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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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Dream subject but lacking a tiny bit of depth

Treble Maker (Perfect Harmony, #1)Treble Maker by Annabeth Albert

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Holds hand up and admits to being a Gleek and a huge fan of a capella so this was mostly a dream read for me.

It’s not a full five stars though because it just didn’t have the full depth I’ve come to expect from Annabeth Albert and at times the characters acted younger than they were supposed to be.

Still, it’s probably one of the dirtiest and sexiest outside of her Off Base series and I liked the contrast between Cody’s slightly older and more cynical character and Lucas’ religiously naive and idealistic one.

The struggles between Lucas’ wants and his fears was well done and I was glad this didn’t have an unrealistic outcome of them winning the contest against the odds.

Stunning cover too.

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Didn’t work as well as book one for me

The Sweetest Star (Under the Stars Book 2)The Sweetest Star by Raleigh Ruebins

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I’m not sure just what it was but something was off with this one and it didn’t have the same sweetness to it as the first in the series.

But that’s not to say this one was bad, it wasn’t, but it took a while to warm up to both Eric and Dash, especially Dash, who was a bit of an arse for a lot of the time.

There was also a bit of telling but no real depth given to Eric’s supposed past as a bit of a player and the whole throwing a party bit just didn’t work at all.

Still, it’s sexy and hot like book one, there’s a fair bit of humour too and it has a cheesy sweet epilogue and great cover.

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