Thursday, August 17, 2023

Beyond the Thistles by Samantha Young

Beyond the Thistles (The Highlands, #1)Beyond the Thistles by Samantha Young
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Oh, how I have missed a Samantha Young romance! This took me a little longer to get through since I had to listen to the audio a little slower than I normally would due to the male narrator. However; he also brought the whole story even more to life.

This is a romantic suspense and it will keep you on your toes throughout. I was not expecting even more to happen towards the end. It was over the top at times, but it was still so good.

I cannot wait to see where this series will go from here! I cannot wait.

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Friday, August 11, 2023

Heartbreak Warfare by Heather M. Orgeron

Heartbreak WarfareHeartbreak Warfare by Heather M. Orgeron
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I think you will have different emotions with this one pending if you are team Gavin or team Briggs. For me, this made me more frustrated than anything.

I will start off that I am Team Gavin and I wish that that would be where this love story would end. I wanted them to work out and work through such a difficult and tragic situation. I just felt the love and passion much more within this relationship than the one with Briggs.

Briggs and Scottie had a trauma bond kind of love. I did not love that her interest was there even before everything that happened. It was setting the story up for the romance to fall in place. But, I never bought into it. Scotties love going in for her husband did not match how quickly she waivered when laying eyes on Briggs for the first time.
I also never felt the love between them. Again, I felt more in love with her husband and her story.

I did not love how Scottie would be all "I am going to show Gavin that I love him" and the next moment she is running to stay several days with Chris.

The author did try to make Gavin the villain for taking space knowing his wife was emotionally in love with another man. This just was not the move and I did not buy into it. He came back around and still would do anything for her and his family. I wish he was not so amazing so maybe I could have routed for the other team.

This would have been a great story of love and fighting for love if it went the other way. I just could not get behind the outcome on this one.

Again, still a great read but I think it depends on who you are wanting the final story to be about. Team Gavin all the way!

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Wednesday, August 2, 2023

The Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain

The Silent SisterThe Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was so much better than I was expecting. It is told within three parts and jumps between two of the characters. This was fast paced and kept my interest the whole time. There were so many secrets to keep the movement of the story going. I did not see one of the jaw dropping moments coming. I was expecting the last twist as it was pretty easy to figure out though. It did not take away from the story since there were some twists beforehand that were not expected.

Overall, I loved this one.

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