Edge of Brotherhood – Shared Review

The “Love on the Edge” series by Molly E. Lee is full of adventure, thrill and lots of adrenaline. Molly took us storm chasing twice in Oklahoma, treasure hunting in Israel and deep sea diving in the Bahamas. This time, she takes us on an even bigger adventure: we are about to discover the Amazon rainforest. And not only Easton will be there. Dash, Connell and the girls are on board too! Yes! You read correctly! All the guys in one novel! How cool is that? But it gets even better: Molly introduces us to a new man on the edge. Wade is a stuntman and this adventure will be his and the guys’ biggest yet.

Easton is certain that he found the lost city of Paititi in the Amazon rainforest. The production company of his TV show takes this as an opportunity to air a special series of the discovery. For the next leg of his expedition, Easton now needs experienced and skilled crew members to help him uncover the treasures hidden in the half submerged temple. For that, the production company hired storm chaser Dash, deep sea diver Connell and stuntman Wade. All four men need to work together and combine their individual skills in order to survive in the jungle. But this is easier said than done since the jungle has its own rules of survival. But is the Amazon jungle really their biggest threat on this mission? Continue reading “Edge of Brotherhood – Shared Review”

Confess – Review

IMG_9678editedColleen Hoover is without a doubt one of my favorite authors. I found out about her and her books through a book recommendation column on my favorite German radio station in 2014 while still living in the US. Ha! I didn’t know that that particular recommendation would affect me and my love for reading so much. Sure, I was an avid reader back then (at least that’s how I saw myself as, since I read about 7 or 8 books a year), but finding out about Colleen and that genre tenfolded my book reading number. Maybe I should write a thank you note to that radio station? 🙂
Everytime Colleen announces a new book, it goes to my TBR straightaway. I don’t need a blurb or a cover; it’s Colleen Hoover, so of course I will read her new release. What CoHort wouldn’t? Confess, which was released in March 2015, was one of those books. Almost two years later, the novel was picked up for a scripted TV show by Awestruck and – guess what?! – it releases today! Yay!
In honor of today’s release, I decided to re-read Confess and publish this review for you. I made it as spoiler-free as I could. Continue reading “Confess – Review”

The Allure of Dean Harper – Shared Review

IMG_9264editedAfter reading The Allure of Julian Lefray, Ashley and I had to pick up The Allure of Dean Harper immediately. Because what is not to like about a sexy, fun, charming and successful bachelor in New York City?

As a restaurateur in NYC, Dean has opened up many successful restaurants over the past few years. For his new opening, he has his hands full again, which unfortunately has less to do with the new restaurant but more with one of his crew-members: Lily Black, food blogger, culinary school graduate and best friend of his best friend Julian’s girlfriend. With reluctance, Dean had to bring her on board and he is determined to get her off board as soon as possible. But Lily is not easily intimidated. She is hell-bent on showing Dean who the real food-guru is, even if it means war. Continue reading “The Allure of Dean Harper – Shared Review”

Dearest Clementine – Review

clemPeople say “The third time’s a charm” and they are absolutely right when it comes to Dearest Clementine by Lex Martin. And no, it is not that I finally finished the novel on the third attempt, because it was so bad. It is rather the opposite actually: it was my third time reading this story, as it is one of my absolute favorite books – ever. Dearest Clementine has everything I love in a novel and so much more. It definitely classifies as new adult since the characters are in their early twenties and attend University. I won’t judge you for thinking that this is “just another college-new-adult novel” because this was my first impression too after reading the blurb. But believe me when I say that this novel is way more than that. The storyline has real depths and the characters are very well thought through. The story is funny, romantic, serious and also a little angsty. But let me tell you a little bit more about the book I love so much.
Clementine is a senior at Boston University and doesn’t date – ever. Her ex-boyfriend from high school and her freshman professor who stalked her made sure she lost hope and trust in all men. When she finds herself in a romance writing class and in need for inspiration, she turns to Gavin Murphy. The heartthrob of the entire campus is more than willing to take over the part of her book boyfriend. Clementine relcutantly accepts, anything in the name of research… right? As Clementine and Gavin grow closer, they get involved in the mysterious disappearing of a student and Clementine may be next. Continue reading “Dearest Clementine – Review”

November Recap

Happy December!
What? December? How is that even possible? Wasn’t it the beginning of the summer just yesterday? Yeah, we know, we can’t believe it, either!
Speaking of December: Have you been Christmas shopping yet? If all of that gets too stressful, grab a cup of tea or coffee or soy latte or whatever your bookish heart desires, a good book and relax for a little while. If you are in search for a new book, our following reviews may help you with that.

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To all the busy moms out there. Have you read our post about Reading to Children, yet? If not, here‘s your chance.

The Christmas holidays are coming up and we hope to get some reading and reviewing done for you guys. Our Decemeber TBR is not set in stone but here are a few titles on our list: Beauty in the Ashes by Micalea Smeltzer, From Sand and Ash by Amy Harmon, The Sweet Gum Tree by Katherine Allred, The Boy Who Sneeks in My Bedroom Window by Kirsty Mosely, Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris, A Heart of Time by Shari J. Ryan, Born To Run by Christopher McDougall, Tyed by L. J. Shen and The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simmons.

Stay warm out there,
♥Ashley & Sabrina♥

P.S. Have you checked out our Instagram account yet? We post daily and would love for you to stop by and say ‘hi’! ♥

Introvert Power

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After reading Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking  by Susan Cain earlier this year, I have been on a mission to accept my introversion and help other introverts learn about this quality in themselves.  I was worried this book may be redundant and would not be able to teach me more about the subject matter.  I was wrong.  Where Quiet describes introversion in a matter-of-fact way, I felt Introvert Power taught me how to proudly be introverted.  I found myself within the pages of this book.  I felt that deep connection when someone says something you feel down in your bones, a connection that speaks directly to the soul. Laurie Helgoe acknowledged feelings and thoughts I had hidden inside for years and labeled as wrong, weird, or disgraceful, by turning them into powerful pieces of the true “me”.   Continue reading “Introvert Power”