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LoonyAlana

Crazy Bibliophile and Book Pimp (Not So Anonymous)

I am a mother of two boys and avid reader; I practically live and breathe books. If I could sustain my life on just reading, I would live forever. I'm weird, and proud of it. I have traveled to many places: Mexico, St. Marteen, Prague, England, Cozumel, and Canada to name a few. Many moons ago I co-hosted "Welcome to Insanity" radio show on a micro radio station in TX- but our show was played via streaming internet in coffee houses in Amsterdam. I have a BA in theater. I used to be "the finder of lost things" but I think my last child robbed me of my gift. Now I just have a large collection of useless information... it goes with my growing mountain of "to be read" books

Currently reading

The Hooker and the Hermit
Penny Reid, Luci Cosway
The Suicide Princess
Anthony Bryan
Rise of the Magi (Lila Gray, #3)
Jocelyn Adams
Caged (Holloway Pack, #3)
J.A. Belfield
If You Stay - Courtney Cole I liked it. A solid 4 ♥'s, it was interesting and had it's moments, but it wasn't great or even a huge stand-out. While I did enjoy the story, and would continue the series (since it's marked as Beautifully Broken #1) I don't know that I'd want to keep this in my re-read rotation.

If You Stay had some hot moments, sweet moments, "f"-ed up moments... and there was at least one gross-out shudder moment. It does tackle problems with drugs, so be prepared for that as a reader. It's important to the story, but does not glorify drugs. That is one of my personal doubts with the story. It's not that I think someone can't be 'resistant' to being physically dependent on drugs, but even with some natural resistance to them, I would still think it would be more difficult to shake off old habits than it was.

Overall, I thought it was a nice contemporary romance. I rooted for the couple, and wanted to know more about them. The final darkness behind the hero ended up being far darker than I anticipated. So if you like damaged, hot, rich guys and somewhat opposites attract romance, and can handle darker subjects and drug use- pick this up because you may end up loving it. I could see this being a 5♥ read for some, it just wasn't quite there for me.

I received a copy of this book for free via NetGalley in exchange for my opinion.