Day 8 and 9 of december book challenge

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Day 8 and 9-New favourite female characters and books that made me happy

Hello everyone,today i’m going to talk about some of my favourite female characters that i encountered in 2017.

Pauline Simms from Any duchess will do by Tessa Dare

 

0a7fe527024d3a4f0ef8d86ac4a27371Pauline Simms works as a barmaid at The Bull and Blossom,a tea room by day and tavern by night.She has a strong character,is very loyal and cusses like she lived with sailors for years.Pauline knows she wants something more from life and tries to make her dreams possible for her and also for her sister.She,of course,never dreamed that becoming a duchess was what the future holded for her.

 

Abigail Carrington from the The devil’s love by Julia London

My_imageDreaming of a great romantic love,Abigail Carrington sails to England to marry the man she has loved since she was a child.She believes her soon to be husband is generous and kind and can hardly wait for the moment to be reunited with her.But the man she finds is dark and full of secrets and as soon as they are married in a rush,abandons her at the country estate.Her only hope that their marriage might someday become what she always imagined is his passionate kiss.

 

Books that made me happy in 2017

Hope you have a wonderful day,

Eveline

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Day 7 of december book challenge

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Day 7-Best sequel

Hello everyone,today i’m going to talk about A week to be wicked by Tessa Dare,the best sequel i read this year (in my oppinion) from the Spindle Cove series.

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,,For all the girls who walk and read at the same time”

Zooey-Deschanel-Glasses-New-GirlMinerva Highwood is a twenty-one year old bluestocking living in Spindle Cove who occupies her time with the study of rocks.Her mother is sure she will never get married but  takes comfort in the ideea that Diana,her beautiful oldest daughter will find a great husband.Minerva,of course,has other things to worry about, and that is how will she manage to attend the Royal Geological Society of Scotland’s annual meeting in Edinburgh where she intends to present her discovery.She will receive 500 guineas if she wins,a fact that she is very sure of.

Here enters our hero.

15dfb1ada92acc432c3c920b060babab--sexy-men-hot-menColin Sandhurst, Viscount Payne is stuck in Spindle Cove  because he is broke and will only receive his inheritance on his next birthday.The other way to receive it is to marry and because of this, Minerva is afraid he will set his sights on her sister,Diana.So one night she goes to his house and offers him a deal:if he will escort her to Edinburgh she will give him the 500 guineas that she expects to receive for her presentation.

Favourite quotes from the book:

“Oh no. Oh God. I couldn’t possibly be so stupid.”

“Don’t limit yourself. You can be anything you wish.” 

 

“This is ideal, you’ll see. We do everything backward. It’s just how we are. We began with an elopement. After that, we made love. Next, we’ll progress to courting. When we’re old and silver-haired, perhaps we’ll finally get around to flirtation. We’ll make fond eyes at each other over our mugs of gruel. We’ll be the envy of couples half our age.” 

 

“Mr. Sand, do you think it’s possible to fall in love in the space of a single day?”

He smiled. “I wouldn’t know. I only fall in love at night. Never lasts beyond breakfast, though.” 

Hope you have a wonderful day,

Eveline

Day 5 and 6 of december book challenge

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Day 5 and 6-Books with beautiful covers,Newest fictional boyfriends

Hello everyone,grab a cup of tea or coffee and make yourself comfortable because today we are talking about something beautiful,something sexy,something swoonworthy and that is fictional boyfriends and beautiful(aka sexy) book covers.

Let’s start with some of my favourite book covers:

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Also i found the work of a romance illustrator called Jon Paul and let me say the covers are perfection.It’s like the heaven of romance book covers.I’ll show you some of the pictures below and you can find more on his website http://www.jonpaulstudios.com

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Now let’s move on to an even more interesting subject and that is fictional boyfriends.

I have many fictional boyfriends but as the years passed only one stayed at the top of the list and that is Derek Craven from Dreaming of you by Lisa Kleypas.

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I know i’m supposed to talk about the fictional boyfriends of 2017 but i really don’t want to miss this oportunity to mention him as my favourite hero and ,,boyfriend”(i wish:)) )

Also ladies,David Gandy,is this man hot or not?I’m really curious how many of you see him when you read about a tall,dark and handsome hero?Is it only me?

Let me know who your fictional boyfriends are,i would love to hear it.

Have a wonderful day,

Eveline

Day 4 of december book challenge

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Day 4-Biggest surprise

Hello everyone,today i’m going to talk about the biggest surprise i had while reading a book in 2017.

The book that had me quite surprised is Romancing Mr.Bridgerton by Julia Quinn.

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In the previous three books of the series we read about Lady Whistledon and her famous gossip column.In this book we finally learn her identity.I won’t say who it is because i don’t want to spoil it for those of you that have not read the book.I must admit i was quite surprised by the reveal since i was debating between two characters and it was neither of them.

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This is the fourth book in the Bridgertons series,not my favourite,i enjoyed The Viscount who loved me more,but i still liked it.

See you again tomorrow for day 5 of december book challenge.

Have a wonderful day,

Eveline

Day 3 of december book challenge

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Day 3-New favourite authors

Hello everyone,today i’m going to talk about new favourite authors that i found in 2017.

I’m happy to say that i discovered two new authors that quickly became my favourite and they are Sarah Maclean and Tessa Dare.

macleanSarah is a leading advocate for the romance genre, speaking widely on its place at the nexus of gender and cultural studies. She is the author of a monthly column for the Washington Post. Her work in support of romance and the women who read it earned her a place on Jezebel.com’s Sheroes list of 2014 and led Entertainment Weekly to call her “gracefully furious.” A graduate of Smith College & Harvard University, Sarah lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.

