Review: Jackdaw by K.J. Charles

Jackdaw by K.J. Charles

My rating: 1 of 5 stars
Received: NetGalley
Publication Date: February 17th 2015
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Genres & Themes: NA, Fantasy, M/M romance, Magic, Warlocks, Betrayal.

BLURB:

If you stop running, you fall.

Jonah Pastern is a magician, a liar, a windwalker, a professional thief…and for six months, he was the love of police constable Ben Spenser’s life. Until his betrayal left Ben jailed, ruined, alone, and looking for revenge.

Ben is determined to make Jonah pay. But he can’t seem to forget what they once shared, and Jonah refuses to let him. Soon Ben is entangled in Jonah’s chaotic existence all over again, and they’re running together—from the police, the justiciary, and some dangerous people with a lethal grudge against them.

Threatened on all sides by betrayals, secrets, and the laws of the land, can they find a way to live and love before the past catches up with them?

This story is set in the world of the Charm of Magpies series.

Warning: Contains a policeman who should know better, a thief who may never learn, Victorian morals, heated encounters, and a very annoyed Stephen Day.

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Review of Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour

Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour

My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Publication date: May 15th, 2014
Genres & themes: YA, contemporary, lesbian, life matters, friendship, family.

BLURB:

A love letter to the craft and romance of film and fate in front of—and behind—the camera from the award-winning author of Hold Still.

A wunderkind young set designer, Emi has already started to find her way in the competitive Hollywood film world.

Emi is a film buff and a true romantic, but her real-life relationships are a mess. She has desperately gone back to the same girl too many times to mention. But then a mysterious letter from a silver screen legend leads Emi to Ava. Ava is unlike anyone Emi has ever met. She has a tumultuous, not-so-glamorous past, and lives an unconventional life. She’s enigmatic…. She’s beautiful. And she is about to expand Emi’s understanding of family, acceptance, and true romance.

REVIEW:

Everything Leads to You is definitely not a BAD book. It was actually my first lesbian YA (romance—details later) read and I think I may continue with this genre and try to seek some gems out there—because there always are!

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Review of Strawberries for Dessert (Coda Books #4) by Marie Sexton

Strawberries for Dessert by Marie Sexton

My rating: 4.5 can’t get enough of 5 stars

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(I couldn’t resist.)

Strawberries for dessert was…

Sweet…
Riveting…
Charming…
Captivating…
An unforgettable story…

See, I didn’t read the other books in the Coda Books series before picking this one up, so I can’t compare this novel from Marie Sexton to others she wrote. I know a lot of reviewers said it’s not as good as the previous ones in the series, but I thought this novel was fantastic! A MUST read for all fans of M/M romance and contemporary. The characters were very realistic and had something that’ll make you like them automatically. The story was entertaining and just so beautiful…

Second chances…
letting go…
true love…

The perfect combination.

A wonderful read to completely escape from life and witness some swoon and sigh-worthy moments. Since, as I said earlier, I didn’t read the other books in the Coda Books series, so I don’t think you need either if you don’t feel like to. Maybe you’ll be a bit of confused, at the beginning of the story, but just keep reading and it won’t be a bother anymore.

The only thing that I found as a weakness was the fact that the story pretty much was axed on the dialogues when the author clearly could’ve explored much more the world building because of how many country/places they ”visited.”

Overall, it was an excellent, excellent contemporary M/M romance story.

I repeat,
A must read. ♥

PS. Cole, you stole my heart…

The sequel:

Fear, Hope, and Bread Pudding (Coda Books, #6; Strawberries for Dessert, #2) by Marie Sexton

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