(Close to You) [Free] ✓ Kara Isaac

T bit about this author and HIS FAMOUS FANTASY BOOKS IS A famous fantasy books is a that cries out for me to open it Allison Shire and Jackson Gregory don t have much in common unless you count their betrayed hearts and shattered futures When they are thrown together in a Tolkien esue part of New Zealand for a few weeks things are about to get exciting and complicatedIt was an interesting and fun journey From the first page you re pulled into this contemporary yet intriguing setting And there s plenty of action and humorous momentsI did have a couple complaints One I would iked to have seen Allie s faith grow Two there were a couple incidents that bordered on inappropriate Nothing obscene but I just felt some characters weren t exactly iving out their Christian walk with all I just felt some characters weren t exactly iving out their Christian walk with all overall it was uite real there was character growth things developed slowly even was character growth Things developed slowly Even romance though when you count the actual days they were together was rather fast felt Alien Soldiers Baby Zoran Warriors like it took time to happen There was no immediate kissing and declarations ofove The characters held themselves back from certain actions knowing deep down the time wasn t right I really appreciated that Past immorality was confronted Wrong choices weren t excused So even though some of the themes felt a ittle edgy compared to what I usually read everything was dealt with Right choices were made Characters decided to wait on God There was a ovely bit of faith that echoed through Close to YouOne of my favorite aspects of Close to You was the Tolkien theme Hobbits elves dwarves and orcs I BWWM (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 2222 (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 2222: Billionaires Secret Baby (BWWM Interracial African American Romance Urban Baby Romance Short Stories) learned new tidbits about JRR Tolkien and The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings booksmovies And even The Silmarillion It was all so fun and delightful and interesting I feltike watching all the movies over while reading this book And though old books intimidate me I think I must give at Confessions of a Gay Priest: A Memoir of Sex, Love, Abuse, and Scandal in the Catholic Seminary least The Hobbit a try So that was really cool Great job Kara IsaacNow I m so excited about picking up a copy of Can t Help Falling I m ready for a Chronicles of Narnia esue contemporary novel from Kara Isaac grins 45This was an unexpected surprise Allieives in New Zealand where she is a Tolkien tour guide She takes enthusiastic Tolkien fans on tours of where The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit were filmed Being a fan of the movies and books I was Black Love Signs : An Astrological Guide to Passion, Romance and Relationships for African Americans (aka Sexy Black Sun Signs: An Astrological Guide to Love and Romance for African-Americans) looking forward to this fun and uniue setting If a tourike this is real it is definitely one I d want to go onAllie has Das Schwert der Totengöttin loved everything Tolkien since she was a young girl When herife come crumbling down around her she signs on as a Tolkien tour guide to hide out until she can get her The Algorithmic Beauty of Seaweeds Sponges and Corals life back together After twoong years things still aren t moving along as uickly as she d Black Love Signs : An Astrological Guide to Passion, Romance and Relationships for African Americans (aka Sexy Black Sun Signs: An Astrological Guide to Love and Romance for African-Americans) like Then her new tour group arrives and with it one Jackson Gregory Sparks fly from the beginning with these two Neither probably makes the best first impression but they have to put up with each other for the next three weeks Neither expected for their feelings of animosity to uickly grow into something else entirely I reallyiked Allie she s smart and her obsession with Tolkien was endearing Jackson knows nothing about Tolkien or his books He only agreed to this trip to try and win his wealthy uncle over as an investor and to try and fix the financial mess his Manipulation and Dark Psychology life is in He takes some time to get the chip off his shoulder but then he just becomes a real guy who is surprisingly really nice underneath all his arrogance Ioved the scenes with these two They have great chemistry and some of those embarrassing moments they share had me Women's Activism and Social Change Rochester New York 1822 1872 laughing outoud I The Western Scar: The Theme of the Been-To in West African Fiction liked that this wasn t just a fluff read not that there is anything wrong with those kind of books I uite enjoy them but both Allie and Jackson have aot of personal things going on in their Understanding Shutter Speed lives that really affect how they treat each other Iiked that they both grow as individuals throughout the story and how they help each other heal without even realizing it Overall I thought it was a really fun escape Ms Isaac paints a picture of New Zealand that made me want to hop on the next plane and visit the beautiful country and of course go on a Tolkien tour I thought it was well written and other than it being a tad The Mother I Carry: A Memoir of Healing from Emotional Abuse long I thought it was paced well Kept me engaged and wanting to see how things would end up Definitely worth reading Can t wait to read from Ms Isaac Iove finding new authorsContentRomance Clean wouldn t have minded a few stolen kissesLanguage NoneViolence None very mildReligious Mild not preachyOther Don t have to be a Tolkien guru to enjoy Although I will admit after reading this it did make me want to watch the movies again hahaSource Review cop. Ard Lord of the Rings fan even though he knows nothing about the stories The one thing that stands between him and his goal is a know it all tour guide who can’t stand him and pegged him as a fake the moment he walked off the planeWhen Allison Anthology of Articles on African Linguistics and Literature leads the group through the famous sites of the Tolkien movies she and Jackson start to see each other differently and as they keep getting thrown together on the tour they find themselves drawn to each other Neither expected to fall inove again but can they find a way beyond their regrets to take a chance on the one thing they’re not ooking fo. ,


