Thursday, 29 September 2016

Cover Love #16 International Version

Hello folks! Did you miss us last week? We are terribly sorry for the small hiatus but we had no other choice. Jordan was seriously sick (send her good vibes, she has been miserable), Inia was running rampant with her exams and work was kicking mine and Zoe's arses. I still can't believe we all survived last week. Personally, I would say all credit to saved me from permanent lunacy.

Anyway, we are back and hopefully there will be no more hiatuses anywhere in the near future. And guess what, this week's cover love is special!

Basically, we are going to have covers of books of international authors. Usually the large majority of our book covers are from US Publishers so we decided to switch things up a little bit. And I am so proud to be master brain behind this brilliant idea (I am modest like that). I hope you guys enjoy!

The Immortals of Meluha by Amish Tripathi | Cover Love
The Immortals of Meluha by Amish Tripathi


Hira: I should start by saying what a huge success this book was. You think Greek mythology is cool? Wait till you have dabbled into the Indian stories. I seriously became addicted to this stuff after reading this book.
Okay, I should talk about the book cover here. Maybe I will do a book review of this one and fan girl there...tell me if you guys want it.
So, the whole reason I picked the book was the cover. It looked like a fantasy cover but there was something really edgy about this one. The colour palate for one was very very intriguing.  The man with the dreadlocks and numerous scars, the deadly looking trident right behind his spine, the inscriptions at the top...I was captivated by this cover. And let me tell you, this was a book I finished in one go. You just can't put it down.

Zoella: I have nothing much to add to what Hira has said. I like how all the individual elements come together and how everything is centred. This is the kind of cover that captures your attention even in an aisle of overflowing books.

The teleportation Accident by Ned Beauman | Cover Love
The teleportation Accident by Ned Beauman

Hira: Very innovative, isn't it. The cover looks like loose sheets. I loved this one at first glance but for some reason it feels weird after staring at it for a few seconds. Also it's a bit difficult to read the title. I love over all colour usage, the red, the black, the yellow. It's a nice cover which makes my eyes wobbly after a few seconds.

Zoella: Oooh I love the 3-D effect of this cover. The cover looks very classy. Even the font is getting cut by the panels of red. This cover has a lot going on and even though this looks like a book I won't pick up, I am a sucker for this cover.

L.I.E.B.E hoch drei by Vanessa Mansini | Cover love
L.I.E.B.E hoch drei by Vanessa Mansini


Hira: This is not a Hira-ish cover but I feel this is really a Jordan-ish cover. Seriously she might love it. I won't be surprised if it was she who picked this one. The cover idea is cute I guess, but I have never been a fan of Barbie pink. I like how authentic the chalk marks look.

Zoella: I don't think Jordan will like it. She tends to gravitate towards pastel colours. I picked the cover because the cover managed to use a colour stereotyped as feminine and girly into something edgy without losing sexiness. Is Roman ( the name in one of the columns) the hero or something?
I don't like that because it's just written normally while the other graphics looks like it has been drawn with chalk.

The Twisted Citadel by Sara Douglass | cover love
The Twisted Citadel by Sara Douglass


Hira: Now this is a Zoella Rose cover if there was one. You love this, don't you Zoe?  I personally am very curious about the bubble head like things at the bottom of the cover. It's not it helmets? I like the colour palate and the font, but it's too fantasy-ish (I am using a lot of -ish today)

Zoella: LOL. There is so much action going on in the cover, the fairy, the huntsman, the mystic riders. This one looks like an fantasy of epic size. And yes, those are helmets. But one thing I hate about the over is the title font. It's too congested. There should've been more space between the letters.

All that remains by Lauren Dane | cover love
All that remains by Lauren Dane

Hira: This one I love. The font, the colour palate, the girl, everything. Also love the tagline...(my inner romantic swoons) The designs at the bottom are a bit out of place but it doesn't bother me much. 

Zoella: This is a really cool cover and I like those two little flourishes on the bottom. I'm not sure whether it's contemporary because the series name suggests otherwise. But, all in all this is a pretty eye-catching cover.

