Hello awesome reader. Thank you for joining me on another short reads Saturday. I’m knocking off another book that’s been on my TBR pile for almost a year. I had a lot of fun reading Romance books this February. A lot more fun than I thought I would actually. I’m also still working on The Step-Spinsters which has been fantastic so far! That review will be up soon in March. This Saturday I read, Flipside by Jenny Twist. Great love story between sleeping soul mates finding each other across space and time somehow, you’ll just have to read it to find out more. I really enjoyed this one! See my review below:
A Sequel to Doppelganger
Blurb from Amazon
When Richard sleeps he dreams he is living a different life. One in which he is married to a woman with dark blonde hair. Only it doesn’t feel like a dream. It is beginning to feel more real than his waking life.
Meanwhile, in a hospital on the other side of town, a young woman with dark blonde hair is lying in a coma and the doctors are considering switching off her life support.
In Short: A sweet love story that makes for a quick fun read. I would recommend it to anyone who likes a good happily ever after tale of contemporary romance. There are bonus touches of humor, sci-fi, mystery, and suspense all packed into very few pages.
“That night for the first time he dreamt of a woman with dark blonde hair.”
Pros: I was very pleasantly surprised by this book and it felt very complete which isn’t something you can always find in short stories. It’s hard to review this one without possibly spoiling something, so I’ll try to keep it simple. It’s a great love story with a unique plot and a whole lot of story! It’s a very interesting story that shows you both perspectives and has a healthy dose of dramatic irony. I loved seeing both people’s point of view during the date scene. It was funny and realistic what they were both thinking and feeling, and saying and not saying. The science fiction elements of it played out well creating just enough mystery and suspense along the way. The characters were very sincere and likable especially for being a millionaire and a model. I rooted for them the whole time and felt the tension of their journey. I found it refreshing that both of the main characters came from functional families with very supportive parents. Overall it’s a really sweet, feel-good story. Well written and edited. The story is fast paced and concise spanning an impressive amount of time within a small book.
“Her eyes flew open. They were bright, electric blue. She smiled up at him. “Ricky,” she said and reached up to stroke his face.
Cons: Only thing that interrupted my reading flow (twice): she probably didn’t have a “needle” in her arm. It’s a flexible cannula/catheter put in place by a needle that is then removed. Hardly worth mentioning because maybe most people won’t notice that. That is literally my only issue.
“The pain pulsed behind his eye again.”
Parent’s Guide: Non-descriptive references to sex but no actual sex scenes. Very few instances of swearing.
This book is a sequel to Doppelganger but it works as a standalone.
Blurb: When Christine wakes up in a sumptuous white room with silken hangings, she assumes she is in heaven. But she soon finds out that this is not heaven but some strange alternative version of her life. Who is the Christine who inhabits this other world? And how is she ever to get home?
Also by Jenny Twist and on my TBR: The Owl Goddess
Blurb: A novel based on the von Däniken theory that the gods were spacemen.
Set in the prehistoric Mesolithic age with the goddess Athena as a young girl and Prometheus, a young cave-dweller, as the main protagonists.
The boy watched the star fall. It fell very slowly, and it was not one light but a multitude of lights spinning lazily through the night sky. Then great silver fish flew through the sky and other mysterious lights began to appear on the mountain. At last a great thunderbolt struck the ocean. The sound was flat and hollow and unbelievably loud, as if a giant had stamped on the earth. And the sign of the Goddess appeared in the sky – the sign of the Sacred Mushroom. These are the events that mark the arrival of the Atlantis, the doomed starship, bringing new gods who would change the life of the boy and his people forever.