Audiobook Review: The Chronothon

Author: Nathan Van Coops

Narrator: Neil Hellegers

Series: In Times Like These, Book 2

Publisher: Skylighter Press

Released: Oct. 23, 2015

Length: 19 hours 43 minutes

Genre: Science Fiction; Time Travel

Run from the past. Run from the future. Run for your lives.

He’s a novice time traveler in a big universe.

Ben just wants time with the scientist’s daughter who got him into this, but when he’s rooked into competing in a chronothon – an Amazing Race through time – getting the girl means he’ll need to make the finish line. When he finds out this competition is more than just a sprint through history, winning takes a back seat to surviving. To save the people he loves, he’ll have to conquer the real dangers hidden in the shadows of the chronothon.

The world of time travelers expands in this next installment of the In Times Like These series. Fans of book one will find more to love, but new listeners can jump right in and enjoy this stand-alone story. Expect action, adventure, and romance on this journey through past and future. Fresh dangers will arise for Ben and company in a quest for the finish line, where failure to keep up will cost more than just a shot at glory – it could mean the end for them all.

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Nathan Van Coops lives in St. Petersburg Florida on a diet comprised mainly of tacos. He enjoys old planes, motorcycles, and Volkswagens; and contends that there is such a thing as “dressy” flip-flops. He is the author of three time travel adventure novels: In Times Like These, The Chronothon, and The Day After Never. You can also check out his sci-fi sky pirate adventure, Faster Than Falling.

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Neil hails from the green hills and not-so-busy streets of River Vale, NJ, where he divided his time between theatre, literature, percussion, and policy debate. He is happy to note that he has managed to maintain this balance for the entirety of his adult life.

After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, PA, with a B.A. in Theatre Arts and a Minor in Psychology, Neil acquired a M.F.A in Acting from the Trinity Rep Conservatory, in Providence, RI. He returned to NYC in 2003, and, since then, has made a career of theatrical performance, percussion, theatre education, and audiobook narration, and is currently living in Brooklyn, NY, with his wife, rambunctious son, and their mutt!

Starting his professional acting career working at festivals and and international tours performing Shakespeare opened his mind to the sweeping potential of theatre in performance to inspire and delight, a sensibility he has carried into contemporary theatre, new play workshops, film, TV and commercial work, and audiobook narration. Neil also has sought and developed educational opportunities, considering teaching as a means of advancing the craft of both student and teacher, and also a vehicle for social and political change. Neil has played drums in a wide variety of bands and musical groups, from punk, to prog, to jazz, to folk, and in theatrical performance, most notably for the Philly-based-90s-progressive-instrumental-rock-band, Lexicon.

As an audiobook narrator, Neil specializes in fiction, genre and non. A voracious reader of science fiction and fantasy, Neil strives to bring the same thrill of the possible to the actual, with non-fiction ranging from self-help both spiritual and practical, history, and cultural studies. Recording at home from a Studiobricks One Plus, he is an Audible Approved Producer, and has worked for numerous publishers, including Tantor Media, Penguin Random House Audio, Blackstone Audio, Audible Studios, Deyan Audio, Spoken Realms, and more. He is a proud member of SAG AFTRA.

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“The Chronothon” is very different from “In Times Like These”. I was expecting a different type of action, even more focused on the characters. Ben is competing now to win his girl in the Chronothon – as the blurb describes it, it is a race against time, in which neither competitor has a past or a future. They travel everywhere the competition takes them and have certain objectives to accomplish.

Yes, we do have a lot of action and adventure. Basically the entire book is action, competition and an effort to be the best, or actually to be the first. That is not such a bad thing, but I liked book 1 so much more. We saw there a main character struggling to master his abilities and understand them. Here the main character has just one simple goal: get the girl. I don’t know, it’s just too simple for this story.

I did appreciate the amount of detail we have for each period our contestants travel to and the specifics of the time. Also, the competition itself was very engaging and it did capture my attention and interest. Ben has different obstacles to face in his race and how he faces them is an interesting aspect as well.

The narration was as exceptional as in book one. I wouldn’t have expected anything less from Neil Hellegers. Again his interpretation makes this audiobook exceptional and I do believe listening to the audio version is the best way for this story. Otherwise, one would lose the pleasure in listening to great voice acting. Yes, fantastic!

