My Reviews

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Unscrupulous (The Manhattanites, #2)

Unscrupulous by Avery Aster

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was absolutely amazing!  I was hooked from page one all the way to the end.  Big Daddy (Warner) was what every woman wanted in her man and Red (Tabby) was what every woman wanted to be.  There were literally moments where I wanted jump in the pages of the book and ask Red to teach me how to be so sexy and independent.  The chemistry between these two is absolutely electrifying. At some points I had to put the book down and fan myself. I don’t like to give away the plot of books so you are going to have to read it for yourself, but you will not be disappointed!

Pros: The book was very well written and I can tell that Ms. Aster used a professional editor.  There was a lot of great detail and I could tell that a lot of time was spent developing each character and giving them their own unique personalities and quirks.  There are a few new words that I will be adding to my vocabulary such as “vajazzled”. 

Cons: I think this is more of a personal preference but I thought the story was a little slow at first. I love when an author takes the time to set the stage for what is to come, but this was a bit much for my taste.  It took a little too long to get to the first love scene of substance. I was about 50% through the book before Red and Big Daddy had finally got together and let the real sparks fly.  But other than that I loved this book.

This was definitely a good read and if you haven’t picked it up yet I highly recommend that you do. 

Beast: A twisted fairytale

Beast: A twisted fairytale by Pepper Pace

My rating 5 of 5 stars

I absolutely love Pepper Pace. I honestly think that anything she writes is gold. Her characters are flawed and it is in those flaws that I am able to connect with them and see a bit of myself. Traditional romance her story are not, but in their uniqueness is something truly powerful. 

I would have to say that of all her books this one is my favorite. This book speaks to me on a personal level because I am admittedly kind of shallow when it comes to looking for a relationship partner. The "hero" of this book (Christopher) is highly disfigured due to a genetic deformity. However, he would by all other qualifications be what every woman wants in a man. He has a smoking hot body, he is very kind and gentle, and an amazing listener among other stellar characteristics. The heroine (Ashliegh) is tasked with the struggle to look past Christopher's outer appearance to the man within. I don't like to be a plot spoiler so you will have to read the book to figure out if she can. 

This book pushes the idea of truly being able to look past the physical into the soul of another person and loving them for who they are. As much as I would like to say that I would love someone no matter what they looked like, I honestly don't know if those words would be true when I spoke them.

I think part of the beauty of this story and many other of Peppers books is her ability to weave her words so masterfully that the reader can almost imagine themselves in the characters shoes. She makes you think outside the box and take a look into yourself and how you might react to a similar situation. If you have not read this book or anything else by this author I highly suggest that you do.

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