Dating the It guy by Krysten Lindsay Hager – Book Review

Hello Booklovers!!!!

Another book review is here. Thanking the author, Krysten Hager for sending me the free ebook, in exchange for an honest review.

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Synopsis

Emme is a sophomore in high school who starts dating, Brendon Agretti, the popular senior who happens to be a senator’s son and well-known for his good looks. Emme feels out of her comfort zone in Brendon’s world and it doesn’t help that his picture perfect ex, Lauren, seems determined to get back into his life, along with every other girl who wants to be the future Mrs. Agretti. Emme is already conflicted due to the fact her last boyfriend cheated on her and her whole world is off kilter with her grandpa’s health issues. Life suddenly seems easier keeping Brendon away and relying on her crystals and horoscopes to guide her. Emme soon starts to realize she needs to focus less on the stars and more on her senses. Can Emme get over her insecurities and make her relationship work? Life sure is complicated when you’re dating the it guy.

My Review

After being cheated by her ex-boyfriend, Emma is reluctant to date another guy again. She meets Brendon, one of the most famous boys in her school. Lots of girls closely tail Brendon not to mention his ex-girlfriend. She has many insecurities in relationships. Emma goes through many things in her life. Her grandmother is hospitalized and her grandfather is showing symptoms of Dementia. She is very close to her grandparents and finds it difficult to cope with all these drama going on in her life.

Emma believes in numerology, horoscopes and crystals. She tries to find solutions to her problems in them. Finally she believes that all the stars are in her favour, since she finds her soul mate.

Emma is a wonderful girl, who loves her family. She goes thorough many ups and downs in her life. She is a vegan, believes in horoscopes, loves her family and pretty much concerns about good grades in class. I loved how the character of  Emma has been created. She speaks volumes about hidden problems, insecurities in life and dealing with them.

The story is wonderful and the characters too. There is a deeper meaning to the plot, and important life lessons for the readers.

My Rating

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Read this amazing book, and if you have already read it, leave your thoughts in the comments below. I would love to hear from you.

Until the next post,

XOXOX

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Ice Wolves (Elementals #1) by Amie Kaufman – Book Review

Hello Booklovers!!!

As you can see, I am enjoying my holidays and has started to read all the books that I could not read for the past few months. I was able to read yet, another book, and thought of writing the review straight away. Without further a do, let’s head into the review.

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Synopsis

Everyone in Vallen knows that ice wolves and scorch dragons are sworn enemies who live deeply separate lives.

So when twelve-year-old orphan Anders takes one elemental form and his twin sister, Rayna, takes another, he wonders whether they are even related. Still, whether or not they’re family, Rayna is Anders’s only true friend. She’s nothing like the brutal, cruel dragons who claimed her as one of their own and stole her away.

In order to rescue her, Anders must enlist at the foreboding Ulfar Academy, a school for young wolves that values loyalty to the pack above all else. But for Anders, loyalty is more complicated than obedience, and friendship is the most powerful shapeshifting force of all. (from Goodreads)

My Review

The story begins by introducing the two main characters of  the story, Anders and Rayna. They are twins who live on the streets, and depends on each other to survive. The bond between them is so deep and heart warming.

I loved both of the characters and the qualities that they posses. The most fascinating thing about them was the deep bond that connects them to each other. They live in a city and a time where there is a constant battle between the Ice wolves and the Scorch Dragons. When both Andres and Rayna gets to know about their true identity; Andres, an Ice Wolf and Rayna, a Scorch Dragon, they are too caught between the battles.

This is my very first book by Amie Kaufman and I must say she has a very strong sense of writing. The characters were well crafted and the story was interesting. Which is why I was able to complete it in a such short period of time. I felt that the story is focused more on the young readers, but anyone can get a hold of it and make it as a quick read.

Apart from the characters, what I enjoyed most about the story was the multicultural city that they lived in. It was full of hustle and bustle and filled with action. I pretty much enjoyed everything about it. Specially how the people lived peacefully. The second thing which I enjoyed in the story was, the life of the Ulfar Academy. It reminded me a lot about the life of Hogwarts, in Harry Potter.

Overall I pretty much enjoyed the whole story, plot, characters and all the details. I would highly recommend this book.

My Rating

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(5/5 Stars) Tremendous, I like it very much.

 

I hope you enjoyed and do leave your thoughts and ideas in the comments below.

Until the next post,

XOXOX

Hasanthi

6 Free eBooks for this Christmas!

Hello All!!!

My last post was about 5 books from one of my favorite authors, Carole Matthews. All those books were related to Christmas and to boost up your festive spirit. Today I thought of sharing 6 books which you can buy from Amazon free of charge.

