Month: February 2018

The Good Doctor: Book Review

THE GOOD DOCTOR

By Andi Jaxon

Genre: Romance

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SYNOPSIS
I live in the hospital, working 18 hour days.
My entire life consists of running from patient to patient until I meet her.
The girl that is afraid of her own shadow.
She starts out as a patient, but thoughts of her consume me.
One phone call leads to me meeting her amazing little girl which changes everything.
With the help of my new partner in crime, I set out to try and save her from a life of fear.
Can she learn to trust me with her life and both their hearts?
**** TRIGGER WARNING: contains mention of physical and emotional abuse. Although no abuse is written out it is described, at times in detail. ****

REVIEW

The Good Doctor is a sweet love story that will pull at your heart strings and make you feel really good and positive. It would make you feel, that good is still present and even if you have been in darkness for long, light will always be there at the end of the tunnel and you would be able to come out of the darkness to have a beautiful tomorrow.

Enough of philosophical words!!!!! Coming back, I would like to talk about the three awesome characters of the story, those are Isabel, Adam and Isabel’s daughter, the sweet little girl Sophie. I think Sophie’s character was the best as per me, and am really happy that she had a major part in the book. She is a very sweet and intelligent girl.

Now coming to Adam. Adam is a perfect gentleman and I think he is someone who very girl would want her husband or boyfriend to be. He is patient, caring and could go to any extent to protect his two girls, Isabel and Sophie.

Isabel is a really well built character and I really liked her. I think if I talk more about Isabel then I would give out the the entire story and I don’t really want to do that.

“She pulls back just enough so she can look into my eyes and says, “I was lost until you found me.””

Final words:

If you are looking for your next read, and want that to be a romance which you won’t be able to put down until reaching the last page, then The Good Doctor is definitely for you.

LIFE AT 17 RATING

🎐🎐🎐🎐🔸

(4.5 STARS OUT OF 5)

*I was provided an eARC in return for an honest review.*

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Petals


PHOTO PROMPT © Marie Gail Stratford

Looking at the bare stem in Mary’s hand, her five year old sister asked “Where are the petals, Mary.”

“Last night there was a heavy storm, I think the wind blew them away.”

Staring at the bare stem she went back to last night, just before the storm when she had plucked the flower and taken it to her room, all night, she had removed each petal and murmured, “He loves me” , “he loves me not”, alternately to see where the petals would end, so that she could judge whether William spoke to her because he really wanted the pencil or …….

The above post in response to:

https://rochellewisoff.com/2018/02/21/23-february-2018/

Miss

I wish I could write the way I wrote,

But poet in me had just left me broke,

No not my money which was robbed,

But my ability to express was lost,

Maybe those emotions that once engulfed me a lot,

Got adrift as soon as my struggle stopped,

With my dream to get my dream career partially done,

With a new sun rising,

And the clouds somehow shifting,

A dusk giving rise to a new dawn and a new tomorrow.

Though I should be happy that I am no longer sad,

But still that pleasure to hold my pen with emotions folding my page,

Is something I would never cease to miss.

Above poem is in response to:

https://scvincent.com/2018/02/22/thursday-photo-prompt-dusk-writephoto/

WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday is a bookish meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. In this we have to answer three questions.

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


What are you currently reading?

Currently I am reading this book called The Good Doctor by Andi Jaxon. I am already 72% through it and hopefully would finish it by tomorrow. Stay tuned for the review on 28th February, which is also the release date of this book.

Here is the Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38182287-the-good-doctor?ac=1&from_search=true


What did you recently finish reading?

I recently finished reading a novella by Sarah Biglow, Forgive and Forget. If you are looking for a nice cozy mystery to snuggle with, then you should definitely give this book a try and I am very sure you won’t be disappointed. You can find my full review along with the synopsis, Goodreads link and purchase links here: Forgive and Forget by Sarah Biglow (Geek and Things#2)


What do you think you will read next?

So next on my reading list is Asleep from Day by Margarita Montimore. As per now my review of this book is due on 2nd March.

Here is the Goodreads link:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36356413-asleep-from-day?from_search=true

That’s all for this post☺️….. I hope you people enjoyed reading this.

What book are you people reading???? Share with me in the comments section below.

GEEK AND THINGS BOOK TOUR: BOOK REVIEW

Welcome to my tour stop for Geeks and Things Book Tour. For my tour stop I am going to review the first two books of the series.

Pains and Penalties
A Geeks and Things Cozy Mysteries Novella #1
by Sarah Biglow
Genre: Cozy Mystery
A new amateur sleuth is on the case in the first book of this Cozy
Mystery novella series.
When Kalina Greystone returns home to the small town of Ellesworth, MA in
the wake of her father’s passing to take over the family’s comic book
shop, she never expects to reconnect with her old flame, Detective
Christian Harper. But when elderly Mrs. Davies winds up murdered at
the annual Solstice Fair, Kalina can’t help but get swept up in his
investigation and solving the case. While Detective Harper runs his
investigation, she cozies up to the dead woman’s best friend, Mrs.
Grant, and learns that she and a third woman, Ms. Ellicott, might be
targets. Someone has sent them notes with the cryptic warning ‘Lying
is a mortal sin’. As Kalina digs deeper into the women’s shared
past, she unearths the perjury that sentenced an innocent man to
prison. After discovering Ms. Ellicott dead in her home, Kalina and
Detective Harper must race to unmask the killer before vengeance can
be sated.
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REVIEW

This is the first book of the series and it establishes Kalina as a sharp witted young lady with a liking for mystery.