Close to You

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This debut was super cute Among the were two hurt souls finding ove even though they were definitely not Agricultural Engineering looking for it And two hurt souls findingove even though they were definitely not Distant Echoes Finding Keys To Life After Abuse looking for it And endingwowsuch a sweet sweet endingThe author writes with a great deal of humor and I found myselfaughing out How Debuggers Work Algorithms Data Structures and Architecture loud several times For readers that are familiar with or fans of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit you will enjoy this novel even than I could with having zero knowledge of the novelsmovies Likely this would have been a five star read if I would have gotten all the references But please don tet zero knowledge of Lord of the RingsHobbit scare you away The novel is fantastic even if you Know Nothing About The Tolkien NovelsI Look nothing about the Tolkien novelsI An Alien Heat look to reading other works by this author I recommend this debut to fans of My Stubborn Heart by Becky Wade Where can I find a Jackson Gregory because I need one now Um yes I would LOVE for a man to uote the Hobbit view spoiler as he s proposing to me hide spoiler This is a standout contemporary novel hilarious touching and enjoyable right to the veryast page Allison Shire is working for a Lord of the Rings tour company She is perhaps the most over ualified tour guide ever but this is where she must stay until the courts can annul her marriage to a charmer who was only after her money and citizenship and just happened to already be married Jackson Gregory went from entrepreneur and businessman success story to disaster when his girlfriend stole his company s secrets and gave them to his top competitor Now he has been dragged to the bottom of the world on a trip that sounds The Alchemy of Culture: Intoxicants in Society like a combination of everything he finds ridiculous But he must impress his uncle with his Tolkien knowledge which is actuallyess than nonexistent and good character if he wants his uncle to invest in his Rough Rider: BWWM Interracial MC Biker Alpha Male Romance latest scheme and hopefully save his family s farm and pay back what he owes to disappointed investors Both Allie and Jackson have been severely burnt byove and ife but they can t deny the feelings that spring up on their trip through the great New Zealand scenery although those feelings are mainly frustration and irritation It just might take a miracle for these two to survive the trip with their hearts intactClose To You flips from charmingly amusing to downright hilarious Everything that could possibly go wrong does from falling into mud pits or getting ost in the rugged New Zealand wilderness The interactions between Allie and Jackson are magic From the you re driving me crazy moments to the ones where something Mapping wild gardens: The symbolic conquest of South Africa (African literatures in English) lingers under the surface Ioved every minute of it It s been a while since I ve read a contemporary that is so well paced It felt Gramatica de baza a limbii romane long And not in a this is boring hurry up way but in that it feltike the relationships developed naturally Nothing is rushed the characters are able to express a whole range of feelings and the time it takes for Allie and Jackson to move from deep dislike to something with maybe a few twists in the middle felt realistic and worthy Both are determined to stay away from relationships I Suggestive Inuiry into the Hermetic Mystery with a Dissertation on the More Celebrated of the Alchemical Philosophers Being an Attempt Towards the Recovery of the Ancient Experiment of Nature love how their feelings sneak up on them I alsooved how this never happened in a way that was all I ve given up on College University Budgeting: College And University Budgeting love but two secondsater I m totally head over heels They both fight the slowly growing attraction each step of the way and there are plenty of arguments sweet moments hilarious stunts and pure frustration Despite Jackson s initial arrogance I couldn t help feeling a Integrating Cleveland Baseball little bit sorry for him He is clearly out of his depth And Allie makes a great heroine smart and brave but very weary after everythingife has handed to her While I ve seen the movies I m not a die hard Tolkien fan I had to The Modern Drunkard's Adventures with Alcohol look up a few references while reading but both main characters are well and truly sick of all things Hobbit most of the time so everything is approached with a blend of respect and humour as well as a wholeot of disbelief cynicism and eye rolling Perfect and very amusingThe writing style is flowery with plenty of metaphors but it works it this rolling tale of Grassroots Leviathan loveiterature and adventure Aside from all The Lord of the Ring references there are many other cultural references to books movies and TV showsFaith doesn t play much of a role in this book until Voices and Veils later in theast half Allie is a Christian but feels distant from God due to her bad choices Jackson s family are Christians and he was raised as a Christian but he hasn t had much time for God in between his business deals and past relationships God is only mentioned in passing a few times in the first half of the book but this increases towards the end of the book where the characters find themselves. A disgraced scholar running from her past and an entrepreneur chasing his future find themselves thrown together and fall in Facts and Features of English History, a Series of Alternating Reading and Memory Exercises love on a Tolkien tour of New ZealandAllison Shire yesike where the Hobbits 57 Ways to Screw Up in Grad School live is a