Never Never by Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher (Review)

Title: Never Never: Part One of Three
Series: Never Never
Author: Colleen Hoover, Tarryn Fisher
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Mystery, Romance
Publisher: Hoover Ink
Release Date: January 7, 2015
Pages: 159
Source: Purchased
Format: E-Book
Rating: ★★★★☆

Best friends since they could walk. In love since the age of fourteen.
Complete strangers since this morning.
He’ll do anything to remember. She’ll do anything to forget.

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Enjoying Assigned Readings?

None of my friends read in their spare time on a regular basis. I think this is because as students, we grew up with assigned readings that we dreaded reading and analyzing. Therefore, a lot of college students and recent grads that I know scoff and roll their eyes at their thought of reading “for fun” in their spare time. For reference, I’m surrounded by business and engineering majors, so not typically people who are known to read for fun.

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The Daughters of Palatine Hill by Phyllis T. Smith (Review)

Title: The Daughters of Palatine Hill
Author: Phyllis T. Smith
Genre: Adult, Historical Fiction
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Release Date: February 16, 2016
Pages: 416
Source: NetGalley
Format: E-Book
Rating: ★★★★☆

Two years after Emperor Augustus’s bloody defeat of Mark Antony and Cleopatra, he triumphantly returns to Rome. To his only child, Julia, he brings an unlikely companion—Selene, the daughter of the conquered Egyptian queen and her lover.

Under the watchful eye of Augustus’s wife, Livia, Selene struggles to accept her new home among her parents’ enemies. Bound together by kinship and spilled blood, these three women—Livia, Selene, and Julia—navigate the dangerous world of Rome’s ruling elite, their every move a political strategy, their most intimate decisions in the emperor’s hands.

Always suppressing their own desires for the good of Rome, each must fulfill her role. For astute Livia, this means unwavering fidelity to her all-powerful husband; for sensual Julia, surrender to an arranged marriage and denial of her craving for love and the pleasures of the flesh; for orphaned Selene, choosing between loyalty to her family’s killers and her wish for revenge.

Can they survive Rome’s deadly intrigues, or will they be swept away by the perilous currents of the world’s most powerful empire?

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