Unwanted by Kristina Ohlsson | cover love
Unwanted by Kristina Ohlsson


Hira: Very dark. That's the phrase for this cover and I love it! I have this explainable draw towards  creepy, sad books and this feeds my inner masochist. I want to read this. I want to at least check out the blurb. See the blood inside the shoe? I want to know what this book is all about!

Zoella: Add it to your TBR list Hira because I have a feeling you might like this one. For me the most intriguing part about this cover is the white light around the shoe. to me it looks like a puppy. I'm not sure whether it was intended or not, but I like how it adds another layer of smbolism to th cover. And the bllod on the shoes is the right touch to guide the reader as to what genre this is.

The Seventh Child by Erik Vallor | cover love
The Seventh Child by Erik Vallor


Hira: Interesting name and cover. The cradles with each alphabet corresponding to it, very innovative. It intrigues me...which means its a good cover in my eyes. But I am not a fan of the overall style of the cover. It's eye catching but somehow not in a good way.

Zoella: I love solving puzzles and this cover makes me want to solve it. Since, I concentrate mainly fantasy I don't come across many covers that play with the title like this. It's a refresshing change. This looks like a dark and intriging story. I m going to read this.

Throne of the crescent moon by Saladin Ahmed | cover love
Throne of the crescent moon by Saladin Ahmed

Author is Arab-American

Hira: It's a childish cover and I have never been into illustrations. So I am not gonna say much here, since I can't find anything to say.

Zoella: I love this cover. Everything from the font, colours, the burning skeleton, the crescent moon to the fog hidden palaces. This one looks epic.I love the long haired guy, he looks crazy scary. I'm fangirling over this cover so much now. But, one thing I would wih to change is the old wizard because he is the current focal point of the cover. I want it to the fighters. But, other than that no complaints

Hira: My favorites this week have to be The Immortals of Meluha and Unwanted. 

Zoella: For me, it's hands down Throne of the Crescent Moon. 

Which one was your fav cover. Coment below. And has anyone read Magic Binds or Crooked Kingdom yet? I'm going to start on Crooked Kingdom after I finish fangirling over how good Magic Binds was.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

What do you think about this?

So, bit of  sad news. We will be going on a hiatus for a week. That means we won't be doing our usual features like Cover Love, Book Review and Book nerd problems. All five of us are really sorry, but sometimes life just gets in the way.

I wanted to ask you something. I was discussing with the others whether or not to start a movie review feature. Should we limit it to just a book blog or expand it to include movie reviews?

What do you think?

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Book Nerd Problems #13 | Reader Problems

And it's that time of the week again. How are my fellow Book Nerds faring these days? This week's problem is very very relatable, huh? Any Game of Thrones fans around? You guys would know this issue best I guess.

Seriously, being patient is not an easy task at all. Zoe has practically gone crazy because her favorite author postponed the release date of a sequel. Has this happened to any of you...let me know, I love hearing these stuff. 

Anyway, good news, George R R Martin has promised that Winds of Winter will release before Season 7.  So things might be looking up for you GoT fans at least.

Also if you have any problems like this and would like to have it featured in here....shoot us a message. Till we meet again, Adios!

Friday, 16 September 2016

Scarlett- A Gone with the Wind Sequel | A Review | #reviewfriday

                                “TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY.”

I remember sitting shocked as one of the best reads of my life ended like this. Never in a million years did I expect Margaret Mitchell to end the novel at such a cliffhanger. I was literally left gaping at the back cover of Gone with the Wind as Rhett left Scarlet. 

In an interview with Yank magazine, Mitchell later said that she had no clue of what happens after that. She quoted, "For all I know, Rhett may have found someone else who was less—difficult.” That messed me up even more. I couldn't imagine such an ending and was very very pissed, thus began my journey in search of a good sequel. I remember the hours spent surfing through fanfiction sites to no avail...and then came my hero. 

Super Dad to the rescue. He found me not one but two sequels!

The first one called Scarlett, was written by Alexandra Ripley and was more widely accepted and truth be told I found it a much better and believable sequel than the other one- Rhett Butler's People.

