Review: Cold Comfort

Cold-Comfort-Epub-by-Isobel-Hart

Pages: 250 Pages
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Young Adult
Source: Amazon, GoodReads
Rating: 5 Stars

Summary:

Hardy Somerville was Delilah Thomas’ first love. At eight years old, before she even knew what love was, she knew how it felt.
Then came music.
She’d thought at least music couldn’t hurt her. That was until it led her straight into the path of Cat Colton.
Cat promised he’d protect her, but how could he protect her from himself?

Cold Comfort is a New Adult contemporary romance with mature themes, intended for readers aged 18+

Review:

Wow….I started this story with a very blank mind and an open heart because I have had moments where i truly disagreed(though understood) with the way the author ended a story. With this story all I have to say is Bravo Ms Hart. BRAVO! This was beautiful. I loved it it the way you love an innocent child. Fiercely and gently all at once.This was the story of youthful naivety, heartbreak, standing up for good no matter how scared you are and at the end of the day staying true to yourself. This is a story that shows that GOOD things come to those who are good. This story is MUCH MUCH more than a rags to riches story. This is the nitty gritty climb upward and out of crappy situations into your dreams. This was steady paced from go and ran me through a gamut of emotions for someone i didn’t even know. Coming of age is an understatement. I seriously am holding my breath waiting for the next book. The ending was one of those endings that made me tear up and get so damn happy that i couldn’t stop smiling and feeling like i needed to burst into tears. I was so ready for delilah to burst forth and take over the world. I will wait impatiently for the next part of this story. My feelings were certainly invested and i am grateful that I somehow came upon this author.

In many ways i identified very closely with this character. I mean it is VERY hard not to sometimes shake your head at Delilah’s purity and innocence but at the same time I couldn’t help but admire her steadfastness and how willing she was to help others. I sometimes disliked her naivety BUT it suits her age. I was pretty blind to things in college too. I appreciated every fight that Isobel Hart made delilah fight. Every little thing she had to overcome. Life isn’t just a happy ending and done it hurts and sometimes it fails but we pick ourselves and keep moving. That was the point of Delilah. Except Delilah was blessed in my opinion. Eddy was there and NEVER wavered.

Usually in ANY situation with a female lead there are 2 males who fall in love with her and a lot of times they are meant to represent good and evil. In this story there were 3 males in the spotlight and I couldn’t be more thrilled! You have Cat – gorgeous, charismatic, rich, rock star Catnip who seems to make the ladies swoon and knickers fall with a wink. You have Hardy – first love and first heartbreak. It cut the deepest and set things in motion – he was never really forgotten. And then you have Eddy my personal Favorite. I wish I had an Eddy. I wish there was a platonic person in my life who would go head to head with rockstars, security, family, and millionaires for me. I have no concept of the distance between Brighton and Cambridgeshire but I do understand UK to USA. He stuck by her NO MATTER WHAT! I am in love with Eddy even if he would never look my way.

I never particularly liked Cat but I had a “Cat” in my life. He was toxic for Delilah and in a way that could have been consuming. He was controlling, possessive and sometimes verbally abusive and I hated that for her so much but it’s something that she has to go through. Hardy – well…I really hope he has a beautiful appearance in the next book. He has a lot of making up to do.

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Review: Viper’s Den Part 2 – Pixie and Jake

Pixie and Jake

Publisher: JB Heller (November 10, 2014)
Pages: 86 Pages
Genre: Short Stories, Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Source: Amazon, GoodReads
Rating: 3 Stars

Summary

Vipers Den is a novella series, but it is five individual stories. Each instalment is focused on a different staff member of Vipers Den. Are you ready meet the quirky staff members and eccentric clients that frequent The Den?

Part Two~ Pixie & Jake
Pixie had a horrible upbringing, at the first chance she had, she ran. Leaving behind everything she had ever known, including the boy who owned her heart.
Nearly 12 years later and Pixie has the life she only ever dreamed of. She is independent, self sufficient, and best of all, happy.
All her memories of the past are just that, mere memories.
Until he finds her.
Jake has been wondering the country just living each day as it came. Trying not to look for the love that left him without explanation all those years ago.
And then he see’s her. He needs answers, he needs closure, he needs her.

*This novella is the second part in the Vipers Den Series. Each installment is a story of it’s own, NOT a continuation of the first.
** If you are interested in romantic comedy, love stories, HEA and contemporary romance then this book is right up your alley.

Review

Hmmm So I don’t know where to start with this one. I liked it. I just didn’t LOVE it the way I loved Piper and Kades story. Don’t get me wrong I love Pixie. I love her style and her class. Just the way she holds herself comes off as regal BUT I just felt like she had potential for a MUCH MUCH longer story. I get it I signed on for Novellas and while I was prepared for the short amount of time it would take for me to read this book I found that Pixie became more and more interesting as the story went on. Ash, her bff, also made for a very interesting story and one that I hope the author pursues. I feel like there was so much that was crammed into this short story that I very well could have filled up on a much longer story about these two. Her background, or the little that we get to see, is chock full of horrifying sounding details that could make a great story. As for Jake he didn’t particularly tickle my cookie with his over possessive machoness but im a pretty insensitive asshole (or so my mother says). Overall I did truly like this book I just felt like there were chapters and chapters missing. Content wise? It was a sweet and relaxing read that I could very easily recommend to someone who just needs to read something lighter than their usual.

Review: Vipers Den Part 1 – Piper and Kade

Piper and Kade

Publisher: JB Heller (September 10, 2014)
Pages: 90 Pages
Genre: Short Stories, Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Source: Amazon, GoodReads
Rating: 5 Stars

Summary

Vipers Den is a novella series, but it is five individual stories. Not one story broken up into five parts. Each instalment is focused on a different staff member of Vipers Den- Not your average beauty salon…. Are you ready meet the quirky staff members and eccentric clients that frequent The Den?

Piper owns and runs Vipers Den. She worked her butt off to get the salon off the ground and now, the only problem she has is her meddling mother… She is determined to set her only daughter up with a suitable man. However, Piper and her mother have VERY different taste in men.
Enter Kade Benson, who is not only her big brothers incredibly sexy, yet very geekish best friend but also the bane of Piper’s existence. And with him he brings his masterful/ridiculous plan to get Piper’s mum off her back and to throw a crazy stalker girl off his trail…
Problem is, Piper and Kade, HATE each other…
Let the fun begin!

*This book contains sexual situations and is not intended for audiences under 17 years of age.
**This is the first in a five part series of sexy novella’s following the staff members of Vipers Den. Each book is it’s own story, not a continuation of the first.
*** Each book is approx 120 pages in length and is its own individual story.

 

Review

This was sexy, fast and fun! I read this in about 2 hours and fricking loved every bit of it. I think i missed being able to just enjoy a quick read. Piper is hilarious and I love her style and sass and she has LOADS of both! Kade is an anomaly sexy, tatted business man with a tough yet nerdy exterior. I loved that these two were practically at each other’s throats for most of their lives and were to oblivious to know each other’s feelings. The dose of CRAZY was a perfect little spice to what could have been the typical played out boy and girl realize their feelings and fall in love type of story. I really love that the author chose the idea of Vipers Den because I love a different outlook on things. Viper’s Den is an alternative salon. Alternative. So please don’t walk in and ask for the nicole kidman look – it’s not going to work 🙂 It was nice to see a main female character with confidence and complete lack of humility. Piper is totally bad ass, she knows it and isn’t afraid to remind everyone else regularly. She rules over her world like a queen with a David Bowie in the Labyrinth style. She can be sweet but is most certainly hell on wheels so watch out!