December 24, 2011

I'm in No Mood For Love by Rachel Gibson (Sex, Lies & Online Dating #2)

  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Avon 
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060773175 
 What is Clare Wingate doing? One minute she's suffering in a pretty-in-pink gown she'll never wear again, and the next thing she knows it's morning ... and she has the nastiest hangover of her life. 

To make matters worse, she's wearing nothing but a spritz of Escada and lying next to Sebastian Vaughn ... her girlhood crush turned sexy, globe hopping journalist. Somewhere between the toast and the toss of the bouquet she'd gotten herself into a whole lot of trouble. 

Clare had the right to go wild - after all, she'd been knocked off her dyed-to-match shoes after finding her own fiance in a compromising position with the washing machine repairman. Clearly her society wedding is off. 

But Sebastian pushed all the wrong buttons - and some of the right ones, too. Claire is in no mood for love - not even for lust - and wants to forget about Sebastian and his six-pack abs. ASAP. But he isn't in the mood to go away, and his kiss is impossible to forget. - Copied from the back of the book.

This was the second book in the writer friends series by Rachel Gibson. This book took me just a little longer to get into verses the first one. I did enjoy this book though and read it pretty quickly. I really liked Sebastian and how he enteracted with Clare. Once Clare finally loosened up things moved pretty quickly between the two. I also enjoyed learning about another writer friend in this series. Good book and am looking forward to the next one. 4 Stars

December 10, 2011

Wildflower Hill by Kimberley Freeman

  • Paperback: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Touchstone
  • ISBN-13: 978-1451623499 
Emma, a prima ballerina in London, is at a crossroads after an injured knee ruins her career. Forced to rest and take stock of her life, she finds that she's mistaken fame and achievement for love and fulfillment. Returning inheritance: a sheep station in isolated rural Australia. Certain she has been saddled with an irritating burden. Emma prepares to leave for Wildflower Hill to sell the estate. 

Beattie also found herself at a crossroads as a young woman, but she was pregnant and unwed. She eventually found success - but only after following an unconventional path that was often dangerous and heartbreaking. Beattie knew the lessons she learned in life would be important to Emma one day: and she wanted to make sure Emma's heart remained open to love, no matter what life brought. She knew the magic of the Australian wilderness would show Emma the way.  - taken from the back of the book

Not only did I win this book in a giveaway from Goodreads my book club Novel Ladies chose this book as a November group read so I had two reasons to read it. I am glad that I entered the giveaway for this and chose to read it. This book grabbed me from the first page and I could not put it down. I like how it told both the story of Emma and Beattie's struggles and how they both overcame them. I think I liked reading about Beattie a little more than Emma but enjoyed both. I felt so bad for Beattie as it felt like life just kept knocking her down but she kept overcoming the struggles. I was so sad for her and the situation with her daughter. Emma on the other had it easier in life and then took it all for granted until she became injured and learned to look at life in a new perspective. I wished the book would have taken us just a little further along as I felt the ending left us hanging just a little and wanting more. 5 stars for me.

FTC DISCLOSURE:I received this book in return for a fair and honest review.