Freda's Voice

A Canadian Lifestyle blogger who is a bookworm and poet.

— feeling big smile

FREEBIE ALERT: WICKED BEAUTIFUL BY J.T. GEISSINGER

Reblogged from Hopeless Romantic:

 

 

 

 

 

 

★ ★ ★ HOT FREEBIE ALERT ★ ★ ★

 

"Wicked Beautiful is wicked sexy, wicked emotional, and one of my top reads!" -- Jennifer Probst, New York Times bestselling author

 

Wicked Beautiful, a witty and emotional standalone romance from J.T. Geissinger is FREE for a limited time!

 

 

 

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Life coach and best-selling author Victoria Price has it all: a successful career, fabulous friends, a fantastic penthouse in Manhattan. What she doesn’t have—and doesn’t want—is a husband. Fifteen years ago her high school flame broke her heart so badly she swore she’d never love again.

 

Drop-dead sexy restauranteur and infamous playboy Parker Maxwell has only three rules for the women he dates: no questions about his past, no expectations for the future, and no spending the night. When he meets Victoria, however, he’s willing to break his own rules if it means sating the explosive desire she arouses in him. What he doesn’t know is that the alluring Victoria Price used to be the mousy Isabel Diaz, the girl he deflowered and dumped long ago.

 

Presented with a perfect opportunity for revenge, Victoria decides the game is on. But when her connection with Parker proves more than just skin deep, she has to make a choice: continue with her plan for payback, or risk her career, her reputation, and her heart by taking a second chance on love?

 

 

 

 

 

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Swim by Jennifer Weiner

— feeling booklikes
Swim - Jennifer Weiner

I really want to know more about Ruth.
This story is about her and introduces us into her life. It seems a little hectic, her life. She's trying to date, has family drama, and her friends add to the mix too.
I got pulled in, but felt like I needed more at the end.
That's the thing with short stories. They are too short sometimes and don't quite come together. I hate to be left hanging in any way.
Still, I would read the full length book. 

 

 

Source: http://www.fredasvoice.com/2019/06/swim-by-jennifer-weiner-24.html

FREEBIE ALERT: ROCK ME (BODYGUARD BAD BOYS) BY CARLY PHILLIPS

Reblogged from Hopeless Romantic:

 

 

 

✮ ✮ ✮ RED-HOT FREEBIE ALERT! ✮ ✮ ✮

 

"Carly Phillips is synonymous with red-hot romance." --Lauren Blakely, New York Times Bestselling Author

 

Rock Me, a sexy bodyguard bad boy standalone from New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips is FREE for a limited time!

 

 

 

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The pop star and her bodyguard...

 

A pop star in danger.

 

Her reluctant bodyguard.

 

A past they can’t deny.

 

Summer Michelle is on the verge of ultimate fame.

 

Ben Hollander has sworn off mixing business with pleasure.

 

But keeping his hands off of the sexy songstress is easier said than done and once the threat is neutralized, will she choose fame over love?

 

 

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Shot of Tequila by J.A> Konrath

— feeling crazy
Shot of Tequila: A Jack Daniels Thriller (Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels) - J.A. Konrath

I love this author and this book!
I am that kind of girl who likes very vivid and gritty stories. Especially when reading horror or thriller novels. The more graphic, the better.
This author gives me everything I want and more. I have to admit, there was a moment in this one that was hard even for me to take. Still, a story that can bring out those emotions, that make you so uncomfortable that you wanna throw the book at the wall in fear for what is happening... yup.
I had to add this author to my favorite authors list at only 2 reads. Both kept me up at night and were outstanding writing!
Can't wait to read more. I have lots more on my Kindle ready to be read.

 

 

Source: http://www.fredasvoice.com/2019/06/shot-of-tequila-by-ja-konrath-23.html

Shadows by Jennifer L. Armentrout

— feeling booklikes
Shadows (A Lux Novel) - Jennifer L. Armentrout

I hated the ending but loved the story.
In this we learn what happened to Dawson, the brother who died. I'm glad I read it after Obsidian, The abruptness didn't matter so much, since it was a backstory.
I'm devastated the brother died though. He was so sweet, but a little stupid too. Well, love can make us stupid, can't it?!
If you've read Obsidian, read this. You'll be glad you did.

 

 

Source: http://www.fredasvoice.com/2019/05/shadows-by-jennifer-l-armentrout-22.html

The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket

— feeling big smile
A Series of Unfortunate Events 1: The Bad Beginning - Lemony Snicket

What a great read!
I can totally see why this series is so huge and was made into a tv series on Netfix. It is epic! 
It is one of those stories that doesn't have a happy ending. It takes you where you don't want to go, but brings you out again. All of this is in good fun though.
Some pretty brilliant writing is  at play here. You are pulled so deep into the lives of these three children, hoping they are well taken care of in the end.
And now I want more!
It may be a while though, but I will definitely read on!

 

 

Source: http://www.fredasvoice.com/2019/05/the-bad-beginning-by-lemony-snicket-21.html

Rooms by Lauren Oliver

— feeling doubt
Rooms - Lauren Oliver

Man, this took me some time to get into.
I really didn't get it, didn't know who was who, and just didn't like it. I kept plodding through though. About halfway through, the character build up started to come together and I could begin getting a sense of what might be what. By the end it wrapped up nicely.
I'm not a huge fan of ghost stories to begin with. I like what the author tried to do with the twist and turns in this one. 
This just was not my favorite read. I prefer all of the other books I have read by the author. 
I have a feeling that I won't be alone on this one.

