Book Review – Confessions: Julien by Ella Frank

Confessions – Elizabeth – I read this book in the throes of grief over my beloved pet Schnauzer, Bee Bee, who had to be put down last Thursday, three weeks shy of her 15th birthday. Thank goodness I can rely on Ella Frank to tell a great story. Confessions: Julien centres around Julien Thornton, master chef and one third of the romantic unit that encompasses … Continue reading Book Review – Confessions: Julien by Ella Frank

Series Review – Oliver and Jack by Christina E. Pilz

   I just finished the sixth and final book in the Oliver and Jack series by Christina E. Pilz and am now in mourning that the story is complete. Sometimes, in a lengthy series, the final books can seem lacklustre and underwhelming. Even if the writing continues on a level of excellence, the story can sometimes fizzle out and be less than comparable to the … Continue reading Series Review – Oliver and Jack by Christina E. Pilz

Book Review: Fagin’s Boy by Christina E. Pilz

First, I must confess to putting off reading Fagin’s Boy, which I downloaded for free from Amazon several weeks ago, because I read a lot of historical literature like Dickens, George Eliot and Charlotte Bronte, and I was really worried that this book would not live up to my expectations of it. I’ve always loved the story of Oliver Twist and the movie musical as … Continue reading Book Review: Fagin’s Boy by Christina E. Pilz

Call Me By Your Name – A Return to Eden?

*Contains spoilers* I have watched this film three times now, and it gets better at each viewing. Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name is a feast for the senses – an erotic buffet filled to the brim with symbolism, intellect and culture. But most of all, innocence. Call Me By Your Name is the story of 17 year-old Elio’s sudden infatuation with 24 year-old … Continue reading Call Me By Your Name – A Return to Eden?

Book Review – Confessions: Robbie, by Ella Frank

Confessions: Robbie, an all new tantalizing contemporary MMM Romance by Ella Frank is coming March 8th! Blurb: Relationships are complex. Love ever-changing. And when it comes to rules of the heart, they were made to be broken… That’s what Robert Antonio Bianchi was telling himself, anyway. Otherwise, he really had no excuse for what—or who—he’d done. No excuse, except for his lonely heart, a pitcher of margaritas, four Bitter … Continue reading Book Review – Confessions: Robbie, by Ella Frank

Is It March Already?

Whew, is it really March??? Winter flew by incredibly fast this year! We just celebrated my son’s 11th birthday and spring weather is upon us a little early. I know that the snow and cold will make a reappearance before this month is over but I’m really enjoying it right now. I only have one work week left (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday) before getting 11 days … Continue reading Is It March Already?