venerdì 16 aprile 2021
giovedì 15 aprile 2021
I was so excited to read this book because it is a kind of follow up, but it could be also read as a standalone, of For The Love Of English, the first book I’ve ever read written by A. M. Hargrove, the story that made me discover her writing and that made me her fan.
English Bridges is a graphic designer, she works at her father’s studio. She is also a single mother of a cute six years old girl, Easton. Tristian Baines is a photographer who just got the job of his life, he’ll work next to the best natural photographer Beck Bridges.
When English and Tristian meet for the first time at the studio they instantly take a dislike for one another, thinking the worst of each other, but when the dire circumstamcies require it they are willing to put their animosity aside in order to help each other and to protect the little Easton.
I've enjoyed to follow English and Tristian’s journey, I liked their bantering and their work ethic but I wanted to pull their ears when they awfully depicted each other as a brat and an arse without even knowing each other better.
At times this story reminded me of Beck and Sharidan’s one but not too much because the villains in English and Tristian’s story are so bad they put the main characters into the most dangerous situations.
I loved to meet again some of the old characters and to know better this grown up version of English.
I highly recommend to get this novel if you like fake relationships trope, a sweet and inquisitive little girl and an hilarious wedding at Las Vegas.
martedì 13 aprile 2021
I’ve read this book too quickly because it was amazing.
I loved to see a professional women hockey team take form, and even if the unequal treatment between the women league and the men league is appalling I’m so proud of these women who keep their dreams and still enjoy to play this sport.
Anton Bayer decided that this is his season to shine. He won’t do anything to jeopardize his career once again, he will stay away from alcohol, women and scandals, but he couldn’t imagine to be bewitched by a beautiful woman on skates on his first day back at work with the Bruisers. When Sylvie Hansen got a call from the Bombshells asking her to become the second goalie of the team, she thought that was fate and maybe her late mother had a hand in it too. So she transferred from Canada to Brooklyn to play hockey and to finally live near her first love who plays for the Brooklyn Bruisers, but Bryce is still focused on his career, he is closed off with his personal life and he gives her mixed signals. Sylvie feels deluded and confused but fortunately she meets some great people in the new city and she easily becomes Anton’s friend. Will Anton keep his focus on his game or will he act on his attraction for the only woman he should stay away? Will Sylvie get over her love for Bryce or will she make him change his mind?
I liked Anton and Sylvie, they are funny, their friendship is so easy and comfortable, and they take care of each other really well.
I appreciated how this story never felt like a love triangle because I can’t stand those.
I didn’t like Bryce and all his confusing actions too much, I really wished Sylvie slapped him sometimes.
Thank you Sarina Bowen for bringing back my Love Bridger and other well known characters from previous books.
What are you doing still here? Please go get this book as soon as possible.
martedì 6 aprile 2021
Richard Lacey has just found out to be the last heir of the late Viscount Easterby, inheriting the title, the mansion and even the family’s bad luck. After two accidents that almost killed him he is convinced that there is someone who is threatining the family’s heir life, because also the deaths of the Viscount’s sons wete mysterious, and he starts to investigate. Emma Smythe has travelled back to England disguised as a boy with her young brother only to find out that her grandfather has died and his house is now inhabited by a far cousin. At first she doesn’t trust Richard, but soon she sees his good faith and his desire to help her family. Will they solve the mystery before it’s too late? Or the Smythe heirs are destined to disappear?
I liked Richard and Emma so much, they are different from each other, mild and meticulous the first and obstinate and feisty the latter, but at the same time perfect. Even if there aren’t too many displays of affection between them it isn’t difficult to see their feelings growing chapter after chapter.
I also liked the supporting characters and I hope to see more of them in the next books in the series.
I’ve enjoyed this story because the storyline is well thought, well written and gripping.
The characters’ journey kept me in suspense and I really wished they could be alive and happy in the end.