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Die Wellington Saga - Verführung by Nacho Figueras & Jessica Whitman

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Wild One, its original title, is again full of emotions, wonderful scenes and heart. I liked it even better than the first one, and that tells you something.

Die Wellington Saga - Verführung* by Nacho Figueras & Jessica Whitman
Die Wellington Saga #2
Original Title Wild One (The Polo Season)
Published by Blanvalet on July 17, 2017
ISBN 978-3-7341-0373-5
Pages 366
Format Softcover
Source RC by Publisher

Kat Parker thought she´d finally escaped being known as the housekeeper´s daughter in the class-obsessed polo town of Wellington, FL. With her first blockbuster screenplay, she´d become the Hollywood It girl – until with one flop suddenly she wasn´t. Heading home is her only option.
For Sebastian, everything in life has always come easily – wealth, sports, women. But the perennial party life is starting to feel a bit stale. Especially after meeting Kat. Her easy laughter and candid attitude make him aspire something more meaningful for the first time in his life. As Sebastian tells Kat stories of his grandmother Victoria, a woman who could be dripping in diamonds one moment and tearing up the polo field the next, Kat´s inspiration fires and soon the pair are back in Hollywood, working on a film together that could make or break both of their careers. And though the chemistry between the two is building, the film´s irresistible star has other ideas …

My Review

My joy was immense when I saw that this novel was on its way to my place. 

Waiting On Wednesday #43 – Licht In Tiefer Nacht (Come Sundown) by Nora Roberts


is a weekly event originally hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. This meme is a place that spotlights upcoming releases that we´re eagerly anticipating with pure joy. For whatever reason Jill is not blogging since August 2016 but her meme is still going on. Hope everything is ok and she will be back soon! Until then, I am joining Tressa at Wishful Endings and her meme Can´t-Wait Wednesday!


The Heart Of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Not as good as the first book, but worth your time anyway. And a well written sequel. There is drama in it, blood, cruelty and you´ll find friendship, loyalty, romance and what it means when an entire nation likes you. Wanna know more? Then keep reading *smile*

The Heart Of Betrayal* by Mary E. Pearson
The Remnant Chronicles #2
Published by Henry Holt and Co on July 7, 2015
ISBN 978-0-8050-9924-9
Pages 480
Format Hardcover
Source Publisher

Held captive in the barbarian kingdom of Venda, Lia and Rafe have little chance of escape. Desperate to save her life, Lia´s erstwhile assassin, Kaden, has told the Vendan Komizar that she has the gift, and the Komizar´s interest in Lia is greater than anyone could have foreseen. Meanwhile, nothing is straightforward: There´s Rafe, who lied to Lia but has sacrificed his freedom to protect her; Kaden, who meant to assassinate her but has now saved her life; and the Vendans, whom Lia always believed to be barbarians. Now that she lives among them, however, she realizes that may be far from the truth. Wrestling with her upbringing, her gift, and her sense of self, Lia must make powerful choices that will affect her country … and her own destiny.

My Review

When I saw that the second book´s cover would be the same as the original edition shows, I was quite relieved. 

Kopf Aus, Herz An by Jo Watson

Saturday, August 19, 2017
A nice cover that caught my attention in the literally last minute. When I placed my application for it, I never thought that I would get lucky.

Kopf Aus, Herz An* by Jo Watson
Destination Love Series #1
Original Title Burning Moon
Published by LYX on June 28, 2017
ISBN 978-3-7363-0421-5
Pages 314
Format Softcover
Source RC by Publisher

Lilly's worst nightmare becomes true when her fiancé leaves her in front of the wedding ceremony. But instead of putting her head in the sand, she decides to pursue the honeymoon to Thailand anyway - alone. Still in the plane, she meets the attractive Damien, who with his tattoos and the spontaneous nature is actually exactly the kind man, around Lilly would otherwise make a large bow. But now that there's nothing she holds back, she lets her take her on a journey - a journey that shows her what it means to listen to his heart and not to his head.

My Review

As much as I like the cover of the German edition, but the novel itself turned out to be a nice story with an annoying main character.

Follow Friday #26 – ARC And Reviewer ´ s Copy

Friday, August 18, 2017

Launched by Sonja of A Bookshelf Full Of Sunshine, continued by FiktiveWelten with a new logo.

The blog action is for lively communication between bloggers, a good network and should be fun. Duration of the question: Friday to Thursday. Rules. No registration required.

This week the FF is all about ARC´s or reviewer´s copies and how I feel about them.  

If you want to know my thoughts about that question: keep reading *smile*

Silver Linings by Debbie Macomber

Debbie Macomber simply knows how to entertain her readers. This novel is beautiful, emotional and still not kitschy or in any way too much.

Silver Linings* by Debbie Macomber
Rose Harbor Series #4
Published by Ballantine Books on August 11, 2015
ISBN 978-0-5533-9179-4
Pages 352
Format Hardcover
Source Library

Since opening the Rose Harbor Inn, Jo Marie Rose has grown closer to her handyman, Mark Taylor. Jo Marie and Mark are good friends – and are becoming something more – yet he still won´t reveal anything about his past. When Mark tells her that he´s moving out of town, Jo Marie is baffled. Just when she is starting to open herself up again to love, she feels once more that she is losing the man she cares about. And as she discovers the secret behind Mark´s decision to leave, she welcomes two visitors also seeking their own answers.
Best friends Kellie Crenshaw and Katie Gilroy have returned to Cedar Cove for their ten-year high school reunion, looking to face down old hurts and find a sense of closure. Kellie, known as Coco, wants to finally confront the boy who callously broke her heart. Katie, however, wishes to reconnect with her old boyfriend, James – the man she still loves and the one who got away. As Katie hopes for a second chance, Coco discovers that people can change – and both look to the exciting possibilities ahead.

My Review

I am still in some sort of shock. There is so much heart, drama, and love in this novel and you can find on every page something you haven´t discovered yet.

