Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Teaser Tuesday (#48)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB @ Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along!
- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share 2 “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
- BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


If I hadn't already seen a beast from Hell that morning, I would have sworn I was in Hell itself. Hell & Metrosexuals, that's what H&M stood for, right?

Kindle 39% - "Dust To Dust" by Karina Halle


What do you think?
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Friday, August 15, 2014

Life of a Blogger: Favourite Restaurants

Life of a Blogger is a weekly feature hosted by Jessi @ Novel Heartbeat.
Every week we talk about a non-bookish topic, so that we get to know each other on a more personal level.

This week's topic: FAVOURITE RESTAURANTS

I don't get to go to restaurants very often, but I do have a favourite. It's called Prezzo and the food there is soooo good! I brought my family there while they were visiting a few months ago and they loved it so much that we went twice in a week. That says something, huh? ;)

Although a special mention should be made to Garfunkel and Wetherspoons as well. I used to go to those when I lived in London and, together with ED's Easy Diner (a lovely retro-American diner), they were my favourite places to go out for lunch/dinner.

Since I moved, Prezzo has taken their place and it has quickly become my favourite restaurant. So, here's a picture of the outside and one of the best Caesar salad you can ask for, enjoy! :)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

"Branded" by Laura Wright



BRANDED BY LAURA WRIGHT

SERIES: The Cavanaugh Brothers #1
PUBLISHER: Piatkus Entice
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
SOURCE: Review copy received from the publisher

SUMMARY
When the Cavanaugh brothers return home for their father's funeral, they discover unexpected evidence of the old man's surprising double life—a son named Blue, who wants the Triple C Ranch as much as they do. The eldest son, Deacon, a wealthy businessman who couldn't wait to leave the ranch and move on with his life, is looking to use his powerful connections to stop Blue at any cost. He never expected the ranch's forewoman, Mackenzie Byrd, to get in his way. Mac knows Deacon means to destroy the ranch and therefore destroy her livelihood. But as the two battle for control, their attraction builds. Now Deacon is faced with the choice of a lifetime: Take down the Triple C to feed his need for revenge, or embrace the love of the one person who has broken down every barrier to his heart.

MY REVIEW

This was my very first cowboy story and I really loved it! I honestly didn't have any kind of expectations although, being familiar with the author's writing style, I knew I was going to like it. Still, we may not enjoy everything from the same author, even our favourites, right? Well, fortunately this is so not the case.

"Branded" has a great pace and a fantastic plot. Surprisingly, a good space is given to every brother in the novel—and definitely in the reader's heart—not just Deacon. Of course, Deac is the main male character here, but we get to properly meet every Cavanaugh and feel a connection with all of them. Even though the same tragedy hit the brothers when they were just teens—drastically changing their lives—they're very different from each other. And aren't they all equally fascinating? Attraction, curiosity, and also good laughs make the reader constantly wait for every of those handsome cowboys to appear on the scene. As if this wasn't reason enough to already fall for this book, the friend-to-lovers formula and the sexual tension between Deac and Mac should definitely win you over!

I've been captivated by the well constructed plot full of romance, mystery, secrets and surprising twists and, after how this first instalment ended, I really can't wait for the next one to come out!

RATING: 4/5

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Teaser Tuesday (#47)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB @ Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along!
- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share 2 “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
- BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


It occurred to me that the moment in space and time before lips touch, the small exquisite sting of wanting, a bit of thirst, of yearning, was the most underrated part of kissing. There should be sonnets and epic poems written about the space before a kiss, and the thrilling rush that comes with the moment of contact.

Page 234 - "Forever, Jack" by Natasha Boyd


What do you think?
Leave a comment with a link to your TT so I can stop by and be teased by them all! ;)

Friday, August 08, 2014

Life of a Blogger: Best Childhood Memory

Life of a Blogger is a weekly feature hosted by Jessi @ Novel Heartbeat.
Every week we talk about a non-bookish topic, so that we get to know each other on a more personal level.

This week's topic: BEST CHILDHOOD MEMORY

I've spent most of my childhood with my grandparents (on mum's side), so I would say that my best childhood memories are with them. Don't get me wrong, my mum has always been a constant presence in my life, very attentive and she surely spent a huge amount of time with me (if she could, she would be here 24/7). Still, she also had to work, hence the inevitable, strong and amazing bond with my grandparents :)

Nevertheless, everyone is a winner because I have a Top 3 including them all, HA!
  1. Dancing with Mum. We had a stereo on a big shelf in the aisle and she used to put some music on, mostly Springsteen—whose music she said she made me listen to since I was in her womb—every day. I can see it like it was yesterday, the two of us laughing and dancing like there was no care in the world. That was priceless, something we both needed and the best feeling ever!
  2. Watching old movies with Grandma. It's not the first time I mention this on my blog, so some of you may have seen this one coming, huh? Yes, it's one of my best memories not only because it's related to my studies, but because it was fun and it got me so damn passionate about dreaming of wonderful stories! Not to mention my very first actors crushes, such as Gene Kelly, Cary Grant...*sigh*
  3. Fishing with Grandpa. Every Summer he would bring me with him on his inflatable boat off to the sea. It was just the two of us for a few hours a day, fishing, talking and sometimes simply being silent and enjoy the magic of the sea. I couldn't have asked for a more genuine time to spend in his company.
You see, I can't give up any of these memories, and I surely wouldn't trade them for anything in the world...
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