Hello and welcome to another book review post!
The UK has been unexpectedly smoking since the past week and I have been trying to cool myself down with some books. It only happens to all be books that either made me cry from how sweet they were or hot they were!
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Without further ado, let’s get into it…
The Brit by Jodi Ellen Malpas
This was the mafia book I have been craving.
We follow Danny Black who was adopted by the leader of a mafia in America. He has been living as the heir to the mafia empire and he has come to be known as the Angel-face Killer (can’t remember the exact terms but it is something along those lines). With the death of his adopted father, He is the new leader. As the new leader, there are certain expectations that he has to meet and being ruthless and not giving second chances being some of them.
Danny has been planning to get control over the harbour, that way he can ship things in and out of the country easily. But it appears that the candidate (Perry) he has been supporting with campaign funds is not coming through at the end of his bargain. So when he goes to confront him, he comes across Rose Cassidy. He soon finds out that she is just as broken as he is and there is nothing that can shock her.
Rose has been living her life as a pawn for the men who snatched her child from her arms. She has been doing all they asked including sleeping with men for information so that she can get to see her son. She was spying on Perry for them when she was taken by Danny. Now it is her job to get as much information from Danny that can be used against him.
As we can all expect, she falls in love with him and things go awry. I really enjoyed reading this book. The writing was so appealing that it just pulls you in. I have enjoyed every book I have read by Jodi, I am anticipating more!
I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars
Falling Out of Hate With You by Lauren Rowe
Woah! I loved this book a lot more than I thought I would. I love the characters and I love the music (You need to check the author’s website for the music) – Love it!!!!!!!
Adrian Savage is the frontman and most popular member of the rock band, Fugitive Summer. He is one of the hottest talked about person in the music scene and on the internet really. Since a naked picture of him was posted by someone he slept with on the internet while he was in the shower. He has learnt not to trust anyone especially those who ask him to trust them. That is until he meets Laila Fitzgerald and he cannot stop thinking about her.
When it is announced that she is going to be the opening act for their band on tour, he has to find a way to get her out of his mind. That was impossible. He gave into his drive and decided to ask her to spend a night with him while they were on tour. She got to know him a bit more and she realized he is a lot more than people know. His love for his grandmother and his genuine love for his music.
They have sex (I don’t know if I need to say that, but here we are). She thinks he slept with a groupie after her and she stopped talking to him without letting him know why.
I gave this book 3.9 out of 5 stars
Falling Into Love with You by Lauren Rowe
Read my review of the first book.
Another picture of Adrian d**k on the internet and his chance of earning four million dollars as a judge on a music competition show is dangling by a thread. The only thing that he would be is an obsession with Laila and the fact that he had vomited his emotions to a social media influencer who then vomited her experience with Adrian to her million followers.
The music show producer thinks it would be a good save if Laila and Adrian pretend to be dating while working together on the show. At first, they both disagree, Laila is still pissed with Adrain and Savage is unwilling to part with half of his paycheck. He did anyways not because he had no choice but because he was hoping for a chance to get with Laila and finally find out why she never came to his room as she promised during the tour. (I am trying not to spoil the book).
Once they started to pretend to the camera and people on social media, they got close together and they became a lot more to each other. Laila recognized that Savage was not just an asshole and he finds out why she never came back to his room.
I really enjoyed this duology.
I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars
The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren
Yes, I read this book in one sitting and I am mad at it over now but the neuroscientist part of me is so intrigued with the concept of possibly creating models of neuro networks of people who are attracted to each other and then creating regression-based equations to predict attraction. Believe me, at this point I might do a systematic literature review just for the fun of it.
This book follows Jess Davis who is a data scientist who works freelance for different companies as she raises her daughter. Her daughter is now seven years old (honestly the cutes and brightest written child) but she has never allowed herself to fall back into the dating game even with the constant buzzing of her romance-writer best friend, Fizzy.
So one day while they are sitting at their favourite spot at the coffee shop, Fizzy stops a man who she notices that Jess cannot stop looking at or even talking about. He turns out to be the founder of GeneticAlly, Dr River Pena. A company that has developed a new DNA-based method of matching a person to their soulmate (hence my little geek out moment at the start of this review) Anyways, they end up going to the company to learn more about what they do which results in them giving the company a sample.
***JUMPING TO AVOID SPOILER***
Jess finds out that she is 98% compatible with River and she is offered 10k dollar a month to go on dates with him and generally get to know him better. They believe that it might play a big part in how the company is perceived by the people and how it would increase its footing as the company goes public.
She agrees because a girl got bills to pay, and she starts to actually like him and he her. He becomes a big part of her life and that of her daughter. So when shady data analysis and manipulated results seemed to have occurred. Jess seems to have been left alone with her pants down.
I really loved this book and as always this writing duo has served!
I gave this book 4.7 out of 5 stars
Heartstopper: Volume 4 by Alice Oseman
Just finished reading Heartstopper and I can say that my heart is throbbing, I will not say anything about the cliffhanger at the end.
“Love cannot cure mental illness”
However, this quote got to me. It was great to see how Alice was able to weave in mental health and how understanding that your lover is not enough for a healthy relationship with life is important. You might be great in love but you need more than them, You need friends and family. One person cannot and should not bear the burden of all.
I loved how Nick did his research and was a confidant and was not pushy. It was everything Charlie needed and I absolutely love it. Can’t wait for the next volume
I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars.
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