ARC Review – The Unexpected Inlander by Kellyn Thompson

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Hello lovely readers and Happy Saturday! I hope you have some fun plans this weekend! Today, I’ll be sharing my review for The Unexpected Inlander by Kellyn Thompson so let’s get to it!

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Genre(s): Sci-fi, Romance, Fiction

synopsis

Agent Christopher Rockford has been the best assassin in the agency for eight years, and he loves his job. He loves his solitary lifestyle. He loves eliminating criminals. He loves his comfortable life as a member of society’s wealthy coastal upper class.

But in pursuit of a target, he meets Jenna, a mysterious civilian who belongs to society’s lowest and most shunned group. Being around her is fun and intriguing, but it forces him to see things through her eyes—causing him to reconsider the world around them and The Order he so obediently serves. As he falls in love with her, he fears telling her the truth about his profession may cause him to lose her.

But Jenna has her own secrets to keep.

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mythoughts

Interesting Sci-fi Romance

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The Unexpected Inlander by Kellyn Thompson was a good science fiction dystopian story with a fun romance, but it was not what I expected it to be.

I wanted to really be into this book because the beginning instantly had me hooked. There was mystery, intrigue, suspense and murder. I expected there to be tons of action and excitement throughout the story. However, the pacing was just a bit too slow for me and I found myself feeling indifferent about the characters and the story. I love being able to experience the story as I read and connect with the characters. I’m also addicted to feeling all the FEELS and just blissfully getting lost in stories. Unfortunately, I didn’t really get that with this book. I liked the writing and thought it was easy to read… so maybe I just wasn’t in the mood. I guess I was expecting this to be really intense. I mean some parts made me think and it was chilling and quite horrifying… but, I just never felt that magic.

Having said that, this book wasn’t terrible. I thought the concept and the ideas the author presented in the story was intriguing, creative and thought-provoking. I also liked the sci-fi aspects and the romance was kind of fun. The world building was very descriptive and well-developed and there were a lot of fascinating things about it that I enjoyed. Thompson’s ideas about the political system, the segregation, and the genome medication in this futuristic world were all interesting to read about. The events in the story seemed realistic and I liked that I was able to imagine that version of the world. That’s probably what I enjoyed most about this book. Just being able to picture a terrifying new world and really think about what life would be like.

Christopher and Jenna were both likable characters. I also liked reading their POVs. I wasn’t crazy about their romance, but I thought it was fun. I liked how their relationship progressed and some of their adorable moments.

Overall, Unexpected Inlander was an interesting read. I enjoyed the concept and world-building. I thought Thompson had some very fascinating ideas about the future world and I really enjoyed that about this book. So, if you love a well-written dystopian sci-fi romance that will make you think, then this might be the book for you.

I received a reader copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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abouttheauthor

(Taken from the author’s webpage)

  • Yes, Kellyn Thompson is a pen name. Why? Because I write non-fiction science articles and am into SciComm, for which I use my given name. I thought it would be best to keep my fiction writing separate from the non-fiction science writing, ergo I used a different name when I decided to write fiction.
  • I do love writing (hence my first blog post, titled, “Why I love writing“), but I hate writing about myself. Maybe this blog will help me on that front. But I much prefer the solace I find in the objectivity of science or the dreamy unreality of fiction.
  • I reside in the great Pacific Northwest in the United States.
  • I have a dark sense of humor. My whole family does.
  • I need at least two cups of coffee to get going in the morning. It’s not a good idea for me to try to do anything substantial before finishing that second cup.
  • I love animals and biology and the magic (er…science) of life in general and, of course, books and cats.
  • I loooooooove being dramatic in my fiction writing, haaaaate being dramatic IRL.
  • And, finally, in case it’s not obvious, I am very new to blogging–Thank you for your patience! and any tips you have 🙂

authorlinks

Website – Goodreads –  Twitter  

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Thank you for stopping by and reading. Have a wonderful day!

sincerelykjologo

 

ARC Review – Adoring You by Vic Tyler

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Hello fellow swoonies! I hope you’re having a wonderful week so far and reading books that make you smile and make you feel the FEELS. Today, I’ll be sharing my review for  Adoring You by Vic Tyler and some of my favorite quotes from the book. Hope you enjoy reading!

