Waterfall – Book Review #18 (2017)

Title: Waterfall

Author: Lisa Tawn Bergren

Series: #1 of River of Time 

Goodreads synopsis:

Most American teenagers want a vacation in Italy, but the Betarrini sisters have spent every summer of their lives among the romantic hills with their archaelogist parents.

Stuck among the rubble of the medieval castles in rural Tuscany, on yet another hot, dusty archaeological site, Gabi and Lia are bored out of their minds…until Gabi places her hand atop a handprint in an ancient tomb and finds herself in fourteenth-century Italy. And worse yet, in the middle of a fierce battle between knights of two opposing forces.

Suddenly Gabi’s summer in Italy is much, much more interesting.

My rating: 🌟🌟🌟

I love Historical Romance with an element of Time Travel. I’ve read a few good ones and some of which are “just okay”. This first book of the River of Time series is one of the ‘just okay’ books on Time Travel Historical Romance that I’ve read so far.

3 stars is actually me being kind for the effort on the research on Etruscan or Italian history and I really love stories with Time Travel. Honestly, I don’t have any background on Italian/Etruscan history – one of the reasons I did not feel that much connected to the story.

Gabi is a whiny heroine. I know that she’s young. But her stubbornness and pride is NOT endearing at all. Lia is weak on my opinion, though her archery skills are a big help. Romana is a confusing character.

Marcelo and Luca are one dimensional prince and knight on a white horse off to save the damsels in distress, namely Gabi and Lia.

I was underwhelmed on the story and I’m sorry but I’m not interested to continue on this series.😿


January 2017 Wrap Up

So, January is done. I don’t know where time went. Can we just pause everything? I feel like time is moving sooo fast.😱

This month I reached my 10th month of blogging.🎉

Also, I turned 27 years old last January 22. 🎂 *I’m a bit scared of the 30’s but.. life goes on.*

I promised to post a book review for each book that I will read and I succeeded! 👊

One major change for this month is my work schedule. I now work from Thursdays to Mondays. That weekend shift was not really my favorite. I’m the only one in the office and about 3 people on the same floor. It was creepy. 😭

Now, I don’t know how I did it but I managed to read 17 books this month.🙌💜


I promised to not read that much straight up NA Romance this year but I ended up reading 6. 😁

1. Easy Love – 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5

2. Easy Charm – 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5

3. Easy Melody – 🌟🌟🌟🌟

4. Sway – 🌟🌟🌟🌟

5. Get Me Off – 🌟🌟.5

6. Billionaire Boss’s Baby – 🌟🌟.5


This is still NA Romance but with an M/M aspect added on it. If you’re unfamiliar with it, M/M indicates romance between two adult guys. That’s what I think it means anyway, lol. Not sure if I got it right.😸

7. Just A Bit Confusing – 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

8. Just A Bit Ruthless – 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

9. Him – 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

10. Leo Loves Aries – 🌟🌟🌟.5


I tried the Mafia themed books and it wasn’t good. 😿

11. Monster In His Eyes – 🌟🌟🌟

12. The Gun Runner – 🌟🌟.5

13. Billionaire Mafia Boss’s Baby – 🌟🌟.5

14. Ruthless People – 🌟🌟🌟


So these three are some of the hyped up books on my shelf that I’m wary or scared to read. It took a lot of mind conditioning before I convinced myself to read this books, lol. 😁

15. Falling Kingdoms – 🌟🌟🌟.5

16. Shadow And Bone – 🌟🌟🌟.5

17. Dark Matter – 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5

So, that’s my whole January. It was a great month. Another year for me.😄💜

How was your month friends?🙌

Easy Melody – Book Review #17 (2017)

Title: Easy Melody

Author: Kristen Proby 

Series: #3 of Bordeaux 

Goodreads synopsis:

Callie Mills never intended to return to New Orleans and the life she left behind more than a decade ago. There was no need to open old wounds when she had the life she’d worked hard for in Denver. But when she’s fired from her awesome job in Colorado and her father dies, she has no choice but to return home to run the derelict bar left to her in the heart of the French Quarter. Callie must not only face bad memories but turn The Odyssey into something she can be proud of.

And who better to help bring in crowds of people than Declan Boudreaux?

Declan is a sought-after musician who knows he’s good at what he does and loves doing it. Known to pack the house, he also loves women and doesn’t expect to be knocked back a step by the beautiful new owner of The Odyssey. Callie is sharp, gorgeous and funny, and makes him yearn for something he never has before… Commitment.

My rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Finally, Declan’s story. Declan is one of the twins of the Bordeaux siblings. He is the musical genius of the family.

This is his story and how he will win Callie’s heart. Callie is the owner of the Odyssey bar where Declan performs on some nights.

As usual, the story was smooth sailing. But I felt that the conflict here is almost non-existent. I still enjoyed reading this. Like the previous books, the chemistry of the main characters are amazing.💜