Saturday, 6 April 2013

A Review for Ten Days Of Perfect (November Blue #1) by Andrea Randall

Ten Days of Perfect (November Blue, #1)Posted by Jess
Release Date: September 20th, 2012
Finished Date: March 31st, 2013
Publishers: Self-Published
Source: For Review 
Format: Kindle 
Pages:  238
Buy: Amazon UK / Amazon US 

This is the first book in the November Blue series.

Scars from her first love and the reckless lifestyle of her parents force Ember Harris to chart a new course. 

She favors practicality over spontaneity and rules over a broken heart.

An encounter with a musician at a local pub forces Ember into making a decision to let go or hold on for dear life as passions are unlocked and deceptions revealed.

The Review: I was given this to review from Donna for the upcoming Reckless A blog tour. I was pretty excited to read it as the story sound great. 

I wasn't disappointed but I only enjoyed it to a certain extent. Overall the writing by Andrea Randall is wonderful, she really knows how to write a first kiss and hot musical boys. The story itself was interesting, and Bo our leading lad was swoony which is all I really great.

However as the story went on I came to dislike Ember, and at the end her reaction to the big reveal was over dramatic, and she is a total drama queen. Basing what happened on trust is silly, Bo didn't tell her to keep her safe, there's a difference Ember. To me, she seemed more immature and naive than a 26 year old should have been. Not only that, but this book is insta-love. Yup. I don't care for insta-love much. Even if Bo was fit as. Insta-love gives you nothing on relationship development and I find it very unrealistic. So yeah, not a fan of love at first sight. 

When I started reading I really was enjoying it, and then Ember got too much for me to handle and she became annoying. As far as her relationship with Bo goes, although it's insta-love, they are super good together, and the passion and love they feel is really brought out in the times they were together. Their sex scenes were steamy, but I find it hard to deal with love at first sight and then two souls connecting and becoming one when having sex. Meh, it just feel unrealistic.

Having said that, which I realise is more of a rant on November, the general story itself was well thought out and it developed well towards the end. Andrea Randall does have a way with words and can write really well. Ten Days Of Perfect is definitely worth a read, I don't deny that. But just prepare yourself for a whiny 26 year old, an story on insta-love and an anti-climatic ending. To be honest, if I didn't need to review book 2 for the blog tour, I would have put the book down after finishing it and not picking it up book 2 for some time. 

In conclusion, it's a cute story, with a swoony male (which holds up the entire book and is the only thing that keeps you reading), but lacks any sort of real climax, a bit of a whiny female lead, it is worth a read, but I personally wouldn't rush for it.


♥Rachel♥ said...

I think I would have trouble with too, Jess. I can't stand whiny main characters. Lovely review. Hopefully the next book will work out for you. :)

Michelle Chew said...

Argh... Whiny character... I'll probably read it for the swoony male. :D

Sam @ Realm of Fiction said...

Insta-love puts me off the romance altogether. I don't think this one's for me, though I'm glad you didn't dislike it completely. Great review, Jess!

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