Bad Romeo by Leisa Rayven

Thursday, August 17, 2017
This was the first book I read by the author. And it was worth every second I spend with it! Never had so much fun while reading an old story about love. Now, while waiting for the third one to come out (later this year) I am posting my review for the first Bad Romeo book *smile*

Bad Romeo by Leisa Rayven
Starcrossed Series #1
Published by St. Martin´s Griffin on December 23, 2014
ISBN 9781250063274
Pages 416
Format Softcover
Source Publisher

While performing the greatest love story of all time, they discover one of their own… Cassie Taylor was just another acting student with big dreams at her prestigious performing arts college... then she met Ethan Holt. She was the good girl actress. He was the bad boy on campus. But one fated casting choice for Romeo and Juliet changed it all. Like the characters they were playing on stage, Cassie and Ethan´s epic romance seemed destined. Until it ended in tragedy when he shattered her heart. Now they´ve made it to Broadway where they´re reunited as romantic leads once again – and their passionate scenes force them to confront the heartbreaking lows and pulse-pounding highs of their intense college affair. For Ethan, losing Cassie was his biggest regret – and he´s determined to redeem himself. But for Cassie, even though Ethan was her first and only great love, he hurt her too much to ever be trusted again. The trouble is, working with him again reminds her that people who rub each other the wrong way often make the best sparks. And when it comes to love, sometimes it´s the things that aren´t good for us that are the most irresistible. 

My Review

Allowedly I read this book some time ago. Some looong time ago. But my enthusiasm hasn´t changed.

Waiting On Wednesday #42 – One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

is a weekly event originally hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. This meme is a place that spotlights upcoming releases that we´re eagerly anticipating with pure joy. For whatever reason Jill is not blogging since August 2016 but her meme is still going on. Hope everything is ok and she will be back soon! Until then, I am joining Tressa at Wishful Endings and her meme Can´t-Wait Wednesday!


Sting by Sandra Brown

Sandra Brown is a guarantor for great thrillers. At least that´s the genre where I love her writing the most. Sting is no exception. From the start, you are in a game where you´ll can only guess who´s the good guy and who´s the bad.

Sting by Sandra Brown
Published by Hachette Audio on August 16, 2016
ASIN B01G91QJ8U
Length 11 hours and 40 minutes
Narrator Stephen Lang
Format Audiobook
Source audible

When Jordie Bennet and Shaw Kinnard lock eyes across a disreputable backwater bar, something definitely sparks. Shaw gives off a dangerous vibe that makes men wary and inspires women to sit up and take notice. None feel that undercurrent more strongly than savvy businesswoman Jordie, who doesn´t belong in a seedy dive on the banks of a bayou. But here she is … and Shaw Kinnard is here to kill her. As Shaw and his partner take aim, Jordie is certain her time has come. But Shaw has other plans and abducts Jordie, hoping to get his hands on the $ 30 million her brother has stolen and, presumably, hidden. However, Shaw is not the only one looking for the fortune. Her brother´s ruthless boss and the FBI are after it as well. Now on the run from the feds and a notorious criminal, Jordie and Shaw must rely on their wits – and each other – to stay alive. Miles away from civilization and surrounded by swampland, the two play each other against their common enemies. Jordie´s only chance of survival is to outwit Shaw, but it soon becomes clear to Shaw that Jordie isn´t entirely trustworthy, either. Was she in on her brother´s scam, or is she an innocent pawn in a deadly vendetta? And just how valuable is her life to Shaw, her remorseless and manipulative captor? Burning for answers – and for each other – this unlikely pair ultimately makes a desperate move that could be their last.

My Review

This thriller I enjoyed as an audio book. And the narrator did a (mostly) great job.

Ein Sommergarten In Manhattan by Sarah Morgan

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Another wonderful book by the author. This time the tone is a bit different, the theme another and yet you will find a lot of love, passion, desire and that it is worth to risk it all if true love is what you will get out of it on the other end.

Ein Sommergarten in Manhattan* by Sarah Morgan
From Manhattan With Love Series #2
Original Title Sunset in Central Park
Published by Mira TB on June 12, 2017
ISBN 978-3-95649-670-7
Pages 411
Format Paperback
Source RC by Publisher
Goodreads

Love has never been a priority for garden designer Frankie Cole. After witnessing the fallout of her parents´ divorce, she´s seen the devastation an overload of emotion can cause. The only man she feels comfortable with is her friend Matt – but that´s strictly platonic. If only she found it easier to ignore the way he makes her heart race … Matt Walker has loved Frankie for years but, sensing how fragile she is beneath her feisty exterior, has always played it cool. But then he uncovers new depths to the girl he´s known forever and doesn´t want to wait a moment longer. He knows Frankie has secrets and has buried them deep, but can Matt persuade her to trust him with her heart and kiss him under the Manhattan sunset?

My Review

A disastrous divorce, a mother who is embarrassing her daughter every time they meet and a man who is patient as hell, what more do you want as basis for a beautiful novel?

Follow Friday #25 – Blog Posts Per Week

Friday, August 11, 2017

Launched by Sonja of A Bookshelf Full Of Sunshine, continued by FiktiveWelten with a new logo.

The blog action is for lively communication between bloggers, a good network and should be fun. Duration of the question: Friday to Thursday. Rules. No registration required.

This week the FF is all about how often per week a blogger should post something and the always remaining question how many posts I read while visiting other blogs and how often I post on my own blog.

Waiting On Wednesday #41 – Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

is a weekly event originally hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. This meme is a place that spotlights upcoming releases that we´re eagerly anticipating with pure joy. For whatever reason Jill is not blogging since August 2016 but her meme is still going on. Hope everything is ok and she will be back soon! Until then, I am joining Tressa at Wishful Endings and her meme Can´t-Wait Wednesday!


Water & Air by Laura Kneidl

I got fascinated by the cover. All the blue, the gold and the decent trimming – looks gorgeous. On the photo and live. This is a novel about hope, change, love and the fight for the better.

Water & Air* by Laura Kneidl
Published by Carlsen on March 3, 2017
ISBN 978-3-551-31544-1
Pages 474
Format Softcover
Source Publisher


Since the rise of sea levels, people live in domes under the water or in the air. With her eighteen years, Kenzie has never seen the sun and her life in the water colony is subject to strict standards. After all, she cannot stand it anymore and flees into an air colony to make a new start. But then she becomes the main suspect in a mysterious murder series and only Callum with the mysterious smile holds to her. But not only the two-threatened danger, even the fate of the entire colony is at stake. (personal translation by the reviewer) 

My Review

My first book by Laure Kneidl turned out to be something I didn´t expect at all. I expected a futuristic novel playing in a faraway future and where technique is part of the daily life – for everyone. 

True North – Schon Immer Nur Wir by Sarina Bowen

Wednesday, August 02, 2017
I discovered the True North series a couple of months ago when I won the first book for a reading challenge.