Book: Scarlett
Author: Alexandra Ripley
Genre: History, Romance Novel.

While the book noway near matches the original brilliance of Gone with the Wind, I very much felt that it was an brilliant attempt. The story starts off from where the first book ended and takes us back to Tara along with Scarlett. In the sequel, much of the story is told from Scarlett's point of view which goes a long way in making her a more likable character.

While old settings like Tara, Atlanta etc are revisited, Ripley also brings in a lot of new places and settings. Rhett's hometown of Charleston is brought to life as Scarlett chases after her lost husband in true Scarlett fashion. The novel also gives you a peek into Rhett's family and past life, something which Mitchell just glossed over in Gone with the Wind. Savannah is another place which comes to life under Ripley's pen-as Scarlett visits her mother's family there. New characters are introduced, new plot lines develop, romantic rivals for both Rhett and Scarlett emerge, unprecedented situations, unexpected friendships, misunderstandings and misgivings, the novel brings it all to the table.

*Spoilers Ahead*

With the new plot lines and characters, the novel also brings in much needed closure for characters like Ashley, Wade, Ella and even India. The book also introduces Scarelett as well as the readers to the Irish side of her family. She meets her great multitude of cousins in Savannah and learns more about her father's ancestry and heritage, ultimately she decides to visit Ireland to see her father's land.

The one thing I absolutely loved about the novel was 'Cat'. While I had found the character of Bonnie too selfish and self-centered (Like mother, like daughter), Cat was a combination of the best parts of Rhett and Scarlett. Also it is Cat that makes Scarlett grow up and makes her see the world with different eyes. Of all her kids, Cat's the only one who pulls out all the maternal instincts in Scarlett.  

The other major new character that is introduced is Fenton, (or I should say Lord Fenton.), an arrogant man whom at first reminds Scarlett of Rhett. Fenton soon becomes so enraptured with Cat and proposes marriage to Scarlett to have offspring's of the same caliber. While he is obviously a bigger cad than Rhett, I had almost wished for the marriage to happen because if anyone could take down Fenton a notch, it was Scarlett. Also I genuinely enjoyed the dynamic between him and Cat and somehow felt that he would have made her a good father. By then Rhett was already married and expecting a child so I had pretty much given up on a happy ending- so don't blame me for wanting Cat to have a great Dad.

While the beginning and the ending are both gripping, the novel fails to retain the reader's interest through the middle parts of the story. Scarlett's stint in Ireland is largely uninteresting. The novel is written though the course of almost five years, so a lot of things happen and at many times, the reader is pretty much left with a sense of hopelessness since the conflicts seem too un-resolvable. Rhett got remarried- I almost gave up right there (Glad I didn't though).

*Spoiler Ends*

I wouldn't say Scarlett is a perfect sequel, but it was good enough to give me the closure which I desperately needed. While the book did not receive much critical appreciation, it was certainly a commercial best seller and I can certainly see why it was so. If we do a comparison, Scarlett is eons ahead of Rhett Butler's People- which I can only describe as 'confusing' at best. Maybe I will talk about it some other time. But right now, for all the Gone with the Wind lovers, I would recommend Scarlett as a must read. It truly manages to hold onto the beauty of the old world which Mitchell created without losing the complex layers which made the prequel an evergreen novel.

Rating: 4/5

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Cover Love #15

And it's time for another Cover Love. Time certainly flies doesn't it? The girls and I  had a very very unproductive week (It's raining buckets here and all us went into hibernation...waking only to eat and read.) And even now I am huddled inside my comforter with a  cup of coffee...this is bliss.

Anyway, to the topic at hand Cover Love #15. This week's covers are brought to you by photo-shop extraordinaire Zoella Rose, the Queen of grammar rules Jordan Carat, and of course the very enchanting, future New York Times Best Selling Author (wait for it) Hira Summers!

