Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Book Review: That Thing Between Eli & Gwen by J.J. McAvoy

Eli Davenport thinks he’s found the perfect woman to be his wife. She’s a doctor, like he is. She’s brilliant, like he is. And she’s wealthy, like he is.

Guinevere 'Gwen' Poe thinks her fiancé is the perfect man. He’s handsome, successful and he was her first…

But when Eli’s bride runs off with Gwen’s fiancée on his wedding day, they are left to pick up the broken pieces of each other...


This is the second book I've read by J.J. McAvoy and just like that first book (Black Rainbow), I absolutely adored this one. There is just something about her writing that brings the characters to life and makes you wish that you were living the story with them. 

Creating memorable characters is McAvoy's biggest strength, I think. They are so realistic that when you're reading, it reads like a movie. I hope that makes sense ... it just plays out so realistically in your head that you quickly forget you're reading and not experiencing it in real life. Gwen was a bit of a spitfire ... she's spunky and sassy and definitely marches to the beat of her own drummer. She's, in a word, captivating. And Eli is a hard-assed doctor who is used to getting his own way, he's super focused and a little jaded. These two mix like oil and water at first. It was almost as if there was this unspoken contest between them to prove that they are hurting more than the other. And boy, did they have me grinning like a damn idiot at their antics when trying to make the others life as miserable as possible. I found both of these characters fascinating and absolutely mesmerizing. I couldn't put this book down because I just never got enough of either of them. 

There were quite a few things going on within the story but I never felt bogged down. That's not always the case with a book that is busy. That Thing Between Eli & Gwen just flowed seamlessly between plot points and you never had a chance to blink an eye or catch your breath before something else was going on. It was fabulous! 

I have so much more to say but I don't want to ruin it for you. Just rest assured that when (not if) you pick this book up, you'll not want to put it down and then you're going to go look for another book by McAvoy to read. I suggest Black Rainbow, of course. This has been one of the best books that I've read this year and I know that I'll read it again when I need a dose of humor and romance. Another great job by McAvoy and I can't wait to see what is next!

* I received this novel in exchange for an honest review *

Available: April 21st, 2016

Monday, April 18, 2016

Giveaway, Blog Tour & Book Review: Leave A Mark by Stephanie Fournet


I am so thrilled to be able to bring this tour to you guys! I can't wait to introduce the book to you and I hope that you find it as captivating as I did. Make sure you enter the giveaway at the bottom of the page and then click the banner at the top to take you to all of the blogs on the tour!

Dyed, pierced, and covered in tattoos, Wren Blanchard is the exact opposite of everything Dr. Lee Hawthorne thought he wanted.

His residency is almost finished. With the perfect job, the beautiful house, and the polished girlfriend, he knows he should be happy, yet he isn't.

But once Wren lands in his ER with her sharp tongue and artist’s soul, she leaves a mark on him that just won’t fade.

Wren knows the good doctor is way out of her league. To people like him, she's a circus freak. Besides, she's not the type to get hung up on guys, especially ones with midnight blue eyes—ones who know all about antiques, crack bad jokes, and love Joss Whedon.

No. She doesn't need that.

After all, she has friends, a psychotic cat, and a promising career as one of the best tattoo artists in town. And it’s enough.

Really, it is.

Or it would be if Lee weren’t there every time she turned around.

One kiss seals their fate.

Their attraction is undeniable--but Wren’s past is full of ghosts. Is their bond strong enough for a solid future? Or will their new relationship crumble beneath the weight of all she carries?

This is the first book that I've read by Stephanie Fournet but it WILL NOT be the last. I don't know what I was expecting with this one but it blew all of my expectations out of the water. I don't think that I've read a book that touched me so deeply in a long time. It's not just a romance novel. It's so much more than that. Leave A Mark is a book about sometimes life being so terrible and horrific that when something good happens, you just can't believe it.

The main characters, Wren and Lee, were unlike any characters I've read in a long time. I've always said that I love a perfectly flawed character and they don't come more flawed than the leading lady, Wren. She has some serious demons in her past and while I don't want to share what those demons of abuse are (because who likes it when surprises are spoiled), I will tell you that it turned my stomach to read what she had gone through. I try not to pick up books that are in any way associated with abuse because I just can't handle it but I'm glad that I took a chance on Leave A Mark. The story is more than just that abuse. Anyway, Wren was that perfectly flawed character. You're able to be with her as she relives what has happened and while she tries to free herself from the figurative prison she's voluntarily put herself into. And then Lee. Wonderful, Lee. He was the perfect hero in this story. I don't think that he could have been created in any other way and been as effective as Wren's counterpart. I fell in love with him quite quickly and I anxiously awaited each page he was on. 

