Loved this story! First off let me say that contemporary romance isn't my favorite genre. The first book I ever read for "pleasure" was a contemporaryLoved this story! First off let me say that contemporary romance isn't my favorite genre. The first book I ever read for "pleasure" was a contemporary....it was dreadful and almost made me swear off this so-called "reading for fun". Soon after that however, I discovered dystopian, paranormal and science fiction....and I knew I was a real bookworm. Now though, whenever i read a Contempary....i usually keep waiting for the vampire or werewolf or robot...lol. So yeah, contemporaries arent my thing. With that being said. id like to reiterate that I loved this story.
Let me just say this now, In this first few pages, my lips did the "Oh" as in OMG. The reason for this is becasue oof the rawness in the language used. When we first meet Max....his actions and the language in which he thinks wow. I can't say I've ever read a book where a character was afraid the get a fly (or ant) on his d*ck or up his *ss. Lmao. I think i may have even giggled out loud and said omg a few times in the presence of others.
The sorta rawness is throughout the whole book. I gotta say though....at first it sorta kinda made my feel...weary of Max. I mean...hes quite far from Prince Charming. The more i read of him though and he with Melly the more he grew on me. There are some ups and downs in the book and with him...but in the ending, i can definitely say that I have a favorable opinion of him.
As for Melly and the other characters, I liked them all. Melly was super cool and seemed to be thoughtful for the mostpart, which i like the see in characters. Tina was great too. My favorite character was Waffles though. I actually have a dog and his name is actually Max...lol. Small world indeed as but not full of sh*t. lol!!
Overall, I give this book 4.75 stars. For being a genre I don't care much for, this book kept me surprisingly entertained. The story was sweet(ish) and unique. I liked the setting and characters. I did still slightly hope Max was a vampire though....Or if Melly was a witch...that'd be an awesome twist. Lol, just joking guys. It was really great the way it was. There were only a few instatnces where i had to re-read the a page or so back because I was slightly confused.....but lets be real, that was probably my issue and not the writing. (points--> bemused bookworm) I'll be on the lookout for more books from this author and will probably reread this one again to see if the wow factor remains on the second time through. ...more
I was super excited to receive Ruby's Choice, so thanks a bunch to the Author and Bewitching Book tours. When I saw the cover, it instantly reminded me of summer and bonfires.
Hmm, i'd have to say my favorite "chapter" was the prologue. There were more exciting parts of the book, but for me, the prologue really drew me in. My overall fave genre of books is YA Paranormal or SciFi...pretty much anything that isn't real. lol. The prologue talks more about the spider web encased in amber that is mentioned in the description. Some quite weird things happen in the prologue that really makes me want to read the book to see just how it all plays out. The majority of the rest of the book focuses a lot on the romance with less on the paranormal. I did read somewhere though, that the paranormal comes out more in books 2 and 3....so i'm really excited about that.
So the rest of the book, It was great too. It starts off many years after the prologue when Ruby is almost 20. (so i guess this makes it NA?) She meets these two guys at the store where she works. She is instantly attracted to both and realizes that she's had a dream about one of them before. The rest of the book goes through her dating and attraction towards the two...and ultimately leads to her choice. *wink, wink*
For the characters, i'd say they are written great. I really appreciate when the characters are written very differently and with different personality. When trying to think back on a book, i get completely confused when they aren't. I'm happy to report that the characters here are great!
The setting was amazing! I may be biases though. I did spend one summer in Tennessee when i was younger....but still, the author did a great job in making me see the surrounding. I love Fall and Summer books. Yes please!! Hmm, maybe the book was pulling up some memories...but it was awesome.
The story was pretty good. Ruby was feisty and funny and i really appreciated that. I, for one though, wouldn't have even looked at those guys when they came into the store. There were gorgeous.... but i would probably have found it odd for them to come onto me so strongly after merely seeing me. I would have told them to "get lost"....but i'd probably stare as they walking away. lol. I slightly have a thing against weird dudes messing with me...it annoys me.... but i'm probably just strange. lol. They did turn out to be pretty nice though.... Mostly.
Overall, i really enjoyed this book. It was a sweet and funny love story...but with some drama to keep it entertaining. I had no problems with the story or characters for the most part. One thing i'd like to mention is that this book does contain scenes with under age drinking and sex. I think my readers know by now that i don't ever condone either in YA books....but i think this really was more like a NA. Either way, for my younger readers, i wanted to put in a warning. ...more