[487]: Warlord by Lana Grayson

warlord GOODREADS SUMMARY
Tika Lake Publishing | E-book via Net Galley
November 28th, 2014
Series: Anathema, #1
Adult Fiction | Romance | Erotica
Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars


Admittedly,  my reading choices as of late have veered towards indulgence. Since recently shedding any care to other people’s opinions about my selections, reading has gotten even more fun. While Warlord isn’t all rainbows and unicorns, it was for the most part, something that I used to read in the darkest crevice of my closet.

I don’t really know what  evil possessed me to request this on Net Galley. Even though I used to be a fan of books set in this world, I’ve haven’t read one in the longest while.  After reading Madeline Sheehan’s Undeniable three years ago, I’ve kind of been traumatized.

Warlord, for all intents and purposes has everything you would expect from a novel that features warring Motorcycle Clubs. In the middle of the melee, is one Rose Darnell. For most of her life, she’s avoided being caught up in that world. But when she found herself in the wrong side of a territory war, it left her no other choice but to accept Anathema’s protection and the mercy of its leader, Thorne Radek.

Thorne is your stereotypical alpha male. He’s a brute; he’s unforgiving, and one who has a tunnel vision when he sees what he wants. While he didn’t really exercise gratuitous force in overpowering Rose’s will, he had moments where he’d shown tenderness was not his strong suit. In any case, he played the part to a T.

Being an Anathema is in Rose’s blood, but she chose to live away from all the bad things associated with the stigma. In fact, she’d rather worked as a paltry-paid diner waitress than never have to worry about rent money. But as most people in her situation would find out, something cataclysmic always happens to pull them back in.

In most cases with these type of books, readers will be put through wringer. I was always on tenterhooks; waiting for that moment when the story would show its monstrous teeth. It didn’t disappoint. If you’re like me, one who is  squeamish about sexual abuse, Rose’s story is as stomach-churning as they come.

For the most part, I think Ms. Grayson started off on the right foot with this series. Though you’ll be hard-pressed to find originality with this book, it’s still amazing that this is her debut work. I’m still on the fence on whether I’ll continue on with this series, but if you’re a fan of bikers, Warlord is a good addition to your collection.

 

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[476]: The Chocolate Thief by Laura Florand

chocolatethiefGOODREADS SUMMARY
Kensington | Kindle Edition
Publication Date: July 31st, 2012
Romance | Adult Fiction
Amour et Chocolat Series, Book 1
Rating: 2 out of 5 Stars


Billionaire heiress, Cade Corey is on a mission to stamp the name of  the most prolific chocalatier on their brand. Getting Sylvain Marquis to agree, however, will prove to be a challenge. Negotiations fell apart; bribery only cost her, her self-respect. So when she can’t get him to give her the time of day, she resorts to thievery. Awkwardness and so-so chemistry ensue.

Truth be told, I am not a fan of these two. Sylvain instantly gives credence to the stigma that the French people are snobs when it comes to their food. His disdain for anything mass produced did not make him all that appealing. In fact, he was downright insulting. While his conviction may be alluring to some, I found that he incites a completely different feeling in me. He was, for the most part, an obnoxious romantic interest. I was not a fan.

Cade Corey is hardly any better. I can commend her for sticking through what she believes in, but at times, I found her exhausting. It’s as if she has blinders when it comes to Sylvain. While it may be true that Sylvain did not insult her personally, the way he looked down on her family’s source of fortune was, to me, an extension of her own person.

I love the French language. I think it’s romantic. It’s right up there with Italian or Spanish. What I didn’t like, however, is the gratuitous insertion of French that more often, was not translated so the non-speaking reader can understand. It lent to some annoyance, and worst, choppy narration.

This first book lacked a couple of key ingredients: likeable characters and conflict. Sylvain was a conundrum. He has moments of self doubt unheard of for someone who oozes a magnanimous male ego. So much so that he sounded like every other Mary Sue who don’t think of themselves worthy enough. Cade for her part, has questionable intentions. I can’t decide whether she likes Sylvain for the person that he was, or for what he represents from a business stand point.

The lack of conflict also aided in the low rating for this book. It was boring. There were no ups and downs, so more often, I was left feeling apathetic. They hardly even fought, and even with the temporary separation, I felt nary a twinge of anticipation for their eventual reunion.

