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Bookish and Sweet Reads

I love to read. It's always been my solace, and though the themes and covers may have changed, the excitement of immersing myself in the pages of a book has never diminished! So here's the chance to get into my thoughts and rambles; my loves and misses; and meet the books that make me soar :)

Currently reading

Bad Things (Tristan & Danika, #1)
R.K. Lilley
Walking Disaster
Jamie McGuire
Caught Up in Us - Lauren Blakely He's madly in love with her. She's his Love, Actually. She's his Casablanca. She's the one he'd stop the bus for, the one he'd run through traffic for, the one he'd drive like a crazy man to the airport for and run throught the terminal to stop the plane. Her name's above the title for him. She's the opening credit and the closing credit. She's the love of his life." - Bryan

3.5 stars

First off I won this ebook in a giveaway from Bookish Teasures, so a big shout out to them, Lauren Blakely and The New Adult Book Club here on goodreads!

So this book was really good, especially since I'm a sucker for second chances, especially of the romantic kind. There is just something really intimate and sweet about a couple who was in love (or still are) and are giving things a second go. A good contrast from that of stories where a couple is starting out fresh. This is the kind of book I'd pick up if I was having a bad day and needed a pick me up; or even if I was going to the beach. Why did I give it three stars then?

The beginning was great, and the ending was cute, but some of those middle parts weren't up to par. Don't get me wrong, the romance was sweet, but at times, it could give you whiplash. While I get this is New Adult, I felt these two went from 0 to 60 sometimes in a way that felt weird and rushed. Maybe if the author had given some scenes a better build up, or let the characters naturally progress through some parts better, it wouldn't be an issue...but then that's my opinion. For example, the scene at the museum was a little out there for me. They went from having a conversation in a public place, to suddenly fondling themselves right there, after expliciting agreeing on the fact they had to be discrete, especially with the whole Wilco thing.

Still, I loved the whole aspect of both Kat and Bryan's businesses. It added character to the story, and made the book thay much more intersting to read through. Also the double setting of Paris and New York was a nice touch, as were the scenes that depicted the couple's past. Kat's constant comparison to love in movies was really quirky, which I liked and both her and Bryan had some really great lines and kisses as well ;)

Except for the occasional misspelled word (which isn't an issue for me, though for others it might be) the writing was seamless. All in all, this was a good debut and I would look into picking up other books that this author puts out. Interested to see how she'll develop herself as an author, especially in this up coming genre of New Adult.