Book Review: Stab Love with Flower Stalks by Amethyst Saw

Stab Love with Flower Stalks
Title: Stab Love with Flower Stalks
Author: Amethyst Saw
Publication: June 18th, 2019.
Genre: Erotica, LGBT+ & Adult Fiction

Blurb: Journey through time with a flower goddess as she grapples with love, how its delicate beauty holds her captivated and it’s stem filled with thorns so harsh, brings pain to who seeks to hold it forever.

Get lost with a soul, who has repeatedly travelled through time, listen to the scary confessions shared with a lover, be enamoured by the fluidness of her relationship with love as it’s vividly painted in the poems that comes from feeling the fiery passion that vibrates through her.

Stab Love with Flower Stalks is a collection of 13 flash stories and poems, which are mostly queer romance and erotica, narrating the delicate beauty and jarring pains of falling in love.

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Book Review: Circe by Madeline Miller

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Title – Circe

Author – Madeline Miller 

Publication – 10th, April 2018.

Publisher – Little, Brown and Company

Genre – Historical, Mythology Retelling & Fantasy Fiction

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe has neither the look nor the voice of divinity, and is scorned and rejected by her kin. Increasingly isolated, she turns to mortals for companionship, leading her to discover a power forbidden to the gods: witchcraft.

When love drives Circe to cast a dark spell, wrathful Zeus banishes her to the remote island of Aiaia. There she learns to harness her occult craft, drawing strength from nature. But she will not always be alone; many are destined to pass through Circe’s place of exile, entwining their fates with hers. The messenger god, Hermes. The craftsman, Daedalus. A ship bearing a golden fleece. And wily Odysseus, on his epic voyage home.

There is danger for a solitary woman in this world, and Circe’s independence draws the wrath of men and gods alike. To protect what she holds dear, Circe must decide whether she belongs with the deities she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love.

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Book Review: Meet Cute by Helena Hunting

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Title – Meet Cute

Author – Helena Hunting

Publication – 9th, April 2019.

Publisher – Piatkus

Genre – Romance, Contemporary & Adult Fiction

The New York Times bestselling author of Pucked and The Good Luck Charm delivers a Hollywood happily-ever-after where a famous heartthrob falls for his ultimate fangirl in this sexy standalone romantic comedy.

Kailyn Flowers was always calm, rational, and controlled – until she ended up sprawled all over Daxton Hughes, the former actor she totally crushed on as a teenager. Then she did the unthinkable: she became a mortifying fangirl in five seconds flat, which may or may not have included professing her undying love. And oddly, he didn’t run away. In fact, their meet cute led to a friendship she never saw coming. Of course, she never saw his betrayal coming, either…

Now Dax needs her help. As guardian to his thirteen-year-old sister, he’s in way over his head. And though Kailyn hasn’t forgiven Dax, she isn’t heartless enough to make him fend for himself, either. Soon their friendly meetings turn into flirty dinner dates and Kailyn can feel their chemistry is as explosive as ever. But how can she possibly let down her guard again to a guy who has heartbreak written all over him?

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Book Review: The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

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Title – The Unhoneymooners

Author – Christina Lauren

Publication – 14th, May 2019.

Publisher – Gallery Books

Genre – Romance, Contemporary & Adult Fiction

Olive is always unlucky: in her career, in love, in…well, everything. Her identical twin sister Ami, on the other hand, is probably the luckiest person in the world. Her meet-cute with her fiancé is something out of a romantic comedy (gag) and she’s managed to finance her entire wedding by winning a series of Internet contests (double gag). Worst of all, she’s forcing Olive to spend the day with her sworn enemy, Ethan, who just happens to be the best man.

Olive braces herself to get through 24 hours of wedding hell before she can return to her comfortable, unlucky life. But when the entire wedding party gets food poisoning from eating bad shellfish, the only people who aren’t affected are Olive and Ethan. And now there’s an all-expenses-paid honeymoon in Hawaii up for grabs.

Putting their mutual hatred aside for the sake of a free vacation, Olive and Ethan head for paradise, determined to avoid each other at all costs. But when Olive runs into her future boss, the little white lie she tells him is suddenly at risk to become a whole lot bigger. She and Ethan now have to pretend to be loving newlyweds, and her luck seems worse than ever. But the weird thing is that she doesn’t mind playing pretend. In fact, she feels kind of… lucky.

I went into this story with no expectations, I just wanted to read a nice romantic story that will have me all in my feels, but sadly I wasn’t as invested in the relationship between our two protagonists Olive Torres and Ethan Thomas, don’t get me wrong, individually they are sweet characters and it was a light read, although some distasteful things happen in the book and a lot of bad and good luck.

I enjoyed this book, I found myself laughing out loud in some places yet, the story just didn’t sell itself completely to me and I found it quite lacking, because Olive and Ethan are the oddest literary couple ever because it’s so clear their hatred for each other is one big ball of misunderstanding, and in my opinion, it doesn’t seem like a passionate enemy to lovers story.

Reading this book was like a vacation, one that I wouldn’t remember much about but will look back on with a smile. If you’re looking for a kinda funny, sweet and romantic story on a vacation spot, with a lot of cute moments in it, this is a good and kinda light book, so feel free to dig in, but really that’s all there is to it.

3.5

Lara Kareem

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