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Published: December 19, 2018

Genre(s): Contemporary, New Adult Romance

synopsis

Fame. Glamour. Stardom.
There’s nothing Michele could want that she can’t have.

Except for the attention of the man acting like she doesn’t exist.
It was by pure accident that she fell on him – and maybe, for him – upon a chance encounter. After sharing one night of musical passion, she can’t help but hope for more, only to leave broken-hearted.
Because when another person is involved, he has to want her just as much as she wants him.

Music. Passion. Innovation.
Peter’s life was simple before her.

The only thing on his mind was his travels and his work.
Until her voice and her smile started to consume his thoughts.
What started as curiosity turned to intrigue and then to something more.
When his job calls him back to reality, he must choose between his head and his heart.

Adoring You is a sweet, steamy, standalone romance novella.

 

 

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mythoughts

A deliciously swoony and dazzling love story that made my heart melt 

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So, I don’t normally don’t pick up novellas or short books cause I personally prefer something longer to read. But, I must admit… they’re quite interesting and absolutely enjoyable in their own ways… at least the ones that are beautifully written. Adoring You by Vic Tyler was definitely that and more. It was just as sexy and hot as it was sweet, swoony, and heartwarming. I had fun reading it and fell in love with both the MCs.

I was quite surprised by how much I enjoyed this story. It was seductive and beautifully affecting that I found myself glued to the pages. I thought the writing style was elegant, gorgeous, and tantalizing. I could feel every emotion the author wanted me to experience and it was intoxicating. The plot was wonderfully well-developed and I was enamored the entire time. The characters were all likable and interesting. I adored Peter and Michele and thought their chemistry was intense and utterly delicious! I loved that they were both as passionate about their music and career as much as they were about each other. The story ended with a predictable, but delightfully swoony HEA that for sure will make you fall in love with being in love.

Adoring You was a dazzling love story that captivated me and made my heart melt over and over. I love Tyler’s message about passion, love, and life. It was a short, but there was also a lovely emotional depth weaved throughout the novel. It’s a story you’d want to savor and share and I think romance lovers would be enamored just as much as I was.

This was truly a pleasant, irresistibly swoony, and deliciously satisfying read and I highly recommend you check it out. Vic Tyler managed to capture my heart and I can’t wait to read more of her books.

I received an advance reader copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts, feelings and swoons are my own.

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favoritequotes

But the music. It was the bread and butter of my life. That was the one thing that never changed. The power that music held to sway you to joy, sorrow, anger, relief, grief, and even to emotons you never knew you were capable of feeling. The stories in the melody, enhanced by the artistry of lyrics, and each intrusment contributing their voice to build a powerful piece that filled your ears and shook you down to your bones.

 

A woman with no secrets loses the mystery that makes her charm.

 

You cast a siren’s spell on me, and I have been bewitched ever since. Every second I spend away from you feels like an eternity, and every second I am with you leaves me wanting more.

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abouttheauthor

 

Vic Tyler is a new author of contemporary romance and new adult novels.
She recently got a Kindle, and her nose is glued to the screen if her hands aren’t jibber-jabbering away on her laptop.

VT has a tinkering sense of wanderlust and loves to travel to new places, explore new cultures, and most importantly, eat delicious new food. Her hobbies include hiking, baking, watching movies, fantasizing, and being out on the ocean.

She dreams that one day she will finally have nice handwriting, own a collection of onesies, and make a croquembouche. Her current music binge playlist includes Queen, Michael Buble, and Migos (her music taste has been often called questionable and “awful,” a title she totes proudly for no reason whatsoever).
She also has no idea what anyone would possibly want to know about her, so she’s just going to stop writing now.

VT loves talking to people, so feel free to email her at

LoveVicTyler@gmail.com

if you have any questions, comments, concerns, funny jokes, or random facts about sloths.

authorlinks

Website – Goodreads – Facebook – Twitter – Instagram 

Bookbub – Amazon – Newsletter

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Thank you for stopping by and reading. I hope you get the chance to read this short, sweet and beautiful love story.

sincerelykjologo