I've just read two books that fit in this wheelhouse, so I'm doing an extra Sunday morning book review, but I'll be back with a my usual review on the third Sunday of the month.
Just a Reminder of how it works: The great thing about being an author(The Girl on the Half Shell) is I get turned on to some really great books I wouldn't know about any other way than word of mouth. So once a month I'm going to share my favorites. Here are the rules about my reviews:
1. I only review work I paid to read
2. I only share reviews for books I liked
3. I only post my 5 STAR reviews because I want to help others find the best that's inthe world of publishing!
So here are my first two August Books of the month. If you want to end up on my Sunday morning blog review next month, drop me an email. I still can do read/ reviews on about 5 more books this year, but then I'm done. So if you are an Author author drop me a line!
REVIEW:The opposite of death is desire...and that's Alfie Black., August 9, 2014 By Susan Ward (CA USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Love with Every Beat (Kindle Edition) The opposite of death is desire...and that's Alfie Black. A man tortured by his past, submerged in loss, filled with drive and longing, lost in responsibility and captive of true love and burning desire for Lily. These star crossed lovers take you on a journey filled with hungry and loss, anxiousness, anger and joy. A complicated and beautifully written story. The characters live, breathe and tear out each others heart on the pages until true love finds its rightful course and the reader is completely lost in the magnificent journey of Alfie and Lily. I loved, loved, loved this book. I loved it so much, I have to go back and start at the beginning and read the other three books. I so want to know what goes on in Lily's head.
A magnificent novel by a new rising talent. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves love.
Review: Pastore weaves together the lives and loves of three woman and their very different alpha men to paint a steamy portrait of the, August 2, 2014 By Susan Ward (CA USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Fifteen Weekends (Kindle Edition) Very unique stylistic choice and it works. Part Pulp Fiction and part Six Degrees of Separation, Pastore weaves together the lives and loves of three woman and their very different alpha men to paint a steamy portrait of the complexities of modern love. The book deals surprisingly well with balancing such very different issues with relationships and combining them all into a continuously overlapping story enables the characters and the issues to play off of each other so that the single stories become a larger more meaningful story. An excellent debut novel and a worthy read.