So far, we’re not off to a good start. But I’m crossing my fingers that the next one will be better.

 

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[464]: When the World Was Flat by Ingrid Jonach

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GOODREADS SUMMARY | Strange Chemistry | Hardcover,
272 pages | September 3rd, 2013 | Rating: 2 out of 5 Stars


This book started out fantastically. For the most part, I was able to forgive the heroine’s annoying quirks (until I couldn’t), and the book’s seemingly lack of desire to stand out. The author also tried to explain the dynamics in relatively simple terms. However, the deeper we delve into parallel universe and multiple dimensions, the more confused I’ve become. And just like that, the book fell apart like a leaning tower of Jenga blocks.

Will the real Lillie Hart please stand up?

Really unfortunate considering this is one of those books that had me in its grips 75% of the time. But once the explanations of how many versions of themselves had lived and died, and which versions of themselves are actually in the present, it was buh-bye rapt attention.  Because they’ve lived numerous dimensions already, it was really hard to figure out each characters’ real personalities. It became vague, convoluted and just plain muddy.

It was hard to reconcile the generally immature Lillie Hart to the Lillie Hart that Tom had fallen in love with. This one is just way too obsessed with a boy who avoids her like she carries the black plague.

And the general confusion doesn’t end with the unhappy couple. It always irks me when a character treats another like the scum of the earth because he or she was doing it for their own good. After a few push and pull from Tom, it had become increasingly annoying.

There was a lot of allusion to the evil “evacuees”, but not enough evidence that they were, in fact, the villains in the story. Other than the fact that “evacuees” are meant to kill the original sliders, none of them really made an attempt.

This is not Science Fiction.

In this book’s defence, it was not really marketed as YA Sci-Fi. I mean, the title alone tells you that it had to be romance, right? And yet the focal point of the story really is about Tom and Lillie’s connection. The readers will get tiny crumbs throughout the story, and it will drive you nuts. Too many dreams of dying, deja vu, and insinuations of how they’re connected, but the author doesn’t  reveal the core of the plot until near the end. So if you’re going into this in the hopes that it will satiate your taste for parallel worlds, you might be a bit disappointed. However,  most YA readers would enjoy the romance.

Ho-hum.

The following over used tropes can be found in this novel:

  • Copious amounts of slut shaming.
  • Small town girl whose self-confidence can fit into a thimble.
  • Said small town girl pines for mysterious, rich, unattainable English boy.
  • Cliques, and Mean Girls mentality.
  • Absence of parental units.
  • Secrets. Lots and lots of secrets.

When the World was Flat has an interesting premise, but the Sci-fi elements were abysmal. It spent too much time showcasing the push and pull relationship between Lillie and Tom and not enough effort in explaining the dynamics of “sliding” and parallel dimensions. The result was a convoluted story arch that had become dangerously close to becoming inconsequential.

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Throwback Thursday [11]: Persuasion by Jane Austen

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GOODREADS SUMMARY | Penguin Classics | 2011 Edition | Hardcover, 249 pages | Adult Fiction | Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars


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Image is not mine.

I promised myself when I decided to post reviews of classic and quasi-classic literature that Jane Austen is one author that I would not touch. However, I thought that this book, being my more favoured of her work over Pride and Prejudice, at least warrants an attempt on my part.

It is a well-known fact that if you love romance novels, chances are, you’ve more than likely to have read at least one of her books. While Pride and Prejudice is a crowd favourite, Persuasion is mine. Admittedly, there was a time when I thought no one could ever be more dashing than Darcy. That is, until I met Captain Frederick Wentworth.

I was already a fan of Wentworth before I saw the BBC series. When I learned that Rupert Penry-Jones was playing his part, I didn’t dally and ordered the series from Amazon right away.

Forever, squandered.

Anne never did get over the heartbreak of her broken engagement to Frederick Wentworth when she was 19. Years later, Captain Frederick Wentworth, a decorated service man, is back in her life…sort of.

Anne’s family is in the cusp of financial ruin. With a vain father, and an equally narcissistic sister, she’s left with no choice but to save what’s left of her family’s legacy. News of the identity of their new tenant, however, brought nothing but a familiar heartache. He’s never forgiven Anne for breaking off their engagement, and now, it seems that he’s determined to hurt her by flaunting his affections towards another woman. Will he ever give Anne another chance? Or is it entirely too late for what was once their chance at forever?

