Have you read any of these? Let me know! I am always adding books to my to read list, so if you have one you think I might like feel free to comment below or send message me!
KALEIDOSCOPE HEARTS by Clare Contreras
A story about a girl, her brothers friend, and a history of hidden feelings. This is the basis behind this beautiful novel and the journey of the main characters. And can we just talk about the book cover for a second... gorgeous! I love finding novels that aren't covered in a mans torso (and there are a lot out there) so big high five to Clare Contreras for this beautiful cover. Speaking of the author, I really enjoyed Ms Contreras's style of writing. As an author, balancing that line of description and flow, is a hard one to walk - and I felt she nailed it. The story for me flowed beautifully, the characters engaging, and the journey developed really well. I loved this story. Loved the interwined double meanings behind Oli being a doctor, the Kaleidoscope Hearts, and the angst behind wanting what your heart shouldn't want.
And Oliver Hart....? Oh my God. He is hands down the best doctor character I have ever met. ;)
THE HOOKUP by Kristin Callihan
So this was one book I have picked up before and tried to get into. It is constantly showing up on my recommended books. Obviously I am into swoon-worthy, angsty, collegey type NA books :) Who would've thought?!?
So after failing to read this last time, I dug it out and started it again. Whilst the story developed well and the writing was great - it didn't grab me like other similar books in this genre. It might just be me, as this book is rated quite well - but for me, there has to be a hook to grab me. Whether that's the characters, the journey, the emotional development... just something. I kept waiting for it to happen, but it just didn't - which is a shame. For those that do love your sports college romances, and a really nice, sweet guy - you will like this book.
On second thought, It is probably just me. I think I like my main men a little damaged and broken :) Issues... :)
LEV by Belle Aurora
So I have obviously been living under a rock (and weighted with a ton of books) and I hadn't heard of Belle Aurora. I know... shock! Then, the added surprise that she was an Aussie - instantly pushed this new novel up my to read list. Lev was one of those stories that I knew as soon as I started it, I would want to finish it straight away. Mina was homeless. Struggling to even fight food to survive before she walked right into a Russian club and the quiet, Lev.
Was some of this story predictable? Yes. Were there any major surprises that had me gobsmacked? No. Did this story keep me intrigued? Hell YES!
This was one I had to finish, and the main reason for me was LEV. He was broken, without being obviously broken like so many other books. His character, I felt was different, beautifully written, and he was very protective and alpha - but in HIS own unique way. I enjoyed learning about him, his past and why he was the way he was. He may think he didn't know what love was, but it proved that being told that something was black your entire life can never change the fact that it was actually white. He felt more than most, and I loved seeing this evolve throughout the course of the story.