Tuesday, October 3, 2017

I Have Never Review

I Have Never (First Comes Love #2)
By: Camilla Isley

Twenty-nine-year-old Blair Walker is a girl with a plan, or more a girl with a list. A list of dos and don'ts to live the perfect life, land a dream career, and marry Mr. Right. 

When Blair loses her job and gets dumped by her boyfriend all in one day, she starts to wonder if she's had it all wrong. And what better way to find out than experience everything the list forbade?

Never Lie
Never Pick a Fight
Never Make a Scene
Never Make the First Move
Never Make Impulse Decisions
Never Mix Business and Pleasure...

With hilarious consequences, Blair will discover some items are trickier to tick off than she'd thought... 

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This was my first read after taking an unplanned month off from reading and reviewing. It was impromptu because I had actually been reading a book that I considered so terrible that I avoided reading so that I wouldn't feel obligated to try to continue it. I had to accept defeat in that I just couldn't finish it and move on. Luckily for me I randomly chose this book to read and it turned out to be the perfect book for me to come back to. I was a little apprehensive when I realized that it was the second book in a series that I have not read the first book of, but that turned out to be of no consequence as this could very easily be a stand alone book.

I was immediately both interested and amused by the seemingly constant run of bad luck that the main character, Blair, experienced. I almost enjoyed watching her get knocked down a few pegs because of her superior attitude and overconfidence. It was refreshing to see her have the rug pulled out from under her and see her form an immediate plan of action and then act on it. And through her misadventures she became a very like-able character and a strong female lead. 

This would be an inspirational read for anyone who is experiencing change in their life. Blair's determination to remake herself into someone completely different from the person she was was exciting because she was always trying something new, going against the grain of her old life and embracing new experiences and situations with gusto. It gives the reader hope that even when we feel as though we are at rock bottom things can and will get better with a bit of determination and effort. 

The author did a great job in creating the characters and I found myself crushing on Richard and Christian a little bit as I read about them. Honestly, who wouldn't? The author created them to be irresistible! I, being the hopeless romantic that I am, rooted for a relationship between Richard and Blair from the moment the author introduced him and was transfixed on them throughout the whole book. While the obstacle's that the characters dealt with, while both trying to avoid a romantic entanglement with each other, were a little predictable I found their honesty in dealing with the problem and with each other invigorating; and something that a lot of author's don't write in their stories, in the hopes of drawing out the dramatics for the readers. 

The book itself had really great flow and not a single thing felt forced or out of place or character. I appreciated the humor the author threw in because it gave the book a lighter feel and gave the characters more personality. There was not a single moment that I was bored and sped read through to get to the juicier bits. To me, it was all juicy and it got my reading juices flowing and I cannot wait to begin my next book. 

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Thanks for reading!
Opinionated Bookworm

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