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BOOK REVIEW: A Mate to Cherish (The Hunters Book 1)


Title: A Mate to Cherish (The Hunters Book 1)
Author: Laylah Roberts & Eliza Lee
Genre: Science Fiction, Aliens
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Book Description:

They are fallen from grace. A race once worshipped that had grown arrogant and greedy. Now they are few and spend their lives hunting the guilty and bringing them to justice.
A sexy dream. Two hot, sensual lovers. More pleasure than she’s ever felt before. What more could a girl want?
Um, maybe for it to be real. Lauren has hit rock bottom. After fleeing Earth, she ends up penniless and homeless. Before she can even begin her new job, she’s arrested for prostitution and thrown in jail.
Could things get any worse?
Well, yes, actually. They could.
Try getting horribly ill, ending up on the auction block, and being sold to two gorgeous, domineering, stubborn men who intend to return her to the very place she fled.
Malik knows the female in their dreams is their mate. He wants her, craves her, but he can’t bond with her without Tarin, and convincing Tarin she’s theirs will be an almost impossible task.
Tarin is always in control. Always in command. But when the hunt leads them to Lauren, he finds that very control tested. She intrigues and annoys him. Brings him both joy and terror.
But most importantly, she makes him feel.

My Review

This book drew me in right away. The story telling was good. I liked the story over all but there wasn’t quiet enough details. I get this was probably on purpose for the other series and I’ll read those so I get the answers I want. And like any other female lead I wanted to reach in the story & slap her a few times to knock some sense into her.


I received this book from netgalley.com for a honest review.

BOOK REVIEW: The Family Table Slow Cooker: Easy, healthy and delicious recipes for every day


Title: The Family Table Slow Cooker: Easy, healthy and delicious recipes for every day
Author: Dominique DeVito
Genre: Food & Drinks, Cookbook, Non-fiction
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Book Description:

The Slow Cooker is now middle aged! Invented in 1950, the Slow Cooker has been popular in the early 1970s. The miracle appliance was the perfect compliment to the busy modern life style, but considered a backwater to the world of fine food. That all changes now!

Veteran bestselling cookbook author Dominique DeVito introduces a whole new take on great slow foods! DeVito catalogs recipes covering breakfast, snacks, and dinner, and appeals to all sorts of ethnic traditions. She features fresh farm-to-table ingredients, and highlights ribs, roasts, chicken, pork, and beef, whiles also offering a wide range of International flavors, including French, Italian, Caribbean, Mexican, and other ethnic dishes, as well as new healthy takes on such staples as four-cheese mac and cheese, six bean chili, old fashion Boston baked beans, classic stews and amazing spicy jerk dishes. Detailed instructions smooth the way for cooks new to this time-tested cookware.

My Review

This book had me drooling at all the pictures. Some how they even made seafood (which I hate with a passion) look good. The recipes seemed like they would be easy to follow – your food should turn out perfect! I am seriously thinking about buying this book as I eat about 1/2 of what is in it. I have been having to use my slow cooker more often and this will be perfect!


I received this book from netgalley.com for a honest review.

BOOK REVIEW: Dishcloths to Crochet: Fun Designs to Brighten Your Kitchen!


Title: Dishcloths to Crochet: Fun Designs to Brighten Your Kitchen!
Author: Pat Olski
Genre: Arts & Crafts, Crochet, Non-fiction
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Book Description:

Crocheters of all skill levels will delight in these playful patterns for crocheted dishcloths — they’re as fun to make as they are to use! Animals, flowers, and fruits are among the themes of the 25 patterns, which include Sweet Strawberry, Perky Pig, Dandy Daffodil, and other designs.
Full-color photos accompany the easy-to-follow instructions. The directions also show how to convert any of the dishcloths into a potholder with the simple addition of a ring. Great to stitch during warm-weather months, the dishcloths make cheerful displays, and the textured stitches are ideal for efficient dishwashing. They’re great gifts, too!

My Review

I normally don’t pay attention to dishcloth books. They are boring and repetitive to me. However this book caught my attention. There are different designs then I am used to seeing for dishcloths. Some I wouldn’t dream of actually using. I would use them as decoration. Even as appliques to baby blankets maybe! I love when I can come up with idea to use things that they where not meant for. The patterns seem well written. I haven’t been able to test them as my hands have been hurting very bad due to my RA. However if I want to ever crochet dishcloths I will be buying this book.


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BOOK REVIEW: Canine Confidential: Why Dogs Do What They Do


Title: Canine Confidential: Why Dogs Do What They Do
Author: Marc Bekoff
Genre: Animals, Science, Non-ficton
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Book Description:

For all the love and attention we give dogs, much of what they do remains mysterious. Just think about different behaviors you see at a dog park: We have a good understanding of what it means when dogs wag their tails—but what about when they sniff and roll on a stinky spot? Why do they play tug-of-war with one dog, while showing their bellies to another? Why are some dogs shy, while others are bold? What goes on in dogs’ heads and hearts—and how much can we know and understand?

Canine Confidential has the answers. Written by award-winning scientist—and lifelong dog lover—Marc Bekoff, it not only brilliantly opens up the world of dog behavior, but also helps us understand how we can make our dogs’ lives the best they can possibly be. Rooted in the most up-to-date science on cognition and emotion—fields that have exploded in recent years—Canine Confidential is a wonderfully accessible treasure trove of new information and myth-busting. Peeing, we learn, isn’t always marking; grass-eating isn’t always an attempt to trigger vomiting; it’s okay to hug a dog—on their terms; and so much more. There’s still much we don’t know, but at the core of the book is the certainty that dogs do have deep emotional lives, and that as their companions we must try to make those lives as rich and fulfilling as possible. It’s also clear that we must look at dogs as unique individuals and refrain from talking about “the dog.”

Bekoff also considers the practical importance of knowing details about dog behavior. He advocates strongly for positive training—there’s no need to dominate or shame dogs or to make them live in fear—and the detailed information contained in Canine Confidential has a good deal of significance for dog trainers and teachers. He also suggests that trainers should watch and study dogs in various contexts outside of those in which they are dealing with clients, canine and human, with specific needs.

There’s nothing in the world as heartwarming as being greeted by your dog at the end of the workday. Read Canine Confidential, and you’ll be on the road to making your shared lives as happy, healthy, and rewarding as they can possibly be.

My Review

I don’t know if it is because I prefer cats over dogs or what but I found this book boring. I found nothing that I didn’t know about. I struggled to read it.


I received this book from netgalley.com for a honest review.