Scarlet is not a nice girl in high school, at least that's what the ever bullied Asher thought. Coming across a letter she wrote to a local paper after he and his friends become owners of the hottest social media website on the planet, is nothing but sheer luck. This is his chance to right the wrongs of his past, become someone worthy of the crush he'd always had. This is Asher's opportunity to become more than a bad joke from her past. And she has given him the road map with her letter. Transforming himself only required discipline and passion for his mission, the ability to find her and the courage to seek her out. And when he does, sparks fly, only she can't see them because he insists she remain blindfolded for every one of their 14 interludes.
And, wow. In my house there is a bookshelf for my favorite books. I only wish this book was available in print so it could join my collection of rainy day re-reads. There is something poignant about the nerd who gets the girl, who takes his journey of self-discovery and realizes he is more than he ever believed he could be. This author created characters that are well-rounded and infinitely smart. The dialogue is real and believable in a way that draws the reader in from first word to last. She makes worlds connect in a way that brings the beautiful popular girl's insecurities to the forefront of her hindsight and her day to day adult life while mingling the bullied geek's growing confidence in to create a real-life fairytale. The love scenes are handled with class and real romance.
In short, this author is a romantic MasterMind and I look forward to reading more!
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Well, who doesn't love a 2nd chance story where the hero and heroine are older, smarter and more appreciative of the ... ahem... finer attributes brought on by age? If you don't love those things, shame on you. If you do, THIS is the book for you.
The Five Star imprint is all about the luxuries, the opulence of a resortish hotel chain. The fantasy locales...the exotic tales of romance and heated passion. What can ruin the perfect fantasy? A misunderstanding. A secret long ago buried that comes to light. Teased enough yet?
This five star imprint read is a five star page burner of a read. Jackie (the rich princess who had everything and turned away from it all) and Logan (the boy from the wrong side of the tracks) are brought together by a wedding at The Five Star Hotel. Shamed by her family name (even though it's a good one), Jackie is living the life SHE wanted -- independent, solitary, when she is called on by her BFF Caroline (another rich girl with all the trappings of the good life at her fingers) to attend and be a part of the wedding. When a groomsman skips out on his duties, the groom snags Logan and brings him on board as the replacement groomsman. Problem is the past between Jackie and Logan was never resolved and now they're back together, giving and taking from one another in all the nest physical ways one can imagine in a location meant for steamy romance.
The characters and dialogue in this one make it a page turner. Even though I thought I'd read every second chance story line I could possibly come across, this one is fresh and fun. When the past brushes through their romance, the way this author crafted the character responses is original and believable. Definitely a 5 star read. Can't wait to see more from this author.
Did I mention -- 5 STARS!!!
Rachel is a troubled ghost hunter who is forced to return to the world of ghost hunting to save her grandma from abuse in a nursing home. She needs money and her new job investigating paranormal activity at an asylum will go a long way to keeping her Nana safe. Matt is a reality show host whose specialty is exposing the fakes and phonies who exploit believers out of their hard earned money. He takes the job to discover the whereabouts of a colleague who also went to the asylum to expose paranormal activity inside the high gated walls of the now closed mental hospital where unspeakable tortures were perpetrated against residents. He is fully prepared to expose Rachel, but finds himself drawn to her. Sparks fly as they travel through the past to discover the real story of Bremore Asylum.
Paranormal romance is definitely atop my list of favorite genres of books. I like the mystical aspects of true love being found in itself, and when a bit of the magical and mysterious is involved, I'm all in. I love the witty banter and the narration is compelling in this story. On that basis alone, I would read it again. On the flip side, I didn't see enough romance to make it reasonable for Matt and Rachel to come together so quickly. There are subplots moving through the story that, while well-developed, seem too convenient and predictable. The romantic aspect of the story seems rushed and could have been fleshed out a bit more.
The banter is worth the read.
Ms. Wright has a special skill with dialogue and wry humor that few others have achieved and I will be watching for further writing from this author!