Welcome to Coffee Pot Reviews! These are short and sweet reviews done in the length of time it takes my coffee pot to brew! I have two romances to share with you today..enjoy and stick around for a cup of mocha coffee! Today I am sharing One Tiny Lie by K.A. Tucker and Outlander by Diana Gabolden.
The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon–when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient stone circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach–an “outlander”–in a Scotland torn by war and raiding Highland clans in the year of Our Lord…1743.Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire is catapulted into intrigues and dangers that may threaten her life…and shatter her heart. For here she meets James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, and becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire…and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives
“Sassenach” is the sexiest term of endearment I have ever heard, “aye it is”. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon is one of the greatest books I have ever had the pleasure to listen too. The story some 800 plus pages long is a time traveling historical novel that left me breathless. Gabaldon’s world-building is beyond spectacular as she takes us from 1945 to worn torn Scotland in 1743. Brilliantly detailed she brought Claire Randall’s journey to life. I feel in love with a highlander named James Fraser. He is a young Scots warrior with a kind soul who made me laugh, cry and swoon.
Five cups of coffee out of five
Quotes from Jamie that made me swoon:
“Oh, aye, Sassenach. I am your master . . . and you’re mine. Seems I canna possess your soul without losing my own.”
“And I mean to hear ye groan like that again. And to moan and sob, even though you dinna wish to, for ye canna help it. I mean to make you sigh as though your heart would break, and scream with the wanting, and at last to cry out in my arms, and I shall know that I’ve served ye well.”
“I can bear pain myself, he said softly, but I couldna bear yours. That would take more strength than I have.”
One Tiny Lie
by K.A. Tucker
Series: Ten Tiny Breaths #2
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: June 11, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Livie has always been the stable one of the two Cleary sisters, handling her parents’ tragic death and Kacey’s self-destructive phase with strength and maturity. But underneath that exterior is a little girl hanging onto the last words her father ever spoke to her. “Make me proud,” he had said. She promised she would…and she’s done her best over the past seven years with every choice, with every word, with every action. Livie walks into Princeton with a solid plan, and she’s dead set on delivering on it: Rock her classes, set herself up for medical school, and meet a good, respectable guy that she’s going to someday marry. What isn’t part of her plan are Jell-O shots, a lovable, party animal roommate she can’t say ‘no’ to, and Ashton, the gorgeous captain of the men’s rowing team. Definitely him. He’s an arrogant ass who makes Livie’s usually non-existent temper flare and everything she doesn’t want in a guy. Worse, he’s best friends and roommates with Connor, who happens to fits Livie’s criteria perfectly. So why does she keep thinking about Ashton? As Livie finds herself facing mediocre grades, career aspirations she no longer thinks she can handle, and feelings for Ashton that she shouldn’t have, she’s forced to let go of her last promise to her father and, with it, the only identity that she knows
I adored K.A. Tucker’s Ten Tiny Breaths and so it is no surprise that I fell in love with One Tiny Lie. The tale shares Livie’s story and I identified with her on so many levels. I tend to feel people’s emotions, and focus on their needs and Livie is a sensitive soul. It was delightful seeing her find herself, take chances and not plan every moment. I love bad boys who are really just lost and troubled souls and Ashton made me cringe, swoon and feel. Tucker has this talent for peeling back her character’s layers and exposing their tender hearts. While her characters are troubled, I adore that she surrounds them with strong characters, shows their noble sides and includes professional help. This was a touchingly sweet romance and I quickly consumed it.
Four cups of coffee out of five