By now I have come to expect dark novels tReviewed @ Confessions From Romaholics Review copy kindly provided by author in exchange for a honest review
By now I have come to expect dark novels that I can sink my teeth into and love. When I dove into her latest I didn’t expect what was to come. A story that captured my interest from start to finish . A totally different book what I have come to know from this author but nevertheless was nearly everything I have come to expect her prose and style wise .
Based on true events, Wild’s new adult story Ruin tells the story of Mayfell ‘ May’ who could only be summed up as misfit. She only had one thing going for her, dance and now she has nothing. A car accident has landed her in hospital with a damaged leg in the present. Her dreams of becoming a professional dancer gone out of the window and she loss. Except for the boy who is constantly at her bedside as a volunteer. But he isn’t just another boy, their paths have crossed before and May soon thrust in an unknown world. A world where everything could be just right, but is it?
As Alex, the boy who saw May as the girl of his dreams. He seemingly had his life together with friends, but appearances are deceiving in the past. The present Alex isn’t the same boy, he may have an interest but things have changed. He knows the answers that have lead to Ruin……
Wild’s latest book was a surprise, I whilst enjoyed the story. It was missing one critical thing.
The problem with this book that is May and Alex didn’t fit exactly age they were supposed to be. With their issues and problems, they were painted as young adults but they didn’t connect that way. Knowing who May was didn’t help even when she took a leap out of her comfort zone. I wanted empathy with her despite her problems and I didn’t get that . That why I’m not totally in love with this quirky story For more of my reviews, visit Confessions From Romaholics.And drop by the blog's Facebook page ...more
Reviewed @ Confessions From Romaholics Review copy kindly provided by author in exchange for a honest review Jewel is the one author who never fails toReviewed @ Confessions From Romaholics Review copy kindly provided by author in exchange for a honest review Jewel is the one author who never fails to deliver with her books. I always find myself coming back , wanting to discover what she has up her selves as she keep everyone on her toes. Amore is a departure some what from the usual stuff that I have come to love and know Jewel for.
Whilst I could see Jewel write a book about mafia as this women is pure magic but the other woman. A mistress the woman who is in the shadows, the women we hate . Always painted in the bad light until now.
Amore Part 1 dives into the unknown the seedy side so to speak tells the story of Juliette a woman who happens to meet and fall in love with an ordinary man. But he isn’t just an ordinary man, he is mafia. The unspoken rulers of Chicago and any good Italian woman would stay away from knowing the troubles.
However it isn’t that simple , Juliette didn’t fall in love with a mafia man and things aren’t black and white. At the crux they are two ordinary people who paths happen to cross and fate decided they need to know each other personally. It just who he is and the fact that he is married is the moot point….
As Jewel is careful to point out that Juliette is a girl enjoying a carefree life , she doesn’t hate her job and her best friend has back. It just another night with a walk on wild side, just get some steam out and have some fun. What turns into harmless fun soon turns into a dark and twist world that Juliette can’t control .
As Rafael isn’t a man who is going t o let a woman like her walk way. His smooth talking domineering ways wants to know the sassy girl and the fact that she teases him unknownly , only makes him want to challenge her further. They play a dangerous sensual of cat and mouse, give in when passion overwhelms them but it isn’t straight forward. Their two different worlds are clashing and it only time….
Jewel’s latest book is a dangerous addiction and will leave begging for the next book . As this cliffhanger is a dozzy. Juliette is playing a dangerous game and it is only just beginning. As she may be only the mistress but nothing is straightforward when it comes to the mafia …. For more of my reviews, visit Confessions From Romaholics.And drop by the blog's Facebook page ...more
Reviewed @ Confessions From Romaholics Review copy kindly provided by author in exchange for a honest review I love a good sport romance and when readReviewed @ Confessions From Romaholics Review copy kindly provided by author in exchange for a honest review I love a good sport romance and when read the blurb for Lewis’s debut I was immediately intrigued . As whilst the book is a cliché in a nut shell, the way that the author painted a picture with the blurb made want to give this book a go and I wasn’t disappointed. Told in dual perspectives, we are told the story of Jake the footballer player and Claire the girl who is assigned to be his tutor who rather be studying in the library. However their paths clashed when Jake is assigned a tutor and forced to rethink his whole entire life. As Jake is the typical arrogant footballer player, thinking that he is all that on the field and off the field. He has no trouble with the ladies and got a GPA that allows him to play football. Life should be good. Well his Coach has other ideas ad hence the story is born as, Coach think just barely maintain the grade to play isn’t good enough . Enter Claire, a pre law student who got a massive chip on her shoulder and doesn’t make any allowances for him being a football player. She rubs him wrong way the moment that he meets her. She doesn’t make any allowances, she wants him to succeed , only if he could see past the snarkines that he brings out when they are together . However there something deeper at play and that were the story gets interesting and doesn’t become just another jock/nerd romance. It turns in a story of discovering and more and Lewis elevates it from two people who are forced to work together into something special. It a sweet yet sexy sport romance and quick read but jam packed considering all things. I was intrigued at the start by the end I was hooked and wondering whether there would be more stories set at this campus as there was a lot going on. Lewis debut delivered what readers want in a sport romance. Characters that you can fall in love with endearing stories that make them stand out from the cookie cutter and I can’t wait what this author has in store for the future 4 couples
Reviewed @ Confessions From Romaholics Review copy kindly provided by author in exchange for a honest review Candy Boys – where do I began.
Candy BoyReviewed @ Confessions From Romaholics Review copy kindly provided by author in exchange for a honest review Candy Boys – where do I began.
Candy Boys – where do I began. The best way to probably sum up this book is that son Candyman by Christina Aguilera. As I have that constantly in my head ever since I started to read this book. Imagine your great fantasy you would love to experience in real life but to afraid it unattainable . That it is the situation for our heroine, Candace ‘Candy’. She has always imagine being with the J’s and writes a serial about them, detailing ever thing she would want to do with them in and out of bed
But she just an ordinary bookworm and blogger who lives out her fantasies with her serial . Joel and Jethro will never be attainable. It been too long and these guys are hunkys and far out of her league. Plus they would never notice her when there plenty of other girls out there and Joel supposedly got a girl.
Candy is happy to indulgence from a far and with her serial. Until reality decides to play fate and gives her chance maybe turn fantasy to reality when one walks through the door of her workplace and happens to notice her….
And that were the story really begins and instantly from that moment you will be hooked. Wondering if Candy’s going to get her boys or will she just have a taste of what she ever wanted. J1 and J2
For Raven’s first ménage(as far I know) , she delivered well thought out book. She could have taken the easier route and created a story of two men who love the same woman. However with Candy and the J’s it was far from that and I loved it . There was many layers to this book and so many possible ways for this book to play out . I loved how she gave each them their own arc and allowed to them to explore their problems and deepest desires. As there was a lot going on this book, Raven took the principles that has made her a well received author and put into a new category. This my first and whilst it is a standalone, I do plan to buy some of her other books and have a read. As to cross categories/genres is one thing, but to give the same standard of work and write not a book filled with scenes. Instead a heart-warming yet sexy story that will leave you wanting more
This author needs to write more ménage or even a M/M she has talented for exploring relationship and inner workings so well. I can’t wait to see what she does in the future . As she has won over me and I’m very picky when it comes to good ménages. As there is a lot out there that don’t quite hit the mark like this book does.