Thursday, January 18, 2018

J says :) #3

Let’s talk about…
Career choices!

First of all I would like to emphasize that here and now, when I’m writing this, is wendsday night. Why I’m starting with this particular information? Well because I, just like everyone in any office career, knows about our common enemy, the one word that fills us with fear, yes, I’m talking about a deadline. Actually I had a conversation with myself about it exactly a week ago, when I was writing previous post, and it went something like this: “J, don’t do it to yourself, be a grown up about it and write this stuff down on the weekend. Don’t do it on the last minute again, woman!” Yeah, that went well, am I right? Soooo anyway…

Bookworms everywhere, today’s topic is – career choices! We all know and love contemporary romances about musicians, athletes or an office love story. But what about the rest, you may ask. Don’t worry, tonight I’ll tell you about some of my favourite books that involves many characters with unique jobs. Let’s jump right to it, shall we?

A dog-trainer

Fiona Bristow – main character in “The search” written by Nora Roberst is actually the owner of a thriving dog-training school but not only that, she and 3 of her loyal dogs are also volunteers for Canine Search and Rescue. So not only does she work with dogs, but she actually saves people's lives. She’s pretty much awesome as it is, but if you add that she’s the only survivor of the Red Scarf Killer, you can just say wonder woman and be done with it! What I love about her is that this terrible thing that happened to her didn’t define the rest of her life, she didn’t break, but build her life despite of her past. So when she meets Simon and his misbehaved, but still adorable (what dog isn’t?) puppy - Jaws, named mostly because of all the chewing, and probably out of control behavior in general, her peace and solitude that she thinks she needs is over. But be warned: this book is not only a romance, because someone is hiding in the shadows, someone who wants to finish what was started several years ago…

An illusionist

Jay from “Six of Hearts” (book #1 in Hearts series) by L. H. Cosway is many things: an illusionist, mentalist, trickster… He talks little of his past, it’s all smoke and mirrors with this guy. But he has a plan, and in its very center is her – Matilda. A girl from his mysterious past, who’s father is helping him with something (again, very secretive ;) I really can’t tell you more). But when he rents a room in their house everything gets even messier, but in such a good way. If you’re a fan of magic, hot guys doing card tricks and so much more, be sure to read this book. It’s a great beginnig to the whole series, and you won’t regret it. So pick a card and let the magic begin…

A member of the circus

In “Hearts of fire” (book #2 in Hearts series) by L. H. Cosway we actually have two characters that work in a circus. I’m a woman so I’m gonna start with Jack, because come on, knife-thrower and fire-breather, that’s hot and I mean it literally. He’s a man with many scars, not all on the outside, but it doesn’t stop Lille from wanting to get to know him. She is a young woman, who decides to stop doing what everyone think she should, and decides to run off with a circus. She’s a talented artist, who can finally break free and be herself, so her new career is face painting in the circus, how cool is that? Even though Jack keeps mostly to himself, he makes an exception for Lille. In time the delicate bond between them is growing stronger, and as it’s say in the blurb “the truest love is always the hardest to let in”. So just pick up the book and let them give you a show…

A farmer

Griff from “Bittersweet” (book #1 in True North series) by Sarina Bowen after death of his father is a patriarch of his family farm, he’s supporting the rest of the family and couple of workers on the farm (they’re all amazing by the way). Point is, he has a lot of responsibilities, so he doesn’t really need more complications in his life. But when he finds Audrey, his ex-hookup, having car troubles on the road to Vermont all bets are off. She’s only focused on her career and he has a lot on his plate, but what I really like is that even though they want different things in life (in this particular moment they’re in), they find a way to make it work. Maybe it’s the chemistry or maybe all the cider, either way. Which one of us ladies wouldn’t swoon at least a little bit, while admiring men working in the field or chopping some wood? Beards are not necesarry but higly encouraged…

