The Last Time I’ll Write About You, Dawn Lanuza – Book Review

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*ARC received via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. The thoughts are entirely my own and in no way biased.*

The Last Time I’ll Write About You is a collection of poems that one may write to their ex after a break up if they’re not over the relationship yet, but are trying to move on in life.

The words are just so sad –  the comparison between before and after leaving the reader with a good look of what the writer may have been feeling or trying to emote with the book. I really found it easy to connect with the story the poetess was trying to convey and it didn’t take me long to get sucked into the book.

Though overall, the it wasn’t amazing or extraordinary and didn’t impact me as much as I would have wanted it to, it was still a nice read.

One of my favourite poems from the collection is –

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I had a good time reading this and would definitely recommend it to anybody who likes poetry.

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8638162Dawn Lanuza writes contemporary romance, young adult fiction and poetry. She’s a music elf by day and a meet cute writer by night. ‘The Boyfriend Backtrack’ is her first book. She currently lives with her family and an adopted dog.

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The Wright Love, K. A. Linde – Book Review

A sexy new contemporary romance duet from USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde…

I have the perfect life.
Until the day my husband tragically dies.
Being a single mom and widow was never part of the plan.
When David Calloway enters my life, I have no room for love in my heart.
But he’s determined to do right by me.
Could he be the Wright love?

The Wright Love is the first book in the Wright Love Duet, and Sutton and David’s story will conclude in The Wright One—coming May 29th! Get ready for your newest binge read.

 

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*ARC RECEIVED AS A PART OF A BLOG TOUR. THE THOUGHTS ARE ENTIRELY MINE AND IN NO WAY BIASED.*

The Wright Love follows the story of Sutton, recently widowed single mother and David, a an with secrets from his past that he’s trying to move on from. David works at Wright Construction, the family business of Sutton, of which she has no part, not being interested in anything related to the business ever. When the story starts, it’s been a year since Sutton’s husband, Maverick, passed away. In this time, David has been really supportive and understanding of her whole situation, being there for her in anyway she needs. During the course of the story, they start dating, but when a secret from David’s past is revealed, it threatens to destroy not only his relationship with Sutton, but also everything that he’s tried so hard to build.

What I like most about the story is definitely David and just how accommodating and understanding he is about the whole situation with Sutton. He never tries to pressure her into anything she isn’t ready for, understands what she needs and is there for her in every way he can be. As a friend, as a confidante, as a boyfriend. He backs off when she says she isn’t ready for sex even though they’re in the middle of it, he doesn’t go ballistic when she asks him to take a step back in their relationship because of her husband and he doesn’t crowd her when she breaks up with him. So, yes, he’s a decent human being. But, we have so less of those that I am compelled to write all these things as stuff that makes me like him.

 

He’s a really good love interest and I really wish we had more heroes like him. That being said, it was absolutely stupid of him to lie about something so fundamental about himself, especially after he knew the situation Sutton and her family were in. I understand why he did what he did, but it still doesn’t make it better. He should have trusted his friends and known that they would have understood him and his motivations instead of lying about it.

 

 

Now, Sutton. Sutton, Sutton, Sutton. What do I say about her? I absolutely admire her will to keep going after everything that has happened in her life in such a short amount of time. The loss of her husband, being a single mom, answering to her overbearing family and her nosy inlaws could not have been easy, but she did it all. And, she did it with grace. She found a new purpose in life and stood back up on her feet. For that I absolutely admire her.

 

But, she was also easily influenced by what others had to say and she did come across as indecisive often. I understood that loosing her husband had made it difficult for her to move on, but I wish she had had more faith in herself and the choices she was making, both for herself and her son.

 

Next, Sutton’s family, who’ve been really supportive of her and who all love David and rely on him in a professional way. They were so endearing. They were all genuinely worried about Sutton and her wellbeing was on the forefront of their actions every time. I loved that. I especially loved how they adored David too and how they tried to make things easier for him, especially after he started dating Sutton. Morgan, Sutton’s sister and David’s best friend though, stole the cake. I absolutely adored just how amazing she was with her sister and her nephew and of course, how she silently supported her best friend through everything that happened between him and her sister, never picking a side or blaming either of them, but just being a pillar of support for them.

 

All in all, this was an absolutely amazing read and I definitely recommend you to read it if you’re into romance!

