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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
Abby Road - Ophelia London Solid 4♥'s.

First 30-50 Pages were a real turn off; after that it was quite engaging. I can't fully explain why those initial pages are such a turn-off, but they really were. It's not like there was huge amounts of world building like in PNR/UF (this is a contemporary romance) but maybe it was even Abby herself that just soured me in the beginning.

Loved the male lead, but still don't fully understand his choices. That, and their odd choices really was the largest reason (other than the first few dozen pages) that this is only a 4♥ rather than a 5♥ read. Really frustrated at the female lead, Abby. Like beyond frustrated, I wanted to put a bag over her head and have a few rounds to smack some sense into her. Uber frustrated! Did NOT like her choices and how she always buried her head in the sand at what was actually going on.

I wish the epilogue was a bit 'beefier' and that the romance was steamier. Had either of those been upgraded, it might have won back ½ a ♥. And a quick word regarding the chapter names, each a Beatles song. That, given Abby's personality and character, and how they related to that chapter- pure brilliance. Really well-done aspect of this book.

I would recommend it to anyone looking for a fun contemporary romance with a little less kink, more vanilla, and a musical/celebrity vibe. It does fit that bill, and was entertaining.

I received this title for free from Entangled Publishing via NetGalley