Cover Love by pentatwine | Week 15

Poison Princess by Kresley Cole | Cover Love
Poison Princess by Kresley Cole
Jordan: The fonts are amazing. I like the colour palette here. I even like the random fire at the back. However, the elements on the cover don't seem to tie up together. It's a disappointment.

Hira: I like the colour palette and the font. But something seems off. It feels like a poor attempt at photo shop. Especially the man's position and all,

From the Ashes by C.J Archer | cover love
From the Ashes by C.J Archer
Jordan: I've got one word for this - no. Random girl with her boobs pushed up till her chin is sure to grab some attention. As sinister looking this cover wants to be, it falls short while presenting an overall image that just seems off. Kudos for the title font, though.

Hira: Usually I am all for the slytherin green but here it just doesn't look good. I liked the details of the cemetery behind the girl. Seems like this is a book with some supernatural ghost stuff in it. Not my type.

Love in the time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block | cover love
Love in the time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block
Jordan: While I feels I should like this cover, I don't. Maybe it's the colour theme used here, or it's that generic butterfly. I can't even appreciate the tiny details, either.

Hira: I love this one. The name is damn catchy, (Book lovers would catch the reference *Gabriel Garza Marquez- Love in the time of Cholera) but what attracted me to this cover was the butterflies and the small details at the bottom (*gives Jordan the evil eye.) This is a book that I might actually buy to pass time while on a flight or train.

All our pretty songs by Sarah McCarry | cover love
All our pretty songs by Sarah McCarry
Jordan:  I like the way the pretty vines coil around the title. What I don't like is the colour of it, and of the author's name. This could have been one of those timeless, elegant covers for me, but it's a miss.

Hira: Isn't it pretty? I agree with Jo about the color of the Author's name font. Why use purple when you could have used green itself? By the way I felt the name was quite intriguing. I don't know...I am on a music high these days (I pretty much watch and read anything with musicians, bands or music inndustry)
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor | cover love
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
Jordan: Will I ever say yes? Not this time though, for I don't like this cover. And trust me, ti's not because I'm grumpy. I'm sitting here wrapped up in an orange blanket all warm and cozy. I've got food and I've got tea. I'm in my happy space. But these covers are not  conducive to my remaining in my happy space.
I'll admit that I like the blue, feather-y mask. I like the intricate detailing on it.
If I do pick this up, it'll be for the intriguing title and definitely not for the cover.

Hira: Why Jordy why? Why don't you like any of my cover choices? (*me and Zoe squeals simultaneously) I love the blue mask. And the name. And the font. And the green eyes beneath the mask. Apparently this book has multiple covers depending on the country it's released in (*the all-knowing Zoe supplies while fawning over the blue mask.) Go check out the other covers guys, they are pretty!
Drought by Pam Bachorz | cover love
Drought by Pam Bachorz
Jordan: No. An emphatic, absolute no. The colour of the font makes me want to un-see this cover. This is one of those 'almost there but not there because of a dumb element' cover.

Hira: I can literally feel the angst. This is definitely a tear jerker, and therefore my type. I already want to read this and sob desperately into the pillow (we established that I am weird, remember?)  The eye is so kinda reminds me of The Host by Stephanie Mayor, remember those (old days of Twilight Obsession?)
I am not a huge fan of the title font, though I don' hate it to that level of Jordan. It feels like the title font ruined the overall aura of the otherwise mysterious cover.

The Shadow Queen by C.J Redwine | cover love
The Shadow Queen by C.J Redwine
Jordan: Finally, something to write home about. I adore the attention to detail here. The grooves on the lone leaf, the glistening black apple, the dripping black liquid (black blood, perhaps?) and the title carved onto the said apple. And I like the textured effect on the corners of the book. I would definitely pick this up if I see it (and if my pocket has more than a few coins in it).

Hira: This is pretty cool. The 3D effect is awesome. It's a perfect cover in my eyes. And it;s a black apple...(*dark symbolism-my favorite) You have a good eye wonder you are so picky about covers.

And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich | cover love
And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich
Jordan: This is creepy and I like it! I love the iridescent quality to the title font, and how it spans out to cover most of the book. The branches seemingly reaching out for her make it even more eerie looking. This covers renders me speechless in a really good way.

