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Saturday, 29 September 2012

Book Review ~ Bared to You by Sylvia Day


With all the hype that the 50 Shades of Grey series caused, it's no surprise that now we find ourselves reading more and more in the media about new books of a similar theme and genre being published, and even 50 Shades courses and seminars! 

But when I picked up "Bared to You", I knew that this was different, I had a feeling that I would prefer this book to the 50 Shades trilogy. I was right.

I'm not really someone who enjoys reading really sexual or filthy books, I much prefer a soft and gentle romantic book such as those by Mills and Boon. I would describe this book as the next step up from a Mills and Boon with an enthralling plot.

I read this book in just over a week, and have now passed it on to my other half. Lovingly I was told by my partner that I had no need in reading such a book, I could spend my time more wisely with him :) But persist I did and glad that I did. I really enjoyed this book that sees the joining of two characters with dark pasts who travel together through their own insecurities and issues as they strive to be as one together. 

I really couldn't put this book down, and I honestly wouldn't recommend such a sexual read if I didn't. If you enjoyed 50 Shades, you will simply ADORE this book. But please note there are no Rooms of pain or Punishment in this book (thankfully!), just a normal blooming relationship full of passion. 

I picked my copy up at the local supermarket, so I'm sure you won't find it difficult to track down a copy for yourself. 

If you fell in love with Mr Grey for being Ana's 'Fifty', you will discover upon reading Bared to You, that it's much more thrilling and passionate to fall for Mr Cross for being Eva's 'Dark and Dangerous'. 

I know who I prefer :  Mr Dark and Dangerous! 

And the best news? Book 2 is out real soon in October 2012! (25th October) with Book 3 following in January 3rd 2013




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Saturday, 22 September 2012

Book Review ~ The Man Who Wanted to Be Happy ~ by Laurent Gounelle


I was drawn to this book the second it landed on my doormat for me to review, not only because of the really pretty book cover, but the fact the the title; "The Man Who Wanted To Be Happy" spoke to me in a way that told me that this book was about someone who really did want the happiness he believed he deserved. 

Laurent Gounelle's writing in this book captured me as a reader, as a life coach, and as a person who herself wants to be truly happy. I knew I had to 'check in' with this book to see if there were any tips or hidden subliminal messages throughout the text that could help me increase my own happiness levels. I wasn't disappointed! 

It begins with the character in the book approaching the end of his stay in Bali ( a place I dream of visiting ever since I watched, Eat, Love, Pray) and before he left to return home to a life that wasn't making him happy he had one last trip he wanted to make; to a well known healer. In a lot of ways, this book indeed did remind me of Eat Pray Love, which in my eyes is a really good thing as I was able to identify the plot but was nevertheless as eager as the character to discover what other wise words the healer would depart to him. 

I easily identified with the character who was a school teacher but wasn't happy in the job and dreamt of becoming.... well, I won't spoil it, but let's say that he had dreams. Since the reading of this book, I've found ways to feel happier in my role as a School Teacher myself, and feel that I'm finally clearing all the clutter from my life. 

With those dreams, like for the majority of us, there were fears. Throughout the book, the wise healer gave insightful teachings about how he could face those fears and see them for nothing more than what we life coaches call; False Expectations Appearing Real (F.E.A.R). 

I cannot recommend this book highly enough, it really is a life changing read with the tranquility of being in Bali yourself as you begin a life transformation. 


This book now sits on the Staff Room coffee table and has been read by two of my colleagues already since I finished it. 

You can purchase it from HAY HOUSE for a great price too! 



Keep an eye on my blog for more great book reviews from HAY HOUSE Authors including; 

Small Pleasures to Save your Life by Maeve Haran
The Lightning Process by Phil Parker
The 10-Second Philosophy by Derek Mills
9 Days to Feel Fantastic by John Whiteman    and so many more...




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