ARC Review: Blind Trust – Felisha Antonette

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Title: Blind Trust
Author: Felisha Antonette
Genre: NA, Contemporary Romance, Crime
Release Date: September 24th 2015
Rating: ★★★★☆/★★★★★

Goodreads // Amazon

Hello!!

*ARC kindly provided via NetGalley for the exchange of an honest review*

 

The story has lots of twists keeping you guessing on what’s coming next, the characters are funny, there is a lot of humor, action, suspense, sadness and mystery in this book.

I like how the story has dual POVs allowing me to connect with both of the characters. The writing is good and descriptive. Although there’s a solid story it sorta felt a little rushed.

 

Valerie and Kyle are both assassins and they’re assigned to kill each other. Val spends a period of a year studying her target (Kyle), learning everything about him until it’s the right time to make her move. The only problem? She falls in love him in the process and no longer wishes to go through with it.

 

Valerie Harper (or Val) is a complicated character in her own way; selfish then selfless, coldhearted then warm and loving… I liked her, but sometimes she was just whiny and annoying I had those moments i wanted to shake and smack her.

Kyle Shultz is charming and loving with his family, taking care of his sick mother (and famil in general), his sister and his niece.

 

 

 

Blurb:

Loving someone has never been so deadly.
Valerie Harper has one assignment, one mission. Assassinate her mark and everyone he loves. But what happens when she finds that she loves him too?
Her instructions are simple; do not fraternize with your target, observe at a distance, and never engage with the enemy. However, as things take an unexpected turn in Val’s world, these simple instructions begin to change.

Refusing to be a puppet, Kyle Shultz walks away from his old life and settles into the college routine. But the life of a student is more difficult than he imagined. Making friends and attending parties are as foreign a concept as showing a target mercy.

The lines between the state of the job and the affairs of the heart are blurred as Valerie and Kyle’s worlds collide.
With a maze of enemies and hit lists to navigate, will these two young adversaries proceed wide-eyed and alone into the fray? Or will they blindly trust the feelings they can no longer ignore?

 

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Review: Letters from an Ex-wife – TheSarcasticBrunette

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Title: Letters from an ex wife
Author: Ashlesha (TheSarcasticBrunette)
Genre: Romance
Chapters: 40
Rating: ★★★★☆/★★★★★
Wattpad

Hello!!

Today’s story is about betrayal, guilt and jumping into conclusions without hearing what the other person got to say.

An insecure cheating husband who accuses his innocent wife of being a cheater.
Liza (the wife) knew about Jonathan’s infidelity all along but kept her mouth shut. But, when he suddenly demands for divorce, she then knew she lost him months ago but prefered kept holding on those fantasies she built in her head.

She, later on, gets involved in a car accident (but survives, thankfully), and is in a coma for a week.
That’s when Jonathan discovers a box full of letters written to him by Liza, where the truth, her feelings and memories are kept in.

I REALLY wanted to slap Jonathan. I had two clashing sides:

  1. One that still sympathized with him, wishing for his wife Liza to forgive him for the sake of their love
  2. Other side of me was screaming “Once a cheater, always a cheater!! you deserve it!!!!”

Liza’s love to her husband was beyond words, and despite knowing her husband’s betrayal and having her heart-broken slowly piece by piece, she still chose to believe that one day, he’ll stop and come back to loving her as he did years ago.

Will Liza forgive Jonathan or will she leave and move on starting a new life of her own? give it a read and enjoy

PS: The story has a sequel that’s still being written (22 chapters available so far, check the author’s page on Wattpad)

Happy reading!

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Review: Bend (Waters #1) – Kivrin Wilson

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Title: Bend (Waters #1)
Author: Kivrin Wilson
Genre: Erotic Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 7, 2016
Rating: ★★★★☆/★★★★★
Goodreads // Amazon

Hello!!

Finally I’m reviewing “Bend“.
I’ve read this book around last year, and I waited till i got the paperback copy to write my review. Took me long, but worth it.

