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The Book Barista Reviews: The Record of My Heart by Georgina Guthrie

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Title:  The Record of My Heart

Series:  Words

Author:  Georgina Guthrie

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ISHO SummaryDaniel Grant desperately wants Aubrey Price, a woman he can’t have—at least not for two long months. He could give up and walk away, but he won’t. Following in his grandfather’s footsteps, he waits.

And while he waits…he writes.

Through a series of journals and letters, The Record of my Heart traces Daniel’s romantic contemplations, what he calls “the secret musings of a man tumbling headfirst in love…”

isho-my-opinion2When I heard that this was being published I was pretty excited.  As I’ve mentioned before, I love reading a male POV and I really enjoyed Georgina Guthrie’s Words series. Obviously this was a WIN/WIN for me.

Daniel Grant is probably the most romantic male character I’ve ever read.  He reads poetry and quotes Shakespeare…*swoon*, so reading his journal entries about Aubrey and his letters to Aubrey definitely left me feeling warm and fuzzy. I’m not entirely sure but I think I’ve used the term “warm and fuzzy” before when talking about this series. I apologize for not being more original but it really did make me feel that way.

I loved reading his thoughts as he waited for the days to pass until he could be with the woman he loves.  Have I mentioned how romantic he is? It bears repeating! Trust me!  I especially loved his little side notes which were so self-deprecating and sweet.

This was a beautiful addition to this series and in keeping with my warm and fuzzy feels I gave it four hot, sweet and yummy hot chocolates.

four hot chocolates

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Blog Tour Review and Giveaway: The Truest of Words by Georgina Guthrie

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Title: The Truest of Words

Series: Words

Author: Georgina Guthrie

Release Date:  November 18, 2014

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ISHO SummaryWith the end of term finally behind them, Aubrey and Daniel look forward to building a life together. A painful realization that they can’t truly embrace the future until they’ve come to terms with the past leads them to discover the healing potential of forgiveness and the power of unconditional love.

Like the first two books in the series, The Truest of Words is a romantic tale that blends witty banter with passion and drama.



I have been a big fan of this series and was ecstatic to receive and ARC of this book (the final in the series) in exchange for my honest opinion.

Just like the two books before it, this book was a real pleasure to read.  It’s just a beautiful story with realistic characters that were so easy to love.

Both Aubrey and Daniel are coming into this relationship with baggage from their pasts that could get in the way of the progression of their relationship.  As mentioned in the summary, forgiveness plays a very large part in their ability to really put the past behind them.

One of my most favourite things in this book is the banter between Daniel and Aubrey.  I love them!!! The way they speak with each other, their text messages and emails make me all swoony.  Then of course, there is Daniel’s poetry.  Some might say it’s a bit cheesy but it’s cute and funny and…did I already say swoony?

Once again, William Shakespeare’s words add so much more to this book.  Daniel reciting Shakespeare is just…*GREAT BIG SIGH*.

I guess you figured out by now that I really loved this book and series.  I decided not to give this a coffee rating. I give it five hot chocolates with lots of marshmallows because at the end of this book I felt all warm and fuzzy inside.

five hot chocolates


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There is a complete set of the Words Series ebooks, in the format of your choice, up for grabs.  All you have to do is comment on this blog post or on this post on my Facebook page.  Easy, right?!




Book Tour: The Book Barista reviews Better Deeds Than Words by Georgina Guthrie






ISHO Summary

Aubrey and Daniel’s vow to pursue their dangerous romance despite university regulations takes them down a path of secrecy and lies. With only six weeks left to the end of term, they’re under the constant watch of David Grant—Daniel’s “Dean of Students” father. If that weren’t enough to pressure them, Daniel’s checkered past also casts a shadow over the young lovers who continuously tempt fate until one wrong move leads to an inevitable disaster. Can they salvage a relationship when everything seems to be conspiring against them?This is book two in the Words Series and continues where The Weight of Words left off.

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Having read and loved The Weight of Words (the first book in this series), I was anxious to see how Aubrey and Daniel deal with their relationship without breaking the university rules and without letting anyone find out about them.  Easier said than done.

I found myself holding my breath at times, afraid for them.  So much is at stake: Daniel’s career and Aubrey’s reputation.  That said, I absolutely loved their times together.  Daniel is the sweetest most romantic guy EVER!  Even when he’s not with her he lets her know that she’s always in his thoughts and heart. He is just….SWOONY.  Is that even a word?

