Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Nome-o Seeks Juliet by Katy Regnery- Reshelved Books

Nome-o Seeks Juliet (An Odds-Are-Good Standalone Romance Book 2) by [Regnery, Katy]
Thank you to Amzaon for the cover art.

Hi hi everyone. 

I'm back! 

This time, I have a review on Katy Regnery's newest book Nome-o Seeks Juliet (this is book #2 in the An Odds- Are-Good Standalone series). Just like before, this book was sent to us in exchange for an honest review.  Thank you!

As some of you may be aware, I reviewed the first book, Single in Sitka last month (you can find that review here).  This series are standalones which all take place in different parts of Alaska but it seems that all of the men we're meeting have ads posted in the fictional The Odds Are Good periodical (after typing that out, I understand *why* this is the Odd-Are-Good series...).  This time, we're leaving Sitka and we're traveling to Nome. 
I didn't think it was possible to love two characters in a book more.  I really didn't.  But it happened.
I also thought that I really liked Single in Sitka... But I gotta say Nome-o Seeks Juliet is just a thousand times better to me!

When I first started reading this book, I felt like it bore striking resemblance to the first book in the series. I got serious vibes that Juliet was a little like Amanda and that Silvia was a little like Leigh.  Which had me feeling like I had been doped...

I am happy to say that I was wrong.  

Juliet is a 24 year old vet student.  She won a grant for her fellowship and sadly, she was about to have to give her grant up due to lack of a mentor.  Silvia found what she thought to be a way for Juliet to keep her funding for her fellowship: a classified ad looking for a female musher for a co-ed dog sledding team; a "Juliet". 

Though, I can't say that I blame Juliet's character for being leery toward this "classified ad" - it did seem to be too good to be true.  However, the title of the ad was totally adorable!

One thing that I wasn't expecting when I started this book, was for there to be a student/professor relationship.  You know, those types of things that could get someone jammed up.  

Making a split second decision, Juliet decides that she IS going to Alaska!  That she will be able to keep the funding for her fellowship because she IS going to be mushing with this Nome-o!  This means that she'll have to answer his ad and hope for the best. 

Juliet arrives in Nome and meets a very attractive man named Cody.  Cody happens to be 10 years her senior,  retired from the Military and an amateur musher.

As the reader, we learn that Cody looks like a young Brad Pitt but Cody doesn't feel like he looks like Brad Pitt.  During his tour, Cody suffered a devastating injury and lost 5 of his fingers, leaving him with a severe injury and an honorable discharge from the service. 

I don't think I've ever felt more compassion from a character before EVER.  It was very easy to fall in love with Cody's character.  He was strong, yet sensitive and I commend Juliet's character for waiting so long. 

I felt like this story moved a little faster than the book in the series but that's okay!  (Heck, that’s even something that Juliet felt).  There was something so genuine about their relationship. It had factor to it that made it believable. 

What will happen between Juliet and Cody, you ask?  I don't know.  Y'all are just going to hope onto the great interwebs, snag a copy and find out for yourself!

I give this book 10 coffee beans out of 5!  Realistically, it gets 5 coffee beans out of 5. 

~ Jillian

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Floating in the Neversink: A Novel-In-Stories by Andrea Simon- Reshleved Books

Hi all!

We were asked to be part of the book tour for Andrea Simon's new book Floating the NeversinkAs part of this review, we will be giving away a copy of Floating in the Neversink!  Check out our IG post for more information on that. 

Floating in the Neversink tells the story of Amanda "Mandy" Gerber over the course of 6 years.  The reader is introduced to Amanda at the tender age of 9.  She's leaving Brooklyn with her family, to spend the summer away at her grandmother's summer house in upstate New York. 

Pay no mind to this book being a thinner. It's able to pack a huge punch and boy, it does! This book is told in an interesting way; each chapter is it's own story.  I found this to be a fun take on the telling of a story.  

 The book also flips between Mandy's time spent in Brooklyn and her time spent in the Catskills.

The way that Simon writes allows for you as the reader to feel Mandy's emotions. Which, is something I find not all authors can do.  The book tells the pivotal stories of Mandy's life and which each story, you can get a sense of what she's feeling. 
Not only was Simon able to make you feel such strong emotions, but she was also able to paint intense imagery.  Reading each story made you feel like you were there, next to Mandy as everything unfolded. 

Simon doesn't shy away from much when she's telling Mandy's story either.  As the reader, you get to see the struggles that Mandy faces with her friendships and at home.  (Mandy's character went through some uncomfortable scenarios going up)

I really enjoyed Floating in the Neversink.  If you're looking for a good book to cozy up with, I would definitely recommend this one. 

I give this book 4 coffee beans out of 5.  

~ Jillian

Thursday, October 17, 2019

New Release or Older Books?

Hey guys.

I have a question for everyone. 

Are you more apt to grab a book that's been out for a while? 
Or are you going to run out and grab a new release? 

Jessica has long been a fan of Colleen Hoover and I thought about picking up one of her books.  Why not, right? 

At the same time, I thought it would be fun to throw the question out there. 

~ Jillian