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The Book of the Forsaken (The Game, #1)

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Three men come together through different situations, but for the same reason in the end. Two men have to assassinate two different men. One has to acquire a book, The book of the Forsaken. They all run into trouble from people and beasts who want that book. What is so special about that book? What does it foretell?This was a pretty decent read. The characters with easy to get to know, and were likeable for the most part. My favorite character was Cassidy.This book is fantasy but also has dramatic moments. The comedy is provided by Cassidy.The only drawback in this book is it was kinda confusing in some parts, but wasn't enough confusion not to enjoy the book.It has a part 2 which I've already added to my want-to-read list.
The Patriot Paradox (The Reluctant Hero, #1)

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I'm so glad I was given this book to read by the author for a read and review.Mike Vetter has information on a top secret terrorist plot to set off an explosive bomb to go off in downtown Moscow. He steals the evidence and sends it to his brother. Mike is murdered afterwards.Kurt Vetter receives the evidence and knows its something BIG. He listens to audio and reads written transcripts. Mike tells him (through the evidence) to find Amanda Carter.Mike and Amanda are aware they are being followed. Can they stop the bomb in time? or will they die with the rest of them?Wow, this was a fast paced thriller of a read. It's super easy to understand and the story flow is nice. The characters are likable.The ending had a twist and makes you want to read the next book in the series. I definitely want to read more of this author.
A Stolen Life

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What can anyone say after reading a book like this? I'll do my best.This book is about the hell JAYCEE LEE DUGARD went through in a sick bastard's backyard for 18 years. She had to endure things that no child should ever go through. She was stolen, raped, humiliated, & abused. All these things could have been prevented had the court system done their job the first time this sicko did his sick things to an innocent female. But no, the court system fails to protect the little Jaycees' of America as they will continue to fail & protect innocent children.To JAYCEE: You are a remarkable young woman. You went through this because you had to, but you made it. You survived. You're strong, & unstoppable. Now, you help children & families going through the same thing you and you're family went through. You deserve the moon. You go girl, and you will. :)One last thought: I strongly believe in the death penalty.
The Comeback Cowboy

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**Spoiler Alert** I really liked this book a lot.Ty has to go to Cowboy College to refresh his rodeo skills after losing a scholarship. He meets Adele, the co-owner of Cowboy College, and they both fall over over boots for each other.This was a very sweet read. I thought Ty and Adele had such chemistry together. They are the kind of couple who would be together forever.The only thing I didn't understand was why Pop, Adele's grandfather, attacks Ty. Pop knew Ty didn't know Adele was pregnant. So, why did he hit him? I wished the author had gone into more detail about that, like Pop's thoughts and feelings. Pop was on Ty's side one minute (because Adele hadn't told Ty) and then the next, he slugs him, TWICE.Regardless, A sweet summer read!Romance is in the air, and so is the HEAT! :)
Ordinary Grace: A Novel

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This is the fictional 1961-era tale from the accounts of one thirteen year old boy Frank Drum and his eleven year old brother Jake.The location is New Bremen, Minnesota and the occasion is summertime.This book has everything that young boys experience and some things they should never go through, like murder and tragedy.One thing I really liked about this book is the author really knows how to bring you back to 1961, really setting the scene.Some areas of the books was kinda predictable, some were a surprise. It was still a fantastic read.I would recommend this mystery to anyone who loves mysterious mysteries.
Blackberry Summer

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The only terrible thing I can say about this book is that I finished it. :(It certainly deserves more than 5 stars. What a page turner!Pick it up, buy it, borrow from a friend, download it, rent it, lend it, read it!Clarie Tatum Bradford doesn't seem to have the best of luck these days. First her business, String Fever, is broken into & vandalized. Then she's in a car accident & breaks several bones. Then she has to rely on people for help, luckily for her, The police chief of Hope's Crossing is there to help her every step of the way...I thought this book was too darn sweet. It was easy to follow & was hilarious in some parts.There was nothing in this book that was unrealistic. If someone told me the accounts in this book really happened, I'd have no problem believing it.I'm excited to read Woodrose Mountain, book 2 of this series.
Flirt Club

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Isabelle (Cisco) & Annie (The Bean) need help. They can't seem to get boys interested in them. They don't know how to flirt, so they form The Flirt Club.The Flirt Club is founded with the hopes that it will strengthen ties with boys and help the members learn how to flirt.This book is marked to young adolescents (like 13-15 year old readers) but the book was very mature as there are some sexual-type situations in the book.I'm not 13 or 15 years old, but I did enjoy this read. It was hard to put down. I kept coming back to it every chance I had. It was interesting reading the letters.The whole book is told through letters to each other, with some journal entries included.The book loses one star for me only because of the sex. Flirting is one thing, but 13 - 15 year old girls should not be engaging in sex like the book suggests.
How to Get Over Your Ex

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Georgia Stone proposes marriage to her boyfriend of one year LIVE on a radio station. What she doesn't anticipate is him saying NO. (Can you imagine that? LIVE on air with a no...??) She's devastated, of course. She quickly exists the building through the elevator where she meets Zander Rush.He helps her by helping her escape out of the building, unnoticed and humiliated.What Georgia is unaware of is Zander is actually the one that had the idea of proposing LIVE on air through a Valentine's day radio promotion.She signed a contract so the contract is binding. This contract says Georgia and husband is supposed to come back in a year to give radio listeners an update on their live together. 50,000 dollars was to go to her and husband for a honeymoon.Since there will be no wedding or honeymoon, Zander comes up with another idea of using the money for Georgia to have a year all to herself. For her to do everything she's ever wanted to do but couldn't afford.Zander has to attend the same classes and vacations as Georgia for him to document The Year of Georgia for the listeners. He's there through everything. They do everything from cooking classes to salsa dancing.I thought it was brilliant for the female to be proposing marriage to the boyfriend and LIVE on a radio station. I liked that storyline. It was different than others I've read.This book was just okay for me.I thought Georgia was kinda annoying. In some parts, she was verging on stalker-ish to me.I also didn't like the title of this book. I don't think it fit the book.Just a 3 star for me. **Shrugs**
Impossible to Resist

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Dr. Jacob Wolff is in trouble. Trouble means being hired by the super famous actress Ariel Dane.Ariel & her ailing mother take a trip overseas where Ariel becomes sick with Malaria. She then enlists the good doctor's help in watching over her while filming a movie. But (there's always a but, right?) she also wants the good doctor to pretend to be her boyfriend, for appearances sake only. She doesn't want the cast and crew to know she was sick so Hello Dr. Wolff.This book was just alright for me. The ending was tragic which, in this case-fiction wise, made it a better read.**Side note**I don't know what it is about romance books...Authors always want to make the man demanding and forceful. Something I always find a fault with, but I always enjoy the female character in romance novels.
When Michael Calls

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Don't answer the phone because Micheal knows your number.Helen Connolly's young nephew died in a tragic weather-related accident 16 years ago. She begins to receive harassing phone calls from him. Is it the ghost of young Micheal or was he never really dead?This was a pretty cool mystery. It had downright terrifying parts, one in particular, for me. This book reminded me a lot of The Black-Eyed kids you always read about in ghost stories.The book is set in the Fall, so it's a great book to read in the Fall when the leaves start to fall & it's cold outside. :)
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