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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Review: Goddess of The Hunt by Tessa Dare

I'm not going to lie, I have had this book on my TBR pile for well over a year now. I remember that I bought it at a library book sale and that the story looked promising but I hated the cover. I will be totally honest, I am a cover girl. I will buy almost any book if it has a great cover. There have been many a good book that took me years to read because I just flat out hated the cover. That was the case for me with this book. It was so boring and it just looked like it would be a slightly slower story once I openned it. Can I just say with this book, I was completely wrong. I adored this book! It started off with a bang and didn't slow down until I turned the last page.

Lucy Waltham has been living with her brother Henry ever since both of her parents died. Lucy is a tomboy and is completely in love with Henry's friend Sir Tobias Aldridge and has been for eight years. She has found out that Toby has plans to propose to Sophia Hathaway who is also staying at the estate. Lucy decides that she will try and seduce Toby but in order to do that she must practice on her brothers other friend Jeremy Trescott, Earl of Kendall. After three kisses Jeremy has realized that his best friends younger sister Lucy is no longer a girl but a fiery woman and he cannot stop thinking about her.

This book was so much more than just two people finding love with one another. We are able to see the growth between both characters. I was able to see the love that both had for each other. It might not have been an easy road but they still made it in the end. I definitely recommend this book.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Dinner and Books

So yesterday I had Easter dinner with my family. For once it was nice. Normally with my family there is a lot of talking over one another and usually someone fights with someone else. Not this time. We all got along and I got to talk about my favorite topic with my aunt and her husband-books. I savor these talks because I really have no one else to talk to about books-unless you count online friends. We talked for hours on the types of books we like to read and the possibility of writing a novel. Turns out my uncle, her husband wants to write a couple of books based on cases he has seen while working as a detective. I think it's a splendid idea. Too be honest I'm a little jealous. I wish I had something that I could possibly write down. All I get are a few scenes here and there and somehow I'm supposed to construct a whole story from it. I just honestly don't see it happening. I don't know, maybe I'm a Debby Downer or maybe it's just me being realistic. I just wish I knew. Is it this hard for other would be writers?