Castles by Julie Garwood

Finally, I’ve read the last book of the Crown Spies Series by Julie Garwood. What is it all about?

Orphaned and besieged Princess Alesandra knew that only hasty marriage to an Englishman could protect her from the turmoil in her own land. To the amusement of her makeshift guardian, Colin, younger brother of the Marquess of Caineswood, the bold raven-haired beauty instantly captivated London society. But when Alesandra was nearly abducted by her unscrupulous countrymen, the fighting instincts that won Colin a knighthood for valor were rekindled.

Deceiving himself that he wanted only to protect her, Colin swept her into a union meant to be a marriage in name alone … yet Alesandra’s tender first kiss and hesitant caress ignited a wildfire in his soul. As the lovely princess dashed headlong into unforeseen dangers, Colin would follow, knowing he must claim her as his own forever. Now he would risk life itself before he would lose this sweet, tempestuous angel …

Well, this is the last book of the series so I’m kind of excited about it. Unfortunately it is the least of my favorites among the four books. I was really disappointed in how the author presented the characters. Everything was so cliche and it resembles the other characters in the previous books.

Although I love how the series ended, and it was nice to read the previous characters again Caine & Jade and Nathan & Sarah.

There are Some Things that Money Just Cannot Buy

Really? Money cannot let you buy ANYTHING?

…There is something that money just cannot buy, like manners, morals and intelligence.

Oh yes, manners, morals and intelligence. No matter how rich you are, you cannot buy those. You are born for those. Manners are learned. Morals are given by parents with morals too.

So yes, you cannot buy EVERYTHING.

I’m Definitely Watching this Movie

I just finished reading “If I Stay” series by Gayle Forman (will post more about it later), and imagine my surprise when I read that in a few weeks, the movie is going to be shown.

Oh, this is so exciting! I love the series so I’m definitely watching the movie too. SOON!

The Gift by Julie Garwood

I just finished reading this third book of the Crown Spies series by Julie Garwood.

The Gift (Crown’s Spies #3) by Julie Garwood

A child bride, Sara Winchester had grown into a winsome beauty, joyfully anticipating the day when her husband Nathan, Marquess of St. James, would return to claim her heart at last. Charmingly innocent, she dismissed the ancient feud that divided Nathan’s family from her own…and she was totally unaware of his past exploits as the notorious pirate, Pagan. The man who now stood before her was perplexing, arrogant and powerfully handsome…a warrior-gentleman whose gentle touch aroused her to the wildest, deepest pleasures of love.
Nathan had never bared his soul to any woman, but he was soon utterly beguiled and exasperated by Sara’s sweet, defiant ways. Aboard his ship, The Seahawk, she was brave, imperious and determined to win his heart completely — yet upon their return to England, her love would be sorely tested as a vile conspiracy tried to tear them apart. With their future at stake, they would discover the true destiny of their passion…for all time!

Wow, it may be my most favorite book among the Crown Spies Series but I definitely like how this book ended. ♥♥♥ Now, I’m off to read the last book of the series.

Top 3 Most Beautiful Cities in the World

Aaaah, I was so happy when I read that I’ve already seen the 2 most of the beautiful cities in the world according to Top Tip News.

Here are the 3 most beautiful cities…

Once again the European continent is stacking all the most beautiful and alluring cities in its hands. We would have thought of other cities in the United States or in India but this is not the case. Venice, Paris and Prague still keeps the top rank most beautiful cities from all over the world.

VENICE

Unanimous among tourists in all corners of the earth, Venice was and still remains the most beautiful city in the world. Its being located in the marshy Venetian Lagoon brings a unique charm to the structure of the city. The Lagoon is stretching along the shoreline which brings an artistic touch to the architecture of the city. Venetia Lagoon is making the charm and fame of Venice. Thanks to the Lagoon, city was awarded a being the World Heritage Site in the world. Work-of-art buildings reflecting its history brings it to be known and called the most romantic city. The city has been called in several names such as La Dominante, Serenissima, Queen of the Adriatic, City of Water, City of Masks and City of Canals. The city is also the center of silk, grain and spice commerce. Art has taken an important place among inhabitants and tourist. During several eras, Venice became wealthy because of the commerce and art prominent there. Symphonic and operatic music lovers can fully enjoy local music.

PARIS

With the monumental square, the Seine and the streets of Montmartre, Paris is attracting tourists and visitors’ eyes. The city is elegant and sophisticated. Walled cathedral cities are giving an historical touch to the Ville of Paris. It is now one of the world’s leading business and cultural centers making tourists’ bliss. The Eiffel Tour combined with Louvre museum and the Arc de Triomphe recall memories and nostalgia. For several years, it has been regarded as an international center for arts, history and painting. It is from this city that the most glamorous boutiques are ranging. Paris is the international capital of style. Fashionistas travel thousands of miles just for window-shopping. It can be felt by the presence of Haute Couture tailoring boutiques.

PRAGUE

Warm summer brings more fame to the beautifully-preserved historical monuments. Vltava River, Charles Bridge and the stunningly beautiful Old Town Square are forming its beauty. It is the fourteenth-largest city in the European Union. Its being the historical capital of Bohemia attracts thousands of tourists every year. Monuments, buildings and museums architectures are based on Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance eras styles. That is why alleyways and cobbled streets add a sense of nostalgia when walking on them. Several cultural attractions living up the city such as the Prague Castle, the Jewish Quarter, the Lennon Wall, the Charles Bridges and Pétrin hill. Museum exhibits, cinemas, theatres and galleries are covering streets. Prague still remains the most visited and the most voted beautiful in the world.

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Mockingjay, I Can’t Wait!

Ever since Catching Fire, I’ve been looking forward to Mockingjay. And the full trailer is OUT!

Oh, November, please come soooooon! I really really can’t wait any longer!

Korean Food, Anyone?

Aaaaah, now I’m craving! I want one meal please. And let it be sooooon!

What to do When People Bring you Down?

Well, basically NOTHING!

It just means something, “If you people are trying to bring you down, it only means that you are above them.”

Wow. What an eye opener. And it’s so true isn’t it? Why do people keep on trying to bring you down? Because they think that you are more than them.

Guardian Angel by Julie Garwood

Guardian Angel (Crown’s Spies #2) by Julie Garwood

New York Times bestselling author Julie Garwood takes breathless sensuality to thrilling heights in this unforgettable adventure of passion and intrigue.

The Emerald flew across the seas, carrying the pirate Pagan — despised by the ton, whose riches he plundered, and beloved by the poor, whose plight was eased by his gifts.

The Marquess of Cainewood vows to hunt down the pirate wretch in revenge for his brother’s death. But when Jade, an enchanting vision of rippling red hair and eyes of jewel-green, appears at his door to beg desperately for his protection, the Marquess agrees to keep her safe from the villains who want her dead. Jade is infuriating, exasperating, and gorgeous; Caine is noble, strong-willed, and powerful. No woman has ever befuddled him so, nor so deeply aroused his desire. But as Jade answers his knowing caresses with an innocent, wild abandon, they are drawn into a web of treachery that will test the very heart of their love!

Aaaah this is so far my most favorite in the Crown Spies series. There was a part that is dragging though but I so love how this book ended. ♥

Clarke Quay in Singapore

Here’s one of my favorite places in Singapore – Clarke Quay.

It was so beautiful at night. I love that there were restaurants around this beautiful river. Perfect place to have a drink with your loved ones. It was a perfect date place too. Wish we could be back soon!