Review of Perfect Imperfections ~ Author’s J & L Wells

Review of Perfect Imperfections

Authors ~ J & L Wells

Genre: Romance

Star rating: 5 stars

Pefect Imperfections

 

blurb:

At the age of 27, Natasha is just a few months away from marrying Josh, her long-term boyfriend. He’s been her best friend since they were little and she can’t imagine being with anyone else. Suddenly, he is called out of the country to take over his father’s business. While he’s away, Natasha arranges a surprise wedding present for him – a portrait of herself.

The handsome artist who agrees to paint the portrait is Gabriel Owens, a gifted painter who is partially sighted. Not only is he incredibly sexy, he’s also sarcastic and brash.

With a sudden twist of events, Natasha’s life is left in free fall. She turns to Gabriel, but does he have the tenacity and inner strength to pick up the pieces when he himself has so many insecurities and his own life is far from perfect?

Note to reader: Perfect Imperfections is the first book in the Moments series. It’s an emotional story, which can be read as a standalone novel. You won’t find a cliffhanger here, but instead a heartfelt ending that definitely won’t disappoint. If you love Natasha and Gabriel’s story, then don’t miss Perfectly Flawed, book two in the series.

This book is intended for audiences 18+ due to the sexual content and adult language.

 

Purchase Link: https://www.amazon.com/Perfect-Imperfections-Moments-Book-1-ebook/dp/B01N0SXV9L

 

Review:

 

Review: Perfect Imperfections

Rating: 5 stars

 

When I started reading perfect imperfections, I really wasn’t prepared for what I got myself into. I was under the impression the story was a romance, a typical romance but it wasn’t, it was so much more.

 

Natasha & Josh are getting married, Natasha isn’t exactly overjoyed but she loves Josh all the same. It moves along steadily as Josh is called away for work related reasons. While he is away we meet Gabriel the partially blind Artist who is going to paint Natasha as a wedding gift for Josh. Meeting Gabriel my first impressions were that he was rude, blunt and honestly I was like WTF he nearly seemed unredeemable, but of course he wasn’t 🙂

 

Their love story is real, and just rang so true to me. What Josh does to Natasha had me raging so much so that I had to put my kindle down. My husband wanted to know what was wrong with me, but I was too mad to even explain, even thinking about Josh now annoys me, to feel this kind of emotion from just reading a book tells you how good it is. But it doesn’t stop there.

The book just keeps throwing things at you and I was going from angry to feeling so sorry for Natasha. By the end I was in tears. The story became absolutely heart wrenching and I felt like all hope was lost. I swear this story will shatter you and then put you back to together.

 

It’s an amazing love story that’s real and raw. For anyone who loves romance, get it now!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review of Red Queen By Victoria Aveyard

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The poverty stricken Reds are commoners, living under the rule of the Silvers, elite warriors with god-like powers.

To Mare Barrow, a 17-year-old Red girl from The Stilts, it looks like nothing will ever change.

Mare finds herself working in the Silver Palace, at the centre of
those she hates the most. She quickly discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy Silver control.

But power is a dangerous game. And in this world divided by blood, who will win?

 

 



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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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About this author

I’m a screenwriter/YA author who likes books and lists. This site is the nexus of my universe.

My book RED QUEEN will be published Winter 2015 from HarperTeen at HarperCollins. I’m repped by the incomparable Suzie Townsend at New Leaf Literary & Media, Inc.

The genres I’m into include YA, Fantasy, Historical, Adventure, Apocalyptic – if people are dying, I’m buying.

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Review of the Red Queen

Rating: 5 stars

This Review can be found at:

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To sum up the Red Queen I would say the hunger games meet Games of Throne.

Mare Barrow reminded me of Katniss living in the slums. She stole to survive and her family and best friend Kilcorn come first. But when Mare gets a job in the palace her powers are ignited and she’s brought into the world of Silvers. This is where the story reminded me of Games of throne. The lies deceit and the game the royals played were hard to keep up with and Mare is a pawn in the game, which she doesn’t even know she’s playing. She starts to fall for Marven her betrothed yet she still has feelings for Cal the future King. Her feelings make her judgement off and for it she pays the ultimate price.

