Sep 24, 2017

The Girl Who Fell.

the girl who fell.
s.m parker.

Publisher Simon Pulse/Simon &Schuster.
Publication Date: March 1,2016.
Genre:  YA Contemporary Romance|Thriller.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|320.
      Source:  Goodreads|Library.


High school senior Zephyr Doyle is swept off her feet—and into an intense and volatile relationship—by the new boy in school.

His obsession.

Her fall.

Zephyr is focused. Focused on leading her team to the field hockey state championship and leaving her small town for her dream school, Boston College.

But love has a way of changing things.

Enter the new boy in school: the hockey team’s starting goaltender, Alec. He’s cute, charming, and most important, Alec doesn’t judge Zephyr. He understands her fears and insecurities—he even shares them. Soon, their relationship becomes something bigger than Zephyr, something she can’t control, something she doesn’t want to control.

Zephyr swears it must be love. Because love is powerful, and overwhelming, and … terrifying?

But love shouldn’t make you abandon your dreams, or push your friends away. And love shouldn’t make you feel guilty—or worse, ashamed.

So when Zephyr finally begins to see Alec for who he really is, she knows it’s time to take back control of her life.

If she waits any longer, it may be too late


Most emotional, heart aching novel that I read this year. I have read books that included this topic before, none of those novels were as deep like THE GIRL WHO FELL . I had this feelings like I was there along with Zephyr and going through what she was dealing with. I felt her insecurities, her shame, guilt and then fear. THE GIRL WHO FELL was a hard book to read and at same time, it was impossible to put down. I would start reading it and when I did put it down, to realize that hours had passed by. Abuse is very hard but an important subject to read about. When I did put the novel down, I found myself thinking about it and wondering how it would end for her, and I remembered hoping for the best for Zephyr after everything that Alec put her through, hoping that she would be able to get out of it, to get away from him.

At first, Alec seemed like every girl’s dream. He treated Zephyr with love, like a princess. You would never guess who he really was. The first half of book, he seemed to a perfect gentleman. As book progressed, I started to see the signs, red flags. Alec, always seemed to want to be with her, and it was not long when he was forcing her to cancel her plans, to be with him instead. He told her he loved her, and I knew there was more to that then that. He was obsessed and always seemed watch her every move. It wasn’t long before he started to make Zephyr feel ashamed, guilty because she did something that Alec did not approve of, like hanging out or talking to Gregg. How he made her feel that it was her fault, that she could hurt her. I hoped that Zephyr would see him for who he was, before it was too late, before he went too far. I wished that she listened to Lizzie sooner. I don’t think I ever disliked character as much as I did with Alec.

I loved Lizzie and Gregg. I don’t think that Zephyr would been able to get out of it, to see Alec for who it was if it weren’t for Lizzie. What the three of them had was a real friendship, and I know that it hurt Zephyr for not able to talk to Gregg, due to Alec. Even if she did not see it, I think it was Gregg and Zephyr who belonged together. I was hoping that maybe the two of them would end up together in the end, or at least get their friendship to way it was. Before Alec. A lot of scenes between Alex and Zephyr got hard for me to read, especially when he got controlling. I have heard about this book for a while, and now I see why people were talking about. Despite the deep subject, it’s a story that will stay with you long after you turn the last page.

Sep 17, 2017

A Girl's Guide To Moving On ( New Beginnings,#2)

a girl's guide to moving on.
New Beginnings,#2
debbie macomber.

Publisher  Ballantine.
Publication Date: February 26,2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|339.
 Source:  Goodreads|Library.


When Nichole discovers that her husband, Jake, has been unfaithful, the illusion of her perfect life is indelibly shattered. While juggling her young son, a new job, and volunteer work, Nichole meets Rocco, who is the opposite of Jake in nearly every way. Though blunt-spoken and rough around the edges, Rocco proves to be a dedicated father and thoughtful friend. But just as their relationship begins to blossom, Jake wagers everything on winning Nichole back—including their son Owen’s happiness. Somehow, Nichole must find the courage to defy her fears and follow her heart, with far-reaching consequences for them all.

