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Review: Lessons in Loving

lessons in loving

Lessons in Loving by Peter McAra
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Source: eARC via NetGalley

The synopsis of this novella appealed to me and the openly named male author (writing historical romance!!) added to the curiosity. I do realise there are a number of male authors who published romance novels under a rather feminine nom de plumes though I’m not really aware who’s who.

There were a number of things I loved about this novel aside from the romantic premise. I love this era in Australia; there were many possibilities and opportunities amidst the harshness of the place. I really do like Kate’s character and whilst, Tom’s very male appearances appealed, I’m not quite sure about his personality; he seems to need the push to think for himself (there were many frustrating moments).

Lessons in Loving was a fairly easy & quick read. I did, however, find the supposed humorous camaraderie between Kate & Tom a little bit awkward / forced. I rather felt that it was ‘put on’ a bit. But it really is one you could read without putting too much of an effort in; one for relaxation, a sweet fluffy read.

Thanks to Escape Publishing for copy eARC via NetGalley in exchange of honest review

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Review: Fall

fallFall by Scarlett Dawn

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Source: ebook courtesy of author

As I reached the end of this book, I wasn’t sure whether I should laugh maniacally or blow up in a rage. In all seriousness, Ms. Dawn is absolutely devious in stringing her readers along for the ride… I cannot wait for the next instalment of Cold Mark

At first, I found it a little hard to get into but I was experiencing the onset of a cold which made me somewhat slow in understanding. The novella was actually quite fast-paced though you do have to get used to this new world with all its quirkiness and Fall has barely scratched the surface. I am looking forward to a lot more development of this fantastic alien world.

Braita literally kicks ass though due to her upbringing and all (very very innocent). I reckon this is wicked brilliance on Scarlett Dawn’s part, to bring an un-touched to a very physical world. To my horror, the climax of this confrontation has just exploded when the story ended; hence, my confused, dazed, and absolutely disgusted reaction… Fall will continue to haunt me ‘til I get can my hands on Sink.

My thanks to Scarlett Dawn for providing ebook in exchange of honest review

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