I love to read and to talk about books. I review many of the books I read. I do not accept any author/publisher submissions for reviews. I do not read or review ARCs. I do not enter any giveaways or contests. I obtain the books I review by purchasing them at the same price they are offered to the general public at the time of purchase. My reviews are intended for the use of my fellow readers. They are not advertising or promotion. They are not beta reads or constructive criticism or editing or advice to the author. My only obligation to the author is to pay the price charged for the book at the time of purchase. My reviews are sometimes critical and I will not stop posting critical reviews just to spare delicate authors' feelings. I am happy to make new friends, but friend requests from authors or promoters who have few or no books (and/or friends) in common with me and write or promote categories I do not read (especially new adult) will be ignored. I used to read more self-published books. After recent meltdowns by self-published authors, I now only read self-published authors I've previously read or who have been recommended to me by fellow readers I trust. I also used to read young adult/new adult books but rarely do so now.
Better than I expected. The writing is quite good and I found the heroine both likeable and relateable. She does do a bit of running away but in this case I felt she had good reason. The two big flaws: Not enough grovel. In fact, barely any grovel at all. And I never felt like I got to know the hero very well, even though part of the book was from his point of view.
I found the sequel-bait half-brother intriguing and very likeable. I think I preferred him to the hero, so I'll probably go looking for book 2 in this series.
(Sorry - accidentally hit enter before I'd even started.)