All in all, I am giving this book 4 stars, only because I was expecting something different – more character development especially. I think Ben as a character has not reached yet his full potential and I hope book 3 will show us something more.  Happy Reading!

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Nathan Van Coops. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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Audiobook Review: Between The Shadows

Author: Casi McLean

Narrators: Kristin James

Length: 8 hours 28 minutes

Publisher: Casi McLean

Released: Sep. 24, 2018

Genre: Time Travel Romance

She never expected to confront deadly villains…let alone fall in love with one…

After her friend, York, encounters the ghostly image of a young woman, Mackenzie Reynolds seizes the opportunity to initiate a time jump, thrusting them back to 1865 Georgia. Resolved to thwart the girl’s untimely fate, Kenzi stumbles into a deadly conflict over a stockpile of stolen Confederate gold.

An injured Civil War survivor, James Adams departs for home with a war-fatigued companion he’s determined to help. After pilfering a horse and kidnaping a woman, he never dreamed his hostage would steal his heart.

Kenzi and James must unravel a deadly plot, while helping York save his ghost woman from a brutal death. But can she leave York in a violent past to save James’s life?

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Award winning author, Casi McLean, pens novels to stir the soul with romance, suspense, and a sprinkle of magic. Her writing crosses genres from ethereal, captivating shorts with eerie twist endings to believable time slips, mystical plots, and sensual romantic suspense, like Beneath The Lake, WINNER: 2016 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence for BEST Romantic Suspense.

Casi’s powerful memoir, Wingless Butterfly: Healing The Broken Child Within, shares an inspirational message of courage, tenacity, and hope, and displays her unique ability to excel in nonfiction and self-help as well as fiction. Known for enchanting stories with magical description, McLean entices readers in nonfiction as well with fascinating hooks to hold them captive in storylines they can’t put down.

Her romance entwines strong, believable heroines with delicious hot heroes to tempt the deepest desires then fans the flames, sweeping readers into their innermost romantic fantasies. Ms. McLean weaves exceptional romantic mystery with suspenseful settings and lovable characters you’ll devour. You’ll see, hear, and feel the magical eeriness of one fateful night. You’ll swear her time travel could happen, be mystified by her other worldly images, and feel heat of romantic suspense, but most of all you’ll want more.

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Kristin “KJ” James was born and raised in the Nashville, TN area. Acting has always been a passion of hers. Starting on the stage as early as preschool, KJ pursued her passion into college where she received a BA in Communication with a double emphasis in Theatre and Public Relations from Mississippi State University. After college she found herself more and more drawn to voice overs. Several classes, coaching sessions, seminars, research, and a closet-turned-studio later, and she now records and produces audiobooks on a regular basis. She has also done several radio commercials for clients such as Advance Financial, TriStar Health, and GAC.

When she’s not in her booth, you can find her crocheting, playing video games, or running agility with her dogs.

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“Between the Shadows” is probably the most interesting book in the series. We follow not one, but two stories, which become not only linked but also a choice. We have multiple POVs, two romances and time travel. One altered moment in the past will change the present, so our characters must make sure that the change will be beneficial.

Kenzie Reynolds jumps at the opportunity to travel back in time and help her friend York save the mysterious woman that captured his attention, a woman badly hurt in her time and whose life is in danger. York and Kenzie must alter the events, so that her friend and his beloved can have a future. Little did Kenzie expect to find her own soul mate in 1865. A dynamic story, a lot of action and very interesting relationships – these are just a few items that make this story special.

I loved how the time travel aspect is created, as well as in the case of the other books in the series. Tess is evolving and it is becoming a device that hides a lot of power and opportunities. Kenize is only just scratching the surface, but she is willing to learn more. Her knowledge is put to use with York and Isobel and they all end up in a battle for gold. James Adams was not supposed to be part of the picture, but Kenzie fells the attraction and takes a risk to trust the man that kidnaped her.