The story was completely heart wrenching. It really ran me through the wringer, emotion wise. I would cry and laugh and smile and swoon ... it was the perfect combination of all human emotions. You'll find yourself rooting for the characters and just hoping that things will work out. Because they just have to. This has to end happily, doesn't it? Well, I won't tell you how it ends or how it begins for that matter. Just know this ... Fournet is an author to watch. She's one that you'll want to keep up with for a long time. There's just so much more that I want to share but I can't. I can't ruin that for you. 

I know that I'll remember this book for a long time. It's one that I'll be telling everyone I know about. Everyone needs to read this book to realize how very strong we can be. I wish that Leave A Mark was twice as long as it is because this is one book that I had a hard time putting down. You need to read it. It comes out on April 28th, go ahead and preorder it. You can thank me on the 29th. 

* I received this novel in exchange for an honest review *

Available: April 28th, 2016

Stephanie Fournet, author of Fall Semester, Legacy, and Butterfly Ginger, lives in Lafayette, Louisiana—not far from the Saint Streets where her novels are set. She shares her home with her husband John and her daughter Hannah, their needy dogs Gladys and Mabel, and an immortal blue finch named Baby Blue. When she isn’t writing romance novels, she is usually helping students get into college or running. She loves hearing from fans, so look for her on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and stephaniefournet.com.

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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Book Review: Sleeping Giants (Themis Files #1) by Sylvain Neuvel

An inventive debut in the tradition of World War Z and The Martian, told in interviews, journal entries, transcripts, and news articles, Sleeping Giants is a literary thriller fueled by a quest for truth—and a fight for control of earthshaking power.
A girl named Rose is riding her new bike near her home in Deadwood, South Dakota, when she falls through the earth. She wakes up at the bottom of a square hole, its walls glowing with intricate carvings. But the firemen who come to save her peer down upon something even stranger: a little girl in the palm of a giant metal hand.

Seventeen years later, the mystery of the bizarre artifact remains unsolved—its origins, architects, and purpose unknown. Its carbon dating defies belief; military reports are redacted; theories are floated, then rejected.

But some can never stop searching for answers.

Rose Franklin is now a highly trained physicist leading a top secret team to crack the hand’s code. And along with her colleagues, she is being interviewed by a nameless interrogator whose power and purview are as enigmatic as the provenance of relic. What’s clear is that Rose and her compatriots are on the edge of unraveling history’s most perplexing discovery—and figuring out what it portends for humanity. But once the pieces of the puzzle are in place, will the result prove to be an instrument of lasting peace or a weapon of mass destruction?


I started reading this book at the end of August 2015. I can't even describe how excited I was to get my hands on this book. And when I started it, I really thought that Sleeping Giants was going to be THE science fiction novel that would really get me into this genre. But after reading this book on and off for eight months, I've got to call it. I just can't read one more page. Reading a book shouldn't feel like a chore but this one definitely did.

The format is interesting ... it's a grouping of system logs, interviews, journal entries, news articles. Apparently, there are other books that use this same format, but I've never read one. And honestly, I thought that I would have a hard time reading a book that was formulated like this but it flowed really well. I was completely entranced with the whole idea. At first. Then the further that I got into the book, I felt more and more disconnected from the story. You're getting to know the characters throughout the entire thing because you're reading their thoughts and feelings in the journal entries but after a while, it just wasn't enough. I really didn't have any connections with any of the characters after about a quarter of the way through the book. I mean, the characters were witty and memorable but just because you remember something doesn't mean you have any ties to it.

This book is intelligently written. It honestly reads as if it actually happened and you're just picking up these documents and reading them. But at the same time, I kept getting the feeling that I knew the story from somewhere. There were quite a few times that the story would remind me of a TV show or movie that was out ... mainly The Whispers and Pacific Rim. Authors draw from other works all of the time but usually, I can't pinpoint what they are so quickly and vividly. But this time I could. And then I couldn't get those two shows out of my head as I read Sleeping Giants.

