Review: Go Small or Go Home

Go Small or Go Home by Heather Wardell: NOOKbook Cover
When massage therapist and aspiring artist Tess begins treating stressed but attractive hockey star Forrest, her art career soars due to his gallery-owning mother, but her creativity plummets under the weight of rules and deadlines. Soon, she’s lost the freedom and joy she’d always found in art. Is having her dream career worth losing doing her art her way, or can she somehow have both at once?

My Review –

Heather Wardell has done it again!  Tess and Forrest just jump right off the pages and the book reads as though it was a movie!  I loved this book as much as I loved Life, Love and the Polar Bear Tattoo.

The Plot –

Usually, I get frustrated with a book that has two different plot lines running.  In this case, the hockey part of the book and Tess’ art career.  Heather Wardell did a great job of not only balancing the two, but making me want to know what was going on in each.  It was the perfect balance of a love story and finding the perfect career for Tess.  There were smooth transitions between the two and they truly tied together wonderful in the end.

The People –

I love that Heather took the time to develop each character individually as well as how they worked together.  Plus we got to know the people in each person’s life and why they were important.  This is a step that I see missed so often in books.  Kudos to Heather for taking the time and effort to take each life full of people, not just two main characters.

Overall –

This was a great story with twists and turns that I did not see coming (I love that in a book!).  I would highly recommend it, remember that you can get it for $0.99 from her website.

My Rating:
5 of 5 stars.

* This e-book was provided to me by the author for review.  I was not provided any compensation and my thoughts and comments are mine alone.

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Quick Review: The Sworn

The Sworn (The Fallen Kings Cycle)

Product Details

  • Pub. Date: February 2011
  • Publisher: Orbit
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback , 576pp
  • Sales Rank: 23,828


Summoner-King Martris Drayke must attempt to meet this great threat, gathering an army from a country ravaged by civil war. Tris seeks new allies from among the living – and …


This picks up several months after the end of the first trilogy. The story is well written and there are no huge surprises in the plot.   Many characters are the same as the previous books with some new interesting additions.  There is good story progression without gaps or dead spots.  It was just about what I expected the book to be.  Will be looking forward to reading more from this author.  

*This book was provided in e-book format from NetGalley.  All opinions are my own and no compensation was provided.