Anne Eliott is no Lizzie Bennett.

If you’ve ever yielded to anyone’s prodding that have made quite an impact in your life for years, then you’ll speak Anne’s language. If you’ve ever sacrificed your heart’s wiles for the sake of your family, then Anne is more like your girl than Lizzie Bennett ever will be. Anne is worlds away from Lizzie, disposition wise. She’s very timid, and would not be too quick to offer her opinions on matters. More importantly though, she’s very selfless, while Lizzie Bennett would argue with you until you’re too tired to argue any longer. If she did not succumb to her mother’s dramatics for the sake of saving the family’s almost non-existent fortune, there was no chance in hell that she’d have heeded to family’s pressure to give up the man she loves. Anne Eliott did just that.

Darcy, he is not.

I can’t not talk about Capt. Wentworth. He’s a very contained fellow until the very end. He has the same mannerisms as Darcy, except unlike Darcy, he doesn’t look down on those beneath him. Mind you, Wentworth was not as rich or privileged because he didn’t have the same lineage as Darcy. In the end, Wentworth did to Anne what Darcy did to Lizzie: he gave her the world. So I suppose they’re similar in that way.

Persuasion has a more sombre tone than P & P. Though it didn’t lack for ridiculous caricatures of characters, it focuses more on the issue of what a person would be willing to do for those they love regardless of how seemingly unworthy they may be. You may be inclined to blame Anne for her unhappiness, but you can’t fault her for doing what she did.

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Throwback Thursday [7]: The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller

IMG_7606 GOODREADS SUMMARY | Warner Books | Hardcover, 171 pages | Publication Date: April 13, 1992 | Adult Fiction | Romance | Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars


I’ve never seen the film. I’ve never had the interest to read this book. Buoyed by the thought that I could probably read it one sitting, I decided to forge on ahead. All I can say is, wow. 

Robert James Waller was able to reach me in ways I cannot express. It was in the way he made me feel like I’ve been reading my books wrong all along. When an author tells you that words have taste, and when he tells you that you’re looking at the world in general all wrong, you need to start paying attention.

It was in the way he immortalized Robert Kincaid; a photographer who saw the world with a different set of eyes.

“Eventually, he began to see that light was what he photographed, not objects. The objects merely were the vehicles for reflecting the light.”

 It was the artist in him that gave me the impression that he felt more; saw more.

“He liked words and images. “Blue” was one of his favourite words. He liked the feeling it made on his lips and tongue when he said it. Words have physical feeling, not just meaning, he remembered thinking when he was young.”

He was a simple man; a traveled, worldly man who saw the changing world as something that he could never be a part of. He is a part of a dying species so rare that to know him is more than an honour.

There is a wildness in him that you can’t tame. A need to be free, that to anchor him to one place would be criminal.

“Don’t you see? I love you so much that I cannot think of restraining you for a moment. To do that would be to kill the wild, magnificent animal that is you, and the power would die with it.”

Robert James Waller also introduced me to a love story that was destined but yet, it wasn’t meant to be. It was as if Francesca and Robert waited all their lives to fall in love. And when they did, it was the kind that consumed them whole. They became two halves of a new entity. Not partly Francesca, not partly Robert.

“Well, we’re really not inside of that being. We are that being. We have both lost ourselves and created something else, something that exists only as an interlacing of the two of us. Christ, we’re in love. As deeply, as profoundly, as it’s possible to be in love.”

I’ve always complained about the impossibility of love at first sight; how incredulous it is. I am the cynic who thought it ludicrous. But after reading this book, I’ve gained a different perspective. It could happen. But it takes a certain kind of writer; someone who is wholly attuned to the cruel beauty of falling in love. Someone who knows how to write an impossible love story and will not apologize if it doesn’t end well. A writer who can persuade a reader through their words that no, it’s not impossible. If you find a writer like that, I suggest you hoard their books. Because you and I both know that I’ve never been a fan of adultery or cheating; nor would I try to convince you to read this book knowing that it features a couple of characters who disregard the dictates of time when it comes to falling in love.

