this wasn’t easy to read.

Beautiful Façade – Kathryn S. Rose

New Adult, romance, fiction.

Rating 9/10

A blast from the past, Kai, runs into Winter. Winter hadn’t seen him in a decade, and they catch up. Winter tells him she’s engaged to Liam and happy. Liam doesn’t like how the two have been spending time together. She learns to grow with the past and proclaims she is no longer a victim of what happened that decade ago. She goes on a soul-searching journey of self-healing.

I really loved this book. It wasn’t easy to read but the topic is never an easy topic. Always hard and it’s the reality that hurts. I would want to see this more openly discussed without the stigma behind mental health. The main character really grew as she confronted her past. I enjoyed that this was a new adult novel. I want to see more new adult novels or literature. I can hardly find them and would love to see this on the shelf. I will most likely get a physical copy. I had obtained an e-book, but I want to hold this book and read it once more. The author understands social work and has a background which gives authority of a literary work. I enjoyed this book. Highly recommend this.

a good girl gone bad cliche

Beautiful Disaster – Jamie McQuire

Romance, fiction.

Rating 3/10

Abby is a good girl who tries to distance herself from her past. Travis is a dangerous hottie that caught her attention. Abby puts him down from ever having relations with her and he learns to accept that. A bet happens that eventually changes their relationship dynamic.

I hated this novel. It was too cliché and fast paced. I was confused of what was going on at first and it took too long into the novel to find out what had happened as well as how this story was written. Poorly is what I think to be honest. I have read better romances and thought this one would have been different, but it wasn’t any different from the cliché of attraction to a bad boy and some sort of element brings them together. I just could not finish reading this to be honest. I don’t regret not finishing this novel due to the fact it was just disgustingly cliched.