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REVIEW : Bastard by J L Perry

 
 

September 19, 2015

 

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Jeri’s Book Attic

 
 

 

Title : Bastard

Author : J.L. Perry

Series : N/A

Release date: Sep 14, 2015 

Rating :  3 Stars

 

Blurb :  My name is Carter Reynolds. I was born a bastard and I’ll die a bastard. I learnt it at a young age, and nothing and nobody can change that. I’m on a one-way path of destruction, and God help anyone who gets in my way. I hate my life. Actually, I hate pretty much everything.That’s until I meet the kid next door. Indi-freakin’-ana. My dislike for her is instant. From the moment I lay eyes on her, she ignites something within me. She makes me feel things I thought I was incapable of feeling. I don’t like it, not one bit. When she looks at me with her big, beautiful, haunting green eyes, it’s like she can see into the depths of my soul. It freaks me the hell out. She’s like sunshine and rainbows in my world of gloom and doom. I hate sunshine and rainbows.••••I’m Indiana Montgomery. My friends call me Indi. Despite losing my mum at the age of six, I have a wonderful life and great friends. My dad more than makes up for the fact that I only have one parent. I’m his little girl, the centre of his world. I adore him.When Carter Reynolds moves in next door, my life takes a turn for the worse. He’s gorgeous, sinfully hot, but that’s where my compliments end. He seems hell-bent on making my life miserable. He acts tough, but when I look into his eyes I don’t see it. I see hurt and pain. To me, he seems lost.I should hate him for the way he treats me, but surprisingly I don’t. If anything, I feel sorry for him. I want to help him find peace. Help him find the light that I know is buried somewhere within his darkness, but he won’t have a bar of it.He’s warned me time and time again to stay away, but I can’t. I’m drawn to him for some reason. He’s always referring to himself as a bastard. That may be true, but to me, he’s more like a beautifully, misunderstood bastard. Whether he likes it or not, I refuse to give up on him.

 

Review : Bastard by J L Perry is a book for lovers of sweet romance. If you are searching for one the kind of story that leaves you saying ” Aaaaaahh……” in front of the kindle all the time – this is the book for you!

This book shows how one word can set the course of a whole life – a scary thought, especially when you look at the impact this one thought has. 

The writing is flawless but for my personal taste this story is a little too “perfect” and with its timespan a bit too long in it’s attempt to cover all clichees. I have nothing againgt clichees, but it has to be the right amount of clichees . A different balance of content, clichees and cheesiness would have been good. 
But at this point I have to stress that this is only my impression – in general this story represents a well developed novel that you will like a lot when you love romance.
 

 

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