Happy 4th of July + What I’m Currently Reading…

by Maryse on July 4, 2013 · 20 comments

in What I am reading today

Happy 4th of July my friends and happy belated Canada Day to my fellow Canadians! I met a ton of Canadians at Book Bash, and had my own family down from Canada “book bashing” ;) with us. What FUN!

Okay so right now I’m still in “relax” mode and reading (it’s pouring rain outside – no fireworks for us), and I’m a bit sick. One thing about large crowds is we share everything. Enthusiasm, pictures, and germs! Nothing better than reading when I feel this way, ’cause everyone (*ahem* the husband) leaves me alone. ;)

Hey!! Do you guys wanna read with me, today? This one was recommended a day ago, and the premise alone had me scrambling to download the sample immediately, and the price had me bypassing the sample altogether. It’s now mine! But I warn you, while it is right up my dark alley, this book is not for everyone.

Kandace: Maryse… You have to checkout ‘Escape From Paradise’ by Gwendolyn Field. A bunch of us read it this week and LOVED it. It is a dark read about a girl who gets kidnapped (we know you’re a sucker for a good kidnapping story). I would rate 5++++ stars. Definitely in my top 3 for 2013.

Maryse’s Book Blog: Ohhhhhhh!!!! Kandace!! I’m going to Amazon right now to get it.

Adele: Based on Kandace’s recommendation I downloaded this earlier today, and OMG, she was spot on! I could NOT put it down despite the million other things I had to do! Definitely not for the faint of heart, it deals with some dark subject matter. Stand alone, with its own version of HEA.

Lori: Oh yes Maryse! It’s right up your alley! So intense, it’s so good!

Kandace:  Gah! I’m in serious book love. I haven’t been this excited about a book in a long time.

Julie: Yes, Maryse, you must read it, very good!!

Alexandra: Goodbye my social life….

LOL Alexandra. You ‘n me both. I’m actually thankful there are no fireworks parties for me tonight as that means I can indulge.

So yep, I’ve taste-tested it already and it’s a dark kidnap-y story, and just what I’m looking for, for that adrenaline surge. Adrenaline was coursing through me all weekend, but it’s Thursday now, and I could use another jolt. I’m at 30% and I can confirm that this is a very uncomfortable read. Situations… just … the whole shebang. Good so far, and I’m hoping for “OMG GREAT!”

Who’s game?

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{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

Julie July 4, 2013 at 2:23 PM

It’s a good, keep you interested at all times, book! Not CJ Captive, but definitely entertaining!

Tricia July 4, 2013 at 2:40 PM

I am in. I am hoping for that “edge of my seat”, holding Kindle tight, kind of read.

Marisa July 4, 2013 at 3:29 PM

I’m soooo in. Just 1-clicked it. I’ll let you know how it’s going later… if I can put my ereader down : )

Nicole siggens July 4, 2013 at 3:49 PM

Sounds perfect. Got it I’m game. Hope you feel better Maryse.

Kathy July 4, 2013 at 4:32 PM

You will love this Maryse. It was 5 stars for me. I loved this book! It’s dark, but not as intense as Captive in the Dark. You should move this one to the top of your list:)

Brazilian Girl July 4, 2013 at 5:18 PM

Just got it!!! Sonds great, Thanks Maryse. I was craving a read like that too…

Lauren July 4, 2013 at 5:51 PM

I’m in!! Just starting it now can’t wait !!

Siana July 4, 2013 at 6:24 PM

Just finished this last night. Definitely not for the faint of heart, but if you like dark reads, you should love this. I didn’t connect with the heroine initially, but loved it towards the end, especially with more of Colin in the story. <3

Maryse July 4, 2013 at 6:39 PM

Really enjoying it! Especially at the halfway point.

Annette July 4, 2013 at 9:26 PM

I am about half way through right now too! Once the kids are in bed I am picking it back up again, so far so good!

Toski Covey July 4, 2013 at 10:12 PM

ONE CLICKING NOW…. I am scared.. LOL

Lisa July 4, 2013 at 10:15 PM

I loved this one too. Definitely wont be for everyone because it is really dark and disturbing but it is also filled with hope and strength. I hope you like it Maryse. It’s one of my top reads so far this year.

Joanna I July 4, 2013 at 11:15 PM

I’m game! Loveeee dark reads :)

Linda July 5, 2013 at 1:01 AM

Just finished Escape From Paradise. Could not put it down from the first page!!! Hard subject matter dealt with brilliantly. Now what to read…so many choices and a long weekend. Yeah!! Thanks Maryse once again for a perfect recommendation:-)

Tracie July 5, 2013 at 7:17 AM

I absolutely loved this book. Kept me on edge the entire time.

Kim July 5, 2013 at 8:17 AM

I’m in!

Jennifer July 5, 2013 at 11:01 AM

I feel like I’ve had every emotion, totally put through the wringer. Completely drained after this read. Great book!

sandy sciacca July 6, 2013 at 1:24 PM

thanks, just purchased, nothing but rain here in my corner of florida:(,, been a dreary 4th holiday weekend, but, perfect for staying in and reading:)

Breathe2read July 8, 2013 at 8:29 PM

On June 27th I was getting my son ready for his last day of school.

Breathe2read July 8, 2013 at 8:37 PM

On June 27th I was getting my son ready for his last day of school making sure his teacher will receive her gift card from Chapters. On July 9th I will be what else reading Beautiful Bitch. Yayyyy!!!!

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