4th Quarter Wrap-Up | 2019

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I took it easy the last few months of this year. It was hard to fit in time to read among all the holiday festivities. Apparently I was in a romance and peaceful living mood.

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Seeking Slow by Melanie Barnes

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Seeking Slow is a small book and easily read in one day, but don’t let the size fool you. This book is beautifully crafted and provides useful information. It is well organized and I liked that each section had takeaways and main points to focus on. The content provides a lot to think about and the images are stunning.


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The Body Painter (Master of Trickery Duet #1) by Pepper Winters

Rating: 3 out of 5.

I have mixed feelings about this novel. This is definitely more in the realm of dark romance. I find it hard to like the lead male. There are also plenty of moments that make me dislike the female lead as well. The relationship is push-pull and at times (especially at the beginning) was very repetitive and little depth was given to the relationship. I found myself losing interest in the middle, but then the story really picked up after that. I enjoyed the premise for this book and I wanted to see how this story would end, which happens to be with a big cliff hanger! Overall, I like the direction of the plot and very interested in how the next book will finish out, but I find it difficult to root for this couple. Honestly, they should go separate ways.

Also, be warned there is abuse, violence, and rape in this novel – so if that can be a trigger you may not want to read this one.


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Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren

Rating: 3 out of 5.

This was a cute romance novel but didn’t create a lasting impression. The story kept my attention, but I would have liked to see a bit more character development. Maybe more focus on the present story than the past.


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Find Your Glow, Feed Your Soul by Emily Silva

Rating: 5 out of 5.

This book was beautifully crafted and a wonderful read. I thought it had plenty of helpful ideas and will go through it multiple times.

Thank you NetGalley for providing digital copies of these books in exchange for an honest review.

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