Much of the not-so-good reviews for this book jeered that Waller lauded adultery, and that there is no excuse for cheating whatsoever. While I tend to agree on the latter, that is not the case for the former. I say, if you’re hung up on the adultery in this book, then you’ve missed the point entirely. It is not about that. It is about a couple of people who had fallen in love when they least expected it. It is about what they chose to do knowing that they’re two adults who’d been given the chance to be happy together? Or be responsible and live apart? Francesca and Robert did that in a matter of days – a week. But the love they had lasted a lifetime.

“In a universe of ambiguity, this kind of certainty comes only once, and never again, no matter how many lifetimes you live.”

They never saw each other again after that week, nor did they attempt to contact each other since. But in their hearts, their souls, their minds, theirs was the forever kind.

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It’s in His Kiss [Lucky Harbor, #10] by Jill Shalvis

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Grand Central Publishing | e-ARC via Net Galley
Publication Date: August 26th, 2014
Adult Fiction | Romance
Rating 4 out of 5 Stars


I can only count on the one hand how many series I try to stay up-to-date with; Jill Shalvis’ Lucky Harbor series is one of them. And while Lucky Harbor is not a continuing saga of sorts, the books can be read separately on their own. I supposed you can say it’s my soap opera; my guilty pleasure. It is after all, a romantic series. In as much as they are fast reads, Jill manages to thrill me with her stories of love, family and friendships. Furthermore, the small beach town backdrop has a way of helping me get over any weather blahs I’m in while reading [I read this at the cabin, the sun was bright and shiny…but there were fish flies (may flies) outside. Ick.]

What brings everybody to Lucky Harbor? Well, besides the prospect of a fresh start for those trying to escape a former life, there is also that charm of finding new love. Book #10 of Lucky Harbor tells the story of Becca Thorpe and Sam Brody. She’s a former half of a brilliant sibling musical prodigies; and he, a boat builder with the Midas’ touch in investing. They are as what you would expect from a couple with an innate attraction towards the other.

I can tell you all the ways that Jill’s male characters are different from other books in the same genre, but I’m afraid it will be a short list. I think the most important thing that you should know is that Jill’s books are really just the type that you read to fatten up your heart. They’re the distractions that we all need when real life gets to be too dramatic for our tastes. Jill also has the propensity to give her characters substance. In this case, the couple has family problems in common.

I’ve read books 10 and 11 of this series back-to-back and I’ve got to say, it got me writing reviews again. I find that so few books has that effect on me. But Lucky Harbor seems to have that “healing” effect. This romantic series is highly recommended. If you’re looking to jump start your love for romance, Jill Shalvis is your gal. 🙂

 

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Losing It by Cora Carmack

Publication Date: October 15th, 2012
Self-Pub
Format: Kindle Edition
RATING: 4 out of 5 Stars

SUMMARY
Virginity.

Bliss Edwards is about to graduate from college and still has hers. Sick of being the only virgin among her friends, she decides the best way to deal with the problem is to lose it as quickly and simply as possible– a one-night stand. But her plan turns out to be anything but simple when she freaks out and leaves a gorgeous guy alone and naked in her bed with an excuse that no one with half-a-brain would ever believe. And as if if that weren’t embarrassing enough, when she arrives for her first class of her last college semester, she recognizes her new theatre professor. She’d left him naked in her bed about 8 hours earlier.

Okay, okay. This book and I didn’t really get off to a good start. Bliss was a little immature for my taste. And while I like the idea of a girl saving herself for the ‘right one’, I just couldn’t fathom a woman of her age would be so strong to resist the temptation of sex. But I staved off my judgment and just went with the flow. To be honest, I was in a pissy mood when I started this and my mood didn’t improve by 25% into the book. I set it aside and decided to start over the next day – because that’s just the type of reader I am. How I feel before and while reading the book sometimes dictates how I would feel after reading it.  So yeah. I was ready to nitpick the living daylights out of it. I’m glad I started over, though or I would’ve missed out.
There’s no need to rehash the synopsis; the book is pretty much what you see is what you get. It’s the type that you won’t do too much thinking – you just let the story take you away.
The gist of it, anyway, is the timeless, forbidden romance between a professor and his student. Old as age, overused, overdone…but I can’t get enough. I don’t know why I like these stories so much. I mean, you know it’s bound to hurt someone in the end and happy endings are not usually guaranteed. But I just like putting myself through the angst, I guess. Losing It, though, was a mild telling of that romantic arc. I didn’t have to break out the tissues too much.
Also, don’t look for character developments here. It’s not that type of book where you need to see right through everybody’s bones. Just focus on the romance and enjoy every bit of the British professor. I know I did!
Light hearted, sweet with humor on the side. If you’re looking for a fast read, Losing It fits the bill.
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Morsels {5} Chicago Stars Series by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