The writing is beautiful and the characters are well defined, but this is something that we are already used to when it comes to Casi McLean. I do have one small complain when it comes to the beginning. It was too sudden and it felt a little forced. I mean, it was very easy for Isobel to understand and accept York’s explanation or the time travel concept. For a woman born in the 1800s, who cannot fathom a woman in jeans, she is ok with the “back in time to save you” idea. I really enjoyed this book so much and this frustrates me. Otherwise, I would have given all those 5 stars!

The narration was fantastic. It was full of emotions, it evoked all the feelings and it brought the story to life and closer to our hearts. Yes, we do have a lot of action, but Kristin James does so much for us listeners and captures our attention even more. I loved her stile and I loved especially the determination in her voice. Everything sounded clear and clean.

All in all, 4 out of 5 stars for “Between the Shadows”. I have tried to look beyond the small inconvenience I feel for the beginning and for Isobel, but it nagged me too much. Otherwise, it was fabulous and full of action and on the edge moments.  Enjoy !

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Casi McLean. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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Audiobook Review: The Hunted

Author: Jessica Gunn

Narrator: Shannon Condon

Length: 6 hours and 42 minutes

Series: Hunter Circle, Book 1

Publisher: Jessica Gunn

Released: Aug. 16, 2018

Genre: Urban Fantasy

I’m Krystin Blackwood, and I’ve only ever been good at one thing: killing demons of Darkness. But at 24, I’m about to face my toughest challenge yet: shifting from working alone to joining a team of three other Hunters. Newbie Hunters.

They don’t know their magik, they barely know their place in the world, and when they find out the secrets I’ve been carrying, they’ll definitely decide it’s safer if they don’t know me.

But unfortunately for them – and me – Darkness has other plans. Lady Azar, Darkness’s heir, stole my new team leader’s kid two years ago. Now, she and her lackeys are rallying to exchange Ben’s kid for me because of the power I wield. I’m one half of a prophecy to save an ancient city the Powers of Good lost centuries ago. And if I fail or die before that happens, the destruction of that city will be felt across all planes of existence.

If we can’t find Ben’s son before All Hallows’ Eve and somehow save him without putting my life at risk, that existential explosion will absolutely happen. But it’ll be nothing compared to the destruction wrought if Lady Azar changes Ben’s son into a demon…and her minion

Because the only thing more dangerous than me with a blade is a father’s wrath.

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Shannon Condon is a New York City based Actor, Voice Actor, Improviser and Filmmaker. Shannon is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA, and is recognized by her unique voice and quick-witted humor. When not recording, she can be found playing with her dog/best friend, Maple. For more updates visit shannoncondon.com

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Finally a book with witches and elements. I was missing one of these in my reading stack! So maybe my enthusiasm and my love for everything magical and demons and elements, combined with the awesomeness of the book resulted in a high rating 🙂 Let’s analyze it a bit:

The story unfolds pretty fast and we know from the first pages who is hi and what do they want and that’s good because it leaves a lot of room for action and characters development. And we do have a lot of action scenes, as there is a lot of fighting and chasing. Both our main characters have a reason for fighting demons and they both have super cool powers. Krystin and Ben will have to work together so that they can achieve their goals and… So that everybody can live.

A fight that can unleash the powers of Evil is in the hands of a stubborn 24 year old and an impulsive leader. There is a lot of room for character development and there are many angles of the story still not explored. That only makes me eager to read more of the story. I must admit though that I would have preferred a longer book 1, with more time to savor the interaction between our protagonists. A small disclosure: be prepared for a very good cliffhanger and for diving directly into the next book.

The narration was good, with some minor steps outside characters. I did not dislike it, but I wanted to feel more of Krystin’s attitude in the narrator’s interpretation and maybe a little more recklessness into Ben. Not bad at all though.

Ok, conclusions time. I liked the series very much and there are premises for an epic story. I hope the next book will give more insight into the characters and their powers. But I loved what I’ve read so far. Looking forward to more 🙂

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Jessica Gunn. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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Book Review: The Viscount Can Wait

After five years away, Lady Eliza Cartwick isn’t relishing returning to the whirl of the London season. But the young widow knows to ensure the best future for herself and her young daughter Rosa, she must remarry. If only Lord Evanston, the dashing rogue who has haunted her dreams since she was sixteen, didn’t insist on distracting her with his searing looks and lingering touches at the most inconvenient times…

Thomas, Lord Evanston has wanted Eliza since her engagement ball all those years ago. His best friend’s sister has constantly been out of reach…until now. The forbidden has always tempted him, but when Thomas realizes he wants the object of his fantasies for far more than a dalliance, he must convince her that he’s not just a rake; he’s a viscount who’s worth the wait.