Hira: Usually this the kind of cover I would jump to latch onto, but for some reason I hate it. The font is awesome but I hate how cluttered it all seems-the trees, the girl and everything...its not clean.I would have loved it, if it was just the tress and the title.

Jordan: Most of the covers this time were misses for me. But I really like the two that I raved about, And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich and The Shadow Queen by C.J Redwine.

Hira: The Shadow Princess was really good, I agree. I also liked Love in the Time of Global Warming.

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Book Nerd Problems #12 | Reader Problems

Hello Peeps, how's everyone doing? Weekend going well? Partying hard or sleeping in? I know, I spent the entire day lazing around in bed....seriously needed the day off after the very busy week. 

 Anyway, Book Nerd Problem...Woohoo!
Zoe asked me to write this one today and I just realized why, she knows there is no better person to talk about this problem than me!

The number of times this has happened...OMG, I have seriously lost count. How many people had asked me why I was whimpering or why my eyes were all strangers too. Oh I have to tell this story. This was back when me, Inia, and Zoe were sharing a room...we had just met each other and were not as close as we are now. I was reading this very emotional book in which the main girl dies and I was bawling my eyes out. It was like eight something on a Sunday, and Zoe and Inia were still dead to the world.Then Hope and Jordan knocked on the door, and I open it...tear stained cheeks, red puffy eyes and all. I swear they got a real scare...thought something was really wrong. And then the other two also woke up and they were so pissed when they knew what I was actually crying about. (*Lol, they always have to put up with my broken heart after reading a super angsty book...that's how I know they love me.)

Anyway tell me if you have ever had gone through this. I bet you have...come on go to the comments section, let the words flow....let me hear all about it, I really wanna know!

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden || Review Friday

I was having another one of my insomniac nights. My roommate was out of town and I had even gotten tired of Youtube. That was when I noticed  Memoirs of a Geisha lying on her table. It was not the first time I had noticed the book, but I had always put it in my to-be-read-sometime-in-the-future list. But that night, I took the book and turned the first page. When the sun came up, a golden glory of light on the horizon, I was still reading.

I wouldn't say Memoirs of a Geisha is perfect. I had a few problems with it, which I will list later. But, it is definitely one of the most page-turning books I have read in the past few months. Considering that I'm a fan of fast paced urban fantasy novels, the fact that a non-fantasy book gripped me so hard is a proof of its author's talent.

Title: Memoirs of a Geisha
Author:Arthur Golden

A literary sensation and runaway bestseller, this brilliant debut novel presents with seamless authenticity and exquisite lyricism the true confessions of one of Japan's most celebrated geisha.

In Memoirs of a Geisha, we enter a world where appearances are paramount; where a girl's virginity is auctioned to the highest bidder; where women are trained to beguile the most powerful men; and where love is scorned as illusion. It is a unique and triumphant work of fiction - at once romantic, erotic, suspenseful - and completely unforgettable

Notice that I haven't mentioned the genre, there is a reason which I will explain later.

Memoirs of a Geisha is rich in details, has a tight plot and a wide variety of characters that you can hate or empathize with. The writing is not extremely ornamental, but what amazes me is that it manages to capture each emotion, each character quirk, each detail of the kimono so perfectly. 
The author has made Sayuri, the lead protagonist, a character you can root for. Her ambitions, desires, worldview everything is interwoven into the story so deftly, that at no point of time you are left to wonder whether she is real or not.

Remember I had mentioned the genre. It's because when I read the translator's note, it made it appear as if the Arthur was just translating everything for Sayuri. But, in the acknowledgement section, the first line itself is that Sayuri is not real. I had some friends tell me that this is not a real memoir, but others are saying that it is actually based on a real person even though she wasn't credited. Even the blurb itself is confusing, they are saying it's a book of true confessions and in the same page they are saying it's a work of fictionI am leaning towards the fiction side.

