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Book Review | Hypnotic Seduction

Hypnotic Seduction (Seduction, #1)

Hypnotic Seduction by L.L. Kellogg
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Very slow start and too much sexing. The first four chapters were funny and kept me intrigued but then once the sex talk wouldn’t end, it took away from what I started reading for from the beginning: an actual story. I can’t give it anything over 2 stars.

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I tried to finish this book a few times. Explicit sex scenes were just too much. That begs the question: When is it too much sex in a book?

I’ve read a lot of contemporary romance where the written sex and done tastefully but when a book has more pornographic details than it does a storyline, it becomes boring to me.

I am definitely not a prude, so don’t take this the wrong way. I stream erotic games on Pornhub and I don’t hide it. If they placed if the book under a romance category and not a Literotica, I will not revisit it. There are some authors who believe that since they want to write for an adult audience, adding nine out of fourteen chapters of dirty talk is too much. You can tell a story without becoming too explicit. I have read some spotless and wonderful literature that left a good impression. It made me feel warm and in love, especially if the character development was very well.

What exactly was this book about? What was the conflict besides the main character feeling erotically charged over the sight of her boss’s biceps? I cannot remember because there was nothing to remember.

Maybe this may be the book for you, but it is definitely not the book for me. I’ll store it away in the archive.

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Book Review | Second Chances

Second Chances

Second Chances by Alison Stanley
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

I know it’s a Christian romance book but there was no character development.

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I hate giving a book one star but one star does not mean it’s a bad book. I rate my books based on whether I will go back to read it.

This is a book that I will not go back to read.

My one-sentence review on Goodreads says it all. It’s a Christian romance about second chances. No, no, no. It is not the second chance that you are thinking of. It is not the second chance that most relationships hand out when one partner did something wrong, such as committing adultery.

A second chance with your choice. Such as you made a mistake in life, they will forgive you. God gave you the sign to continue on.

This started off as a romance book, but it led to a path of morality. The story follows Rachel, who has to decide between two men. One is the church boy and the other, a single father who doesn’t follow a religion, which is negative for Rachel. Then there is Hannah who married the love of her life but a secret she was holding for so long was tearing her apart. At first, I thought Hannah had committed adultery, but it was a just feeling for someone in her past. Her husband forgave all, and they both moved on.

As for Rachel, she picked single father Nate only to find out that after spending time with her and feeling like God forgave him; He returned to his son’s mother to rebuild their relationship for their son. It was a bummer for Rachel who had to turn back to church boy after rejecting him for the bad boy.

Well, you can imagine what happens.

That was it.

I guess I was hoping for a different story but as I mentioned above, this is a Christian novel where family, faith, and forgiveness is more important than adding fuel to the fire to get readers excited. It gives readers hope. It is a very short story, so this can be a good read for anyone while waiting at the DMV or doctor’s office.

I don’t have a thought on this matter, so I will leave this review the way it is. Thanks for reading and I hope to hear your feedback soon.

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Book Review | Saving Wishes

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Saving Wishes (Wishes, #1)

Saving Wishes by G.J. Walker-Smith
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I didn’t expect to finish this book in less than 24 hours because I haven’t sat down with a good book in almost a decade.

.. But I did.

This book delves into the storyline fairly quickly, introducing each character and their meanings without missing a beat. I read one of the one-star reviews and although I can understand the reader’s annoyance about cliff hangers; I don’t think the review was fair on the author nor the intentions of the story.

Back to the book. I didn’t miss a beat. I read every word. I took in every little visual the author intended to introduce into this book. I know many people can relate to the issues that seventeen-year-old Charli the spider was going through, along with her dreams and aspirations. Then there was the secret that could have confused any teenage girl who felt her whole life was a lie. Oh, let’s not forget big wonder who helped her build the confidence that she needed to move forward with her goals.

Should the ending have ended the way it did? I expected Ethan and Nic to do what they did and yes, the ending was a great touch. It leads me to download the next series and in five hours, I will review Second Heart (wishes number 2) and hopefully, I’ll find out what happened to Mitchell and Roe somewhere down the line.

Great literature and definitely something worth reading.

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I read this book two years ago. At that moment when I laid eyes on book one of the wish series, I remember the feeling I used to get when I am reading young adult novels in my teenage years. There was just something about Charli and her innocent imagination of fairies and make-belief.

Then you have Adam.

The relationship that these two have was sweet and innocent enough where you know there could be no drama between them. If there were any, you would not hang at the edge of your seat, wondering how they will get over it because he is patient when Charli is not.

I am writing this personal review from memory since I read these years ago and I have since read most of the series by this time. I remember Charli finding out who her father was and my first thought was, “this will mess this girl up so badly!” It was bad enough that she felt abandoned at a young age but once she found out that her father was right there with her the whole time and have never abandoned her, you can feel the pain and the forgiveness after he exposed the reason.

Overall, the details of the story along with how beautifully crafted Pipers Cove was, I set the thought of traveling to Australia on my bucket list. I want to see those pictures that Charli was famous for. I was to feel the breeze of the sea as I pretended to surf with her.

This book ended with Adam leaving back to New York and Charli have decided she would set her travel to Africa with Mitchell. The question of “what will happen to Charli and Adam” will have you picking up book two of the series.