Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Romance for Cynics

Romance for Cynics by Nicola Marsh

Goodreads Summary:
Must. Not. Fall. For. Fake. Boyfriend.

Cashel Burgess's PR team has come up with a plan to salvage his reputation and show his "softer" side by entering him in a Valentine's Day competition to find Australia's Most Romantic Couple. It's so ridiculous it might actually work. The hitch? He doesn't even have a girlfriend. But that's not about to stop him….

Thanks to a good-for-nothing ex, gardener Lucy Grant hates Valentine's Day. But when Cash makes her an offer too good to refuse, Lucy finds herself half of the most cynical couple in Australia! The only problem is, when a man fakes it this well, a girl might be tempted to turn fiction into fact….

My Review:
This was a very cute, easy read. This is a couple that I found myself instantly rooting for. I loved the chemistry that they had right off of the bat, and I couldn't put this book down. I thought the idea for the different dates from the PR firm were cute, but they didn't focus on that very much in the second half of the book. Overall, a great read!

5 stars
I received this book for free in return for an honest review.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Evermore


Evermore (Everless #2) by Sara Holland

Goodreads Summary:
Jules Ember was raised hearing legends of the ancient magic of the wicked Alchemist and the good Sorceress. But she has just learned the truth: not only are the stories true, but she herself is the Alchemist, and Caro—a woman who single-handedly murdered the Queen and Jules’s first love, Roan, in cold blood—is the Sorceress.

The whole kingdom believes that Jules is responsible for the murders, and a hefty bounty has been placed on her head. And Caro is intent on destroying Jules, who stole her heart twelve lifetimes ago. Jules must delve into the stories that she now recognizes are accounts of her own past. For it is only by piecing together the mysteries of her lives that Jules will be able to save the person who has captured her own heart in this one.

My Review:
This book was a great sequel to the first book. I found myself wishing for more of the story to be about blood being used as time. Instead, this book had a large focus on the twelve lives of the Alchemist. While this was still an interesting read, it got confusing at times. It would skip back through memories without always giving a warning.

The ending was the best part of the book, as it definitely caught me by surprise. I did not really love the way that the story ended, but I have to say I definitely wasn't expecting it to end the way that it did! I love a good twist.

4 stars
I received this book for free in return for an honest review.