Saturday, December 26, 2015

First Love by James Patterson

Goodreads Summary

The New York Times bestseller First Love is now available in paperback, and illustrated with never-before-seen snapshots evoking the romantic trip of a lifetime.

Axi Moore is a "good girl". When Axi invites her best friend, Robinson--with whom she's secretly in love--to come with her on a cross-country road trip, she's finally breaking all the rules. But they soon find that, however far they run, they can't escape the heartbreaking troubles that brought them together in the first place.

In this madcap adventure full of love and loss, Axi realizes that her romance with Robinson might not have the happy ending she was hoping for....

My Thoughts

First of all, I bought this book with my nieces in mind.  We (my sister, my nieces, and I) had decided to do a book exchange for Christmas this year.  The plan was for all of us to bring a book, new or used, to exchange on Christmas Eve.

I didn't have any books that I wanted to give away (I like to keep my good books and I didn't want to give away a book that I didn't think was good) so I ran to the store to pick out a new book to exchange.  I found this one and it sounded so good that I wanted to read it before I gave it in the exchange.  I read the first two chapters the night I bought it and finished the rest of the book on the 5 1/2 hour drive to their house!  It was soooooo good!

I thought that it was going to be a cute, fun, little book about a girl and boy on an exciting adventure.  It was that in the beginning.... then it turned sad and heart wrenching!!!  It was still so good that I couldn't put it down.  If you enjoy tear jerkers then read this book!

Now, I didn't give it a full 5 stars on Goodreads.  There were a few parts in the book that I could have done without.  Maybe a few things I would change.  But still, I don't even give 4 stars away that often so for this to get a 4 means it's good!  First Love is definitely on my recommend list!

Monday, December 7, 2015

A Season to Wed (Three Winter Love Stories)

Goodreads Summary

They’ve helped orchestrate the perfect day for countless couples. Now twelve new couples will find themselves in the wedding spotlight in the second Year of Weddings novella collection.

Love at Mistletoe Inn by Cindy Kirk

Sometimes the road to happiness is paved with youthful mistakes.

Ten years after what she thought was her almost-wedding, Hope Prentiss discovers that the ceremony counted—and, as fate would have it, the jilted John Burke has just ridden back into town. After spending some time with John and helping plan a Christmas wedding for a mystery couple, Hope begins to wonder if she really wants a divorce . . . or a real wedding of her own.

A Brush with Love by Rachel Hauck

Revealing the beauty in other women might be Ginger Winters’s specialty—but it will take an unexpected kind of love to help Ginger see the beauty in herself.

Ginger Winters will be the “beauty-maker” for the Alabama society wedding of the decade.

But when high-school crush Tom Wells shows up looking for a haircut, Ginger’s thinly veiled insecurities threaten to keep her from love once again . . . despite Tom’s best efforts.

Serving Up a Sweetheart by Cheryl Wyatt

Meadow knows how to serve delicious food to match any wedding theme. But can she accept love when it's served up on a silver platter?

Meadow Larson is having the mother of all Mondays when her roof caves in during a blizzard, right before the most important wedding contract of her career.

Renovation contractor Colin McGrath offers to fix Meadow’s roof, even though he knows he is the last person she would accept help from.

But the more Meadow gets to know the new Colin, the more she realizes God may have something more permanent in store than a new catering kitchen.

My Thoughts

Sometimes I just get in the mood to read novellas.  To have a fun, enjoyable book that doesn’t take forever to read.  And what is better than a good novella?  Three novellas!!!  A Season to Wed is a collection of three Winter love stories and they were all good!

I’m not sure which one I enjoyed most because they were all pretty good.  Christmas/Winter/Holiday stories are my favorites!  I’m thinking that I enjoyed Love at Mistletoe Inn a little more than the others but I may change my mind later J

I’m so happy to be able to write another positive review!  I hate having to write negative reiews so this book totally made me happy!  I will definitely be recommending A Season to Wed to my friends and fellow book lovers!

*Note: I received a copy of this book from in exchange for an honest review.