This story didn't engage me as much as the first one in the Debutante Files series, but Will Peregrine's story was definitely kept my attention. As a minor character in A Good Debutante's Guide to Ruin, he really only existed as a way to flesh out Declan and Aurelia's characters as a cousin and brother, respectively. Seeing him step forward was fun for me as a reader.
I'm not going to lie: I was disappointed with this story. After Aurelia gained my love in A Good Debutante's Guide to Ruin, and made me like her more in An Heiress for All Seasons, I expected an awesome love story for her. What I got was similar to my issues with An Heiress for All Seasons: good characters, weak plot, earning 3 stars.
I really enjoyed this story. Maybe it's because it's one of the only historical romances I've found with an American, an artist, or just the fact that Jeremy Keane is so swoonworthy. Lady Yvette is a spitfire and is perhaps the most modern historical romance heroine I've read so far. Basically, I loved both of them on their own, and together, they really made some snarky and steamy scenes
**Warning: In honor of Jenna Moreci's M.O., there will be cursing in this post**
I've been thinking that phrase over and over again ever since I discovered Jenna Moreci on Youtube way back in April (or March, who the hell even knows?). I always loved her writing-advice videos, her personality, and her book didn't disappoint (I mean, with all the tips she vlogs about, that would have SUCKED). But it didn't, so we're all good.
Now, I don't want to spoil this kick-ass novel because it has one HELL of a plot that you'd kill me for telling you the end. But what I can say is that Evelyn "Eve" Kingston is one of the best heroines I've read in a novel in a long time! I finished the first 12 chapters within 1.5 hours way back in April when I BEGGED Jenna to send me the first 12 chapters before she staged an intervention and told me to wait like the rest of her street team to get the book (which happened yesterday).
I enjoyed this story a lot. The new setting of Scotland was fabulous. I love England, especially London, but there are so many stories about gossip at parties that one can read without them all starting to merge together.
I liked both characters, Lady Sybil and Liam MacBride (that name alone is awesome). They're both headstrong, passionate people who love bickering with each other almost as much as they're physically attracted to each other. But... the constant stereotyping of the other as a way of warning themselves off got a bit stale by the middle. And the meddling mother was a pain in everyone's ass, to be sure.
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7/9/15: So, if you've been following my Instagram or Facebook Page, you'll know I got a tattoo yesterday. I've been thinking about it for a while, finally convinced my mom to let me, and had a consultation scheduled for Thursday night at East Side Ink. I wasn't expecting more than a conversation, but when my tattoo artist said he was free to do it right then and there, I agreed (after briefly worrying about not having taken a pain killer before hand).
It turns out that it wasn't as painful as I expected. In fact, besides a few real sensitive areas, the worst was a figment of my imagination. I've known this for a long time since I gave myself nightmares starting when I was 4. Thankfully, one of the reasons I knew I could stand getting a tattoo was because of a bunch of medical needles I've had to endure for the past number of years. I guess it trained me to not be scared of needles anymore.
Below you can see the first 3 photos of my wrist (the order is left to right on each row), and I'll be updating for the next 3 weeks or so during the healing period in which I need to clean my wrist, keep it out of the sun, and not poke at it. I wound up getting an infinity sign with a feather in the middle. To me it's a non-obvious writer's quill and also a symbol of freedom.
For anyone who is thinking of getting a tattoo, think long and hard about it. I thought about it for 5 years. You need to be sure you get what you want, in the correct size, orientation, and place. Because let's face it even though there's laser removal (which apparently hurts more than getting the tattoo itself), for all intents and purposes, this is permanent.
Do you have a tattoo? If so, of what? If not, would you ever consider getting one and of what? Comment below and send to any friends you think might have cool answers.
As you can read from my caption, I've been waiting to share this for a long time. Today, not only did I register for my first semester of college, but I also rented some of the class materials from Chegg.com (highly recommend for good prices) and my college book store for the things that weren't available anywhere else. And a few weeks ago, I found out that the girl I requested to be my roommate will, in fact, be my roommate. All in all, it looks like my first year in college will be a good one and I'm super excited!
And for those of you who aren't Brandeis students, I'll write out my class names in plain English:
Below, you can also check out my Pinterest board devoted to all things college-related:
I'm a self-published author— because being a college student wasn't hard enough! I write YA multi-genre fiction for young adults or the young at heart. I love This Is Us, NCIS, BBC's Sherlock,
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