Is this how it feels to fall in love?
Not only butterflies, but a slow constant burn.
A flame that grows stronger and brighter after each encounter.
My heart swells at the thought of you.
My mind floats on clouds, thinking of you as I drift to sleep.
A smile dances on my face when my day to day life reminds me of you.
I long for your touch.
To hold you in my arms.
I long to hear your laugh, and see your smile.
To feel that smile against my lips, as you lean in to kiss me.
While your arms wrap around me and my fingers get tangled in your hair.
The slow burn of our flame consuming us, and emerging as an immense inferno.
I’ve done the work, I’ve figured it out, I’ve fallen in love with myself. I’m ready to fall in love. I’m ready for someone else to fall in love with me now.
Pairings: John Tracy x reader
Genre: Fluff, fluff, fluffing fluff ( I really needed to write some thunderbirds fluff tonight)
Summary: You and John spend most of your time watching over the world and helping others. It’s finally time for the two of you to have some alone time watching stars.
Warnings: None but I was feeling kind of sad and happy at the same time tonight so I decided to write about something that made me happy and that’s thunderbirds. More BTS stuff coming soon, don’t worry. Also, this is super short cause it’s almost 3 in the morning here and I don’t think this is going to get many likes cause Thunderbirds are go is kind of a small fandom.
Miracle Creek Christmas by Krista Jensen. Rating: 3.5 stars.
Read from July 11 to July 13.
First, I have to start by saying a huge thank you to NetGalley and the publishers at Shadow Mountain Publishing for sending me an ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Christmas is my favorite holiday so I was happy to get approved for this novel. In it we see a woman who’s new to town befriend a surly ex-firefighter with a painful history. Both have a lot of healing to do but can they trust each other with their hearts? This book comes out on September 8, 2020.
This year I decided to do a Christmas in July week where I read at least one Christmas book, watch at least one Christmas movie, and bake one Christmas cookie recipe. And so far it is going so well. I had so much fun reading this novel. I kept telling my husband that this book is like a Hallmark Christmas movie in book form only better. There is so much to love in this novel.
For me, the thing that had me hooked from the beginning was the setting. You get the small town feel of Miracle Creek and it seems like the setting was put together by someone who actually knows what it’s like to live in a small town. It’s not all rainbows and sunshine when everyone knows everyone else’s business. Though, the specific place in Miracle Creek that won my heart is Riley’s house. It’s an old Craftman style home that she’s working on while trying to decide if she really wants to put down roots. And the characters were so believable. It felt like all of our main characters had so much depth and that they were grounded in reality. I found Mark to be the most amazing character in this novel. He’s got PTSD and he still isn’t back to his old self mentally or physically. And it’s great to see a character who’s been through a traumatic situation who is still dealing with it.
I found the romance to be believable and adorable. I could have used more of it if I’m being honest. I think the build up was there and the moment everything comes together is beautiful, but I wish these characters–who have been in such painful situations–had a few moments to be happy before the climax of the story happened. I also loved seeing all the ways Christmas was represented in the book. I even enjoyed seeing the scenes from Thanksgiving despite not liking that holiday nearly as much as Christmas. The author managed to make Thanksgiving seem like a prelude of Christmas fun to come.
There are two things I really struggled with when it came to this novel (and they’re the reason I rated it below a 4 star rating). The first being the Christian overtones. I know that Christmas is a Christian holiday, but it wasn’t originally and also, while I love Christmas, I don’t have ties to any faith so it felt a bit alienating. Secondly, this had a conflict where–if everyone stopped being so hurt for two seconds and talked–everything could have been solved in a lot less time. I think the characters needed the time away and that pain to make the end so fulfilling, but the way it happened was disappointing. I felt like it could have been dealt with over a cup of hot chocolate in one afternoon.
I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and it has me in such a Christmasy mood now. Too bad we have over 5 months left to wait. This book is available for pre-order now and will be in stores on September 8th. It will be the perfect thing to read this Fall in the lead up to Christmas.
Date someone who stops at gas stations for coffee
*i own the edit, not the pictures
Book: His Royal Highness by R.S Grey
“Desde a nossa primeira reunião, minha cabeça e meu coração estavam em duas páginas diferentes quando se tratava de Derek Knightley. Dez anos mais velho, um homem adulto em posição de poder na empresa em que eu trabalhava, a lógica me disse para esmagar meus crescentes sentimentos românticos por ele. Meu coração pensou que a lógica poderia ir para o inferno.”
The girlfriend: damn why are we so good at kissing
Me: because we’re in love
The gf: but it’s been good from the start
Me: I have loved you from the first time
-me, thinking instead of sleeping.
Trying on my ??’s Demonia boots.
Chapter 8: Born to Be Yours
As Emma walked away to take a call, Margaret saw Regina coming out of the treatment room and she smiled.
“Hey…is everything okay?” she asked. Regina smiled.
“Yes…the treatment is continuing to go very well. Just a slow process,” Regina mentioned, as she sat down.
“I want to thank you again…for insisting that Henry be admitted to this program,” Margaret said, with tears in her eyes.
The feeling of missing you is like a void that only you can fill. There’s no other way to describe it: you complete me.