Friday, May 6, 2016

This One Moment: Stina Lindenblatt

**Copy provided by author via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**

Well, I wasn't super impressed with this one. There wasn't anything super wrong with it...it was just a bit boring.

bored photo:  le-sigh_zpse70a70f1.gif

It was well-written, and cute, but just too much like all the others out there. There wasn't anything that made it stand out in my mind.

Now that's not to say I didn't enjoy it. I liked some of the twists that this book took. Nolan and Hailey both go through a long and painful healing process. And, for most of the book, they help each other, are there for each other, that type of thing.

Nolan's story had me connecting with him much easier than Hailey. I'm not sure why, but I felt like his was more real I guess (not to mention unbelievably heartbreaking). Either way, I liked him much more than the rest of the characters in the book.

But there was a lot of no communicating between two people who were wholly in love with each other.

Overall it was a good book, and it was quick to read, so I will continue on with the series. The side characters in here were good, and I hope they get their own stories.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Jackson's Trust: Violet Duke

**Copy provided by author via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**

So this book was pretty good. It drew me in right from the beginning.

 photo tumblr_inline_ns44ns4hBr1qiczkk_500_zps0wuft3lw.gif

Jackson and Leila had such a cool story. I love any friends-to-lovers story, and this was was great. Leila shows up one day and Jackson can't help but being interested. Their friendship grows from there. The two of them hanging out, getting to know each other, and then finally they kiss. 

From there they get closer, and fall in love. Except....that wasn't the end of the story.

After the weird twist (I WILL NOT DIVULGE SPOILERS) things seemed to go downhill a bit. I felt that the story slowed down, and just got kinda weird. Yes, it has an HEA, but be prepared to suffer a bit to reach it. To me, most of the book moved at a nice pace, but it had its moments.

The writing was well done. This is my first book by this author, and I was impressed. There weren't any glaring holes (I don't count the twist as a hole.....just a plot blip to overlook) and the characters were so lively, I felt like I knew them as friends by the time I was done with the book.

All in all, I did like the story. Jackson's friends were pretty hilarious, and I would love to read their stories as well. This was only the first book in this new series, and I am looking forward to reading the rest!