...this literary version was phoned in, a hazy half-world described for an unloved correspondent on the way to some more interesting story.
The growing friendship and attraction were fun to explore, but I did struggle with several parts of the plot. There were times when Sterling and Camryn’s actions didn’t really make sense to me...
With a memorable, full-of-feeling narrator at its helm, this moving exploration of the effects of mental illness and a family’s new normal marks Wunsch as a writer to watch.
This is one of those rare beautiful novels, and somehow even feels like one of Sparks' best works yet.
The story is innovative and interesting for the first half, but by the end it looks as if this series might be one to skip.
While this may not be my favorite book of the series, because Max’s book will always have that top place, it is definitely a fantastic ending to the series. Fans of the Beautiful series will not be disappointed...
Twelve Days of Christmas is a charming, heartwarming holiday tale. With poignant characters and an enchanting plot, Macomber again burrows into the fragility of human emotions to arrive at a delightful conclusion.
I was extremely satisfied and happy by the conclusion of both the mystery and the romantic storyline. Well, actually, the mystery left me a little heartbroken too.
There's so much in this book. I could talk for ages about how mesmerized I was by the depiction of research and development in wartime; how happy to see same-sex desire represented with loving complexity; how riveted by plot-twists that further complicate the world Liu is building.
I also enjoyed how we see Barnaby’s large and loving family and how they rally round both him and, in the end, his and Miranda’s relationship. This is a feel good Christmas story with depth and emotion which spares the treacle.
Two words: fantastic chemistry. Two more words: adorable children...Additionally, the thread of suspense adds another well-plotted dimension to the story.
Carr’s take on this complicated situation is interesting, though readers seeking a deeper reflection from Emma in the aftermath of her husband’s death or her stepmother’s spite may be disappointed. A satisfying reinvention story that handles painful issues with a light and uplifting touch.
...Charlie and Ethan's relationship gives a layer of familiarity and trust to a complicated case, while never overshadowing the suspenseful elements that will leave you guessing until the end.
I didn’t feel things were rushed which can sometimes be an issue with these shorter Medical line stories. The word count might be compact but this book packs a lot of punch.
Shalvis' second Heartbreaker Bay novel hits all the notes the author is celebrated for: realistic characters enveloped in a tight, dependable community; emotionally intense back story and angst-y internal turmoil...
There’s just the right amount of intrigue, and even the minor characters have layered personalities. The irresistibly provocative, classy love scenes set the bar high for other historical romance novels.
All four authors in this anthology have multiple novels to their credit and know how to deliver a good story. If you’re looking for a holiday read with interesting plots, likeable characters and satisfying conclusions, this is the collection for you.
I had wondered what would cause these two to examine their relationship and move past the easy and physical. Some hard truths smack them in the face and cause some true soul searching. It isn’t easy and definitely not pretty but it’s what was needed for them to reach a HEA I can buy into for the long term.
Strong writing, excellent characterization and a plot that actually surprised me all contributed to making this a very good book. But there’s that something more – that feeling of freshness, and of the characters coming alive – that made this an A read.
I liked that the book tackled some fairly complex issues but after the first 3-4 of them, the overabundance of medical scenes felt more like padding.