Monday, September 29, 2014

Dave Dorman's Wasted Lands by Dave Dorman

This book started off so promising but at about the quarter mark it just fails to keep you engaged, it becomes sort of like this journals and then a bunch of short stories. The only reason this book scored high with me is that the pages with illustrations were awesome.

Rating 3 out of 5

Amulet, Vol. 6: Escape From Lucien (Amulet #6) by Kazu Kibuishi

Amulet #6 continues to follow the journey of the stone keepers and Navin. 

The book is filled with action and adventures to keep young audiences engaged.

The illustrations are incredible and the color schemes are gorgeous; the book reads like a graphic novel, so it's not that long. This book is perfect for kids ages 7-9. The concept is so creative, it sort of feels like Lord of the Rings for young kids, so you know it will be good.

Rating 4 out of 5

Friday, September 26, 2014

Zaya by Jean-David Morvan and Huang-Jia Wei

This book was incredible, the art was to die for; it was innovative and creative and the attention to detail, just wow.

The story was also very engaging, very sad, but very captivating. The story follows Zaya a former Spiral agent that went into the reserves after having twins. When Zaya gets called in for a special assignment, things go bad and now she's in an alternate universe where she never existed. What follows is insanity that will have you flipping the pages non-stop. This is by far one of the graphic novels I've read in a while.

Rating 5 out of 5

Kamen Volume 2 by Gunya Mihara

22358934Now this one did get me mad, it traps you in with such an engaging story. Simba and everyone in her fort are in the middle of battle, Kamen is fighting a monster, the little girl disappear into the other world and the book ends.

This book picks up exactly where book 1 left off, so if you read them back to back like I did you get super engaged in the war. You want Simba to defeat the Zoh Army, you want to see what happens with Kamen and the mask and you want to know about the little girl and the other world.

The storyline and art continue in the same style as the first book and are consistent with manga style books. This book will definitely have you hoping that volume 3 comes out soon.

Rating 4 out of 5

Kamen Volume 1 by Gunya Mihara

Kamen ("The Masked Man") mysteriously wakes up in a field, he is wearing a mask that advises him and protects him.

22130441From there he is taken prisoner, his great power being revealed when he intervenes to save the lives of the innocent.

The general ruling the fortress where Kamen is taken to is a young and highly skilled general. Simba leads her men fearlessly and with much kindness that their loyalty is unwavering. She is the one that spares all the men in the fortress, when her uncle order's their execution.

The story is intriguing and engaging, it takes place in ancient Japan and the dialogue, characters and art are as you would expect in manga depicting war. I hated that it ended in a to be continued, but since I already had volume 2 ready to go I got over it quickly.

Rating 4 out of 5

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Ash and the Army of Darkness by Steve Niles, Dennis Calero (Illustrations), Nacho Tenorio (Illustrations)

22129221Obviously, this isn't some like "oh my god" graphic novel or anything, but the reason I scored it so high is that entire book and story are written in true B-movie format and that right there warrants a good rating.

Ash is back to his own time or so he thinks until the dead start attacking again and he finds he is still in the dark ages. The illustrations were cool and the dialogue was hilarious; Ash was the same as in The Evil Dead movies, not only did he have his same annoying mannerism (you know, over confident ass), they even made Ash look exactly like Bruce Campbell, who played and voiced Ash in all other media.

I made me laugh that he is still a romance confused jerk that can forget a girl like nothing; at the beginning he is making out with Store Clerk Girl (we never get her name), she gets killed and he's all sad, then he gets captured and see's Linda's tormented spirit and he's like Linda the love of my life; then he see's Sheila and it's "I love you", "I've missed you", "We belong together". Like seriously dude make up your mind on who you love and at least remember them long enough. Normally this kind of stuff would make me be like what a jerk, but 80's movies where plagued with this kind of short romance, so it rocks that everything was kept authentic.

Rating 4 out of 5

Ciudad by Ande Parks, Joe Russo, Anthony Russo, Fernando Leon Gonzalez (Illustrations), Eric Skillman (Illustrations)

22807864If I said this book was incredible I'd be lying, the dialogue was mediocre at best, there are only so many time you can use the F-bomb in a conversation before it's like "hey, you know there are more words in the English language right". 