A ballerina

In “Breaking skin” by Debra Doxer we meet Nikki – a ballerina whose broken from the past and with very unsure future. So she’s living in the moment, dancing, because that’s the only time when she’s feeling really alive. One night she meets Cole, maybe a little older and broken just like her, but in his own way. They share a night and go their separate ways, but two years later they meet again... Some might call it destiny, some just a coincidence, but either way they have a second chance to see what they can be together. It’s a hearbreaking story, with complicated relationship between main characters, but so worth reading. But don’t believe me, see for yourself. Also, I should add that this book had me from the very first sentence: A drunk ballerina walks into a bar…

A professional poker player

Gavin from “Hustler” by Meghan Quinn and Jessica Prince is a professional poker player in Vegas. In a word, he’s a hustler (look, it’s right there in the title). He’s famous for his legendary people-reading skills, until he meets Penelope – she’s a waitress in some high level poker games at one of the hotels. He can’t tell what she thinks and of course it’s driving him insane. At the start she doesn’t want anything to do with him, so he has to use his magic to convince her to give them a try. It’s a hilarious book, with great chemistry between main couple, sarcastic banter (and who doesn’t love that) and fantastic secondary characters. Basically after finishing this book, you’ll want to read more and more. Also it has pretty hot scenes so I dare you all to read this book in public and try to maintain a poker face…

A hotel maid

In “Hooked” by Brenda Rothert there is this young woman – Miranda. She can be an example to many young people, she’s working two jobs and putting herself through college, and that’s really something. By being hardworking, honest and brave, she’s the fire to Jake’s ice – literally since he’s a hockey player, who lives in a hotel. Circumstances lead to her being his personal houskeeper, but it’s all strictly professional, at least at the beginning. Who could resist hockey’s hottest bad boy with surprisingly soft heart? This book has it all, including funny and sweet moments, you’ll say awwwww more than once and you’ll definitely blush. All in all a great book for every mood. Also it teaches us, than when you clean you can meet the love of yor life, so everybody, let’s grab a duster…

An ice-cream truck owner

Jake from “Melt” by Carrie Aarons is the famous owner of an ice-cream truck business. He’s known for not only ice-cream, which would be enough, noooo he also makes sweet treats for adults, and I mean ice-creams with alcohol of course, I don’t know what you were thinking ;) In the past he had a crush on Samatha, whose now a single mom. So when their paths cross again, he doesn’t waste time and invites her on a date. And it goes terrible, I won’t spoil anything, but really, it was a disaster. But fear not, it’s not the end of their story. I won’t share anything more, you can go and read it, preferably while eating ice-cream. So it will be a complete dessert, with a cherry on top…

A stay-at-home-mom

I just had to add one more book to this list. It’s about a young woman, who can be described by many things but is mostly known as the Banana Cake Queen. But it’s not a life that Jenifer wants for herself. I’m talking about book #3 in Winston brothers series by Penny Reid called “Beard science”. Even though she works in a bakery, Jenn always wanted to be a stay-at-home-mom, it’s her dream job. And even though I can’t really relate to that, I can absolutely respect that. I think that it really is the most difficult but also rewarding job in the world. Well, because you’re always in the office, and you can’t really retire, because you’re always a mom, with million things to do and stuff to worry about. It’s a job for life. But when you do it right, you’ll have the greatest accomplishment. But back to the book, who wouldn’t want to have babies with Cletus, everyone knows that Winstons are just one of the greatest family in the history of books…

Ok, it’s almost midnight now, so maybe I should finish this post, and go to bed. I shared a few books (ok, there were nine of them) with different than usual career choices. Which one would you pick? Or maybe you have other propositions, that fit this category, if you have, then share them with the rest of the class. I’m always looking for new books :)

For me, the choice from this bunch is really simple. Of course all of them have pros and cons, but since I'm still under a spell from a movie I recently saw called “The Greates Showman” (I’m listening to the soundtrack right now) I would totally picked being a member of the circus. I don’t know what I would be doing there, but flying trapeze or aerial acrobatics looks cool, don’t you think? For this I would even try to overcome my fear of clowns, don’t judge me, you know they’re more scary than funny, it’s not just me. Besides, sometimes after a long and hard day at the office, who wouldn’t want to just run away and join a circus…

J

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