Leanne has quietly ignored her husband’s cheating for decades, but is jolted into action by the echo of Nichole’s all-too-familiar crisis. While volunteering as a teacher of English as a second language, Leanne meets Nikolai, a charming, talented baker from Ukraine. Resolved to avoid the heartache and complications of romantic entanglements, Leanne nonetheless finds it difficult to resist Nikolai’s effusive overtures—until an unexpected tragedy tests the very fabric of her commitments. 


Wow. A GIRL’S GUIDE TO MOVING ON blew me away. I loved the first book in New Beginnings , LAST ONE HOME but there was so much more going on in this one, or at least that is a feeling I got while I was reading it. I loved that GIRL’S GUIDE TO MOVING ON had view point from both Nichole and Leanne. I had liked them from moment that they appeared in the first book in series. If it wasn’t for Leanne, Nichole would never found out about her husband’s affair and despite how hard it was for Leanne she still told her. Who knew how long affair would have continued. I adore the friendship and connection between Nichole and Leanne, even after they left their husbands, it feels as if that brought them closer together. I am relieved that the two of them have each other to lean on when needed. The two view of points fit the story perfectly, and I was always wondered what Leanne thought, and Nichole since she found out about Jake’s affair. After Cassie, the two of them became my favorite characters in the series.

I tried to like Jake, and I did like him at first. I loved him in LAST ONE HOME but cheating wasn’t what made me dislike him, even though was part of it. I hated how he started acting after, I understand that he was hurting due to divorce, but that was his own fault and it did not excuse his behavior. I hated what he pulled with Owen, just because he disliked Rocco. I think that Rocco was a better father that Jake seemed to be, at least since the divorce. Owen needs someone like that. Rocco, I saw connection between him and Nichole from start, I feel that why Rocco wasn’t interested in going out with her friend, due to fact that he was already interested in her, thought he didn’t want to acknowledge it. I believe that both of them were in denial about their feelings about one another at start. He was good for Nichole, a good fresh start. I think, Nichole changed him in way, a guy who never committed to having a committed relationship.

As for Leanne and Nikolai, not only do I love that he is from Ukraine which is where I was born. Their relationship was cute from start. It’s not hard to see how he adored Leanne. I don’t think any student would bake bread for teacher every class unless there was something there. I know that why none of Leanne’s dating didn’t work out because she did not feel what she felt for Nikolai. It was Nikolai that I hoped Leanne would end up with. Beautiful story. A story about love, second chances, new beginnings and friendship. You will find out yourself wishing that you picked up earlier. Another great addition by DEBBIE MACOMBER .

Last One Home ( New Beginnings,#1)

last one home.
New Beginnings,#1
debbie macomber.

Publisher  Ballantine.
Publication Date: March 10,2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|320
 Source:  Goodreads|Library.


Growing up, Cassie Carter and her sisters, Karen and Nichole, were incredibly close -- until one fateful event drove them apart. After high school, Cassie ran away from home to marry the wrong man, throwing away a college scholarship and breaking her parents’ hearts. To make matters worse, Cassie had always been their father’s favorite -- a sentiment that weighed heavily on her sisters and made Cassie’s actions even harder to bear.