Before starting, I would love to thank Kivrin Wilson for the copy! Totally made me happy when i went to pick it from the P.O

Bend” was a slow burn from friends-to-lovers. It is in a dual POV, that way, you live both sides. It is the perfect blend of sex and friendship, angst, romance…
Mia and Jay have been good friends since college. Mia had her heart-broken by Jay’s best friend/roommate. but Jay remained by her side.
They are both are in the medical field; Mia who’s a nurse practitioner and Jay who’s an ER resident.
The moment Mia asks Jay a very important question their relationship course changes forever.

Mia is fantastic and beautiful, both the inside and out. she’s got no filter!!! Says it exactly how it is; But, she’s got the kindest heart. It took her years to wake up and realize her love for Jay.  Mia was a bit of a free spirit and wild, and Jay kept her on the straight track.  These two complemented each other perfectly. I loved this couple!!!!!

Jay knows everything about Mia, (unlike her, she knows very little about him) he’s sensible and uptight. Always keeping Mia in check, making sure she plays by the rules.

Kivrin Wilson is a debut author and I honestly was impressed by her writing.
she delivered this story with great character connection and awesome dialogue.

If you’re looking for something fresh and new, this might be it for you!!

Happy reading!

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Review: Before I Fall – Lauren Oliver

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Title: Before I Fall
Author: Lauren Oliver
Genre: YA, Contemporary
Release Date: October 25th 2010
Rating: ★★★★☆/★★★★★
Goodreads // Amazon

Hello!!

I just finished watching “Before I Fall” movie, and it was a reminder to review the book.

So, the book is written in first person narrative and talks about Samantha (Sam), a teen who’s killed in a car accident..but here’s the thing, she actually wakes up the very next day and is forced to relive her last day in life for an entire week till she gets things right and understands why this is happening to her.

My opinion of Sam changed throughout the book’s progress. At the very beginning, her behavior was hella disappointing, rude and wrong but it started changing afterwards, and that got her to be this new kind person… Too bad she didn’t get the chance to live it.

I felt bad for Kent who was SO in love with her, and when he finally gets her, she got ripped away from him without a warning, without an explanation or a reason..PUFF!!!just like that gone.

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I think that Lauren Oliver‘s reason behind Sam’s death is her realization that she had to do something selfless, for her to get the real meaning behind the time loop she was living in. The events, decisions and changes Sam made shows how much she matured during those 7 days.

The ending was a confusion and a shock for me;

1) I hadn’t expected Samantha to do what she did (with Juliet Sykes)
2) I was confused for a while processing what exactly happened and if she really did die.

I wanted Sam to wake up by the ending, but the ending Lauren Oliver chose made it something to remember.

Did you read the book? Saw the movie?
Share your thoughts and happy reading 🙂

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Review: 13 Reasons Why – Jay Asher

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Title: Thirteen Reasons Why
Author: Jay Asher
Genre: YA, Psychological Thriller, Tragedy
Release Date: October 18th, 2007
Rating: ★★★★☆/★★★★★
Goodreads // Amazon

Hello!!

Back with another book to review.
Some might not agree with what im gonna say, but it stays an opinion of mine after all 🙂 let’s get started!!!!

In here, the story is told from Clay’s perspective about Hannah’s life… A girl who committed suicide.
Clay receives cassettes on which Hannah explains her 13 reasons why she killed herself…and if you didn’t guess yet, Clay is one those reasons.

The book is an eye opener, it tries to deliver the message that often, there isn’t one big reason, or a clear cut ones; Often, little things all build up..day after day…one tiny thing after another, until it all blends and creates a huge feeling of hopelessness.

Each one of us have their own struggles and issues, and each one of us deal with those just as differently. some take it lightly, some can’t.  Everyone doesn’t cope with situations and problems the same way.

Hannah wanted people to know how things spiral out of control,  how small interpersonal interactions can have amazing consequences. Hannah wanted to leave her own answer to why do people commit suicide, and shine the light on the signs to watch out for. These were her reasons to commit suicide, which were enough for her.

The story contains lots of intense emotions, we go through them with Hannah and Clay.

Have you read it? what are your thoughts?

Happy reading

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