Author: Christi Barth

Friends to Lovers by Christi Barth

Posted September 7, 2014 by Kate in loved it, Review / 0 Comments
Friends to Lovers by Christi Barth

So this is the third book in a series, a series I literally know nothing about, but I was looking for a book where two close friends end up together and this one kept coming up in the forums as being awesome, so I decided to jump right into the middle of the series. I’m very glad that I did, because I did seriously enjoy this book, and it could easily be read without having known all the backstory behind some of the other characters in the previous books. I love the whole Gibson being an ex-pat Brit who comes from a wealthy family, but who left it all behind him and made his own way in America, coming to manage an awesome five-star hotel in Chicago. I love Chicago (home to my favorite airport of all time, yes I know I am a weirdo). I thought he was a really interesting guy and that his character really evolves over the course of the book. I mean he is known for being a serial dater in the beginning of the book but when he starts seeing Daphne and his family issues start to come back into the picture, then he really has to hunker down and decide what’s important to him in life, and I really loved that about him. I also really liked Daphne, she is really independent and she is very career oriented/driven. I loved that about her. I also really loved that she didn’t roll over for […]

Up to Me by Christi Barth

Posted August 7, 2014 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Up to Me by Christi Barth

Two things stuck out to me when I read the synopsis of the book, one it took place at a hotel, and because I used to work at a hotel I was intrigues, and secondly that Gray was undercover and therefore deceiving everyone he met. It’s easy to see how Gray being undercover would make thinks a bit tricky for him, and the anticipation for when everything would be revealed was definitely one of the more excited aspects of the book. So Ella is from a small town, and like most small towns everyone is in everyones business, which ends up playing a big role in the course of the book. The whole town has an opinion about literally everything Ella does, and any time she does something she want to without their agreement they lose their minds. The town clearly means well, they care about Ella, especially after the death of her parents, but this book is largely about Ella learning to stand on her own to feet and really decide what she wanted to do with her life. In that respect I really liked watching her journey. The journal that the town talks through is an interesting touch, and I have to say I have similar feelings about it that Gray did, cute in theory but also a little bit crazy in practice. I liked Gray as a character. He’s clearly a good guy, and I think he really just wants to find a place to belong. Only […]