True North – Schon Immer Nur Wir* by Sarina Bowen
True North Series #2
Original Title Steadfast
Published by LYX July 21, 2017
ISBN 978-3-7363-0600-4
Pages 397
Format Softcover
Source RC by Publisher
Goodreads

She´s the only one who ever loved him – and the only one he can never have. Just lost everything one spring day when he crashed his car into an apple tree on the side of the road. A man is dead, and there´s no way he can ever right that wrong. He´d steer clear of Colebury, Vermont forever if he could. But an ex-con in recovery for his drug addiction can´t find a job just anywhere. For Sophie Haines, coming face to face with the man who broke her heart is gut-wrenching. Suddenly, he´s everywhere she turns. It´s hard not to stare at how much he´s changed. The bad boy who used to love her didn´t have big biceps and sun-kissed hair. And he´d never turn up volunteer in the church kitchen. She knows it´s foolish to yearn for the man who returned all the heartsick letters she wrote him in prison. But the looks he sends her now speak volumes. No one wants to Sophie and Jude back together, least of all Sophie´s police chief father. But it´s a small town. And forbidden love is a law unto itself.

My Review

Now with Steadfast, its English title, the great ride went on and I am again thrilled. Though this book was different from the first, the style darker and nothing sugar coated, it was a fantastic read I absolutely enjoyed.

Love Letters by Debbie Macomber

Monday, July 31, 2017
What is it about love letters and that some of us keep them for a lifetime while others don´t? One love letter shows a woman what she had and what she wants back but she isn´t sure if she and her husband will be able to repair their marriage let alone their trust in each other.

Love Letters by Debbie Macomber
Rose Harbor Series #3
Published by Ballantine Books on June 28, 2016
ISBN 978-0-5533-9178-7
Pages 352
Format Softcover
Source Library

Summer is a busy season at the inn, so proprietor Jo Marie Rose and handyman Mark Taylor have spent a lot of time together keeping the property running. Despite some folks´ good-natured claims to the contrary, Jo Marie insists that Mark is only a friend. However, she seems to be thinking about this particular friend a great deal lately. Jo Marie knows surprisingly little about Mark´s life, due in no small part to his refusal to discuss it. She´s determined to learn more about his past, but first, she must face her own – and welcome three visitors who, like her, are setting out on new paths. Twenty-three-year-old Ellie Reynolds is taking a leap of faith. She´s come to Cedar Cove to meet Tom, a man she´s been corresponding with for months, and with whom she might even be falling in love. Ellie´s overprotective mother disapproves of her trip, but Ellie is determined to spread her wings. Maggie and Roy Porter are next to arrive at the inn. They are taking their first vacation alone since their children were born. In the wake of past mistakes, they hope to rekindle the spark in their marriage – and to win back each other´s trust. But Maggie must make one last confession that could forever tear them apart. For each of these characters, it will ultimately be a moment when someone wore their heart on their sleeve – and took pen to paper – that makes all the difference.

My Review

This time the author comes up with some heavy stuff in her story as well as in her characters. 

Schlaflos In Manhattan by Sarah Morgan

Saturday, July 29, 2017
I know the author from one of her Puffin Island books. And since I have enjoyed that one very much, I took my chance when I got this one offered. And what a great ride it was. Holy smokes!

Schlaflos in Manhattan* by Sarah Morgan
From Manhattan With Love Series #1
Original Title Sleepless in Manhattan
Published by Mira TB on February 6, 2017
ISBN 978-3-95649-607-3
Pages 442
Format Paperback
Source RC by Publisher

Cool, calm and competent, events planner Paige Walker loves a challenge. After a childhood spent in and out of hospitals, she´s now determined to prove herself – and where better to take the world by storm than in the exhilarating bustle of Manhattan? But when Paige is let go from the job she loves, she must face her biggest challenge of all – going it alone. Except launching her own events company is nothing compared to hiding her outrageous crush on Jake Romano – her brother´s best friend, New York´s most in-demand date, and the only man to break her heart. When Jake offers Paige´s fledgling company a big chance, their still-sizzling chemistry starts giving her sleepless nights. But can she convince the man who trusts no one to take a chance on forever?

My Review

If you are looking for deep emotions, a female main figure who loves life, wants to be independent, loves what she does for a living and is still as female as you can imagine, then this is a book you should definitely read. 

Follow Friday #24 – Highlight July 2017

Friday, July 28, 2017

Launched by Sonja of A Bookshelf Full Of Sunshine, continued by FiktiveWelten with a new logo.

The blog action is for lively communication between bloggers, a good network and should be fun. Duration of the question: Friday to Thursday. Rules. No registration required.

This week the FF is all about our book highlight for July. I actually have two books this month (couldn´t decide which one, so I took both) that I want to highlight.


Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

Thursday, July 27, 2017
In this case, I cannot decide which of the covers I like more. Each of them looks in its own way stunning and is a real pleasure to the eye. Both show that the novel is about something dark, haunting and promises a book that could catch you easily for hours without getting bored.

Three Dark Crowns* by Kendare Blake
Three Dark Crowns Series #1
Published by Harper Teen on September 20, 2016
ISBN 978-0-0623-8543-7
Pages 416
Format Softcover
Source RC by German Publisher

In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn´t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it´s not just a game of win or lose … it´s life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins. The last queen standing gets the crown.

My Review

And yes, I read this book with growing pleasure and though this was my very first Kendare Blake book and I am not reading that often a high fantasy novel, this one really took me in.

The Last Ever After by Soman Chainani

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
You wouldn´t believe it, but this beautiful cover is the nicest part of this book. It´s content is brutal and cruel, about love, war and that not always a happy ending means that everyone is happy or that everything is all sunshine and butterflies. You don´t believe me? Read this book, and you know what I am talking about.

The Last Ever After* by Soman Chainani
The School For Good And Evil #3
Published by Harper Collins on July 21, 2015
ISBN 978-0-0621-0495-3
Pages 672
Format Hardcover
Source RC German Publisher


Former best friends Sophie and Agatha thought their ending was sealed when they went their separate ways, but their story book is about to be rewritten – and this time theirs isn´t the only one. With the girls apart, Evil has taken over and the forces of Good are in deathly peril. Will Agatha and Sophie be able to work together to save them? Will they find their way to being friends again? And will their new ending be the last Ever After they´ve been searching for?

