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Throwback Thursday…..Fisher’s Light by Tara Sivec

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“Loving you meant loving every part of you, the good and the bad, the easy and the hard.” 

“The mind is a great and powerful thing, bisected with hallways of darkness and corners of light. Memories can alternately fill your life with joy and happiness and cloud every moment with nightmares and fear, making you second-guess all of the good things and wonder if they were ever real.” 

“To get to the good, sometimes you have to live through the bad.”

“You are always the light in my darkness. You’re the reason I’m alive, you’re the reason I’m here and you’re the reason I breathe, every day.”

“We’re done, this is over. I’m packing your shit and you’re leaving.” I’m sorry, I love you, please forgive me. “Everything is fucked up, don’t you get that? It’s ruined, all of it is ruined and you need to fucking leave.” I’m so sorry, I love you, please forgive me. “You need to get a life.” I’m sorry, I love you, please forgive me. “All those sad, pathetic letters.” I’m lying, don’t believe me, please don’t believe me. I loved your letters, I kept them all and I cherish every one of them. “I prefer women with a little more experience.” I don’t mean it. I don’t mean any of it. Knowing I’m the only man who has ever been inside of you makes me feel like a fucking king and the luckiest man alive. I’m sorry, I love you, please forgive me. “It doesn’t get better when I come home to you. I hate this life.” I’m lying! Every word is a lie. I love our life and I wouldn’t change it for anything in the world. I love you, I love you, I love you.” 

This book is so incredibly beautiful. It is heartbreaking and full of angst. There are no words to describe the journey this book takes you on. It is a definite MUST read!

Fisher,
I guess this is it, huh? After fourteen years together, starting a life of our own on this island, five deployments and countless letters I’ve written you through it all, I finally go out to the mailbox and see something I’ve always dreamed of: an envelope with your handwriting on it. For one moment, I actually thought you’d changed your mind, that all the awful things you said to me were just your way of coping after everything you’d been through. I was still here, Fisher. I was still here, holding my breath, waiting for you to come back even though you told me you never would. You always said you’d find your way back to me. Out of all the lies you’ve told me, this one hurts the most.

Enclosed you will find the signed divorce papers, as requested.
I hope you find what you’re looking for. I’m sorry it wasn’t me.

Lucy

To get the ending they want, Lucy and Fisher will have to go back to the beginning. Through the good and the bad, they’ll be reminded of why they always made their way back to each other, and why this time, one way or another, it will be the last time.

Purchase Links: 

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2ys8CoO

Amazon PB: http://amzn.to/2xFBhcq

Audible: http://amzn.to/2y7GBqr

iBooks: http://apple.co/2wW7o47

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Throw Back Thursday……The Selection by Kiera Cass

This week’s Throw Back Thursday goes to Kiera Cass & The Selection.

I really enjoyed this book. It was dystopian meets the bachelor. I found it to be super entertaining with lots of great moments. It was nice to read a lighter dystopian for a change. I felt really annoyed with Aspen in the beginning, but in the end, he totally redeemed himself…..

“I hope you find someone you can’t live without.I really do. And I hope you never have to know what it’s like to have to try and live without them.” 

“True love is usually the most inconvenient kind.” 

“Your Majesty—
Tugging my ear. Whenever.” 

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she’s made for herself—and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2gm2k2D

Amazon PB: http://amzn.to/2wlLj1T

iBooks: http://apple.co/2x9ZYhb

Throw Back Thursday……Divergent by Veronica Roth

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This weeks Throw Back Thursday goes to Veronica Roth for Divergent. Divergent will always be special to me because it is really one of the first YA series that I got in to. From the moment I picked up this book, I was addicted to the characters and the story. I couldn’t get enough of it. I had never read anything like it before. And it was this book that sparked a reading fire in me…

In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she’s chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she’s kept hidden from everyone because she’s been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

Veronica Roth is the New York Times bestselling author of Divergent, the first in a trilogy of dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.