The book is in black and white, which is okay given it's telling a gritty story. But, the characters leave a lot to be desired, Eva is the girl Tyler has been hired to rescue, there is no background or anything that would make you engage in their struggle and worse towards the end there's a scene where all of a sudden Tyler has feelings for Eva, which completely does not make sense or follow with the rest of the story.

By the end of the book I was so annoyed with the lack of direction that I wanted both Eva and Tyler to be captured and killed. This book tries to play off on all the cartel/mob related conflict in South America to bring a gritty story, but it failed and it's a shame because there was potential there, it just wasn't capitalized on.

Rating 2 out of 5

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Lazarus, Vol. 2: Lift (Lazarus #2) by Greg Rucka (Writer), Michael Lark (Artist)

The gods will bless us by deciding which of us they deem worthy. The present is crap, I mean future and all the power lies in the hands of a few rich families (surprise, surprise); when the Carlyles have their Lift, a glorified event in which they decide who has talents or skills they can use and then promote them from waste to serf. It sounds so wrong, but considering that being waste is a guarantee to end up dead in gruesome way, what the heck, a nice job and food can make being a serf good enough.

This book follows Forever "Eve" Carlyle attempting to stop a terrorist attack on the day of the Lift and a family that travels by foot all the way to Denver in the hopes of being selected in the Lift.

Overall, the story was, we get a little bit of a mystery going with a mysterious text to Eve, hope they expand a lot more in the next book and as for the family on its way to the Lift, wonder where they'll end up. The illustrations where good, had a great play on color and light that really brought feeling to the despair of this future.

Rating 3.5 out of 5

The Crystal Slipper by Selena Fulton

Guys are idiots. This is a really good twist on the fairy tales we all know and love; this story takes elements from Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Beauty and the Beast.

23127692Preston gets to play the role of Prince Charming and Beast, he is arrogant, impatient and a bit narcissistic. Well, he pisses off a Witch, who in her anger cast a sleeping spell that afflicts his sister; the spell can only be broken with true loves kiss. The Witch sends Preston on a chase all over the world to solve all these riddles; except Preston still fails to see what the riddles are telling him.

Celinda gets to play the role of Cinderella with a little bit of Belle [Beauty from Beauty and the Beast], she has had a hard life, the only good thing for her are her books. She doesn't believe in magic and thinks anyone who does is dumb [again Cinderella here, her life is nothing to get all cheery about]; well somehow Preston sucks her into his quest to break the spell.

Along the way, Celinda falls in love with Preston, but Preston, being you know an idiot, takes his time to get to speed with his feelings. Like in every fairy tale, true love conquers all and they live happily ever after.

Rating 4 out of 5

Tease Me, Cowboy Rachael Johns

This story is part of the Montana Born Series and takes us back to the town of Marietta.

Selah and Levi were high school sweethearts, after graduation Selah goes off to college and a successful career in Seattle; Levi goes off to to take care of his dying mom and a successful career in the Rodeo.

These two haven't seen each other in 10 years, but when Selah has to come back to Marietta for an article she's writing and Levi is back to compete in his final Rodeo, these two get a second-chance at romance.

The story is really short and it catches us up with a lot of our favorite Marietta residents, so definitely worth checking out.

Rating 4 out of 5

Murder Me Dead by David Lapham

Steven's a Jazz pianist, he co-owns a very successful restaurant with his wife Eve, but behind the fancy house and the family money, their marriage is despair and misery.

The book opens with Steven walking into his house and finding his wife hanging from a ceiling fan in what appears to be a suicide; Steven is unfazed and it almost seems like he is relieved but while Steven feels he finally has freedom, his life is about to take a very dark and depressing turn into a horrid abyss.

Eve's family is loaded and with power, while the cops have ruled it a suicide, they know Eve was murdered, they know that no matter how bad things were, Eve would never kill herself. This right here will torture you as you read, you keep wondering who the killer is and you never know until the very end.

Steven really enjoys his freedom and finally gets to hook up with the girl of his dreams, Tara, the teenage fantasy he idolized, only problem is she is one ice cold bitch and as you read you will find how she drags Steven and everything she touches down. For her Steven spends some time in jail and even when her truth comes to light, Steven holds on to the idolized version of her.

