there is a mysterious man appeared in Gabriel's Redemption, it turns out... it's my guessing of course, will be the character in Sylvain Reynard's new novel... i really can't wait for it... i'm so exciting... and here's the excerpt... this excerpt is more intriguing than the one in at the end of Gabriel's Redemption book... :-)
here you go...
From the New York Times bestselling author of the Gabriel Series comes a dark, sensual tale of romance in a city shrouded in mystery…
Raven Wood spends her days at Florence’s Uffizi Gallery restoring fine works of Renaissance art. But an innocent walk home after an evening with friends changes her life forever. When she intervenes in the senseless beating of a homeless man, his attackers turn on her, dragging her into an alley. Raven is only semi-conscious when their assault is interrupted by a cacophony of growls followed by her attacker’s screams. Mercifully, she blacks out, but not before catching a glimpse of a shadowy figure who whispers to her …
When Raven awakes, she is inexplicably changed. She returns to the Uffizi, but no one recognizes her and more disturbingly, she discovers that she’s been absent an entire week. With no recollection of the events leading up to her disappearance, Raven also learns that her absence coincides with one of the largest robberies in Uffizi history – the theft of a set of priceless Botticelli illustrations. When the baffled police force identifies her as its prime suspect, Raven is desperate to clear her name. She seeks out one of Florence’s wealthiest and elusive men in an attempt to uncover the truth about her disappearance. Their encounter leads Raven to a dark underworld whose inhabitants kill to keep their secrets …
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Saltwater Kisses: A Billionaire Love Story (The Kisses Series #1)
by Krista Lakes
ebook, 147 pages
ada kalanya aku pengen nulis review karena cuma pengen ngomel… seperti yang satu ini :d
sebenernya nulisnya udah agak lama, tapi karena sibuk… [ciyee…] gak sempet nerusin, trus keburu baca yang laen dan tapi [bahasa apa inih? XD] daripada gak dipost, mendingan diterusin aja deehhh…
setelah beberapa kali, nulis review setelah baca buku yang laen, ternyata feelingnya udah hilang… gak seru lagi gitu… :D
anyway… here you go…
duuuhh... nyesel juga nih beli ebooks ini, cukup satu bintang aja laaah... :d
dulu kenapa pengen baca yaa... karena sinopsisnya lumayan menarik sih [ternyata menariknya berenti di sinopsis doang...] dan i love the cover... :D
semuanya biasa, temanya biasa, udah sering juga, gak ada konflik sama sekali... gak
ada penyelesaian yang beda juga...
it's about Emma LaRue who met Jack Saunders, Emma didn't know Jack is a billionaire and they decided that we wanted a little adventurous vacation marriage arrangement secret together, that turned out not a secret after all…
sejak awal dua2nya jujur, gak ada yang ditutup2i jadi gak ada surprise juga, jadi sebenernya menurut aku sih... Jack gak perlu juga melindungi Emma dengan manggil dia ke New York setelah little secret mereka bocor ke pers, cuma membesar2kan efek press frenzy aja... klo emang semua bisa diatur, sebenernya dia bisa ngatur Emma untuk gimana caranya nyamar dulu atau apalah... tapi trus gak ada ceritanya dong ya? llaahh… :d
dan… cerita diteruskan dengan datangnya Emma ke New York, belanja2 untuk make over Emma supaya "sesuai" dengan image istri bilioner… for nothing! yup! Jack's so busy even had to sleep in the office almost everyday… no weekend either…
Emma got bored, apalagi yang baca… :-|
sampai akhirnya… udahlah yaa… aku ceritain aja akhirnya… XD
eh belum akhirnya banget ding… karena muncul gossip terus [lagian kenapa sih yang katanya businessman or business family koq perhatiannya ke infotainment tinggi bener… karena image perusahaan katanya… katanya big oil company, koq depending banget sama image dari infotainment… aneh…], eh iya… terusin yaa... orang tuanya Jack trus datengin Emma, minta Emma pergi dengan pilihan, nerusin jadi tokoh si istri bilioner atau menggapai cita2 sebagai dokter hewan… [huss! gak usah heran dulu… karena pilihannya kaya'nya gak sebanding… XD] dan pasti bisa ditebak kan pilihannya Emma???
walaupun sempet ngambek dan kabur… tapi trus dicari lagi sama si Jack… ya balikan lagi deh...
si ibu calon mertua itu bilang: "If you stay with Jack, you can never become a vet. People would line up with their dogs and cats to become your clients and patients because they know if you make even the slightest mistake, they can sue you for millions. You will never be able to practice without the fear that they were using you. If you stay with Jack, you become part of the company - an employee like the rest of us. You will be lost in a world that is not of your making. Dinners and charities will fill you days instead of animals. Your dreams will die."
di bagian akhirnya Emma memilih, aku sebagai perempuan koq merasa agak tersinggung, masih ya jaman sekarang ada perempuan yang give up her dreams just to be... what? only a wife??!!
