I'm completely high on Penelope Ward books right now, so anything I say will be a little hard for me to articulaI cannot. Stop. Reading. These. Books.
I'm completely high on Penelope Ward books right now, so anything I say will be a little hard for me to articulate how much I enjoy her writing. Her characters are defi itely some of my favourite I've read so far. Each and every one of them takes up a place in my heart. They're so realistic and painfully human I just can't help but fall in love with them.
I never thought I'd like this story after reading Stepbrother Dearest but this is on a whole new level.
It's so easy to fall into Penelope's books because they are addicting and easily paced that it's so easy to get lost into them
There were so many heartwarming messages and moments in here that made me root for these two characters.
Oh man...I have no words for this. I need to take a minute to process this book first, but WOW. This was intense.
I'm completely on a Penelope Ward biOh man...I have no words for this. I need to take a minute to process this book first, but WOW. This was intense.
I'm completely on a Penelope Ward binge and I'm completely in awe of her skills. Her ability to create such realistic characters blow me away. Especially the male hero's. They're so flawed and sweet and funny and most of all damn sexy. I fall in love with every character. It's incredible.
She so good at creating well rounded characters. And her dialogue is the best thing about her books. Man does this woman know how to write dialogue.
All I know is, that Penelope Ward was destined to write. Her books are becoming my favourite thing right now.
Justin is my main. Hah. I was totally falling for him. He was a crack up. And sexy. And so so adorable. I had several ovaries-gonna-explode moments with him. He's such a husband-material type guy. The way he just took over was so natural to him and cute.
I already want to read it again just for his sake. ...more
I was a little sceptic about this one because the first half of the book had me second guessing myself whether or not I wanted to invest my time intoI was a little sceptic about this one because the first half of the book had me second guessing myself whether or not I wanted to invest my time into this story. I think their ages really put me off. I wasn't expecting them to be so young. But as I kept reading, I found myself glued to the pages.
This story is not usually something I'll read right off the bat. Given the title and blurb, kinda rubbed me the wrong way. But I heard a lot of buzz about it over on booktube and I just had to read it.
At first the characters Greta and Elec were just shells of themselves and I wasn't as interested in them at the start. But then after awhile I came to care for them. I ached for them in ways that made me regret my initial first impression of them.
I laughed. I cried. I swooned. My heart was all in it. This was such a fantastic escape for awhile. I enjoyed every bit of it. Elec. My gosh I had it bad for him. On the exterior, he was an asshole but he really was just a broken boy trying to grasp a hold of his shitty hand he was dealt which made him hide all of his sweetness. Until Greta came along and showed him a way to the surface.
Whoa! This was a kicker. I wasn't expecting this book to be heavy and angsty but I was so consumed, I realised I'd finished it in one gulp.
At first gWhoa! This was a kicker. I wasn't expecting this book to be heavy and angsty but I was so consumed, I realised I'd finished it in one gulp.
At first glimpse, this title and cover hooked me. I mean that guy? Holy hotness!! But going into this book was definitely more than that. I had so many emotions while reading this book.
The biggest was the connection I had to Frankie. Something about her made me relate to her so much. In many ways, I see myself in her.Her character really resonated with me, that made this book a lot more interesting.
The easy to read writing style sucks you in, and Penelope Ward delivers with a punch and then some. Her execution and the way she handled certain themes in here makes me certain that I'll be on the look out for all of her future works and even past creations.
A story about second chances, missed opportunities, and friendship. About two people who find themselves reunited with so many things left unsaid.
My heart is filled with so much joy after reading this book. It's impossible to contain my delight and giddiness and decipher this book without swooniMy heart is filled with so much joy after reading this book. It's impossible to contain my delight and giddiness and decipher this book without swooning.
I think its safe to say that this is my favourite book from CoHo hands down and while I do love each and every one of her books separately and with good reason, this book totally drives it out of the water for me. It was definitely an unforgettable experience in itself and probably will be a book that I'll keep close to my heart for a long time.
There's so much I want to say, but the fact that I might spoil it will ruin the book entirely if you haven't read it.
But I will say this.
This book shows you how to listen with your heart not your ears. Feel each caress with a gentle pull of a guitar string. See every flaw and speak every truth.
CoHo challenges every part of your senses with each word on the page. A charming effect that certainly gave me good feels. And even a touch of the bad feels. It was welcome all the same.
I really liked this book. It had every promise of a great story. Even though it could be cheesy at times, I still felt comforted with certain elementsI really liked this book. It had every promise of a great story. Even though it could be cheesy at times, I still felt comforted with certain elements in the story.
The estranged parent/child relationship. The deep connection between two broken souls. The forbidden fruit. The strange comfort of words of a lost loved one. The unforgiving losses each character faced. It was all there.
The writing is like a slow burn. It creeps up on you. Brittainy C. Cherry has an innocent way of writing and it makes it so hard not to feel every emotion. It definitely grabs you and still manages to convey so much in so little words.
I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for more from this author. This one I really enjoyed.
The writing is what made me like it more that the actual content. The lyrical prose seemed fluid andThis book surprised me in the best way possible.
The writing is what made me like it more that the actual content. The lyrical prose seemed fluid and effortless. Poetic and raw. I loved that above everything else.
Despite the provocative themes that this book touched on, I was fully immersed in it anyway.
Not too many New Adult books I have read have made me swoon over the writing itself. It was chilling, and beautiful at the same time.
The story itself felt ethereal. Raw. Realistic. Tantalising. Depressing at times. But I was elated all the same. And a huge part of that because of Leah's writing style.
With many Student/Teacher relationships that I've read, this is the first time that has made me feel the forbidden after taste of it. Almost like it was my secret too. I felt their age difference all the more.
Leah took a popular trope and made it her own, and it worked. I couldn't help but root for two characters who couldn't be more human.
I kept wondering if the creepy vibe I got was going to disappear. But that was just the cruel atmosphere I got with Leah's writing. I don't know how to explain it. Her way with words seem chilling and disturbing but at the same time thrilling and atmospheric. I don't know. I just really liked her writing. ...more