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Dream Wedding: Dream Bride\Dream Groom (Hqn)
Dream Wedding: Dream Bride\Dream Groom (Hqn)
by Susan Mallery
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: $7.99
162 used & new from $0.01

2.0 out of 5 stars Re-release of dated and bad material, December 15, 2014
This is a very disappointing re-release of two poorly contrived Silhouette romance novels from 1999 - packaged together to appear to be a new release now that author Mallery has become so popular. There is a reason I skip Silhouette novels - they are anemic in plot and character development (and just under 200 pages each), and just don't appeal to me as a reader. These two novels are no different. Of all things, both feature a magical nightgown which if its worn on their 25th birthday, the wearer will dream of and find true love. Good arguement for sleeping in the nude. Both feature wimpy heroines and commitment phobic males who seem to fall for the heroine for convenience sake (i.e., in over their head due to sudden fatherhood).

Definitely skip these retreads and stick with Susan Mallery's newer (and much better written) contemporary romance novels - God knows she is very prolific - churning out several novels in a series each year. Her newer stuff tends to be much more fully developed, with realistic dialogue, and characters that you would want to have as a friend.


Twilight
Twilight
by Sherryl Woods
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: $7.99
212 used & new from $0.01

2.0 out of 5 stars Re-release of an older novel, December 15, 2014
This review is from: Twilight (Mass Market Paperback)
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A few chapters into the story, I had a "been there, done that" feeling about this book and checked the publication date (1997) and realized that I had in fact read it several years ago, and had a hard time getting through the book. This time was no different. It is apparent that it is an early novel by one of my favorite prolific authors. Unlike most romance novels, this one is darker in tone - not at all lighthearted, and contains one of the least likable "heroines" I have ever read about.

A month after her minister husband is gunned down in a drive by shooting, private investigator Dana leave her sons behind in Florida and returns to Chicago to investigate his murder. She thinks that the director of the youth center, Rick Sanchez knows more than he is claiming and is determined to get him to cooperate with her investigation. She does not count on an attraction to Rick.

Dana is a hard heroine to like. She does not seem to have gone through any of the normal steps of the grieving process. And don't get me started on her abandoning her children - who just lost their father a month earlier - to investigate a crime that she could not possibly be unbiased about.

The writing is a little clunky and redundant, the romance contrived and unbelievable, plot points are implausible, and overall it's just not an enjoyable story. Her epiphany at the end is too late after over 350 pages.

Do yourself a favor and avoid this one in favor of some of her more recent contemporary novels.


DII Kitchen Millennium Easy to Remove, Cut to Fit, Non Adhesive, Under The Sink Liner, Taupe
DII Kitchen Millennium Easy to Remove, Cut to Fit, Non Adhesive, Under The Sink Liner, Taupe
Price: $18.69

4.0 out of 5 stars Cuts to size, December 15, 2014
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I was able to cut this product to size and use it in two of my bathroom cabinets. It adheres nice and flat and comes up just as easily (unlike contact paper). Really nice since my cabinets are relatively new and were not protected prior. Cuts easily using scissors, kitchen shears, or a box cutter.

The neutral color is also nice - so many liners have really obnoxious patterns.


em michelle phan The Life Palette Moment, New Year's Countdown
em michelle phan The Life Palette Moment, New Year's Countdown

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3.0 out of 5 stars Great concept, December 8, 2014
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This is a great concept - a set of cohesive colors for eyes, cheeks and lips. I was diasppointed that the brush that comes with it must be caried separately and is of pretty low quality. The lighter colors worked for me, but trying to add the darker colors just muddied them (could be due to the brush). The big plus is the carrying compact - I like having everything all in one place!


Love Is a Battlefield (feat. White Sea)
Love Is a Battlefield (feat. White Sea)
Price: $0.69

4.0 out of 5 stars Great cover, December 3, 2014
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You would never know from the first listen that this is a song made famous by Pat Benatar in the 1980's. It has a very electronica meets claustraphobia feeling to it. While Benatar's version is somewhat upbeat, this one seems more menacing, qand considering the content it is a bit more fitting.


Every Breath You Take (Re:Imagined)
Every Breath You Take (Re:Imagined)
Price: $0.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Great cover, December 3, 2014
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Really etheral cover of one of The Police's greatest hits. I first heard the song during the closing credits of a TV show and loved how completely different it was yet from the original.


Superior 4 Ounce Premium Popcorn 4 oz. Portion Packs, Case of 24
Superior 4 Ounce Premium Popcorn 4 oz. Portion Packs, Case of 24
Offered by Discount Tommy
Price: $19.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Theater taste at basic cable prices, December 3, 2014
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These 4-ounce portion packs are perfect for one really hungry movie watcher or two not too hungry people. Everything you need to make yummy movie theater style popcorn is in the kit - the coconut oil, salt, and kernals. This is real theater style popcorn - with the same fantastic taste! One pack is enough for two people (you can also purchase larger portion packs, but this size is perfect).

My family loves the authentic flavor, and the portion packs make it easy to use as stocking stuffers (hopefully none of them are reading this now!!)


OXO Good Grips Angled Poultry Baster with Cleaning Brush
OXO Good Grips Angled Poultry Baster with Cleaning Brush
Price: $12.99
4 used & new from $12.99

4.0 out of 5 stars No mess!!, December 3, 2014
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Luckily this item arrived in time for Thanksgiving. It is made of higher quaity plastic than the basters I have used in the past. The big bonus on this one is that it has a built in stand to keep from dripping on counters. This is the first time I have made a turkey dinner and not managed to get at least a little fat on the counters and stove while putting the baster down.

Clean up is easy with the added cleaning brush. It fits snuggly into the basters and cleans it in a single swipe. Very impressed with the product (and so was my company when I forced them to watch me demo it).


Haflinger Women's Charisma Slip-On,Natural,40 EU/9 M US
Haflinger Women's Charisma Slip-On,Natural,40 EU/9 M US
Offered by OnlineShoes
Price: $68.99
5 used & new from $68.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Very comfy, November 25, 2014
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As a chronic plantar faciaitis sufferer, a friend recommended Halflinger slippers to wear around the home instead of my orthotic flip flops which are not practical all year around. The slippers are snuggly and comfortable - I wear them all the time at home. They have slight arch support and wash easily in the laundry.


Strathwood Brentwood 4-Piece All-Weather Furniture Set
Strathwood Brentwood 4-Piece All-Weather Furniture Set

3.0 out of 5 stars Not that comfy, November 25, 2014
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I got this set at a deep discount so I was not expecting much. I have a ginormous backyard in need of lots of seating options, so this fit the bill. The set is extremely attractive - beige cushions with striped pillows in cream, black, blue, and beige. The problem? They really are not that comfortable if you are a tall or large person. The could stand to have extra support in the seat portion of both the chairs and love seat - one of my friends got wedged between the slats.

It comes almost fully assembled - in the biggest box you can imagine. The only thing that you need to assemble is the coffee table, which is easy to assemble and very attractive.


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