A problem I had with the book was that despite it being realistic in all other aspects, when it came to the hero it ended up being a cliche. He was too perfect. My heart broke for the second lead. I am not mentioning who they are because it is part of the climax and I don't want to deprive you of the suspense.

Excluding that single glitch this novel, for me, was a masterpiece. A novel I would proudly recommend to anyone.

Rating: 4.5/5

Woah, I think that's the highest rating I've given so far. 

So far I am at 58/100 in my reading goals. What about you? Which was the last book you read or is currently reading? Which is that one book you will recommend to anyone?

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Cover Love #14

We're back with the best feature of the week,  Cover Love! And this week, all of us have pitched in with the featured covers, which is why you might note a world of differences in the covers. Finding these covers was great fun, and critiquing them was even better.So join me, Zoella, as I get this show on the road!

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins | Cover Love
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Zoella: I love this cover much more than its predecessor. This cover is much more fiery (forgive the bad pun). It's like they took the earlier covers and gave a badass twist to it. The designer in me approves.

The Night Circus by Erina Morgenstern | Cover Love
The Night Circus by Erina Morgenstern
Zoella: I love this sort of covers. And by this, I mean covers which look simple at first glance but reveals layers and layers of details upon inspection. The simple colour palette, the intriguing title, the details of the scarf and the bird on the woman. This is the kind of book that would make me by its hardcover, even if I am broke.

Schasm by Shari J. Ryan | cover love
Schasm by Shari J. Ryan
Zoella: I am confused about this cover. I know it's set in Paris and is not a kickass fantasy, but other than that I'm lost. Is it a portal mystery and what is she holding in her hand? A rose? A violin? or is it some kind of dagger?
Those aside, I love the treatment of the title, the textures and the colours used inside it. Although it does not look like a book I want to read, the cover is certainly eye-catching.

Lola Rose by Jacqueline Wilson
Zoella: I own the hardcover of the book. And the sole reason why I bought it was because it was a hardcover. I love hardcovers and when this came up in a sale, I couldn't resist. Cover wise, I am not a big fan. It's just not my type. But I have read My Sister Jodi by the same author and I had loved it. So, I have high hopes for this book.

Acid by Emma Pass | cover love
Acid by Emma Pass
Zoella: I love this cover. Everything from the attitude of the girl, the tagline, the monochrome+red colour palette to the destruction in the background. Well, everything except the font treatment. It's a very bleh colour and font for such an amazing cover. I know the purpose of it is to divert maximum attention to the cover, but it is too bland. What do you think?

Dark Siren by Dignam and Martinez | cover love
Dark Siren by Dignam and Martinez
Zoella: This cover is amazing and probably my favourite of the lot. This uses the exact same palette as the earlier one but has more stylistic attachments. All the covers in this series are beautiful, but this one is my favourite. I like  how the elegant style of the font is contrasted with the simplicity of the series name font. The designs underneath it, add an extra oomph factor to it. The monochrome provides the drama while red adds the touch of fantasy. This is the kind of cover that inspires( if you are a Suga fan, infires) me to be a designer.

The Gift by Cecelia Ahern | cover love
The Gift by Cecelia Ahern
Zoella: This is quite a literal cover, but I like it. While it won't be something I will rave about, I appreciate the detailed white designs underneath the ribbon.

The Year I Met You by Cecelia Ahern | cover love
The Year I Met You by Cecelia Ahern
Zoella: I would've really fallen for this cover if not for the grey buildings. Why did they make it so opaque? It's an ugly mark in an otherwise pretty cover. I love the gradation of colours from red to blue to grey. The patterns on the sky, the two lights hanging on the wire. Everything is beautiful except the grey buildings which resembles rocks jutting out into the city.

My favourite undoubtedly was the Dark Siren. Which was yours?

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Blog Tour: Always You ( A Magnolia Falls novel) by Ruth Roberts(Spotlight+Giveaway)

Zoe here, and I am proud to host Always You blog tour by the amazing Kathy-I Am A Reader. For those who have blogs of your own, you might want to check out her blog. She frequently calls for Blog Tour Hosts on and provides review copies also. She herself is a prolific reviewer with a love for fairytale retellings and clean romances.

