Wednesday, 29 June 2022

You were made to be mine by Julie Anne Long


Narrated by: Justine Eyre


Series: The Palace of Rogues, Book 5


Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins


Release date: 06-28-22


Publisher: HarperAudio


Historical romance / to review








Another couple finds love at The palace at the Thames. Though after all the drama at the place one should think they would get notorious.




Aurelie escaped her fiance (cos he was a d*ck.) But he wants her back (cos he is a d*ck.) She ends up at the Palace at the Thames as she plans her escape further




Christian Hawkes spent 3 years in a French prison and he wants revenge. But first he is hired to find Aurelie. But he is a good guy and he know a certain Earl is a certain D.




Of course they will fall madly in love. But people are after Christian, and they are after her. It will get dangerous before their find their happily ever after.




Good book. The evil guy was evil cos he was just a really bad person so that worked well. And the couple really deserved their HEA.




Great narration. Good flow and voices that brought you along. But then this is Justine Eyre and she always rocks! One of my all time fav narrators






The mission: Find the Earl of Brundage's runaway fiancee in exchange for a fortune. Child's play for legendary British former spymaster, Christian Hawkes. The catch? Hawkes knows in his bones that Brundage is the traitor to England who landed him in a brutal French prison. Hawkes is destitute, the earl is desperate, and a bargain is struck.




Fleeing a savagely shattered dream, the sheltered Lady Aurelie Capet finds refuge in an alias and the warmth and kindness of the Grand Palace on the Thames—until a gorgeous, mysterious disturbance to her peace literally topples through the door.




An unexpected, fierce desire that feels destined, dangerous—and devastatingly sweet—ignites between the sheltered beauty and the jaded spy, and as they slowly unravel each other's shocking secrets Hawkes closes in on the truth about the earl. Soon it's clear they can have no future without vanquishing the past: Hawkes knows that loving her means avenging her. Aurelie knows that loving Hawkes means freeing him to do that, no matter the cost.


Tuesday, 28 June 2022

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6/28/2022 Which books are you looking forward to reading this Summer? (July-August)



Summer thunderstorm. I hate writing on my phone.  Also....summer? No idea what is coming out



As for reading, well whatever falls in my way :) no bigger plans than that







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Monday, 27 June 2022

Joint Discussion: Heartstopper

 




This month we decided to review season 1 of Heartstopper!


I am  in red and Carole in purple.


Title:  Heartstopper
Genre: Drama, Romance
Released: 2022
Season: 1
Rating: TV-14


Teens Charlie and Nick discover their unlikely friendship might be something more as they navigate school and young love in this coming-of-age series.
Click here for the trailer. 





DISCUSSION:
We decided to watch a TV series this time. Heartstopper on Netflix. I had heard amazing things

Yes! I love a good shake up. Plus this looked SO good. 

I was confused at first, I did not realised it was set in the UK. And it does bring such a different feel than a US show ;) I really liked that. Everyone felt so normal you know. 

Esp with the little graphics that would pop up. Like the little hearts. It was so cute and I loved the feel of the show. It felt like normal life. Not overly dramatic, but real. 

Yes, so real, so funny with the little hearts and things. So cute, and I was so rooting for them.

I literally had all the emotions. I loved how they had a lot of representation. That was touching! I want a 2nd season. I feel like there is so much more story to tell. Esp with Tao and Elle. 

Did I check or not? I am sure a 2nd is coming, it must be. This was a hit

I didn’t check. I would think season 2 would be a thing eventually. This was a hit! I just hope they leave Charlie and his boy alone. I want them to have as little drama as possible. LOL They melted my heart. Oooooo that scene with Nick and his mum!!!! OMG I was crying and clapping. 

They always do it though. Silly drama. Another love interest, some conflict. I just want them to be happy!!!!!!!

Sammeeee. I can handle a tiny bit of drama. Maybe Ben tries to win Charlie back? But I hope they focus more on Tao and Elle. Or even Tara and her girlfriend. Maybe Imogen can get a small storyline. I liked her. She was so sweet. 

I’d like that Tao and Elle, and what about Charlie’s sister? She was just kind of in the background. She could have a story too

Trueeeeee Charlie’s sister needs a spotlight. I would like to learn more about her and her world. I think she is graduated? See? I don’t even remember. 

She had a school uniform? We never really saw her. Oh well, there are at least more stories to tell

Yes indeed! There is a lot of stories to tell. But I did love watching Charlie and Nick fall in love. I loved watching Nick find his true self. This gave me all the feels. 

It really was one for the feels, I am happy we chose it.

I am too! It only has 8 episodes and they are not very long so it was a quick watch. I am thinking of rewatching it. 


I do like a good binge! And that is what you do it was a good binge series. Really good. Can't say anything bad. The end?

Zero issues! Loved every minute. Def worth the watch!
Yes, the end! 




Friday, 24 June 2022

Audio: A year to the day

Narrated by: Sarah Beth Goer


Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins


Release date: 06-21-22


Publisher: HarperAudio


YA Fic /to review




A book about grief, and survivor's guilt. Trying to move on and, well that is the and. The thing is that the book is told backwards. So I never really feel her sadness as I should. Her grief, her guilt. The book kept moving backwards towards the accident so the whole impact was lost on me. I did feel it would have been better the other way around, at least for me.




And because I listened I did not really get the whole thing either, I thought it jumped around, and then I realised it kept going back and never forward.




Leo lost her sister in an accident, but she can not remember the accident. And well it moves backward so  that is that. She moves through her grief, her mother is broken by it, her sister's boyfriend who drove the car is dealing. But yes the emotional impact does not really hit me. And when it we do get to the accident it is like ok, well that was that, and I never know if Leo ever deals with her grief.




The narration was good, she brought it all to the story.






It’s been a year—a year of missing Nina. A year of milestones—holidays, birthdays, everything without her. Leo feels like she should remember what happened that night. But all she knows is that she left the party and got into a car with Nina and Nina’s boyfriend, East.




East, who once promised Nina he’d watch out for her younger sister. East, who has been trying to keep that promise every day since. But East won’t give Leo the one thing she wants—the one thing she needs. He won’t tell her anything about the accident. He won’t talk about that night at all.




As the days tumble one into the next, Leo’s story comes together while her world falls apart. The only constant is the one person who can help her bear the enormous weight of her love for Nina—and East might be carrying too heavy a load of his own.


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