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  • Title: I'll Sing for my Dinner
  • Author: B.R. Kingsolver
  • ISBN: 9781310419881
  • Page: 323
  • Format: ebook
  • When Cecily Buchanan walks into the Roadhouse Bar and Grill and offers to sing for a meal, ex Marine Jake McGarrity can t say no Some say Jake is too soft hearted for his own good But letting the waif with the cover girl face and the voice of an angel walk away would be than he could stand.Cecily s sweet nature, bubbly personality and obvious talent endear her to evWhen Cecily Buchanan walks into the Roadhouse Bar and Grill and offers to sing for a meal, ex Marine Jake McGarrity can t say no Some say Jake is too soft hearted for his own good But letting the waif with the cover girl face and the voice of an angel walk away would be than he could stand.Cecily s sweet nature, bubbly personality and obvious talent endear her to everyone she meets, and Jake soon knows his heart is lost.Cecily has secrets and won t talk about her past, one so dark that she has nightmares and clutches a knife while she sleeps.When those who are chasing her close in, she faces the decision of whether to run again or to trust her life to the cowboy angel who has taught her the meaning of love Shocking, but oh, so sweet Author s note This book includes content about past rape and abuse.From the AuthorI ll Sing for My Dinner is not a standard romance novel, although romance is a strong element in the book It s been called romantic suspense, a psychological thriller, and women s literature It is a tale of a young woman s journey from hell to redemption.There are many kinds of abuse, emotional, psychological, and physical A young child exposed to one is susceptible to the others, and as the child grows older, and the abuse piles up, they can grow to think of abuse as a sign of love.Some of the content in this book is difficult for some readers Some aren t able to deal with it, and it has triggered PTSD flashbacks For others, it has led to the beginning of their healing.
    I ll Sing for my Dinner When Cecily Buchanan walks into the Roadhouse Bar and Grill and offers to sing for a meal ex Marine Jake McGarrity can t say no Some say Jake is too soft hearted for his own good But letting the waif

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    1. Actual rating 3.5 4 starsCecily walks into the Roadhouse bar and asks the owner, Jake McGarrity, if she could sing for her dinner One look at Cecily, and Jake knows this girl needs help He agrees to let her sing and is amazed by her voice He offers her a job and a place to stay Cecily has secrets and is on the run She is grateful for Jake and finds herself falling in love with his kindness Jake is finding it hard not to fall for the Cecily but he knows something bad has happened to her and doesn [...]

    2. No one will be bored with this book Where some stories just plod along, this one zooms Every page seems to have something new and different on it Overall, it is a sweet romance about our H, a child prodigy taken advantage by first her mother and then by a drug dealer she meets and thinks she falls in love with The book opens with the H ending up in Greeley, Colorado at a bar looking bedraggled and beaten down, asking the former Marine bar owner our h for a meal in exchange for singing for his pa [...]

    3. The synopsis of I ll Sing for my Dinner made it really sound like something I would love but in the end it was a bit of a disappointment I wish I had liked it better but I had just too many issues with it, unfortunately I want to start with saying how the first two chapters were very promising to me but after that it all started going downhill I didn t care much for the insta love and how rushed the story was or how the writing at the start was pretty good but with each chapter I liked it less a [...]

    4. I received a copy of the ePub from the group Shut Up Read Read It Reap in exchange for an honest review.When a broken young woman walks into Jake McGarrity s bar and grill he instinctively sensed something special about her Cecily Buchanan is certainly not who she appears to be She does sing for her supper and Jake offers her respite a place to stay his place a safe place.The author cleverly shares their journey via alternating points of view Cecily and Jake s Their individual voices are distinc [...]

    5. HOLY SHIT where do I start with this book Ok so let me start off by saying, If a girl came into your bar asking for a free meal if she sang to your bar full of customers Would YOU If a girl needed a place to stay or she could go hitchhiking Could she stay with YOU If a person needed saving, what would YOU DO just really ask yourself them questions and think about it for a while.I don t know what I can say about this It was an emotional one that is for sure It s a story of complete survival, and [...]

    6. I was provided a copy of I ll Sing for my Dinner in exchange for an honest review.Cecily is thin, she and her clothes have gone several days unwashed, and the guy who picked her up has dropped her off at a bar in a small town So she offers to sing for her dinner if the owner, Jake, doesn t mind Jake is a veteran with a tough guy exterior, but he feels for Cecily and can t help but offer help for her after he hears her sing One night of music from Cecily and Jake offers her a job, a place to sta [...]

