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Book review: Going Down

Going Down by Lady Jaguar

My rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 stars

Now, I’m not a prolific reader of erotica, but I stumbled over this on Wattpad (was looking for LGBTQIA-related romance initially) and the wittiness and storyline instantly caught my attention! It wasn’t as “shallow” as I often expect from these types of novels. Instead, the book is funny, romantic, light-hearted, yet still with plenty of character building/development and depth.

I love the relationship and interactions between Tino and Richard and how it differs from the clichéd CEO/assistant-duo. Tino says it as it is and won’t back down, which is a trait I love! And then, obviously, the development between them and what that means for Richard and his growth as a character. They are so different, yet so perfect for each other! I don’t want to go into too much detail and spoil, so you would have to read it yourself to find out more 🙂

The story as such is easy to follow, with just the right amount of description, its well thought out, and just plain entertaining! It was a pleasant read which I binged as quick as my busy parent life allowed 😀

So for anyone looking for some M/M romance and erotica, look no further! This one is definitely worth your while!

Book review: The Curse of Ash and Blood

The Curse of Ash and Blood by Lou Wilham

My rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 stars

This story was a little different compared to the first book (The Curse of the Black Cat). Not quite as sweet and whimsical, it focuses on the gruff and aloof dragon Blaze and the sweet and loving veterinarian Fable.

I have to admit, I was initially worried this book would be too similar to the first instalment of the series considering the premise and the M/M romance. However! I did not find it so. Instead, I was happy to see the resemblance was just the right amount to give this story its own depth and room for character building.

Speaking of characters, this is where I found myself stumped at times. Throughout the story, Blaze comes across as quite abusive, not in the least towards Fable, and I waited for some sort of turnaround in this. I would have wished for a slightly more softer side to come across for this story to be as sweet and toe-curling as its predecessor. Even Gwydion felt less whimsical than in the first instalment of the series, so although the story in itself is great, it does not quite reach my expectations.

However, all in all, I enjoyed the book and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a short and sweet M/M romance story.

Book review: To Ride Hell’s Chasm

To Ride Hell’s Chasm by Janny Wurts

My rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 stars

Picked this book up due to a recommendation from a friend, and I loved it!

It is not for the faint of heart, or for one who is in for the quick read, for if you skim through this book, you will miss so much. Wurts’ writing is like a work of art in itself, let alone all the hidden meanings behind many of the actions and words. So despite the word count, there is plenty to read between the lines!

I loved the characters, obviously Mykkael, but also the princess, who ends up being not quite what I imagined, and then many of the side characters. I wish I had seen a little more of them in the second half of the book, but the story does not quite allow for it.

I adore the way the magic works in this book. It is fantastic and will undoubtedly inspire me as I work with my novels and books. I look forward to reading more books from Janny Wurts and would recommend them to others who are in for an epic adventure!

Book review: Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

My rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 stars

An undying classic which deserved a thorough read. I am happy I gave it some undivided attention, as I found myself loving it just as much as I did the film adaptation as it first came out, and NOT TO FORGET, the mini-series with Colin Firth, because… Hello! Mr Darcy!! Who doesn’t like the strangely aloof, handsome man who ends up being nothing like what you thought?

“In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”

This book has everything to satisfy my need for romance, and with a slow-building love that creeps up on Elizabeth and Mr Darcy as they begin to see each other in a different light. One needs to overcome their pride as the other realises their prejudice. It is a heartfelt read, cheerful, funny, and most certainly worth the read!

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