March 29, 2015

Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas Review

Devil in Winter
Wallflowers #3
by Lisa Kleypas
Published on February 28th 2006
Avon, 368 pages

Four young ladies enter London society and band together to each find a husband. Has the third "Wallflower" now met her match?

A Devil's Bargain

Easily the shyest Wallflower, Evangeline Jenner stands to become the wealthiest, once her inheritance comes due. Because she must first escape the clutches of her unscrupulous relatives, Evie has approached the rake Viscount St. Vincent with a most outrageous proposition: marriage!

Sebastian's reputation is so dangerous that thirty seconds alone with him will ruin any maiden's good name. Still, this bewitching chit appeared, unchaperoned, on his doorstep to offer her hand. Certainly an aristocrat with a fine eye for beauty could do far worse.

But Evie's proposal comes with a condition: no lovemaking after their wedding night. She will never become just another of the dashing libertine's callously discarded broken hearts --- which means Sebastian will simply have to work harder at his seductions ... or perhaps surrender his own heart for the very first time in the name of true love.

- Goodreads.com description


I cannot begin to tell you how many great things I've heard about this book. All the bloggers that I know loved this book. I was tempted to skip all the previous ones and jump right to this one, but I am so glad I didn't! They are all great. But this one is kinda special in its own way (and you wouldn't know how very special if you didn't read the previous ones!).

March 25, 2015

It happened one Autumn by Lisa Kleypas Review

It happened one Autumn
Wallflowers #2
by Lisa Kleypas
Published on September 27th 2005
Avon, 382 pages

Four young ladies enter London society with one necessary goal: they must use their feminine wit and wiles to find a husband. So they band together, and a daring husband-hunting scheme is born.

It happened at the ball...

Where beautiful but bold Lillian Bowman quickly learned that her independent American ways weren't entirely "the thing." And the most disapproving of all was insufferable, snobbish, and impossible Marcus, Lord Westcliff, London's most eligible aristocrat.

It happened in the garden...

When Marcus shockingly—and dangerously—swept her into his arms. Lillian was overcome with a consuming passion for a man she didn't even like. Time stood still; it was as if no one else existed...thank goodness they weren't caught very nearly in the act!

It happened one autumn...

Marcus was a man in charge of his own emotions, a bedrock of stability. But with Lillian, every touch was exquisite torture, every kiss an enticement for more. Yet how could he consider taking a woman so blatantly unsuitable...as his bride?

- Goodreads.com description


To begin with - I love the Wallflowers series!  I completely adore it. <3

In this book Lillian Bowman is second girl in the row that has to secure herself a husband. Annabelle got her pirate and she is as happy as she's ever been. So, now it's Lillian's turn.

March 22, 2015

Again the Magic by Lisa Kleypas Review

Again the Magic 
Wallflowers #0.5
by Lisa Kleypas
Published on January 27th 2004
Avon, 391 pages

Lady Aline Marsden was brought up for one reason: to make an advantageous marriage to a member of her own class. Instead, she willingly gave her innocence to John McKenna, a servant on her father's estate. Their passionate transgression was unforgivable—John was sent away, and Aline was left to live in the countryside…an exile from London society.

…and he took her love.

Now McKenna has made his fortune, and he has returned—more boldly handsome and more mesmerizing than before. His ruthless plan is to take revenge on the woman who shattered his dreams of love. But the magic between them burns as bright as ever. And now he must decide whether to let vengeance take its toll…or risk everything for his first, and only, love.

- Goodreads.com desription


Oh, wow. This book! I loved all the four Wallflowers books, but this one was ... magic. And it encompass two love stories! How awesome is that?

March 19, 2015

Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar Review

Gossip Girl 
Gossip Girl #1
by Cecily von Ziegesar
Published on April 1st 2002
Little, Brown and Company, 224 pages

Welcome to New York City’s Upper East Side, where my friends and I live, go to school, play, and sleep—sometimes with each other.

S is back from boarding school, and if we aren’t careful, she’s going to win over our teachers, wear that dress we couldn’t fit into, steal our boyfriends’ hearts, and basically ruin our lives in a major way. I’ll be watching closely . . .

You know you love me,

xoxo

gossip girl

- goodreads.com description

I cannot begin to tell you what a disappointment this was for me. I can't even... Hell.

March 17, 2015

Unedited.

I've been meaning to write something for while now. Somehow everytime I tried ... I failed. 

But today is the day. Today is the day of my parents' wedding anniversary. I was the maid of honour, I should know. 

I was out on Friday night. I went to this awesome Great Gatsby house party and it was great. We went out dancing afterwards. I was with this little group. There were guys, literally, everywhere. So ofcourse, I looked. Cause you always look. 

And then my friend said something. I can't really recall what led to that something, but I remember his words. He said "Nea, you should be more patient".

And that was when my mind exploded. Patient. Patient?! Really?

I've patient for the past 6 year, and look where it got me. Nowhere! And believe me, I adopted many strategies. Nothing really worked, did it. Patient? For a guy to come around and say 'you've been so patient, I should totally like you'? For the society to change and value people for people? For people to accept people as people and not as a mean to an end? For people not to be taken as granted? For capitalism to finally decide that people matter and not the actual profit?

I am tired of being patient. I am tired of waiting for better times to come along. I mean, how long are we supposed to wait for things to get better?

We are the generation with no future. But damn it, the future is gonna come nonetheless. It has to. It's physics. Time might be a philosophical construct, but it does pass by. The future is gonna come.

Fuck. I've come so far. I paid all my university fees. I achieved great grades. I have the best possible theme for my master dissertation, it's exactly what I wanted and more. I should be happy. Even more, I should be ecstatic.

And all I feel is disappointed, sad and frustrated. Even depressed sometimes. Which you know, it's a shame and so soo unfair to my past self who worked so hard for this. I should be more grateful. Way more grateful. Happy, even. This is what I wanted and worked hard for. And all I feel is disappointed. 

I thought, last year when I was working at that horrible job, that I was tired. I thought it's gonna pass as soon as I leave it and have some rest, everything is going to be fine. But I am, still, so tired. That kind of bone tired that sleep can't fix. 

I should be walking around floating and be the happiest person alive. I achieved my goals! I proved myself to everyone that ever doubted me. Noone can tell me I failed. Cause I did not. I succeeded. All by myself. 

And here I am. Going to counselling every Monday. And going to Stress control seminar every Tuesday. And listening to relaxation music to get all the tension out of my body. Oh, and should I say it? I think I am developing an eating disorder? Yes, me. Me, who does not care about weight, cause I love my body. Cause every stress makes me sick and I cannot eat at all. It feels like nothing is under my control anymore. Spiralling out of control. Hilarious.

This is not actually something I had in mind when I started this post. But you know what? It's real. Fucking real. 

"What you feel, feels real, but it does not necessarily reflect the actual reality". Oh, yeah, but it feels pretty real to me. 

Until next time,



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