Tuesday, 16 January 2018

TMST


Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion post on Rainy Day Ramblings where Rainy discuss a wide range of topics from books to blogging. Weigh in and join the conversation by adding your thoughts in the comments. If you want to do your own post, grab the question and answer it on your blog.

January 16th: What books or series that are languishing in your TBR are you finally going to try this year?

With TBR I obviously only think of the books I actually own. No series there that has been there for ages, no books that has been there for ages either. I spent the last 3 years going through my TBR so I could get down to a "normal" number.

Then there are the ebooks that we do NOT count and I have no idea what I have so who knows about those.

So honestly nothing has been languishing

Edit. Ack! This went live before I had finished it! Haha. Baby S had her 8 month check up and I totally forgot I meant to check things. Oh well. We say it is finished !


Baby S watching Luci


Monday, 15 January 2018

Audio: Cherish Hard - Nalini Singh

Sailor Bishop has only one goal for his future – to create a successful landscaping business. No distractions allowed. Then he comes face-to-face and lips-to-lips with a woman who blushes like an innocent… and kisses like pure sin.

Ísa Rain craves a man who will cherish her, aches to create a loving family of her own. Trading steamy kisses with a hot gardener in a parking lot? Not the way to true love. Then a deal with the devil (aka her CEO-mother) makes Ísa a corporate VP for the summer. Her main task? Working closely with a certain hot gardener.

And Sailor Bishop has wickedness on his mind.

As Ísa starts to fall for a man who makes her want to throttle and pounce on him at the same time, she knows she has to choose – play it safe and steady, or risk all her dreams and hope Sailor doesn’t destroy her heart. 

Audio CD, 10 h
Published January 9th 2018 (first published November 14th 2017)
Hard Play #1
Contemporary romance
For review
My thoughts
At first I was unsure, for a few minutes, why, dunno, then I was caught in a wicked web. I loved the accents and I totally believed she was a man at times. But first the story.

Isa sees a hot gardener and wants to take a chance. Well I say you go Isa! Every girl should listen to that demon on their shoulder for once. She was there for everyone else, her entire family, but she forgot about herself. And I liked Isa, we would have been total bffs!

Speaking of Isa, I do wish Nayna and her man would get a story. See there is this backstory with Isa's friend when they go to a party and that story should totes have been a book of its own. 

Sailor, oh he sounded hot hot hot as sin! Driven and hot *coughs*. He wants her and he is going for it. Yay. Awww he was such a sweetie!

Awww they were made for each other!

Conclusion:
I enjoyed it :D

Narrator Justine OKeef
Well like I said, she totally sounded like Sailor. And I liked her Isa accent too (as Isa grow up in Icelandic so it was this nice mix). And how does not want to listen to a NZ accent. If she did it right I do not know but I sure liked listening to her


Sunday, 14 January 2018

Carole's Sunday Review: The Honorable Mr Darcy


Author: Jennifer Joy 

Title: The Honorable Mr. Darcy (Meryton Mystery #1)
Genre: Historical Romance, Mystery, & PP Variance
Pages: ebook
Published: October 2016
Where I Got It: My shelf (Amazon Freebie)

Lieutenant George Wickham is dead. 


The shot rings out in Wickham's tent as the good citizens of Meryton dance the night away at Mr. Bingley's Netherfield ball. The only person who can confirm Fitzwilliam Darcy's alibi faces the loss of her reputation and her freedom if she comes forward. 



Convinced that her sole motive is the pursuit of justice— and not her growing attraction to Mr. Darcy— Elizabeth Bennet begins an investigation to clear his name and evade an unwanted marriage. 



If Darcy didn’t shoot Wickham in cold blood, who did? Which of Longbourn’s neighbors is not who they seem? 



With a killer on the loose, can Elizabeth avoid being the next victim as she comes closer to revealing the truth?




A P&P variation and a murder mystery all in one? How could I possibly resist this???? Also! It was a freebie, sooooo yeah…no choice. 


The story starts pretty standardly, but then things get all crazy when Darcy and Lizzy end up in a compromising position locked in a library together at a ball. Whoops. In order to not get discovered, Darcy jumps through the window and sneaks back into the ball and starts asking where Lizzy is. All at the same time as Darcy is shimming down the side of the building, Wickham is being murdered. Oh dear indeed. 



Darcy needs to clear his name but he promised he wouldn’t share the secret between him and Lizzy with the world. Things get worrisome and then there are two…no three huge plot twists in the end. I suspected one of the three things. I was wrong on who I thought the murderer was. Kuddos to the author. I was WAY off. It was a good. I feel she took the easy way out on that one. But alas, you won’t guess it. 



I also didn’t like the one twist. Really? It felt rushed and added last minute. Maybe have that be a reveal in the next book or something. Meh. 



This did keep me on my toes. I had no idea what the truth was or how it was going to come to light especially if they don’t tell what happened and where Darcy really was at midnight. Gentleman to the end I swear!



P&Ps are always fun. I love seeing all the characters. I am happy Kitty got her HEA. I wonder what will happen to Lydia now that Wickham was murdered before they could elope? Mhmmm. Intriguing. I do want to read the next one. I do have a suitor in mind for her. Same with Mary. Mary needs a HEA. 



\This was longer then it had to be honestly. There were some extremely dull moments. A little snip here and there would’ve helped the story flow a hair better. Overall though, I was invested in the journey so I kept going. 



Ugh. They need a new cover. Bleh. Sure the guy is kinda cute? Maybe? But so boring and doesn’t capture the murder mystery of this romance!



In the end, this was fun. It had some BIG twists I didn’t see coming. A fun journey with a few dull moments, but overall fun. I want to read the next one. There is another murder that will need to be solved!! Go Lizzy! Go Darcy! I’ll give this 3 stars. 









Saturday, 13 January 2018

Saturday Movie Review: Kubo and the two strings

A young boy named Kubo must locate a magical suit of armour worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past.
Director: Travis Knight
Writers: Marc Haimes (screenplay by), Chris Butler (screenplay by)
Stars: Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, Matthew McConaughey  / 

2016

1 h 41 min

animation/adventure/family/fantasy/action

My thoughts:
I should written this at once! Now it has been days and all my pretty thoughts are gone, so short here I come!

I like the way it was animated and origami magic was so cool!

I did not think I would like it as much as I did. A really good story that surprised me. Funny and touching.

Totes recommend it!!



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