Pains and Penalties is a nice mystery story set in a small town. The story kept me at the edge right from the time the murder happended. New clues were being discovered very now and then and this kept me glued to the book and made me keep on turning pages.

I really liked Kalina’s character as an amateur sleuth and her nephew AJ’s character as a kid equally interested in mystery like his aunt. Chris’ character as the cop was also nice.

“If you are looking for a nice cozy murder mystery then you can give this book a try, and I am very sure you won’t be disappointed.”

LIFE AT 17 RATING

🎐🎐🎐🎐

(4 OUT OF 5 STARS)

Forgive and Forget
A Geeks and Things Cozy Mysteries Novella #2
Your favorite amateur sleuth is back on the case in the second installment
of the Geeks and Things Cozy series.
Life is looking good for Kalina Greystone. Geeks and Things is thriving
and she’s even rekindled her high-school romance with Detective
Christian Harper. But her world spins off-kilter when she finds her
high school best friend, Nadine Larrabee, huddled over her father’s
dead body.
Nadine fears she’s responsible for her father’s death but doesn’t
remember details. As Kalina keeps close to the investigation–certain
her friend is no killer–a horrifying family history unfolds,
providing motive for the girl Kalina once knew. Refusing to believe
Nadine is capable of such an act, Kalina peels back the layers of
family drama to find the truth.

REVIEW

This is the second book of the series, though it can be read as a standalone but there are some references to the previous book, however these references are not connected to the actual mystery of this book.

This mystery is also set in the small town of Ellesworth and was another page turner for me. Like the previous one, this installment of the Geeks and Things series is also thrilling and full of suspense. We don’t get to know what happened to the Nadine’s father until the last few pages where the mystery is revealed.

In this book too, I loved AJ, Kalina and Chris’ characters even though Chris was more in the background in Forgive and Forget than in Pains and Penalties.

I liked Forgive and Forget a bit more than Pains and Penalties because I found the mystery more mysterious than the last book.

“I would like to suggest this book to all cozy mystery lovers out there”

LIFE AT 17 RATING

🎐🎐🎐🎐🔸

(4.5 stars out of 5)

OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES

Debts and Debtors
A Geeks and Things Cozy Mysteries Novella #3
Kalina Greystone is back for another small town, amateur mystery in the
third installment of the Geeks and Things Mystery series.
It’s Thanksgiving in the small town of Ellesworth, MA and Kalina and her
family have gathered to celebrate the holiday—their first since her
father’s passing—but all is not well when Savannah Chase,
Jillian’s college roommate appears on their doorstep. She’s
distraught over her missing husband. She just knows something’s
happened to him. Despite knowing Chris wouldn’t approve, Kalina
keeps tabs on the investigation. After all, Savannah is like family.
The investigation takes a turn for the curious when Mr. Chase’s body is
found in a foreclosed house in a area ripe for commercial
development. Kalina and Chris soon discover that Thomas had recently
changed jobs, giving up real estate for debt collection. But who
would want him dead? The more Kalina digs, the more she finds herself
in the cross-hairs of a dangerous man. She and Chris must solve the
case before she becomes the next victim.
Have and Hold
A Geeks and Things Cozy Mysteries Novella #4
Your favorite amateur sleuth is on the case in a new Geeks and Things
Cozy Mystery.
The small town of Ellesworth, MA is abuzz with the upcoming wedding of
Kalina Greystone and newly promoted Police Captain Christian Harper.
But not everyone is thrilled for the happy couple. On the morning of
Chris’s promotional ceremony, they receive a shocking package—a
severed finger wearing an engagement ring! Under the guise of
last-minute wedding preparations, Kalina questions a local jeweler
who may have sold the ring adorning the finger. In fact, he’d sold
three such rings recently. When a second finger is sent to a local
reporter and the bodies of the victims are discovered near the beach,
Kalina knows there is little time left to find the third victim. But
why target these brides-to-be? After digging deeper, she uncovers a
startling connection between the players and must race to save the
woman who is the true target of the killer’s rage.
Saints and Sinners
A Geeks and Things Cozy Mysteries Novella #5
Your favorite amateur sleuth is back for one last case in the final
installment of the Geeks and Things Cozy Mystery series.
Kalina Greystone’s life has finally fallen into place. Now happily married
and eight months pregnant, she is ready to step away from sleuthing
and give all of her time to her family and Geeks and Things.
Unfortunately, sleuthing isn’t quite done with her. On a trip to
the cemetery to visit her father’s grave, she happens upon a dead
woman’s body. Video footage reveals the killer but the case takes
one bizarre turn after the next. The woman, Verona Maxwell, shares
fingerprints with Paige Fischer, a little girl who died over fifteen
years ago in a boating accident with her twin brother, Patrick. Or
did they? The killer looks an awful lot like Patrick. Having briefly
known the twins in her youth, Kalina searches their past in the hopes
of making sense of the present. But the more she digs, the darker the
reality becomes. Systemic abuse by Paige and parental neglect rise to
the surface, making her wonder if the past isn’t as buried as
everyone was led to believe.
Sarah lives in Massachusetts with her fiancé. She is a licensed attorney
and spends her days combating employment discrimination as an
Investigator with the Massachusetts Commission Against
Discrimination.
She is a self-professed TV junkie and in her spare time (what’s that?),
she runs a TV recap blog with her best friend (and sorority sister),
Jen. Sarah currently enjoys an array of TV shows including (but
definitely not limited to) Once Upon a Time, Blindspot, Chicago Fire,
Chicago Med, Chicago PD, Grimm, The Flash and Arrow. She is always on
the hunt for new shows to binge!
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