Still working on those piled up reviews! The mini sessions last week seemed to be a hit, so here's a few more. :D
This was a cute, easy little love story. The characters were enjoyable, and the supporting cast was fun and interacted well with our protagonists. I'm more than a little over the whole "I'm incapable of love" hero trope, and there was nothing groundbreaking about the story, but it was still a fun and quick read.
Great narration, too!
The premise of this one sounded so amazing. I mean seriously, an Egyptian excavation and a sexy, forbiddingly alluring director? Sign me up!
Unfortunately, it fell flat. Really flat. Lex was such an immature, woe-is-me character. The pacing dragged until 70% in, and if it weren't for that last bit of the story, it would have been a one star read. It picked up a little and became more interesting, but the rest fell too flat. They didn't even get to Egypt until page 250-ish!
Still, I did finish it and downloaded book two via Kindle Unlimited. We'll see!
I'm normally not a fan of information withholding in relationships, but it worked for this story. Honestly, I would've done the same thing in Keir's shoes.
The storyline is fairly straightforward, since you know the issue is going to cause problems between them. However, not having to put too much effort into thinking what was going to happen allowed me to really think about all the things that happened to the characters, how I would react in their shoes, ect. It was a very emotional read!
I. Loved. This. Book. The pacing was perfect, I adored both protagonists, it was sexy and funny, emotional and heartfelt, and was such a pleasant surprise. It's told half in Aubrey's voice, and half in Chances (not alternating chapters - half was hers and half was his), and this was one of my favorite parts of the story. I'm not normally a fan of dual perspective, but this was really well done and put me 100% on the narrator-at-the-time's side. It was really fresh and enjoyable!
Great female narration, so-so male narration.
This was a really enjoyable, sweet romance. I laughed, I cried, and I swooned. The hero was enjoyable, and the heroine was so relatable. The pacing went at a good clip, and I devoured the book in less than a day.