Now thirty-one, Cassie is back in Washington, living in Seattle with her daughter and hoping to leave her past behind. After ending a difficult marriage, Cassie is back on her own two feet, the pieces of her life slowly but surely coming together. Despite the strides Cassie’s made, she hasn’t been able to make peace with her sisters. Karen, the oldest, is a busy wife and mother, balancing her career with raising her two children. And Nichole, the youngest, is a stay-at-home mom whose husband indulges her every whim. Then one day, Cassie receives a letter from Karen, offering what Cassie thinks may be a chance to reconcile. And as Cassie opens herself up to new possibilities -- making amends with her sisters, finding love once more -- she realizes the power of compassion, and the promise of a fresh start 


I think that I am in love. LAST ONE HOME Is a second novel that I read by DEBBIE MACOMBER an author that one of my close friends at work told me about. I am glad that she did, it’s only 2nd book that I read by DEBBIE MACOMBER and can’t seem get enough already. LAST ONE HOME was a heartfelt novel about love, friendship and family. While reading this book, you will go through emotions and that was actually was one of reasons that I couldn’t put book down. Every page, every chapter was filled with more drama and you couldn’t help but wonder what would happen next. Before you realize it, you’re up half of night reading it. I had force myself put the book down at night, due to work and same for lunch break. LAST ONE HOME not only did it have an eye catching title and cover, it was beautifully written and I got sucked into story fast, I felt like I was part of the story. How can you not love a story like that? I believe that those is one of best stories.

I liked Cassie, despite how she left her sisters, her family behind. However that was mostly her husband’s doing and fact that she was pregnant at time. I knew that her sisters were angry with her, especially Karen. I wondered if they would be able to put it behind them, and reconnect again. I hoped that they would, Cassie needed them. I can’t even begin to imagine how it was to go through what Cassie went through with her husband. I do wish that she left him sooner then she did. I was glad that she finally had the courage to leave him. I believe that if Cassie didn’t have courage to leave him when she did, he would killed her. I loved how much she loved her daughter Aimee and the bond that the two of them shared. Their relationship, it reminded me a lot of connection that I have with my mom.

Steve, He was one of characters that I wasn’t sure how to feel about. I never imagined that he and Cassie would end up falling in love, most of all because how he treated her at start. As time moved, I saw how much he cared about her, he was there for her every step of the way. He even drove her to her sisters to collect her parents furniture that was left behind for me. He was there when she needed him most, and if it weren’t for him she might not made it all over there. Then she might not reconnected with her sisters. I do wish that she didn’t push him away how she did, at same time I understood why she did, she was afraid. I was rooting for both of them and I think Aimee wanted the two of them together as much as Cassie wanted to be with Steve. Her daughter, Aimee needed someone like Steve in her life, I loved how he treated her as if she was his own.

What a beautiful story. I can’t wait to read other Debbie stories, I already know she will be author a love. An writer that deserves every star.

Sep 10, 2017

Just Friends.

just friends.
tiffany pitcock.

Publisher Swoon Reads.
Publication Date: August 1,2017.
Genre:  YA Contemporary Romance
Format|Pages: Paperback|310.
      Source:  Goodreads|Bought.


Jenny meets Chance for the very first time when she is assigned as his partner in their Junior Oral Communications class. But after they rescue a doomed assignment with one clever lie, the whole school is suddenly convinced that Little-Miss-Really-Likes-Having-A’s and the most scandalous heartbreaker in school have been best friends forever. It’s amazing how quickly a lie can grow―especially when you really, really want it to be the truth.

With Jenny, Chance can live the normal life he’s always kind of wanted. And with Chance, Jenny can have the exciting teen experiences that TV shows and movies have always promised. Through it all, they hold on to the fact that they are “just friends.” But that might be the biggest lie of all. 


This book left me speechless, a lot of emotions went through me while reading JUST FRIENDS . I did not want it to end, I did not want to say goodbye to Chance and Jenny. I also wanted to know what would happen with them after that last page. You can’t help but get attached to characters in this book, especially Jenny and Chance. I had a feeling that this book would be hard to put down, from a moment that I picked it up and I was right. Good thing that I had the whole weekend to read it, otherwise I would stayed up all night reading it. JUST FRIENDS was beautifully written and had such vivid images that I could see everything in my mind while I was reading. Not just that, but I could feel all the emotions that Chance and Jenny went through in this book, like I was there along with them.

