature, secure and confident woman with an As under her sleeve. Some secondary characters will play a significant role in the story to bring closure and peace for all of us.

    During the whole series the author made a great job surprising us, every new revelation was smart, well placed, breathtaking and most of the times unexpected. This book is not the exception because it has quite a few breathtaking scenes.

    I could write thousands of words about all the greatness of this book but I don’t want to spoil much. If you liked the other books you MUST, I mean is vital that you read the ending.

    Overall, Judgment (or to be more specifics the Deck of Lies series) is a masterpiece. With excellent writing, amazing characters, a real and believable world that proves that YA can be more than simple romance. A story about friendship, family, love, life changing decisions, the consequences of our actions and mostly about Life and all its comings and goings.

    Monday, July 22, 2013

    Murder on Olympus - Review

    Welcome back! it's the perfect time for a new review :)
    I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher (DragonFairy Press) and I couldn't be happier because it's a great book.
    Keep reading and find out more about the book and the author. 

    Murder on Olympus (Plato Jones #1) 
     by Robert B. Warren
    Murder on Olympus
    At first glance, the Gods of Olympus are as different from one another as salt is from sugar. Despite their bickering, they share a universal bond, a thread of commonality that unites them.
    They’re all jerks.
    After a stint with the Olympic Bureau of Investigation, Plato Jones is through with the Gods and their political games. Against his protests, he's drawn into a murder investigation, where the murderer's targets are the Gods themselves.
    Plato has cracked some tough cases: exposing cheating spouses, capturing treasonous heretics, hunting three-headed dogs. But this time he’s in over his head. How can he solve a crime that’s impossible to commit? And what chance does Plato—a mere mortal—have against something powerful enough to kill a God?


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    *****
    MY REVIEW.

    My rating: 4 of 5 stars

    Murder on Olympus is a refreshing, original story that presents gods and goddess that lives among us. A former worker of the Olympic Bureau of Investigation, Plato Jones is now a private investigator. After Gods start appearing dead he sees himself involved again with them and their world.

    In the world created by Robert B. Warren, The Gods of Olympus are celebrities, they are known by the whole world, the paparazzis follow them everywhere and “they cannot be killed” (until now). This world seems real, is totally believable, interesting, exciting, funny and intriguing. Is easy to imagine it and you want to know more and more.

    This is a story that moves really fast, with twist and several surprises. The mystery is sustained during the whole book and there are no obvious answers. The author did a great work writing a story that gains intensity as it moves on.

    This book has a really good writing style, the words float smoothly and the reading is easy and engaging. It’s a story with great dialogues, comical situations and a bit of action.

    The characters are amazing. Plato, the main character, is likeable and well described. He is an adult with real problems, a divorced man with a great sense of humor. His friends and the rest of the characters are equally fantastic. You will meet a different Hercules, Hermes, Ares, Aphrodite among others.

    Overall, this is an excellent written book, with great doses of humor and mystery. It’s a must for lovers of mythology and detectives' adventures. I will be waiting for the next adventure of Plato Jones.

    Friday, July 19, 2013

    Brood X - Review

    Happy Friday!!!
    It's time for the last review of the week. I received a physical copy from the author and some extra gifts. However, I didn't like the story that much :(
    Here is my review.
    Brood X 
     by Michael Phillip Cash
    Brood X
    Seth is laid off from work. His wife Lara just found out they are expecting a baby this summer. Seth plans on documenting the entire pregnancy with his brand new digital camcorder. 
    During an evening home watching television, the news reports that a swarm of cicada (Brood Ten) are expected to overwhelm the entire Northeast.
    Brood Ten is vicious and ready to invade.
    During a sweltering summer night, Brood Ten emerges and wreaks havoc with the electric grid, phone and cell service, wi-fi, food and water supply. Civilization as they know it is gone.
    Seth and Lara are thrown back to the stone age in their own home with trillions of cicada trying to deposit their eggs and breed.
    Fast paced and filled with tension, Brood Ten is the perfect summer read when you’re sitting outside listening to the cicadas sing.


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    *****
    MY REVIEW.


    Brood X is supposed to be a horror or thriller book however it fails in various points. I’m not saying that it is a bad book, on the contrary, I think is a quite entertaining book but it has some flaws.