My favourite books of her are:Nine rules to break when romancing a rake and The day of the duchess.

My favourite quotes by her are:

“Kisses should not leave you satisfied. They should leave you wanting.”
― Sarah MacLeanNine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake

“Temptation turns you. It makes you into something you
never dreamed, it presses you to give up everything you
ever loved, it calls you to sell your soul for one, fleeting
moment.”
― Sarah MacLeanOne Good Earl Deserves a Lover

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A librarian by training and a booklover at heart, Tessa makes her home in Southern California, where she lives with her husband, their two children, and a trio of cosmic kitties.

My favourite books of her are: A week to be wicked and Any duchess will do.

My favourite quotes by her:

“He kissed her. Without warning, without permission. Without even deciding to do it, but simply because he couldn’t have done anything else. He needed that breath she was holding. It belonged to him, and he wanted it back.”
― Tessa DareOne Dance with a Duke

“This explains so much,” she said, clucking her tongue in mother-hen fashion. “You’re compensating for this withered appendage.”
Withered appendage? What the devil was she talking about? He shook his head, trying to clear it. Colin’s dire predictions of shriveled twigs and dried currants rattled in his skull. Wide awake now, he fought to sit up, wrestling the sheets.
“Listen, you. I don’t know what sort of liberties you’ve taken while I was insensible, or just what your spinster imagination prepared you to see. But I’ll have you know, that water was damned cold.”
She blinked at him. “I’m referring to your leg.”
“Oh.” His leg. That withered appendage”
― Tessa DareA Night to Surrender

What do you guys think?Do you like any of their books?

See you again tomorrow for day 4 of december book challenge.

Hope you have a wonderful day,

Eveline

Day 2 of december book challenge

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Day 2-Shortest book you read

Hello everyone and welcome to day 2 of december book challenge.

Today i’m going to talk about the shortest book i read in 2017 and that is Unlocked by Courtney Milan.11430898

I went into this book not expecting too much because i didn’t believe the author could convince us of the connection and love between the hero and heroine in just 100 pages.But surprisingly i found the story and the love between the main characters more convincing than in other longer books that i read.

p039wz3xp03dmnvpThe heroine of this book,Lady Elaine Warren entered her first London season like a beaming light of happines,hope and excitement.Evan Carlton,the powerful and popular Earl of Westfeld,notices her and is immediately drawn to her but because of his immaturity and his fear of people mocking him he starts making fun of her at every ball until she becomes the joke of London society.2FC5F71900000578-3383909-image-m-67_1451918095157

Evan,seeing the terrible mistake he did and unsure of what to do decides to leave England and returns 10 years later when his father dies.

He is expected to re-enter society and finds that everyone and everything is the same as the day he left.He has changed but unfortunately the society is still the same,mean and full of prejudice,still laughing at Lady Elaine with the same jokes that he invented 10 years ago.

Evan,realizes that all the feelings he had towards Elaine haven’t changed so he decides to do what he should have done all those years ago and apologize to her.giphy

But she doesn’t accept his apology so he decides to spend more time with her,try to repair what he destroyed and the more time he spends with her the deeper in love he falls.p03dmq11

My favourite scene in this book was the one involving the red dress and this magical quote:

“Over the years, everyone
stumbles. That’s why I’ll be here for you—and you’ll be there for me. I don’t
expect perfection. I want you, and you’re a thousand times better.”dress

See you again tommorow for day 3 of december book challenge.

Hope you have a wonderful day,

Eveline

Day 1 of december book challenge

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Day 1-First read of the year

Hello everyone.How are you doing?

Today is december 1st and i can’t tell you how excited i am about this month.I love decorating my house for Christmas,putting up the tree,sitting by the fireplace,reading and drinking my favourite thing ever:hot chocolate with marshmallows.

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This is heaven

This december i wanted to do something new and challenge myself.So i decided to do a december book challenge.

allthebooksof2015This is what the challenge looks like.I know it says 2015 but i like this one more than the others,i find it more interesting.

I will really try my best to post every single day until i complete the challenge so wish me luck.Let’s begin with day one:First read of the year.

one-good-earl-deserves-a-lover-1My first read of the year was One good earl deserves a lover by Sarah Maclean.

My birthday is in January so i decided to give myself an early present and bought this book.I love Sarah Maclean,she is my favourite author,so i knew i was going to love this.

The book is about Lady Philippa Marbury(Pippa),the odd and brilliant daughter of a marquess and Cross,the tall, charming, quick-witted bookkeeper of The Fallen Angel,the most notorious gaming place in London.

Pippa is engaged to an earl,who is a kind and quiet man but his only interest appears to be his dogs.She hopes he will give her a peaceful life and she will be able to study about science and horticulture.The idea of her wedding night scares her,because she doesn’t know one thing about what she is supposed to do so she comes up with a plan.She decides to go to The Fallen Angel and ask Mr.Cross to teach her about what will happen on her wedding night and what she is supposed to do.

I won’t say anything more because i don’t want to ruin the book for those of you that have not read it yet.Just go,pick up this book,read it and i promise you,you won’t regret it.I think i’m gonna reread it too.582731

Are you doing any challenges this december?Let me know in the comments.

See you again tomorrow for day 2 of december book challenge.

Hope you have a wonderful day,

Eveline