Sometimes life gets in the way or if you’re like me…you haven’t the ability to say no to books. Because of these burning world issues, I like to write some mini reviews for books I read that affected me in some form or fashion but weren’t able to be posted on the blog.
A Bollywood Affair by Sonali Dev
October 28, 2014
Exquisite is the best word I can think of to describe Sonali Dev’s A Bollywood Affair. A beautiful, humorous, heartbreaking romance of a young married Indian woman who finds out her marriage and life was a lie and now must rediscover who she is. Dev uses old world tradition and modern sensibilities to paint readers’ a vivid picture of India’s culture and the complex dance that the younger generation has to navigate through. Emotionally poignant, your heart will hurt for the heroine who seems to be cursed with having her dreams ripped from her time and time again. Readers are sure to love this twist on the feisty ingenue and bossy alpha trope.
(Mandi loved this book too and will have a review next week)
September 30, 2014
Singh brings yet another deliciously sexy and heartfelt romance to the table with her novella, Rock Courtship, from her Rock Kiss series. Love is hard but it’s made even harder when the object of your affections refuses to give you a chance. David has been in love with his band’s publicist, Thea, for years but she has one firm rule she never-no dating clients. Some help from a sympathetic ear give David all the ammunition he needs to prove to Thea that the man known as the Gentleman of Rock is about to rock her world. Rock Courtship pushes aside the emotional angst from book one and gives us a geek inspired love affair that will make even the most jaded of readers a fan.
Understatement Of The Year by Sarina Bowen
Romance Contemporary/New Adult/MM
October 14, 2014
Bowen’s Understatement of the Year is anything but understated. A bittersweet heartfelt coming of age M/M romance that deals with secrets and guilt when one young man is confronted by his greatest fear…the lover he abandoned in high school. Emotional turmoil and angst reach epic levels as these two men are forced to interact with one another and deal with their turbulent past. A delicate subject matter is handled with compassion, grace, and humor giving readers a beautiful second chance love story that will defy expectations.
Deacon by Kristen Ashley
October 23, 2014
Deacon, the fourth in Kristen Ashley’s Unfinished Heroes series, gives us a tired repetitive storyline and cookie cutter characters with the only updated feature being the changed names. The dialogue that made Ashley’s books so unique in the past has now become an annoyance with the butchered grammar and never ending internal monologue. The new but uncomfortably presented twist in the sexual arena can’t even begin to overcome the predictable plotlines and over dramatised conflict reveal. I miss the old Ashley.