Purchase Links:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2we7NzI

Amazon PB: http://amzn.to/2v5eT9w

iBooks: http://apple.co/2ur1Ih5

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Throw Back Thursday….The Secret of Ella & Micha (Secret #1) by Jessica Sorensen

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This weeks TBT goes to The Secret of Ella & Micha by Jessica Sorensen. This is one of my favorite NA books. I am a sucker for broken and damaged characters and this story certainly fit the bill. It pulled me in, breaking my heart almost instantly. The characters were real and flawed. Their story one of a roller-coaster ride with so many ups and downs. I loved all the angst filled moments and everything in between…

“I love you, Ella May and nothing will ever change that. You can push me away -run away – and I will still love you.”
“Please don’t go. I just got you back.”
“He knows what I’m about to say–he always does. He is my best friend, my soul mate. In a perfect world full of roses and sunshine we’d be together, but this is full of broken.”

Ella and Micha have been best friends since they were kids. But one tragic night shatters their friendship and their lives forever.
Ella used to be a rule-breaker with fiery attitude who wore her heart on her sleeve. But she left everything behind when she went to college and transformed into someone that follows the rules, keeps everything together, and hides all her problems. But now it’s summer break and she has nowhere else to go but home. 

Ella fears everything she worked so hard to bury might resurface, especially with Micha living right next door. If Micha tries to tempt the old her back, she knows that it will be hard to resist.

Micha is sexy, smart, confident, and can get under Ella’s skin like no one else can. He knows everything about her, including her darkest secrets. And he’s determined to bring his best friend, and the girl he loves back, no matter what it takes. 

Purchase Link: http://amzn.to/2ur9Otf

Throwback Thursday! – Siiiiigh

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This is a book blog (obviously), but every now and then we throw up something random. This is random – but amazing! I was chatting to my BBH, Charmaine, this morning and we had a little convo about Hart of Dixie. Zoe and Wade are my all time favourite tv couple. Our convo made me think of this clip…then the next one…and then I got completely sidetracked by amazing romantic YouTube clips. We all know I’m a romance junkie! Here are my three faves. Siiiiigh. And that last clip….there’s really no explanation needed (Not the best quality clip though. I’m blaming 2005). Compulsory viewing!

Throwback Thursday!

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This is our first Throwback Thursday, to share the love of a past read and have a bit of a chat. So it just comes down to picking one for this week to kick it off….Right now I’m sitting here listening to the rain and staring at my bookcase for inspiration, hoping a book will throw itself at me begging me to dust it off and reminisce…Ahem…

So this was my thought pattern: I need a book for throwback Thursday…It’s raining… Hmmmm I like to eat dessert when it rains… Damn! I have no dessert… That dessert I had at Kristal’s the other night was good I wish I had some of that… Oooohhhhh I can’t wait for TB (True Blood) Tuesdays to start back up because it’s guaranteed desserts every week… Wait… TB Tuesdays… I know what my first Throwback Thursday is!

 

Dead until Dark  (#1 Sookie Stackhouse Series) – By Charlaine Harris

This is the first story in the series written by Charlaine Harris. I still remember my BBH telling me about this book I HAD to read a few years ago. So off I went to the bookstore, found it, but wasn’t sure if I wanted to read about Vampires? At this point I hadn’t read much Urban Fantasy and the like. It was all Historical Fiction and Chick-Lit. But I bought it, read it, loved it, went back and started reading the rest. Now, I’m putting aside all of the soul destroying issues the books further on in the series caused my BBH and I, and am JUST focusing on this first book for TT. I know a bunch of you would’ve read it and more than likely the rest of them too. Do you remember the start? Before things got twisted? The possibilities for the storyline and characters? Learning all about Sookie and Bill and Bon Temps? Before you got too many books in? Before it was splashed across our screens in True Blood? (Oh do not worry we will be blogging about TB’s final series later this year as it plays out!) As my first foray into UF this book was a good start. It was easy to dip my toes in and not get too badly bitten (ha!) It definitely has a special place in my heart. So up on my bookshelf this book stays as a reminder of the start of my supernatural love. I don’t know if I’ll ever go back and revisit Sookie in Bon Temps, as her and I have had some disagreements over the years, but I don’t regret meeting her for a second.

 

 

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