Singing Back To The Sirens by Margaret DeRitter – Book Review

Singing Back To The Sirens by Margaret DeRitter is a beautiful book with poems that talk about the life of a woman. Each poem is an amazing representation of her desire, love, loss and grief. 

The book has two parts with wonderful poems. Poems talk about different forms of love, the kind between mother and child, two best friends, and a lot more. The exploration of sexuality at an early age, falling for a friend and accepting herself are written beautifully by the author. 

I liked how the author presented the frustrations of a lesbian woman when she falls for a straight woman. And that really made my heart clench. The struggles she faces from the moment she identifies her sexuality to finding her love, losing it and going through the grief are very well written in the form of poems and it is kind of incredible. 

Each poem is a song sung back to the many wonderful women in her life. After all, they shaped the way she sees desire, love, pain, strength and many more emotions, thus helping her define life and evolve.

Margaret DeRitter is a promising author. She crafted the poems very well. I look forward to reading more of her works. I received this book from Librarything for an honest review.

Tempt Me by Diane Demetre – Book Review

Tempt Me by Diane Demetre is a romantic story of Michele. 

Michele is a forty-two year old woman who is recently divorced. She decides to explore her singledom passionately. She meets Mark who is a said under cover cop. He unveils a sexual side of Michele which she never knew existed in herself. After a week, Mark goes back to his wife. 

Michele meets another special man Nick who woes her. Though Michele thinks that he is not her type in the beginning, Nick proves her wrong. 
The story is all about where these both intriguing men stand in Michele’s life by the end of the story. 

These two men play a very important role in Michele’s life. There are many erotic scenes in the book. The three girlfriends of Michele are wonderful and supporting. The story as a whole is entertaining but I didn’t see the end coming. A quick read but not my kind of book.. 

Book Review – ‘The Cost of Betrayal’ by Dee Henderson, Dani Pettrey and Lynette Eason

It’s been a while since I read a book (about 10-15 days). I was pretty busy with my personal stuff. I got my hands on the book ‘The Cost of Betrayal’ by Dee Henderson, Dani Pettrey and Lynette Eason via NetGalley. This is a book with three short stories. Each story is a masterpiece in itself and Betrayed by Dee Henderson is my favorite. As the title says, the stories are about betrayal by your loves ones or someone you trusted deeply. I loved the line from Betrayed which goes like this.. ‘If you want to betray someone, the best person to target is the one who trusts you the most.’ All the three authors were amazing at the way they narrated their stories. The details were catchy. I didn’t feel bored at all since the pace was just right. Betrayed is about the betrayal by best friend. Deadly Isle is about the betrayal by family member and Code of Ethics is the story of betrayal by colleagues who are considered almost like a second family.

While I’m talking about the book, I also want to add that, the stories are not just about betrayal but also about trusting again, second chances, faith and hope. The stories tell how evil brings out some good out of it, how we must do our part and leave the rest to God and how there is always light beyond darkness.

I totally loved this book and I feel refreshed after reading it. Thank you Bethany House and Chosen Books for letting me be part of their reader crew.

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