My Review

Maybe I am grown out of this kind of books or this series in general, I don´t know. All I know is that I didn´t enjoy it as much as I enjoyed the first book. 

Rosen, Tee Und Kandiszucker by Caroline Roberts

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
The original book is called The Cosy Teashop in the Castle and its nice cover you can see at the end of this review.

Rosen, Tee und Kandiszucker* by Caroline Roberts
The Cosy Teashop #1
Original Title The Cosy Teashop In The Castle
Published by Mira TB on February 25, 2017
ISBN 978-3-95649-662-2
Pages 366
Format Paperback
Source Publisher
Goodreads

When Ellie Hall lands her dream job running the little teashop in the beautiful but crumbling Claverham Castle, it´s the perfect escape from her humdrum job in the city. Life is definitely on the rise as Ellie replaces spreadsheets for scones, and continues her Nanna´s brilliant baking legacy. When Lord Henry, the stick-in-the-mud owner, threatens to burst her baking bubble with his old-fashioned ways, Ellie wonders if she might have bitten off more than she can chew. But cupcake by cupcake she wins the locals over, including teashop stalwart, Doris, and Ellie´s showstopping bakes look set to go down in castle history. Now all that´s missing in Ellie´s life is a slice of romance. Can Joe, the brooding estate manager, be the one to put the cherry on the top of Ellie´s dream?

My Review

Sometimes I am really wondering why a beautiful original cover can´t be used for its translated version as well.

Rose Harbor In Bloom by Debbie Macomber

Monday, July 24, 2017
If you are looking for a novel filled with emotions, happy ends and a bit tension, then this is definitely your book. I never thought that the author could come up with such an intense and at the same time soft novel and that without being kitschy at all. For every fan of Debbie Macomber.

Rose Harbor in Bloom by Debbie Macomber
Rose Harbor Series #2
Published by Ballantine Books on June 23, 2015
ISBN 978-1-1018-8286-3 
Pages 384
Format Paperback
Source Library

Since moving to Cedar Cove, Jo Marie Rose has truly started to feel at home, and her neighbors have become her closest friends. Now it´s springtime, and Jo Marie is eager to finish the most recent addition to her inn. In memory of her late husband, Paul, she has designed a beautiful rose garden for the property and enlisted handyman Mark Taylor to help realize it. She and Mark don´t always see eye-to-eye – and at times he seems far removed – yet deep down, Jo Marie finds great comfort in his company. And while she still seeks a sense of closure, she welcomes her latest guests, who are on their own healing journeys. Annie Newton arrives in town to orchestrate anniversary celebration. While Annie is excited for the festivities, she´s struggling to move on from her broken engagement, and her grandparents themselves seem to be having trouble getting along. Worse, Annie is forced to see Oliver Sutton, with whom she grew up and who has always mercilessly teased her. But the best parties end with a surprise, and Annie is in for the biggest one of all. High-powered businessman Mary Smith, another Rose Harbor Inn guest, has achieved incredible success in her field, yet serious illness has led her to face her sole, lingering regret. Almost nineteen years ago, she ended her relationship with her true love, George Hudson, and now she´s returned to Cedar Cove to make amends. 

My Review

Again, a sweet to read novel about the people of Cedar Cove. Jo Marie goes into another round with her bed & breakfast and some turmoil and drama, as well as romance, is brought to the reader´s eye.

Kingdom Of Ashes by Rhiannon Thomas

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
The cover isn´t as beautiful as the other one, though it looks quite nice. It looks more grown-up, more severe and though the German edition has the same cover motive than the original edition, the picture shown is a bit different. And it fits the design of book one of this duology very well.

Kingdom Of Ashes* by Rhiannon Thomas 
A Wicked Thing #2
Published by Harper Teen on February 23, 2016
ISBN 978-0-0623-0356-1
Pages 368
Format Hardcover
Source Publisher

Aurora was supposed to be her kingdom´s savior. But when she was forced to decide between being loyal to the crown and loyal to her country, she set events in motion that branded her a traitor. Now, hunted by the king´s soldiers, Aurora´s only chance of freeing her kingdom from the king´s tyrannical rules is by learning to control her magic. But Aurora´s powers come at a price – one that forces her to leave the only home she´s ever known, one that demands she choose between the man she loves and the people she seeks to protect, and one that will cause her to unravel the mysteries surrounding the curse that was placed on her over a century before … and uncover the truth about her destiny.

My Review

Of course, I had to read and see how the story between Aurora and Finnegan would continue and how everything would unfold. 

The Inn At Rose Harbor by Debbie Macomber

Monday, July 17, 2017
Since I´ve seen the Cedar Cove series, based on the authors Cedar Cove books, I am a huge fan of her. And when I discovered this book I couldn´t resist. Sometimes you just need a little something that isn´t the usual stuff to get another perspective.

The Inn at Rose Harbor by Debbie Macomber
Rose Harbor Series #1
Published by Ballantine Books on March 25, 2014
ISBN 978-0-5533-9365-1
Pages 384
Format Paperback
Source Library
Goodreads

Jo Marie Rose first arrives in Cedar Cove seeking a sense of peace and a fresh start. Coping with the death of her husband, she purchases a local bed-and-breakfast - the newly christened Rose Harbor Inn – ready to begin her life anew. Yet the inn holds more surprises than Jo Marie can imagine. Her first guest is Joshua Weaver, who has come home to care for his ailing stepfather. The two have never seen eye to eye, and Joshua has little hope that they can reconcile their differences. But a long-lost acquaintance from Joshua´s high school days proves him that forgiveness is never out of reach and love can bloom even where it´s least expected. The other guest is Abby Kincaid, who has returned to Cedar Cove to attend her brother´s wedding. Back for the first time in twenty years, she almost wishes she hadn´t come, the picturesque town harboring painful memories from her past. And while Abby reconnects with family and old friends, she realizes she can only move on if she truly allows herself to let go.

My Review

And how perfect this novel was for me. A nice and sweet read without being kitschy and with a setting I could literally see before my own eyes.

Beautiful Stranger by Christina Lauren

Saturday, July 15, 2017
My excitement after the first book in mind, I simply had to have this second book of Christina Lauren´s Beautiful series. The cover is not really as great as the one the first book has, but who care´s in this case anyway?