This genre just isn't for me. I've tried repeatedly to get into it and I just can't. This book was just not what I thought that it was at first. I just loved Sleeping Giants so very much when I first started. My husband was very tired of hearing about this book. And then my interest tapered off so quickly that it was staggering. I wish that it had not ended up that way because I thought that the beginning was pretty badass.

If you love reading sci-fi, you'll probably love this book. I'm not totally sure it's for people who don't enjoy reading this genre ... it's very detailed and may not keep your attention ... which may have been the issue for me. All I know is that I tried repeatedly for a lot longer than I usually give books. If I put it down twice, I'm just done but I kept hoping that things would change. It just wasn't meant to be this time.

* I received this novel in exchange for an honest review *

Available: April 26, 2016

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Book Review: Magnate (The Knickerbocker Club #1) by Joanna Shupe

New York City’s Gilded Age shimmers with unimaginable wealth and glittering power. The men of the Knickerbocker Club know this more than anyone else. But for one millionaire, the business of love is not what he expected…

Born in the slums of Five Points, Emmett Cavanaugh climbed his way to the top of a booming steel empire and now holds court in an opulent Fifth Avenue mansion. His rise in stations, however, has done little to elevate his taste in women. He loathes the city’s “high society” types, but a rebellious and beautiful blue-blood just might change all that.

Elizabeth Sloane’s mind is filled with more than the latest parlor room gossip. Lizzie can play the Stock Exchange as deftly as New York’s most accomplished brokers—but she needs a man to put her skills to use. Emmett reluctantly agrees when the stunning socialite asks him to back her trades and split the profits. But love and business make strange bedfellows, and as their fragile partnership begins to crack, they’ll discover a passion more frenzied than the trading room floor…


I first found Joanna Shupe last year at a time when historical romances had lost any sort of appeal to me. I had just read this genre so much over the past 15 years that every book I picked up was reading basically the same for me. But I saw The Courtesan Duchess and figured I would give the genre one last shot to redeem itself. And boy, did it ever. Shupe showed me that no, all historical romances were NOT alike and I realized that I was enjoying that genre once again. And then I got the rest of the Wicked Deceptions series as quickly as I could and just tore through them. 

After I finished that series, I started reading other books within the historical romance genre by other authors and what happened? They had absolutely no appeal. Shupe had effectively ruined me for other books, it seemed. When I saw that she was releasing a new series, The Knickerbocker Club, I had only one thought ... Count. Me. In.  You just don't turn down a Joanna Shupe novel.

This one isn't like her others, it's set in a later time period but you know what? It was just as freaking good. It was interesting to read a historical romance that was set more closely to modern times. I've found that usually, an author will get a bit overzealous and try to include things that were not in the time period that they chose but that has never been the case with Shupe. She's always very true to the times she's writing about and that makes the story so very much more enchanting. 

I could go on and on about Magnate and tell you bits and pieces of the story then say how much I adore each aspect of everything within these pages but I'm not going to do that. I'll just tell you that you want to get to know Emmett Cavanaugh. You NEED to get to know Emmett Cavanaugh. He's a character that you want to hate because he's so ruthless and seemingly cut-off from his feelings. You want to hate him, but you don't. You also want to get to know Elizabeth Sloane. She's so spunky and headstrong and intelligent and completely rubs every other well-born lady the wrong way because she has the audacity to think for herself and stand up for what she believes in. These were two amazing characters. And the love story between them was something that kept me on the edge of my seat. I was never for sure what was going to happen between these two head-strong people. But what happens is good. Really good. 

The story, as usual with all Shupe novels that I have read, just bumps along at a quick pace that leaves you breathless and wanting more. There were more twists and turns in here than I had imagined and a couple of surprises that I never saw coming. Which, obviously, made the book that much better than I had imagined. 

This is a great book for all of you historical romance lovers out there and it's a great book for those who have never read the genre and want to give it a go. There isn't any of that hath and doth nonsense in these - they are easy to read. Shupe's books read in such a way that you can easily transport yourself to another time and place and experience the magical prim and proper world where chivalry is alive and well practiced. Here's the deal ... pick up ANY book by this author and you won't be disappointed. She's my favorite and no matter how I feel about the genre she writes in, I will never hesitate to pick up a book that has her name on the front. 

