It is the last day of the year and I thought I should do a wrap for the year as pertains to the books I picked up in the year and the ones I finished reading. Prior to the beginning … Continue reading
Hina Loves To Read Nothing new there. But because I started ‘Lair Of A Wordsmith’ basically to share what I write. Be it stories or poems. There have been instances when I shared some book reviews here as well but … Continue reading
Many who read, try their hand at writing and many succeed at this art. One of those who succeeded is Ms Maryam Mirza. I met Maryam in my book club. It is called Bookay. Amidst conversations, she mentioned this children’s … Continue reading
But should it be called a damper when she still stood by her dreams? I don’t think so. Reprioritising more like. She still wants to be renowned photographer and is working towards that. In the meanwhile she does not want be part of a relationship at all because that she believes takes a part of oneself.
And then comes in Noah James who is an artist himself and understands all about all consuming nature of the field.
Back to Noah’s broken heart. He has been practically dumped at the altar and goes forth and makes the planned honeymoon into a solo vacation. It is not the woman he is mourning but the baby he was to have.
The baby is till there. No abortion. No miscarriage. Read the book to know for yourself.
But destiny wants to shower him with the blessing of fatherhood anyway. While it fills his heart with love for his son, the woman he has now fallen in love with is being taken away.
What is the future for Noah and Molly? Will they be able to be together? Will Molly be able to open herself enough to accommodate more? Will Noah be able to understand that his love will not stifle the amazing woman he loves?
Grab your copy now. I am sure you won’t be disappointed.
Dr Cassie Marshall is a the town vet with an adorable baby at her side. Since her ass of an ex she had remained clear of the path of love because it is not just her she has to think … Continue reading
A five-star book for me. My friends had a lot of good things to say about this book. And not just my friends but many a people out there that I come into contact electronically. The cover image was intriguing … Continue reading
This book has one of my favourite tropes executed fabulously. A story revolving around the festive atmosphere and the spirit of giving and sharing, this book hooks one in from the first. Either it be a little flirting here … Continue reading
A story of one woman’s lost life and the limits she goes to to put a wrong done centuries ago to right.
Alex Madison goes to the grocery store and finds that her entire life, bar her existence, has been wiped away. It was as if she has never been. No one remembers her; no one knows her. Nor her loving family neither her friends. Not even the man she has been in a relationship for four years though they did break up some eight months ago (all part of some elusive plan in wiping out the history of the history professor).
Surviving on the streets for five days, Alex goes to find the one man she has always loved, Detective Peter McKenzie. Even though Peter does not recognise her, he shows her kindness and gives her some food; be it only donuts and coffee.
But there is a limit to what a man may hear a strange woman say and that is what happens in here. Peter starts thinking her crazy when she starts talking about the life that they have had together. Still, he wants to help the damsel in distress.
Alex, does not need his sympathy. She needs him to believe her and get her out of this predicament. When nothing comes to pass, a sort of miracle happens. Peter’s father, Kenneth McKenzie shows up at the station and, lo and behold, he knows Alex. Taking her under his protection, Kenneth promises her that they will somehow put everything back to normal. In that moment, though, she is happy that someone remembers her.
Kenneth, for his part, has his own secrets that have not resulted in him forgetting the dear woman he loves as a daughter.
But it with the love of Peter, which is not suppressed with all the evil being inflicted, Alex is all ready to defend her and the man she loves from a serial killer who is not a flesh and blood human being. A serial killer on whose case Peter has been working for some time.
Peter’s brain might have forgotten the woman he loves but in his heart he accepts the rightness of being with her. The wholeness of being he feels when with her.
And together they shall face the evil and either eliminate it or be eliminated themselves.
The story is full of how the brain is to be used but the heart must be given the due credit too for making us choose right and wrong. The story is about how not always will a logic present itself to resolve an issue because the answer lies outside the box we hold ourselves prisoners in.
Last but not the least, the story highlights how we need our independence but we need our family and friends in equal measure to fuss around us and be a constant pain in the backside because they are the ones who make our lives complete.
This is the third book I am reading by Amalie Berlin and I can confidently say that she has made it to my favourite authors.
Medical romances being one my favourite romance sub-genre, I was very eager to start reading this book. And start I did. Last night. What was different this time around was even though sleep was seducing me, I held fast because I wanted to know what happened next. Thus, I finished the book last night too. Before the first light could be seen
The story started with Dr Adalyn, the heroine, being all paranoid but braving her fear to fulfill a promise she made to her brother by helping her brother’s best friend. Someone who was not only a Doctor by profession but a Royal by birth. A Regent in a Middle Eastern desert country. He is Dr Khalil.
Khalil is haunted by the demons of his past; demons of his own creation at that. That happens when the mind suppresses a memory and forces an imagined alternative to the front to be thought of as reality. He, being the alpha male that he is, suppresses it all. To avoid waking up drenched in sweat from his nightmares, he forgoes sleep. It affects his health as he is exhausted almost all the time. The situation is not completely out of hand as there are places where he still could manage to sleep without the haunting thoughts.
Adalyn, when finds out that out in the desert is where she observe him sleep and treat him, she is all adamant to be his companion as he goes into the desert villages of his Kingdom on medical missions where he hides his identity so as to be one of the people.
The desert nights in the tents play their magic in bringing these two together where Khalil finally opens up to Adalyn and tells her what exactly has taken away his peace of mind and why he deserved to be left the way he had been. Remaining true to form, she discounts all he believes to be the evil truth about him because she has learned how Khalil is as a man. What he could or could not do in all conscious.
But does she really know him? There occurs an instance where she starts questioning his motives because the man never denies that he loves her even while insulting her and making her go far away from him.
To prove that his heart is in the right place he comes after his Lady Love to claim her and always keep her by his side and binding her to him by the sacred vows of marriage.
This story shows how a mighty person with weight of a country on his shoulder be vulnerable to something that happened in the past. Something that dictates you future and not in a very good way I must add. A time when a person becomes an enemy of himself. But at the same time it shows how love can be the answer only when trust and respect are part of it. When you want what is best for your beloved more than you want your beloved to be with you. When the well being of your beloved is more important than what your own heart desires.
A story full of love that develops with the passage of time as Khalil and Adalyn get to know each other. Even though the spark of attraction is there from the beginning, they act on it only when they are in love and not just to satisfy a base craving.
Emotions run high and are in more variety than just the romantic love between two people.
This story I recommend to all. At least all who are romance readers.
Synopsis (copied from Goodreads) Life tastes better with chocolate… All baker Jessica Mallory wants is a modest thigh gap. And her own chocolate shop. And to marry Quinn Rogerson, the man of her dreams. Too bad Quinn just dumped her, … Continue reading