Mini-reviews of New Adult and Romance novels that I enjoyed
|pub 3/5/16 by Smashwords Edition|
NA - Contemporary
The Couple: Cait and Lawrence are all angsty, tension-filled, brooding and steamy romance. In other words, I was all about it!
The Plot: I love Adler's NA books. She does sexy romance really well but they're always about so much more than that. Her relationships and characters are diverse. Friendships are vital to these women. And her heroines are always intelligent, determined, flawed and so relatable.
Reservations: None that I can think of! Just be aware that this isn't a light and fluffy romance.
Do I recommend?: Yes! If you haven't checked out this series yet, you definitely should.
|pub 5/17/16 by Loveswept|
NA - Contemporary
The Couple: I'll never get tired of saying this – I love romances that start off with bickering, only to reveal some really hot chemistry. Noah and Jenny totally fit this bill to a tee. They make assumptions about the other but then little moments reveal more and more of who they truly are, until they can't resist the other.
The Plot: It's basically a case of false identity on both sides. Jenny doesn't hide who she is but she is hiding from the press and her fans. Likewise, Noah is pretending he's a hired hand instead of the owner of the estate. It's easy to see where this is going but that didn't make it any less enjoyable.
Reservations: The end was admittedly a bit cheesy but I enjoyed it.
Do I recommend?: I've read like 4 books by Lauren Layne now and I don't plan to stop.
|pub 7/19/17 by JLA|
NA - Paranormal Romance
The Couple: It's impossible not to root for Ivy and Ren. They're just fun and sexy together and willing to do whatever they can to protect the other.
The Plot: I like the spin JLA has put on the Fae mythology and how she interweaves it with the characters and best of all, against the background of New Orleans. We learn a lot and I'm looking forward to reading how it'll all conclude.
Reservations: The latter half of the book was difficult to read through. It's hard to say without spoiling but the kind of violence and manipulation hanging over Ivy felt way overdrawn and maybe even unnecessary.
Do I recommend?: It's JLA and paranormal romance. Of course I do!