This review is really difficult for me to write because I am finding it really hard to think of anything substantial to say about Nailed. I actually really enjoyed this book I found it sweet, sexy and humorous. I liked the story, writing and characters but beyond that there is not much for me to say about it.
I think the reason for that is because Christine D’abo has managed to tick all the boxes in order to make this an enjoyable novella. Nothing upset or annoyed me, I found it engaging and entertaining. But at the same time I didn’t fall so head over heels in love with it that I feel the need to shout about it to anyone who will listen.
There are some great characters and a nice romance to be found here. Sophia is smart and sassy with an entertaining inner voice that often made me laugh. Fynn is a real sweetheart that doesn’t have a bad bone in his body. The chemistry between them was awesome but the romance was an easy one. There was no drama, no will they won’t they. It was plain sailing for the both of them. The conflict came from other aspects of the story instead of the romance which made a nice change.
Nailed is a short, sweet and steamy romance that I really enjoyed.
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If I am honest I wasn’t all the bothered about reading House of Ivy and Sorrow. It looked alright but I wasn’t dying to get my hands on it. I went into reading this with not very high expectations which actually really worked for me because I ended up liking this a lot more than I thought I would. I am not going to lie, this book is not perfect and there were times where it did annoy me a little bit but generally speaking I found this a fast and entertaining read.
House of Ivy and Sorrow does nothing new in the genre but it does go back to basics a little bit. It was about old school witches with magic potions and bubbling caldrons. This was the side of the book I loved, it was interesting and grim. The other side unfortunately was not so great. When it wasn’t about witch craft it got a little too girly and became more about ‘boys’ than anything else.
The writing and world building was well executed. Natalie Whipple does a great job with the more paranormal aspects of the book, it all made sense and was easy to fall into. Despite it all getting a little too girly for my taste she also does a good job of the characters.
Jo is a fairly strong lead. Sure she has a crush on a boy that can get a little out of hand but when push comes to shove her priorities are pretty straight. I thought she was easy to get to know and fairly likeable. The problem was that other characters could barely utter a sentence without mentioning how cool/beautiful/amazing Jo is. I don’t need to know that she is ‘oh my god’ stunning and I don’t need to know that everyone thinks she is the nicest girl ever I can make up my own mind about her, having it slammed in my face all the time actually makes me dislike her a little more than I should.
The romance was alright it moved a little quickly for my taste. Two dates in and they are ripping each other’s clothes off and thinking about doing it which is maybe a little hasty. There is a touch of a love triangle here but it isn’t all that important. As usual I would have gone with the other guy (this always happens to me in love triangles!) but she probably made the right choice in the end.
House of Ivy and Sorrow does have some problems, it isn’t perfect and it isn’t massively important but it IS a very entertaining a little read. I would recommend it to someone who is looking for some unheavy fun.
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I gave this one a good go but it just wasn't working for me. I was really interested in the idea of the book and I have liked some of Kierst...more
DNF at 40%
I gave this one a good go but it just wasn't working for me. I was really interested in the idea of the book and I have liked some of Kiersten White's other work but at 40% in nothing had really happened and I was really bored. I also found nothing to like about the main character, there was literally not one thing about her I could relate to or understand. I thought she was a spoilt brat who seemed to think everyone should be catering to her every need. She was so angry that her brother had gotten married and was having a baby because that meant he wouldn't be looking after her. I just couldn't.
Maybe it is me and the mood I am in right now and maybe I will give this another go in the futurebut for now this is not for me.(less)