This Heart of Mine (Book #5)
Publication Date: February 1st, 2002
Avon
RATING: 4 out of 5 Stars
This was supposed to be the last book of this series according to Ms. Phillips but when you have a good thing going, why stop? This Heart of Mine is the story of the younger Somerville, Molly. This girl had always been plagued with insecurities about her looks. After all, if your sister is a blonde bombshell and one of the most powerful woman in the NFL, you’d try your best to blend in the background as well. Molly is one of those characters who’s flighty and at the same time she’s got a good head on her shoulders. The romance between characters was of course, sizzling. If I weren’t such a big fan of this series, I’d say, she should’ve ended it right here. But the last two books were just as memorable and fun. As a matter of fact, this series took me back to those days when reading was the ultimate escape. 

Match Me If You Can (Book #6)
Publication Date: September 1st, 2006
Avon
RATING: 4 out of 5 Stars
If there’s one thing that’s consistent about Ms. Phillips’ heroine, is that none of these ladies were pushovers to their leading men. And the best thing about it is that she was able to give them their own personalities. It’s really weird because I’ve pretty much read the entire series in succession and never once did I feel a sense of deja vú. In this book, Annabelle Grainger is pretty at the end of her rope. She needed Chicago’s most lethal sports agent’s business to keep her own head afloat. Too bad that he’s also hired the most prominent match-making business in Chicago to help him find his “ideal wife”. I’m not going to lie, Annabelle is so awkwardly cute that I cringe at her ineptitude. But heck, this girl keeps on fighting and I absolutely loved that about her. 

Natural Born Charmer (Book #7)
Publication Date: February 1st, 2007
William Morrow
RATING: 4 out of 5 Stars
I can honestly say that I’ve had the most laugh whilst reading this book. Witty, hilarious banters, toe-curling romance and some pretty emotional stuff as an icing on the cake. To my utter dismay and heartbreak…*pause*…this is the last book in this wonderfully romantic series. The only thing that I have to complain about is that the entire Chicago Stars team wasn’t really mention here. And it’s sad because, well, as this is the last book, I feel like I’m not getting a resolution. Wait, what? What the heck am I babbling about? What resolution? Everybody got their happily-ever-after, THE END. And that’s all that matters. 

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Morsels {4} Retro Review of Chicago Stars Series by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

It’s a little-known fact that my passion for books compete with my passion for the NFL. If an author managed to combine these two obsessions together in a well-executed manner, then you pretty much own me until I find another to obsessed about. Well, this past week, my fixation reached a new high…or low, depending on how you look at it. I slept very little, did zero work and pretty much subjected my entire family to take-outs and had forced them to live in a pig-sty. All because I couldn’t detached myself off the Kindle. This series completely owned me. 

I read the first five books of this series in five days. They were that addictive. Susan Elizabeth Phillips combined humour, love and football so fantastically well that I found it incredibly easy to ignore life for the entire week. This doesn’t put me in a good light, I know. But Ms. Phillips’ knack for creating some pretty  varied characters was highly addictive. Her stories were real, her characters, genuine. The combination of some chuckle-inducing dialogues from her cast left me in complete marvel. Her talent for giving each of her characters realistic, distinct voices amazed me. Each one has their own quirks and personalities that I didn’t feel like one was a mirror-image of another.

This series was the perfect escape from the doldrums of life and the pesky winter blahs.

RATING: All books received 4 out of 5 Stars.

GOODREADS SUMMARIES

It Had to be You 
Heaven, Texas
Nobody’s Baby But Mine
Dream a Little Dream

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Review: Untraceable by S.R. Johannes

Publication Date: November 29th, 2011

Coleman & Scott
Format: Kindle Copy
RATING: 5 out of 5 Stars
SUMMARY
Everyone leaves a mark. What if yours could be erased?
Untraceable is a new teen wilderness thriller with a missing father, a kickbutt heroine, and of course – two hot boys.
16 year old Grace has lived in the Smokies all her life, patrolling with her forest ranger father who taught her about wildlife, tracking, and wilderness survival.

