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Review: All The Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood

Review: All The Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood

Crista’s Review 2 Stars! Unfortunately, this book did not work for me.  I am all for forbidden and tragic storylines, but this one was too much for me to handle.  The premise of this book was intriguing: A child brought up in horrific surroundings, parents who personify neglect, and criminal activity finds love in the most unlikely of places.  However, the reality of this book dove into the darkness so deeply that I wasn’t able to find my way back to the light. This book spans the course of when Wavy is 8 years old to the time when she is a consenting adult.  We see her taking sole responsibility for […]

Posted July 10, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

I’m All Ears ~ Audiobook Review: Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway

I’m All Ears ~ Audiobook Review: Emmy & Oliver  by Robin Benway

  Karla’s review 4 Stars! A touching, heartwarming, pensive read! “Oliver’s absence split us wide open, dividing our neighborhood along a fault line strong enough to cause an earthquake. An earthquake would have been better. At least during an earthquake, you understand why you’re shaking.” This thought-provoking story is about a parental kidnapping and the impact it has on the lives of the friends and family of a young boy who was taken by his father. Oh, the joy when he’s finally found, or maybe not… Oliver’s not a little boy anymore, he’s a teenager with his own opinions and feelings about what happened. He’s been taken all over again from […]

Posted April 2, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Audio book Review: One Plus One by Jojo Moyes

Audio book Review: One Plus One by Jojo Moyes

What it’s about One single mom. One chaotic family. One quirky stranger. One irresistible love story from the New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You Suppose your life sucks. A lot. Your husband has done a vanishing act, your teenage stepson is being bullied and your math whiz daughter has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that you can’t afford to pay for. That’s Jess’s life in a nutshell—until an unexpected knight-in-shining-armor offers to rescue them. Only Jess’s knight turns out to be Geeky Ed, the obnoxious tech millionaire whose vacation home she happens to clean. But Ed has big problems of his own, and driving the dysfunctional family to the Math […]

Posted January 4, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Out of Time (Nine Minutes #2) by Beth Flynn

Out of Time (Nine Minutes #2) by Beth Flynn

What it’s about They thought with his execution it would all be over.  They were wrong. The leader of one of South Florida’s most notorious and brutal motorcycle gangs has been put to death by lethal injection. Days later, his family and friends should have been picking up the pieces, moving on. Instead, they’ve been catapulted into a world so twisted and dangerous even the most ruthless among them would be stunned to discover the tangled web of deception, not only on the dangerous streets of South Florida but all the way to the top.  In this gripping follow-up novel to Nine Minutes, Out of Time takes readers from the sun-drenched […]

Posted August 6, 2015 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

What it’s about In love we find out who we want to be. In war we find out who we are. FRANCE, 1939 In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn’t believe that the Nazis will invade France…but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes that fill the skies and drop bombs upon the innocent. When France is overrun, Vianne is forced to take an enemy into her house, and suddenly her every move is watched; her life and her child’s life is at constant risk. Without food […]

Posted July 6, 2015 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

I’m All Ears ~ Books Worth A Listen: Bruiser by Neal Shusterman

I’m All Ears ~ Books Worth A Listen: Bruiser by Neal Shusterman

What it’s about “There’s a reason why Brewster can’t have friends – why he can’t care about too many people. Because when he cares about you, things start to happen. Impossible things that can’t be explained. I know, because they’re happening to me.” When Brontë starts dating Brewster “Bruiser” Rawlins – the guy voted “Most Likely to Get the Death Penalty” her twin brother, Tennyson, isn’t surprised. But then strange things begin to occur. Tennyson and Brontë’s scrapes heal unnaturally fast, and cuts disappear before their eyes. What at first seems like their good fortune turns out to be more than they bargained for…much more.  Karla’s Review 4.5 Stars! A deeply […]

Posted April 5, 2015 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Hate To Love You by Elise Alden

Hate To Love You by Elise Alden

What it’s about Despite my slutty reputation, I was technically a virgin at eighteen. But it turns out all those sex-ed teachers aren’t just trying to scare you. The faint positive on a budget pregnancy test sent me spinning, moments before meeting my sister’s snooty new fiancé. Shaking hands with upper-crusty James was like downing a triple shot of vodka. Dizzy with desire, confused by my body’s reaction, and shocked by the possessiveness flashing in his eyes, I deceived him that night and told the world at their wedding reception. The truth?I slept with my sister’s fiancé. Hot and sweaty, all night long in a room so dark he couldn’t tell […]

Posted February 24, 2015 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 2 Comments

The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon

The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon

What it’s about If I tell you right up front, right in the beginning that I lost him, it will be easier for you to bear. You will know it’s coming, and it will hurt. But you’ll be able to prepare. Someone found him in a laundry basket at the Quick Wash, wrapped in a towel, a few hours old and close to death. They called him Baby Moses when they shared his story on the ten o’clock news – the little baby left in a basket at a dingy Laundromat, born to a crack addict and expected to have all sorts of problems. I imagined the crack baby, Moses, having […]

Posted December 2, 2014 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

The Most Talked About Book of 2014: Nine Minutes (Nine Minutes #1) by Beth Flynn ~ Q & A + Giveaway

The Most Talked About Book of 2014: Nine Minutes (Nine Minutes #1) by Beth Flynn ~ Q & A + Giveaway

We’ve read and reviewed so many emotional books over the past year, but every now and then a book comes along that stirs us into frenzy, and in 2014 that book is Nine Minutes by Beth Flynn!  Readers all over are reacting to this amazing debut book! Everyone has something to say, some good, some bad, some don’t know what to think, but there is no doubt that people are talking and conveying how this read wasn’t quite like anything they’ve read before. Everyone has a different opinion on Grizz and Ginny’s story, what category they would throw this in; mc romance, dark romance, or just a crazy oh-my-aching-head love story. […]

Posted November 28, 2014 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 13 Comments