* I received this novel in exchange for an honest review *

Available: April 26th, 2016

Book Review: Fly (Velocity #1) by Molly McLain

Meet Colton Wade, FMX rider...

I’m just a small town guy who caught a lucky break. Now I’m living the dream, on the brink of high-flying super-stardom. But something’s missing.

That something is Taylor.

She’s my best friend. The one who makes me want to push harder and higher. The one I fall back on when shit gets tough. The one I’d give it all up for.

I’d do anything to protect her. To make her dreams come true too.

But a single night changes everything.

And now the one she needs protection from...is me.


I've never read anything by Molly McLain before and while I wish that I had found her sooner, it's really not surprising that I haven't. She had her first book published in 2014, so she's a very young author in the published world. But let me tell you, she has a crap-ton of books out already. I believe that all of them are less than 200 pages but don't quote me on that. They are shorter books and there's nothing wrong with that. It looks like she puts them out fairly quickly, so there will not be any waiting a year or so for the next installment. Which is a good thing because Fly ended in one of those damn cliffhangers that I despise so much. 

I really enjoyed getting to know the main characters, Taylor and Colton. It's not too often that you can read a true "friends to lovers" novel. I've read quite a few books that said that they are F to L but it never really comes off as that to me. Anyway, McLain did a great job of completely separating the friendship from any romantic feelings within the characters. It honestly read as if Colton and Taylor were amazingly close friends. They didn't resent each other or the feelings that they were keeping close and not sharing. It just made for an interesting novel considering there truly was a transformation of their relationship from one level to the next. The chemistry that they both begrudgingly gave in to eventually was almost palpable. The feelings between Colton and Taylor felt so real that it just gave the book some added depth.

The story itself was great. I wasn't too sure how I would feel about reading something that revolved around BMX type stuff because I'm just not interested in it but while it played a massive part in the book, it didn't overwhelm the storyline or detract from the romantic aspects of the novel. Again, it just added another level of depth.

Everything moved along at a great clip. I didn't find myself wishing that the book would just move on to something important. It was just an all-around great book. But if it was so amazing, why did I give it only four stars? Well, it's the damn cliffhanger. I'm telling you, the person who invented the cliffhanger should be punched in the throat. Multiple times. I just can't stand cliffhangers. I think I was just super irritated about it the next book isn't out and the blurb didn't say that it was continued in another novel. Not that I wouldn't have read it but I like to be prepared for someone to yank the rug out from under me. 

That being said, it's still a great book and you should definitely pick it up. I'll be reading more books by McLain in the very near future.

* I received this novel in exchange for an honest review *

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Book Review: One of the Guys by Shiloh Walker

Jaynie knew that her fiancé had some serious ménage fantasies going on, but she never expected to catch him acting them out. As if that pain isn't enough, he tells her she couldn't be a real woman if she tried. Reeling from the double blow, confidence shattered, Jaynie turns to Brian, her sexy partner at work. One night, she tells him. She wants one night with him, no strings attached.Brian feels plenty of strings and it's as if all of them are pulling him toward Jaynie. She's sexy, she's funny and she haunts his dreams. Memories of that one night keep him awake and he's dying for another taste of her.But Jaynie doesn't seem at all interested. What's a man to do?


This is the second book that I've read by Ms. Shiloh Walker and it most definitely will not be the last. I just absolutely love everything about her writing style. You better buckle up because this review is going to be a bit of a love fest. 

You know, after I finished reading One of the Guys, I decided to take a peak at some other reviews. This is something that I NEVER do because I don't want what someone else thinks to taint my own feelings before I get them down in my review. I won't lie, there can be transference sometimes. Anyhow, I'm reading just review after review and I was a little shocked at what some of the people who didn't like the book were saying. I just didn't get any of the negative feelings that they did when reading this. Although ... I'm not totally for sure that this book should be classified as an erotica novel. It seemed like a regular ol' romance to me but the Genre Gods didn't seem to agree with me. 

