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Breaking Braydon written by MK Harkins makes an absolutely interesting read that kept me hooked to the book throughout. Though the subject is a time tested one, his approach to the subject keeps us guessing and provides the required push to keep it reading till the end. This review is by our book reviewer, Saradha Sankar, an aspiring author.
Braydon Decker, the self-made playboy billionaire neither stays with a woman for more than 6 hours nor takes her home. His past has scarred him making him lose belief in beautiful girls. Then he meets Jain Parker.
Enduring by Michelle Leigh is a sequel to Surviving novel we reviewed earlier.
Surviving ended with a cliffhanger, the last scene being Trace Alexander, Emma’s boyfriend alias her boss confessing his feelings for her in front of an unconscious Emma, shot in the stomach by her father as a punishment for leaving him.
This book is all about Trace’s efforts to save the woman he loves from the clutches of her father who was still at large having escaped after shooting her. It was interesting to see the ways Trace employs to keep her secure right from keeping her in his high security condo to hiring a personal bodyguard to protect her.
Surviving by Michelle Leigh is a romantic novel with few thriller elements and a generous helping of sacrifice, betrayal, friendship and more. The story begins with the childhood of Emma and her twin brother Danny and the hardships they underwent due to the earlier demise of their mother and the miserable time they have with their father.
Six years later, Emma joins as a temporary assistant in one of the most prestigious companies in the country, Alexander Marketing Corporation. She reports to the Head of the Department of Sales, Jack Stewart. This sets the story rolling and her life undergoes a change to begin a roller coaster ride.
Deadly Dating Games: Murder. Blackmail. Romance by Joanie Chevalier mainly hovers around the theme of blackmail through a different approach. 4 Women, 4 different characteristics weave the story into an absorbing thriller. Julianna, after getting over a bitter divorce joins a book club online to get over her emotional turmoil. She is elated when she meets a girl, Bess and the two hit off instantly. Julianna also starts dating Aaron, a guy who saw her profile in a dating site.
All things go well till the host of the book club, Traci persuades all the members to film their dates so the others could act as critics.
Have we ever wondered how it would actually feel like to be your own boss? How is it that you end up becoming one from being a well-paid employee? It is the crux behind the selective self-help book titled Let’s Do This- An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Knowing When to Quit Your Day Job. Written by A J Johnston, this is a live account of how a highly successful working couple made a mountain out of a molehill with their entrepreneurial venture. With feel good style of writing and looking every bit an experience, many career-focused couples with a budding entrepreneurial idea would do well to consider this a learner’s guide as to how to effective initiate the process, if not follow it to the dot.
The book starts with the explanation of different classification of vegetarians and moves on to tell you what becoming a vegetarian involves and also about the food you should consume and things you should avoid.
Only a few of us are aware of the fact that vegetarians are not vegans. Vegans are people who neither use animal products nor consume them. But vegetarian do consume animal products like milk and use wool and silk. This book informs you about the differences between vegans and vegetarians also. It explains the health benefits of becoming a vegetarian; it reduces risk of cancer and high blood pressure, and proves it with stats and numbers.
Careful – A Novel is reviewed by Champa in her teens, an avid reader with interest in reading fiction. She did the review of this book for Chennai focus as we thought it is appropriate to get a teen to write a review of a book meant for young adults. Chennai Focus thanks her for her time and opinion on this book.
Careful – A Novel is a book meant for young adults. The novel is about a 40-year-old guy, Tyler Gibbons who is compelled by his dying mother Peggy to narrate the happenings during his stay in Ambato, Ecuador. Tyler goes and stays in Ambato for a year as a part of a High School Exchange program when he was 16 years old. The secrets he has been guarding for 25 years has created a wound in him. His mother’s last wish is to heal the undying sadness within him by making him profess everything to her.
This book is written for a young adult and has all the elements to make it interesting. ChennaiFocus thought it is more appropriate to have this book reviewed by a young adult. This review on the book is by a young adult Aeldra Brown.
I enjoyed Satellite: Satellite trilogy very much. This book, Part 1, is the story of a dead man, Grant Bradley who is still not able to digest the fact that he is in a place called Progression aka After death world, far away from his fiancée Tatum Jacoby. He is perplexed to learn that he is chosen before his birth by the scheduler to become a Satellite, whose job is to take care of a person living on earth and save them from the wrath of their own decisions.