 

The Wright Love is a part of a duet that ends in a cliffhanger. The Wright One, Book 2 in duology comes out on May 29, 2018!

RATING – 4 STARS!!

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A new sexy contemporary romance duet from USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde…

Secrets swarm all around.
My world is crumbling under the strain.
I don’t know if we can survive this.
My heart is in the Wright place.
But is his?

The Wright One is the last book in the Wright Love Duet that began in The Wright Love. Find out if Sutton and David survive their world of secrets in the conclusion to the Wright Love duet!

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K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of more than fifteen novels including the Avoiding series and the Record series. She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia, was the head campaign worker for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as the head coach of the Duke University dance team. She loves reading fantasy novels, geeking out over Star Wars, binge-watching Supernatural, and dancing in her spare time.

She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband and two super adorable puppies.

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Always.

When I’m 80 years old and sitting in my rocking chair, I’ll be reading Harry Potter. And my family will say to me,

‘After all this time?’

And I will say,

‘Always.’

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It  is with a heavy heart and sore eyes that I write this.

I still remember the first movie I saw him in. It was The Sorcerer’s Stone. I remember thinking that he was not a nice man because he didn’t like Harry. And, that feeling stayed the same throughout the series.

I’ve always, always, identified Snape only with Alan Rickman. There may have been times when I thought I didn’t particularly like Dan or Emma or Rupert or anybody else from the cast, but I’ve always held fast on the fact that Alan was the perfect Snape and will always be.

The way he brought Snape to life on screen was amazing and commendable and heart touching. He was the best person who could have played Snape and I thank JK everyday for convincing him to take the role on.

I haven’t seen any of his other movies, sadly, but seeing him pull of Snape, I know that he was a wonderful actor and an even more wonderful person. He was funny and witty and always supportive of all those around him. He was a dedicated actor and gave everything he did his all.

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It’s a sad, sad day and I’m still in mourning.

 

So, let’s all raise our wands to the ‘Bravest Man He Ever Knew’.

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Thank you, for everything, Mr. Rickman. We love you, always.

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Forever Night Stand, Ysa Arcangel – Book Review

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Brandy Curtis is a strong and independent career woman who does not care for commitment. She prefers no strings-attached, one night stands because that’s all she can give with what little free time she has. This is the life she has chosen and the life she is used to.

However, everything changed when she met Ivo, a gorgeous doctor with irresistible charm. He was just supposed to be another hookup, but he quickly became so much more. The more nights they spent together, the more Brandy felt that life had given her something to live for.

Things seemed perfect… until a visit to the doctor sends her world crashing. The timing couldn’t be worse. As her heart gets closer to Ivo, her memories begin to fade.

Will Brandy be able to actually live her life with Ivo… or will she succumb to the condition that threatens to claim her forever? Find out how this touching journey of life and love turns out. Grab your copy now!

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I’m going to start by saying that this might be a little biased because Ysa is a dear friend of mine and I’m absolutely proud of her for this achievement! You go, girl! 😀

But, coming to the story, it really is absolutely gorgeous. The chemistry between the lead pair is gorgeously stunning. It makes you wish that you such relationships really existed. The way Ivo cares for Brandy is so beautifully amazing that I can’t emphasize it enough. Just the way he is with her, especially after she is struck with the disease she was so badly dreading, is heartwarming to read.

The struggle that Brandy goes through is so fiercely grievous that it totally wrecks your heart. I have seriously have sobbed a little too much over her story. And of course, Ivo’s heartbreak is just as sad. Everything that the two of them go through is… heartbreaking to say the least. But, the strength that they possess to overcome everything is completely commendable. We all really could learn a lot from them. And we should. To fight for who you love and to be there for them in every phase of life can always be strenuous and overwhelming, but the way they hold strong is very inspiring.

The story is happy, sad, funny and sexy in all the right parts and is a full package that guarantees a satisfying read for anybody.

I just… I really, really love this story. It’s really close to my heart and I love it.

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I sobbed into his shoulder, my tears soaking into the fabric of his shirt.

“I don’t deserve any of this, Ivo. I don’t deserve you. Just leave me alone.”

“Sshh…you deserve all the love in the world.”

 

Flushed and breathless, I closed my eyes when his forehead touched mine and I clutched him a little tighter. It felt good when his lips met mine; he seemed to know exactly how I liked to be kissed. All soft and slow, lingering touches of lips and slips of tongue.

Happy Reading! 😀