on PUNK 57 by Penelope Douglas.

By now I could just be a Penelope Douglas personal fangirl. I’m not even joking anymore. THIS BOOK IS EVERYTHING!!!!! You need this book in your life. And I even waited to review just a few hours before PUNK 57 goes live just in case you weren’t hyped up for it yet.

*ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review

Synopsis:

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“We were perfect together. Until we met.”

Misha

I can’t help but smile at the words in her letter. She misses me.

In fifth grade, my teacher set us up with pen pals from a different school. Thinking I was a girl, with a name like Misha, the other teacher paired me up with her student, Ryen. My teacher, believing Ryen was a boy like me, agreed.

It didn’t take long for us to figure out the mistake. And in no time at all, we were arguing about everything. The best take-out pizza. Android vs. iPhone. Whether or not Eminem is the greatest rapper ever…

And that was the start. For the next seven years, it was us.

Her letters are always on black paper with silver writing. Sometimes there’s one a week or three in a day, but I need them. She’s the only one who keeps me on track, talks me down, and accepts everything I am.

We only had three rules. No social media, no phone numbers, no pictures. We had a good thing going. Why ruin it?

Until I run across a photo of a girl online. Name’s Ryen, loves Gallo’s pizza, and worships her iPhone. What are the chances?

F*ck it. I need to meet her.

I just don’t expect to hate what I find.

Ryen

He hasn’t written in three months. Something’s wrong. Did he die? Get arrested? Knowing Misha, neither would be a stretch.

Without him around, I’m going crazy. I need to know someone is listening. It’s my own fault. I should’ve gotten his number or picture or something.

He could be gone forever.
Or right under my nose, and I wouldn’t even know it.

Review:

*spoiler free*

Have you ever read a book and you just thought “This is it.”? Well THIS IS IT. This is THE book that has EVERYTHING I have ever wanted. Basically, if PUNK 57 was a guy, we would be married. This book is THAT good.

How do I start? PENELOPE DOUGLAS’ BEST WORK. From the first page, I knew I was in trouble. PUNK 57 is not just an ordinary romance. It has angst, mystery, peer pressure, MUSIC (!!!!!!!!!!!), sex, REAL CHARACTERS, growth… the list goes on. Honestly, I have never read a romance book (non-LGBT+) that has so much substance and the plot is so well thought out. There are romance books that deal with things that only unlucky people can relate to. I believe everyone can relate to the topic/theme that PUNK 57 deals with. As much as I love all of Penelope Douglas’ work, I don’t think any of her other work can measure with this gem. I hate when I can predict the plot and I could not have guessed PUNK 57. I read it in a one go, straight away until 3.40 am. Best night in a while, LOL.

The reason why this book is on a whole another level are the characters. Ryen. Oh Ryen. What can I say? She is the star of this book. She is not what you expect. Perfect. Flawed. I hated her. I loved her. Penelope Douglas, never have I felt so strongly about a character in my life. This character is real. And you will understand exactly what I mean when you read PUNK 57. And then there’s Misha. I always said Jared Trent (from Bully and Until You) will always be my favourite. I think Jared might have some serious competition in Misha. He is bad. He has issues. He is so bloody hot. Definitely got my blood going.  Ryen and Misha are incredibly written characters. You will no doubt recognise yourself in them. I am so happy that this book came out now when I am 21 – still growing, but definitely in a position of self-reflection on my high school years.

PUNK 57 is more than worthy of your time. You need this book in your life. I hope and wish this book will get the recognition it deserves because I am judgemental. I read books that I hate with passion. But PUNK 57 just makes me so happy, so proud that I got to chance to read it, I can’t stress enough how much I want you to go and buy this book and fall in love with it as much as I did. This book doesn’t fuck around. It doesn’t drag and doesn’t feel forced. PUNK 57 is so organic and just amazing.

This book went on my close-to-my-heart shelf. And I have been described as cold bitch so this is a big deal. So there you have it. Go buy this book. NOW.

Shout out to the Corrupt characters! When book “cross-overs” happen, I get way too excited.

PUNK 57 IS MUST READ ROMANCE OF 2016. NO DOUBT.

Rating: 6 million out of 5

Know-it-all

on Homewrecker Incorporated by S. Simone Chavous.

Hey guys,

I haven’t been reviewing much beside the blog tours, but I’m trying! It’s been a year since I’ve started reviewing and honestly, even though I am not as good and dedicated as other reviewers, the blog and the world of books gave me a lot in 2015! So here I give you Homewrecker Incorporated that is still available on NetGalley.

Synopsis:

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Without love, marriage is just business. At least that’s what Claudia Mason tells the women who seek her firm’s unique services. With wealthy husbands who see their wedding rings as meaningless pieces of jewelry, they trust Claudia to do whatever is necessary to gather the hard evidence needed to shatter an ironclad prenup.

She is the best in the business and has yet to meet a mark she couldn’t get the goods on— solidifying her belief that no man can be trusted. After landing a client who is her ticket to retirement, she is on top of the world. Until a chance encounter with Greyston Michaels turns her carefully controlled world upside down.

Greyston shows Claudia a part of herself she thinks she’s lost, making her question everything she believes about men—and love. But in Claudia’s world, following her heart is bad for business. And business is everything.

Review:

The premise looked quite interesting, however I felt disappointment right from the beginning. The main character – Claudia is “innocent” and “too nice”. I see boring and boring. I like a strong female characters and while Claudia was not necessarily weak, she was very 2-dimensional and so were her 3 girl friends. All these women were defined straight away and there was no room for character development what so ever (apart from Bridget who got a boyfriend, what a progress).

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The men of this book? Obviously, the love interest is insanely hot and rich. Which usually does not put me off, but I could just not see WHY would people be so mesmerised by Claudia. Yes, she was apparently out-of-this-world beautiful, but I didn’t see anything beyond that. She was supposed to be smart, yet it was so painfully obvious what is going on this book!
Which brings me to another problem – plot.

The STUPID misunderstanding that were created to prolong the book, that was annoying. Most of the storyline was predictable.
This was not a horrible read, I’m not gonna deny that some sex scenes got me hot and bothered, but a book needs to give me more! Give me great characters or a great storyline. Preferably both.

Rating: 2 out of 5

Yours,

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