• ‘I hugged her. I was holding her with every part of me, every piece of my flesh that could reach her.
    And I didn’t let go.
    Not even when she fell asleep.’

    As we wipe away our tears, we declare this to be one of our favourite reads this year. This is one of those books we feel the need to grab every fellow reader who appreciates an extraordinarily well written and heartfelt story, one that relies on raw human emotion rather than unnecessary drama or theatrics and yell, read this book. The feelings you’ll experience from this story will leave you breathless, cherishing every moment, and remembering Alix, Dylan and Smith’s story as though you lived it.

    There is something almost spiritual about this story, a story about the empowerment of love, its strength, its resilience, and its pain, and didn’t Marni Mann just give her whole heart to these characters. Her convincing, sincere and heart-rending story showcased her incredible writing talent, in a story that affected us deeply; one that will forever live within us.

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  • “I want him to want me. Like the epic kind of love where he comes for me. The kind where he doesn’t take no for an answer. The kind that involves begging and groveling. I want him to chase me. Need me. I want him to hold me in his arms the way I’ve held him in my heart.”

    What a way to start the reading year with this unforgettable epic, believable and all-encompassing love story! However, the love aspect is just a small part of A Place Without You, because this is so much more than a love story. This is a life story. This is a story that will engulf you in its pain, its beauty, its honesty, and its love. The love between Henna and the tortured Bodhi, the love between Bodhi and his father, and Henna’s love for her Mum, Dad, and stepdad. There are so many layers to this story and every single one had us on the verge of tears – happy and sad – or ugly crying for so many reasons throughout. So many emotions!

    The undercurrent of family loyalty, sacrifice and responsibility spoke to our hearts, the romantic heart of the story moved us in a way we’ll never forget.

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  • ‘It was the kind of magic that comes after a lifetime of searching, when you stumble upon something so perfect, you stop looking, and you say: Yes. This. I know this. I feel this. I’ve heard its footsteps echo down the hallways of my soul.’

    Sometimes a book comes along that grabs your imagination by the very scruff and demands you to vividly experience, feel, see, scent and taste every single word conveyed by its Author. A story that burrows so deep into your heart that it finds a home.

    A reader lives a thousand lives and the life we led in the Mists of the Serengeti was quite simply spectacular. A masterpiece. A rich and fragrant life filled with beauty, heartbreak, tragedy, hope, suspense and ultimately a love story of grand proportion. A love story that convinced and compelled us to the point where we saw nothing else but two souls merging through fate and ultimate consequence. Love in picturesque multicolour where darkness seeps in, to scar and destroy. A love that rose out of rubble and dust. Despair and injustice walking hand in hand with hope, spirit, and inspiration.

     

    TBB 5 Stars

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  • ‘I’m a living proof that a heart can be broken a thousand times and still function, still keep you alive— desperately hoping that it won’t happen again, all the while knowing it will.’

    Every now and then we’re blessed to read a book that reaches into our soul, touching us in ways we know we’ll never forget. A story that leaves us in complete awe of an author’s phenomenal talent, pondering how we can ever do justice to the words we’ve been so privileged to read.  A story where the words, the feelings, the characters and the journey the author took us on are indelibly etched into our hearts, constantly reliving all the heart-warming, heartbreaking and memorable moments over and over again. The Ribbon Duet by Pepper Winters is that book.  We experienced the complete sphere of emotions in Ren and Della’s unforgettable soulmate love story.

     

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  • “When I touch you, I’m touching you because I want to make you happy. When I kiss you, I’m kissing you because you have the most incredible mouth I’ve ever seen and you know I can’t not kiss it. And when I make love to you—I’m doing exactly that. I’m making love to you because I’m in love with you.”

    Colleen Hoover is one storyteller who we feel could write just about anything and it would be captivating. There is the perfect blend of light and dark in this book so you don’t feel weighed under with sadness but you do feel sad, you do feel the hopelessness and the hopefulness of Sky and Holder.  Just as it becomes too much and you think you won’t recover, the author injects humour and warmth and brings you back from the brink.  It was perfectly crafted, wonderfully told and Hopeless forever has a special place in our hearts. A story not to be missed. When Holder reassures Sky that  “the moment my lips touch yours, it will be your first kiss. Because if you’ve never felt anything when someone’s kissed you, then no one’s ever really kissed you.  Not the way I plan on kissing you” – and how true this was! Not only did Sky feel that first kiss but we did too!

    TBB 5 Stars

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“I don’t do crazy, Payton. Ever. I do order and logic and reason and you are none of those things.”
“I might grow on you though.”

We know what to expect now when starting a book by Jana Aston, and that is to fall hopelessly in love with her characters and get a face ache from the perma grin and spontaneous laughter. Once again this is exactly what happened in Good Time.  There’s something so incredibly likable about Jana Aston’s heroines. They’re quirky, positively nonsensical at times yet in the same breath we completely understand the grain of purpose or meaning which ultimately lies beneath Payton’s rather obscure observations. Good Time is told in her POV.

We have to mention that ALL the characters in Good Time were fabulous, seriously we loved them all and want more, more of everyone and everything! Mark, Cannon and Lawson ALL need their own books! Is Good Time over the top, silly and full of hot nookie? Yes…yes…yes….but we bloody loved it. It made us smile, it made us proper belly laugh and it made us come over all unnecessary.

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