 

About the Book

The Viscount Can Wait
by Marie Tremayne

Series
The Reluctant Brides

Genre
Adult
Historical Romance

Publisher
Avon Impulse

Publication Date
October 23, 2018

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My Review

Another beautiful regency romance, this time between a widow and her brother’s best friend. Marked as off limits by her father and brother, Lord Evanston has always held Lady Eliza’s attention.  On her day of her engagement, he steals a kiss from her and that memory has always been in their minds. Years pass and tragedy brings Eliza and Thomas together, in the same circle. Will they find love and passion in each other’s arms or will they realize they are not suited for one another?

She is a proper Lady, now with a daughter to take care of. After her husband’s passing she must now secure a future for herself and her child. She needs a new man by her side. Even knowing that Lord Evanston is not the proper husband for her, she cannot stop the thoughts crossing her mind and heart. She fights this attraction and the impulse to give into his words and charm. But maintaining her reputation and keeping the promise she’s made to her family is of utmost importance to her.

Thomas on the other hand has no such promise made. Whatever others don’t know can’t hurt them, right? If he is lucky enough to win Eliza, even for a short time, so be it. He is not the best man ever; he seems to have no moral compass. But his protective instincts towards Eliza and his affection for her daughter betray a kind soul.

 I loved the story, as I love all regency romances. I love the idea of being courted; I love the light flirting and the blush of a kiss. I love the innocence we see in such books. In this case, there are a few instances in which Lord Evanston acts like everything must be as he wishes and risks too much Eliza’s reputation. She, on the other hand, is too desperate to obey some rule that Thomas is not to be approached. I don’t know, it was just too much of that.

But with all my comments, I still loved this book and I will for sure add the entire series to my TBR. With Winter coming, I feel it’s the proper time to read more novels like “A Viscount can Wait”.  I hope you’ll enjoy it as well J

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MARIE TREMAYNE graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. in English Language and Literature. While there, a copy of Pride and Prejudice ended up changing her life. She decided to study the great books of the Regency and Victorian eras, and now enjoys writing her own tales set in the historical period she loves. Marie lives with her family in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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Book Review: Alphahole

Alphahole
by DD Prince
Genre: Contemporary Romance
 
Aiden is an alphahole and absolutely infuriating.
You’re going to effing love him!
A bad boy, enemies-to-lovers, office, roommate romance.
I’m Carly.
A nice girl. A nice girl who has recently figured out that nice girls
get the shaft. So, I’ve decided to become Carly 2.0 and say buh-bye
Carly 1.0, the doormat.
There’s a problem, though. An alphahole is my new roommate and
my CEO’s son. He’s also my boss and the alphahole is gunning to ruin
me.
Alphahole: A grade-A alpha male asshole.
The epitome? Aiden Carmichael.
Aiden wants to give me the shaft.
In multiple ways, if you get my drift.
Good thing the new me has decided to fight back and if
push comes to shove, fight dirty.
I’m Aiden. Alphahole. 
Or so the chick my father put in my corporate apartment and my
department at the office calls me. Whatever. She’s got spunk. And a
great rack. She tries to come off as a badass, but I see right
through the act. If she’s gonna tangle with me, she’ll be the one to
get tied up in knots. It won’t be me.
I have no problem fighting and as far as I’m concerned,
the dirtier the better.
 
My Review

Aiden and Carly – such an intense relationship, such opposites. Faith has Carly and Aiden living together when she is offered a position at Carmichael Consulting in San Diego and thus moving away from her family, her ex (a cheater and a lying piece of a man), her drug addict sister and an ex best friend.  The move to San Diego puts her in the same apartment as her boss. They feel the attraction, but they cannot stand each other. He puts her through so much and she is so out of patience towards him. This is an office romance between two very strong characters, unwilling to back of a challenge.

