Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Reunited Review...

After surviving her otherworldly adventure, Lily wakes up on her nana’s farm having forgotten everything. Her sun prince, her travels to Egypt, and her journey to the Afterlife are all distant memories.

But Lily is not the girl she once was. Her body is now part human, part lion, and part fairy. And if that isn’t bad enough, she must now harness this power of three and become Wasret: a goddess destined to defeat the evil god Seth once and for all.

With the help of her old friend Dr. Hassan, Lily departs on her final voyage through the cosmos and across the plains of Egypt. On the journey, she will transform into the being she is destined to become.

It is time for Lily to find her sunset.



I've been sitting on how I truly felt about this book unable to truly process the feelings and thoughts about it.  It's been a few months and I'm still not sure how to put everything into words.

This is the final book in the series and I feel like it was the hardest and slowest book to read.  It follows Lily on her journey through the Afterlife to save her ancient Egyptian prince and his brothers.  But she doesn't do it alone she has a lioness and a fairy living inside of her and one of the brothers helps her the entire way.  

I feel like this book was extremely slow and drawn out.  This is probably because there were 3 main characters in one body and I struggled to keep track of who was taking over and when.  There was also a lot going on with the varying characters and keeping track of the monsters and characters was difficult.  I loved the first two books and truly looked forward to reading this one but I honestly think it was drawn out and could have been resolved way sooner.

All in all it was a great series and Colleen Houck continues to be among my favorite authors.  I just struggled a lot with this book

3.75 stars

Sunday, October 4, 2020

The Jake Ryan Complex Review...


A teenage movie crush set her standards high. Now a real man needs to meet them. Fast.

Chicago obstetrician Mackenzie “Mac” Huntress set her standards for men very high early on. It’s been over twenty years since she fell for a fictional movie heartthrob, and Mac’s content to wait for the real version to come along; it’s her nagging mother who’s not happy with the timeline. So Mac falls back on her lifelong Mom-surviving skill—lying. The latest fabrication: a handsome neurologist named Michael. Pity he’s too busy to meet her friends and family. Problem solved.

But when Mac’s little sister announces her engagement, Mac is expected to introduce her elusive “plus-one” at the wedding, leaving her with only forty days to find a flesh-and-blood stand-in for the imaginary Michael. And the only potential Mr. Right comes with a big hitch.

However, it turns out Mac’s not the only one bringing secrets to the wedding. With expectations high, and shocking truths to be revealed, Mac’s left to find her own happy ending, which isn’t as simple as in the movies…though it’s definitely worth waiting for.



Having loved Sixteen Candles and Jake Ryan I picked this book up because of the title. I was not let down...I absolutely loved the book. Mac is an obstetrician who has been waiting for her Jake Ryan. JT is a contractor who after a horrible past thinks he is ready to move on. When the two of them meet there is almost instant chemistry but neither one gives into it right away. Mac thinks he's married so she goes on several dates with real losers. If I say anymore there will be a lot of spoilers so I'm going to leave it at that.
The book was extremely well written and kept me guessing around every corner. I haven't read anything by Bethany Crandell before but I look forward to reading more by her soon. She has a great writing style and I loved every second of this book. Highly recommend this book.

5 stars