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10/10/2022

Worth the Wait

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Résumé : You know what I don’t have time for? The brooding, dark-eyed former love of my life showing up when my life is finally settling down. I don’t have time for Hunter Buchanan and that intense look in his eyes. The way he loved me so perfectly all those years ago.

I’m the one who asked him to leave back then, my attempt at saving him from the chaos of my screwed up family. I didn’t expect him back in Green Valley, looking better than before and with an empty ring finger. And I definitely didn’t expect him to still be in love with me.

I don’t have time for the things I feel around him, or how amazing it is when he touches me. Most of all, for the broken heart I’ll have if I have to say goodbye again. I survived him leaving once before, but I don’t think I can do it again. So there’s only one thing I can make time for… staying away from Hunter Buchanan.



Cette romance est l'histoire d'une seconde chance. Iris et Hunter se sont connus très jeunes, mais n'ayant pas une grande confiance en elle et dans les sentiments d'Hunter, elle s'est éloignée de lui et l'a repoussé par peur que son histoire ne dure pas... Iris n'a pas eu une vie facile, sa mère était une relou qui faisait arnaque sur arnaque et la négligeait.

Aujourd'hui, 12 ans plus tard, Iris a la garde de son petit frère Theo depuis que leur mère est en prison, il est devenu sa priorité. Elle espère également bientôt ouvrir un magasin. Sa route va recroiser Hunter par hasard, c'est lui qui donne des cours de rattrapage à Theo pendant l'été.

Hunter revient à Green Valley après 12 ans, histoire de se ressourcer après un divorce et un changement de job. Il ne s'attendait pas à revoir Iris, son seul et grand amour. Dans cette série, les mâles Buchanan ont la malédiction du grand amour, quand ils savent qui est leur âme soeur c'est pour la vie. Pour Hunter c'était Iris depuis leur adolescence.

Ces deux-là n'ont jamais arrêté de s'aimer : Iris avait besoin de lâcher prise et se faire confiance en la vie quand elle apporte des bonnes choses, et à croire qu'Hunter serait toujours là pour elle. Hunter ne voulait pas forcer Iris à être avec lui, alors il a accepté de partir, maintenant qu'il est de retour il ne veut pas laisser passer sa chance une 2e fois, mais le plus dur sera de convaincre Iris de croire en ses sentiments.

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This romance is a second chance story. Iris and Hunter met very young, but she didn't great confidence in her and in Hunter's feelings, she distanced herself from him and pushed him away for fear that their love story wouldn't last... Iris didn't have an easy life, her mother was a jerk who made scam after scam and neglected her.

Today, 12 years later, Iris has custody of her little brother Theo since their mother is in prison, he has become her priority. She also hopes to open a store soon. Her path will come across Hunter again, he is Theo's tutor during the summer school.

Hunter returns to Green Valley after 12 years to recharge after a divorce and quitting his job. He didn't expect to see Iris again, his only and great love. In this series, the Buchanan males have the curse of true love, when they know who their soulmate is, it's for life. For Hunter it had been Iris since their teenage years.

These two never stopped loving each other : Iris needed to let go and trust in life when it brings good things, and to believe that Hunter would always be there for her. Hunter didn't want to force Iris to be with him, so he agreed to leave, now that he's back he doesn't want to miss his chance a 2nd time, but the hard part will be to convince Iris to believe in his feelings.



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16/05/2022

Neanderthal Seeks Duchess

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Résumé : There are three things you need to know about Lady Jane Morrison:
1. She frequently finds herself the talk of the ton and for all the wrong reasons.
2. A dashingly mysterious gentleman has caught her attention and even more dangerous...she has caught his.
3. She’s rubbish at embroidery.

After scandalous events during the London season, Lady Jane is attracting the wrong kind of attention. Her reputation is at risk as well as all her carefully laid plans for the future. And for better or worse, a chance encounter with a mysterious lord sets forth a series of events that will change their lives forever.