    Seth and his wife Lara have just found out they are expecting a baby which gives Seth the perfect opportunity to use camcorder to record the whole pregnancy. While reports of a future invasion of cicadas are all over the news they keep on with their lives and getting ready for the new baby.

    The story has like two different moments, first we read about this couple and their daily lives with the cicadas in a secondary place and then we have the real story. Once the cicadas made their appearance the book becomes more interesting and exciting. The problem is that the cicadas make their entrance after two thirds of the story. For me the invasion is to short, it takes too long to happen and it’s not as scary as I thought it would be.

    The characters are other factor I had a hard time with. They are flat and annoying, most of the time they don’t sound like adults and they lack deepness. However, they do have hilarious dialogues because they have childish conversations and Seth has the most curious and funniest thoughts.

    The writing style is good. It’s really simple, easy to follow, not as engaging as I would like but you can read it very fast.

    Overall, Brood X is in my opinion a failed horror-thriller book with some highs and lows. The first half was more a humor story than other thing and I like it in general. The second part is where the doses of horror, suspense and drama come.

    An important thing is that it’s a really fast read because it has a scrip style or sense of movie. I think that the whole story would have worked better as a movie than it did as a book, which is the reason why I could finish it. I enjoyed it a bit because it has this movie vibe that made it bearable.

    Wednesday, July 17, 2013

    Torn (The Caregiver, #2) - Review

    Welcome back!
    It's time for a new review. This time I had the pleasure to read and review an excellent spies book. I read it in only 2 days and let me tell you it was AMAZING!!!! I love when sequels blow your mind like that.
    Read my review for book 1: HERE.


    Torn (The Caregiver, #2) 
     by Astrid 'Artistikem' Cruz
    Torn (The Caregiver, #2)
    When she pulled the trigger on her supervisor, Scarlett thought she was saving the life of the man she loves while at the same time freeing herself from her duties with the Interpol. She couldn't have been more wrong.

    Now a new boss has stepped in, assigning her to a mission that will reveal the truth of her recruitment with the agency and forcing her to fly to Puerto Rico to meet with her grandfather, world famous hit man, Adrian Lang.

    For Armand, it's the perfect wedding destination and an opportunity to help her mend her relationship with her grandfather. For her, it's an open invitation for both friends and foes from the past to drag her back into the hell she fought so hard to leave behind.

    Yet one question troubles her the most: Will her relationship with Armand remain unchanged after her past is exposed?

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    *****
    MY REVIEW.

    My rating: 4 of 5 stars

    I love when you think a book can’t get any better and somehow something happens and you realized you were so wrong… That sentence could sum up my feeling about Torn. Book two in The Caregiver series is an excellent tale of spies, secret agencies, action and love.

    The story picks up right after the ending of book one. There are no blanks between them so you should read the previous installment in order to fully enjoy the story. From that point we submerge in a dark, dangerous and very intriguing world. While we discover Scarlett’s past we are forced to read about a lot of suffering, pain, torture, violence and more.

    Scarlett becomes a more complete character. I like her more than last time, she feels more tridimensional, with honest and sincere emotions. Armand takes a bigger role, showing us more about him and proving that mob men can be good guys too.

    Bring the story to Puerto Rico was a smart choice, it gives a different vibe and we can get to know more characters. Every single person is well described; they all have defined personalities and awesome dialogues.

    It has a very fast rhythm with an amazing writing style that creates a vivid, colorful and believable world. It is really easy to picture the story as one of those famous TV shows or maybe a great spies’ movie. It has all the ingredients: great characters, fantastic dialogues and settings, chases, guns, explosions and surprises everywhere.

    It is important to say that the story has great doses of cruelty and brutality, like I said before; we witness violence, torture and a there is a lot of blood involved. It makes the story even better but sometimes I had to take a moment before continue. The scenes are really good despite not being extremely graphic or being full of clichés. To make things even better it has an exhilarating ending that leaves you speechless and waiting for the next book.

    Overall, Torn is an excellent book because it’s intriguing, exciting, surprising and well written. Also, I should say that it is much better than book one. Even though I liked The Caregiver #1, the sequel really surpasses it and put the bar on a much higher level.

    Friday, July 12, 2013

    The Dark Night Whispers - Review

    HAPPY FRIDAY!!!
    I'm a bit sad because my winter break is almost over, which means I'm going back to classes and work :( Anyway, here is a new review. I have to thank the author for sending me book two in the series.