Beautiful Stranger by Christina Lauren
Beautiful Series #2
Published by Gallery Books on May 28, 2013
ISBN 978- 1-4767-3153-7 
Pages 352
Format Paperback
Source RC by German Publisher

Escaping a cheating ex, finance whiz Sara Dillon´s moved to New York City and is looking for excitement and passion without a lot of strings attached. So meeting the irresistible, sexy Brit at a dance club should have meant nothing more than a night´s fun. But the manner – and speed – with which he melts her inhibitions turns him from a one-time hookup and into her Beautiful Stranger. The whole city knows that Max Stella loves women, not that he´s ever found one he particularly wants to keep around. Despite pulling in plenty with his Wall Street bad boy charm, it´s not until Sara – and the wild photos she lets him take of her – that he starts wondering if there´s someone for him outside of the bedroom. Hooking in places where anybody could catch them, the only thing scarier for Sara than getting caught in public is having Max get too close in private.

My Review

Not me, for sure. I was eager to read the novel between the covers and after doing so I have to admit, that I am not as much thrilled about it, as I was after finishing the Beautiful Bastard. 

Follow Friday #23 – Social Media In The Blogger Community

Friday, July 14, 2017

Launched by Sonja of A Bookshelf Full Of Sunshine, continued by FiktiveWelten with a new logo.

The blog action is for lively communication between bloggers, a good network and should be fun. Duration of the question: Friday to Thursday. Rules. No registration required.

This week the FF´s question is: How do you feel about social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, and Co.)? 

What an interesting question this time. To be honest, I am not sure whether to laugh or cry about the social media at the moment.

The Sprite Sisters: How It All Began – Flame And The Power Of Fire by Sheridan Winn

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
This is the prequel series to the Sprite Sister Series in which the siblings defend Cantrip-Towers with their magical powers from harm. How It All Began shows what happens to Flame and how she deals with her awakening power to control fire.

The Sprite Sisters -Flame And The Power Of Fire* by Sheridan Winn
The Sprite Sisters: How It All Began Series #1
Vignette by Franziska Harvey
Published by Fischer KJB on April 27, 2017
ISBN 978-3-7373-4055-7
Pages 217
Format Hardcover
Source Publisher
Goodreads

When Flame wakes up on her ninth birthday, she immediately senses: Something is different! Her fingers are tingling, and all day funny things happen to her. Soon Flame becomes clear: She can conjure! She can light flames with her bare hands as she concentrates. But that is a secret that must be strictly guarded! It´s not that easy if you have three curious little sisters who follow Flame at every step (personal translation by the reviewer).

My Review

Of course, I wanted to know how the story of the Cantrip-sisters began. I read all the books of the original Sprite Sisters Series and yes, those books are for grown-ups as charming and nice to read as they are for children.

Holding Up The Universe by Jennifer Niven

Friday, July 07, 2017
The first Jennifer Niven book I´ve ever read. Okay, the cover of the German edition isn´t really mine - way too much pink and too naïve in its sketch – but during reading, I am not really seeing all that. But, to be honest, if I wouldn´t have won it, I probably wouldn´t have bought it.

Holding Up The Universe* by Jennifer Niven
Published by Penguin on October 4, 2016
ISBN 978-0-3857-5593-1
Pages 400
Format Softcover 
Source Lovelybooks 


Everyone thinks they know Libby Strout, the girl once dubbed “America´s Fattest Teen.” But no one´s taken the time to look past her weight to get to know who she really is. Following her mom´s death, she´s been picking up the pieces in the privacy of her home, dealing with her heartbroken father and her own grief. Now, Libby´s ready: for high school, for new friends, for love, and for every possibility life has to offer. In that moment, I know the part I want to play here at MVB High. I want to be the girl who can do anything.
Everyone things they know Jack Masselin, too. Yes, he´s got swagger, but he´s also mastered the impossible art of giving people what they want, of fitting in. What no one knows is that Jack has a newly acquired secret: he can´t recognize faces. Even his own brothers are strangers to him. He´s the guy who can reengineer and rebuild anything in new and bad-ass ways, but he can´t understand what´s going on with the inner workings of his brain. So he tells himself to play it cool: Be charming. Be hilarious. Don´t get too close to anyone. Until he meets Libby. When the two get tangled up in a cruel high school game – which lands them in group counseling and community service – Libby and Jack are both pissed, and then surprised. Because the more time they spend together, the less alone they feel … Because sometimes when you meet someone, it changes the world, theirs and yours.

My Review

And to be honest, I am not sure if I will read her books again. You want to know why? Then keep reading *smile*

Bruderlüge by Kristina Ohlsson

Thursday, July 06, 2017
I was so happy when I found out, that I was among those ones who could read this book upfront its publishing day. And according to its cover, I expected a great and very well written thriller with answers. Many answers. Well, see for yourself …

Bruderlüge* by Kristina Ohlsson
Martin Benner Series #2
Original Title Mios Blues
Published by Limes on June 13, 2017
ISBN 978-3-8090-2667-9
Pages 445
Format Softcover
Source Publisher

What happened the day, the four-year-old Mio disappeared? Against his will, the attorney Martin Benner has taken the child's trail - after all, he is in the hands of an unscrupulous underworld boss. But then Martin finds himself in the focus of the investigation: Someone tries to attach to him two murders, and he has no idea who has it on him. The search for the truth finally confronts Benner with a terrible decision: Should he save the small Mio – or himself? (personal translated by the reviewer)

My Review

This book is not at all what I´ve expected it to be. Sure, it is well written, but there is not really a new content in it. 

Follow Friday #22 – Highlight June 2017

Friday, June 30, 2017

Launched by Sonja of A Bookshelf Full Of Sunshine, continued by FiktiveWelten with a new logo.

The blog action is for lively communication between bloggers, a good network and should be fun. Duration of the question: Friday to Thursday. Rules. No registration required.

This week the FF is all about our book highlight for June. I actually have two books this month (couldn´t decide which one) that I want to highlight.

So keep reading if you want to know which two I picked *smile*

Alles Oder Nichts by Simona Ahrnstedt

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
I say it right at the beginning of my review: The first book of this trilogy was the best. Yes, the cover of this German edition is a nice to look at cover but something is missing. And the novel it contains was a nice read, but not as haunting and thrilling as the first one was.

