Friday, 31 July 2015

Review: Confessions of a Virgin Sex Columnist!


Title: Confessions of a Virgin Sex Columnist!

Author: Kay Marie

Series: N\A (no info. yet but seems like there will be a sequel)

Format: Kindle | 304 pages

Genre: New Adult | Romance | Humour


My name is Skylar Quinn. I just moved to New York with my best friend Bridget, and I have a confession. Well, more than one. Okay, quite a few really. Fine, here goes!

Confession #1: I'm a sex columnist. Hold on, that's not really the confession. You see, I'm sort of a columnist.

Confession #2: I'm kind of in love with Bridget's older brother, Oliver. No, I was. No, I am. Wait, was? Am? Crap.

Confession #3: I've been avoiding Oliver for four years. Or I was until today, because he just moved in. Yes, you read that correctly. He's my new roommate. So that night we've both been pretending never happened, well, we might not be able to keep it a secret any longer. 

And trust me, this is only the beginning.



My thoughts:

Wow…this read was bloody hilarious from the very beginning. I mean really.

The main character, Skylar, had me in hysterics from the first page. I've never connected with a character so fast - her running commentary just had me choking back a laugh and it carried on from there. 


Skylar was a brilliant character. She had great relationships and her quirky personality made for some great reading. I loved how she really grew up throughout the read and ended up almost being a completely new character until she brings it back around to her old self again when the opportunity arises. She was a blast.


This read was just an all round hilarious, cute romance with lots of memorable characters - I loved every minute of it. I challenge anybody to read this without at least a smile on their face.


Memorable Quotes:

The best boyfriend I've ever had was a fictional character.


It's hard to be intimidated by someone you've had burping contests with.


My rating: 8/10


Kay Marie:

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Monday, 6 July 2015

Review: A Change for the Good by Melanie Jayne


Title: A Change for the Good

Author: Melanie Jayne

Series: N/A

Publisher: Big Dog Publishing

Publication date: Jul 7th

Format: Kindle | Netgalley | 146 pages

Genre: Adult | Romance


Two people starting over, making much needed changes in their lives.

Zoe crawford has moved to a new city after being dumped and humiliated by her ex-husband. She is going to put her wants and needs first and get her life in order.

Tony Alessi has returned to his hometown to rehab his body and soul, leaving his ATF career behind.

When Tony meets Zoe, he likes what he sees. She appreciates the attention from the younger man but doesn't want to participate in a cougar challenge. As Zoe learns to trust Tony, she admits to some odd happenings in her life. The feelings of being followed, call hang ups and an apartment break-in. When the attacks turn physical, she accepts Tony's help.

Soon Zoe's life is threatened, the couple hides in Tony's cabin and grow closer as they discover who they were and who they hope to be.

Will Zoe's past ruin her chance to change her life for the good?



My thoughts:

This is going to be an extremely short review since, unfortunately, there isn't much to say about this one.

I really didn't get on with this read. I honestly wish it was just the storyline, characters and plot issues but it wasn't. The writing needed a lot of work. So much so that I regret finishing the book. Harsh, I know. The timings were off a lot of the time in that one minute Zoe would be talking to her friend on the phone and the next minute it's a week later and she's shopping. It was annoying. 

It just needed work. It has so much potential to be a great story with the idea of a divorcee and a guy going through a lot of pain. I understood what the author wanted the story to be, but it missed the mark.

To keep this from being just a whole lot of me complaining here's what I couldn't stand:

  • Writing - didn't pace well, time skips, horrible dialogue.
  • Rushed the whole way through.
  • Back story and relationships weren't believable.
  • No real turning point at the start of the characters getting closer.


My rating: 3/10


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