So ... the characters are great. I just really loved everything about Jaynie. I liked how she stood up for herself (finally) and how she didn't let her fiance's shenanigans break her spirit. She's a tough chick and I appreciate that in the leading lady of a novel. It just makes things more interesting than when the woman is a pushover and plays Poor Poor Me constantly. I also enjoyed getting to know Brian. I thought that he was a standup dude and the type of guy that all women wish that they had in their lives. Experiencing the ebb and flow of their (sometimes tumultuous) relationship was endearing and sometimes heartbreaking. It's a love story that you'll enjoy reading. Well, once you get past the cheating bastard part. That just made me want to punch the coward in the throat. 

The story chugs along at an awesome pace. There aren't any 'sweet baby Jesus, please make it end' parts that just shouldn't be included in the book. If it's on those pages, it's vital to the story. Since Walker writes that way, you will find yourself just blowing through page after page and not realizing that you're done with the book when you reach the last sentence. 

Well, Walker has got me hooked. After one great book from an author, I find that I'm still a little leery about reading another book by that author. You just never know if that first one was a fluke and you'll be wasting your time on another one. But we're officially in the clear with ANY Shiloh Walker book. I'm a fan for life. Great characters, great story, great reading experience. Great. Book. 

* I received this novel in exchange for an honest review *

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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Book Review: With No Regrets by Julie N. Ford

Living With No Regrets Is Harder Than It Seems

Finley isn’t exactly sure when her life began to feel unfamiliar. She suspects the transformation started long before she caught her husband and fellow garden club member doing the white-trash-two-step on her new Bernhardt sofa. Now free from the shackles of a loveless marriage, and with her children off to college, she’s finally able to go searching for the missing pieces of her heart.

Finley’s best friend, Cathyanne, is already working hard to ensure that Finley finds true love this time around. But when Finley is unwittingly tossed into the arms of two men—their sexy trainer and her neighbor, a popular country star—Cathyanne fears finding the right guy will be more complicated than she ever could have imagined.

For Finley, building a new life feels as impossible as flying a paper airplane to the moon. But maybe, just maybe, with the right help, she will find her whole heart—even if it’s in the very last place she thinks to look.


I've never read anything by Julie N. Ford before and I was excited to start this one because it's about a lady who is a little further along in life than 95% of other books. She's moving on to another chapter in her life in multiple ways: her kids are in college, she's newly divorced and quite a few other aspects that I won't get into because I don't want to spoil it for you!

This is another book with alternating POV's. That seems to be the new "it" thing going on in the book community these days. But there is a bit of a twist with this one ... the alternating POV is happening between the main man, the leading lady and the leading lady's bff. That was a bit weird at first. To be honest, I wasn't totally for sure which lady was the main character. But that's my own fault, I make it a point to not read the blurb again right before I start a book ... I want a little element of surprise. But that can also trip me up sometimes. Obviously. Anyway, the POV situation was a little strange but you get used to it. 

I enjoyed getting to know the characters but there are quite a few that you have to meet. More than I had expected and these secondary characters actually play a pretty big role in the story, so make sure that you don't discount them. You'll need to remember them. I had to look back a few times to when the characters were first introduced so that I could remember exactly who they were. But again, that's probably just me. I pick up and put down a book a few dozen times during the day which can sometimes lead to stilted reading.

I guess my main issue with this book was that it dragged. It brought the story down because it wasn't moving any faster than molasses on a cold morning. The book didn't chug along like I had hoped because the main bones of the book were actually really good. But disinterest settled in because of the pacing. I found myself skimming through the inner dialogue and just rushing to get to the parts that had something going on. With so many things happening within these pages, I wasn't expecting such a lag. I thought that it would just move right along. I wish that it had. It would have changed the story completely for me. It would have kept my interest, for sure. 

I don't know if I'll read another book by this author. I wouldn't be opposed to it but at the same time, I would want to know that the pacing had improved since this book. And I could be way off base. Maybe everyone else will like the slow wandering of the plot. It just wasn't for me. 

* I received this novel in exchange for an honest review *

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Book Review: How To Tame Beasts And Other Wild Things by A. Wilding Wells

An artsy young woman, given the impossible task by her estranged father to score her widowed brother-in-law a wife, instead finds love, self-discovery and redemption.

“My name is Matilda Pearl. My life is a non-stop riddle I hope to one day solve.
I’ve learned to protect my heart; fate has dealt me more than a few shit cards in my twenty-two years. Invisibility tops my list, not to mention tragedy. 