Grab these books from Amazon today and enjoy your holiday!!!

1. Pastels and Jingle Bells by Christine S. Feldman

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Synopsis

Trish Ackerly never expected to cross paths with Ian Rafferty again, but when she spots the former bully of her childhood years through her bakery window, she thinks she may just have been given the best Christmas gift ever: the opportunity to finally give Ian the comeuppance he deserves.

But clearly she does not have a knack for this whole revenge thing, because before she can make good on her plans, Trish gets inadvertently drawn into Ian’s life in an unexpected way that lets her see just how different the man is from the boy he used to be. In fact, much to her astonishment, she actually starts to like the guy. A lot.

Trouble is, Ian doesn’t know who she really is, and explaining it to him is going to be a little difficult now—which is bad news, because Trish is starting to realize that all she really wants for Christmas this year… is Ian. (from Goodreads)

2. Silver Bells : a Rivers End Romance by C.J.Hunt

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Synopsis

Isaac MacAllister’s life revolves around building his business and doing his best to give his daughter Sara a strong sense of family. Over the years he’s had to learn how to keep their little family together on his own, but this Christmas Isaac is going to have some unexpected help.

Christmas blogger Jenna Murphy has one goal for the holidays this year: to get far away from anything to do with Christmas. Her website sale is done, and after 1,825 posts about the big C, it’s one “season” she never wants to celebrate again. She’s ready to start a new life, and the Big River Lodge seems like the perfect place for her to figure out the details. The lodge is isolated, she has her own private cabin, and no one in her family will know where she is.

But she didn’t plan on the highly distracting presence of Isaac MacAllister. Is Jenna going to let one sexy dad and his sweet kindergartener derail her plans for her holiday … and her life?

3. Tangled in Tinsel by Stacy Eaton

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Synopsis

Welcome to Celebration Township.

Casey Lowe is new in town and hiding from her past. Her next-door neighbor, Thad Wagner, is a sexy police officer, who is good with his hands, and his lips, but Casey refuses to get involved with a married man, and Thad can’t seem to understand why she keeps pushing him away. No matter how they try to stay apart, something keeps drawing them together. When an unexpected visitor shows up at Casey’s house the week before Christmas, her future is on the line. Will Thad figure it out in time to save her, or will Casey become a conspirator to a murderer?

 

4. A Christmas Gift by Stella Wilkinson (Short Story)

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Synopsis

Holly and Caleb had been best friends as children, growing up on the same street, but as teenagers they couldn’t be further apart. When Caleb unexpectedly asked Holly to help him pick out a Christmas gift for his girlfriend, neither of them anticipated where it would lead.

A young adult romantic comedy, from Stella Wilkinson, acclaimed author of The Flirting Games Series.

(Please note that this is a short story of approx 7000+ word)

 

 

5. Her Christmas Bonus by Rain Danvers (Short Story)

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Synopsis

Sage has been working at a high-tech firm in Newport Beach, CA for over two years as the only female director among three men. She is highly valued by her boss and she loves her job, but there’s a problem – she’s totally attracted to him and the stress is killing her. She’s taking three days off for the Christmas holiday and has posted her availability online, hoping to find a job when she returns. Before she can leave, she has to find her cell phone and she doesn’t know where she left it.

Terrance is the founder and owner of Templeton Designs and considers Sage so valuable to the company, he can’t afford to acknowledge the feelings he has for her. He’s stuck at the company this year when normally he would be enjoying the holiday in a warm, tropical location. It may be the year he finds a way to acknowledge the woman who holds his heart captive. (from Goodreads)

6. Killer Christmas by Harper Lin (includes Holiday drink recipes)

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Synopsis

After breaking up with hunky movie star Nick Doyle, Grammy Award-winning singer Emma Wild returns to her hometown for Christmas to get away from it all. In Hartfield, a small town in Ontario, Canada, she gets caught up in a murder case after a fan’s drink is poisoned at the Chocoholic Cafe, owned by Emma’s sister Mirabelle.

Who is the killer and was the drink originally intended for Emma?

To add to the chaos, Sterling Matthews is the detective on the case. He’d shattered her heart nine years ago and inspired all her hit singles, but now they must work together to find the murderer before the murderer finds Emma.

 

So, in today’s post I have included 6 books, – 2 of them are short stories for those who love to have a quick read in this holiday season.

If you have read any of these books and if you are hoping to, do leave a comment below. I would love to hear about your thoughts and ideas too.

All the above mentioned books are available on Amazon

Hope you enjoyed!!!

Until next post,

XOXOX

Hasanthi