Now, there are so many elements I’ve enjoyed and there is so much I liked about the characters and their personalities. Carly decides a make-over is in place, after people have treated her like nothing. She has had enough with being pushed around, so meeting Aiden is just the perfect opportunity for her to bring forward these changes. I love that she challenges him both professionally and personally, always answering his demands at the office and facing all the challenges, and at home, where she is not willing to put up with his ego. Aiden is the son of a very bad mother (and you can read that wither literary, or using the corresponding attribute for a son of a person with low morale). Having witnessed his mother cheating on his father has left a deep scar on his character. His bad experience with women is not helping him either. So now he treats all women like garbage. For him, a woman is good for one thing and one thing only.

Carly is the challenge he needs and Aiden is the “glue” she needs to put herself together. They are an explosion of emotions and infuriating at the same time. Aiden’s vulnerability is only in regards to his family and only a family incident will tone down his level of rudeness (putting it lightly). I liked that.

I must mention though some of the things that were not to my liking. At some point, the action felt dragged and some complications were too inflated. Even if we have an office romance here, the professional aspect of it all was treated a little lightly. It did make the delight of the book, but still I would have liked a bit more care in this regard. Aiden’s family issues were solved easily, for the amount of torture they brought him. I would judge the attitude towards Carly’s sister, but I am not experienced in this item. I would like to read more reviews that refer to it though, because to me, abandoning a close relative like that is not the solution. Again, I am not experienced in this area, but I wished it could have been treated with more seriousness.

All in all, I am giving the story 3.5 stars and I am definitely looking forward to more books by this author. If you want to read an explosive story, with strong characters and good family drama, this is your book. I enjoyed my time with it and I hope you will too 🙂

 
DD Prince is a Canadian author living in Niagara Falls, Ontario with her
husband, 2 sons, and a menagerie of pets. She loves to read and
(tries to) write smutty books with substance. Loves books, fancy
pens, cherry blossoms, fall colours, and cheesy zombie flicks. Will
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Book Review: Night and Day

NIGHT AND DAY
One Night in South Beach #5
by Andie J. Christopher
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pub Date: 9/18/2018
 
Letty Gonzalez is a true romantic. She’s spent her life waiting for
flowers, poetry, the grand gesture that will finally sweep her off
her feet—without any luck. After her latest dating fiasco, she’s
ready to give up on the idea of Prince Charming—but not on down and
dirty fantasies about her new boss—gorgeous, out-of-her-league Max
Delgado.
Maxis more pragmatic than romantic—and with his looks and charisma,
beautiful women usually fall at his feet. Bubbly, generously curvy Letty just isn’t
for him, and maybe if he finally lets his grandmother set him up with
someone new, Letty will finally believe it.
But the senior citizen’s matchmaking is trickier than anyone anticipated. And when
Letty and Max find themselves stuck in Key West together for a
seductively sexy weekend, one kiss is enough to light a fire neither
of them wants to put out . . .
**easily read as a standalone!**
 

My Review

This book surprised me in more ways than one, both positive and negative. I have mixed feelings about it and putting together this review has helped a lot.

Starting with the easy part, “Night and Day” is the fifth book in the series but can easily be read as a stand-alone. As far as I’ve understood, there are glimpses of stories from previous novels, and one very sweet grandmother that ties everything together. Letty meets Max when she needed to stay away from men the most. After an unsuccessful relationship and a career failure, she accepts a job as an assistant to a sculptor. Little did she expect him to be so gorgeous! The attraction they feel is visible from the beginning and while his creativity sparks, her doubts begin as well.

On the good side, we can see here a very nice romance story that combines passion for one another with passion for art. Max and Letty have many things in common and they discover them step by step, all the while uncovering their deepest fears. I loved the communication between them and the family dynamics. Max’s grandmother is the “author” of their encounter, as she has been trying to set him up for a long time. Well, she did a very good job this time.

What I did not appreciate was the amount of self-doubt and the disappointment Letty has when it comes to her appearance. There is someone out there for any of us. We are all beautiful in someone’s eyes, we are all special for someone. We are who we are and we can only be better. The way she talked about herself and her body made me uncomfortable a little and made me reduce my rating.