I was yanked out of a Paris-France life by my ass of a father, and thrown into a one year journey on a farm in Wisconsin. I’ve been assigned the impossible: Wife Catcher. 

Simply put, until I replace myself I’m Mary Poppins, the beast tamer, ringmaster of the unruly, complete with twin toddlers and a beast of a man. Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to my three-ring circus.

“The Beast – Balthazar Cox – is repulsive…as in that sexy, I-just-died-and-went-to-heaven sort of repulsive. He walks the earth like he owns it, with his tatted trunk of a body and chiseled-rough, blazing good looks. The beastly Brit – did I mention that he’s English? – also happens to be my widowed brother-in-law, a man haunted by betrayal and abandonment, and for whom I’m on task to find a wife. If I succeed I’ll be rewarded with my juicy trust fund. And, yes, it will happen. You can keep your diamonds and designer clothes…. With my bag of loot, I plan on becoming the Patron Saint of Lost and Found Animals.

“When the past resurfaces more than once for both of us, all hell breaks loose. Can you be lost and found at once? In other words, sometimes lies can be cathartic. Some people heal us; some of us heal others. 

“This is mostly a love story, an unlikely sexy romance with whiplash twists, boundaries that shouldn’t be crossed, and multiple risks of losing everything. It may have more heartache, and drama than some but in the end it’s about truth, discovery and forgiveness. Maybe it was wrong to fall for him. Or maybe the hole in his heart was always waiting for me to fill it. Now there’s a riddle for you.”

Tender, textured, suspenseful and triumphant. A mind blowing, fast paced, sexually-tense passion, that is an emotional ride of second chances, healing and redemption.

Well. Apparently, I'm a big ol' stick in the mud. That's what this book made me realize. I was excited to read this book because I had enjoyed another book by Wells - A Mess of Reason. Let me tell you, what I got when I figuratively cracked the cover on this one was NOT what I was expecting. This is not the type of review I ever thought that I would write for this author but it is what it is at this point. There's no going back!

At the beginning of the novel, I was hooked. The leading lady, Matilda, was a spitfire. I like reading books that have sassy characters. It keeps things exciting even when there's just inner dialogue going on. Unfortunately, even with all of that sass, the book just tanked for me pretty soon after beginning. 

I enjoyed the alternating POV. I think that is one of my favorite things about novels these days. They almost always have an alternating POV. If the author knows what they're doing, then it's a good thing. Getting the inner dialogue from multiple main characters causes the book to get a deeper and more firm hook into me. Wells did great with the masculine POV. I always wonder how female authors can so easily pinpoint and express male thoughts and actions. I never know what in the hell my husband is thinking or why he does what he does so it's always fascinating to get a little sneak peek inside, even if it is fiction. 

Unfortunately, the POV thing was one of the very few aspects of this book that I enjoyed. I must be a crotchety, old prude because everything was (in my opinion) unnecessarily sexual. I never thought that I would ever say that. Just the amount of sexual innuendos was completely too much. I'm a-okay with some perv-y conversations between couples but it felt like it was EVERY SINGLE conversation between the main characters revolved around sex and it just started to feel immature after a while. Like it was something teenager would be saying to his buddies and then snickering about. I just didn't get nearly as amused by it as other readers have. I just kind-of checked out and started skimming. And let me tell you, when you start the skimming within the first half of the book, that's not a good thing.

And then the names for the animals. I will just say that I would not EVER allow my kids to call animals Boner, Dumb Fuck and a vast array of other highly inappropriate names. Come on. Yes, this is fiction. Even though it isn't real that doesn't make it any less irritating. I won't lie ... three-year-olds are the spawns of Satan most of the time. Especially boys. To this day, I don't know how my husband, and I got our two boys out of that age alive. It was seriously touch and go at times because a 3yo has cornered the market on how to be an asshole. And yes, hearing your kid say a bad word can be a little amusing the first time but then it gets old real quick and for a parent just be so okay with it is just ridiculous. Even if it is just a fictional character. 

All around, this book just read at a much lower maturity than the other book I've read by A. Wilding Wells. I'm most definitely in the minority on my thoughts, everyone else has really enjoyed this book. The chance of you enjoying this book is high but only if you're not a crotchety old lady like me. Damn it. I really wanted to love this book. 

* I received this novel in exchange for an honest review *

Available: April 11th, 2016