Netgalley has been so good for me, especially with Sourcebooks Casablanca feeding me so many romance novels! They honest have no bad book in that company, everything I have read so far have been on a different level. The authors are simply amazing. The books are very sad but at the same time very spicy.
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I Kissed a Girl by Jennet Alexander
Thanks to Sourcebooks Casablanca for making this book available to me via #Netgalley
I have been reading a lot of Lesbian romances in the past few weeks and this one was just beautiful. Filled with laughter and slasher horror scenes. Honestly, it is so funny even when the humour is just dark.
We follow Noa who is a special effects makeup artist. Instead of attending college as a medical student just like her parents wanted she decided to forge her own part in the horror genre makeup scene. This is when she finally meets Lilah Silver. Lilah is an actress who has long been trying to climb out of her B-list status. She no longer wants to just be the hot chick in the horror movie. She wants to be in a movie that the stabbing scenes don’t live her drowning in stage blood. Oh, she is trying really hard. When Noa meets Lilah she is saying all the wrong things [because that is what you do in front of a very hot chick – Noa has no game]. The long hours on set keep bring them together and every encounter seems to drive them apart from each other until on faithful Kiss. A kiss that hints that the other girl might be more interested in the other!
I really enjoyed this book. There is something about forced proximity stories that you know will drive you to the edge of your seat. Combine that with celebrity status and you know that you have some high stakes relationship on your hands!
I gave this 3.8 out of 5 stars
Plot Twist by Bethany Turner
I think it’s best I start this book with this. If you enjoyed reading [book: One Day in December] then you will enjoy this book but if you did not enjoy it then this book would just piss you off. Personally, I did not enjoy One Day in December by Josie Silver because it felt too long and I realize that the same happened with this book. It is filled with a whole bunch of cheating and emotional manipulation whilst we have readers are waiting for the much-highlighted plot twist.
In this book, we follow Olivia Ross who met a guy at a coffee shop and they basically got to know each other. The guy was going for an audition and she was at a low point in her life has her writing was not going as she planned. They agree to meet in the same place ten years down the line. Hoping that then she would have written a script and he would be taking on the leading role because he would also be famous at that time. So basically we see how she lives her life in that ten years. She seems to have figured out his name and his popularity as the years went on by but apparently, she got the wrong guy.
The whole thing was just confusing to me. Did she not see his face at the café? Maybe I missed it. Then there was her kissing her best friend’s boyfriend. The whole thing was a hot mess.
When the ‘Plot Twist’ finally happened it was so anticlimactic. I thought they would get together but it was just nothing then the end.
I am giving it 3 stars because I loved the side characters they seem to have more depth than the main character. I love the friendship between Olivia and her best friend.
I gave this book 3 out of 5 stars
Uncharted by Adriana Anders
I have been itching to read a book set in the Alaska wilds and am I quite glad that this is my first one. It really displays the topography and the characters are just so loveable.
I will try to review this book without giving much away. It is really best if you go into this one without knowing too much to prevent spoilers. Leo is an amazing pilot and she and her team have been sent to find a man who is suspected to have a very dangerous virus (in a time of the pandemic, I honestly do not think this is funny so I am all for hunting the guy with it down, as long as it gets into the hands of the right people). Leo knows that if she does not get to him soon another team of independent contractors will get to him and they might leave him for dead after they get the virus from him. The only problem now is that they have been unable to track him down.
She is then given a run-down plane by an old woman who says she knows where the man is hiding. In a last attempt to find him she takes the plane and ends up crashing on a frozen lake. This is when she is saved by a man who seems like a Yeti (I tell you this book is really funny. It was more hilarious because it was not attempting to be comedic). She is saved by Elias.
Elias has been hiding in secret because of a secret he holds. Everyone is trying to get a piece of him. So when he is told by his grandmother that someone is coming to help him. He is not sure if it is the lady, Leo who has heroically crashed a plane.
This book is just so intense, the relationship between Leo and Elias was so slow burn that I almost caught on fire from waiting for them to finally kiss. There are underground escape routes, bombing, shooting. You are not ready for this one!
I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars
The Importance of Being Wanton by Christi Caldwell
Thanks #Netgalley for making this book available to me.
Emma Gately was betrothed to the Earl of Scarsdale when they were children and over the years she has seen him earn his reputation as a rake. He has a bastard son, and he has not paid her any respects at all. But when she calls him in and tells him she wants to break their betrothal he realizes that he feels more for her than he thought.
Emma runs a society for women who want to stand up to the patriarchy and she is more than Charles expected. But when he comes to know her after the broken engagement he realises that he has been a fool all the while. To be an ass he decides to start a club where both respectable men and reputable women can have conversations on politics and literature. Basically stealing Emma’s society idea. His club gets more attention from the public and Emma is pissed.
When she confronts him, things end in ecstasy. I will not spoil this book any further but I really enjoyed it.
I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars
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