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, 22 June 2017
Review: All That Glitters
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
All That Glitters is such a sweet romance read. It’s one of those stories that grips you from the start, holding tight until the end, leaving you with all the mushy feelings.
Told from altering points of view, All That Glitters offers us both a second chance romance and a tale of finding yourself when your life has been turned upside down. It is rags to riches in reverse, with country music and a lovable child thrown into the mix to make for a wonderful read. Without a doubt, it’s a super adorable story – one I came to love with so much ease.
All That Glitters has everything you would expect from a wonderful contemporary romance read: interesting characters, sweet scenes, drama, questionable events, and emotion. Everything you want in such a read can be found in this one. Without a doubt, it’s a worthwhile read if you’re looking for something new in the genre to pick up.
Trust me when I say, as soon as you start this one you’ll find it impossible to put down. It’s one of those books you’ll want to complete in a single sitting, needing to know how everything plays out.
I’ll be honest and say a few of the storylines were a bit predictable. The drama of certain characters was predictable, and you could easily work out who was up to no good. However, watching the story unfold to give you the reasons why is a lot of fun. There is more to the story that you originally think, and even though you can work out how certain elements are going to come together, it is wonderful to watch as everything unfolds.
After all, drama is what fans of this genre live for. Even when we know the drama is coming, we still love it. From the first page, we have drama – drama of every variety. Showbiz drama, relationship drama, criminal drama, family drama, friendship drama – and all the other kinds of drama you can think of. Despite all the varying types of drama, it never feels like too much. It’s wonderful how this happens: it’s the perfect mix of drama – we have a lot, yet we’re never drowning in it.
The only thing I felt was lacking is some kind of epilogue. With romance reads, I’m a big fan of epilogues. Whilst the ending of this book gives us a happy for now, I would have liked a final chapter to show whether or not the happily ever after was reached. Yes, everything was brought together; however, it just felt a bit sudden and I would have liked that little bit more.
Overall, this was a lot of fun.
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