When her dad goes missing on a routine patrol, Grace refuses to believe he’s dead and fights the town authorities, tribal officials, and nature to find him.

One day, while out tracking clues, Grace is rescued from danger by Mo, a hot guy with an intoxicating accent and a secret. As her feelings between him and her ex-boyfriend get muddled, Grace travels deep into the wilderness to escape and find her father.

Along the way, Grace learns terrible secrets that sever relationships and lives. Soon she’s enmeshed in a web of conspiracy, deception, and murder. And it’s going to take a lot more than a compass and a motorcycle (named Lucifer) for this kick-butting heroine to save everything she loves.

I sent an email to the author last week asking her where I could purchase her book. I’m not sure if she could tell but I was a little…er, frantic. I literally searched all the on line bookstores and I couldn’t find a copy! Well, she was nice enough to tell me that her book wasn’t available yet. Duh! Anyway, I waited {im}patiently like a good little bookworm that I am and when the day finally arrived, I wasted no time and devoured this baby right away.

Untraceable is a story about a teen who doesn’t know the words surrender, relinquish, defeat, give up, submit or any other words synonymous to concede. Grace is practically the only person in the whole town who believes that there’s something suspicious about her father’s disappearance. The rest of the population of small town North Carolina just tolerated her inquisitiveness as a way to deal with grief, even her own mother. Grace seem to keep finding herself in a heap of trouble as she digs up clues to her father’s whereabouts. But she’s determined. She refuses to give up hope; as long as there’s no body, Grace will scour every square inch of the Smokies to find her father. What she discovers along the way is the gruesome reality of what extremes people will do for money and a boy with a history connected to her search.

Grace is such a refreshing character. Her rock hard determination and belief that her father was still alive parallels her will to do whatever she sets her mind into. Her best trait is that she just wouldn’t give up, no matter how ludicrous she may seem to other people or no matter how many times she’d hit a dead end. She just keeps going. Nothing fazes this girl, not even a knife to her throat. Heck, she’d pet a bear one moment and give a guy a roundhouse kick on the next! I truly enjoyed reading her POV. She has this funny opinion about herself; not so much self-deprecating but just candidly real.

The action in this novel was unrelenting. It made for a fast read, in my opinion. The gruesome parts were a bit unBEARable – I found myself tearing up on some scenes, especially the one with a trapped cub. If you’re an animal lover, there are some hard-hitting, hard-to-swallow facts about poaching. It was disturbing and yet I was oddly thankful for the education.

I’ve never been a fan of camping or any outdoor activities myself. But after reading this book, I may sign up for the next fly fishing class. I have no clue how  Ms. Johannes did it, but she somehow romanticized all the things I hated about any outdoor activities known to man.

Now, I’m sure you’ve read me lamenting about annoying love triangles many a times and unfortunately, this book has it. FORTUNATELY, it wasn’t the kind that made me want to yank my hair out.  It almost felt like the author was running two different stories. It wasn’t that Grace was a completely different person when she was with either guys, it was just the way she compartmentalized either boys. Never did I feel the usual annoyance that I usually feel when I read love triangles and I think it also had something to do with the way Ms. Johannes gave Grace a feeling of certainty on who her heart truly belonged. I know there were some instances where she could’ve gone either way but I wasn’t fooled. The boy whom she ended up with (?) just felt like her other half. There’s just no ifs and buts about it…and I may or may not be biased to the Brit boy because he kept calling her, “blossom”. Sawwwwwwooooon (oh crap! did I just spoil that?)

This book ended in a cliffy and I’m dying to read the next one. If you’re looking for a change of pace, this YA suspense will just be the ticket. This book had me up and at ’em at four in the morning. I just couldn’t get it out of my head. Untraceable is a well conceptualized, well written novel that’s truly one of a kind. It had an environmental message woven in a tale about a family’s way of dealing with a loss of a loved one. Unconventional, yes but oddly appropriate. Everyone’s got a way of telling a story and I thought that S.R. Johannes did a marvelous job.  I love finding great reads that really wasn’t even in my radar up until seven days ago. Don’t pass up on this book.

“Everything that touches this earth leaves a special imprint, a unique mark that proves we existed in some way – no matter how invisible we may feel.” – S.R. Johannes

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