Welcome to another NetGalley review!
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Fifty Feminist Mantras by Amelia Hruby
Thanks to Andrews McMeel Publishing for making this book available to me
This book was short but powerful. Containing 50 feminist mantras that fall within different seasons, they are words of affirmation that you can say every day that reminds you of the importance of life and understanding and reflection of the past.
The mantra might be keywords or phrases that are followed by a detailed explanation, guided prompts, and writing lines to help you plan and achieve your predetermined goals. It helps you to let go of past hurt and move on with the understanding of the root of such hurt. This reminds me of a line in the book “Building strength is not imagining your ideal self and then judging yourself for not being there. Rather, building strength happens bit by bit over time until suddenly you’ve become strong, perhaps without noticing”
Feeling sad or depressed about a stage in your life isn’t going to help you move on from there, neither is it going to help you progress to where you want to be but (another line from the book) “waiting isn’t static or stagnant. Rather, waiting provides a space for stretching and reflecting”
Other mantras I really loved include “Birth” “Amplify” “Forgive” “Believe in Abundance”
A line that I remember clearly “Forgiveness is a fickle endeavor” this reminds me of a conversation had before about how “to forgive” is one of the hardest things a person can do.
Really enjoyed reading this book, hoping to get one for me upon release to fill in daily prompts. I think it would be interesting to see how I change or develop using these mantras
I hope you check this book out!
Expected publication date: October 6th, 2020
I gave this book 4.2 out of 5 stars
The Billionaire’s Pregnant Competition by Leslie North
Thanks to #Netgalley for granting me a copy of this book.
This book is quite short and saying too much about the characters and the story in general just gives away the whole book. Here we follow Grayson who is a self-made billionaire who is developing an app that would help people pick out clothes and he is hoping to use that as a push for his company to go public. On his way for an important meeting, his outfit gets splashed with muddy water and he searches “trusty google” for the nearest fashion store which leads him to Mila.
Mila runs a struggling or rather drowning boutiques and she comes to his rescue, matching an outfit for him to wear to his meeting. As it is with romance books, he believes that he is attracted to her and that would not be the last time they meet. He gets a brilliant idea to create a contest between her and his app which would serve multiple purposes which includes making sure that they have a reason to see each other.
As expected, they cannot keep their hands off each other, so Mila decides that they should just sleep together and get the chemistry other with (like that always works) anyways, they go back to his penthouse and they have hot sexual experiences (this is me trying not to say ****) anyways she leaves the next morning before he wakes. A few weeks later she found out that she is pregnant!!!
I don’t know why I have a thing for romance books that have a baby involved. Really loved this book, I hope you check it out!
I have been reading Leslie North’s books for years and I am not tired of her books. Admittedly, they do follow similar writing slopes, the meeting, the black moment, and the get-together. Which really is a representation of most books in the adult romance category
BUT I still love it…
I gave this book 3.5 out of 5 stars
Shades of Lovers by Catherine Hancock
Thanks to #Netgalley for making this book available to me.
This book is a collection of ‘poems’ and short stories that explore relationships, that is, the ups and downs of a loving relationship.
Personally I didn’t connect with the writing, it just didn’t touch me as much as I wanted it to because some of the poems were so powerful and beautiful.
I feel that love is different for everyone and rather than these poems making love general and more relatable, it was plainly from the perspective of the writer (which is not bad, it just made me unable to connect to the soul of the writer, we seem to have not a lot in common).
But I did love how passionate the writer is and how explosive her emotions are on the page, you could feel the hurt and loss of every relationship through each poem which is for me the power of poetry.
My favorite part of this book is in “all in a conversation” which tells the story of finding lost love and how painful and hard it is rekindling that love, it seems to be more painful rekindling old love than it is finding a new one.
I hope you check it out.
I gave this book 2.7 out of 5 stars
The Billionaire’s Pretend Girlfriend by Leslie North
I have to say that I enjoyed this book more compared to the first book in the companion series. Here we follow Daniel who we met in book one and he is Grayson’s best friend. Because of his frequent travels, he got a house sitter who he had never meet until he came home early to find her having a bubble bath in his bathtub (Laughed so hard).
So with wedding bells ringing for Grayson, he is bent on calling out Daniel. He thinks that Jackie (the house sitter) is Daniel’s girlfriend. Grayson proposes a bet that Daniel cannot refuse.
This book is just hilarious, I thought Jackie was such an interesting character and she made the book fun to read.
I gave this 3.8 out of 5 stars
Thanks for reading.