Bookish review

Hey guys,

So it’s been a few days since I posted my last review. I’ve been busy doing extra hours at work but managed to read a couple of books in between everyday life !! but this is a review for a book called Bookish by Olivia Long/Olivia Hawthorne.

I thought this book was an easy read but maybe not as enjoyable as I’d thought it would be. I didn’t feel connected enough to the characters. They seemed a little forced at times. (not quite realistic) not all the characters just a few I didn’t really like. It’s by far a bad book, infact I didn’t once think I didn’t want to finish reading it but I felt let down a little after finishing it. The story line seemed somewhat unrealistic also. Not saying what happened in this book cant/doesn’t happen in real life but some crazy mental people kept popping up and It was just one to many for me. Obviously I don’t want to give to much away about story plots etc but either I was just not feeling 100% behind this book or its missing something. I cant really say what it was to be honest.

Please don’t think this means its a bad book or not to read it. Some real good parts about this book. A few colorful characters, a few plot twists and its set up for a nice afternoon read with a blanket and a cuppa. I don’t usually like to use a rating system but if I had to with this book (basically I hate saying bad things about books so I feel the need to explain my self when write bad things) I would give it 3/5.

Check out this author for this book and others and spread the love guys. Thanks for reading.

Peace out and huge love xx

 

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The Boy Next Door (Soulmates#3) review.

Hey guys,

I’ve just finished reading The Boy Next Door by Hazel Kelly, and I’ve gotta say she has done it again. I’ve read a lot of her books and I enjoy every single one. (pretty please check her out if you haven’t already, sooo good).

So my thoughts. Firstly it held my attention all the way through. It didn’t drag or feel forced at any point. Each moment had the right amount of book space. Was the right length and it flowed nicely. Secondly, the characters in this book worked quite well. Everyone complimented each other. The book was from both Laney and Connors’ perspective and I adored both of them. No one character took over the book which sometimes it can get hard at that point to connect to anyone else so really pleased I got to enjoy every character. Lastly, the story line. A nice simple story line that was easily readable and likable.

Again please check out Hazel Kelly if you haven’t already. And thanks again for another great read. Peace out guys and huge love xxx

 

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Custom Culture series review

Hey guys,

So I’ve just finished reading Custom Culture series by Tess Oliver which include 5 books. Freefall, Clutch, Dray, Rett and Nix & Scotlyn: The Wedding.

I have read a few books by Tess Oliver and she pulls me in straight away with each book. Instantly hooked :).

My favourite thing about these books are they are the perfect length. Each book gives the right amount of time and words to connect to each character. Nothing is rushed and it flows real nice. Details and the characteristics on each person are written lovely. I felt the emotions appropriately (I hope)  that the author was trying to portray. I especially liked that each main character had “quirks” and wasn’t your box standard good girl/boy.

While there are some real hardships in this book that do happen in real life (I wish they didn’t), I like that they are strong enough people to pull out and make themselves better. Its defiantly not all doom and gloom though. I giggled quite a bit at some of the antics that happen in the books, especially in Rett and Finleys story (even the animals have “quirks”). There’s hard and soft bits in the books (if that makes sense hehe).The intimacy in each book is perfect, It’s not over worked or cringey.

I also like that each book has both the women and mans perspective and not just all from one character. I find I tend to connect better to the characters that way. Its always good to see both sides of the story in romantic setting in my opinion. I did like reading the guys perspective in these books more then the ladies though. (not sure why, just did) !!.

If your looking for a nice afternoon read snuggled up with some chocolate and a cuppa then I recommend this series/book. Nice, easy and engaging read defiantly. Thank you Tess Oliver for always delivering great books. Peace out and huge love guys x

P.S Clutch was my favourite. He’s such a Viking !! (and yummy) .

Welcome

So this is my first post. Yes !! crazy nervous of getting this so wrong and making a right embarrassment of myself but also super excited to let you see how my reading brain works. If you haven’t seen or guessed what this is all about, let me tell you whats going on….

So a few years ago, I was bored, frustrated and wanted a new adventure/hobby. I hadn’t taken a huge interest in books before I was more a movie kinda girl but it was around the time the whole Twilight film fad came out, so like everyone else I went out and brought the twilight books and fell in love … the rest as they say is history.

From then on I found a whole new world filled with wonderful stories and beautiful characters. I’ve always had an interest in the fantasy world. I grew up watching TV and films on vampires, werewolves, fairies and lots of other wonderful creatures so I just continued from there. I instantly fell in love with many authors like P.C. Cast, Keri Arthur, Rachel Caine, Stacia Kane, M. Leighton, Karen Chance, Patricia Briggs and so many more. I will say that my all time favourite will ALWAYS be Gena Showalter. I have read and re-read her books and they fascinate me more and more every time I pick them up. Beautifully written and fulfilling. So anyways (enough gushing over Gena) I have been lucky enough to have read MANY books and will continue to read and grow my book collection (starting to actually struggle to find places to put them hehe).

Over the years friends and family have asked me my opinion on certain books. If I’ve read them and whats my take on things. I’ve always been honest but I will never actually tell someone to not read a book purely because everyone’s mind works differently and just because I like/dislike a book doesn’t mean they will. And so basically I want to do the same for you. I will write my honest review/thoughts on books and let you take it from there however you want to.

All authors (big or small) in my opinion are amazing people to create there own worlds. To fill our imaginations with sensational characters, fact or fictional universes and a place to escape too when or if needed is something so beautiful to me. I still get butterflies when I open a new book whether its on paper or kindle. I’m addicted to the rush I get when I finish a book. I hate leaving the house (whatever the occasion) without some kind of reading material. Clearly I’m a book addict and I’m not even a little sorry for it.  🙂

I hope your still with me here, I promise I have nearly finished my first post !! (lots more to come). I just wanted to introduce me to you and give you a little back story to why I’ve started this blog. I need to get my words out there in some way. I feel passionately that reviews can help others (not just myself) on finding new authors or promoting them. Simply, I LOVE books and I hope you do/will too.

Thank you for reading my first post (I’m hoping you’ll stick with me and read the rest) !! recommendations are always welcome !! Peace out and huge love to you all xxx