Friday, 16 October 2020

Review: This Love Hurts

This Love Hurts This Love Hurts by W. Winters
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Note: An ARC was given generously by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Another Note: This is part of a series. This is the first book in the series. Please read in order.

Warnings: Mentions of physical abuse, domestic abuse, traumatic pasts, etc.

This book I thought, when I had first looked at it, had so much potential. It was a Willow Winters book, so of course I had high hopes for it.

But you know, sometimes, life doesn't go as planned.
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The book was okay, I have to be honest.

Some things were definitely interesting:

The writing.

The history of Cody and Marcus.

And Marcus himself.

Marcus. Marcus. Marcus.

These were only three things I could appreciate from the novel. The rest, I wish had lived up too.

The female character was a heck load irritating. Her name should've been - drunk in coffeeland and wine (she was so busy drinking, I sometimes wondered if she ever even ate, maybe she was a smoker?) Not whatever her actual name was. I just...couldn't relate and connect to her like I wanted. She was just too much for my liking honestly.

On to Cody. He was bland as tea. (And I personally hate tea, unless I am sick). He lacked the edge, and the wittiness, and the general bad boy look he was trying to go for. Most of those things were missing honestly. I still wonder what's-her-name saw in him. I didn't see any chemistry or anything to root for.

They were boring, bland, and over complicated enough at times to give me a headache. I wondered why they were the main characters at all.

The plot was all over the place - so many things were going on at once - that I felt literally confused. Due to no spoiler giving, I can't exactly say (neither can I remember) the exact plot holes that I kept falling into like Alice in Wonderland (no potion to save me from this one).

Thankfully Marcus (even with his few and far between appearances) made things a heck load interesting. I mean that kiss with what's-her-name (see, it shows how little interest I had in knowing her or this novel), daaamn me. I'd have rather loved this couple, than Cody and WHN (what's-her-name). Things would have looked up more.

But hey, there is a sequel to this, so I keep my hopes up anyway.

And the writing being smooth and not troublesome, flowed well, so I moved faster than I did while reading this, despite thinking this novel would have been better. So yeah a plus point there too.

Thank god I have a sequel to look forward to, hopefully saving this one.

Whew.

Until the next read,

-TMR

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Tuesday, 25 August 2020

Review: The Pool Boy

The Pool Boy The Pool Boy by Madison Faye
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Damn.

What an amazing short story.

Steam, romance, amazingly well developed characters, and perfectly scripted in stereotypes hanging in as well.

I thank god that this random pick on the EPUB site was worth it.

Usually these types of romances are not my cup of tea as due to the age gap and I guess a lot of divorcees in these usually (Idk why), but I was intrigued by the summary regardless. There is a similar book, The Pool Boy By Nikki Sloane. I feel this one was better, no cheating or betrayal, compared to that book.

So, I loved this overall short steam filled, but cute and funny romance story.

If you enjoyed this review, and are intrigued, then be sure to check out the book. It's free on the EPUB site.

Until the next read,

-TMR


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Friday, 14 August 2020

Review: Broken Rules

Broken Rules Broken Rules by D.L. Gallie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Note: An ARC was given generously in exchange for an honest review.

Damn, I have had a lot of luck recently with whatever ARC I have and loving it in the end. The same happened yet again with this one.

Oh my god, this was totally what I had been looking for, ever since my mood had started descending downwards because of the pandemic and studies.

The characters, the plotline, the romance, the writing - they were all so fantastic, I couldn't even honestly.

So good it was that I completely forgot to add reading updates or mark it as currently reading. Oops. Well a good novel does get you a little whacked out when you are so addicted to it.

So in the end, I have to say. There is no better book boyfriend right now, than Burton-fucking-Hayes haha.

I love them so much, I might actually re-read this..damn. This novel has me wrapped on it's little fingers, I can feel it.

But I don't care. I loved it too much, so I am willing to spin on it's directions.

I hope you enjoyed this review and will consider reading this book.

Until the next read,

-TMR

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