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The Velvet Chair – A review

The Velvet Chair by C.P. Mandara (Velvet Lies #1) Publication date: February 6th, 2017 Oh, darling. You’re going to be so easy to conquer.” His finger reached under my chin and pulled my face back to meet his. “I can’t wait to strip you out of that dress and watch you crawl around my home naked. I’m going to spank that delectable ass with every damn pervertible I can find. Hairbrushes, wooden spoons, spatulas, and I might even try a damn baking sheet. That ass of yours is always going to be prettily pink and perfectly swollen while you’re under Read More

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Chance at Redemption – A Review

Chance at Redemption by Samatha Harris (Madison Square #3) Published by: Limitless Publishing Publication date: May 23rd 2017 Gwen Stevens had a privileged life until her father spoke three little words that turned her world upside down. “You’re cut off.” Broke and desperate, Gwen is forced to accept a waitressing job, but this glimmer of hope has a price. As if being a cocktail waitress isn’t bad enough, she has to do it in a dive bar called The Den, and her bad luck doesn’t stop there. She also needs to deal with the new owner, a blue-eyed, self-righteous ass determined Read More

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No Easy Target – A review

No Easy Target by Iris Johansen Published by  St.Martin’s Press Publish Date: Apr 25, 2017 Pages: 352   “Margaret Douglas has worked hard to put her painful past behind her. Raised off the grid in an abusive home, her only escape was the nearby forest where she sought refuge whenever she could. There, in the peaceful woods, she discovered a strange gift: the ability to understand animals and to communicate with them. And so those creatures became her only friends, her only joy during a desolate childhood. Now Margaret wants nothing more than to live a quiet life, close to Read More

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The Roanoke Girls – A Review

The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel Published by Crown Published Date: March 7, 2017 Pages: 288       Wow!  This book was just amazing.  I wasn’t sure what to expect going into this book.  I had quickly read the blurb but by the time I started to read I had pretty much forgotten what it was all about.  After starting the first few pages and putting the book down, I thought that it wasn’t really for me and kind of dreaded having to read it. I picked it back up a few days later and settled in for a Read More

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Nutshell – A Review

Nutshell by Ian McEwan Published by Knopf Canada Pages 206 Overview What to say about this book. Hmmm…it was….It was quite an unusual book in so many ways. This is my first Ian McEwan book but he is an author that has been recommended to me on numerous occasions. I think the top title I have been told to read is Atonement. And as much as that novel had been touted as his best work, I decided to start with Nutshell. The premise alone drew me in. There is nothing I love more than a retelling, especially a Shakespear retelling. Read More

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Between the world and me – A review

Published by Spiegel & Grau Released: July 14, 2015 Pages: 163 “In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of “race,” a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men—bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like Read More

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March TBR

ALL RIGHT LET’S GET THIS GOING… I have quite the list of books that I hope to read this month so, let’s get this train moving!  My first goal is to complete all five novels that have been shortlisted for Canada Reads 2017.  Lucky for me, one of these books was also chosen for our book club pick, whew! The five books for Canada Reads are: The Break by Katherena Vermette, published by House of Anansi Press and will be defended by Candy Palmater.  This is also out book club pick, so I have one less book for the month to get Read More