These ‘about me’ sections, or even sections that inform you about blogs, have never been my forte. Much to my chagrin, I was never taught the unwritten rules of what you are supposed to say. The links at the side of the blog – Twitter and Goodreads, for example – are liable to tell you more than I could ever say in words.
Mostly, this will be a book blog. I read a lot, and I love to share my views on my most recent reads. I try to read a little bit of everything, but if you look closely you’ll notice I will occasionally become obsessed with one specific genre for a short period of time. Old books, new books, yet to be released books – I read them all. If you’re an author looking for advance readers or just wish for more reviews of a book you’ve already released, please feel free to contact me. There is a contact form at the side of my blog – if you scroll down below the Twitter and Goodreads sidebar you will find it – so drop me a message and I’ll be sure to get back to you in double time. After all, finding new authors is what makes the book world go around.
Thanks for taking your time to read this. With a little bit of luck, you will find my blog much more interesting than this mundane introductory section.
Thursday, 20 April 2017
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Brutal was an enjoyable quick read, although I really had expected more from it. In all honesty, I went in with the wrong idea about this one. I’d been expecting a full-length novel; instead, I was given an extremely short story. In fact, the story was way shorter than I’d been hoping for – and such prevented me from loving it quite as much as I’d been hoping to.
In terms of storyline, it’s a decent story. It’s the classic friends-to-lovers tale, with secret feelings and sudden declarations. It is both sweet and steamy, giving you a wonderful combination of the two different types of romance story that you find. It really was a lot of fun, a great story to be pulled into.
However, it was far too short for my liking. It was lacking in the depth I required, it failed to give all I had hoped for. Had the story been longer, I would have been able to better connect with the characters. I wanted to love them as much as I enjoyed their short story, yet I feel as though I was merely given a snapshot of a much larger story. I wanted to experience the whole thing rather than just these few moments in time.
In other words, it felt more like a preview of a much larger story – a preview of the most important part – and failed to deliver the entirety of the story. Thus, what I would have liked is if the story was much longer and allowed me to fall deeper into the world of the characters.
Overall, an okay quick read to pass the time, but not really the kind of story to pick up if you want a deep read.
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