The world building was breath-taking and the author’s ability to keep us blind to the truth was very well played out. I didn’t trust anyone and when I did I would second guess myself but I couldn’t have fully predicated who would betray mare.

The rebels add to the tension already in the story and I found my hands clammy in fear of certain rebels been found out, yet once again nothing could have prepared me for the ending

I look forward to Book two and mostly Cal. He’s strong, fierce and his loyalty to the crown is to be admired. He is a warrior, his abilities had me transfixed on him. Just loved him no matter where he stands in this war.

I would highly recommend this to all fantasy lovers.

Review of the Scourge by Author A.G. Henley

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Blurb:

Seventeen-year-old Groundling, Fennel, is Sightless. She’s never been able to see her lush forest home, but she knows its secrets. She knows how the shadows shift when she passes under a canopy of trees. She knows how to hide in the cool, damp caves when the Scourge comes. She knows how devious and arrogant the Groundlings’ tree-dwelling neighbors, the Lofties, can be. 

And she’s always known this day would come—the day she faces the Scourge alone. 

The Sightless, like Fenn, are mysteriously protected from the Scourge, the gruesome creatures roaming the forests, reeking of festering flesh and consuming anything—and anyone—living. A Sightless Groundling must brave the Scourge and bring fresh water to the people of the forest. Today, that task becomes Fenn’s. 

Fenn will have a Lofty Keeper, Peree, as her companion. Everyone knows the Lofties wouldn’t hesitate to shoot an arrow through the back of an unsuspecting Groundling like Fenn, but Peree seems different. A boy with warm, rough hands who smells like summer, he is surprisingly kind and thoughtful. Although Fenn knows his people are treacherous, she finds herself wanting to trust him. 

As their forest community teeters on the brink of war, Fenn and Peree must learn to work together to survive the Scourge and ensure their people’s survival. But when Fenn uncovers a secret that shatters her truths, she’s forced to decide who and what to protect—her people, her growing love for Peree, or the elusive dream of lasting peace in the forest.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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A.G. Henley is the author of the BRILLIANT DARKNESS series. The first novel in the series, THE SCOURGE, was a finalist for the 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Award.

A.G. is also a clinical psychologist, which means people either tell her their life stories on airplanes, or avoid her at parties when they’ve had too much to drink. Neither of which she minds. When she’s not writing fiction or shrinking heads, she can be found herding her children and their scruffy dog, Guapo, to various activities while trying to remember whatever she’s inevitably forgotten to tell her husband. She lives in Denver, Colorado.

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Review of the Scourge

 

Rating: 5 Stars

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This story blew me away and not just the amazing plot, No. It was the main character that kept me turning pages and feeling amazed at every brave action she conquers.

 

Fennel is born blind so the majority of the story is told through touch and smell and what others describe around her. In her world her blindness is a blessing for the people who fear the scourge. The scourge are zombie like, and would tear any person apart turning them into one of their own. Only one type of person is exempt – the blind. The scourge can’t touch the blind so they become a person highly dependent on in the village when the scourge arrives.

 

Fennel is the water bearer at times when the village is in hiding. As a groundling Fennel needs someone to watch over from above, people who live in the trees are known as Lofties and Fennel’s loftie is Peree. J loved him.

 

The world building was well done and the inventive way of separating the clans due to colour gave a more daunting tone to this fantasy tale.

 

Fennel was one of the most kind and bravest people to read. Peree who watches her from the trees was interesting and an unexpected friendship blossoms between these two. The relationship is patient, kind and gentle. Bear is another love interest for Fennel but I much preferred Peree.

 

The basis of the Scourge and what Fennel and Peree thought about their world comes crashing down when they go in search of secret waters within the caves. Some revelations had me gasping but one about Fennel filled me with rage and I must admit I shed some tears.

 

 This is the first book I have read where the heroine is blind and what a story it is. This was a well-crafted , imaginative and gripping tale of bravery love and  a lesson lay within the story that us as humans give such power to lies that soon they becomes very real.