I've now read Sweet Little Things twice since late last year — once as an eBook and the second timeFind this review and more at kimberlyfaye reads.
I've now read Sweet Little Things twice since late last year — once as an eBook and the second time as an audiobook. I loved it both times and in both ways. Pru and Finn were perfection no matter the format. I think I have a new favorite Jill Shalvis book, and believe me when I say the competition was steep.
Pru is a pretty badass heroine. She's a ship captain. She's selfless. She's sassy and smart. I began crushing on her right from the first few pages. Finn was sexy and swoony and totally delicious. I enjoyed the beginning of their story, when they were just becoming friends, as much as I did once things started progressing between them. They were so well suited for each other. They had oodles of chemistry and some great sexual tension before it finally broke.
Of course, nothing can ever be totally easy and straightforward in romance. (Would we read it if it was?) The secret Pru is keeping from Finn had the ability to shatter everything they were working towards. I couldn't help but mentally scream at her as time went on and she continued to keep it from him. I'm not going to get all spoilery here, so all I will say is that I thought Finn's reaction was appropriate, yet it still made me sad. The way it all came back around and wrapped up, however, made me happy.
I just love Jill Shalvis's books. She's my go-to for sweet, swoony and sexy romance. She gives me all the feels and I love it. Bonus? There's generally fun animal cameos, too. (Thor!) Her Heartbreaker Bay series just might be my favorite series so far.
I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Pru Harris's mom had taught her to make wishes on pink cars, falling leaves and brass lamps, because wishing on something as ordinary as stars or wishing wells was a sign of no imagination.
Apparently it'd been too long since her last social orgasm and while she handled her own business just fine, her business was clearly getting bored with herself.
"Thanks for giving me a taste of you," he murmured against her mouth. "I already want another."
"Life doesn't follow rules or expectations. It's messy and unpredictable. And it turns out love is a lot like life—it doesn't follow rules or expectations either."...more
I'm not really sure why I didn't devour this book on release day (or shortly after) as I usually do with Rebecca's books. I am glad I decided to readI'm not really sure why I didn't devour this book on release day (or shortly after) as I usually do with Rebecca's books. I am glad I decided to read it over the weekend as part of my "Read all the Rebecca books" binge, though... even if I was a little apprehensive going into it.
I honestly wasn't sure that "Nova" would be able to win me over. In the early part of the book, the more I read about him and his manwhorish ways, the less impressed I was. But that all started to change when I — and Rachel — began to see him more as Landon than Nova. He really was a good, sweet guy, even if I didn't necessarily at all agree with the way he chose to self-medicate after he left Rachel. I found that I really liked Rachel from the start. I especially appreciated how she didn't make it easy for him to get back in. She was extremely conflicted, but she stayed strong... until she couldn't any longer.
Their breakup was a bit of a mystery in the book — and to me personally — for a large part of the book. If it was mentioned in Wilder, I guess I forgot the details. I remember the convoluted history they had with Wilder, but not the full story behind their breakup. It was obvious how much he cared for her — if you can look past his behavior after they broke up, anyhow — and she him, even though she was hurt. It was difficult to imagine what could've led them to break up . They complemented each other perfectly. The feelings were still there. They had plenty of passion. It just didn't make any sense. Until it did, anyhow. Despite my initial misgivings about Landon/Nova, he definitely wound up hitting my best of the best book boyfriends list before I was finished with this book. I loved how he was all in for Rachel once she arrived. It was wonderful to watch them work towards a fresh start together.
Nova was a page-turner for me. I couldn't get enough of the gorgeous writing, amazing characters, second chance romance (which you know is my jam), feels and more adventurous aspects. I'm still loving The Renegades and I can't wait for the next book!
The problem with love was that once it was gone, there was no filling that hole, no substitute for that euphoria. Losing love came with withdrawal symptoms for which there was no known relief.
"Because what I want is for you to look at me the way you used to, no matter how impossible that seems."
"You are anything but convenient. I've had parachute malfunctions more convenient than you. You're the most frustrating, complicated, utterly addictive woman I have ever been around, but you are sure as hell not convenient." ...more
I'm honestly not sure how this book has been sitting on my iPad for over a year now. I love Rebecca'Find this review and more at kimberlyfaye reads.
I'm honestly not sure how this book has been sitting on my iPad for over a year now. I love Rebecca's books. I tend to devour them the minute I get the ARCs or buy them. But, here we are... I'm not all that sad, however, because I did give me a good excuse to binge both novellas over the weekend.
Second chance romances are my jam, so I was excited to see that's what this first Legacy story was about. I really liked Emmy, but it took me some time to warm up to Bash. Honestly, I'm growing a little tired of this whole thing with men sleeping with anything that moves while he and his end game girl are separated. No matter the excuse or the situation, it wears me out. I get numbing the pain of loss but even that has to stop sometime, right? Ugh. Anyhow. Bash and Emmy. They were so perfect together it hurt my heart knowing they were apart for so long. It was wonderful to see them get a second chance. They had tons of chemistry and the feelings between them were so very real. Their story was sweet and sexy, and packed a bit of an emotional punch.
Beyond the romance, I love the idea of this series — a group of young adults whose parents died fighting a massive fire have become firefighters themselves and are trying to resurrect the base in their hometown. It's heartbreaking and hopeful at the same time. The Legacy series is off to a strong start for me and I can't wait to see where it goes after the two novellas.
"Stop looking at me like that, Emmy. I'm trying to give you space, but if I see that little pink tongue one more time, I'm sucking it into my mouth."
"You're practically screaming for me, and I've barely touched you."
Fire and gasoline. God, I was desperate to burn....more