The book is in black and white, the story written in the noir style of the 60's, 70's and the plot is full of dark twist and turns. I went through this book in two hours, I just had to see it to the end, had to see fall of Steven and the end of Tara. The story lags in the middle, the time during which Steven is in jail and you start actually hoping that he just dies already, but, that twist; what really happened to Eve? Was it suicide? Was it murder? That right there will keep you hooked and flipping the pages to the very end.

Rating 4 out of 5

Monday, September 22, 2014

Laugh (Burnside #2) by Mary Ann Rivers

This was such a sweet, emotional story. This is the second book in the Burnside Series and it follows Sam Burnside's love story. Despite being book two in the series, you don't have to read book one to follow this story.

18777580Sam Burnside is a doctor, he is a really sweet and extremely over protective guy when it comes to the people he loves.

Nina Paz is widow and a farmer, she suffered so much after her husband died, that she basically shut the world out.

When Sam and Nina meet, sparks fly immediately; Sam is quick to profess his love, but Nina is afraid and more guarded, so she keeps pushing Sam away.

For most of the book I kinda hated Nina, Sam was such a great guy, even when he was referring to himself as an asshole, he was still trying so hard. Definitely worth reading, the writing is so emotional and the story is so realistic, they don't have any far fetched careers, no one is a billionaire or anything; all the characters are down to earth regular people, and that is what makes the story more enjoyable.

Rating 5 out of 5


Friday, September 19, 2014

Orphan Blade by M. Nicholas Almand, Jake Myler (Illustrations)

This is a short, quick read. The art is very good, it's really impressive, however, the story left something to be desired.

The story follows an orphan boy that get's some of his fingers eaten off by a Kaiju [which is Japanese for strange monster], after that he is depressed. Eventually he finds a super-powered blade and all the troubles that go along with it.

The final conflict at the end of the story was so blah, maybe that's why it scored so low with me. We know nothing of the characters other than the right now; the only character we get some background on is Dr.Africa and he isn't really even present in the right now. If you enjoy nice art, check this one out.

Rating 3 out of 5

V-Wars Volume 1 by Jonathan Maberry

I was very torn on this one, it looks good, but I felt something was missing. The entire book basically plays out as a race war. Vampires versus humans and in the whole process, there is really no explanation as to how it all started.

There is a lot of mention about this ICE virus, but no history on it, no explanation on it, nothing. Then we have all these different species of Vampires, from different part of the world and they all look different and have different abilities and thirst. It also didn't make sense how in some part they say it's caused by the ICE virus, but then in other it's a mutation. Which is it? Virus or mutation?

But, I did love the conspiracy angle on it and with that I believe they can take this series way further; the potential is there, let's hope they use it.

Rating 3 out of 5

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Maddy Kettle Book 1: The Adventure of the Thimblewitch by Eric Orchard

Maddy is on a quest to find the Thimblewitch and save her parents. This is a fantasy adventure story for little children around ages 4-6. The story is sweet and short and the book ends a to be continued sort of fashion, which lets the reader know there will be more adventures for Maddy Kettle.

It's great for young readers and the pictures are so pretty, the drawing style is a la Coraline, but the great detail and color schemes make them incredible. 

Rating 4 out of 5

Princess Ugg Volume 1 by Ted Naifeh

Ulga is a princess in a mountainous kingdom where everyone is trained to be a warrior since they are wee liddle lassies. It's a Viking like culture and the luxuries and pampering that other princesses normally enjoy are non-existent here.

Ulga decides she wants to attend the princess academy after making a promise to her dying mother. Only problem is, this academy is like high school and all the other shallow, vapid princesses are mean to Ulga.

The story is nice because it's all about being different and learning to find common ground to try and get along with people; for the start of a series, this looks really promising. I can't wait to see where Naifeh takes this warrior princess meets fairy princess storyline.

Rating 5 out of 5

Monday, September 15, 2014

Turok: Dinosaur Hunter Volume 1 by Greg Pak and Mirko Colak

This book is the revival of Turok the Native American dinosaur hunter that first appeared in 1954. In this new series the story plays off on the arrival of explorers in search of gold to the new world they deem filled with savages.

With them these explorers bring large reptilian like monsters they unleash on the Natives. 

Turok the outcast is the only one with no fear and brave enough to fight them off.

The story is engaging and the illustrations are so cool, I mean who doesn't love dinosaurs. This looks to be a very promising start for a revival of the series, as there is so much potential for where this could all go. This is a must for all who love action and again dinosaurs.

