Thursday, 20 October 2016

Review - Steal Me; steal yourself for this

Steal Me (Haunted Roads #1)

My rating; 4 (almost 5) *
Category; romance and tragedy (with laughter)

Date read: Oct 2016

Oh noes! You can't leave it there!!!

Wow; what a gripping story! Stories really, I suppose.
There's a whole group of misfits with horrific pasts who all come together in their very own special dysfunctional way.

Great characters! I love Maverick especially. ;P

Halfway through there's a big perspective shift, and we get to see the story through someone else's eyes. This was really effective.

I only reserve one of the stars as the boys seem to have very adult/counsellor type insights a lot, despite being full of hormones. It could just be my sceptical mind, but sometimes these were just a bit too profound.

Other than that, I loved it.

There's serious issues such as abuse and death covered in this book.
They are extremely well handled, and done with compassion and understanding.

There's so much humour in these pages that the bad stuff is much easier to read.

I felt like I was in the little American town.

Definite recommend to a friend material.

Monday, 10 October 2016

Blessings of the Animals - here here!

by Katrina Kittle
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So, I just read this book. I give it 5*
I would classify this as Contemporary Romance, Animal-y
My review:
It took me an embarrassingly long time to get around to reading this book. But I'm glad I did.

I've long been an advocate of the healing power of animals, and this author really captures this. 
The animals in this story echo the divorcee vet's own trials, and seem to reflect her pain. 
But in mirroring her pain she comes to understand it through them.

This is a lovely story. There's not strictly a HEA, but there's a real growth as a person. A woman learning to regain her true independence, or at least recognise what was really there all the time.

And a horse made me cry!! 
But Muriel the goat made me laugh the most, I think. 
And I love the headless St Francis ;p