I’ve been off social media lately because I’ve been suuuper busy. Who knew this author thing was so time consuming, right? ? I have plenty of news, but the most pressing one is this. My book, A Bargain with the Rake is finally done! I’ve sent it to my awesome editor, so now it’s out of my hands.
In a way, this has been the easiest book for me to write. From the moment I started it, words just flew out and landed on the page. Fun dialogue and scenes came bursting out of my head. ?(Disgusting imagery, apologies) And I’ve had soo much fun with the characters! Also, the story is too personal on many levels which I will not be revealing, but it made it hard and easy to write it at the same time.
And this is the reason it is going to be the hardest book to publish... Because what if people don’t love it the same way I do? I’ll have to get me a thicker skin in the next couple of weeks, do you guys have any recommendations? ?
Side note, if you’ve signed up to receive an ARC copy, you should be getting it a few days before the release. If you haven’t... what are you waiting for? ?
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This was a quick, fun read, although I had trouble finishing the book and I'll tell you why.
First, this book has several things I enjoy reading about. Masked vigilante, a scarred hero it gave me a bit of the Maiden Lane series vibes.
The relationship between h and H developed a little too fast for my taste. After spending scant hours together they are in love with each-other. I am fond of a long build up to a relationship, and as a result I wasn't as invested in them.
However, I almost always prefer side characters to the main ones in the story and this was the case this time too. I fell in love with Morgan and his wife, their relationship had this "perfect yet troubled" vibe that I love and I was looking forward to reading how they would resolve their issues until it was clear that they wouldn't...
And this was when I started having trouble with this book. I probably shouldn't have invested so much in the life of side-characters but I did. Anyway, I highly recommend to read for yourself and tell me what you think.
I will probably finish the series, but a bit later, when I am not as bitter about Morgan and his wife Anne.
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When it's my release week I feel like paralysed, I am a bundle of nerves. So my escape is reading books. I got this Erica Ridley's book for free many moons ago, when it was advertised through BookBub. It was sitting on my TBR, so I just picked it up and read it.
It was my first Erica Ridley book, and although I will definitely read her other books this wasn't exactly my favorite read. It seemed a bit too slow to begin. It has lots and I meant LOTS of internal dialogue, which I love, but it felt a bit, or in places a lot repetitive. We hear about Charlottes fears of being recognized one too many times, and Anthony's struggles and why he can't go to London unless he makes big money.
Not until the middle of the book do we get into action, when Charlotte realises the truth about her father and they finally head to London.
Also, Anthony doing the menial work bit was a bit too far fetched, unrealistic and to be fair, unnecessary.
There was a tiny bit of steam, but I realized that as much as I love smut it is not a must for me to find a book enjoyable.
QOFD: Have you read any of Erica Ridley's books? Which one is your favorite? Perhaps I'll give another one a try soon.
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