Short reviews #1

  • Rohit Bhargava, Non-Obvious

Rating: ♥♥♥

As I have a background in business I often read business/strategy related books to keep up to date. However, lately I’ve found myself more and more upset with my reads because I never feel like they bring anything new, different, or exciting. Rohit’s Non Obvious brought me a new perspective on a subject I wasn’t familiar with and gave me a few specific ideas on forecast and thinking outside the box. Great job.

  • Portia da Costa, How to seduce a billionaire

Rating: ♥

I couldn’t finish this book. I was in no way connected to Jess and/or Ellis, and overall the story was just predictable and flowed in the wrong way. It upsets me to say this because I did anticipate this book, but sometimes the feeling just isn’t there.

  • Joe Pulizzi, Content, INC

Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥+

Brilliant. Innovating. Ground-breaking. If you enjoy business, own a business, are thinking about possibly opening a business, read this book. Now. It’s not a get-rich-quick book, and it’s not about making your first million, but it will show you just how things get done in the word of content marketing and how you can take advantage too.

An ARC was provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

I could probably summarize this review in a word: meh.

It was my first Liane Moriarty book, and although the writing was good and I do admit the stories were all blended together perfectly but for some reason the feeling never got to me. I never truly cared about the characters enough to root for them to get a happy ending.

It doesn’t put me off reading another Liane Moriarty book, but I won’t be running to the bookstore (or to the Kindle store, for that matter) to find out what her new story will be.

Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood #1) – J.R. Ward

#notreallyworthafullreview

Sadly, I must say this book was a huge disappointment for me. Many of my friends love this series and so I put it aside on purpose for a few years until I could fully dedicate myself to it (*cough*havingafulldayonthebeach*cough*).

In my humble opinion, Beth was a ridiculous character and Wrath (what kind of name is that?) was never, at any point, even the slightest bit sexy. How can you really root for your main couple like this?

I won’t give the book 1 star because I managed to finish it (skimmed it is more likely the appropriate word, really), but it’s a series I won’t pick up anytime soon, unless for some reason the rest of the series madly improves.