What Norma is Reading!

Never KnowingNever Knowing by Chevy Stevens

From Goodreads:  The second novel by Chevy Stevens, author of bestseller STILL MISSING.

At thirty-three Sara Gallagher is finally happy. Her antique furniture restoration business is taking off and she’s engaged to a wonderful man. But there’s one big question that still haunts her — who are her birth parents? Sara is finally ready to find out.

Sara’s birth mother rejects her—again. Then she discovers her biological father is an infamous killer who’s been hunting women every summer for almost forty years. Sara tries to come to terms with her horrifying parentage — and her fears that she’s inherited more than his looks — with her therapist, Nadine, who we first met in “Still Missing.” But soon Sara realizes the only thing worse than finding out your father is a killer is him finding out about you.

Some questions are better left unanswered.

“Never knowing” is a complex and compelling portrayal of one woman’s quest to understand where she comes from. That is, if she can survive…

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Ten Tiny Breaths (#1) by K.A. Tucker

Ten Tiny Breaths (Ten Tiny Breaths, #1)Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Date read:  January 4 to 6, 2017

This gets 4 **** bright stars from me! TEN TINY BREATHS by K.A TUCKER is a New Adult novel that is beautifully written, emotional and ends up as a feel good read which I thought was quite good! To be honest I didn’t even realize that there was even such a genre as New Adult, I had to google it! This was definitely a page turner and extremely hard to put down.

I am following my new review format for this read as mostly all of my points of a complete reading experience do apply for this one. Usually I go into a book blind so the synopsis of a book doesn’t necessarily come into play in most of my reviews. That is why I usually don’t do a summary of the plot.

THE COVER really grabbed my attention as it was appealing and after reading it I found that it was also very fitting. The cover really depicts that as the story is about a girl who finds herself drowning in the pain of her broken heart and how she overcomes that through the love of a boy who has his own dark secrets and who ultimately helps her to breath, to live, and to love again.

Favorite quote: “Give me your heart, Kasey. I’ll take everything that comes with it.”

THE TITLE was absolutely spot on for this one. TAKE TEN TINY BREATHS. SEIZE THEM. FEEL THEM. LOVE THEM.

TEN TINY BREATHS has us following along Kasey’s journey through the stages of her life after the accident.

Stage One – Comfortably Numb
Stage Two – Denial
Stage Three – Resistance
Stage Four – Acceptance
Stage Five – Dependence
Stage Six – Withdrawal
Stage Seven – Breakdown
Stage Eight – Recovery
Stage Nine – Forgiveness
Final Stage – Epilogue

I loved Kasey’s CHARACTER and her voice throughout this novel. She was damaged, strong, angry, vulnerable and could be also be a little violent at times. I also really enjoyed the authors writing style and how she delivered this story as she got you right into Kasey’s head and had you feeling her pain and her emotions as you followed along with Kasey’s journey and all the different stages of her healing. I felt the love and chemistry between Kasey and Trent and the determination he had in trying to make her smile and to help her deal with her pain. I found TEN TINY BREATHS was easy to follow along with the storyline and all the secondary characters involved.

I don’t normally read romance novels but this was definitely a nice change from all the Thrillers & Suspense novels that I normally read. Although I did have some suspicion quite early on how one of the characters was going to be involved and when it actually is revealed I have to say my heart went out to this character. The ENDING was quite touching, satisfying and very pleasing for a very pleasant reading experience.

At the end of the book I fell in love with both Kacey & Trent and all of my TEN TINY BREATHS taken throughout this novel. I will definitely be reading the rest of the novels in this series!

To sum it all up it was a fast-paced, touching love story, that was a quick & easy read with a very satisfying ending. Would recommend!!


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Thoughts by Brenda: Witness by Caroline Mitchell

WitnessWitness by Caroline Mitchell

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Read January 5 to 6, 2017

3.5 Stars
I found Witness to have an interesting and different take to it for a psychological thriller. The story draws you into a dangerous and twisted mind game controlled by an abuser Solomon. He controls and manipulates Rebecca by making her make decisions that test her morals and pushes her to sacrifice people to protect herself and her family.

The story is told from Solomon and Rebecca’s point of view. Giving me a good understanding of Solomon’s abusive mind and Rebecca’s fears. Rebecca’s voice is told in present day and past through diary entries. Through the diary we learn of Rebecca’s and Solomon’s past relationship.

I thought Witness to be a scary and unsettling story with a surprising and satisfying ending that I didn’t see coming. I would recommend Witness to Thriller lovers.

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What Brenda is Reading

What Alice ForgotWhat Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

From Goodreads:  Alice Love is twenty-nine, crazy about her husband, and pregnant with her first child.

So imagine Alice’s surprise when she comes to on the floor of a gym and is whisked off to the hospital where she discovers the honeymoon is truly over — she’s getting divorced, she has three kids and she’s actually 39 years old. Alice must reconstruct the events of a lost decade, and find out whether it’s possible to reconstruct her life at the same time. She has to figure out why her sister hardly talks to her, and how is it that she’s become one of those super skinny moms with really expensive clothes.

Ultimately, Alice must discover whether forgetting is a blessing or a curse, and whether it’s possible to start over.

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