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Absolutely gorgeous romance which would make a brilliant film

UnscriptedUnscripted by J.R. Gray

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Pretty sure this was my first book by this author and I absolutely loved it.

It would make a fantastic romantic comedy film and it had just the right balance between angst and humour to stop it becoming stale or too obvious.

It’s actually quite a slow burn, with Hale and Quellcrist (and I’m sorry but his name – possibly an homage to the Altered Carbon character – made me laugh each time I saw it in full) becoming best friends first.

Quell is still reeling from his separation and his wife is still pulling his strings when he meets Hale.

The way Quell began to have feelings for Hale totally worked for me. He was attracted to his character, his honesty, his steadfast support and freely offered friendship.

I don’t think at any point it felt like a ‘gay for you’ more a dawning awareness of someone else’s attractiveness irrespective of gender.

Lots goes on, it’s a well-paced narrative and the behind the scenes stuff with Ella and Mel were some of my favourites.

The pay off felt earned and I liked the way everything was handled in the build-up to crisis point.

Put it this way, I started it in the morning and only put it down because my dad was picking me up!

Great read and a truly lovely ending.

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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Much more romance in this second instalment

In The Shadows (Social Sinners, #2)In The Shadows by T.L. Travis

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

I liked this one more than book one but I’m still not clicking totally with this series and I think it’s because the characters act much younger than they’re supposed to be.

They’re approaching 30 but their language and behaviour comes across like new adult in their late teens/early 20s.

Now, that’s not a problem per se, but I think it’s why I’m not getting into the narrative fully.

In this one things turn a bit serious, not only is there a horrific accident to deal with, but also the status of Joey and Stoli’s relationship, which is quickly becoming devoted on both sides.

There’s still loads of band and behind the scenes music exposure going on too and I love the close friendship these guys have with each other and their management but also the guys in the other band.

I will keep on reading this series as I’m intrigued as to where the story will go next and I definitely see the whole narrative tightening up and focusing on the romances a wee bit more.

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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