Alles Oder Nichts* by Simona Ahrnstedt
High Stakes #3
Published by LYX on March 16, 2017
ISBN 978-3-8025-9947-7
Pages 697
Format Softcover
Source Publisher

Ambra is a successful journalist in search of a hot story. Tom a former elite soldier, whom terrible is befallen. Ambra has to return to the place where she never wanted to be again. Tom is trying here, to go back to life. In Kiruna, in the north of Sweden, where the coldness and the eternal darkness prevail, two people meet trying to escape their own past. Two people who wear deep wounds. And do not trust anyone. Two people who are overwhelmed by the attraction that reigns between them. They are wrong. And yet so scary right. But can they really cure each other? Or will their love destroy them once and for all? (personal translation by the reviewer)

My Review

This book wasn´t bad, not at all. Only darker and with a completely different story than the other two books had. 

Into The Water by Paula Hawkins

Monday, June 26, 2017
The cover captured my eyes the very first moment. And the fact, that the German edition uses the same as the English edition, was also a plus. And I was very curious if this book would turn out to be as bad as all the critiques were saying.

Into The Water* by Paula Hawkins
Published by Blanvalet on May 24, 2017
ISBN 978-3-7645-0523-3
Pages 473
Format Softcover
Source Publisher



In the last days before her death, Nel called her sister. Jules didn´t pick up the phone, ignoring her plea for help. Now Nel is dead. They say she jumped. And Jules has been dragged back to the one place she hoped she had escaped for good, to care for the teenage girl her sister left behind. But Jules is afraid. So afraid. Of her long-buried memories, of the old Mill House, of knowing that Nel would never have jumped. And most of all she´s afraid of the water, and the place they call the Drowning Pool …

My Review

When I placed my request for this book I never thought that I would get it. 

Follow Friday #21 – Reading Slack Or Time-Out?

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Launched by Sonja of A Bookshelf Full Of Sunshine, continued by FiktiveWelten with a new logo.

The blog action is for lively communication between bloggers, a good network and should be fun. Duration of the question: Friday to Thursday. Rules. No registration required.

This week the FF question is: Do you sometimes have a reading slack or do you consciously take a break from reading?

Since I came up with this question, I guess I should say something about it. So keep reading if you´re interested in what I think about this question ...

This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

Friday, June 23, 2017
What a fantastic second book! I expected a lot of things, but not this gorgeous and beautiful story full of emotions and characters who complement each other in such a perfect way.

This Shattered World* by Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner
Starbound #2
Published by Disney Hyperion on December 23, 2014
ISBN 978-1-4231-7103-4
Pages 400
Format Hardcover
Source Publisher
Goodreads

Jubilee Chase and Flynn Cormac should never have met. Lee is captain of the forces sent to Avon to crush the terraformed planet´s rebellious colonists, but she has her own reasons for hating the insurgents. Rebellion is in Flynn´s blood. His sister died in the original uprising against the powerful corporate conglomerate that rules Avon with an iron fist. These corporations make their fortune by terraforming uninhabitable planets across the universe and recruiting colonists to make the planets livable, with the promise of a better life for their children. But they never fulfilled their promise on Avon, and decades later, Flynn is leading the rebellion. Desperate for any advantage against the military occupying his home, Flynn does not only things that make sense when he and Lee cross paths: he returns to base with her as prisoner. But as his fellow rebels prepare to execute this tough-talking girl with nerves of steel, Flynn makes another choice that will change him forever. He and Lee escape base together, caught between two sides in a senseless war. 

My Review

Yes, the story is different from the first book and yes, the two main characters are not to compare with the ones from book one.

Die Geister Vom Rainy Pass by Christopher Ross

Saturday, June 17, 2017
Those ice blue husky eyes – wow! Since I started enjoying this series, I am kind of hooked by its covers. Each one of them is beautiful and shows a gorgeous looking husky. And the story here is so beautiful that even adults can read it.

Die Geister Vom Rainy Pass* by Christopher Ross
Alaska Wilderness Series #5
Published by Ueberreuter on September 12, 2016
ISBN 978-3-7641-7065-3
Pages 240
Format Hardcover
Source Library
Goodreads


For months Julie has prepared herself and trained with her beloved Huskies: She will participate in the Iditarod, the longest and toughest dogsled race in the world. No one can keep her from her plan. Not the anonymous troublemakers sneaking into the camp at night, nor her friend Steve, who is very worried. But the route over the Rainy Pass is itself feared by experienced mushers and there the disaster really starts. Will Julie pass the race despite everything? 

My Review

I was waiting very long for this book to come out, and the second I noticed its release date, I knew that I wanted to read it.

In Einer Winternacht by Mary Higgins Clark

When I got this book I wasn´t really aware of the fact, that it was actually a Christmas story. But despite that, it is a wonderful, heartwarming novel with a little cutie called Stellina and her story is just beautiful. I had a few nice hours with her and this short story.

In Einer Winternacht* by Mary Higgins Clark
Alvirah And Willy Series #3
Original Title All Through The Night
Published by Heyne on October 11, 2016
ISBN 978-3-453-43885-9
Pages 192
Format Hardcover
Source Publisher
Goodreads

All of Alvirah´s deductive powers and Willy´s world-class common sense are called upon as the two stumble into a Christmas mystery. A woman abandons her newborn at a Manhattan church. Simultaneously, a thief is absconding with a treasured artifact, a chalice adorned with a star-shaped diamond. The elude police, he grabs the stroller and disappears. Seven years later, the mother returns to the scene and finds Alvirah and Willy helping neighborhood kids prepare for a Christmas pageant at an after-school shelter. Soon the savvy sleuths set out to solve the puzzle of the missing child and chalice – and to unmask scam artists threatening to shut down the shelter.

My Review

It is not really known around here, that Alvirah and Willy have their own series, written by the author. At least those books are not specifically called by their names.

Follow Friday #20 – Book Tours: Top Or Flop?

Friday, June 16, 2017

Launched by Sonja of A Bookshelf Full Of Sunshine, continued by FiktiveWelten with a new logo.

The blog action is for lively communication between bloggers, a good network and should be fun. Duration of the question: Friday to Thursday. Rules. No registration required.

This week the FF question is: How do you feel about book tours? Are you actively involved, you persecute them passively, or are they not your thing at all?


The Secret City by C.J. Daugherty

The end of book one made it sure, that I had to read the second book as well. And what a great finish of this duology it was.

