Saturday, 17 January 2015

Reading Challenge Week 2

Week Two
Read a Book Based Solely on it's Cover

A Life Unplanned by Patty Seitz

This book left me with a lot to think about in terms of how I felt. A story based on her mother's life, from the daughter's perspective.

It takes some guts to write your first novel on something as close and personal to you as your mother. You see a strong family bond, unending loyalty, and unwavering strength. Qualities that are quick to hide at the smallest infraction in today's society. Kate was a strong woman that worked through every scenario thrown at her, that would bring anyone else to their knees.

If you are wanting a story to connect with, that will make you laugh, make you cry, and make you feel right to the core, then pick this one up. 


Colour My Ugly by A. Giannoccaro


This story was very intense from beginning to end. Right from the get go I knew this wasn't going to be an easy read. There ended up being a few times where I had to put the book down for a few minutes because I couldn't seem to wrap my head around this woman's struggles. 

Our heroine Ellia AKA Lauri has been stuck in a very abusive relationship with a sick sadistic man out for revenge against her murder for hire father for 8 years. When he gets the notion to kill her so he can receive her money he goes to a murder for hire of his own, named Rowan. Not knowing that his murder for hire had sworn to protect the very wife he wanted to kill. Obviously feeling like he failed both Mick and Lauri he swears he's going to set it right and does so by kidnapping her instead of murdering her. Lauri and Rowan begin to realize that they mean more to each other than they ever thought possible, but Rowan's a bad guy. Something that scares Lauri and thrills her at the same time. 

We watch these two struggle to find balance in a world where lies, secrets and murder are common place. We also watch them grow individually and together in ways I never saw coming. If you are into dark, gritty and emotionally intense romance go pick up a copy of Colour My Ugly today.

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