I'm not a big writer, I lack imagination unless spoonfed ideas by the creative folk of the world. I do however love to read. I will read most anything and can often be found curled up in a corner reading when I have a to-do list the length of my arm.
I'm always really nervous about giving feedback and reviews - I always think I'm doing the book I'm reading a disservice as I can't get the words out properly to leave a review accurately describing how much I loved something. I do however try to review everything I read.
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So Much to Learn
on June 09, 2014
I absolutely love this book. I read it from start to finish in one sitting whilst travelling a while back and have read it repeatedly since, it's for sure my new re-read book.
Jessie gets the balance just right, keeping the characters and situations realistic enough for them to hold your interest and have you invest in them as a reader but also including enough drama to stop stagnation.
The story isn't all picture perfect interaction and happily ever afters, there are issues and set backs, characters in denial and adjusting to their new relationships and roles within the family dynamic.
Overall a fantastic read, as are the rest of Jessie's works, I would recommend all of her work time and time again. A fantastic author who I hope to see more from!
A Song for Daddy
on Nov. 09, 2014
A story that contains many twists and turns, moral dilemmas and a startling reminder of just how many influences and pressures each and everyone one of our decisions is subject to. A Song for Daddy ticked all boxes in my opinion, it had the drama, suspense, the touches of genuine romance, a couple of cliches and most importantly the flaws that make people people.
Admittedly I did find a few bits a little off - I couldn't imagine myself or anyone I know reacting to certain events in the manner that the Landry family did but I guess that's the point of the whole book, or at the very least an undertone... people react differently to things, believe different things to be okay, are willing to sacrifice different amounts of themselves and their lives in order that others can have better.
I feel that the book could have ended at numerous points before it did so - not in a a way, that's to say that I do not feel the book was dragged out. I felt that each word of this book served a purpose, no filler present. What I mean is that a few times towards the end I reached a point where due to the fantastic character development I was more than happy for the story to end and for me to fabricate the futures of the characters. I was content with the content that the author had provided.
I really enjoyed this book and read it in one sitting - I will definitely recommend this to friends.
Sea Cliff 104
on Feb. 27, 2015
I loved this!!
Reading the descriptions of Cass' work had me enthralled, the writing so rich that I forgot that I was reading fiction. I loved the characters and the different twists that their histories had put into their lives, the way these people with very different experiences and outlooks managed to become important to each other.
I feel that a little more could be made of Oscar but then at the same time the attitudes of those involved also fully explain why it was handled as it was in the book.
A fab read that had me totally hooked from start to finish.
The Storm Before The Calm
on Feb. 27, 2015
Fab read - perfect for a lunch break.
The Billionaire's Intern, Book One: Life in a New City
on March 19, 2015
I really hope the others in this series are already published! I cannot wait to read more and see how this all plays out.
Great little read.
Am I Fired, Again?
on March 19, 2015
I liked this - it works perfectly, all ties up at the end nicely but I wanted more!
I want to know more about Lucas and delve more into the various complicated aspects of his life. To know how he copes with the stress and strain of the situations of those in his life. I think he's a fantastic character and I want to know him better.
A Wedding Story
on March 19, 2015
This was awesome. Funny short read. Would definitely recommend to any of my friends.
I was ever so slighlty confused as to the positioning when they were entangled in the dress but that was only minor so no big issue
on March 21, 2015
A really good take on the double lives of a celeb thing. I liked that the majority of the focus was on the non-celeb identity, just the typical teenage dramas.
The characters were all, I felt, believable given their status and community. I think the drama at Lucas' birthday was a little EVERYTHING then nothing but I guess that was okay.
I will definitely continue to read this series.
Falling for the Billionaire, Book One: Sweet Desire
on March 26, 2015
Well that was an abrupt ending if ever I saw one!!
I am fast learning that this is the style of this Publisher though. Get you totally hooked in the beginning of a charcters story and then end the book leaving you desperate for me!
I will definitely be seeking out the next part of this series.
on March 27, 2015
Fantastic read. So glad I came across this.
I found it really refreshing that the physical side of their relationship was alluded to rather than being described in great detail. It didn't make the developing relationship any harder to accept so perhaps others could take a lead from Stanford.
I loved how the hunting and "mountain man" hobbies/habits weren't thrust upon you like some kind of novelty factor, they were woven into the characters and their way of life. They were written naturally and organically and I think that's something that is also lacking in much of the literature I've read recently.
Overall I think that this book was fantastically written in a really unassuming, natural manner that meant I was hooked and impatient to get to the next piece of the adventure. Great job.
Cart Before The Horse
on April 07, 2015
on April 08, 2015
I liked this but I sort of wanted more. I found the family dispute hard to care about as I wasn't invested enough in the characters involved.
I think as a longer piece this could be great but for me it was too short containing too much drama/complicated relationships for me to engage properly.
on April 26, 2015
I loved this book! Kept me guessing for a good while. The characters are well developed and realistic enough to gain and keep your interest.
Holding Out For a Hero
on April 28, 2015
Cute little read. I wish more people saw the world this way.
A Morning Smoke
on May 12, 2015
Oh I wanted so much more of this story!
A fab little read that has definitely inspired me to read more of Southcross' work.
on May 15, 2015
Haha! Certainly didn't expect the ending at all!!
I dunno how I feel about this without adding spoilers - I'm glad it turned out the way it did to prevent cheese but still a little uncertain.
A good read though.
A Last Kiss Goodbye
on May 15, 2015
I'm not normally a fan of paranormal stories but I really really enjoyed this. I think the fact that Lucy struggles with her gift/curse rather than it making her some kind of flash celebrity or amazing being is refreshing and is the reason I was able to enjoy it as much as I did.
I'd recommend it to anyone who was looking for a new read regardless of their preferred genre.