Wednesday, June 29

Review: Fat

Fat Fat by Sam Crescent
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I was intrigued about this novella as soon as I've read its blurb. I liked the more current theme because fat-shaming had become rampant of late. So I was really looking forward to reading this one.

Unfortunately, I did not get the full satisfaction I had expected after the reading it. I did not know where to lean on because I was distracted by a lot of things. The most glaring one being that even if the main characters were both high schoolers, the narration did not sound like they were. They sounded too adult to the point that there were instances when I would forget that I was reading a high school romance.

I am still in the lookout for that memorable book with this same theme. Any recommendations are welcome.

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Friday, June 17

Review: Mister O

Mister O Mister O by Lauren Blakely
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

How to rate this book? Although I was a tad excited to read it (I really liked the first one in this series), it didn't really get me going when I started reading it. Suffice it to say that it kinda started slow for me. I just wasn't feeling the connection between Harper and Nick. It actually took me well into the second half of the book for me get more invested in the story. And I'm not just saying that because the characters were doing the horizonal chacha already.

Well, maybe.

BUT! It was when things emotions started getting out of the woodwork that I just couldn't the feels. Too many of them. The male POV always makes me go gaga! When the relationship started going beyong the physical for Nick and I got to have a fron row seat about it, I was a goner. It's always such a treat!

Once again, there are just some books that get you so relieved because the right amount of drama (or the lesser dosage thereof) can be such a blessing. I loved that this series continued this trend. Winning!

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Tuesday, June 14

Review: Struck from the Record

Struck from the Record Struck from the Record by K.A. Linde
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Going into a book while feeling a bit wary (leery?) about the main characters was something new to me. It was always either I was reading about new characters or characters I have already fallen in love with from other books. This book was unchartered territory for me.

If you have read Clay and Andrea in the first three books of this series, you would understand my wariness of them. They weren't always so nice to Liz and Brady--and I happen to love, love, looooove Liz and Brady. Going through this book (in one go, no less) was a revelation. I did not know just how complex their relationship was and it was a relief to finally do so. Not to mention fully understanding now Clay's relationship with his brother.

This was a beautiful love story and I'm happy, although I only get to read about it in just one book, to finally read about Clay and Andrea's history. Love should never be taken for granted and that love doesn't remain stagnant. It changes and if you're lucky, it grows into something better.

I've become a sap. Damn you, Clay Maxwell. I love you, Clay Maxwell. Ugh!

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Thursday, June 9

Review: Unspoken

Unspoken Unspoken by Brenda Rothert
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Aaahhhhhh! Where to start with this review?

I was really feeling this book when I was reading the first few pages but then boom! It just kind of went all over the place. As meltingly hot as this book was, I just felt too many disconnect. Communication is key, people!!! Ugh.

My consolation was that they were only broken up for a year. If it had been more than that, it would've really come off really silly and absolutely cray. There were some tender and hot moments (yeah!) but I just wish the story was more cohesive though.

I tried. I really, really tried. Sigh.

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