The Secret City by C. J. Daugherty
The Alchemist Chronicles #2
Published by Atom on September 1, 2016
ISBN 978-0-3490-0221-7
Pages 368
Format Paperback
Source Publisher
Goodreads


Locked away inside the fortified walls of Oxford´s St. Wilfred´s College, surrounded by alchemists sworn to protect them, Taylor and Sacha are safe from the Darkness. For now. But time is short. In seven days Sacha will turn 18 and the ancient curse that once made him invincible will kill him, unleashing unimaginable demonic horror upon the world. There is one way to stop it. Taylor and Sacha must go to where the curse was first cast – the medieval French city of Carcassonne – and face the demons. The journey will be dangerous. And monsters are waiting for them. But as Darkness descends on Oxford, their choice is stark. They must face everything that scares them or lose everything they have.

My Review

This book was big entertainment. I absolutely enjoyed reading it. And that end? – Perfect!

I Saw Her Standing There by Marie Force

Guess it is no secret, that Marie Force knows how to connect romance with the beautiful landscape of Vermont´s Mountains and the city that never sleeps. She does it with this novel again, though the tone is slightly different.

I Saw Her Standing There* by Marie Force
Green Mountain Series #3
Published by Berkley on November 04, 2014
ISBN 978-0-4252-7531-0
Pages 400
Format Paperback
Source Publisher


Colton Abbott and Lucy Mulvaney have a secret. Colton´s nosy siblings have begun to put the pieces together, but it´s not like Lucy to keep things from those closest to her – especially her best friend, Cameron, who recently moved to Vermont to live with her true love, Will. But Lucy isn´t about to tell Cam she´s having a fling … with Will´s brother. Flitting between New York and Vermont is exhausting, so Lucy is looking forward to a long weekend with Colton at the Abbott family lake house in Burlington. Too bad Will and Cameron have the same idea, and once Colton and Lucy are caught red-handed (and red-faced), will their clandestine romance lose its appeal or will their secret beginnings be the start of something lasting?

My Review

Oh, there is no doubt that you will find yourself in the warm embrace of the Abbott-family again.

Island Of Glass by Nora Roberts

Thursday, June 15, 2017
A good closure for this trilogy. Magic is all over the place, the figures are very thoughtful and it fits in nicely how the author solved some things. If you are a Nora Roberts fan and fan of this trilogy, you should definitely read it.

Island Of Glass by Nora Roberts
The Guardians Trilogy #3
Published by Berkley on December 6, 2016
ISBN 978-0-425-28012-6
Pages 315
Format Paperback
Source Purchased

Three stars – of fire, water, and ice – have fallen from the skies, and now three women and three men have come together to find them. But on the quest for the final star, they´ll discover that possessing it won´t be enough to stop the destruction of themselves – and of their world … As the hunt for the Ice Star leads the six guardians to Ireland, Doyle, the immortal, must face his tragic past. Three centuries ago, he closed off his heart, yet his warrior spirit is still drawn to the wild. And there´s no one more familiar with the wild than Riley – and the wolf within her. An archaeologist, Riley is no stranger to the coast of Clare, but now she finds herself on unsure footing, targeted by the dark goddess who wants more than the stars, more than the blood of the guardians. While searching through Irish history for clues that will lead them to the final star and the mysterious Island of Glass, Riley must fight her practical nature and admit that her sudden attraction to Doyle is more than just a fling. For it is his strength that will sustain her and give her the power to run toward love – and save them all …

My Review

Good, this might not be the best book the author has ever written, but for my taste it was a nice and solid written novel about love, magic and fulfilling your destiny. 

As Time Goes By by Mary Higgins Clark

I saw the US cover and got curious. Sure, it looks totally different than the cover of the German edition (you will see it at the end of my review), but the summary sounded so interesting, that I actually didn´t care about the cover or covers in this case. And I was really happy when I finally got the book.

As Time Goes By* by Mary Higgins Clark
Published by Simon & Schuster on April 5, 2016
ISBN 978-1-5011-3044-1
Pages 288
Format Hardcover
Source Publisher*


Television journalist Delaney Wright is on the brink of stardom after she begins covering a sensational murder trial for the six-p.m. news. She should be thrilled, yet her growing desire to locate her birth mother consumes her thoughts. When Delaney´s friends Alvirah Meehan and her husband Willy offer to look into the mystery surrounding her birth, they uncover a shocking secret they do not want to reveal. On trial for murder is Betsy Grant, widow of a wealthy doctor who has been an Alzheimer´s victim for eight years. When her once-upon-a-time celebrity lawyer urges her to accept a plea bargain, Betsy refuses: she will go to trial to prove her innocence. Betsy´s stepson, Alan Grant, bides his time nervously as the trial begins. His substantial inheritance hangs in the balance – his only means of making good on payments he owes his ex-wife, his children, and increasingly angry creditors. As the trial unfolds, and the damning evidence against Betsy piles up, Delaney is convinced, that Betsy is not guilty and frantically tries to prove her innocence. 

My Review

I consider myself a huge Mary Higgins Clark fan. Good, I haven´t read all her books, but those I´ve read, were mostly fascinating me. 

The Kiss Of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
One of the first things I noticed about this book was its cover. The soft colors, the dark clouds, and the summary caught my attention. Sooo promising …

The Kiss Of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
The Remnant Chronicles #1
Published by Henry Holt and Co on July 8, 2014
ISBN 978-0-8050-9923-2
Pages 489
Format Hardcover
Source Publisher

She flees on her wedding day. She steals ancient documents from the Chancellor´s secret collection. She is pursued by bounty hunters sent by her own father. She is Princess Lia, seventeen, First Daughter of the House of Morrighan. The Kingdom of Morrighan is steeped in tradition and the stories of a bygone world, but some traditions Lia can´t abide. Like having to marry someone she´s never met to secure a political alliance. Fed up and ready for a new life, Lia escapes to a distant village on the morning of her wedding. She settles in among the common folk, intrigued when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive – and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deceptions swirl and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets – secrets that may unravel her world – even as she feels herself falling in love. 

My Review

… and what a great book it was. Everything that the blurb promised, action, intrigues, emotions, and romance – all that was given.

Sword And Verse by Kathy MacMillan

A beautiful cover that lives from the color varieties. Red and orange bring a strength and danger into it although the motive is delicate and fine.