This would be a good place to put in a visual for Daniel (thank you to Georgina Guthrie for making this my Daniel)


*sits and stares for a while* um….where was I? Oh…right.  Now imagine Shakespeare’s words coming out of that mouth.  You cannot read this and not fall in love with The Bard’s words. They are almost their own character.

As for Aubrey, I loved her too.  She’s smart and intelligent. I love the banter between her and Daniel. I feel for her because it’s not easy having to stay away from the man you love.  The sexual tension between them is off the charts.  All in all she handles it quite well.

I gave this five delicious cups of café latte with lots of yummy whipped cream on top.

five caffé latte

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“Now what’s that smile about?” Daniel asked, standing behind me and wrapping his arms around me.

“I was just thinking about how much I love your forearms.”

“You do?”

“Uh huh. They’re very furry.”

He chuckled. “No one’s ever told me that before. Why am I picturing cavemen?”

I smiled and turned around. He leaned against me, pushing my lower back into the counter.

“I happen to find it very masculine,” I assured him, swirling my fingers in the hairs peeping out of the top of his T-shirt. “I like this too, though,” I murmured, dropping soft kisses along the expanse of smooth skin between the stubble on his throat and his chest hairs.

“So do I,” he said, claiming my lips and kissing me deeply, his tongue working its magic as it moved against mine, turning me into a puddle of goo.

I tried to talk between kisses. “We probably shouldn’t do this right now—”

“Aubrey, Patty’s snoring. It’s nice not to be outside or in my car, don’t you think? Throw me a bone.” He kissed me again, moaning quietly against my lips.

“I’ll give you a bone, all right,” I teased.

“Too late. I think you already did,” he said, smirking as he took in my superior smile.

“Not exactly a newsflash.”

“What, and you’re completely unaffected?”

“Did I say that?”

He cocked an eyebrow. “Typical country weather down south?”

I moved in close to his ear. “Typical English country weather.”

ISHO PlaylistGeorgina Guthrie was nice enough to create a fantastic playlist.  For my American friends that would like to listen to it please click here.  [Sadly, Spotify doesn’t work here in the Great White North.]





WWW Wednesdays (May 21, 2014)


To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

Here’s where I’m at:


What I’m currently reading:

Devil’s Game by Joanna Wylde

I’ve been biding my time until I could actually finally get to this book.  I’m just about 35% through it and I’m loving it.  My opinion will be posted closer to the release date.

What I recently read:

Better Deeds Than Words by Georgina Guthrie

I just finished this book (the second book in the Words series).  I loved it!  Georgina Guthrie has a beautiful way of writing. Shakespeare never sounded so good.  My opinion will be posted on May 29th.

What I hope to read next:

Breaking Away by Toni Aleo

Ever since I read the first Assassins book, Taking Shots, I’ve been hooked. I am super excited to get to this book.

Now I REALLY want to know what your WWW…are. I REALLY DO!!!!

Teaser Tuesday: Better Deeds Than Words by Georgina Guthrie

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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Ana Carter, and Cassandra Livingston, at So Many Books So Little Time. Anyone can do it.  All you have to do is: (1): Grab your current read. (2): Open it to a random page. (3): Share 1 or 2 “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.  BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!! (4): Make sure you also mention the author and title.


“I weaved my hands through his hair and kissed him the way he’d kissed me the night before, not as a prelude to sex, but as a wordless whisper aimed at your lover’s heart.  Kissing because you simply can’t think of another way to show your love for the man you adore.”

WWW Wednesday (May 14, 2014)


To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

Here’s where I’m at:


What I’m currently reading:

Toxic: Logan’s Story by K.A. Robinson

This is the fourth book in the Torn Series.  I loved books one and two but haven’t yet read the third book.  I’m about halfway through and really liking Logan and Jade.

What I recently read:

Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren

I loved, loved, loved this book.  Everyone needs an Ansel.  I really think so.  My review will be posted soon.  I’m definitely looking forward to more in this series.

What I’m hoping to read next:

Better Deeds Than Words by Georgina Guthrie

This is the second book in the Words Series.  I’m looking forward to finding out what happens next to Aubrey and Daniel.

What are your WWW…?