I wish I could say this was not a couple of romance novels. OK, maybe not. I do like a good romance. But these shake it up a little. Both are clean reads. You could hand them to your child in middle school and they'd probably love them and, in my opinion, come out from the reading unscathed and encouraged.
Book Review: "The B-Boy" (Knockout Girl #3) by Natasja Eby
The B-Boy by Natasja Eby
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I was suprised and excited to get this book as a birthday gift. I've read the other two books in this series and really enjoyed them. Natasja Eby did not disappoint! The wording is spot-on (that means dialogue, too.) The characters are well-written. Both they and the plot/action are believable. I totally lost myself in the tale. This is a clean read, just so you're aware. That made it a double win for me.
Natasja has come through with another winning story I'd recommend to teens. Younger people could enjoy it, too, I think. I recommended my youngest read it since she's been experimenting with books and trying to find her reading niche. I think anyone who just enjoys a good book about life will really love this story.
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I'm so excited to have found and connected with Natasja Eby. Her books are a joy to read! They would be perfect for middle schoolers on up who want to read about teen life and romance. From a parental standpoint, I highly recommend the whole Knockout Girl series. They touch gently on difficult topics and offer a message of hope. I hope to be able to interview Natasja later on for an indie author review. (I still have one of those coming up so stay tuned for that in November.)
Book Review: "An Off the Court Bet" by Savannah Adams
An Off the Court Bet by Savannah Adams
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I loved this short, sweet romance story. It may not be fancy or long, but all the necessary points for a decent story were there. It's a good book to curl up with for light reading. I'd recommend it to anyone who enjoys sweet romance, clean romance, or cozy short stories.
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Hmmm...I must've been super tired when I wrote this. Yes, it's a short story, but for 4 out of 5 stars, I'll elaborate a little more. I wasn't sure what to expect in this story set at a college. I was pleasantly surprised. The main characters had already done some growing at this point and you can tell in the hints to their backstories. I loved that one was an artist and the other into sports. Those two things don't often go well together but they worked for this pair. I also enjoyed reading how these two characters overcame their insecurities and took a chance on each other. So, yes, if you enjoy sweet ya romance, you will probably enjoy this one. It would make an excellent read for a cozy night in.
Keep reading on Wednesdays for more book reviews if you're enjoying them. I hope you are! Next month is more romance, but I'm currently reading two books outside that genre that I hope to include in October's postings. Thanks for sticking with me!
Until next time...
Melody Kittles writes fantasy fiction under the name Robin McElveen. She loves God, her family, the arts, a warm cup of coffee or tea, visiting friends, and collecting coffee & Pusheen items.
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