July 6, 2017

Until It Fades by K.A. Tucker

Two people whose lives couldn’t be any more different have their worlds collide, in Tucker’s latest romance novel.  After an awful blind date, Cath is driving down a dark and winding road when she comes across a bad accident.  That little red sports car that flew past her earlier now smashed into a tree.  The passenger of the vehicle still looks to be alive and she uses all her strength to get this giant of a man out of the car.  Saving his life.  When NHL player, Brett and his famous family want to show their gratitude, it brings an onslaught of media attention straight to Cath’s door, eventually dredging up a past Cath would much prefer stay in the past.  

Even Tucker states this is a little different than her typical storyline however what doesn’t change is her amazing ability to weave a story that makes readers care about the characters.  We all want Cath and Brett to have a relationship that comes from a terrible accident.  We want Cath’s past to stay put and hope it doesn’t come back to ruin what could happen with their relationship.  This was a fantastic, fast contemporary read and one of my favorite books of 2017.  

May 24, 2017

All Over the Place by Geraldine DeRuiter

I stumbled upon Geraldine's travel blog, The Everywhereist, over 5 years ago and immediately fell in love with her charm and humor. I know I'm not unique in thinking Geraldine is one of my friends by now; that's what happens when you read so much about one's life on the internet. But, alas, she has no idea who I am. We completely share the same love for sweets and I always check her blog before we travel somewhere new to see if she's already scoped out the best bakeries in town.  

All Over the Place: Adventures in Travel, True Love, and Petty TheftWhen I found out she was writing a book I was over the moon. Reading All Over the Place is like sitting down with a good friend, laughing (ok, fine, snorting) away and nodding along in agreement as Geraldine regales you with hilarious and crazily honest stories. It's less about actually traveling and more about life, dare I say, growing up, being in love (and the compromise that follows!) and understanding the people and places around you and what that means. I loved every word of it and can see myself re-reading it over and over. It's definitely not to be missed!