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Estelle: The Newcomer by Robyn Carr

The Newcomer by Robyn Carr ( web | tweet ) Part of Thunder Point Series. Publication Date: June 25, 2013 Publisher: Harlequin Pages: 368 Target audience: Adult romance Keywords: small town, exes, heartbreak, extended families Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley. (Thanks also to Little Bird Publicity!) Summary: So much happening in Thunder Point: […]

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September 19, 2014 - 4:43 pm

Book and a Beverage [7] – Estelle from Rather Be Reading | The Book Addict's Guide - […] now? I would recommend Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas (even though it come out on July 16), Thunder Point series by Robyn Carr for those interested in a romance series, and Sean Griswold’s Head by […]

August 27, 2013 - 9:01 am

Romance Review: The Hero by Robyn Carr (Thunder Point series) - […] The Hero by Robyn Carr ( web | tweet ) Part of the Thunder Point series. Publication Date: August 27, 2013 Publisher: Harlequin HQN Pages: 384 Target audience: Adult Keywords: cult, romance, friendship, football Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley! (Thanks!) Last book I reviewed by Robyn Carr: The Newcomer […]

June 30, 2013 - 8:40 pm

Nailed It: Upcoming July Releases - […] A review of The Newcomer by Robyn Carr […]

June 26, 2013 - 5:18 pm

Alexa Y. - After we had such a… GOOD… discussion about certain things in this book, I really want to read it! I did enjoy The Wanderer, and meeting all the characters, so it’s kind of cool that they’ll all be back in this second installment. I’m definitely going to check it out!

June 25, 2013 - 11:06 am

Jamie - Never heard of this series but I’m checking to see if my library has it! It sounds really good! Seems like a good crossover for those of us who started reading romance because of the YA genre but have no idea what the adult romance genre is all about! (like me!)

June 24, 2013 - 5:22 pm

Tara - I picked up The Wanderer at BEA and can’t WAIT to read it. It’ll be my first Robyn Carr and I’ve got high hopes since so many people seem to enjoy her writing.

June 24, 2013 - 5:15 pm

Pagepassion (Katharina) - Hey, I liked your review a lot and I’ll put the book on my wishlist 🙂 Sounds VERY good, especially the “intertwining storylines” and the “coolest hottest sex scene EVER” 😉 Greetings from Germany! Katharina

June 24, 2013 - 4:43 pm

Jen @ Pop! Goes The Reader - I’m shocked that this book is relatively unknown given its rather unusual approach to perspective and storytelling in the contemporary romance genre. I’ve become so used to reading each book in a contemporary romance series from a different character’s perspective that the idea of having multiple characters intersect throughout a single book gave me a little jolt and I was initially skeptical. While I’m not always the best at adjusting to change, I am intrigued by Carr’s approach and it does sound like something I would enjoy. There are few things I like more in a romance novel than small towns and big families, either biological or found.

I’m happy to hear that Carr incorporates children and teens into her stories with a fair amount of success. I find they can often make or break a romance novel for me, and admittedly often dread the appearance of children because I find they’re very rarely well-drawn. Ashley’s story sounds particularly interesting and is one I would like to read more about.

Thanks for the really informative review! I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed The Newcomer and will likely add Carr’s Thunder Point series to my ever-growing TBR list 🙂

June 24, 2013 - 1:52 pm

Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life - I have actually heard very little about this series, which is strange, because it seems so different! I actually think it’s pretty cool how the timeline jumps around to other people, I don’t think I’ve read any other book that have done that successfully. This author doesn’t seem to shy away from anything, and the phenomenal characterization is so awesome as well! I love when you feel like the characters are real people (because they totally ARE, right?!).

Anyways, gorgeous review, Estelle! I’m definitely going to be checking this series out.

-Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life

Estelle: The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay

The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay ( twitter ) Publication Date: June 4, 2013 (in paperback) Publisher: Atria Books Pages: 448 Target audience: Mature young adult/adult Keywords: recovery, trauma, high school seniors Format read: ARC from NetGalley! (Thanks!) Summary: The Sea of Tranquility connects two people who are living in their own voids of loneliness: Nastya, […]

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June 12, 2013 - 7:09 am

Kelly - I thought NA was supposed to encompass the period after high school; university, first real job, etc?

I’m super curious about this one because I want to know what happened to Nastya, but I’m also a little apprehensive about the building tragedies that push the believability of the story to a breaking point. I’m definitely going to give this a shot some day, but I’ll try to keep in mind that it might go slowly!

