Posts labeled Barbara Elsborg

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Review - Broken Things by Barbara Elsborg

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Fifteen-year-old Tar rescues eight-year-old Merrick from a burning house, which his father was robbing before setting fire to it. Things go from bad to worse when Tar's father leaves the two boys to fend for themselves. He doesn't know that Tar has surreptitiously transferred a book from the stolen loot to his own bag. What starts as a bit of adventure for the two soon turns nasty when a group of evil faeries come looking for the book.

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Review - Inbetweeners by Barbara Elsborg

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Emmett feels like the only unhappy person in heaven. No amount of encouragement by the happy people is changing that. Down in Hell, Phoenix is also very unhappy, but then, he's supposed to be, and he thinks he knows why he's there. When the two men are selected for a task that will send them back to Earth, it seems like a lucky reprieve for both of them. But, working together may be difficult.

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Review - What If? by Barbara Elsborg

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Garrett is a fae who works in his father's Christmas shop, making magical toys and sometimes dealing with faeries who have broken the rules while in the human realm. One day his store is visited by Crispin, an apparently human young man about Garrett's age who shouldn't be able to see or enter the shop, but does so anyway. They spend a magical day together, and Garrett gives Crispin a specially created bee that should be able to lead Crispin back to the store when it reopens the following year.

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Review - Double Trouble by Barbara Elsborg

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Raffety is trying to learn to play the violin. He's awful, but his teacher seems to think he has promise and arranges a free stay at a summer camp. His mother is thrilled. Raffety's father died when he was a baby, and his mother has been struggling to give him things. Camp is bewildering. All of the other kids seem strange, and the staff even more peculiar. The only bright spot is Jonah.

Tags: Fantasy Shifters M-preg

 

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Review - Waiting for Ru by Barbara Elsborg

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Kindly note: If you haven't read some of the earlier books of this series, this review contains spoilers about some of the events in them. Ruari – “Ru” – is still adjusting to his new reality. Kidnapped by his aunt and uncle when he was eight years old, he was told his parents and brother were dead, and kept in isolation so he couldn't find out differently. In the second book of this series, Long Way Back, Ru found out that his family wasn't dead, and that his brother had been imprisoned for Ru's murder.

Tags: Contemporary UK Setting

 

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Review - Reinventing Cato by Barbara Elsborg

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After a few disastrous relationships, Cato decides to avoid romantic entanglements, never spending more than a night with people he meets in bars, often not even knowing their name. But as midnight approaches on New Years Eve at a party he'd rather not be at, Cato resolves to become a better person, to “reinvent” himself. Vigge is not quite out at work, where he's a police detective. He doesn't trust easily and has some rather heavy baggage from his childhood.

Tags: Contemporary UK Setting Mystery

 

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Review - Second Chance by Barbara Elsborg

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Ryder is on a “team building” cycling trip with his company, but he's not seeing much of the team since he can't keep up with them. Of course, considering his medical history it's amazing he can even ride a bike. When he's left behind even by the boss who was supposed to keep an eye on him, Ryder plans to give up trying and catch a ride with the support van to the next stop.

Tags: Shifters Fantasy UK Setting

 

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Review - A Long Way Back by Barbara Elsborg

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Having finally woken up from a semi-comatose state 14 months after Jonty's psychopathic wannabe boyfriend pushed him off a ladder, Tay is anxious to get his life back, on his own terms. He decides to move to London, away from the memories of Northumberland which include the realization that Jonty was more to him than just a best mate. But Tay doesn't yet have enough mobility to be completely independent, so his parents insist he get a live-in helper.

Tags: Contemporary UK Setting

 

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Review - The Making of Jonty Bloom by Barbara Elsborg

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Devan walked in on his fiance and brother having sex, the day before his wedding. Several months later he still has to keep a tight lid on his anger, which is made all the harder when said brother announces plans to marry the ex. Since they work together, Devan’s boss decides he needs a break and assigns him to check out a potential hotel acquisition on the Northumberland coast. Jonty is the night manager at the hotel, and is still on duty when a guest he quickly dubs “Mr Impossible” tries to check in at 9:00 am.

Tags: Contemporary UK Setting