Yodamom Finds her Force

The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.
Today and tomorrow are yet to be said.
The chances, the changes are all yours to make.
The mold of your life is in your hands to break.

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.

 

Eclectic reader, nerdy, mother, animal rescuer, beach addict, kayaker, foodie and fan of books that slip me into another world. A life long reader, explorer, traveler and day dreamer who enjoys getting lost in worlds filled with mythical beasts, demons, shifters, vampires and other beasties.

 

 

 

 

 

“Tu n'es rien d'autre que ta vie.”
― Jean-Paul Sartre

 

"You're nothing but your life."
- Jean Paul Sartre

 

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Reading progress update: I've read 127 out of 384 pages.

Wild Country - Anne Bishop

Something is coming, something bad everyone knows it but does not know what, who or when it will come- edge of my seat

Baa Baa Dumb Sheep

You: A Novel - Caroline Kepnes

2 stars Audiobook: After having this book recommended to me for years by so many friends, I gave it a go. I struggled with this one. It went from being monotonous to semi interesting for me. The main character Joe, was too much inner dialog, repetitive and boring. His mantras ticked away at my cares about the book till there was nearly nothing left. When the book ended I was relieved to be finished. The female character ? I finished this yesterday and I can't even remember her name right now. I do remember she was an sheep. I don't care about sheep. Why were all the characters so stupid ? They were all carrying big stupid sticks, not a drop of common sense between any of them. I'm still dumber, I bought book two when I bought this one. 

Love On The Rebuild

The Wedding Deal - Cindi Madsen

A Funny, Sweet, and HOT romantic adventure
Sexy retired quarterback Lance has taken over his grandfather's team The Mustangs and all it's employees. He wants to make changes .Hi dream is to see this long time losing team become winners again. He's loud, jumps without looking and a bit of a playboy.. He starts by firing old boys club and doesn't follow the rules and uses non PC language when he does it. Charlotte is one of the long time employees and head of HR. She is a rule follower, paper pusher and dismayed by her new boss's lack of decorum and the possible legal outcome from his methods. While she maneuverers, all the right forms filled, and apologies sent, Lance works to rebuild a broken team., when he mentions a possible addition, and Charlotte lists his playing stats from memory, Lance can't believe his luck. Charlotte is a super fan with a knack for numbers, and an eye for hidden talent. Together this unlike duo will try to rebuild the worst team in the league and it's not going to be easy between these two opposites.
What a fun read ! It was hard to like both these characters in the beginning. They each were so stubborn, and wouldn't listen to each other. This was not an insta lust/love read, this relationship took time and it got dirty before things started changing. The characters were fantastic, each breaking the normal types found in so many books. Charlotte was a statistical genius, not a gold digging women, or even someone searching for Mr. Right, what an awesome female characters trait. Ms. Madsen is not afraid to break stereotypes. Lance while presented as a typical jock was anything but when his character was fully drawn out. This was a fun, sweet, dirty, lol, romance wrapped around a sports team family.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher for a honest review

Reading progress update: I've read 10%.

The Wedding Deal - Cindi Madsen

I think I can see where this is going already :/.  Still it will be a good story

Reading progress update: I've read 129 out of 260 pages.

The Fisherman - John Langan

I used to think tadpoles were cute 

The Perfect Get Away From it All Read- Original and Fun

Off the Air (Running on Air #1) - L.H. Cosway

L.H. Cosway, writes the best angst filled humorous off centered sexy love stories out there. 

Oh my heart ! It got such a workout, from the first chapter till the last word. This story had so many feels. I felt broken, healed, tattered, elated, hopeful, hopeless, and I loved it all. The world was so unique as were the characters. The two main characters were oil and water, mixed with fire and ice. Their intensity was off the charts. Covering years of time the characters develop and mature, so naturally. I couldn't put it down, I took half a day off work just to finish it.

I really want to see where James and Neil go in this world. I have my fingers crossed for a book on them.**Read the prequel to this (Air Kiss), you don't want to miss how this all started.

I was given an advanced copy of this book for and honest review no strings attached. 

Heartbreaking Opening

Off the Air (Running on Air #1) - L.H. Cosway

The Fisherman - John Langan

Ok Char here I go

That was Intense

Windwitch (The Witchlands) - Susan Dennard
Audio-Oh I really enjoyed this one. Non stop action, near death, intense fear, and always on the run, the characters never get a rest. There are three mini groups all searching all under under false beliefs. You will be on the edge of your seat through the whole book. 
I love Cam, and I hope we see more of that character.
Moving on the Sightwitch right away

Reading progress update: I've read 1%.

King of Scars - Leigh Bardugo

Well I was so lost, didn't know who these people were. Huh ? Turns out I hadn't read the previous series that this spin off came from. :(  I thought it was after Crows. I am doing the walk of shame, returning the book to the library.

A Well Written Romance With a Para-Twist

Touch of Smoke - Karissa Laurel

An intelligent romance with a paranormal twist and wonderful well developed characters. A romance, with characters that I couldn't help but love. Owen, he's ex military, looking to settle down in a small town after a long tour. He meets a local girl Rikki, a hard working goal orientated woman, with dreams beyond the town. They click, a romance begins but that is only a small part of the story. Nothing was predictable, the plot, the characters, the outcome. 

What a ride ! The story was a slow build, the author laying crumbs along a twisted and unexpected road. Oh the feels, I had them all. I speculated through the whole book and I didn't figure out what the mystery was till it was handed to me. Seriously, I read a lot, it's hard to find fresh and new twists, this one surprised me.  I was sad to see it end, I wanted more of these characters, their story their love. I have read this author's work before and am a fan, she topped her previous work with this one. This is her best work so far. Bravo Ms. Laurel. 

This would make a fabulous movie !

Reading progress update: I've read 100%.

Touch of Smoke - Karissa Laurel

Why did it have to end ? WHY ? I want more.  

Reading progress update: I've read 76%.

Touch of Smoke - Karissa Laurel

Ana bahebak  

Reading progress update: I've read 64%.

Touch of Smoke - Karissa Laurel

 Oh Owen. No. These bread crumbs have led me someplace I don't want to believe. It can't be real. It didn't happen that way right ? No I must believe there is a different view I must 

Reading progress update: I've read 23%.

Touch of Smoke - Karissa Laurel

After getting maybe an hour of sleep last night beacuse of this book, it would not let me sleep. Today has not been pretty, not a bouncy happy day. LOL  

Reading progress update: I've read 23%.

Touch of Smoke - Karissa Laurel

WTH happened that was this aweful ? Hint hint hint but I don't know, I needs, NEEDS to know 

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