Sword And Verse by Kathy MacMillan
Sword And Verse Series #1
Published by Harper Teen on January 19, 2016
ISBN 978-0062324610
Pages 384
Format Hardcover
Source Giveaway 

Raisa was just a child when she was sold into slavery in the kingdom of Qilara. Before she was taken away, her father had been adamant that she learn to read and write. But where she now lives, literacy is a capital offense for all but the nobility. The written language is closely protected, and only the King, Prince, Tutor, and Tutor-in-training are allowed to learn its very highest form. So, when she is plucked from her menial labor and selected to replace the last Tutor-in-training, who was executed, Raisa knows that betraying any hint of her past could mean death. Keeping her secret guarded is head enough, but the romance that´s been blossoming between her and Prince Mati isn´t helping matters. Then Raisa is approached by the Resistance – an underground rebel army - to help liberate the city´s slaves. She wants to free her people, but that would mean aiding war against Mati. As Raisa struggles with what to do, she discovers a secret that the Qilarites have been hiding for centuries – one that, if uncovered, could bring the kingdom to its knees.

My Review

I was kind of thrilled, when I found out, that I had won this novel when I didn´t expect it at all. 

Ein Hauch Von Skandal by Sandra Brown

Sunday, June 11, 2017
This book was originally published under the title Breath of Scandal and though the German cover isn´t quite that good, the fact alone, that Sandra Brown has written it, made me want it. So, when it got reissued, I went for it.

Ein Hauch Von Skandal* by Sandra Brown
Original Title Breath Of Scandal
Published by Blanvalet on April 17, 2017
ISBN 978-6-7341-0456-5
Pages 603
Format Paperback
Source Publisher

On a rainy Southern night, Jade Sperry endured a young woman´s worst nightmare at the hands of three local hell-raisers. Robbed of her youthful ideals and at the center of scandal and tragedy, Jade ran as far and as fast as she could. But she never forgot the sleepy “company town” where every man, woman, and child was dependent on one wealthy family. And she never forgot their spoiled son, who, with his two friends, changed her life forever. Someday, somehow, she´d return, exact a just revenge – and free herself from fear, and the powerful family that could destroy her.

My Review

I wrote for this title not only an English review but a guest review in the German language as well. 

Good As Gone by Amy Gentry

Saturday, June 10, 2017
I love thrillers with a great psychological finesse and where you never know what´ll happen on the next page. Good as Gone is such a thriller and turned out to be a real page turner. And the answer to all the misery that one decision and one thought brought over an entire family was as simple as heartbreaking. Read!

Good As Gone* by Amy Gentry
Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on July 26, 2016
ISBN 978-05449-2095-8
Pages 288
Format Hardcover
Source Library


Thirteen-year-old Julie Whitaker was kidnapped from her bedroom in the middle of the night, witnessed only by her young sister. Her family was shattered but managed to stick together, hoping against hope that Julie is still alive. And then one night: the doorbell rings. A young woman who appears to be Julie, is finally, miraculously, home safe. The family is ecstatic – but Anna, Julie´s mother, has whispers of doubts. She hates to face them. She cannot avoid them. When she is contacted by a former detective turned private eye, she begins a torturous search for the truth about the woman she desperately hopes is her daughter.

My Review

It seems that with Amy Gentry and her book I discovered a new thriller author that knows how to catch my attention.

Deathline – Ewig Dein by Janet Clark

Friday, June 09, 2017
My first book written by the author and it was stunning. The perfect combination of mystery, romance, and traditions in a youth book. And the cover – wow!

Deathline – Ewig Dein* by Janet Clark
Deathline Series #1
Published by cbj on March 20, 2017
ISBN 978-570-17366-4
Pages 393
Format Hardcover
Source Library


Josie has always wanted her life to have great feelings, dramatic passions and exciting twists for her. When she falls into the long holidays in the year after her 16th birthday, Josie does not know that that summer in front of her, is that who will determine her destiny. Nobody would eventually suspect that the idyllic horse ranch of her family could become the scene of mysterious events. But Josie has to learn that this illusion is deceptive when she gets to know the fascinating Ray. For her great love carries with her a mystery that could put Josie´s world at great risk. And so, Josie must decide. Even if the price for it is perhaps their love …(personal translation of the reviewer)

My Review

Guess I will never see butterflies and red poppy the same way. This book was wonderful, magical and with a beautiful love story. And the end …

Die Bestimmung Des Bösen by Julia Corbin

Monday, June 05, 2017
This book is the debut thriller by the author, whom some of us might know as Kerstin Pflieger as well. For some reasons, the cover made me curious – and I am still trying to figure out why or what the motive shows, except for the drops of blood.

Die Bestimmung Des Bösen* by Julia Corbin
Hall & Hellstern Series #1
Published by Diana Verlag on May 9, 2017
ISBN 978-3-453-35934-5
Pages 416
Format Softcover
Source Publisher 



“Close your eyes, and count to hundred.” These are the last words Alexis heard from her father. Shortly thereafter her parents are dead, and the little girl remains as an orphan, traced by traumatic memories. (personal translation of the reviewer)


My Review

I never thought that I would be among those happy few, who could read this debut thriller during a reading challenge. 

Die Wellington Saga - Versuchung by Nacho Figueras & Jessica Whitman

Sunday, June 04, 2017
This book turned out to be a real surprise. A nice to look at cover with a decent motive and where the paper feels like pure silk. Good, the pink isn´t my thing, but the story inside the two bookcases is astonishing entertaining.

Die Wellington Saga - Versuchung* by Nacho Figueras & Jessica Whitman
Die Wellington Saga #1
Original Title High Season (The Polo Season)
Published by Blanvalet on May 15, 2017
ISBN 978-3-7341-0372-8
Pages 382
Format Softcover
Source Publisher

Georgia never wanted to be a jetsetter. A plain old country vet was fine for her. But one distress call from her best friend and the next thing she knows she´s neck deep in the world of polo´s most elite international players – complete with designer dresses, fine champagne and some of the most gorgeous thoroughbreds she´s ever seen. Some of the most gorgeous men too … Alejandro Del Campo needs his team to win the season´s biggest polo tournament or else he´s not sure how much longer they´re going to be in business. What he doesn´t need is some sassy new vet telling him how to run his business – and distracting him at every turn. But as they come closer and closer to the championship match, it soon becomes clear that Alejandro wants to win Georgia just as much as the tourney trophy. But can he ever convince her his world is where she truly belongs?

My Review

And the warmth between the lines, when you read all that polo information told either by Alejandro or someone else, that was another thing I didn´t quite expect. 
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