Rating 5 out of 5

The Billionaire Cowboy by Mandy Baxter

Ryder knows he wants Lara; Lara wants nothing to do with the billionaire cowboy that is the talk of the town.

22561211What does Ryder do to force Lara to spend a minute in his presence? Well, he buys the horse he knew she had her heart set on and from there offers her a deal she can't refuse.

At first, you think Ryder is such an ass, but as the story progresses, he shows himself to be a really likable character. Lara does come across as a bit too judgmental, but hey, in a small town people talk and you do not want to be at the center of that talk.

The story is short and entertaining and most importantly it really delivers for it's genre, so I say grab yourself a copy if you want a quick enjoyable read.

Rating 4 out of 5

Cowboy On Her Doorstep by Pam Mantovani

Ugh, I always hate stories like this; that being said, I still read these types of stories and for the most part very much enjoy them.

22920049Logan and Kendall were very good friends, Kendall was in love with Logan, but typical guy in these types of stories, Logan has no idea. Kendall and Logan have one night together before Logan leaves town and eventually joins the army. Kendall ends up pregnant, but despite everything, she makes a great life for herself and her daughter Marissa.

When Logan comes back to town after being away for many years, he learns that he has a daughter. Logan now wants to be a part of his daughter's life and to show Kendall that they can have a great life together.

Kendall can't bring herself to trust Logan, she doesn't know if he really will stick around and she doesn't want her daughter to form an attachment that might be temporary.

I hate these stories because in the years the guy is away, he never really gives the girl any thought, but the moment he returns and see's her again it's like "you've always been the one, I love you". Still, the story was good, we have a strong female character that doesn't need the man in her life for everything to be okay; and the male character isn't an ass, from the moment he comes back, he sets out to right his wrongs and show that he can be relied on. The story isn't that long and it's good, I finished it one day and I must say I would love if the author gave us a sequel, maybe for Logan's brother and Kendall's friend.

Rating 4 out of 5

All Bets Are On by Cynthia Cooke

Derek is a prince of hell and lately he's been a little bored with his work, punishing white-collar criminals has become a bit tedious. He's become such a drag at work that his minions set up an online dating profile for him, because in no uncertain terms, they believe he "needs to get laid", they know Derek won't go along with it so they bet him he can't get laid. Talk about a kicker to start off the story.

23127688Jaclyn runs a charity organization for children, she started it with her friend Trish; she doesn't like charity balls and she believes good looking guys are trouble with a capital T. On an online dating site she and her friend come across Derek's profile, Trish convinces Jaclyn to send Derek a message.

When these two meet it's not love at first sight, it's lust at first sight, but more importantly they start off with this I hate you, you hate me sort of thing.

The story is nice, will these two actually find their happily ever after or will the whole prince of hell be a big no no for Jaclyn.

The storyline is fun and the characters are entertaining, I would totally have given it a 5 if it weren't for one tiny detail at the end, but I will let you figure which detail out when you read the book.

Rating 4 out of 5

My Control (Inside Out #4.1) by Lisa Renee Jones

This novella is written in Mark's point of view. If you've been following the series, you know that Mark was basically a control freak, but since learning that Rebecca is dead and that she died at the hands of one of his former lover's, he's been spiraling out of control. Things between him and Crystal are insane and wrong, but for some reason, she centers him.

I have no idea how I feel about Mark and Crystal, through out the series I have always felt that Rebecca might be alive, after all, no body means hope. So the more Mark and Crystal are together, the more I feel like things are wrong. At the same time Crystal is the perfect character to reign Mark in.

Ugh, I cannot wait for book 5 and hopefully some answers to Mark's story and the whereabouts of Rebecca. Is Mark's future with Rebecca (hoping she's alive) or is his future with Crystal?

Rating 3 out of 5

No in Between (Inside Out #4) by Lisa Renee Jones

Fourth book in a series that has been beyond addictive and has taken us for loops like there is no tomorrow.

Chris and Sara are back in the states following the horrific revelations regarding Rebecca's disappearance. Sara continues to investigate and stand strong with Chris. Things continue to be crazy and to keep the reader so engaged, it's like a guilty, addictive pleasure.

Keep in mind to really enjoy and grasp Ms. Jones series you must read the books in order, so if you enjoy drama and suspense; what are you waiting for?

