2.5- 3 stars I almost DNF'ed this book but I finished it. I really had a hard time liking the heroine, she was childish, impulsive and judgy. And I rea2.5- 3 stars I almost DNF'ed this book but I finished it. I really had a hard time liking the heroine, she was childish, impulsive and judgy. And I really didn't buy the insta-luv. I think I am clearly not this author's audience. Plus there is the fact that I am super private person, so you will never find me on snapchat and putting everything about my life on social media for the world to read (hey I am proud of the people who have the courage to put their life out there....but so not me)!The heroine blogs as in she talks about everything but mostly her sex life, with details about all her encounters.
The author has a good writing style tho, I will say. It was just me who had a hard time with the heroine....more
OMG!I loved this one. Lucas was delicious and so yummy and dreamy and his love for Daisy!I knew it that he had loved her all along and the chapters whOMG!I loved this one. Lucas was delicious and so yummy and dreamy and his love for Daisy!I knew it that he had loved her all along and the chapters when we read his unsent emails made me swoon. So, the blurb pretty much sets the tone that Daisy has competed with Lucas all her life, not knowing that he has always been in love with her. I really loved their clinic trysts and how she had to fight for him in the end....more
3.5 stars So, I read this book late last night and I felt that this book was really confused, whether it was a contemporary romance (the first part was3.5 stars So, I read this book late last night and I felt that this book was really confused, whether it was a contemporary romance (the first part was) or a romantic suspense (very weak suspense, I guessed the whodunit immediately). The characters were decent even though I didn't feel the romance much (I felt the interaction between the main leads were off and lacked sexual chemistry). The book could also have been cut down in size since it actually felt I was reading a daily diary entry in her life.
Now, you may wonder if I hated the book? Like I said it isn't too bad and I really liked the strong heroine....more
Wooh another great book!I sure hope this continues throughout the year!I really enjoyed reading about Lincoln and Daisy, too deeply wounded people firWooh another great book!I sure hope this continues throughout the year!I really enjoyed reading about Lincoln and Daisy, too deeply wounded people first becoming friends and kindred spirits and then slowly more. I liked the slow transition between them to be honest, and found Lincoln to be the sweetest. ...more
The first book by this author Act Like It left quite an impression on me. It didn't just feature excellently fleshed out characters but a completely nThe first book by this author Act Like It left quite an impression on me. It didn't just feature excellently fleshed out characters but a completely new setting for me when it comes to contemporary romance: the English theater.
The second book by her is equally as good and it takes us back to the same setting. The heroine Lily is a TV actress and not just any TV actress but one whose character people love to hate. She has been playing the role of a sexed up vamp on a TV show for four years and wants to see movement in her career. For that she is banking on getting an audition for our hero director Luc Savage's new play.
Luc Savage is a well known director in his 40s (his direct age is never mentioned), who doesn't suffer fools gladly. His new play means everything to him mainly because he has spent a huge amount of money on the refurbishment of a theater that has ties to his family. There is a lot of media attention on him, not only because the editor of one of the gossip rags has a grudge against his family but also because his ex-girlfriend of eight years got married a couple of weeks after their break-up.
So, when Lily's name comes up in the picture, Luc doesn't react well and calls her several names based on her show and her voice (which we are told is porn like). He dismisses her as another pretty face but somehow things come to pass that Lily is indeed working with them.
What I really liked in this book was that they both started of not thinking the best of each other but gradually the layers are peeled of. Luc comes from a loving family but has always put his work first, which is what ended his last relationship. Lily has always come second when it comes to the people closest to her. They are also both gearing up for the biggest moment of their lives, so the pesky attraction between them is a problem.
I liked the maturity these two showed not giving in to their impulses even though as a reader I badly wanted the sexual tension to be resolved. But what made me bear all of this was that we actually saw them growing closer emotionally. When things do come to pass, it was perfect. I felt the age issue, Lily is 26 was also tackled really well in the sense that we did see when things happen in the later part, Luc was mature enough to give Lily the space she needed. I just loved the way he was so patient and loving with her.
All in all if you haven't read Lucy Parker before, start with her first book. I promise she will revitalize contemporary romance for you.
ARC provided by the publisher through Netgalley....more
So, I made the mistake of starting this book while on my way to work today morning and it burned that I couldn't read anymore. So, I who normally restSo, I made the mistake of starting this book while on my way to work today morning and it burned that I couldn't read anymore. So, I who normally rest my eyes on my way back home, was devouring the book on the way back and missed telling the cabbie the right route. ADDICTIVE is the word for the book.
Right off the bat I will admit, I did not like the first book of the series and rocker books don't do it for me but I am so glad I gave this series a second chance. I just loved the slow-burn chemistry in the book. The pages were smouldering actually with the pent up sexual tension between the two characters. I find this rare in today's trend of the NA wham-bam even though I just met you mam. This book actually made the characters get to know each other, and showed us their journey into falling in love and then bed. To them sex wasn't the most important part, but it was the other person, which it as it should be in a romance book.
Sophie and Gabriel meet on a flight. Sophie is on the seat Gabriel booked for himself, since he is a nervous flier and she is utterly hilarious and charming to him. She has a bit of a below the belt humour and serious Gabriel learns to give it back to her and they kind of bond, before figuring out that her being on the seat wasn't an accident but instead she is going to join the team of the band Kill John, which Gabriel 'Scottie' (as everyone except Sophie calls him) manages.
They actually stick to the employer-employee relationship till almost 70% of the book, despite their growing emotional bond. Sophie helps Gabriel open himself up, learn to take life less seriously and is there for him as no-one else has in his life.
There is this amazing scene where Sophie gets him tea, fixes his tie and hands him his phone, I actually felt that was the moment in the book when Gabriel falls for her completely, because for a boy who had been alone his entire life, here was a woman doing these little things for him so sweetly and without wanting anything back in return from him.
Now, we are told Gabriel is drop dead gorgeous and he knows it too, but his looks aren't that important to him. He is closed off and selfish with his time, but with Sophie he finds himself changing, being vulnerable and you can see that these two are meant to be together.