Friday, October 23, 2015

My Book Review of BODY, INK, AND SOUL!

Body, Ink, and Soul (Ink, #1)Body, Ink, and Soul by Jude Ouvrard
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A Sexy Story About Self-discovery!
I really enjoyed this book. I thought it was a good read and entertaining. I liked the journey the characters take to understanding who they are and what they want out of life. I am truly looking forward to reading the rest of the series and to find out what happens next!
The romance is wonderful in story and the sex is tastefully written. You can feel the emotions of the protagonist, Nix and you walk with her as she struggles to understand her place in the world. It is a beautifully written transition of a young woman moving out from her her parents rules to embracing who she really is and what she feels is right in her life. You cheer for Nix and you love the friends in her life!
I think this story is relate-able and real. It appeals to all ages, but with the sexual encounters, I would called it PG-13, at the very least. I say this because I think teens will be able to enjoy it as much as adults. The story is universal and we've all either made the transition from child to adult (or will) and this story will hit home with the difficulties of doing so. However, it also gives you hope and reminds you that your life is what you make it. I keep wanting to say it is a "feel good" tale, but it is so much more than that!
I recommend this book to romance loves and YA /NA readers. It is heartwarming and sweet, but sexy and emotional. It is worth the investment of time and money!

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My Book Review of DEVIN'S DILEMMMA

Devin's Dilemma (The Victorians Book 2)Devin's Dilemma by Simone Beaudelaire
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love this book and book series!
Simone Beaudelaire always impresses me with the heartfelt tales she weaves. Though this particular book is a Victorian era story, it is incredibly moving and valid for even today's difficult and prejudice-filled world. It will make you cry, laugh, and the sex scenes are steamy and romantic!
I am never disappointed by this author. The first book in this series, KEEPING KATERINA, was epic with its drama, tragedy, and passion. I was curious what the follow up books would be like and how they'd compare to the original novel in the series... I am happy to report DEVIN'S DILEMMA not only holds up with integrity and style, but, like KEEPING KATERINA, it can stand on its own! You don't need to read the first book to enjoy DEVIN'S DILEMMA, but if you do, you'll discover the series continues with beloved characters and intensely charged emotions. Each of the novels only serves to enhance the other and it is a literary delight!
I definitely recommend this book and its entire series to all readers - just be aware that it contains mature content and is not appropriate for all ages... not just for the sex, but also for the harsh realities depicted in this well-researched and accurate period piece!
Get your copy today, but don't forget the tissue box - you'll need it!

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