Rating 4 out of 5

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Puck: What Fools These Mortals Be by Michael Alexander Kahn, RichardSamuel West, Various (Illustrations)

This book can either be described as picture book or a history book. Puck was one of the first American satire cartoon magazines. This book was wonderfully amusing; it's a collection of many of the cartoons that made fun of the politics of the 19th century, and even the social conventions of the time.

What is amusing is that many of the issues the cartoons address are issues that two centuries later are still a plague. If you grab this book, don't think you're grabbing some comic book or anything, you're grabbing a book on the history of modern cartoon strips, of original wit in an era when print was god.

This book encompasses everything that modern satirical cartoons miss, it's enchanting because in an era when the world was more conservative, Puck arose as innovator and speaker of the downhearted.

Enjoy this book and What Fools These Mortals Be.

Rating 5 out of 5

Friday, September 12, 2014

City: The Mind in the Machine Volume 1 by Eric Garcia and Javier Fernandez

Ben Fischer has been working on a big brother project called Golden Shield [could the name be anymore pretentious], the only problem is Golden Shield doesn't fully function without a human component. When Ben become that human component things become crazy as he uncovers the conspiracy behind one of the biggest surveillance projects ever.

I really enjoyed this story because it focuses on they dangers of mass surveillance as well as the corruption this kind of power can cause. The ending was very cliffhanger-ish so I'm hoping to see more of this.

Rating 5 out of 5

Meteor Men Jeff Parker and Sandy Jarrell

What happens when mysterious life forms appear on Earth?

One summer night Alden and more than half the town are sitting in a field watching the largest meteor shower in human history. The meteor shower is a sight to behold, but what happens when a pretty sight isn't the only thing to come along.

When these aliens arrive, it is mass panic. Are they friendly? Are they here to kill all humans? Why are they here? What do they want?

Alden befriends one of these aliens and soon it's up to him to help them and help the world understand them.

The story line is very creative for once, a book that doesn't start off with an invasion. The graphic are sweet. This is the start of a very promising series, where hopefully we learn more about these aliens.

Rating 5 out of 5

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Pick Me (Magnolia Bay #3) by Erika Marks

Thea was the town's most popular girl, Calder was the mysterious bad boy; their senior year of high school they both have one incredible night. They talk they hang and they share hopes and dreams.

22632898Fourteen years later, Calder is a successful doctor and Thea a successful lawyer; when fate brings them together again, these two have a chance at love.

Calder could never forget Thea and Thea could never forget Calder, to them it was a great dream. Now they have a shot, but life just keeps getting in the way and these two don't know how to deal with it.

The story is sweet, its about second chances. My favorite scene was the bucket of strawberries; who needs flowers when strawberries are so much better.

Rating 4 out of 5

Skylanders: The Kaos Trap by Ron Marz and Mike Bowden

This was an amusing read; this is a book for children ages 4 to 10. The book is full of adventures for the Skylander heroes as they protect the Skylands and thwart the evil Kaos.

This is a great book for children learning how to read, the dialogue is simple and the graphics are colorful and captivating. The characters are very amusing; so I definitely recommend this book to parents who want to get their little ones into reading. 

Rating 3.5 out of 5

Monday, September 8, 2014

Beauty's Kiss (Taming of the Sheenans #2) by Jane Porter

This was a cute short story centered around Valentine's Day. The story takes place in Marietta, Montana, a nice small town. I loved this story because it's part of what I have come to dub the Marietta Series; various talented authors write stories that have characters intertwining with each other in the town of Marietta. It's really great because when you read a story, you always go "I wonder what happened to ..." and because the stories continue, you get some questions answered.

Anyway, Taylor is the new librarian in Marietta, she's a quiet, responsible person trying to find her place in the world.

Troy is Marietta's golden boy; he's smart, talented and according to the whole town the best looking guy ever.

When he needs a date to the Valentine's Day ball, his friend Jane decides to play matchmaker and set him up with the new librarian. Taylor at first seems determined to keep him at arms length and Troy is intrigued.

The story almost has a Cinderella like feel, minus the wicked step-mother and sisters. I only wish it had been longer and I do hope to see more of Taylor and Troy in other Marietta titles.