Jenny & Chance Come on, how can you not like them? You could see that there was chemistry between two of them, the moment that the two of them met in class. I found it cute and funny at same time how they came up with that fake story and how everyone bought it. It was that story, that lie that brought them close together. I had a feeling that Chance did not think of her just a friend from moment that the two of them met, considering how he wanted to keep hanging out with her after that. I loved how the two of them messed around, kept coming up with those fake stories, as if they did know each other forever like they claimed that they did. I was waiting for them to get together, I wanted them to get together. I was sure that after that kiss they would but then everything got messed up and she started dating Drake who I wasn’t too fond of from start. I loved how despite his feelings for her, he was always there for her and Jenny too. I think that Chance needed that, a friend like Jenny. I can’t believe his parents just left him, what parents do that to their own child? I wanted to hug him when that happened, my heart broke for him. I am glad he had Jenny there to help him out.

TIFFANY PITCOCK had me hooked from page one. I love the cover and the title, it fits story for Chance and Jenny perfectly. I have a feeling that this author is going to go places. I am already looking forward to her next novel. I think that writing from both Chance and Jenny’s point of view, was a great idea because that way we got to know each character better. I believe this is a good way that the reader can connect to the characters. Not long after picking up book where Jenny and Chance became my favorite characters.

A beautiful, heartbreaking, astounding debut novel that is worth every page, JUST FRIENDS is a novel about first love, friendship and heartache. You won’t want to say goodbye. A story that you won’t forget.

The Night The Lights Went Out.


Publisher Berkley.
Publication Date: April 11,2017.
Genre: Contemporary Romance|Mystery.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|406.
          Source:  Goodreads||Library.


From the New York Times bestselling author of Flight Patterns comes a stunning new novel about a young single mother who discovers that the nature of friendship is never what it seems....

Recently divorced, Merilee Talbot Dunlap moves with her two children to the Atlanta suburb of Sweet Apple, Georgia. It s not her first time starting over, but her efforts at a new beginning aren't helped by an anonymous local blog that dishes about the scandalous events that caused her marriage to fail.

Merilee finds some measure of peace in the cottage she is renting from town matriarch Sugar Prescott. Though stubborn and irascible, Sugar sees something of herself in Merilee something that allows her to open up about her own colorful past.

Sugar's stories give Merilee a different perspective on the town and its wealthy school moms in their tennis whites and shiny SUVs, and even on her new friendship with Heather Blackford. Merilee is charmed by the glamorous young mother's seemingly perfect life and finds herself drawn into Heather's world.

In a town like Sweet Apple, where sins and secrets are as likely to be found behind the walls of gated mansions as in the dark woods surrounding Merilee's house, appearance is everything. But just how dangerous that deception can be will shock all three women....


Beautifully written. Astonishing story about love, family, true meaning of friendship and new beginnings.

I have been a fan of KAREN WHITE since I started reading her books few years ago. Through years of reading her books, she had became one of my favorite authors, I am always looking forward to her new books. From the books that I have read, there hasn’t been a single one that I didn’t enjoy. THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT wasn’t any different, like her other books I was in love after reading few sentences. I was already thrown in both Merilee and Sugar’s world. I couldn’t get enough of their stories, and I loved Sugar’s stories that she ended up telling Merilee. It did not take me long to see that Merilee and Sugar would end up becoming important to one another. The ending showed how important the two of them became to one another. Not only did she become an important person in Merilee’s life but in her children’s too. It’s impossible to not love Sugar and Merilee, but if I had to pick a favorite character, I believe that Sugar would be my favorite. She had gone through a lot in her lifetime, and she kept on going. If it anybody else in her situation they might give up, but she didn’t. That is one of things that I love about her, besides her name. Her loyalty to her friends and to her family.

