Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Wednesdays are for books

Welcome back to Wednesday’s are for books, a weekly post where I talk about what I've been reading this week.
A couple of weeks ago, a blogger I was reading mentioned that the book she was reviewing was an advance reader copy from Netgalley. I’ve heard of Netgalley around the place, so I checked it out and joined up. I figured that, due to regional restrictions and other factors, I would not get approved for many books. So I clicked “request now” on four books. Three of which I was accepted for. Clearly because I am a tastemaker! Now I have to read and review those books. Lesson learned, in future I will request books one at a time. Although who knows, maybe no one will send me books free books, ever again, so I’m definitely going to enjoy these.
 
The first book I read was a romance by Aria Hawthorne Closer
 

And I guess, if I’m going to read ‘Billionaire Romance Novels” I won’t tear apart the entire genre. I really wanted there to be a “four stars if you like this kind of thing and two and a half if you don’t”. Awkward, and another lesson to me to choose carefully in the future.
 
This was my review: 
 
This was a pleasant enough read, and well quite written. The main female character Inez was wonderfully sassy and vibrant. I found Sven, the lead male character, rather one dimensional. I think I’m feeling a little bit cynical today, so their love at first sight felt a little shallow to me.
I think this book would benefit from setting aside cynicism, particularly in relation to the idea of psychologically induced sight impairment.
This is a good, solid romance novel. It has some sexual content, but I wouldn’t say enough to have it in the category of “erotic romance”. Nothing against the book, it just seems slightly miscategorised.

Let me know in the comments if you are reading anything good this week!

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