Wednesday, August 10, 2016

PRIDE ~ by Sienna Valentine {The Brody Bunch Series #1}

Overall this should be a decent 4 star read 
(especially based on it being a shortish one) 
but it hit one of my 
5 star criteria* so fuck it!!!...
5 stars it is! 

I really enjoyed the story, there was something about the whole Amish girl/bad boy angle that totally worked. Being a Brit and having nothing like the Amish over here probably doesn't hurt either as I'll admit their way of life fascinates me in a good way - sometimes I just crave a simpler life but, perhaps in reality not that simple!!

 What really sold this one for me was finding tears on my face and hearing myself sob out loud during a scene where they were making love. It was so beautiful and intense, I was consumed by it. 
It wasn't even a really long scene, but it touched me. 
Don't you just love it when that happens? 
I've reread it three times and the intensity between 
Reid and Sarah is totally genuine and heartfelt, 
I loved it - the bad boy did good! 

I had never believed in souls. 
But there, in Sarah's arms, 
I was utterly convinced she 
had just touched mine.

OMG, be still my beating heart, that's one beautiful thought from Reid.

 I'm sold for the 2nd and 3rd books in the series.
Thanks SV! 

*For info, my five star criteria thoughts.

 If a book grips me emotionally by making me really laugh out loud throughout, sob or cry my heart out, hate loving it so much I could break my Kindle over it, makes me that good kind of anxious so much so that I need the end to come faster to see how it turns out because I'm so far over the edge of my seat that I'm likely to fall off, then it's a 5! If it makes me loose sleep (or be late for work!!) or feel so gripped that I can't put it down, or gives me major book butterflies, so overwhelming me that I'm compelled to keep going back over the good bits, never wanting them to end, then it's a 5!! 
And of course nothing feels better than when a book makes me breathless with happy erotic excitement wow, the joy of that makes our life in books such an awesome one that we really do need more stars!!!

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