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Gabriel’s Promise by Sylvain Reynard–review

Professor Gabriel Emerson is akin to coming home. Imagine your favorite slippers, leggings or blanket, that feeling of contentment is one that washed over me as I started reading. I was enthralled and completely sucked into Gabriel and Julia’s previous books, specifically, books one and two.
Professor Emerson is my OG professor to kick off my love of Professor-Student genres. I loved seeing a different side of Gabriel, especially after the birth of their daughter, Clare. So attentive, loving and protective. Just what his girls need.
Now that Clare is in the picture, one would hope that Gabriel and Julia have an easy breezy future. Unfortunately, they are tested and must face challenges that will test them both. Ms. Reynard packed a full storyline with issues, enemies, and confrontations between beginning and end. Some may have been true storyline issues, while others felt like ‘fluff’ and didn’t really need to be there.
Despite all this, Sylvain’s writing is wonderful. If you have read the previous books, pick this up on January 7th and see what the Emerson’s are up too!

The Rest of Me by Ashley Munoz–Review

It’s always a good thing when you walk away from a book thinking, ‘Wow’ (jaw and emotions on the floor). So here I sit and I’m still thinking, ‘wow’, but beyond that I feel like I have no words. So here it goes.

There were so many aspects of this book that I loved, but the characters are a main part. Layla is drowning in grief from the death of her husband. While trying to fake it until she can make it, she is also mom to four incredibly awesome kids. I loved the kids and their personalities in this book. Their presence completely added to the book in every single way. It was fantastic to read an emotional romance book that focused so much on family, even if that put Layla and Reid in some precarious situations. 😉

“Henley says that daddy is your rock and I wanted to give you a rock from me, so I could be your rock too.”

Reid, Reid, Reid. Talk about someone who was practicing a severe case of self-hate. Despite his feelings toward himself, I had the complete opposite feeling towards him. He was gentlemanly, hardworking, sensitive, and an animal lover to boot. Every emotion that he felt towards himself, I had the opposite reaction. He is a gorgeous man, based on his character and personality alone.

‘”When the hurt gets too big, and there’s no one who will understand; I tell them”…”They listen better than anyone and my soul always feels lighter when I’m done.'”

Ashley Munoz, you have created an epically emotion filled book with so many dimensions that it is truly awe-inspiring. The characters are complex while having a simple nature. It is difficult not to fall in love with each one. The story line melded together so easily while experiencing the ups/downs of a good book. Think a lazy river rapids ride, with its sudden drops, tumultuous water, and evening out finally to calm. From beginning to epilogue, I was sucked in and thoroughly loved this book.

“She wasn’t ready for love and I wasn’t ready to lose her.”