Qui aurait cru un jour qu'on aurait dans nos mains, la version romance historique de "Neanderthal Seeks Human" le tout premier roman ce Penny Reid ? Cette idée saugrenue s'est enfin réalisé avec Laney Hatcher, la tâche n'était pas simple : transposer une intrigue contemporaine dans une autre époque, et pourtant ça fonctionne très bien. Si bien que j'avais envie de relire le livre de Penny Reid juste après, et j'ai tellement hâte de livre les tomes suivants (oui parce qu'il va y en avoir d'autres !!). Laney Hatcher est aussi arrivée à s'approprier l'histoire originale pour en faire la sienne, tout comme les personnages, tout n'est évidemment pas pareil, mais on soupçonne ça et là des références et indices sur les histoires à venir ^^

Lady Jane menait une vie plutôt indépendante : un discret travail de comptable auprès qu'autres ladies pour les aider à gérer leur maisonnée, un fiancé... Tout bascule quand elle le trouve dans les bras d'une autre, met fin aux fiançailles et refuse de pardonner le poltron. Scandale ! Ses clientes l'abandonne l'une après l'autre, sa situation serait devenue critique si un bel et ténébreux inconnu ne l'avait pas aidé à s'extirper d'une soirée avant d'en être la risée. Mais qui est donc ce "Lord Dashing" ? Les spéculations vont bons train lorsqu'elle raconte son aventures à son groupe de broderie.

Jane le recroise à nouveau à une soirée masquée, l'attirance est bien présente entre les deux, mais Lord Dashing refuse de révélé qui il est tout de suite, une simple initiale suffira pour le moment : Q. Quelques péripéties plus tard, Jane se retrouve à travailler pour Q, pour l'aider à faire sens de plusieurs livres de comptes cryptés du club qu'il a racheté. Au fur et à mesure que Jane en apprend plus sur Q, une mystérieuse menace apparait. S'il veut protéger Jane, Q va devoir faire des révélations, si possible avant que Jane ne les apprennent pas quelqu'un d'autre...

Pas besoin de connaitre les Penny Reid pour apprécier la romance historique, l'intrigue est bien menée, avec des rebondissements. Là où cela devient plus fun c'est de voir comment sont toutes les copines de la bandes en version régence, on a tout petit riquiqui aperçu de comment seront Nico et Alex, mais j'en dis pas plus ^^ évidemment on croise Dan avec Q. et comme toujours, on ne peut que couiner sur Dan.
J'ai beaucoup plus apprécié Q version historique que Quinn version contemporain, même s'ils ont tous les deux leur côté grognon taciturne, Q tend plus vers le nounours cro meugnon .

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Who would have thought that we would have one day in our hands, the historical romance version of "Neanderthal Seeks Human" the very first novel this Penny Reid ? This crazy idea finally came true with Laney Hatcher, the task was not easy : transposing a contemporary plot into previous historical era, and yet it works very well. So much so that I wanted to reread Penny Reid's book right after, and I can't wait to read the following books (yes because there will be others !!). Laney Hatcher also managed to claim the original story to herselft and make it her own story, just like the characters, everything is obviously not the same, but we can find here and there references and clues to future stories ^^

Lady Jane led a rather independent life : a discreet job as an accountant for other ladies to help them manage their household, a fiancé... Everything changes when she finds him in the arms of another woman, ends the engagement and refuses to forgive the coward. Scandal ! Her clients abandon her one after another, her situation would have become critical if a beautiful and dark stranger had not helped her to escape from an party before being the laughing stock. But who is this "Lord Dashing" ? Speculation is rife when she recounts her adventures to her embroidery group.

Jane meets him again at a masked ball, the attraction is very present between the two, but Lord Dashing refuses to reveal who he is right away, a simple initial will suffice for the moment : Q. A few adventures later, Jane finds himself working for Q, to help him make sense of several encrypted ledgers from a club he bought out. As Jane learns more about Q, a mysterious threat appears. If he wants to protect Jane, Q is going to have to come clean, if possible before Jane finds out from someone else...

No need to know the Penny Reids books to appreciate the historical romance, the plot is well done, with twists and turns. Where it becomes more fun is to see how all the friends of the knitting group are in regency version, we have a very small glimpse of how Nico and Alex will be, but I won't say more ^^ obviously we meet Dan with Q. and as always, we can only swoon about Dan.
I appreciated Q historical version much more than Quinn contemporary version, even if they both have their taciturn grumpy side, Q tends more towards the cute teddy bear .