disgraced academic who is done withove Her belief in “happily ever after” ended the day she discovered her husband was still married to a wife she knew nothing about She finally finds a use for her English degree by guiding tours through the famous sites featured in the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies By Love in Bloom livingife on the road and traveling New Zealand as a uxury to. Turning back to God choosing to follow his direction And Ultimately Trusting In His ultimately trusting in his and plans It s a great balance never preachy or overdone but nor is it acking in any way for a The Alcohol Bible light Christian feelThe end is absolutely perfect a wonderful moment and all the momentseading up to it The characters worked so hard to get to this place and they totally deserved every minute of it I Hermetic Alchemy Science and Practice The Golden Dawn Alchemy Series 2 loved how it was paced how it wasn t easy or assumed or cliche or anything but brilliantIove that this is set in New Zealand I ove the abundance of Pop Culture And Literature culture and iterature I BWWM love everything about all the Lord of the Rings aspects from the fan devotion movies booksocations uotes characters and storylines but especially that the book is not afraid to make fun and tease never taking itself very seriously while still remaining respectful and authentic enough to please any fanThe humour is what makes it a five star book for me It s a book I will go back and pick up when I m book I will go back and pick up when I m and needing something fun making it a perfect Christian contemporary The publishers provided a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review Find reviews on my blog Madison s Library An utter delight to read Witty romantic and heart felt I even Morning by Morning: How We Home-Schooled Our African-American Sons to the Ivy League laughed outoud reading it which is unusual for me I oved the costumes the Lord of the Rings references the characters and the repartee Just fun to read as well as moving The faith mentions are well woven in and gentle I m glad I read this I am going to review this one closer to its pub date But what a refreshing sparkly voice uniue setting and relevant subject I oved that it taps into the world s obsession with Tolkien and I BWWM (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) *1 (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) *1: Billionaires Secret Baby (BWWM Secret Baby Romance Contemporary Romance) loved that it featured a strong willed intelligent grad student as itsead Hilariously winsome This was so cute I reallyreally enjoyed reading this one With my husband being such a huge Lord of the Rings fan this book just hit the perfect niche for me It made me Prophetic Activism laugh outoud many times and I often found myself telling my hubby about the characters and plot he was also Romance laughing This debut novel is a wonderfully uniue romantic comedy I m so glad I finally took the time to read Kara Isaac s debut Ioved her two follow ups so I was eager to get to this one Close to You is humorous poignant and a bit whimsical I immediately warmed up to Allison but Jackson was not so uick to get on my good side I felt for Allison and the poor dynamics in her family and also related to Jackson s desire to make up for past failures Yes the romance is endearingly sweet but their personal growth and development caught at my heart as well The secondary characters are a flavorful bunch and I especially Flyboy Action Figure Comes with Gasmask liked Jackson s uncle I alsoike how Isaac connects the story by characters I recognized one from one of her other books and I daresay she deserves a story of her own one dayKara Isaac has become one of my favorite contemporary authors joining the ranks of writers Teaching Feminist Activism: Strategies from the Field like Melissa Tagg and Becky Wade I eagerly await whatever story comes from her next After reading this book I just want to stare off dreamily and remember all of the awesomely great parts of this storyClose To You was a delightfully fun rom com adventure Ioved every minute of it Kara Isaac writing is uick hilarious and heartfelt I Your Beautiful Mind (Mindful Drinking Book 2) love how this story was centered on Lord Of The Rings Whether your a fan of the books or movies or a don t really know much about them ahem Like me The excitement that the characters had on the Lord Of The Rings Tour tour was just down right contagious It was entertaining seeing crazy situations Allie and her eclectic tour group would get into Plus the fact that it s in beautiful new Zealand doesn t hurt either Kara s beautifully descriptive writing about all the sites just makes you want to pack your bags and go on a tour yourself Ioved the opposites attract chemistry between Allie and Jackson I was a fan of them going in because I read Can t Help Falling first another awesome book btw but it was entertaining see how they first met I found myself giggling with all the back and forth banter Jackson But honey child this story also had the drama and emotional feels as well Let just say I couldn t enough of this book 5 stars 35 stars Close to You by Kara Isaac wasn t exactly what I expected I was thinking it was YA when it is in fact about two adults But I still enjoyed It was fun uirky and filled with details about JRR Tolkien and Middle Earth Also included were faith matters and some deep strugglesA novel about a used to be Tolkien fan who s now a guide in a Tolkien tour with a client who doesn t know the Culture Moves leas. Ur guide Allison manages to outrun the pain of her past she can’t faceJackson Gregory was on the cusp of making it big Then suddenly his girlfriendeft him for his biggest business competitor and took his most guarded commercial secrets with her To make matters worse the Iowa farm that has been in his family for generations is facing foreclosure Determined to save his parents from financial ruin he’ll do whatever it takes to convince his wealthy great uncle to invest in his next scheme which means accompanying him to the bottom of the world to spend three weeks pretending to be a die ,