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Wanderlust by Skye Warren
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Not what I expected at all!!

I expected your average non-con "I've been kidnapped but I like it!!" And that's about it. But there was soooooo much more to it. In fact it's not like that at all, I loved the writing style too, that poetic beautiful style. It was completely different to what I thought, the blurb made me think it would be a good but y'know expected kidnapping read. NOOOOO so good!!!! It's not 'action' heavy, more mind melting.

Evie is a very sheltered naive girl who after being abused as a child is over-protected by her mother. Her mother feels guilty as the abuser was a boyfriend of hers, so this helps explain her over-bearing behaviour. She taught Evie that all men were monsters and something bad will happen to her is she ever leaves but she eventually does leave and her mothers fears quickly become true, repeatedly actually.

Hunter- huh, I like him! I get him too, I hugely disagree with him but I get the bitterness inside him. Hunter has a story but I won't spoil it for you.

One thing I loved about this book is it's probably the first time I've ever believed someone would react this way, not that it's believable it's just more believable in it's characters reactions and responses.

Evie has no prior knowledge of men and relationships. So I suppose this eagerness to be wanted was believable. If you accept things will move quickly purely because it's not a long book, it is paced brilliantly. So if you keep in mind it's not a full length novel and aren't expecting the gradual developments you would find in a longer book it's great!

I LOVED THAT SHE KEPT TRYING TO ESCAPE!!! Oh my god, finally! Someone who feels torn because she doesn't hate the guy but is aware enough to know it's purely self-preservation to accept and find the small graces and realize are not actually a good enough thing to stay with him hoping to find love.

She also doesn't love pain! I loved that too! How annoying is that when you read a book and the woman goes ooooooh this is what was missing from my life! A bossy man who ties me up! Now I'm complete!! Hunter isn't about pain or dominance either which was again refreshing. Now we have a complex guy who has actual reasons for the things he does and has real feelings that make sense. No BDSM here people just pure psychological disturbances. Good stuff!

This book really truly surprised me in that it was all a mind melt, I loved these characters. So much more psychological than expected.

This is about Evie and Hunter. Both broken but fixing each other, I can't believe I'm finding it cute but I am. Hunter is awful in the beginning but he does grow and become a wonderful man. To my twisted brain anyway, haha.

I would say this was dark and disturbing.....and it kind of was but for me, when it counts, it's a seriously sweet emotional book. I really truly wasn't expecting a book like this. Maybe other people will find it darker than me I may just be the odd one out.

If you're in the mood for a dark romance that has surprising amounts of depth that is written very well, try this one!!!
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Reading Progress

February 8, 2013 – Shelved
April 11, 2013 – Started Reading
April 11, 2013 – Shelved as: free-copy-for-review
April 14, 2013 –
page 40
20.0% "I like this!"
April 16, 2013 –
page 70
35.0% "Is it wrong I'm finding this kinda sweet? Because I am, in a weird naughty boy isn't so bad after all sort of way."
April 16, 2013 – Shelved as: dark
April 16, 2013 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Helen (new) - added it

Helen Crackin' review Rebecca. :) another one to add to my ever growing to read pile ;) x


message 2: by -ya (new) - rated it 4 stars

-ya Great review, Rebecca!
No BDSM +1
Dark Romance +1
Is there HEA?


message 3: by Rebecca (last edited Apr 16, 2013 10:06AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Rebecca Thanks Helen, And YA (view spoiler) It's a short read though so you kind of just have to go with it a bit.


Rebecca Sorry! I'll spoiler it now, I didn't think, I would be annoyed too. My bad!


Rebecca Hahaha I'm the same, I skim plot points in reviews, I just want to read reactions. All of my favourite books are the ones I've gone in 'blind' so this is a bit of a d'oh! moment for me. It's a great book though! :)


Alex Great review, Rebecca! Can't wait to read this one!


Rosalinda *KRASNORADA* Need to read this like NOW! Great review x


Rebecca Thank you both! :)


Blacky *Romance Addict* Great review Rebecca :)


Rebecca Thanks Blacky! :)


Blacky *Romance Addict* Fab review Rebecca :))))


Amber Rose Great review, Rebecca. :)


Rebecca Thank you! :)


Rebecca Thank you my love! :)


Vikki ~ *squee* lite ~ Awesome review Rebecca. I'm going to pick this one up.


message 16: by Purva (new)

Purva Fantastic review, Rebecca!


message 17: by Christy (new)

Christy Great review Rebecca!!! :D


Debra Awesome review, Rebecca!! Looking forward to reading this one too :-)


Rebecca Thank you all girlies!! :) xxx


Monica Your review really is spot on. I completely agree with everything!


Rebecca Thank you so much Monica! :)


Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤  Great review Rebecca I think I will read it soon!!!


Rebecca Just saw your comment!! Thank you Pavlina! :)


message 24: by Duchess Nicole (new)

Duchess Nicole Nice review! I'm running away screaming...haha...


Rebecca Ahahahahaha......Wimp. hahahaa


message 26: by Mitashi (new) - added it

Mitashi Nice review Rebecca.. This is definitely going for my tbr list


message 27: by Damalis (new)

Damalis Martinez I'm too this because of your review.


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