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Liz Loves Books

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.

Chasing Paradise - Sondrae Bennett I enjoyed Chasing Paradise a good bit more than the first in the series, which felt like it was missing something. Chasing Paradise seems more complete both in terms of plot and characterization. I really loved Ethan, the hero and I liked Gwen, the heroine quite a bit. She does do some self-deprecating and I generally don't like that in a heroine but she has some reason to in this one and it doesn't go on too long. There's some really good groveling in this one that more than makes up for any minor flaws it has. The ending was very satisfying. This is turning out to be a really fun and sweet series.