    The Dark Night Whispers (The Whispers #2)
     by Joanna Mazurkiewicz

    Read my review for book 1: HERE.
    The Dark Night Whispers (The Whispers Series, #2)
    This year Ania is hoping to snap out of her depressed mood. She spends her summer locked up in her room, thinking about Gabriel who is somewhere between life and death.
    So when Adam, Gabriel’s best friend, turns up on her doorstep and tells her that he can take her to him, Ania refuses because she can’t go through the same hell again. Her heart has already been ripped out of her chest.
    She returns to Swansea to start another year at University, but her education is not the most important thing – she ends up getting more involved in the new and dangerous world of the Sprites. This year doesn’t seem to be any easier than the last one, and on top of everything else, she has to find the cure for the Iron curse before Gabriel’s life will end forever.
    All at once, Ania is juggling her University work, investigating the kidnapping of a young girl from America for the University paper and trying to fight with the attraction to a handsome blond-haired Sprite who has appeared in her life so unexpectedly.

    To confuse Ania even more, she is finding well-known fairy tales in her pocket. They don’t seem to make any sense until she makes a decision to follow her emotions and start looking for her real family.

    Will she ever get to the end of this emotional rollercoaster?



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    *****
    MY REVIEW.

    My rating: 4 of 5 stars

    Ania is back, or sort of like it, we find her really depressed after Gabriel was left almost dead. Now she has to move on with her life knowing there is a whole other world out there that only she can see. Returning to Swansea and trying to forgive her mother will be more than she can handle. However, she will have to do it while she tries to save her love one, finds herself involve with another Sprite and search her biological parents… and again somehow her life is in danger.

    The Dark Night Whispers is the prefect sequel, we discover more about the Sprites' world, more about Ania’s past and more characters appear. Adam, Gabriel’s best friend, is her new guardian but does a lousy job at it, yet he introduces her to Victoria. She is a sweet Sprite who serves the purposes of a best friend for Ania. And the addition of Aideen is fantastic; he is a little creepy but sexy and mysterious nonetheless.

    The story is really good, it has a solid plot, and it continues with the story without inconsistencies besides, if you read the first one is really easy to follow. With the same writing style, the book is full of descriptions, believable dialogues and situations and it has an even rhythm.

    As the previous book it has a mature tone, with hot scenes and intense feelings. It is a rollercoaster of emotions, action, danger, excitement, sadness and all you can imagine.

    I have to say that sometimes it does feel a bit long, it has extended descriptions and days going by with not much happening. Like I've read the first book I was prepared for this because I already knew the author’s style but I do know that some people might find it a bit hard to read.

    Overall, another great job by Joanna. Oh! And like the first one it has a HUGE cliffhanger that will leave you waiting for book three.

    Wednesday, July 10, 2013

    The Hornet Slayer - Review

    Time for review of book 2. I posted my review for book one last Monday :) I have to say that I enjoyed The Hornet Slayer much more than the previous one.
    There is a book three planned and I'm sure I will be reading it.
    Thanks to the author for sending me the copies of both books.

    The Hornet Slayer 
    by F.J. Wilson

    The Hornet Slayer...
    Will a forbidden love on the fringes of society stand the test of time?
    “The music was working its magic in the hot afternoon and she moved to the slow beat of its wonderfully flowing rhythm. She could feel the insane heat in his eyes without turning around. He stood, cupped her breasts and gently ran his hands over and under the swell of them, weighing them in his hands, surprised at the heaviness. She laid her head back against him and her hair fell across his chest. Drew’s erection was almost painful. Oh dear sweet Jesus, so this was why Adam was thrown out of Eden, what a ride that must’ve been”.
    Drew Down, an accomplished son of a rich Kentucky planter, is destined to be the richest man in America; however, his life-long love for Daisy, a young, beautiful slave on his grandparent’s plantation, threatens to unravel their world and destroy their families. In this sweeping saga beginning with his lessons with the beautiful courtesan Celeste in the house of her grandmother, Celestine, the Civil War, the collapse of King Cotton, and exiles to Europe, two lovers struggle to be true to their hearts despite society’s disapproval.


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    MY REVIEW.

    My rating: 4 of 5 stars

    The Hornet Slayer is book two in the series written by F.J. Wilson and let me tell you I liked it more than book one. Despite being a book that follows the line of a historical romance set in New Orleans, the characters on this installment are way better and interesting.

