This book just hit all my buttons and almost made me cry

RegretRegret by Christina Lee

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book needs a tissue warning! I didn’t full out blub but I was so close and definitely had very leaky eyes at the ending.

Sometimes a book just resonates with you as a reader and this was one of those for me. I could feel every ounce of Nick’s guilt and grief and all I wanted to do was reach into the book and wrap him in the world’s biggest hug.

Brin, on the other hand, for a lot of the book I wanted to sit down and just talk to, get inside his hurt and ask him to think logically about why Nick might have done what he did. His hurt was perfectly valid and I totally understood why he’d cut him off but as soon as they reconnected, it became really clear there had been something seriously wrong at the heart of Nick’s behaviour.

There’s nothing more delicious to me than a true enemies to lovers or second chance romance and this book turns both up in spades. Christina Lee is a writer who has such an authentic way of connecting her readers to the characters she’s writing. They are honest and real and flawed but also beautiful and hopeful and loving.

The sadness at the centre of this book is also wholly believable, it never once feels like a plot point thrown in just to create the drama. It was heart-breaking and something you know sadly happens more than we’d like to think and which leaves people living half lives.

The characters which surround Nick and Brin are also fully drawn out, inhabiting their own slice of the story perfectly and bringing the necessary depth to anchor their relationship reconnection on.

I’m really hoping this is the start of a new series Christina because I want to know more about Tristan and the mysterious Mr V’s boyfriend!

View all my reviews

Advertisements

Another thoroughly enjoyable addition to the Protectors stable

Revelation (The Protectors, #7)Revelation by Sloane Kennedy

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I don’t know how Sloane Kennedy manages to keep up the enjoyment factor in all her Protectors series but she does.

The basic premise follows a pattern, one of Ronan’s men is given a job to either keep someone safe, or to take them out, but how that journey takes place is always a headrush of hot alpha men finding their true love (or loves on occasion!) in a place where they didn’t expect it.

On route there will be denial, some conflict, either internal through fears or doubt, or from a deadly enemy, Anand there will be bags and bags of sexual tension.

But, while the basic premise may be the same, each story has its own unique spark which makes it fresh and the final payoff is always earned and a just reward for the drama and angst that’s gone before it.

This one had an interesting pair of main characters, both with similar trust issues but those issues coming from quite different places. Ethan found his strength in Cain’s unwavering support, Cain found compassion and love in Ethan’s gentle touch.

And, as is often the case, we get a glimpse of potential new characters whose stories are to come and I cannot wait to read Vincent St James’ and, I believe from hints, pairing with Nathan.

Another great read which does exactly what I want it to do – entertain me 🙂 and a gorgeous cover to drool over.

View all my reviews