Book Review: Hello, My Love! (Between Two Worlds #1)


Title:  Hello, My Love! (Between Two Worlds #1)

Author:  E. Journey

Pages: 330 pages

Plot: A modern-day pastiche of Jane Austen novels. Elise is a bright, beautiful law student, focused on a career and distrustful of men. She butts heads with Greg, an alpha male haunted by past relationships.
Heartache and the specter of revenge. Unable to deny their feelings, they spend a night together. A jilted fiancée exacts revenge and forces them to face who they are and what they really want.
A love tale of this day. A delicious romance with a literary slant and spiced with a twist of whodunit, this escapist fare also takes us into the inner life (thoughts, hopes, and doubts) of the main protagonists as they contend with realities that often face couples in compelling relationships—revenge of a jilted lover, past relationships, abortion, career choices, reactions of friends and relatives.

Hello, My Love is the first book in ‘Between Two Worlds’ series by author E.Journey.  It is a modern day romance novel which progresses to become a whodunit towards the end.Elise and Greg are our main leads. Elise is a 23 year old, quick witted law student, with a mind of her own. Greg is a 32 year old online business billionaire with a reputation of a playboy. Greg is also a client and friend of Elise’s father who frequently visits dinner parties at Harvelson residence.  Greg fell for Elise the moment he laid his eyes upon her. Over the years they develop a friendship and a comfort level. Both of them feel for each other but neither of them admits to it until two days before Greg’s wedding with Lori, a beautiful, seductive gold digger. The story picks up from here on.

The narration is from a third person’s perspective, making it easy for the reader to understand each character with ease. The story is fast paced and narrated over the years. It begins with friendship turned into passion and eventually into love. It is interesting to see the characters grow over the years.

This book is a contemporary modern day romance tale with light mystery, betrayal and a happy ending.

Ratings: 3.5/5

PS: – Thanks to the author for sending a copy of the book for an honest review.






For the love of coffee!

As coffee lovers, we all know how coffee comes to our rescue time and again. Here are a few things that all of us will agree too! So here we go!!!

Doesn’t coffee just make our lives better? Sure it does. 😉



Book Review: I Am The Ocean


Title:  I Am The Ocean

Author:  Samita Sarkar

Pages: 204 pages

Plot: Samita Sarkar thought she was destined to spend her entire life running. Never giving herself a moment’s rest, she studied hard and graduated from university with top grades, and then promptly began a tireless job search. But although she thought that she had done everything by the book, life still hadn’t given her any answers. She knew that God had a plan, but what was it? Stricken with anxiety while facing midsummer heat and sizable life decisions, the thrifty twenty-something Canadian–who had never before travelled for travel’s sake–purchased a discount bus ticket for what she thought would be a few weeks of reprieve in The United States. Embarking on her journey with nothing but a small suitcase, a broken handbag, a killer manicure and a copy of “The Bhagavad Gita,” Samita would spend her days wandering streets and beaches, and her nights in jostling buses or on cramped couches. Marvelling at the beauty around her, Samita finally discovered what the world has to offer to those who stop running, while learning lessons that would set the course of the rest of her life.

This book is a travel memoir of a twenty something Canadian girl who has just graduated from the university with top grades and is on an exhausting job hunt. Until one day she decides to break the monotony of life and embarks upon a physical and a spiritual journey along the east coast of the USA, on a very little sum of money and the holy ‘Bhagvat Gita’. I simply loved the references from ‘The Bhagavad Gita’ which were quoted from time to time. It truly added a flavor to the book. I loved the staunch faith she has in the almighty, her friend, Krishna.

The book takes us through the various regions of USA and brings out the peculiarity of each place. It was fun to read about the interesting characters that the author met during her journey. The entire journey molded her into the person she is today. Truly travelling alone makes you more courageous, confident and self aware. The narration is so good that I actually felt that I was traveling with the author. After reading the book, I was bit by a travel bug and I am inspired to take up a solo trip myself.

This book is recommended to all the people who love to travel and to those who are looking to choose a path for themselves rather than letting life decide the course.

Ratings- 4/5

PS: – Thanks to the author for sending a copy of the book for an honest review.

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Book Review: Out of the Box Awakening


Title:  Out of the Box Awakening

Author:  Jennifer Theriot

Pages: 366 pages

Plot: Olivia is a good woman, a good mother, a good wife. She’s got it made. She doesn’t want anything to change.

Of course, it does…
Swept from her perfect paper-doll life in Houston, Olivia finds herself in Chicago, alone, betrayed, and far from home. Soon everything she thought she knew about herself and her life will be challenged. She has only courage, love, and her passion for music to carry her through the maelstrom—or draw her further in.

Ash is the man who has everything—everything except healing from the losses of a lifetime. His only peace lies in the sweet flow of music pouring from his guitar
What happens when the married woman and the handsome widower are thrown together by fate?

Out of the Box Awakening is a story of shared passion and shared joy. Jennifer Theriot has written a compelling book about what happens when two people find new life and new love for themselves and for those around them.

Out of the Box Awakening is the first book in this series. The main purpose of these books is to make women realize that in order to find happiness, sometimes you have to step outside of your comfort zone. Never be afraid to express your feelings and never, for one minute, think that the right man— your knight in shining armor— won’t come along.

Our protagonist Olivia is in her fifties looking at starting a new life with Ash Harper. Both Olivia and Ash have had a bad marriage and finally find each other to be their soul mates. But this is just the beginning. They have issues of the past to deal with.

Unlike most of the romance novels I have read, this one has a matured elderly couple as the lead. For me this book is more of a power packed family drama with lots of ups and downs, highs and lows, laughter and cries. The friendship bit of it is well highlighted with Todd and Olivia. The book emphasizes on the fact that the unresolved issues of the past can cause trouble in your present life. That is exactly what happens to Olivia and Ash. The story is about how they overcome these issues and have the will to keep moving forward.

Spoiler Alert: It would have been more appealing if the thriller segment towards the end would not be a mere dream, or it should have been completely eliminated.

Never the less, the romance was refreshing and the novel was an enjoyable read.

Ratings: 3/5

PS: – Thanks to the author for sending a copy of the book for an honest review.





Book Review: Inspiring Anusha


Title:  Inspiring Anusha

Author:  M.L. Sawyer

Pages: 79 pages

Plot: Mara Loughlin is a depressed and struggling songwriter. After being abandoned by her boyfriend and receiving scathing reviews on her latest work, she embarks on a soul-searching journey to India for inspiration.

On a train tour through the Indian countryside, she meets Nirav, a kind and charismatic India native who teaches Mara, whom he affectionately calls Anusha, about culture, passion, and love.

Inspiring Anusha is an Indian/American romance novel. Our protagonist Mara is a depressed soul, a struggling songwriter and has been recently dumped by her boyfriend. She is deeply moved by the music of an Indian sitar player and decides to undertake a soul searching trip to India.  Little did she know that she will meet her soul- mate, Nirav on this journey.

I liked the plot of the book where a depressed soul is trying to find herself and embarks a journey towards inspiration. The plot reminded me of Eat, Pray, Love.  The reuniting of soul mates was quite evident but the inspiration bit didn’t come across very well. I was expecting a little more emphasis to be given to the ‘seeking inspiration from India’ bit. The plot had great potential but the weaving of the story could have been better. I didn’t feel emotionally connected to the characters since the story was just touched upon.I understand that it was meant to be a quick read but an addition for a few pages focusing on the inspiration would have built a connect with the reader and taken it to another level.

I would recommend this book to those who are looking for a romance novel that can be read it one sitting.

Ratings: 3/5

PS: – Thanks to the author for sending a copy of the book for an honest review.