Holy hell. Can I give this book six stars? Paranormal meets Historical plus romance? This genre match up is one of the most genius things I've ever re...moreHoly hell. Can I give this book six stars? Paranormal meets Historical plus romance? This genre match up is one of the most genius things I've ever read. (Paranormal and Historical are my favorite genres) After reading what the book was about, I knew instantly that I would enjoy it, but I honestly loved it way more than I thought I would, which is really saying something. This book is beyond fantastic and definitely one of the best books I've read all year.
The story is haunting and beautiful, dark, gritty and sexy, written in a lovely flowing way. It also has a fair share of mystery and suspense- an aspect that keeps your eyes glued to the pages and on the edge of your seat. It's a unique adventure with two great main characters that have quite interesting lives/pasts. I loved that Emme was a feisty medium. She has such spark despite all she has been through and all that rests on her shoulders. She made a fitting match for Rhys. The Duke is so swoon worthy and mysterious. The pair comes together in an unexpected way and I loved every second of it. Waiting was totally worth it as sparks flew with their chemistry. Throw in a good dose of sexy and sweet for all a romance lover could ever need in a story.
I haven't read many novels that fall under the Regency category, but after enjoying this one so much and being very intrigued, I will have to pick up some more! That is, after I get my hands on book two in this series!
If you are a fan of Paranormal and Historical romance, buy this book now!(less)
Wow! This is easily the best book I've read in 2014 so far! As a devoted fan of the paranormal romance genre, it is not all that often that I come acr...moreWow! This is easily the best book I've read in 2014 so far! As a devoted fan of the paranormal romance genre, it is not all that often that I come across a book that I fall head over heels with, but that's exactly what happened with this one.
Let's start with the cover. Normally I don't judge a book by it's cover, but this one was too beautiful to pass up. Lucky for me, the story was a great match for the awesome cover!
I am new to this author, but when I read the synopsis for the book, I was already drawn into the world the author created. I was not disappointed one bit! This paranormal tale is incredible. It's an epic tale of good vs evil. The author writes in a captivating way that holds your attention and gets your heart racing. Action packed, a devastatingly sexy angel-demon warrior, and a spunky book collector who is more than she seems (both who have amazing chemistry) make for a story you cannot put down until you finish and a sizzlingly good read!
This book is a must read for any paranormal romance lover! Since I added this one to my favorites, I will definitely be picking up more by this author! I am really hoping there will be more books in this world!(less)
This is a great extra featuring some of my favorite characters from the series. It was a great, cute read, with two excellent short stories written in...moreThis is a great extra featuring some of my favorite characters from the series. It was a great, cute read, with two excellent short stories written in the quirky and fun way the author always writes! She's still the Queen of Contemporary in my book! :)(less)
Before You is such a beautifully written, moving and powerful love story. (And an amazing debut novel!) It is unique, not only because of the wonderfu...moreBefore You is such a beautifully written, moving and powerful love story. (And an amazing debut novel!) It is unique, not only because of the wonderfully poetic writing or the use of two languages, but because it features a diverse couple (and secondary characters). There is definitely not enough of this in books today. I had heard a great deal that Before You was similar to Perfect Chemistry, but I have yet to read that one, so I thoroughly enjoyed being able to read this one first. I love all the messages the book features about being yourself, escape, and starting anew.
Before You is as gritty and dramatic as it is sweet. There is a great deal of heavy matter in the book: violence, drugs, and prejudice, among other things, but they made the book even more special and the messages even more powerful. It is so much different from most contemporary romances out there. Despite being over 300 pages, I flew through this book. It is an incredibly entertaining and fast paced read that will have you crying and smiling within a few pages. The author does a terrific job painting a vivid picture through words that is honestly incredible.
Before You is told in the points of view of both the main characters. Normally I do not care for dual POVs, but in this case, it really worked out well and gives the reader the opportunity to understand each character. I love that they both are broken by tragedy in the beginning, but can finally become whole together through love.
I am very much looking forward to the next two books!
If you are looking for a contemporary romance that is beautifully written and unique, definitely check this out out!(less)