Bad Idea by Nicole French 5* Book Review

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From the second she saw him, Layla Barros knew Nico Soltero was all wrong. Wrong age. Wrong education. Wrong job. Wrong everything. She had a hard enough time convincing her parents that New York really is the right place for their nineteen-year-old daughter without telling them she’s got a thing for the FedEx guy at her new part-time job. Too bad the second she saw him, Layla Barros no longer cared about right and wrong. 

You know that feeling that you get when your heart breaks?

Your chest gets tight and there’s a lump in your throat that feels like your heart has just made its way from your ribcage to your oesophagus?

How? How does Nicole French make me experience every single visceral reaction right along with Layla and Nico? I feel shattered, torn and also in love with Nico…

I write this review from tear-stained eyes, completely and utterly wrung out from the emotional journey of this novel and YET! I’m going to read it again and count down every day until the sequel comes out.

I may be a masochist, but French writes so beautifully. Nico and Layla’s story is the first love, the one that got away, the bad boy from the wrong side of the tracks and the show-stopping true love of meeting ‘the one’ all wrapped up in one novel that has left me in itty bitty pieces.

French tackles social/political/cultural and woman’s issues in a way that leaves no stone unturned. Coupled with her Spitfire series, no trope is typical. No story goes the way that you expect it to go. There are no clichés, and French WILL rip out your heart.

I loved Layla, with her immaturity and already hardened shell but I fell in LOVE with Nico. The man who treasures her, calls her Sweetie and only wants the best for her (but can still f**k like an animal. Damn.) I’ve gone mad and I’ll never look at a FEDex man the same way again.

French has done it again.

5*

M x

 

 

 

 

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The Devil’s Lullaby by Michaela Haze (Book #2)

Coming December 2017

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Before she died, Dahlia Clark had many titles.
Devil’s Consort.
Queen of the First Circle.
The Mother of the Devil’s Progeny.

She never expected ‘One of the Lord’s Chosen’ to be added to that list.
The ice prison took something vital from her. (No. Not her designer heels…)
Dahlia was torn from her daughter and her lover, Lucifer.
The war between Heaven and Hell be damned.
She’s going to get her life back and not even the Lord can stand in her way.

The Devil’s Lullaby is the next instalment in the Dahlia Clark series.
18+

Review: How to Date A Douchebag: The Failing Hours by Sara Ney

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In the first book in this series, I was intimidated by Zeke Daniels. He was the angry, protective frat brother of Oz. In the second book of this series, (although they work well on their own as well) we get up close and personal with Zeke and Violet. An unlikely couple, both broken in their own ways. Zeke is full of anger, abandoned by his rich parents. Violet lost her parents at the age of four, she is sweetness and light but no pushover!

The only difference is, one sees the glass as half full, the other sees it as half empty. This is such a brilliant romantic story, with complex characters and amazing depth. I honestly love this author and would recommend this series if you love a bit of contemporary/new adult romance.

5/5

M x

Review: Firebolt by Adrienne Woods (The Dragonian Series) 5/5 Kindle Free eBook

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It’s been a while since I had read a book that has transported me into a world, so well constructed, so beautiful and in-depth that I’ve had to purchase every book in the series and stay awake until 4 am for two days running to cram as much of the books into my skull as possible.

Dragons. Right. Teenage girls don’t believe in fairy tales, and sixteen-year old Elena Watkins was no different.
Until the night a fairy tale killed her father.
Now Elena’s in a new world, and a new school. The cutest guy around may be an evil dragon, a Prince wants Elena’s heart, and a long dead sorcerer may be waking up to kill her. Oh. And the only way Elena’s going to graduate is on the back of a dragon of her own.
Teenage girls don’t believe in fairy tales. Now it’s time for Elena to believe – in herself.

This is that series. This is what you need if ACOTAR and Harry Potter are your bread and butter. The mythology of each of the dragons, the magic school and the slow build up with the main character make for a well-paced story that reveals just enough to keep you salivating for more.

5/5

M x

Review: End of Eden by S.L Jennings (Seven Sinners #2) Kindle Unlimited

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S.L Jennings does erotic scenes and romance well. What I didn’t expect was the darkness that came with this second instalment of the seven sinners series.

The first book in this series focuses very much on the female leads romantic relationship with Legion, a strong, serious and tortured fallen angel.

The second book – let’s just say that you feel the emotions as the character experiences them. This isn’t your typical happy romance conflict. This book is full of little twists that you don’t expect as well as uncertainty.

Eden, the female heroine, remains her strong self in the face of conflict. But at what emotional cost? The journey that Eden goes on in this book is what makes this series great.

5/5 again from S.L Jennings.

Love the tie in with the dark light characters.

(Spoiler: if you’ve missed Niko, you’ll love this book)

M x

Review: Neighbours by Stylo Fantôme (Twin Estates Series) KINDLE UNLIMITED

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I borrowed this book on kindle unlimited and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The cover isn’t very inspirational but the description of the book is what drew me in to an unfamiliar author.

Katya Tocci has never paid much attention to who lives next door – her career always kept her too busy. She’s a good girl, working her way to becoming the most sought after cake designer in all of San Francisco.

But even a good girl’s gotta cut loose once in a while, right? So one fake dating profile later, and she’s ready to tarnish her squeaky clean image. Little does she know, her fun time is closer to home than she ever imagined.

Throw in a neighbor who wants to corrupt her, and another who just wants to own her, and her entire world is flipped upside down.

The story starts in an unconventional way but the character dynamic between Katya, Liam and Wulfric definitely makes the simple premise into something much more twisted and brilliant.

Honestly, although this book was listened under a more contemporary romance sub-genre, I couldn’t read it as much. It wasn’t a traditional romance by any means but definitely worth a read.

It’s a good thing there are two books in this series, because the first one ends with a cliffhanger and a twist that will leave you wanting more. It will leave you devastated and (hopefully without giving too much away) it will leave you wanting revenge!

I enjoyed the complexities of the characters and they definitely made a simple story into something brilliant.

five out of five,

M x