Abbie Dauenheimer

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  • Rock the Heart (Black Falcon 1) on Jan. 10, 2013

    This book was awesome and had everything in it. Suspense, tension, buildup, romance, steam and drama! This is the first book I have read by Michelle and I fully intend to read all of her other works. Plus, I have a soft spot for rockstars...
  • The Proposal on Feb. 12, 2013

    I really loved this series a lot! It was nice to read about a couple who is slightly older than the norm (late teens and 20's) and relate to what life brings you when you are 30. Emma was such a sweetheart and so full of love and it was great to read how she inspired Aiden to love. They are so sweet together! I only got mad at Aiden for a little bit, he is hard to stay mad at I must say... ;)
  • Beat of the Heart on Oct. 21, 2013

    OMG! I just finished this and had to take a tissue break to dry up my eye balls! This story is my favorite Katie book so far. I didn't think I would ever say that since I have a healthy obsession with Aiden and Emma from the Proposition Series! This book blew my mind and then some! The dialogue was amazing between the sentimental speaking and the sarcastic and witty banter. Mia was a breath of fresh air with her feisty personality and "controlling" ways..hehehe AJ, well... the "Latin Lover" certainly made himself known in this book, that is FOR SURE! The steamy scenes REALLY fogged up the mirrors if ya know what I mean *wriggles eyebrows* and the overall storyline was so perfect it made me giddy! Besides not being able to put this book down, I know this is definitely going on my "To Read Again" shelf!! Katie is a talented story teller and she really captured my heart with this one...
  • Music of the Heart on Oct. 21, 2013

    I just finished this book and had the same warm and fuzzy comforting feeling I had when I finished the Proposition series. This book took me through a journey of thinking about myself and how your actions and judgement truly affect others. This setting started off with a very superficial undertone and gradually worked its way into the deeper aspects of two people who are complete opposites getting to the layers of who they really are and what they mean to each other. Both main characters judging and being judged learn to take a step beyond their differences and listen to their hearts. There was something very touching about seeing this breakdown and it felt good to know that two people can try for eachother even though they may think the odds are against them. I absolutely adored Abby and her tenacity. I think that is one thing that taught Jake that not all women are the same and that was one of his downfalls throughout at least half of this book. Jake, good lord, I have a weakness for musicians! He was so sexy, funny, adorable at times and I was rooting for him to do the "right" thing and he really had trouble with that throughout the whole book. But, all in all, I loved this book! It had meaning and taught me things and I like when a book reaches me on that level. Once again, Katie Ashley nails it!
  • A Different Blue on Nov. 19, 2013

    WOW WOW WOW! This book was so beautifully written with lots of lessons to be learned. Both inside the classroom and outside in the real world. Blue Echohawk is one inspiring girl, even more so because she truly doesn't realize how inspiring she is to others around her. She is too stuck in the past, in regret and in self depravity. She is going through the motions of life, not loving herself and not knowing how to love either. After a few flashbacks from the past you really get the firm grasp of her past obstacles and mystery which truly kept me turn the pages so fast to see the end result. What is her ending? Her story starts out rough but meeting Wilson proved to turn her path of her destiny. For Wilson, she turned his life upside down as well. It didn't help their connect that Wilson is her History teacher. I loved this novel so so much. It proves that the teacher isn't always the one to teach. The teacher must learn also and sometimes it's in the most unusual of places. The way it wraps up is truly brilliant. I couldn't even believe the story that unravels and I seriously may just flip through it again for the thrill. Amy Harmon is a genius!
  • Thou Shalt Not on Dec. 10, 2013

    ***4.5 stars*** I want to first point out that this book was completely unpredictable from start to finish, which is a very good thing. Predictable books are just a waste of time. But, with unpredictability, also comes bombshells, shocks that you are never ready for, and conclusions that have you ripping out hair. I have been anticipating this book for a while now, and now that I have finally read it, I am wanting MORE. I closed the ipad and said, "wait, we are NOT done here." And then I realized I was talking to myself (also a sign of a great book). Several other factors had me hanging on: location. I live in Tampa, so all "Florida" and "Tampa Bay" talk had me even more engaged. I could really relate and so, that drew me into the story even more. Another thing happened: I related to the male, the GUY! While I am sure that was JJ's intent (or maybe it wasn't), that was the result and it was freaky. In this case, freaky is good (I think). I appreciated the religious undertones to the book and how lightly they were sprinkled throughout, just enough, not too much. The author, regardless of professions prior to writing this book, really seemed to know what the hell he was talking about in regards to the teaching and workings of a school system. Bravo. I conclude with saying that, I need more from JJ and I need it soon. I am not to proud to say I am desperate, OK?! (Seriously, a book title, SOMETHING...)