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#WorthyOpponents by Danielle Steel

Worthy Opponents by Danielle Steel *Special thanks to #Netgalley for giving me the opportunity to give an unbiased and honest review Worthy Opponents by Danielle Steel is a wonderful story about love and sacrifice. Spencer Brooke had always been groomed by her grandfather to carry on the family legacy that has only been carried on by men. She had an eye for fashion and a love for trendsetting luxury items. Her hope is to pass it on to her boys. In walks the handsome Mike Weston, a wealthy investor that absolutely loves the store. Will Spencer end her family legacy or fight to keep it alive. Danielle Steel has done a wonderful job of describing each scene. I. especially loved Mike Weston's family. I could actually relate from the children's point of view, so it was very real to me. This was a wonderful story with a beautiful ending everyone will enjoy. View all my reviews

Vampire Weekend by Mike Chen - Excerpt

  CHAPTER 2  VAMPIRE POWER MYTH #2: We can bite into anything.  In movies, veins pop like a balloon hitting a nail. But in reality? Kids constantly bonk into sharp objects and get light scrapes. Construction workers work around nails and metal, but somehow buildings go up without anyone bleeding out. I worked in a hospital, so I saw this firsthand.  In practical terms, biting someone for blood was not easy. Newly turned vampires don’t exactly have functional teeth. A gradual sharpening takes place over the course of a week, but we’re not the instant kill machine from movies.  The so-called “vampire attacks” in the news? Sounded like algorithm-driven clickbait to me. And that was exactly how I thought about it—or didn’t think about it—when I got to work.  Because today was a blood day. And blood days were literally life and death for me.  Not that I gave off that vibe. Instead, I went about my business, pushing my janitorial cart into the blood bank of San Francisco General Hospital. Th

Somebody Wants to Kill Me by Richard Rees

Somebody Wants to Kill Me by Richard Rees My rating: 5 of 5 stars Somebody Wants To Kill Me by Richard Rees is a riveting psychological thriller filled with deceit, greed, secrets and jealousy. Karen, has become a wealthy young woman unexpectedly and has a whirlwind romance with Paul. When they return from their honeymoon to her father’s estate, nothing seems to go her way. She didn’t want to return from Italy, or live on the estate. But Paul was a former actor and decided he’d quit his job to write a novel. He loved the quiet and peace of the location. I loved this book! Usually, I figure out who the culprit is before I am halfway through a novel. For once, I was absolutely stumped! I kept switching who I thought was a suspect. I also enjoyed that the list of possible suspects kept getting longer and longer. By the end, I believe everyone was a suspect in my book. The anticipation was driving me crazy, so much so that I read it in two days. The best part was the reference of the cr

The Paper Palace By Miranda Cowley Heller

The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller My rating: 4 of 5 stars A Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley-Heller is about a moment of indiscretion, and another summer at the Paper Palace sets Elle on a journey. She begins talking about all the things she had done, good and bad, that has led to this day. She speaks about her mother; how carefree she was. Her father seemed to love his girlfriends more than his kids. She was used and abused until she met Peter.   I love how the story toggles between past and present. She speaks mostly about growing up, and all there's functions in her family that she thought were normal. I enjoyed hearing about her grandmother and how much she loved them. My most favorite part was how she met Peter. Not the actual event itself but him. I gave this story four out of five stars. Primarily because every bad thing was extremely graphic. it was definitely a very unique story, I look forward to hearing about more things by Miranda Cowley Heller. If you really