‘So I held onto the one thing I know to be true. Family always comes first.’

New year New you?

No, it hasn’t happened for me yet either.

I always think when I start a new year it will be like a light clicking and I will have huge amounts of determination just appear. Out of nowhere. But it doesn’t happen like that.

It takes time.

Lead up slowly to what you want.

That’s how I feel about reading too. I think I’m going to read all of the challenging and interesting books that I have on my list. But it just doesn’t happen like that.

I’ve been reading a really easy and trashy series. And its been amazing. It is the ‘The Royal’ Series by Nichole Chase. It is complete trash. Complete. But it is so much fun. It is the dream. Samantha, newly found out Duchess of a small country in Europe is fun and likable. I have read all three in the series and I have to say that the first one with Samantha as the voice is the best by a long way. The other two in the series are perfect for a bit of light reading.

It’s wonderful, easy boy meets girl, boy and girl fall in love everything is perfect.

Actually, it isn’t that easy. it is really emotional as well. However the character with the saddest storyline has probably the least contact time with the reader so it’s not too distressing when it comes to the climax of the book. Despite this when I read it I cry. I cry like a baby.

An emotional, silly baby.

Where was I?

Oh yeah, the lack of contact time the reader has with this character means that you do feel quite emotionally disconnected from the situation. But I mean this is not the kind of book where as the reader you are expecting an incredibly deep and insightful read.

Family is a strong ark in the story, however it was very rarely mentioned. It is much more of a romance and the focus being on the family love presented through a couple. All of the stories end up with the main character coupling off. This is fine because it is what you expect from this kind of  story, however it does strike me as odd what with the constant references to love between parents and children.

Don’t get me wrong. I love it. I am still re-reading it.

It’s easy and engaging and once I start it I can’t put it down. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good old romance.

Now maybe its time to pick up a new book, eat and carrot and go for a run.

New Year Same Me