Other than that, no other negative aspect comes to mind. We have a beautiful couple, we have amazing interaction and a very beautiful writing. This book was easy to read and discusses many more important themes, that you can discover only by reading it  J 3.5 Stars – Enjoy J

 

Previous Books in the Series:
STROKE OF MIDNIGHT
One Night in South Beach #1
DUSK UNTIL DAWN
One Night in South Beach #2
BREAK OF DAY
One Night in South Beach #3
BEFORE DAYLIGHT
One Night in South Beach #4
 
 
Andie J. Christopher writes edgy, funny, sexy contemporary
romance. She grew up in a family of voracious readers, and picked up
her first Harlequin romance novel at age twelve when she’d finished
reading everything else in her grandmother’s house. It was love at
first read. It wasn’t too long before she started writing her own
stories—her first heroine drank Campari and wore a lot of Esprit.
Andie holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame in
economics and art history (summa cum laude), and a JD from Stanford
Law School. She lives in Washington, D.C., with a very funny French
Bulldog named Gus.
 
 
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Book Review: Tunes

What’s more cliché than falling for a guy in a band or pinning for the one who got away? Find out in TUNES by KC Enders, a Beekman Hills novel where a no-strings spring break fling turns into something more for Gracyn George and rocker Gavin Keller. Fans of A.L. Jackson’s STAY, DRUMLINE by Stacy Kestwick, and authors Jiffy Kate & Winter Renshaw will love this spicy and angsty second-chance romance.

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Title:  Tunescover

Author: KC Enders

Release Date: October 1, 2018

Publisher: Self-published

Series: Beekman Hills #2

Genres: New Adult Romance

Word Count: 73K

Format: Paperback & digital

 

Synopsis:

 

What’s more cliché than falling for a guy in a band?

A no-strings fling is all it was meant to be for Gracyn George. Sun, sand, sex, and then move on. That was before he strummed his way into her life. Each note leaving a tingle in her spine, their lasting melodies burned into her memory.

What’s more cliché than pining for the one who got away?

Gavin Keller has sacrificed far too much to chase after the girl who snuck out in the middle of the night and left him wondering, What if …

No matter how high his star rises or how many sold-out shows he plays, he ends each concert scanning the audience for her.

What was supposed to be temporary becomes a longing neither is willing to let go. After months of trying to move on, can they sync the tunes in their hearts?

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TROUBLES (Book #1)

A chance at true happiness.

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TWIST (Book #1.5)

A twist that no one can imagine.

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My Review

Oh, what an interesting story and what interesting characters! K. C. Enders does a great job portraying the conflicts and underlying the personalities. I loved every page, even if the beginning was not so much to my liking.

First of all, let me remark how the names of the main characters seem to complement each other. Gavin and Gracyn are exactly what the other needs. Gracyn whishes a bit more freedom from all the expectations her family has, freedom from all the appearances they have to maintain. Gavin has the perfect parents. They support his dream and even encourage him to follow it.

The beginning was not necessarily my favorite part and it was not very believable. It’s visible Gracyn is less under her family’s influence, but the constant chase between them made me a little tired. But lucky for me, I didn’t give up, because what followed, blew my mind. They fall apart at some point and the way they come back together is emotional and very well realized. How they both opened their worlds to each other, the determination they put into transforming what they have into a functional relationship is fantastic!

Two other things did not convince me much – the cover (I am sorry, I don’t like it… I like my guys with a haircut; I understand the idea, but not like it) and the other band members. We get an insight into one of the guys, the good one, but the others… I still need to check their respective stories to understand them.

All in all, I did like “Tunes”. I know I have complained a lot about small things, but the story is interesting and we have two characters coming from different worlds and trying to make a relationship work. A short fling becomes more. I like that J 4 out of 5 stars.

 

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 About KC Enders:


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Karin is a New York Girl living in a Midwest world. A connoisseur of great words, fine bourbon, and strong coffee, she’s married to the love of her life who is also her best friend. The mother of two grown men, she is proud to say that they can cook, open car doors for the ladies, and clean up after themselves (you’re welcome, world). Even though her boys no longer live at home, the three dogs she’s rescued have taken up their empty space.

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