The characters of Mark and Anna were well-developed and their intricate narratives offered me the right amount of insight I needed to know where their actions and decisions were coming from. Nothing was too much. Every word had a meaning which made me bawl on instances.
Usually, the endings in a book are meant to make you bawl your eyes out. But in The Man I Thought You Were, I teared up right from the beginning. It was a smacked-in-your-face kind of emotions that made me cry and feel so much dread.
The initial premise is cleverly written from Anna's perspective making the reader take sides with her. But when Mark's narrative began, I bawled like a baby.
Through this book, Leah Mercer made me realize that there is so much more to the characters than their mere names in the black and white ink. The sub-plots made of their pasts are so much like us, the people in real life. Marks's guilt crashed through me making bullet holes through my heart. So much guilt and suffering that was so real I could almost touch it.
THE MAN I THOUGHT YOU WERE is a once-in-a-lifetime kind of a book for sure.
While I insist you buy The Man I Thought You Were, buy a box to tissues as well. Don't complain I didn't warn you!
Shane. Shane. Shane.
The man had the patience of a saint. I felt so bad for Whitney for how she was wronged on so many levels.
Best of all, the supporting characters were vibrant and equally intriguing for me to want to know more about their stories. It was a beautiful, shattering read.
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fooled into reading any one because you'll be confused as hell. Be sure to read the first book to understand what exactly is going on in Rowan Wood Legends.
I didn't see a couple of twists and turns coming my way. I can't say more because there were a couple of things I was seriously hoping for to happen, which did happen and it made me immensely happy. I won't be giving away any spoilers out here.
In Rowan Wood Legends, you'll see a more mature side to Catoriwhere she is learning and adapting. Again, I don't want to give out any spoilers, but this book pleased me immensely.
Olivia's writing is magnetic. Catori's monologues will not bore you to death. They are direct, eloquent and will make you feel everything. I love how this book had 'the' overall feels. There were times I shuddered, times I flew (hypothetically) and times I actually cheered for Catori for being such a strong female protagonist.
I will be definitely looking forward to reading the third installment because I simply can't get enough of this urban fantasy.
This story is different.
It is unique.
And I am hooked.
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age' story would be an understatement and an insult.
The Red is so much more.
Through Mona's perspective you can live, breathe and experience everything that is going around. The Red is either going to leave you mortified (RED in the face and all *WINK*) or you will actually see a deeper meaning in it. I prefer to believe in the latter because every woman, like Mona, behaves and carries herself within the limitations that the society has set for her. But, in the back room, like a switch gets flipped inside of her that Malcolm teaches her and unleashes a very carnal part of hers.
I loved every role-play, every dialogue, every detail and everything that brought Mona to fully accept not who she was, but what she was capable of. It also made me appreciate how she tried, yet chose not to settle for anything less when her experience with Sebastian. I loved how her meekness turned to full-blown confidence and she finally accepted who she was and wanted to be.
Which made me think -
Why sacrifice something so innate, so carnal to human nature within us only because the society thinks its a taboo?
I simply couldn't see this book as a mockery of arts. Through Tiffany Reisz's writing, I saw something in those paintings that I never chose to see or rather had a limited perspective. I know, it's fiction and all, but there is no harm imagining the purpose of those paintings otherwise.
Aren't we all dreamers? Hell, I am. No shame in that.
Tiffany Reisz has a flair for word play, but there were some words which could've been replaced with better versions to make the prose less repetitive. There are some serious panty-combustion moments and you will not regret even if a mewl leaves your lips. I felt so much throughout this book that it's unbelievable that I'm even daring to write it in my review. Call it the Mona-effect/Malcolm-effect, if you please.
The Red is definitely going to be one of the most erotic books I'll read in this lifetime.
God help me!!!!! I've fallen in love with Malcolm, Mona & ahem!
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Tensley on the other hand was the kind of beast I was hoping for. R. Scarlett stepped up her game with each new book in this series.
I'm just too emotional to type because my heart and mind are at war right now. Which brings me to the reason why I didn't give this book five stars as there were many factors left out.
For instance, we don't know what happened to the group of hunters who tried to kill
Tensley and all the demons they came face to face with. I mean, they were equally challenging right?
