Stranger (Happily Never After) by B. Bennett is a powerful and compelling read. Gabrielle’s life is forever changed after a night out with friends. I really enjoyed the story, there are a few dark and twisted portions of the story, but Bennett manages to make it hauntingly perfect. During her darkest moments, there is someone who tries to save Gabrielle from the bad guys. There are so many twists and turns that this story takes. It is done in a believable fashion, there is nothing predictable about this story. Bennett has done a marvelous job of putting her take on a classic tale. There are so many layers to this story. I had to re-read it twice before attempting to do this review. It was and is that good. Everything about this story is sheer perfection. This was my first time reading one of her stories and it will not be my last. She is on my list of favorite authors. I will be recommending this book to others. I give it 5/5 Platypires.
In The Presence of Knowing by Valarie Savage Kinney is fantastical. The story revolves around Keisha who recently escaped an abusive relationship. She has just learned that she is pregnant and wants to protect her baby at all costs. Keisha also discovers that there is more to life than what she knows.
Valarie Savage Kinney outdid herself on this story. A majority of the story takes place at a Ren-Fest. A unique cast of characters help Keisha deal with everything that is going on in her life. I really fell in love with the people at Windy Springs. Which is absolutely pure genius on her part. The bond between Keisha and her best friend Layla is perfect. We all need a Layla in our lives. The plot is believable. The dynamic between the characters is amazing. The dialogue is sheer perfection and realistic. This story really made me believe in magic. I really like how there are subplots in the story. This makes me really want the second book in the series. I will be recommending this book to others. I give it 5/5 Platypires.
Yours to Claim by Cathy Jackson picks up where Yours to Love left off. Ruthie and Max are on the highway to love. There is drama, comedy, and sweet romance. Ruthie Eden and Maximillian Roselle seem disconnected from one another at times during this story.
The story was well written and the plot seemed a little rushed at times. I still wish that we could have gotten more of Ruthie’s backstory. I still have a hard time connecting with Ruthie’s character. She comes across as playful one minute and cold the next. I did enjoy the story.
I will recommend this story to others who enjoy Christian romance stories. I give it 4/5 Platypires.
Getting started here. Things will appear as I figure out what I want to be here.