Unquiet – Resilient Love #3
Bookreview / June 8, 2016

Unquiet is the third part in the Resilient Love series. After reading part 1 and part 2, I just knew I had to read this latest part as well. Heartbreaking and very very emotional, but I am so glad I read it. The central element in all three stories is mental health issues. One or both of the MC’s are suffering from some kind of mental illness and need to learn to overcome that in order to find love or just be the one the other party needs. Melanie Hansen manages to do this so wonderfully beautiful, it makes me very emotional to read the stories. Melanie Hansen is high up on my absolute favorite list. In part three we meet Loren Smith and Eliot Devlin. Loren has been in love with Eliot for as long as he can remember, but there has always been something weird about Eliot. And yet Eliot seems to be the only one able to understand Loren and make him feel less lonely. But when Eliot attempts suicide, it leaves Loren devastated and broken. They drift apart and don’t see each other for 9 years. Then, by chance, they meet again. Loren is a police…

Touch the Sky – Free Fall #1
Bookreview / May 1, 2016

I hosted a blogtour for this book earlier and my good friend Dana wrote a review for it, but this time I read the book myself and I need to release my feelings about the book. Because wow, this book really hit a nerve with me. A big part of the book deals with mental problems, and that has always been a special subject for me. I can only imagine what it would be like to deal with these things, but it must be hard. And for someone like that to find love and even maintain a relationship with someone else, it makes me feel warm on the inside. Lucas Barnett and Gabriel Stewart had a rough childhood. Nothing was easy for them and all they had was each other. As children they made promises about love and forever, but in the end none of that happened and Gabriel disappeared without a trace. Life moves on and years later Lucas and Gabriel meet again in a New York bar. The attraction between them is still there in every way, but Lucas is still angry with Gabriel for leaving him like that. Without a trace, a word or anything. Will they…

Broken
Bookreview / March 20, 2016

Broken is the new novel by Nicola Haken and deals with the human mind. It is one of the most powerful things, but at the same time it is so fragile, the smallest thing can make it break and shatter in a thousand pieces. And what does it take for it to get back together again? Or is the mind really broken once and for all? Theodore Davenport is looking for a new thing in life and decides to switch careers. He is starting a new job in publishing and lands a position at Holden House Publishing, a big firm in town. He likes his job very much and soon he is making new friends and starting to feel at home. Of course he hears the rumors about James Holden, the owner of Holden House and a very mysterious man. Rumor has it he is working his way through all new employees no matter if they are male or female. But no one seems to stick around longer than one night. One night Theo goes out with his friends and has an encounter with another man in the bathroom. Unknown to him, the other man is James Holden. James cannot…

Borderline Affairs: a memoir
Bookreview / January 25, 2016

Borderline Affairs was send to me by the author, Kirk Rehn, requesting a review. I accepted and started reading the book. It is not the normal kind of book I read, but once I started I knew I had to finish this book. It is not an easy book to read and clearly in need of some editing, but once you get into the story it just gets under your skin. In the authors own words: I have self-published a book, available in e-book and paperback format on Amazon, entitled “Borderline Affairs: A Memoir.” In a phrase, it describes the aftermath of my diagnosis with borderline personality disorder, a very rare psychiatric personality disorder, and the attendant domestic violence, rape, drug abuse, homelessness and multiple suicide attempts that followed. Much is written in free verse with a small mix of prose, and concentrates on the two-year period post-diagnosis. This is not, and is not intended to be, a mass market book, but rather a resource for persons in similar situations, whether they suffer from depression, personality disorders, drug abuse or LGBT/identity issues. There is much gritty and unnerving material, but I leave it there intentionally because the disease manifests in…

We Found Love
Bookreview / February 17, 2015

We Found Love is a book written by 2 authors, namely Kade Boehme and Allison Cassatta. I am not sure who wrote what, but the book works very well for me. Riley Connors is a young boy who was kidnapped as a child and lived with what he thought were his parents. When the police rescued him and his real parents abandoned him, Riley lost it and was institutionalized. Hunter Morgan lost the love of his life, turned to drugs and alcohol and tried to take his own life. He also was institutionalized, which is where he met Riley. Both guys end up in the same room and after a bumpy start find love together. They both have a lot of problems to work through, but together they can take on the world. But Hunter is released sooner than Riley. Will Riley be able to stay strong and find his way out? And will Hunter still be there when he gets out? It is not the most easy subject to write about but these two authors do it very well. I could immediately relate to the way the institution was described and what it would feel like to live there,…