Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Review: MONDAY by E.L. Todd!

Release Date: May 3rd, 2016

Type: Series, Book 1, Contemporary Romance, Cliff hanger, Loving the names, Need book 2 now, One-sitting read

About the Book: I don’t believe in destiny. 

In fate. 

Or in soul mates. 

But I believe in Hawke. 

My life has never been whole since my parents left forever. I have my brother, someone I can barely tolerate most of the time, and I have my best friend, Marie. 

And I have myself. 

But when Hawke walks into my life, there’s an immediate connection. Our eyes lock and an unspoken conversation is exchanged. For the first time in my life, I actually feel something. 

But he doesn’t. 

He keeps me at arm’s length and pretends there’s nothing between us when there clearly is. I’m not the kind of girl to wait around for any guy, so I don’t. 

But that doesn’t mean he isn’t in the back of my mind. 

Our paths cross again in a way neither one of us expect and it changes everything. Was it destiny that made it happen? Was it fate? 
Or was it something else? [Description from]

My Review: I wish I had known going in that this was going to be a cliffhanger - so I'm warning you now. If I had even bothered to look up the description of book two, I would have realized, but alas - I didn't look that far ahead. But lucky for us - all the books in the series are being released AT ONCE. Talk about instant gratification - you can immediately one-click the second book as soon as you finish book one.

Alright, so about the book itself. This book has all the romance tropes that have been overdone time and time again. A guy with a rough past that is only ever interested in one night stands and short flings, until he meets that special girl that makes him want to change. So what I'm saying here, is that "Monday" is far from original. But what it is, is a good read. I devoured this book in one sitting, because I just couldn't stop. I liked their easy camaraderie, I could really feel the connection between the characters. While the attraction is instant, the love isn't - and that's something I definitely respect. Insta-love is fine every so often, but I've seen it way too much lately. I love nothing more than that slow build, and with Frankie and Hawke's friends-to-more relationship, it just felt right.

And while the cliffhanger is rough, I appreciate that not everything was wrapped up in the 250 pages "Monday" has. The story can further develop, and the drama can ebb and flow over time. I'm holding off on purchasing the next book in the series, to try and catch up on everything else - but man, it's rough, believe me.

Cover Lovin': Simple, but eye-catching.

Recommendation: Be prepared to one-click book 2 - what an ending!

Final Rating: THREE POINT FIVE out of FIVE stars! (3.5/5) This would have easily been a four star read, but it felt a little too formulaic for that. But it was definitely a good read, and I can't wait to continue the series.

Get your copy of Monday from today! And be sure to nab book 2 - Tuesday- as well - you'll need it!

Happy Reading!
~!~ Amanda, Novel Addiction ~!~

Disclaimer: I received a free copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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