emang sih gak salah juga... tapi emang klo jadi istri bilioner gak bisa bikin arrangement untuk tetep bisa mencapai mimpinya sendiri? secara mimpinya juga gak muluk2 amat kalo menurutku sih... just being a veterinarian and like being near animals... she even can asked his billionaire husband to buy her a zoo, for God sake...
kaya'nya si ibu calon mertua itu menyesal ya sama hidupnya? dan gak bahagia gitu…
padahal klo Emma mau jadi istri bilioner DAN dokter hewan, dia bisa tuh bikin charities dengan tema hewan… hhhaaa… so much to do with so much money Mam!!
yaaaa gitu deeehh… aku rasa ini pengarang terlalu menghayal… ya iya lah… masa' jadi penulis gak menghayal… tapi kaya'nya hayalannya ini… mimpi yang gak kesampaian, jadi deh lebay ngayal yang gak jelas…
dan satu lagi nih... si Jack itu ceritanya masih muda, belum 30 tahun, seharusnya sih masih beberapa tahun lagi sebelum dia harus take over perusahaan bapaknya, tapi bapaknya sakit... jadi Jack harus take over saat itu juga... waktu orang tua Jack ketemu sama Emma, diceritain Emma dapet kesan bahwa sakitnya si calon bapak mertua lebih serius daripada yang mungkin Jack tau... and you know what... in the end, the Epilogue... without even mentioning how is the father in law, the writer just didn't mentioned him at all... ih! bukannya itu salah satu tema penting di cerita ini yaa? koq bisa dia overwrite gitu aja... gak berperasaan!!... XD
sebel aja gitu perasaannya abis baca ebook ini… need to be wiser to choose what to read deh… especially when i had to buy XD [perhitungan itu sih ceritanya… :d]
berapa aku kasih bintang untuk ebook ini? satu aja kaya'nya kelebihan deh... (-_-')
Posted by Riri Hanafi at 7:59 AM
Thief (Love Me With Lies #3)
by Tarryn Fisher
ebooks, 234 pages
finally, all secrets are open... i felt sorry for Caleb, i just wish he and Olivia would try harder... they first separated because of simple misunderstanding and there were ways to be together came around a couple of times, but they were rather choose the right way... until finally they could be together at last...
even though, not all their wishes was granted, i'm glad enough that they can be together at last...
i love how Tarryn Fisher put many details on this last book, that makes everything clearer and deeper...
i guess the author has really done a great job to write this book... she thought about everything, on purpose gave out missing pieces, and filled them up in the end...
she becomes one of my favorite for sure…
i guess… i can't say much to add… i just love the books, and i'm glad that the story finally ends…
read them, i strongly suggest it!
and of course, i gave it 5 out of 5 stars confidently... :3
Posted by Riri Hanafi at 7:32 AM
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Dirty Red (Love Me With Lies #2)
by Tarryn Fisher
ebook, 265 pages
After I finished The Opportunist, I feel that there are still more to tell about Olivia, but then it ended so well.. With her marry Noah - the nice guy who came out of the blue, too easy, eh? But still I love how it ends..
Then there's Dirty Red, I doubt if I want to read about Leah's POV, I always hate her.. And also, maybe, because there're reviews that said it's no good.. yeah... typical me... :D
Still, I read it anyway, for I want more and more reading about all of them..
It turned out there're so many secrets and lies between Leah and Caleb, too many I guess, that make kind of sick.. How she could live her life like that.. and him too...
The story is still in the same background as The Opportunist with different POV and a little bit stretch time line.. New additional persons, whom only makes everything more complicated..
The story ended with more big fat secrets and lies between those two..
And makes me wonder if I want to read Thief.. Yes, there're more from Caleb's POV.
Most of the time, I wanted to understand my hero and heroin in the story I read.. Although, I wanted to understand Leah a little bit, in the end I still hate her.. There're times when I pity her.. But I guess, she
didn't have the right to complaint why everything end up like that..
She forced everything, without question, without hesitation.. She wanted Caled too much, she obsessed with him.. Just like Caleb obsessed with Olivia..
SPOILERS AHEAD: don't read if you want to read the story yourself!!
Since each one of them giving their own side of the story.. I guess there're holes in this one..
Questions from me?
1. Why the hell Caleb let Olivia go when she confessed to him at Rome, back then it seems that he finally can accept Leah and be happy with her.. That's why Olivia let go, right?
But he did left Leah, right? Or was it before Rome? Was the pregnancy before Rome?
2. When Caleb had the ring anyway? I know, I sense from the first place that it's belong to Olivia.. But Leah only found it before the amnesia.. Before Caleb even try to get back to Olivia, or.. Maybe Caleb already had the plan before the accident.. And he see his way after the accident..
Hhhhhmmmm.. This story is really messed my mind.. No other story had me think so much to figure them out..
At first, I hesitate to let me down under with messing my mind by reading Thief.. Now I eager to read it.. But I guess I'll hold for a couple of days, to have my mind settle down.. Since I think it'd be the last of the series.. I want to keep it a little longer to linger with the thought of them.. :d
Posted by Riri Hanafi at 4:40 AM