Friday, February 26, 2016

Just This Night (Exclusive Romance #1) by Mari Madison


Just This Night: An Exclusive Romance - Mari Madison

Betrayed and abandoned by his wife and left to raise their young daughter on his own, TV news photographer Jake "Mac" MacDonald has moved to San Diego for a fresh start. He’s sworn off women forever and devoted his life to his little girl. But when his brother-in-law drags him out to a night club, Mac can’t help but be drawn to the cute blonde who asks him to dance. Maybe he can make an exception...for just one night.

A hot fling is exactly what news reporter Elizabeth White had in mind when she brought Mac home. A quick cure to help her get over her ex-boyfriend. But things get awkward when her anonymous hookup turns out to be her newest colleague. Now they must put their attraction behind them and find a way to work together. But when someone starts sabotaging Beth’s career, she realizes Mac is the only one she can trust. And maybe their one night has the makings of an exclusive after all.






My Review:

I wasn't sure when I got this book that I would like it as much as I did but I liked the clean cover being simple and the focus being the couple instead of graphics and I liked the blurb.Jumping into the book I already got the smooth feel that this book was reality based romance which I've begun to enjoy in contemporary romance these days.

You have guy and girl finding one another then returning to their real lives only to be reunited due to circumstances out of their control. I liked that even though there was instant attraction vibe it wasn't instant love.

Both Jake and Liz have priorities in their lives that they are both more determined to stand by instead of simply jumping into their passions and getting involved in a serious relationship. I really liked that about both of them.

I really wish more contemporary romances were more like this one. It had honest romance, and honest characters, among a surprising "conflict" to keep you interested along with the building relationship.

Just This Night was a great read and I'll be looking forward to reading more of Madison's work in the near future.







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Note: Received a print copy in exchange for an honest review from Berkley Publishing


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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Movie Night: Oblivion
















A veteran assigned to extract Earth's remaining resources begins to question what he knows about his mission and himself.

























I really love this movie not really for the movie itself but the absolutely fantastic cinematic shots its creators used for its environments. I love that Iceland was used so often because its such a beautiful landscape. The story and the movie is good but the locations totally win it for me.









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Movie Night: Self Less


Self Less










A dying real estate mogul transfers his consciousness into a healthy young body, but soon finds that neither the procedure nor the company that performed it are quite what they seem.

















Self Less had a lot of potential that doesn't quite really achieve its goal. The groundwork is laid out for a full 5 star film but somehow half way through the movie it all falls flat. I still enjoyed watching Self Less but I really wish that its creators had taken advantage of its fantastic cast and allowed them to run with the films many better possibilities.









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Movie Night: Skyline

















Strange lights descend on the city of Los Angeles, drawing people outside like moths to a flame where an extraterrestrial force threatens to swallow the entire human population off the face of the Earth.



















I really didn't care for this movie up until the ending.

I felt like the developers/creators of Skyline would have been better off if they had used the end scenes as the basis of the movie instead of the hotel bit. It had some okay interaction between the cast but the acting wasn't that great and neither was the story line.









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Movie Night: Hotel Transylvania 2


Hotel Transylvania 2













Dracula and his friends try to bring out the monster in his half human, half vampire grandson in order to keep Mavis from leaving the hotel.























Hotel Transylvania 2 is a cute family film not quite as good as the first but it had the typical lesson to be learned that these films have inlaid in them. Mostly that being the monsters trying to make baby Dracula into an acceptable vampire while Mavis and Jonathan are away and Drac is left to baby sit his new grandson, and ofcourse you get to see both the monster and human in laws trying to find a common ground. Its cute because it appeals to adults and the way that life changes so there is more than one lesson to get out of the film yet in the end its still about family which is nice.










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