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Good for You (Between the Lines #3) by Tammara Webber

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I am going to try something new here. I will post the book information I’m currently started and post an update when I’m done reading it. Let’s bear with me and see how this is going to work out for me to keep a better track on the book I’ve read.

Good for YouGoodreads Summary

Reid Alexander’s life is an open book. His Hollywood celebrity means that everything he does plays out in the public eye. Every relationship, every error in judgment is analyzed by strangers. His latest mistake totaled his car, destroyed a house and landed him in the hospital. Now his PR team is working overtime to salvage his image. One thing is clear—this is one predicament he won’t escape without paying for it.

Dori Cantrell is a genuine humanitarian—the outward opposite of everything Reid is about. When his DUI plea bargain lands him under her community service supervision, she proves unimpressed with his status and indifferent to his proximity, and he soon wants nothing more than to knock her off of her pedestal and prove she’s human.

Counting the days until his month of service is over, Dori struggles to ignore his wicked magnetic pull while shocking him with her ability to see past his celebrity and challenging him to see his own wasted potential. But Dori has secrets of her own, safely locked away until one night turns her entire world upside down. Suddenly their only hope for connection and redemption hinges on one choice: whether or not to have faith in each other.

For more information about the book, check out its GoodReads profile or get it from Amazon for $2.99.

My Review

Woohoo! Book #10 in 2012! (Patting myself on the back)

Alright, back to the book review. I absolutely love this book. Welcome back Reid! This third installment is dedicated to Reid and Dori and my favorite book by far in the series. Reid is my most favorite character in the series and I absolutely can’t get enough of him. I tend to love bad boys.

I was rooting for Reid to get together with Emma since the first book. When Emma chose Graham, I was totally heart broken for Reid because I think if without Dori’s appearance, he might end up hurting himself and can’t get out of the hold he dig for himself. I am starting to warm up to his character when this book started and he learned more about himself as the series continues.

Between the Lines had me hooked but Where You Are was a bit off-ish. I just don’t see the partnership between Britney and Reid happening on breaking Emma and Graham up. However, I can totally pictured the fireworks between Reid and Dori in Good for You. All the conversations between Reid and Dori were smart and funny while they were trying to get on each other’s nerves. I was smiling finally from ear to ear when Dori and Reid finally get together and both have something to offer between themselves.

The story was pretty slow the first half of the book, that’s why I took 0.5 star off the rating.

My rating: 4-4.5 out of 5 stars

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Sherlock Holmes: A Games of Shadows

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Sherlock Holmes: A Games of ShadowsSherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) has always been the smartest man in the room…until now. There is a new criminal mastermind at large-Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris)-and not only is he Holmes’ intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil, coupled with a complete lack of conscience, may actually give him an advantage over the renowned detective. When the Crown Prince of Austria is found dead, the evidence, as construed by Inspector Lestrade (Eddie Marsan), points to suicide. But Sherlock Holmes deduces that the prince has been the victim of murder-a murder that is only one piece of a larger and much more portentous puzzle, designed by Professor Moriarty. The cunning Moriarty is always one step ahead of Holmes as he spins a web of death and destruction-all part of a greater plan that, if he succeeds, will change the course of history.

My Review

I heard of Sherlock Holmes but never got a chance to read the classics. They definitely have my attention now. I did watch the first installment of Sherlock Holmes but I don’t remember the plot at all. Netflix time!

Alright, back to Sherlock Holmes: A Games of Shadows. It was actually pretty good with some good funny moments. I especially like both camouflage scenes where Sherlock Holmes hid in plain sight. I wasn’t able to pick him out from the scene until he actually moved. Hats off to the costume designer. The directing and cinematography were exceptional. The detail attention paid to the exploding scene was mind blowing.

Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law chemistry was undeniable. The opening of the movie reminded me that Rachel McAdams did a good sexy job in the predecessor. Too bad, she only played a very small part in this movie. Noomi Rapace did a great job as Madam Simza and she was presented with a more feminine side compared to her Lisbeth Salander character in the The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy.

I hope they will make the third movie for this franchise.

My Grade: A-

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2012 Reading Challenge

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Say bye bye to 2011 and here’s my reading goal for 2012. I have to pat myself on the back because not that I achieved my reading goal for 2011 but I went beyond my set goal with total of 75 books read for the year 2011. Check out the list of books I’ve read on GoodReads.

2012 Reading Challenge

2012 Reading Challenge
Maggie has
read 5 books toward her goal of 50 books.
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