    Drew, the grandson of Andrew a nice character we met on the first book, is sent to New Orleans to learn how to treat a woman under the care of Celeste (who is Celestine granddaughter). There, he discovers passion and a new life but the most important thing is that he finally realizes how much he loves his best childhood friend Daisy.

    There are so many good things about this book. I enjoyed the twists, the coming and going, how well the prejudices, the forbidden love and the odd friendships are portrayed. It has a similar writing style to the previous book and it has the same rhythm issues, sometimes it goes really fast and others times is slower.

    Drew and Daisy are two likeable characters who made a lot of mistakes but they are enjoyable and funny. There are some secondary characters who sometime steal the spotlight because they have great scenes and roles in the story. It’s good to see the characters grow older and discover latter in the story how they ended up where they are.

    Also, during the first half Celeste has a really important role but in the second part of the book she has less relevance. It’s not something bad it’s just curious, I’d imagined she will be the leading lady but I understand why the story goes at it does.

    There is also a lot of passion and hot scenes which have a more balanced tone than the first time. There is an equilibrium in the intensity and action which is good.

    Despite some formatting errors (that maybe only my edition has) I enjoyed this book. Like I said this series is recommendable for those who like historical romance.

    Monday, July 8, 2013

    Celestine: The House on rue du Maine - Review

    Happy Monday!
    Welcome to a new week, today I have a review for the first book on a series by F.J. Wilson. I have to thank the author for sending me copies of the first two. I like the second more but you will have to wait for my review.

    Celestine: The House on rue du Maine
    by F.J. Wilson

    Celestine: The House on rue du MaineIn 1795 New Orleans, the Spanish controlled city struggles to rebuild after two devastating fires, and a young teenage girl is just as determined to leave her past behind and start anew.
    Celestine, the daughter of a Mississippi River prostitute spends most of her time hating herself, her life and the dirty men who rut with her mama. When she turns thirteen and her mama informs her she’ll be servicing the very men she hates and fears, she has no other option but to run to the good nuns of the Ursulines Convent where for the first time she encounters kindness and a different kind of life.
    After meeting the dashing ship captain Maurice Dubois, a man with his own past demons to reckon with, Celestine allows herself to be truly loved for the first time. But when a shocking turn of events leaves her once again with nothing more than her own wits to survive, Celestine begins to realize the power her intoxicating beauty gives her over men including the debonair and infamous pirate Jean Lafitte.
    It’s this very power that Celestine learns to capitalize on to begin a new career...not as the common riverfront lady of the night her mother had been...but as the most sought after courtesan in all of New Orleans.

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    MY REVIEW.

    My rating: 3 of 5 stars.

    Celestine is a good historical romance situated in the eighteen century New Orleands. In a time where slavery was real and pirates too, a woman will do everything she thinks right for her and her family.

    After running away from an awful childhood, Celestine grows up to be a decent and respectful young woman under the care of the Ursulines Nuns. The Convent has been her home since she was a runaway teenager and now she needs to decide what to do, either she marries a suitable man or she joins the convent. Her friend and life have some surprises for Celestine because after meeting Captain Maurice Dubois her life will not be the same.

    Celestine’s story is quite a ride, full of unexpected situations, misunderstandings and love. The Captain falls in love with her from the moment he sees her and will have to gain her trust in order to marry her. Her past will confuse her and will cause a lot of confusion and misinterpretation.

    This book presents a very voluble and sort of funny woman. Celestine makes the strangest of choices and has a tendency to see the worst in people. She is the living proof of always ask before you assume anything. I honestly did not like her very much but only because is so easy to be mad at her and her attitude. It takes her too much time to figure out what she needs to do for a living and often does not see what is in front of her.

    For me the inclusion of pirate Jean Lafitte to the story is the best part. He is a great character, both selfish and caring at the same time. He really makes the story better, not only is a pirate he is also a main reason of why Celestine becomes who she is at the end.

    It has a smooth written style, easy to read with a nice but sometimes slow rhythm. The romance and love scenes are not always the same, there are scenes full of details and a sense of tension and other that goes fast.

    Overall, is a good read if you like historical romance.

    Friday, July 5, 2013

    Only Forever - Review

    Only Forever (Short Stories) 
     by Kimberly Kinrade

    Only Forever
    One Girl + One Boy + One Pair of Bellbottoms = True Love

    Her life fell apart after her ex-husband came out of the closet and admitted to being gay, leaving her to raise two young children alone.