June 10, 2013 - 9:51 am

molly @ wrapped up in books - I’ve seen a lot of interest in this book and never really realized what it was about. I am also often confused by what people apply the “new adult” label too. I feel like it means different things to different people!

June 4, 2013 - 6:36 am

Lori - Great review, Estelle. I really enjoyed this one, but I completely understand your thoughts. It was a slow story and it did get a bit dramatic toward the end. I’m happy you still enjoyed it some.

June 3, 2013 - 4:54 pm

Alexa Y. - This book was a very interesting read for me! I did like it, but not as much as I imagined I would. I’m not sure if it’s because I wasn’t particularly fond of the characters or able to connect with them, or if it has something to do with the story and its ending. Whatever it is, it’s undeniable that in spite of that thing, I did like Millay’s writing.

June 3, 2013 - 2:12 pm

Nikki @ The Paper Sea - This one has been on my to-read list since it was first released in hardback, and everyone of my friends loved it. I should probably get around to it at some point as it sounds right up my street. Sometimes I wish stories like this would tone down on the drama and tragedy — I think sometimes too much just feels like too much and makes everything a little less realistic.

(As for New Adult? I can hardly keep up either!)

Estelle’s Shelve It >> Cinco de Mayo Books

It’s a little too early for a margarita and some guacamole, but I hope at some point today you are enjoying both! No v-log today… I stayed with my parents last night and I have total bedhead right now. Not so pretty. But I do have some fun books to share with you! Woot woot! […]

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May 9, 2013 - 12:49 pm


May 7, 2013 - 5:33 am

VeganYANerds - Lauren – yay! Lovely photo, hun!

And Sarah Dessen’s new book is out – will defo be buying that in L.A next week!

May 6, 2013 - 3:55 pm

Alexa Y. - I still say that we totally made the best of it and had lots of fun together anyway. It’s always a total treat to see you girls! <3

May 6, 2013 - 8:37 am

Ginger @ GReads! - 2 hours?! Woah. That’s crazy awesome. I adore the new Dessen covers, too. I eventually want to get them all, but right now my bank account is not allowing me to do so lol. You’ll have to tell me how Some of Tim’s Stories is. I’m an S.E. Hinton fan (Outsiders!) so I’m curious about this one.

May 5, 2013 - 9:32 pm

Courtney @ Courtney Reads A Lot - Wow, Estelle! That is awesome that you got to meet Lauren Graham! I can’t help but think of her as Lorelai from Gilmore Girls. I’ll definitely have to check out her book, especially since you recommended it. 😀

May 5, 2013 - 9:09 pm

Rebecca @ Reading Wishes - So lucky you got to be Lauren Graham, I love her from Gilmore Girls and would love to meet her in person. Her book sounds great and though I’m not an Adult reader, I might recommend it to my mum. 500 autographs is a lot, she really is a rockstar. Also, that’s a great that photo of you and her, you both look lovely. I’ve only read one Dessen book so far and we didn’t hit it off but I’m planning on giving her another go soon. Glad you had fun meeting Lauren, you lucky duck, and happy reading!

May 5, 2013 - 7:34 pm

Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - AHHH Lauren Graham!! I’m actually really interested in her book. I had never thought of her as an author before this but of course loved her as Lorelei Gilmore!
So nice that you got a signed copy of Sarah Dessen’s book!! I think I may have been at that same signing as Heidi? Was it the Illinois one????

May 5, 2013 - 4:06 pm

Sara (of the Page Sage) - It’s so cool that you met Lauren Graham! I’ve been dying to read Someday, Someday Maybe since you posted your review. I’ll definitely try to get a copy of my own this week. 🙂

Happy Reading!


May 5, 2013 - 3:09 pm

Bonnie - Oh gosh, that’s so awesome you were able to meet Lauren Graham! I really can’t wait to get my hands on Someday, Someday, Maybe… it sounds so fantastic.

May 5, 2013 - 1:47 pm

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - I seriously still can’t believe she signed 500+ books. Dang! What a rockstar 🙂 Wish I could have joined y’all – that would have made it even more fun!

May 5, 2013 - 12:32 pm

Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life - Dang, this Lauren Graham signing sounds like it was HUGE! I’ve been to a fair share of large signings, but I don’t think I’ve ever had to wait for 2 hours just to get my book signed. The author sounds like a total rockstar though, because 500 autographs is a lot! I’m liking the new Sarah Dessen cover redoes as well, although I have yet to pick up a book by her… *hides head in shame* It’s so sweet that Heidi got a signed copy for you though. <3

Anyways, I hope you enjoy all your lovely books, Estelle, and happy reading! <3

-Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life