99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Dates Read: January 29 – February 2, 2019
Synopsis: Darcy Barrett has undertaken a global survey of men. She’s travelled the world, and can categorically say that no one measures up to Tom Valeska, whose only flaw is that Darcy’s twin brother Jamie saw him first and claimed him forever as his best friend. Despite Darcy’s best efforts, Tom’s off limits and loyal to her brother, 99%. That’s the problem with finding her dream man at age eight and peaking in her photography career at age twenty—ever since, she’s had to learn to settle for good enough.
When Darcy and Jamie inherit a tumble-down cottage from their grandmother, they’re left with strict instructions to bring it back to its former glory and sell the property. Darcy plans to be in an aisle seat halfway across the ocean as soon as the renovations start, but before she can cut and run, she finds a familiar face on her porch: house-flipper extraordinaire Tom’s arrived, he’s bearing power tools, and he’s single for the first time in almost a decade.
Suddenly Darcy’s considering sticking around to make sure her twin doesn’t ruin the cottage’s inherent magic with his penchant for grey and chrome. She’s definitely not staying because of her new business partner’s tight t-shirts, or that perfect face that’s inspiring her to pick up her camera again. Soon sparks are flying—and it’s not the faulty wiring. It turns out one percent of Tom’s heart might not be enough for Darcy anymore. This time around, she’s switching things up. She’s going to make Tom Valeska 99 percent hers.
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Heart of Iron by Bec McMaster
Dates Read: December 26-30, 2018
Goodreads Synopsis: Lena Todd makes the perfect spy. Nobody suspects the flirtatious debutante could be a sympathizer for the humanist movement haunting London’s vicious blue blood elite. Not even the ruthless Will Carver, the one man she can’t twist around her little finger, and the one man whose kiss she can’t forget… Continue reading “Book Review: Heart of Iron by Bec McMaster”
Here’s the fourth installment of my catch-up reviews, and it’s the longest: contemporary romance. This could also be called “A Bunch of Lauren Layne Reviews and Some Others.” Continue reading “Contemporary Romance Reviews: Catching Up”
Here is the second installment of my catch-up reviews, and it’s for nonfiction: Continue reading “Nonfiction Reviews: Catching Up”
Soooo I’ve been slacking on the blogging front. But whatever, it’s fine, right? Anyway, I’m going to be catching up with posts rounding up my unwritten reviews since the end of April in genre-specific posts. Here’s the first!
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Title: Sally Heathcote: Suffragette
Authors: Mary M. and Bryan Talbot, Kate Charlesworth (Illustrator)
Genre: GN, HF
Dates Read: March 22 – April 9, 2018
Synopsis: Sally Heathcote: Suffragette is a gripping inside story of the campaign for votes for women. A tale of loyalty, love, and courage, set against a vividly realized backdrop of Edwardian Britain, it follows the fortunes of a maid-of-all-work swept up in the feminist militancy of the era. Sally Heathcote: Suffragette is a stunning collaboration from Costa Award winners, Mary and Bryan Talbot. Teamed up with acclaimed illustrator Kate Charlesworth, Sally Heathcote‘s lavish pages bring history to life.
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Here I’ve compiled the remaining reviews from the books I read in 2017. There are 15 reviews in total, and I apologize if there are any typos or formatting issues since I haven’t really proofread them (oops). But, without further ado, here are my reviews:
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