Category: 2.50 Wine Glasses

Speed Date Audiobook Review: Scandalous by Karen Robards #TakeControl #TBRTipping

Speed Date Audiobook Review: Scandalous by Karen Robards #TakeControl #TBRTipping

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Scandalous by Karen Robards My rating: 2 of 5 stars Listened for fun (Audible) Overall Rating: 2.50 Story Rating: 2.50 Character Rating: 2.50 Audio Rating: 4.50 (not part of the overall rating) First Thought When Finished: I really loved the leading lady but I couldn’t fall in love with the hero *sigh* Speed Date Review First Date: Oh Gabby you are very brave or very stupid–either way I think you and I could totally hang out with a glass of wine! We could stir up some trouble in the name of making our siblings lives better! You go girl! Second Date: Oh Nick! I swear I see moments where I think I could like you and then you just go do something totally arrogant and overbearing. Gabby deserves better and quite frankly she should have probably shot you in the rear (just saying)! Third Date: Ummm huh? That ending was just not for me! Even if I was falling a little bit for Nick that just went and blew it! Plus, hello snotty sisters alert and they are the leading ladies of the next books *sigh* Audio Date: Narrated by Justine Eyre /LENGTH 9 hrs and 40 mins I would […]

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Review: Aftershock by Jill Sorenson

Review: Aftershock by Jill Sorenson

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Read on January 08, 2013
Read for Review (NetGalley)
Overall Rating: 2.50
Story Rating: 3.00
Character Rating: 2.00

First Thought When Finished: Do you know how occasionally as readers we run into stories (or characters) that we just can’t connect with? That was me with these characters.

Posted January 11, 2013 by Felicia S in 2.50 Wine Glasses, 2013 Read, Reviews / 10 Comments
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Fiction Review: The Innocents by Francesca Segal

Fiction Review: The Innocents by Francesca Segal

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Goodreads Author Website A smart and slyly funny tale of love, temptation, confusion, and commitment, “The Innocents” is a generous and deeply satisfying look at a close-knit society in which one young man’s pre-wedding panic illuminates the universal conflict between responsibility and passion. Newly engaged and unthinkingly self-satisfied, twenty-eight-year-old Adam Newman is the prize catch of Temple Fortune, a small, tight-knit Jewish suburb of London. He has been dating Rachel Gilbert since they were both sixteen and now, to the relief and happiness of the entire Gilbert family, they are finally to marry. To Adam, Rachel embodies the highest values of Temple Fortune; she is innocent, conventional, and entirely secure in her community—a place in which everyone still knows the whereabouts of their nursery school classmates. Marrying Rachel will cement Adam’s role in a warm, inclusive family he loves. But as the vast machinery of the wedding gathers momentum, Adam feels the first faint touches of claustrophobia, and when Rachel’s younger cousin Ellie Schneider moves home from New York, she unsettles Adam more than he’d care to admit. Ellie—beautiful, vulnerable, and fiercely independent—offers a liberation that he hadn’t known existed: a freedom from the loving interference and frustrating parochialism of […]

Posted May 10, 2012 by Felicia S in 2.50 Wine Glasses, 2012 Read / 17 Comments
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Audiobook NonFiction Review: Never Say Never: Finding A Life That Fits by Ricki Lake

Audiobook NonFiction Review: Never Say Never: Finding A Life That Fits by Ricki Lake

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Goodreads Author Website The world first met Ricki Lake in 1988 as Tracy Turnblad in the film Hairspray. Weighing in at just over 200 pounds, the 5’3″ teenager challenged what it meant to be an overweight woman in America: this fat girl got the guy, was part of the in crowd, and could sing and dance like nobody was watching. When she got her own talk show at twenty-four, Ricki had been transformed. She was a slender, mature woman whose long-running show changed daytime television forever. And when Ricki left it all behind to follow her heart and produce The Business of Being Born, we once again saw her in a new light, as a passionate advocate who wasn’t afraid to stand up for her beliefs and work for change. Ricki Lake’s life has been a series of rebirths—from fat to skinny, married to divorced, rich to poor, and more. In her intimate, bold, and relatable book, Ricki shows us how her unique life in the spotlight offers wisdom to anyone who has ever struggled in her own skin. She takes us behind the scenes of her troubled childhood—filled with food issues, abuse, and an unabashed yearning for a better […]

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Contemporary Romance Review: Crazy on You by Rachel Gibson (Not for Me)

Contemporary Romance Review: Crazy on You by Rachel Gibson (Not for Me)

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Goodreads Author Website Book Releases: 5/1/12  Return to Lovett, Texas, the setting of Daisy’s Back in Town, in this smart and sexy new story from Rachel Gibson, the New York Times bestselling author of Rescue Me and the Seattle Chinooks books. Lily Darlington’s been called crazy in her day-and, yeah, driving her car into her ex-husband’s living room probably wasn’t the smartest move ever made-but the louse deserved it. Now Lily is happily single, and she’s turned it all around. She knows she’s a good mom, a homeowner, and a businesswoman, all wrapped up in one good-looking package. A package that police officer Tucker Matthews is dying to unwrap. This ex-military man sure doesn’t need another woman in his life. His last girlfriend left him with nothing but memories and a cat named Pinky! But living next door to Lily has been driving him nuts. He dreams about her long blonde hair and even longer legs. And maybe it’s time to go a little crazy . . . and fall in love. Requested on Edelweiss Overall Rating: 2.50 Story Rating: 2.50 Character Rating: 2.50 First thought when finished: I think I would have liked it better had I read the […]

Posted April 17, 2012 by Felicia S in 2.50 Wine Glasses, 2012 Read / 6 Comments
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