Ruth Roberts is multi-published author and a die hard fan of Gilmore Girls. She has been kind enough to do a $25 giveaway as part of her blog tour. The details are at the end of the post. Don't forget to enter and goodluck.

Title: Always You
Author: Ruth Roberts
Genre: Contemporary Romance

I love waterfalls, so the name has me interested. So, what exactly is the story? Let's see.

Always You by Ruth Roberts 
After tragedy strikes, Diana Mathison finds herself back in her home town of Magnolia Falls, sharing custody of her baby sister with her step sister. Reeling from the death of their parents, the three sisters have to learn how to lean on each other and live life without their two pillars of strength. Diana is full of doubts in her ability to raise a little girl and run her father’s law firm. The last thing she needs is to have Zack Connelly back in her life. The last time she let him in she ended up hurt and broken hearted. Zack has given up on true love. It’s not for him and it’s certainly not with Diana Mathison. He came back to Magnolia Falls to heal after losing his sweet wife and their unborn child at the hands of a drunk driver. Hannah never had a chance at the love and happiness she deserved, therefore neither should he. His life plan is to take care of his sister and niece for as long as they need him, and to be the best veterinarian the town has ever had. That’s enough for him…or is it?

Always you by Ruth Roberts on Amazon

Here is an excerpt from Always You

She leaned against the counter and began filling them out. “How much do I owe you?” She asked.

“Dinner,” he replied.

She looked up at him with a raised brow. “Excuse me?”

“You owe me the dinner you promised me ten years ago, with interest I’d say you owe me somewhere around one hundred dinners.” He put his elbows on the counter between them and leaned towards her, bringing their faces close together. “I’m free Friday if you want to start chipping away at that debt.” He tucked a strand of hair behind her ear.

She stood up straight and pushed the completed forms toward him. “That should do it.” She gathered up her purse and keys she had set on the counter. “I’ll thank you now for the puppy because at two in the morning when it has me up with its whining and howling, I will be anything but thankful. In fact, I will probably be cursing you.”

She smiled, but it didn’t quite have the same flash as before, and he felt a web of disappointment she hadn’t responded the way he wanted her to. But he wasn’t planning on giving up that easily. “You’re welcome. And if you need any help at two in the morning or just want the satisfaction of knowing I’m not getting any sleep either, call me.”

“I just might do that. See you around, Zack.”

“Sure thing,” he said as she walked through the door.

She stopped, turned around, and leaned against the door jam. A smile touched the corners of her lips. “Dinner’s at seven. Don’t be late.”

Author Ruth Roberts Romance novelist Ruth Roberts lives in the Big D, where city life abounds but the wide open spaces Texas is famous for are within easy reach. Her books transport readers to the glittering life of high-society, while making the characters normal, fun people we would all like to have as friends. She loves reading, writing and Gilmore Girls. She and her teenage daughter call themselves the real life Gilmore Girls. Her very own romantic hero of twenty years is her greatest inspiration and support.

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Saturday, 3 September 2016

Book Nerd Problems #11

Today was a fantastic day. Why? Because I finally finished designing fan merchandise based on Nevernight by Jay Kristoff. It was exhausting but so worth it. Currently, I'm trying out redbubble, after that maybe I'll branch out to Society6 too. What do you think? Here is the link in case you wanna check it out. 
  It's basically a shop for book nerd with cool fandom based merchandise.

I have an extreme version of this problem. Some people find it hard to stop reading a boring book, to mark it as DNF in Goodreads.But, for me the problem does not stop there, I will read the entire series even if I don't like it. God, the amount of time I've wasted reading boring book, I could've spent reading Ilona Andrews or Leigh Bardugo.

Thankfully, I'm getting better now. When you've got a TBR that can scare even your librarian, you end up DNF'ing a lot of books.

So, what kind of reader are you? Do you DNF(Did Not finish) sucky books or do you continue reading it? Or are you an extreme case like me?

P.S: Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews is releasing on September 20! Who else is excited?