Also, this book really made me miss other characters who'd made an impact in the previous books. Like Illya, the brooding Beau & soul-eating Lex, the prince and so on. Can we get stories for them too? I know, I know it's too much to ask, but when authors like R. Scarlett give you a taste of their writing, this is what happens. Readers like me don't want them to stop.
This is just the beginning of my love-affair for R. Scarlett's books and a mighty one at that. Do not miss out on this series. You're gonna love it.
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Rose Petal Graves starts with a rapt and freshening perspective of Cat, a 19-years-old medical student. Needless to say, I loved Cat. She is no damsel in distress and I've been really looking forward to novels where the female protagonist as a backbone. Cat sure does have one and I was amazed by her strength and right-mindedness. Of course, there were glimpses of her 19-year-old self because, hey, she's got have flaws. Don't we all have them as well?
But, I didn't care about her flaws as much as I admired her strength, courage and the honest perspective of the situations handled to her. Cat is one of those protagonists who knows when to use her brain and what to put her heart in.
I don't want to divulge more into Cat because Cruz, Ace, Lily, Kajika and Gwen had equally captured my attention and had unique personalities of their own.
What I purely admire about Olivia's writing is the concept of blurring the lines. She is one of those authors who can keep you tangled in your thoughts and in your bed sheets with restlessness because of the uncertainties that we feel as a reader just by imagining what the protagonist must be going through.
Apart from the psychological thrillers from Olivia , it was really refreshing to see her divulge my attention into the world of fantasy and paranormal romance. Her writing is flawless and captivating.
Thank God this is not another vampire story or I would've burst a vein.
The mysteries of Rowan, the Woods and everything in and beyond Rose Petal Graves made my jaw drop on the floor. Every new detail was engaging and made my heart beat faster. I won't be writing this review in detail because I hate to give away spoilers.
You need to read the book to find out the mystery yourself.
I can't wait to read what the next book would entail, but it surely is going to be mind-blowing.
That I can tell.
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George (through dialogues), Caitlin's husband and his insightful and wholesome character.
The story of Violet and Finn had me turning pages at a slower pace. I didn't want to miss out on tiny details. Jessica Strawser's writing is descriptive, yet captivating. I have come across books where descriptions have bored me to death. Almost Missed You is certainly not one of those books. The long passages of descriptions are perfectly detailed and inquisitive at the same time. The chapter endings were a delight because I kept looking forward to a new reveal.
There is a deeper meaning to Almost Missed You and you need to read it yourself to get acquainted with the characters and their minds. This story blurs the lines between womens' fiction and mystery-thrillers of our times.
I feel lucky to have received a copy of Almost Missed You by Jessica Strawser's through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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Sugar is sexless and the best part about it that it focuses on career, relationships, and a drive to reach at the top that most of the millennial are after. It does focus on fame, recognition, and the sacrifices Charlie actually makes to get what she wants. However, no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't see Charlie as a greedy, attention-grabbing protagonist. I saw a realistic portrayed of career-oriented women today and didn't think there was anything wrong in the way she was focused on her career.
Sugar is also a story about how people around us get affected because we're so focused on our way to the top that we sometimes neglect or take our loved ones for granted. This novel is also about how sometimes we get drafted into unfavourable situations. Through Charlie, I could see myself (when I was focussed on a high-paying career), the consequences and the price you have to pay.
Charlie is a super-strong female protagonist who I'll remember forever. She portrays all of us. I loved how Kimberly Stuart didn't make her a damsel in distress, waiting eagerly for a man to come and save her. On the other hand, she finds Kai, who not only supports her through her tedious schedule, but is also not offended or rattled by her success.
Do such men really exist? They do. My husband is one of them and it was so amazing to watch Charlie and Kai figure it out in the end. Other characters in the book like Manda, Jack and their kids, Avery, Margot and the others were equally engaging and not just fillers to the plot. They had a purpose. I know a few women like Margot, so I totally know they exist.
Final touchdown on Kimberly's writing. IT IS SENSATIONAL. Her storytelling is beyond imagination and her attention to details is engaging and doesn't bore you to death. If I'm prophesying, this could be one of those books that the upcoming generations might study in their curriculum maybe a hundred years from now like we've studied Austen to know what life and society was like in those days. Sugar is definitely a feminist novel.
I'm. A. New. Fan. Will definitely look forward to reading more of her works.
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