I had a feeling that there was something off about Heather. Do you ever get this feeling about a character that there is something off about them, but can’t quite figure out what it is? That was a feeling that I had about Heather. Plus she seemed too chipper, I don’t think that anybody could be happy like she been. Despite my feelings I never imagined that Heather could be a girl that Merilee was cruel to all those years ago, nor did I think that she would hold grudge against after so long. Killing her own husband to get revenge on someone, I think that she might gone too far. Poor Dan. I liked him. Why does it seem like the good ones seem to get a sad ending? I felt so bad him, and not only did she kill him, she tried to frame Merilee for it, considering of her past. I am just glad she had people by her side who believed her about Dan. I think Heather might lost it, and might had some other issues.

KAREN WHITE has a way with southern stories, I love it. It seems anytime that I read her books, I fall in love with her stories more. Afterwards, I think about story more. There hasn’t been a single of her books where I did not get attached to the characters. THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT has become one of my favorites and I know that it will be a story that I will never forget. It was magical. I am eager to see what adventure she will come up with in her next book.

Sep 3, 2017

Forever In Love (City Love,#3)

Forever in love.
City Love,#3
susane colasanti

Publisher  Katherine Tegen Books.
Publication Date: July 11,2017
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|320
 Source:  Goodreads|Library.

Sadie is trying to find the strength to confront a past family trauma and forgive the boy who broke her heart. Darcy needs to figure out how to make it on her own for the first time and finally accept the love she deserves. Rosanna's boyfriend might still be in love with his ex…and she can recognize the abuse of her past reflected in a girl who needs her help. As the summer comes to an end, will they learn to love themselves and support one another with a bond of sisterhood that will never be broken?

Told from alternating points of view, Forever in Love celebrates three girls who will be forever in love with the endless possibilities their futures hold.


I fell in love with City Love Trilogy when I picked up the first book in the series. I followed the adventures, the struggles of Sadie, Darcy and Rosanna from first book, and when I reached last page in FOREVER IN LOVE to me I felt, as if I was saying goodbye to my longtime friends. Reading the books, that’s what Sadie, Darcy and Rosanna became to me, friends. I am aware that they are fictional characters but to me they were real. That’s one of things that I love about SUSANE COLASANTI novels, she always finds a way to hook you to the story, and connect with characters. There wasn’t a single book of hers that I read where I didn’t connect with characters that I was reading about. Even as I reached the last page in FOREVER IN LOVE I could not help but wonder what’s going to happen with Sadie, Darcy and Rosanna after.

As I said before, I loved the friendship between Sadie, Darcy and Rosanna. Despite the little distance between Darcy and Rosanna for a while, in the end the three of them were always there for one another. It reminds me of couple of my best friends, they are always there for me when I need them, and same goes for me. With Darcy, Rosanna and Sadie, they were so lucky to be able to connect so fast, not long after meeting each other. Friendships like those don’t happen often. I think if they didn’t have one another, they might able to move past their breakups, and move from their past. I believe that the three of them is what kept them strong and what kept them on going. Sadie, Darcy and Rosanna showed each other the true meaning of friendship.

I was a bit sad that Rosanna didn’t end up with Donovan. I did see some changes in him when he started hanging out with his ex. I was hoping that he would stop hanging out with her, once he found out that she has feelings for him. I know that he cared about Rosanna, but fact that he started spending more time with his ex, and always running to her rescue, that’s a red flag right there. In beginning I was sure that the two of them would end up together, but later I realized that it wouldn’t work, not if he was still in love with his ex. I know it was hard to let Rosanna let anyone in after what happened to her, so I hope she can find someone in future, to make her happy. I was happy that Darcy ended up with Jude, who she belonged right from start. I do wish that she realized it earlier than she did. However I am glad that she got her happy ending, especially after everything she went through with Logan and her father.

Not only was FOREVER IN LOVE a beautiful story, it was inspiring. Not long after I finished reading it, when I started working on my own book because I felt so inspired afterwards. I am sad to say goodbye to everyone and I know that I will most likely end up reading multiple times in future. A breathtaking, astonishing , magical story that you will find thinking long after you reach the end.


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