Monday, December 30, 2013

Book Blogger New Year's Challenge 2014


Hi my loves,

How are you doing?? How was your holidays?? Are you excited about the upcoming New Year?? As many of us always do I'm always making resolutions and generally by March I have forgotten what those resolutions are.  (yeah I know, not very good, but heh at least I make it to March)

This year I'm not making any, yep you've heard me. I'm not making any big plans I know I won't follow through on, this year however I'm setting goals, not resolutions but actual goals *that have deadlines and everything*. I had done a similar idea last year and had quite a bit of success so to help kick start my goals I'm participating in the New Year's Challenge set up ny Rachel over at ParaJunkee's View

You can swing on over and check out the very interesting list of items to post about, and hey lookie there I already have 14 posts all set up!!! I love this idea, of course as always I will be signing up for challenges galore so don't be surprised to see more of these posts popping up.  Won't you join us?? Sign up and share you links so we can all get to know one another, I'm not a new blogger, nor am I a new book blogger, but this is my first dedicated book blog.  For the last few years the books have been taking over my other blog, I'm excited to see the developments throughout the year and getting to know y'all and sharing my love of books with y'all.

Thanks so much for stopping by, leave a comment below and let me know if your participating so I can check you out as well.
Happy New Year


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Book Review & Giveaway: Gabriel's Redemption & Christian Louboutins

Book Title: Gabriel's Inferno Book 3: Gabriel's Redemption
Author:  Sylvain Reynard |Website| TwitterFacebook|
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Genre:  Erotica Romance
Series/Standalone: Series Book 3
Format: ebook/paperback
Cost: $7.99, $9.41
Pages: 496
How I got it: NetGalley
Purchase:Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Publisher
Shelfablilty: Must Read It
Season: All Year
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Synopsis:
Professor Gabriel Emerson has left his position at the University of Toronto to embark on a new life with his beloved Julianne. Together, he’s confident that they can face any challenge. And he’s eager to become a father. But Julianne’s graduate program threatens Gabriel’s plans, as the pressures of being a student become all consuming. When she is given the honor of presenting an academic lecture at Oxford, Gabriel is forced to confront her about the subject of her presentation – research that conflicts with his own. And in Oxford, several individuals from their past appear, including an old nemesis intent on humiliating Julia and exposing one of Gabriel’s darkest secrets. In an effort to confront his remaining demons, Gabriel begins a quest to discover more about his biological parents, beginning a chain of events that has startling repercussions for himself, Julianne, and his hope of having a family.


*sobs* OMG it can't end this way....Ok Ok I'm going to get myself together now. *deep breathe in* And ....

Hi there!! Can I just say well heck these stories flew by pretty darn fast. I started on book one on Friday and I was shoulder deep in book two on sunday and completed book three last night and OMG I'm so glad I had them all on hand.  So book three was never supposed to happen and I can totally see why she made the book. I just wanted more from each of the characters than I got in book two.  And man oh man did SR deliver.

I got more sexy Professor, more cool but learning her way Julia, more family dynamics and drama, more gentle giant Paul, more just more everything.  This book tied up so many ends and yet left a few open to the reader's own interpretations.  I have to say while racing to the end I was sobbing right along with the character (not really but man my heart seized like *nooo it can't end this way*).  Either ending would have been great but I loved this ending better.  It gave us a better more well rounded view of the characters and made me glad I had read the series in the first place.  I giggled at Gabe's description of nurses shoes, his clear love for Julia in her vulnerable moments, I just loved that man.  Now I'm so happy to see Julia on her way to being a better woman and a great academic.  I'm happy for the progress they have made from book one, especially with respect to their belief in themselves and each other as a couple, it's amazing to see how far they have come.

Now I will say t took a little while to enter into the world of Julia and Gabe, simply because I'm not really that informed about Dante's Inferno and I really dislike reading someone else's interpretation before I have read the book myself, but I didn't have time to put these books aside and read it then come back to this so I just had to take her words for it.  I really learnt a few new words, some really great places to check out in Toronto when I go and even learnt a little bit more about the academic life (or a least this version of it).

I have only a few cons, and I can't tell you about them without ruining the ending for y'all so I'm going to let them slide for now.  But I must say these have been an entertaining read for me and I have enjoyed rolling around the world of Julia and Gabe.  I believe this has earn each of the stars it has and I really would love for you to check it out.

Happy Reading my loves and Good Luck on the contest:

 ★★★★☆
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