Happy Thursday! I hope you’re all having a great week! It’s been too long since I’ve posted any reviews / thoughts on what I’m reading, so I’m correcting that problem today, and what better way to do it than to bring you 3 5-star reads!
A (brokenhearted) physicist.
Now an infamous (who is LITERALLY EVERYWHERE!! UGH!) musician.
The worst has already happened.
Mona has learned that she has nothing figured out and plans are meaningless. After leaving her in Aspen, Abram is now breaking sales-records, rising to rock star fame almost overnight. Mona can’t seem to escape him. He is literally everywhere, or at least images of him are.
Just when she thinks things can’t get any more confusing, Abram returns . . . What happens next? Only TIME will tell.
Where to read more of the Hypothesis Series
Book 1 ATTRACTION (ends in a cliffhanger!)
Book 2 HEAT (ends in a cliffhanger!)
Book 3 CAPTURE (no cliffhanger)
Book 4 MOTION (ends in a cliffhanger!)
Book 5 SPACE (ends in a cliffhanger!)
Book 6 TIME (no cliffhanger)
First, I want to give some clarification on how the series works. You can read the Laws of Physics (last 3 books in the Hypothesis series) books separately from The Elements of Chemisty (first 3 books in the Hypothesis series). However, you need to read all of the Laws of Physics books in order: Motion, Space, and then Time. Motion and Space both end on cliffhangers with Time being the last book in the series. All 3 books read more like one book that has been split into 3 parts. I usually don’t like when books do that, however, I absolutely LOVED every second of this series. Abram and Mona have my heart! So, here’s just a few thoughts I had while reading this last book ~
I absolutely adore how Abram hasn’t known Mona for very long, and yet he KNOWS her. Abram just had me absolutely giddy from the way he rushed back to her, to memorizing her digits in case disaster struck. He’d happily give up everything to have her.
And when she blurts out what she wants from their relationship and his only argument is over the picket fence – *SIGH*.
And I have to give major props to Mona, too! She was willing to put her reputation on the line for him. She was going to be a strong woman and not let the media dictate her life.
And their final airport meeting – “Looks like you’re not the only one in disguise Wall Street.” That whole scene just had me cheesing. It was so very good!
I absolutely loved Mona and Abram’s story from start to finish!! 5 Amazing stars for this series!!
(Don’t know why this pic won’t seem to shrink even though I can make it smaller in my draft. Any ideas?)
It’s been seven years since Chelsea Martin embarked on her yearlong post-college European adventure. Since then, she’s lost her mother to cancer and watched her sister marry twice, while Chelsea’s thrown herself into work, becoming one of the most talented fundraisers for the American Cancer Coalition, and with the exception of one annoyingly competent coworker, Jason Knightley, her status as most talented fundraiser is unquestioned.
When her introverted mathematician father announces he’s getting remarried, Chelsea is forced to acknowledge that her life stopped after her mother died, and that the last time she can remember being happy, in love, or enjoying her life was on her gap year. Inspired to retrace her steps–to find Colin in Ireland, Jean Claude in France, and Marcelino in Italy–Chelsea hopes that one of these three men who stole her heart so many years ago, can help her find it again.
From the start of her journey nothing goes as planned, but as Chelsea reconnects with her old self, she also finds love in the very last place she expected.
Chelsea Martin finds herself dumbstruck as her widowed father announces he’ll be remarrying. She doesn’t react well and words are exchanged between her and her father and her and her sister. Her sister informs her that she hasn’t been happy since her trip around the world – the trip that she was on when her father called and informed her to come on home because her mother was dying.
Chelsea decides on a whim to travel back to the three places where she’d fallen in love on that trip. She wants to find those three men and see if she can remember what it feels like to fall in love.
Meanwhile, her boss makes her partner with her nemesis, Jason Knightley, at work so that he can take over for her while she’s gone. The work is important, though, as they are working to gain support for cancer research.
And of course, her and Jason begin to discover that there’s a lot to like about each other.
I loved taking the trip with Chels through Ireland, France, and Italy. The scenery, scents, and smells seemed to permeate through the pages. I felt like I was on this adventure with her, and I can’t recommend it enough for those of you looking to feel like you’re going on a vacation without leaving the comfort of home. I loved how the romance between Chels and Jason went through a natural progress of begrudging friendship to something more. And in the end their romance just had me giddy. This was another fantastic 5 star read for me!
When her father leaves the Church in a crisis of conscience, Margaret Hale is uprooted from her comfortable home in Hampshire to move with her family to the north of England. Initially repulsed by the ugliness of her new surroundings in the industrial town of Milton, Margaret becomes aware of the poverty and suffering of the local mill workers and develops a passionate sense of social justice. This is intensified by her tempestuous relationship with the mill-owner and self-made man, John Thornton, as their fierce opposition over his treatment of his employees masks a deeper attraction.
In North and South, Elizabeth Gaskell skillfully fuses individual feeling with social concern, and in Margaret Hale creates one of the most original heroines of Victorian literature.
I adored this book! Margaret Hale and John Thornton gave me all the vibes of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. The setting is Milton, a new industrial town. It’s a social novel exploring all of the social and economic issues of this changing time in England.
Margaret arrives in Milton with a lot of preconceived notions. And John Thornton doesn’t tend to look beyond his own pockets. Pride and prejudices abound.
The book will pull on your heart strings with all of the loss that occurs. Starvation, disease, and health issues from working in the factories are all issues being addressed.
But, in the end, there’s growth and love. I only wish it wouldn’t have ended so abruptly. 5 Amazing and heartwarming stars!
*Triggers ~ there are a lot of triggers and dark moments in this book, so please check those out if you have triggers.*
3 5-star reads is certainly not a bad start to my year! Have you had any 5-star reads yet? Have you read any of these?