25 July 2016

Love, lies and spies - Cindy Anstey


historical young adult (Regency England)
a mix of romance and adventure
I bought this book after reading a long excerpt of it
so I knew that I would like the author's writing style
and overall I enjoyed reading the book
but I didn't love it
I never felt that close connection I want to feel when reading a story
and that's why my reading experience was ok to good 
and not great
I'm not sure what exactly was missing from the story
to make me love it
I think it has to do something with the characters
they were interesting and likable
but I never saw them as real people
they were always just characters.

PS:
years ago I read a young adult historical I love
she has since then published several adult historical romances
but sadly no other YA ones (why???). 
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24 July 2016

Moonshot - Alessandra Torre


contemporary romance with some mystery
a few weeks ago I discovered this book on a book blog
the synopsis sounded great and you know me
I like sports romances a lot
so of course I bought the book once it was published
unfortunately the plot turned out to be one I didn't enjoy
I like romances to be pretty straightforward
I don't like too many detours
especially not when other people are involved
that made it hard to enjoy this story
plus after the first scene with the male main character
I had a very hard time to like him
the way he acted at the beginning
was a big no go for me
the mystery was a bit too unrealistic and dramatic
plus it never felt as if it belonged to the rest of the story
so yes, this was another contemporary romance I expected to love
but didn't
I'm ok with it
I'm sure that one of the next romances I'm going to read
will be great for me. 
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No falling allowed - Melissa West


contemporary Southern romance
read as an ebook
they met
they spend the night together
and the next morning she woke up alone
weeks later they meet again
he wants a second chance
she doesn't 
I liked the sound of this book
and overall enjoyed reading this romance
but I didn't fell head over heels in love with it
I have to say that the Southern setting wasn't perfect for me
it rarely is
this was a nice romance
and I might read more by the author in the future. 
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