Review: The Summer We Loved

The Summer We LovedThe Summer We Loved by Wendy Lou Jones
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

The Summer We Loved is about two emotionally traumatized thirty-somethings who each feel strong connections, but act like teenagers about their feelings and spend the whole book pretending not to like each other. Their backgrounds are developed pretty well, the supporting characters help tremendously and, for the most part, I actually like the main characters.

I just couldn’t put the immature actions out of my head. That coupled with the short, choppy sentences and jumping from timeline to timeline, made this an almost did-not-finish for me.

Review: 32 Lays Later: The List 2

32 Lays Later: The List 232 Lays Later: The List 2 by Kate J. Squires
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I recieved this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I read Part One a little while back and really enjoyed it. I liked the characters, including the two main characters in Part Two.

Unfortunately I did not enjoy this book. The concept was unique and the titles of the movies were hilarious, but I found it to be off. There seemed to be no connection between the main characters and all three were annoying and immature in their actions.

The entire book is one big sex scene and while it is hot, it’s not the greatest I’ve ever read.

Review: The 20/20 Diet

The 20/20 Diet: Turn Your Weight Loss Vision Into RealityThe 20/20 Diet: Turn Your Weight Loss Vision Into Reality by Phillip C. McGraw
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I don’t quite know why I thought I may like this book, even though I’m not a fan of Dr. Phil.

Nothing special about this book. Same old ‘eat healthy, exercise’ routine. I honestly think diets are a waste of time. Right mind set, determination and healthy eating and exercise are all you need. Not the carb diets, not the juice fast diets, and not even Dr. Phil’s 20 ‘good’ foods diet.

Just plain old eating right, and keeping fit.

Review: Cinderella Had it Easy

Cinderella Had it EasyCinderella Had it Easy by Jennifer Conner
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I thought I was going to really enjoy this, I was expecting a retelling of Cinderella. What I got was an extremely short, very rushed book about four grown women acting like teenagers. Now, don’t get me wrong, women (and men) of all ages can feel the pressure of societies body standards, but honestly it felt extremely childish.

Despite the length, I would have enjoyed it a heck of a lot more if there was more of an explanation, IE the ‘magic locket’ took away their insecurities and gave them self confidence. I also found the relationship between Cami and Lance overly rushed in some aspects, but then I enjoyed their History connection.

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Review: Trust

Trust
Trust by Jodi Baker
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

NEVER FINISHED. Not for me.

To be honest I couldn’t get into this book. For me personally it sounded like something I would like, but I felt that it was too drawn out.

I stopped reading after the second chapter, I’m a fast reader and it took me over three days to drag myself through those first couple of pages, let alone the rest of the two chapters.

Review: Flutterby Field

Flutterby Field
Flutterby Field by Naqeeya A.R.
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

While the pictures are cute, and the story is sweet, I’m not too fond of this book. I found it felt more like someone’s memory than a children’s story.

The other aspect of the book, the actual writing, was also off for me. There are some parts of the story that the language felt strained, almost like a translation that wasn’t done by someone with a firm grasp of the English language. I also felt that on some pages there was a bit of a rhyme, but others there was not. In short children’s books rhyming helps the flow.

Lastly, I don’t quite understand the term ‘Flutterby’, I get that the author is referring to butterflies, but why are they called ‘Flutterbies’. Maybe in a different culture/language this is the closest translation?

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Review: Year of the Chick

Year of the Chick
Year of the Chick by Romi Moondi
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I wanted to love this book. When I first picked it up it I loved the synopsis. The first few chapters were exciting and I felt a connection with the main character, Romi. That is also when I started to cringe every time Romi opened her mouth to complain. A lot of what she complained about were things that were within her control. I did enjoy the twists and the writing was great, I was just completely thrown off by Romi’s attitude.

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