    His life was stagnant, engaged to a woman he didn't love as he wondered what tomorrow would bring.

    When fate intervenes to show them their destiny, the biggest surprise is fate's chosen catalyst: A pair of bellbottoms.

    Inspired by a true love story, Only Forever will have even the coldest skeptic believing in happily ever afters.


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    ******
    MY REVIEW.

    My rating: 4 of 5 stars

    A really sweet and loving love story that renews your faith in true happiness. It deserves so many stars because I love the writer and because it was an anniversary gifts made out of love and admiration.

    Of course it is a really short story but what makes it so special is that it is a true story. Knowing that things like this happen in the real world makes you believe anything is possible.

    Sometimes life surprises with things like a pair of pants and you end up having what you always wanted and deserved.

    Anyone who loves a sweet and fast love story should read this and also those whose hopes on love are fading :)

    A really nice work by the loving and amazing Kimberly.

    Monday, July 1, 2013

    Kiss Me in Paris - REVIEW

    It's no secret that I love Kimberly's work but now she joins her husband to bring us a fantastic series. I have to say that I'm so grateful they sent me a copy because this book is AMAZING.
    I laughed, cried, got mad and shocked more than once. I absolutely LOVED this book.
    I wish they continue having a successful and happy marriage but above all I hope the continue creating such magical worlds.

    Kiss Me in Paris (Kiss Me Series)
    by Kimberly Kinrade & Dmytry Karpov.

    Kiss Me in Paris (Kiss Me Series, New Adult Contemporary Romance Novel)
    When the city of love brings two lost souls together, only their darkest secrets can tear them apart. Winter Deveaux tried love once. It didn't end well. Unable to open herself up to another heartbreak, she hides in her romance novels as she struggles to break out as a real author.
    She thinks Paris holds the answer to a new start, but when her nightmare follows her across the world, she's forced to face the darkness living like cancer inside her soul. If she doesn't, she might miss her chance to become the kind of writer she's always wanted to be. But more than that, she'll miss out on the greatest love she's ever known. 
    Cade Savage is heir to the largest ranching family in Texas. Part cowboy, part architect, Cade has his feet forever in two worlds. When he receives an acceptance letter from the school of his dreams, he must decide between family and destiny. 
    But ghosts from his past still haunt him, and circumstances beyond his control may decide his fate. 

    When Winter and Cade meet, everything they believe about life, love and what it means to be happy is put to the test. Will the magic of Paris pull these two lost souls together? Or will their darkest secrets tear them apart?

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    MY REVIEW.

    My rating: 5 of 5 stars.

    They say that love conquers it all. How much of that affirmation is true??? For Winter and Cade love will be the fuel that impulse them to take their life by the horns and do whatever it takes to be happy.

    Kiss me in Paris is a sweet, exciting, fun, entertaining, loving and passional romance novel. This is the story of two broken souls, people whose path will cross in the fantastic city of Paris. An educational summer program will be the perfect excuse to set them in a scenario that comes to life by its own. Winter and Cade will discover themselves, helping each other to learn about life, forgiveness, letting go and above all about LOVE.

    Two amazing characters whose personalities and actions make them seem like real people. They are so well described that is almost impossible not to like them and picture them as people you might know. The story has alternative points of view so you get to see both sides and also it makes them more substantial.

    The story not only includes great characters, dialogues and settings. It has a solid plot with a huge component of feelings and emotions. There are scenes with such force that will make you cry and others which make you laugh. The authors made an excellent work creating a world though words that escape the pages and transport you to a magical place.

    The love is palpable at every page, it grows little by little, it leaves you hanging and breathless and the most relevant fact is that the relationship and love are believable all the time.

    Another high point is the construction of the characters’ past. Kimberly and Dmytry really get to build them a genuine journey, a past that makes them who they are today.

    I should warn that Kiss me in Paris is a book for mature readers because it has a few scenes with a HIGH temperature, scenes which I loved because they fit perfectly in the story but they might not be suitable for immature readers. These scenes are AMAZING, with a passion that goes beyond the pages and leaves you gasping for air.

    There are so many good things to say but I leave it up to you to discover this fantastic story.

    I absolutely fell in love with this romance book. If you are looking for a new-adult book that leaves you with your heart in your hands and speechless, this book is for you.

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