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UPDRIFT
by Errin Stevens
What if joining your lover’s world meant leaving your own?
Kate will have to look hard at her man to determine what is real, what is illusion, and how, if ever, she can get back home.
Updrift
Series: The Mer Chronicles
Genre: Paranormal Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
Publication Date: November 2, 2015
Ever since her father died, Kate Sweeting’s home life has been in the pits, her well being on life support. Her future looks desolate, too, until she and her mother make another plan: abandon their shriveled existence for more promising prospects on the coast, where Mom can play small-town librarian/bachelorette, and Kate can figure out what’s up with that secretive Blake family from the beach.
Everyone is eerily captivated with Kate and her mother, and Cara is the first to figure out why when the man of her dreams arrives all dripping and devoted and closed-mouthed about what he intends. Kate is willing to go along with their subterfuge for a while, but eventually makes a charge for the water to learn what her mother is hiding. Gabe Blake is there waiting for her… and so is someone considerably less friendly. By the time Kate navigates her way home, everything will have changed for her – what she feels, what she wants, and what she will risk to be with the man she loves.

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The Romantic Guy

Hi, I’m Ashia, a reviewer for The Romance Reviews. Thank you for reading.

So, I’m sure each of us, especially romance-aholics, have our own definition of what a romantic guy is. Or should be. After all, there are the book boyfriends, and we’re also spoiled by hunky guys from countless rom-com movies who do these spine-tingling things for the heroines, which undoubtedly have influenced our idea of The Romantic Guy.

oneLike the heroine of Sarah Ballance’s latest, One Sexy Mistake (read review here), we want The Romantic Guy to:

  1. Bring flowers
  2. Bring chocolates or candies
  3. Do a grand gesture to win us over and convince us of his love
  4. Grovelling would be a good idea.

But…I think flowers, candies–they’re all outward things. And grand gestures–sure, we love to watch how these guys would grovel or go all out to win back their lady, but these are usually done only once in a blue moon, for the time when he has f***ed up big time.

I think it’s the little, everyday things that show us the guy cares for us that make him romantic. For example, in the book, Grady is a self-professed non-romantic guy, yet, he wraps the heroine in his blanket because it’s cold (it’s a heavy snow day) without her saying a word, he got her sock back from the terrifying cat, he helped her find evidence (because she couldn’t do it herself), he called in favors to help her , and he’s willing to do things that may not be important to him but he does them all the same because they are important to her. So, I find him very romantic indeed. Although I would have to say that the grand gesture Grady makes at the end is awesome. As is what he said.

Here are some real life examples (I hope) of romantic gestures from guys: http://www.thefrisky.com/2011-04-19/7-romantic-gestures-that-make-women-swoon-guys-take-note/

 

What about you? What do you think makes a Romantic Guy?

Romance Books to Movies 2017

What’s the first book to come to mind? Of course, I dare you not to think of Fifty Shades of Grey. Sadly (happily?), I haven’t watched it yet, though friends have mentioned that it’s quite okay. Well, there may be a need to watch it sooner, because the sequel is coming in February 2017!

When: February 2017

Who: Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson, Tyler Hoechlin, Kim Basinger

What: The sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey, Darker follows Anastasia Steele (Johnson) as she learns more about the seedy past of her lover, Christian Grey (Dornan).
 

 

Not sure if this is romance, but this caught my attention when I saw it first some time ago in a bookstore. Time to read this, I think, before the movie comes out. Or is it out yet?

What it’s about: The magical series follows two magicians who compete in a mysterious circus that runs from nightfall to dawn.

 

 

I haven’t read this yet either, but I know it’s had rave reviews at the time, including a sequel.

What it’s about: Good girl Abby heads to college and meets a charming, tattooed guy named Travis who challenges her to a bet: if he loses, he has to stay abstinent for a month, and if he wins, she has to live with him for a month.

 

 

What it’s about: A confirmed bachelor falls for the girl next door in this 2007 novel from the romance master.

Who’s starring: Benjamin Walker, Teresa Palmer, and Tom Welling will star.

Sounds interesting! But as I’ve experienced, a Nicholas Sparks book is sometimes different from the movie. With A Walk to Remember, definitely watch the movie.

 

What about you? What book-adapted movies are you waiting to see?

 

 

Source: http://www.mtv.com/news/2917285/books-becoming-movies-2017-2018-and-beyond/

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