    7. HOLY SHIT Wow wow wow where do I start with this book So check out this senerio , If a girl came into your bar asking for a free meal if she sang to your bar full of customers Would YOU I would maybe I m just a soft touch.If this certain girl plays and sings like an angel could you turn her away.when people need saving is book opened a whole can of worms but I couldn t get enough I don t know what I can say about this ll art from well written and a great story , It was an emotional one that is f [...]

    8. This book is filled with a lot than the title itself alludes to A girl on the run, a musical prodigy who is missing, a corrupt FBI investigation and the demise of a major drug cartel are all stacked inside the pages along with themes of domestic violence, abuse survival and learning to trust and love regardless Despite the many threads and the rather heavy content, I ll Sing for my Dinner delivers it all in a quiet and engaging manner In the early chapters, the town of Greeley is introduced to [...]

    9. I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review The description of this book had me intrigued and I thought that it could really grab me and keep me entertained Unfortunately, there was somewhat weak character development and insta love right out of the gate Cecily walks into a bar and offers to sing for her dinner Jake, the ex marine bar owner, agrees and then offers her a job and a place to stay Cecily is pretty needy and CONSTANTLY dropping overt clues that she wants Jake It s [...]

    10. Synopsis When Cecily Buchanan walks into the Roadhouse Bar and Grill and offers to sing for a meal, ex Marine Jake McGarrity can t say no Some say Jake is too soft hearted for his own good But letting the waif with the cover girl face and the voice of an angel walk away would be than he could stand Cecily s sweet nature, bubbly personality and obvious talent endear her to everyone she meets, and Jake soon knows his heart is lost Cecily has secrets and won t talk about her past, one so dark that [...]

    11. I Love Story Time was gifted an ARC in exchange of an honest review 4 Stars There s love, and sometimes there are things beyond love Wow that was a story that I did not expect There were so many twist and turns that took place that I did not see coming When we first meet Cecily she is homeless trying to get by with what she has Cecily is running from a past that I did not expect Jake is the owner of the bar that Cecily walks into looking for a way to earn a meal She offers to sing for his bar du [...]

    12. I Love Story Time was gifted an ARC in exchange of an honest review 4 Stars There s love, and sometimes there are things beyond love Wow that was a story that I did not expect There were so many twist and turns that took place that I did not see coming When we first meet Cecily she is homeless trying to get by with what she has Cecily is running from a past that I did not expect Jake is the owner of the bar that Cecily walks into looking for a way to earn a meal She offers to sing for his bar du [...]

    13. A quiet girl enters a bar She clearly hasn t been eating well, and when the bar owner offers her a chance to sing for her dinner, he discovers that her musical gift knows no boundaries But Cecily has a dark past one that I could relate to Cecily has a sweet warmth that I fell in love with But her past left her scarred with psychological quirks the author captured perfectly Would I call this a romance It certainly has a romance in it, but does not focus on the traditional romantic qualities that [...]

    14. I received a copy for an honest reviewCecily Buchanan walks into ex Marine Jake McGarrit s Roadhouse Bar Grill saying she ll sing for her dinner.Jake, always taking in strays though usually the dog or cat variety can t let the girl with obviously no place to stay but with the voice of an angel go into the night, so he offers a bed alone and a job.All she asks of Jake is that he doesn t ask about her past, since she doesn t want to have to lie to him,They quickly fall in love and start a relation [...]

    15. I ll Sing for my Dinner is a captivating story that you won t be able to put down I, personally, read it in two days risking to get fired The way it started, with a great character like Jake meeting an intriguing girl like Cecily, had me drawn in from the first page The light and realistic writing style made it easy to feel the mood of the situation and place, the heart warming atmosphere of the bar, and the family like relationship between the characters Jake is the kind of guy any girl would f [...]

    16. Check out the complete review at Views She Writes WordPress ReviewsRomance is fun Suspense is interesting And when Romance and intense suspense come together, the fun just gets interesting With I ll sing for my dinner the story line basically starts with suspense A super talented singer hitch hiking and agreeing to work for peanuts There is bound to be a terrible past to it An ex military guy attempts to crack her and tries to get her to where she belongs But if it were so easy, then there woul [...]

    17. When I had finished this book, I really felt like I had read 2 different stories, before Jake found out who Cecily was and after.I loved the beginning, where the story focused on Cecily and Jake getting to know each other and then developing a relationship It was hard not to fall in love with them They just seemed to blend together so well Jake was so patient with Cecily His kind and compassionate personality really showed through He knew she was hiding something, he just had no idea how big tha [...]

    18. Jacob Jake McGarrity is a former Marine and proud owner of The Roadhouse Bar Grill Jake lives a simple life that he shares with his brother Jared When Jake spies a slip of girl that s rail thin he s intrigued Cecille Cecily Buchanan is down on her luck and dire need of a place to rest and something to eat Cecily offers to sing for her dinner and Jake agrees Jake is blown away by Cecily and knows there s to her than meets the eye or first glance As Jake gets to know Cecily he falls in love with [...]

