[Review] Frederica by Georgette Heyer

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Setelah kedua orangtuanya meninggal dunia, Frederica—putri sulung keluarga Merriville—merasa bertanggung jawab mengurusi adik-adiknya. Apa pun akan Frederica lakukan agar mereka mendapatkan kehidupan yang layak. Bahkan demi memperkenalkan sang adik yang berparas jelita pada kalangan atas, Frederica nekat meminta bantuan sepupu jauhnya, sang bangsawan kaya yang terkenal dingin dan angkuh.

Lord Alverstoke masih hidup melajang di usianya yang matang karena sifatnya yang mudah bosan. Namun demikian, dia tak dapat menampik pesona kecantikan Charis, adik Frederica. Dia pun bersedia memperkenalkan Charis pada tamu-tamunya yang terhormat dalam sebuah pesta dansa mewah di kediamannya. Bahkan dia menyanggupi permintaan Frederica untuk menjadi wali atas adik-adiknya.

Mendapati kedermawanan Lord Alverstoke, Frederica berterimakasih sekaligus keheranan. Mengapa lelaki itu bersedia membantunya? Mungkinkan dia menaruh hati pada Charis? Atau dia hanya ingin membuat Frederica terkesan—seperti yang biasa dilakukannya terhadap perempuan-perempuan lain? Frederica tidak tahu bahwa dibalik segala pertolongan Lord Alverstoke, ada rencana yang disusunnya. Sebuah rencana yang kelak mengubah pandangan lelaki itu terhadap cinta dan keluarganya. Continue reading “[Review] Frederica by Georgette Heyer”

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[Review] By Your Side by Kasie West

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When Autumn Collins finds herself accidentally locked in the library for an entire weekend, she doesn’t think things could get any worse. But that’s before she realizes that Dax Miller is locked with her. Autumns doesn’t know much about Dax except that he’s trouble. Between the rumors about the fight he was in (and that brief stint in juvie that followed it) and his reputation as a loner, he’s not exactly the ideal person to be stuck with. Still, she just keeps reminding herself that it is only a matter of time before Jeff, her almost-boyfriend, realizes he left her in the library and come to rescue her.

Only he doesn’t come. No one does.

Instead it becomes clear that autumn is going to have to spend the next couple days living off vending-machine food and making conversation with a boy who clearly wants nothing to do with her. Except there is more to Dax than meets the eye. As he and Autumn first grudgingly, and then not so grudgingly, open up to each other, Autumn is struck by their surprising connection. But can their feelings for each other survive once the weekend is over and Autumn’s old life, and old love interest, threaten to pull her from Dax’s side.

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[Review] The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

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Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers studies the rich like her own personal science experiment, and after years of observation she’s pretty sure they’re only good for one thing—spending money in useless stuff, like the porcelain dolls in her mother’s shop.

So when Xander Spence walks into the store to pick up a doll for his grandmother, it only takes one glance for Caymen to figure out he’s oozing rich. Despite his charming ways and that he’s one of the first people who actually gets her, she’s smart enough to know his interest won’t last. Because it there’s one thing she’s learned from mother warning, it’s that the rich have a short attention span. But Xander keeps coming around, despite her best efforts to scare him off. And much to her dismay, she’s beginning to enjoy his company.

She knows her mom can’t find out—she wouldn’t approve. She’d much rather Caymen hang out with the local rocker who hasn’t been raised by money. But just when Xander’s attention and loyalty are about to convince Caymen that being rich isn’t a character flaw, she finds out that money is a much bigger part of pf their relationship than she’d ever realized. And that Xander’s not the only she should’ve been worried about. Continue reading “[Review] The Distance Between Us by Kasie West”

[Review] On The Fence by Kasie West

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For sixteen-year-old Charlotte Reynolds, aka Charlie, being raised by a single dad and three older brother has its perks. She can outrun, outscore, and outwit every boy she knows—including her longtime neighbor and honorary fourth brother, Braden. But when it comes to being a girl, Charlie doesn’t know the first thing about anything. So when she starts working at chichi boutique to pay off speeding ticket, she finds herself in a strange new world of makeup, lacy skirt, and BeDazzlers. Even stranger, she’s spending time with a boy who has never seen her tear it up in a pickup game.

To cope with stress of faking her way through this new reality, Charlie seeks late-night refuge in her backyard, talking out her problems with Braden by the fence that separates them. But their Fence Chats can’t solve Charlie’s biggest problem: she’s falling for Braden. Hard. She knows what it means to go for the win, but if spilling her secret means losing him for good, the stakes just got too high. Continue reading “[Review] On The Fence by Kasie West”

[Review] The Fill-in Boyfriend

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When Gia Montgomery’s boyfriend, Bradley, dumps her in the parking lot of her high school prom, she has to think fast. After all, she’d been telling her friend about him for months now. This was supposed to be the night she proved he existed. So when she sees a cute guy waiting to pick his sister, she enlists his help. The task is simple: be her fill-in boyfriend—two hours, zero commitment, a few white lies. After that, she can win back the real Bradley.

The problem is that days after prom, it’s not the real Bradley she is thinking about, but stand in. the one whose name she doesn’t even know. But tracking him down doesn’t mean they’re done faking a relationship. Gia owes him a favor and his sister intends to see that he collects: his girlfriend’s graduation party—three hours, zero commitment, a few white lies. Continue reading “[Review] The Fill-in Boyfriend”

Reading Slump dan Ebook Gratisan

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According to urbandictionary.com Reading Slump is not being able to pick up a book and read because you just can’t, you just can’t read.

Aku mengalami reading slump beberapa waktu yang lalu. Lagi males baca, males nonton juga. Pokoknya bosan. Bingung mau ngapain di waktu senggang. Lihat-lihat tumpukan buku kok gak ada yang menarik? Aku coba ambil satu buku, dari salah satu penulis Indonesia favoritku (cerita selengkapnya kalau aku uda selesai baca bukunya), dan aku berakhir tidak mampu menyelesaikan buku itu, padahal bukunya gak tebal. Why??? Biasanya gak gitu kalau aku baca buku dari penulis ini, kadang selesai dalam satu malem, bikin aku kuat begadang. Ini sebenarnya gara-gara bukunya apa kaarena mood bacaku lagi buruk? Seketika aku ngerasa ada yang kurang dalam hidupku. #tsaaah. Continue reading “Reading Slump dan Ebook Gratisan”

[Review] Landline by Rainbow Rowell

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Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble, it has been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply – but that almost seems beside the point now.

Maybe that always beside the point.

Two days before they’re supposed to visit Neal’s family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells Neal that she can’t go. She’s a TV writer, and something’s come up on her show, she has to stay in Los Angeles. She knows that Neal will be upset with her – Neal is always a little upset with Georgie – but she doesn’t expect him to pack up the kids and go home without her.

When her husband and the kids leave for airport, Georgie wonders if she’s finally done it. If she’s ruined everything.

That night, Georgie discovers a way to communicate with Neal in the past. It’s not time travel, not exactly, but she feels like she’s been given an opportunity to fix her marriage before it starts…

Is that what she’s supposed to do?

Or would Georgie and Neal be better off if their marriage never happened? Continue reading “[Review] Landline by Rainbow Rowell”