Save The Date
by Jenny B. Jones
When Alex and Lucy pick out wedding invitations, they wonder if they can be printed in vanishing ink.
Former NFL star Alex Sinclair is a man who has it all--except the votes he needs to win his bid for Congress. Despite their mutual dislike, Alex makes Lucy a proposition: pose as his fiance in return for the money she desperately needs. Bound to a man who isn't quite what he seems, Lucy will find her heart on the line--and maybe even her life. When God asks Alex and Lucy to scrap their playbook and follow his rules, will they finally say, "I do"?
Save the Date by Jenny B. Jones
Review by Me
4.5 Squees/ 5 Squees
Oh man, I don't even know what to start on this book. I absolutely loved everything about this book. I cried, I laughed and I of coursed Squeed many many times. I completely and utterly loved both the main characters, Lucy and Alex. They had amazing chemistry and they were the perfect pair for this story. I really could tell that Jenny B. Jones loved them as she wrote about them. You could feel the time and the dedication she put in to developing her characters.
The storyline was also great. Both Lucy and Alex have dark pasts that they're working through and you see their struggles throughout the book. I love the work Lucy does with the girls program and the dedication she has for her work is phenomenal. Being a Thomas Nelson novel, this book also had a great message that really pulled on my heart strings. It's not often that I read a book with religious themes and love it. The message wasn't suffocating and I never felt like I was reading a "religious" book. All in all, I thought this was a great story of suffering, family and love. You'll squee just like I did during Lucy and Alex's more personal moments.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Saturday, January 8, 2011
by Bree DespainSynopsis:
I stood back and watched his movements. Daniel had that way about him that could shut me down in an instant. . . . I kicked the gravel a couple of times and worked up my courage again. “Tell me . . . I mean . . . why did you come back? Why now, after all this time?”
Grace Divine, daughter of the local pastor, always knew something terrible happened the night Daniel Kalbi disappeared—the night she found her brother Jude collapsed on the porch, covered in blood. But she has no idea what a truly monstrous secret that night really held. And when Daniel returns three years later, Grace can no longer deny her attraction to him, despite promising Jude she’ll stay away.
As Grace gets closer to Daniel, her actions stir the ancient evil Daniel unleashed that horrific night. Grace must discover the truth behind Jude and Daniel's dark secret . . . and the cure that can save the ones she loves. But she may have to lay down the ultimate sacrifice to do it—her soul.
by Bree DespainSynopsis:
*Spoiler Alert* - If you have not read The Dark Divine, this synopsis may contain spoilers.
Grace Divine made the ultimate sacrifice to cure Daniel Kalbi. She was infected with the werewolf curse while trying to save him, and lost her beloved brother in the process. When Grace receives a haunting phone call from Jude, she knows what she must do. She must become a Hound of Heaven.
Desperate to find Jude, Grace befriends Talbot—a newcomer to town who promises her that he can help her be a hero. But as the two grow closer, the wolf grows in Grace, and her relationship with Daniel is put in danger—in more ways than one.
Unaware of the dark path she is walking, Grace begins to give into the wolf inside of her—not realizing that an enemy has returned and a deadly trap is about to be sprung.
The Dark Divine and The Lost Saint by Bree Despain
Review by Me
4.5 Squees/ 5 SqueesI absolutely loved these books. They had an awesome mix of paranormal, romance and everyday life to not only make them believable, but to draw in anyone from page one.
In the Dark Divine, you meet Grace Divine, average everyday artist girl. She's a pastor's daughter, and living within that lifestyle. You also meet Daniel, a troubled teen from Grace's childhood and her one true love. These two characters just dragged you into the book. Between their relationship with each other and Daniel's dark past, I was completely enthralled with this series from book one.
Bree Despain has quite a knack for making you fall in love with her characters and she kept me turning the pages. There is a nice twist in the first book, that I sort of saw coming, but I can say I was shocked with the outcome. I love the way the whole book rode along through the despair and heartache in Daniel's life, but it wasn't overwhelming.
In The Lost Saint, we have the same cast of characters with a couple of new faces. I won't go into to much detail plot-wise, since I'm not one for spoilers, but the story just keeps getting better. There is a new character named Talbot in this book, that I just adored. Everything about him just makes you love him. I love that the author mixed everything up a bit throwing him into the mix. He's very different from the other characters in the book and he definitely makes this interesting. Once again Bree Despain through in a twist with this one, I saw things coming, but there was a lot that surprised me.
I definitely enjoyed reading both of these books and I can't wait for another installment. I know there has to be more. She can't just leave it where she did. I loved the characters, the story line and the writing in both books. Plus, who doesn't love a hot paranormal boys.
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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Egmont USA. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”