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Extreme: My Autobiography
Extreme: My Autobiography
by Sharon Osbourne
Edition: Hardcover

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Straight to the heart, 20 May 2006
Being a huge fan of the hit show "The Osbournes" i couldn't wait to get my hands on this book.

Sharon Osbourne has lead an amazingly topsy turvy life, even before Ozzy!

It was shocking to read about her childhood and the lack of love in the Arden household when she was growing up, so very different from how Sharon is with her own children, Ozzy and anyone she cares for. From having nothing to having it all and back again, Sharon has experienced the hardships of life both financial and emotional.

The one thing that can be said of this amazing woman is that everything she has and is can be totally attributed to one person; Sharon Osbourne! Although the lady herself may disagree. But i read in this book of a woman with more resiliance, determination and sheer kick ass-ness than the lead in an action film, who was not going to fade into the background when those around her tried to to lock her out.

The parts where she wrote of her daughter Amy being ill actually made me cry from the beginning!

Her love for Ozzy is 100% from the heart and the fact that she has retained a relationship, of sorts, with her father, despite everything he tried to do to her and Ozzy, is in my opinion admirable.

Seeing past the foul language which may be used as a defence mechanism against the world, this is one very caring, big hearted woman who is as loyal as the day is long to those she loves and does not BS with the facts.

Another thing i liked about this book is that Mrs Osbourne did not try and slag anybody off. She simply told her side of the story on certain subjects without bad mouthing the people involved.

Mrs O, you are "Fabulous"


The Gutter and the Grave (Hard Case Crime (Mass Market Paperback))
The Gutter and the Grave (Hard Case Crime (Mass Market Paperback))
by Ed McBain
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: 6.99

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good....But......, 20 May 2006
I bought this book based on the review i read here. And i was not disappointed.

The book was well written and kept me turning the ages into the small hours. The main character was gritty and everything a good, hard boiled detective should be; unkept alcoholic who, despite appearances is good with the ladies.

However, i figured out early on in the book who done it and felt that Matt Cordell, the detective should have caught on earlier as well.

But having said this, i was not disappointed with the book and have been looking up more stories with this character in it.

Well worth the money, and i highly recommend it.


The Killing Dance
The Killing Dance
by Laurell K. Hamilton
Edition: Paperback

4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Loyalty expired, 20 May 2006
This review is from: The Killing Dance (Paperback)
Okay...where to start? The beginning i suppose, when everything was readable and INTERESTING! Anita was fiesty and the tension between her and Jean-Claude was gripping and exciting leaving the reader eager for the next installment of the series.

This book, however left me straining to keep reading. It felt as though i was trudging through thick mud trying to read every page and force myself to want to turn over and read more.

My determination to see it through to the last page was, even if i do say so myself, admirable considering the story didn't exist, Anita was crumbling before my astonished eyes into a mere shadow of her usually fiesty and strong minded self into an indecisive ninny.

And am i the only person who actually wanted her to end up with JC from the very first, and brilliant, book?

Even despite her rules not to get involved with the monsters, it was an expectation of mine that eventually her and JC would in some way get together.

I tried to read the next book but found it too boring and uneventful. And was annoyed that Anita's character has changed so completely from the original heroine we were seduced into this series with. I am sorry to say that my loyalty has now expired and i will NOT be reading any of the other offerings from Mz Hamilton.


Lover Eternal (Signet Eclipse)
Lover Eternal (Signet Eclipse)
by J R Ward
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Readalicious, 12 Mar 2006
Oh My Gosh!
I had read Dark Lover, the first book in the Brotherhood series and waited, very patiently, for Lover Eternal to come out.
It was more than worth the wait!
The story of Mary and Rhage is so romantic and heartfelt. I cried, laughed and anticipated every page reading this book.
The next book, Zhadist's story is due out in September and i cannot wait.
I highy recommend this book and the first book to anyone who is a lover of paranormal romance and to those who simply want a good read.
There are lots more books to come from this fantastic series and the amazing author JR Ward, and i cant wait.


Expecting the Playboy's Heir (Mills & Boon Modern)
Expecting the Playboy's Heir (Mills & Boon Modern)
by Penny Jordan
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Baffling...., 12 Feb 2006
Firstly i would like to say that i am a big fan of Penny Jordan. I have read many of her books and enjoyed them.

This, however, was not one of them.

I am actually left baffled as to weather or not she wrote this book, as well as the other two stories in the series.

It is just not her style.

The language, the lack of romance and sensuality was annoying and the dialogue between the two protagonists was awful.

Plus, there was a scene in which the hero discovers briuses on the heroin's arms caused by someone neither of them like, and nothing is done about it.

In fact seconds later there is a vulger conversation about spanking the woman's behind black and blue.

What?

This is not romantic. I am not a prude and i'm very open minded, but this kind of thing should be kept to a certain genre of books.

All three books involving the girls from Pret-a-party, were a huge disappointment to me.

I will continue to read Penny Jordan's books however, as long as they come up to the standard of her previous work.


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