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Review: Hot Quit (not what you might think!)

Hot QuitHot Quit by Kathy Roberts

Some of the best parts of this novel were the details about cutting. I had no idea such an activity existed – being a city girl who loves the ‘idea’ of riding, with very little real experience. Roberts’s knowledge and understanding of the sport aspects of cutting are evident and made it all the more fascinating.

The romance between Jackson and Alexandria satisfied all the criteria for a good romance and I was happy when Alex made the right choice for her. Jackson is the perfect hero.

Since Roberts is one of my co-writers at Amazon Montlake and a personal acquaintance, my policy of not star-rating books by people/writers I know applies.

However, I recommend this book to readers who enjoy modern/contemporary cowboy romances, readers who are interested in horses and horsemanship, as well as readers who like big business/office romance truly something for everyone.

In fact, my daughter-in-law, a horsewoman and owner, may very well enjoy this book – I will tell her about it.

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Adolygiad: Chwarae Tywysogaidd Pedro Barrento

The Prince and the Singularity - A Circular TaleThe Prince and the Singularity – A Circular Tale by Pedro Barrento

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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I promised Pedro to write my review in Welsh and so I shall, but first, I recommend this book to anyone with an inquisitive mind with regard to religions and religious philosophies.

Yn y dechrau, doedd dim byd.

Mae’r llyfr hwn yn llai dychymygol nag athroniaethol. Nid ydw i’n sicr pam mae Barrento wedi’i alw’n ffantasi oni bai i guddio’r gwir, sef ei fod e’n ystyried ac yn amau dwy fil o flynyddoedd o draddodiadau Cristnogol.

Yn y stori hon, mae Barrento’n cymysgu’r chwedlonol a’r traddodiadol er mwyn darganfod y gwirionedd sydd o dan y defodol. Fel Joseph Campbell yn Hero with a Thousand Faces, mae’n ymdrechu i ddeall pam mae’n hollol anghenrheidiol i ddynion gredu mewn rhywbeth sydd yn fwy na’r byd cyffredin.

Mae The Prince and the Singularity – A Circular Tale yn fy atgoffa o waith Kazantzakis ond ar lefel ychydig yn is, ond gyda’r un nwyd ar gyfer esbonio’r cyfrinachol.

Yn y pendraw, mae’r awdur yn llwyddo i godi llawer mwy o ddirgeloedd nag y mae’n eu hateb ond mae’n werth yr ymdrech. Oni bai ein bod ni’n chwilio amdano, ni fyddwn yn datguddio yr hyn sydd yn ein gorfodi ni i chwilio sef y stori gron.

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