 

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09/05/2022

Smart Mouth

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Résumé : The rockstar.
There are lots of assumptions people make about rockstars. Shallow. Player. Addict. The truth? I’m none of those.
The even bigger truth…the only opinion I care about is her’s and she hates me. Her as in Gwen Matthews, my twin brother’s best friend, the unrequited love of my life. She thinks I’m a liar and a jerk which is why I pretend to be my brother when she needs help one night.
Except Gwen is a genius. Literally. So it doesn’t take her long to figure out it’s me and not my brother, but maybe, just maybe, she’s willing to give me a second chance. Because maybe when she looks at me, she only sees a rockstar with her best friend’s face, but when I look at her, I see my other half. She centers me in a way that no rhythm or line of lyric ever could.


The scientist.
I have three priorities in life at the moment: finish my research, defend my dissertation, and get my Ph.D., so that I can actually figure out what I’m supposed to do with my life. Tom Mendoza won’t help me achieve any of those things. Yet I can’t help the sudden feeling that I’ve been completely wrong about him all this time.
The day we first met when we were both teenagers, I saw a glimpse of a sweet, funny boy that felt very much like a kindred spirit; awkward and full of energy and dreams. But that guy seemed to disappear and in his place was this stereotypical stupidly hot rock star that did not make sense in my world.
Being a scientist means being willing to admit when you’re wrong and reevaluating everything. I might not understand much about human behavior, but I can clearly see the tender underbelly that Tom protects. The subtle rituals he uses to stave off his anxiety. Yes, he’s ridiculously hot, but his soul just might be more beautiful than his face and I’m not sure what to do with that.

Especially when I find out that he’s in love with me.



Gwen et Tom se connaissent depuis leur adolescence, ils s'entendaient bien et auraient pu devenir les meilleurs amis du monde (voir plus) mais voilà, les circonstances les ont séparé et ils ont fait leur vie chacun de leur côté. Jusqu'à ce que l'univers les mettent à nouveau sur le même chemin.

Complètement dépitée après un rencard horrible, Gwen appelle James à l'aide. James c'est le frère jumeau de Tom, celui avec qui elle s'entend toujours bien. Sauf que c'est Tom qui intercepte le message et qui va venir l'aider. Tom, lui a toujours eu un faible pour Gwen, mais il n'a jamais compris pourquoi elle le déteste autant. Ce soir là, Tom pensait qu'il aurait juste à ramener Gwen chez elle, et elle n'aurait jamais su qu'il n'était pas le bon frère, évidemment rien ne se passe comme prévu : ils se sont embrassé, ils ont a priori bien kiffé, mais Gwen a réalisé qui il était. Et là c'est le drame...

Gwen est toute chamboulée car pourquoi la rockstar s'intéresserait à elle, il n'a jamais voulu être son ami. Vous vous en doutez, ces deux-là vont avoir plein de mise-au-point à faire, des quiproquos qui ont été nourris en partie par James (l'autre frère). Gwen va découvrir que derrière le talent et la gloire se cache un jeune homme qui n'a jamais rêvé d'être une star, qui souffre d'anxiété, mais quelqu'un qui s'intéresse à elle et qui n'hésite pas à se battre pour elle, même quand elle n'en a plus la force.

Le seul bémol serait sur le rythme un peu rapide de l'histoire, qui aurait pu prendre un peu plus de temps, le roman est un peu court et ça n'aurait pas fait de mal d'avoir 100 pages de plus afin de donner plus de place à la partie séduction, ré-apprivoisement des deux héros.

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Gwen and Tom have known each other since they were teenagers, they got along well and could have become the best friends in the world (and more) but then, circumstances separated them and they went their own way. Until the universe puts them on the same path again.

Completely upset after a horrible date, Gwen calls James for help. James is Tom's twin brother, the one she always gets along with. Except that Tom intercepts the message and it's him who will come to help. Tom has always had a soft spot for Gwen, but he never understood why she hates him so much. That night, Tom thought he would just have to take Gwen home, and she would never have known he wasn't the right brother, of course nothing goes as planned : they kissed, they liked it, but Gwen realized who he was. And here comes the drama...

Gwen is shaken because why would the rockstar be interested in her, he never wanted to be her friend. As you can imagine, these two are going to have a lot of clarifications to do, misunderstandings that were partly fueled by James (the other brother). Gwen will discover that behind the talent and the fame hides a young man who never dreamed of being a star, who suffers from anxiety, but someone who is interested in her and who doesn't hesitate to fight for her, even when she no longer has the strength.

The only downside would be the rather fast pace of the story, which could have taken a little longer, the novel is a bit short and it wouldn't have hurt to have 100 more pages in order to give more room for the seduction part, re-taming of the two heroes.

 

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