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.
Friday, 16 March 2018
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Thirsty by Mia Hopkins is the first book in the Eastside Brewery series, and you can bet I’m interested in reading book two, Trashed. As my first Mia Hopkins read this one certainly grabbed my attention, and I’m curious to see what else the author has to offer.
I’ll be completely honest by saying I went into this one with some expectations in my mind. I was expecting another gritty gangster read, was expecting something a little bit dark and all the other associated expectations one has when they convince themselves they have found another good gangster romance. While this was a fun gangster romance, it was not the kind of story I expected it to be.
In many ways, this one was much lighter than the usual gangster read I pick up. I wasn’t expected a full-blown dark and gritty mob read, but I was expecting a lot of hard characters and plenty of examples of life on the street. This one surprised me by offering up less of these things than I had anticipated. These elements occurred throughout the story, but they were mostly in the background – the main story was actually a rather sweet contemporary read.
In many ways, it was a much deeper story than I had thought I would receive. I adore it when books surprise you in this way, when you go in expecting one thing only to be given another. The main romance story was great, there was plenty of stuff occurring in the background to keep you turning the pages, and it was all much softer than I’d imagined it would be. It was sweet, it had emotion, and there was much more to the story than you would believe when you first start this one.
Without a doubt, this one surprised me. I enjoyed this one for reasons completely different to what I had expected, and I’m super interested in seeing what the second book brings.
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