Rating 4 out of 5

The Auteur: Book One - Presidents Day by Rick Spears (Writer), James Callahan (Artist)

Nathan T.Rex was Hollywood's golden boy, until a series of horrible, trauma inducing films have him as yesterday's news. He needs a comeback and he needs one fast, so he gets to thinking, which is really not a good thing. He opts for a horror film, then he decides to get a murder consultant and who better than a serial killer. He gets him off by representing him at his trial, which by the way that was some impressive law school stunt, he gets his degree in one day.

Murder, drugs and a whole lot of crazy follow and in the end T.Rex decides he wants a girl more than a comeback so he sets out to win her heart with a movie that tanks; but at least he gets the girl.

It's funny and unique and it had me in stitches, not suitable for young audiences as it's very rater R, but still adults can get a copy and guys can learn that if you blow a couple million dollars you can impress a girl.

Rating 4 out of 5

Angry Birds Comics Volume 1: Welcome to the Flock by Jeff Parker and Paul Tobin

This is very much a kids book and a very funny one at that. The book is comprised of short stories, chronicling the adventures of the Angry Birds and those dastardly Piggies, always trying to steal the eggs.

The stories are short funny and witty, with a nice sense of humor, to keep children engaged. The illustrations are hilarious and by far my favorite was the story on Piggyland, it's like Disneyland except it's all Piggies and it's an evilllll plot.

Parents will love this book because it will captivate their kid's attention and kids will love it because it's funny and animated.

Rating 4 out of 5

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Following His Lead: A Philadelphia Lawyer Romance by Magdalen Braden

Aaron is a good looking divorcee, leading a simple life and parenting his daughter. When his daughter starts struggling with math, his ex-wife hires a tutor.

Fiona has been a math tutor for some years now and she never mixes business with pleasure, but when Fiona and Aaron meet sparks fly every which way.

A little salsa dancing brings these two together, but snide friends and over protective ex-spouses soon have Fiona running for the hills and Aaron running right after.

The story was short and nice, I would have rated it higher if the ending had been nicer, it just felt too rushed. Ms. Braden could totally turn this into a book and it would be a very enjoyable read.

Rating 3.5 out of 5

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Judge Dredd: Mega-City Two by Douglas Wolk, Ulises Farinas (Illustrations)

Judge Dredd is going from the action of Mega City One to the spotlight of Mega City Two and without a real punch packing gun, he is seriously getting irked.

Mega City Two is in what used to be Los Angeles and like a pre-apocalyptic LA this Mega City is more interested in films and looks. 

My favorite scene definitely was, the man eating shrimp; mutated shrimp from the atomic wars, how cool is that, shrimp the size of Godzilla.

I could have really used a bit more killing in this book, Judges execute on the spot; also the Chief Judge of Mega City Two was so annoying I really wanted Dredd to Judge. If you're a Dredd fan, you'll still like this, especially how he always seemed to be like 5 seconds away from shooting someone.

Rating 3 out of 5

Spring's Fall (Autumn Numbers, #1) by Harambee K. Grey-Sun

I'm very 50/50 on this book, the poetry was hit and miss; at some stages of the book the poetry is good and then in some its meh.

The book follows the story of Sevin as he tells the reader about his life with the use of poems. Sevin takes the reader through his life from a misunderstood young child to a temperamental adolescent. The book ends with a look into an adult Sevin, who despite all his flaws and selfish behavior as a young man actually turned out to be a descent guy.

At the end of the book, you really want a sequel, you want to know how he came to mature and become the man we see at the end of the book. The story is good and the character Sevin is relatable, his upbringing is comparable to many people out there.

Rating 2.5 out of 5

Forever My Valentine by Raine English

The story was a short quick read that I felt would have been even better as a longer story. Miranda and Ian were on the verge of marriage, they'd been together for two years and had the perfect relationship, until Miranda gets offered her dream job, half way across the country. She wants to give it a shot, but Ian doesn't want to move, they have a huge fight and break up.

Sadly the job doesn't work out for Miranda and she returns back to her hometown; Ian couldn't get over Miranda and Miranda couldn't get over Ian, despite both still carrying resentment towards the other. When a mysterious ring brings them together again, these two learn that miracles do happen on Valentine's day and that love does come with second chances.

I would have loved an extra chapter that would have wrapped up their relationship up a bit neater, but I still liked the story.

Rating 3 out of 5