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Finding Lyla – Book Review

Received this book from Book reviews in exchange for an honest review.
First impression – Having read Justice for Abby, I had set my expectation bars higher. The cover was absolutely stunning indeed. And the title was also pretty attracting to know what’s in there to devour. The blurb was intriguing and I started reading the book almost instantly, after Justice for Abby.
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Overall Impression – Cate Beauman is near perfect with her style of writing, I was able to connect with her style and it was good to read her books back to back having fallen in love with her writing already. A very interesting book that’s well-knit with equal importance to romance and suspense in one go.
What I loved about the book? – Definitely the story line, it was pretty interesting to read it. Nice diction, language and vocabulary that would help budding writers to learn from. It was a sheer pleasure to read a character which is totally fleshed out. The author gives life to the character that it makes you feel like you know that character for so long. This seldom works for others, but Cate looks like a pro at it.
Frown factors: 1) Lengthier – this makes the book, skim worthy in places 2) Indeed slower than the previous read of mine, a more crispier and racy pace would have been great.
Rating : 4/5
 

Justice For Abby (The Bodyguards Of L.A. County #6)

Received this book from b00k r3vi3ws in exchange for my honest review.
First Impression – A very classy cover that would make any pick the book instantly. And a title so different that gives an impact of a mystery thriller or a crime thriller. And the blurb so interesting with diverse details where each sentence says something different from the former, it did kindle my interest to read it. Still felt that the blurb looked a bit incomplete and incompatible, the clear vein that is supposed to touch the details were missing.
P.S – The book is not a standalone, but a series, reading the other 5 books or at least reading gists about what happened in this series would help better in understanding the depth of the characters.
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Overall Impression – Very impressed is the least I can say. The whole story takes the reader on a ride searching answers for the questions running in the mind. Ties the reader with good suspense scented throughout and the characters are typically etched indeed.
What did I love about the book? – 1) The strength portrayed in each character, especially Abby. Never read any book before which tore the mask about nightmares of the past so well.
2) Too many hard realities are explored in this series
3) A very good combination of romance and suspense which rarely pair
4) Sex rings and the details were all new to me, and it was a refreshing read for me to even know what it is all about
I loved reading this book because it had great diction, good microscopic descriptions, and awesome vocabulary throughout. It is on par and would suggest this book to anyone who wants to read a good book.
Rating: 4.5/5
Looking forward to read more of Cate Beauman.