 

 

Source: http://www.fredasvoice.com/2019/05/rooms-by-lauren-oliver-20.html

#EarlyReview I'll Never Tell by Catherine McKenzie

Family secrets.
We all have them. Dirty little tidbits that we may never tell anyone about.
This book took a moment for me to get into it. At first it flipped around viewpoints a lot, and didn't really get me anywhere solid to start drawing a picture.  But about halfway through it picked up and I wanted to know who really did this to Amanda.
In the end, you do find out the whole truth, though justice is not gratifying.  I thought the ending was a little rushed compared to the rest of the story.
Still as a whole I liked it. Just didn't love it like I expected to.

 

 

Source: http://www.fredasvoice.com/2019/05/earlyreview-ill-never-tell-by-catherine.html

The Recovery by Suzanne Young

— feeling booklikes
The Recovery - Suzanne Young

This was a great little story about Michael Realm and his mission to make things better. He did a lot in his time as a handler in The Program. His conscience has seemed to kick in and now he wants to right his wrongs. Noble enough and from the heart, that is why it's good.
If you are a fan of the series and read the books, read this one.

 

 

Source: http://www.fredasvoice.com/2019/04/the-recovery-by-suzanne-young-18.html

Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard

— feeling booklikes
Pretty Little Liars - Sara Shepard

This was okay.
It was like Clueless in a lot of ways, but with added mystery. That was never solved.
I felt like the characters and their teenage ways were the best part of the story. The writing was a little scattered though in the beginning. I found it hard to know what was going on, but I caught up in the middle and it got better for me.
I even have the first season of the show now, so I can see how the adaption is. It's quite popular after all. You'll see what I think about that too.

 

 

Source: http://www.fredasvoice.com/2019/04/pretty-little-liars-by-sara-shepard-17.html

Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

— feeling love
Obsidian - Jennifer L. Armentrout

LOVE!!!!!
My only disappointment is that Kat and Daemon didn't hook up before the book ended.
OMG!!! The chemistry between them was intense. I couldn't wait for them to get together.... and I'm still waiting.
It's not entirely a bad thing. The build up to this romance is at the top of the charts. 
I loved the sci-fi aspect too, and usually that's not my thing. It definitely is here though.
Can't wait to read the next one in the series.

 

 

Source: http://www.fredasvoice.com/2019/04/obsidian-by-jennifer-l-armentrout-16.html

My Mother Was Nuts by Penny Marshall

— feeling big smile
My Mother Was Nuts - Penny Marshall

Probably one of the best memoirs I have ever read.
I really heard her voice while I was reading. I learned so much about her too. Man, what a life!
Shortly after she passed away I bought this book. It took some time to read it, but I'm so glad I finally did.
This book is literally a timeline. She starts right from birth. You go through her relationships, career, and personal life. Some stuff you will know, but I guarantee there will be a lot you don't know. She had such a colorful life.
If you like memoirs, or even if you aren't sure, read this. It's good, it's solid and it's funny.
I like the photos at the beginning of each chapter too. They're personal, for the most part, so it's quite the glimpse into her world.

 

Source: http://www.fredasvoice.com/2019/04/my-mother-was-nuts-by-penny-marshall-15.html

The Librarian: Unhappily Ever After by Eric Hobbs

— feeling booklikes
The Librarian: Books One and Two - Eric Hobbs

Ok, so not as good as the first book, but it was still good.
As a book lover, it is a unique perspective to go inside a classic story like The Wizard of Oz or Peter Pan. That alone keeps me turning page after page. The author is quite creative, but also creates well developed characters to go on these adventures. 
I do still feel like this one didn't flow as well as the first book. There were a couple of moments that just didn't make sense to me, the moments just flipped too quick maybe....
Still, I want to read book 3. Just not right away. I feel like this one left off at a place that I'm okay with returning to at a later time.


3.5/5

 

 

Source: http://www.fredasvoice.com/2019/03/the-librarian-unhappily-ever-after-by.html

The Librarian: Little Boy Lost by Eric Hobbs

— feeling big smile
The Librarian: Books One and Two - Eric Hobbs

What an adventure!!
This story follows kids on a library trip. What happens on this visit is so cool that I am left wanting more.
As a book lover, the idea of a library being the setting is awesome enough, then you add elements of existing classic stories and you have a smash!!  
The magic and adventure in this book is perfect for young readers. Not too scary, and packed fun of things they will connect to.
I look forward to the other book in this series. I hope it is just as much fun!

 

 

Source: http://www.fredasvoice.com/2019/03/the-librarian-little-boy-lost-by-eric.html

The Iron King (Manga) by Julie Kagawa

— feeling bad smell
What a waste.
There was like 3 pages of actual story that abruptly ended, and the rest was just illustrations. Nice illustrations, but boring still. I thought I would at least get a little tale, even if it was one I had already read.
This was literally a waste of my time.
 
 
Source: http://www.fredasvoice.com/2019/03/the-iron-king-0-by-julie-kagawa-12.html

A Is For Alibi by Sue Grafton

— feeling big smile
A is for Alibi - Sue Grafton

Kinsey is quite a character.
This series focuses on her, she is a private investigator, and this is not only an intro to her but her first case. What a case it is too. So many possibilities and unanswered questions... intrigue, more murder and quite a sexscapade! 
Would I call this novel brilliant, no, but I can see what sparked the love of this series. I definitely want more!
I want to know what Kinsey will be up to next.... will it be taking off from where this left off? I hope so.
I bought this one on the day of the authors' passing. I'm so glad I did too, and now I see exactly what the hype was about.

 

Source: http://www.fredasvoice.com/2019/03/a-is-for-alibi-by-sue-grafton-11.html