    19. Wow A book about the healing power of love, survival, and finding oneself Jake was a true gem of a person, compassionate, generous, non judgmental, protective, loving He was the sweetest, kindest who treated Cecily like a princess I absolutely loved his character And Cecily, what a character you would love to pull into your arms and take care of her She was so strong on the outside but very fragile on the inside Jake s love for her and hers for him healed her It was beautiful The storyline of th [...]

    20. I really like BR Kingsolver s work She writes a detailed story, which adds to the richness in a book In this book we have a retired Marine who runs a bar along with his brother and a hitchhiker down to her last chance With no money and a very empty stomach, Cecily offers to sing for her dinner Jake sees strength and grit beneath the dirty ragamuffin s outer appearance Finally she has a place to stay and regain her senses Bets are all off when her identity is revealed Jake s world is drastically [...]

    21. This was so heartfelt and touching Coming from a past of abuse and rape, being a child prodigy and dealing with men in drugs, is a tough thing to tell anyone about Soon as Cecily walked into Jake s bar, I knew it was all over They were meant for each other I hated that she had to hide who she really was from him, due to trying to cover up what she had done and her past The love they have for each other is something out of this world It broke my heart when she wanted Jake to be rough with her, be [...]

    22. 4 Stars From Sammy s Book Obsession MY THOUGHTS I was provided with a Review Copy ARC for review I m rating I ll Sing for my Dinner 3.5, but rounding up to 4 stars It was a good story I enjoyed it Didn t love it, but liked it It was a bit different than other music type books out now There are interesting twists and turns along the way The writing was pretty good I thought the characters left a little to be desired, though I can t really put my finger on what the problem was at the moment The MC [...]

    23. A very readable and engaging romance with a dash of thriller, I ll Sing for my Dinner is competently executed For me, Cecily was far too talented, Jake just too perfect, and the storyline a little predictable nevertheless the premise sold the book to me, and Kingsolver s delivery was so good, especially in terms of tension and pacing, that it managed to hold my attention to the end The insight into the legal complications and the professional music world were impressive, and I liked the song lyr [...]

    24. I was givin a copy for my honest review i loved this book it had me sucked in from the first page The realistic writing style is a thing i like about reading and enjoyed it was very emotional i cried for Cecily and i was in awe of her for her will to survive and the strength that she had all she had on her was the guitar on her back and an amazing vice i loved jake he had an beautiful soul he gave ceily a chance and didn t make her leave and let her stay with him she didn t she was good enough f [...]

    25. I received this book in exchange for a review.Cecily is on the run She walks into Jake s bar starving and filthy She offers to sing and play her guitar in exchange for dinner Jake is an ex marine and can t say no Jake takes her home with him Jake knows she s hiding from something in her past She won t talk about it though She finally has to tell Jake some of the truth when he finds out who she is Cecily wants to clear her name so that she and Jake can have a life.I really enjoyed reading this bo [...]

    26. Inspirational, suspenseful romantic I love this book Marine and bar owner, Jake meets and falls in love with the beautiful musical prodigy Cecily Buchanan Though Cecily was on the streets and running from her past when they meet, Jake takes a chance on her Jake suspects that Cecily has been abused in some way in the past, but he refuses to pry Later when everything seems perfect between them, Cecily s past starts to catch up with her Since Cecily has than one secret, I cannot say much without [...]

    27. I received this for an honest review I found this to be a very sweet and enduring book Cecily has been living on the streets and hitch hikes to a little town Greeley and walks in to Jakes Roadhouse bar where she asks him if she can sing for her dinner This book had all these awesome elements of romance, suspense and never knowing what the next page would bring you A wonderful contemporary romance and all around good read

    28. This was a lovely book I feel so many things while reading it, because it s not easy face the topics the author writes about But I was really pleased with how the things worked Not only because the end was sweet and truly deserved, also because we face a topic that we avoid, or just don t go deep on it I give 3.5 to 4 stars I hope I can read about this author in a future

    29. Okay, so I feel in love with Jake And admire Cecily I PROMISE you will to But to find out why, you ll have to get yourself this well written amazingly talent author s book I promise you won t regret it Received for honest review

    30. I was given a copy in exchange for an honest review Solid 3 stars Not necessarily my cup of tea, but I can surely see how others could give it 4 or 5 stars.There were several things about this novel I loved.First off, Cecily had some real zingers Some of my favorites When she talks to a friendly, unnamed stray cat view spoiler Well, there s no shame in being a slut That s just a label foolish men and dried up old ladies use for friendly girls You and I will get along fine hide spoiler When she s [...]

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