Saturday, August 4, 2018

Review: WHEN LIGHT LEADS TO YOU by C.R. Ellis!

Today C.R. Ellis is here today to share her blog tour for WHEN LIGHT LEADS TO YOU! Check it out and be sure to grab your copy today!

My Review: I love the best friend's older brother trope, and the "eavesdropped and heard the wrong thing" plot point, and this book is a great mix of the two. Years ago, Jasmine heard Dean talking to his friend about her, and it broke her heart... and started her on a serial dating kick. But now that Dean is back in town, he's not letting her get away again. I do love a persistent man!

But I do have to get a few things I didn't like off my chest. First off, when Dean first returns to Texas, he was not acting like a 30 year old man. More like a 20-something year old jerk. He seemed to act more his age as the book progressed, but I never would have guessed his age at the beginning. Secondly... maybe I was reading too far into things, but a time or two, there were some s!ut shaming vibes, and I'm not down for that. Though I think this was mostly coming from jealousy and immaturity - I don't like it.

Overall, this was a good book. I devoured it in a day because I had to know what was going to happen. When a major plot point was resolved 30% into the book, I was shocked - could the author really create enough drama to keep it going for another hundred plus pages? The answer is heck yeah. The pacing was a little slow at times, but you'll definitely never be bored!

Cover Lovin': So bright and pretty!

Recommendation: Can be read on it's own. 

Final Rating: THREE POINT FIVE out of FIVE stars (3.5/5)!! This was so, so close to four stars. It had a lot going for it, but the immaturity and jerkiness of Dean in the beginning had me turned off enough that it took some time for me to forgive him.


Author: C.R. Ellis

Genre: Contemporary Romance


JASMINE Once upon a time, there was a girl who had a crush on a boy. Eventually, they fell in love. They lived happily ever after. Except they didn’t. Not even close. I’m the girl, but that’s not my story. Once upon a time, I fell for a boy, but we didn’t have a happily ever after. In fact, we crashed and burned. Which turned out to be for the best because it forced me to grow up and realize the only wedding bells in my future are the ones I orchestrate for clients. For six years I’ve been perfectly content with meaningless, short-lived flings and running from anything that resembles a real relationship. That boy? He’s my best friend’s brother, and he’s no longer the boy I fell for—he’s a man I can’t stand. Oh, and he’s also my new neighbor. DEAN Seemingly overnight, Jasmine Winters went from being my sister’s best friend to being the girl I couldn’t get enough of. But like most good things, it didn’t last. Things fell apart so suddenly, I’m able to convince myself that summer never happened. At least, I was, until the only distance between us is a hallway instead of a time zone. Six years ago, I let Jasmine slip through my fingers without an explanation because I was convinced we’d be better off apart. But now that we’re neighbors, our unspoken vow of apathy has unwittingly been shattered. Our exchanges consist of trading insults and icy stare downs. But in-between, I catch glimpses of the way she used to look at me, glimpses of the girl I fell for years ago. Things are different now, though. This time… I won’t let her walk away without giving me answers. When Light Leads to You is the second full-length novel of the Forget Me Knot series, but can be read as a standalone. **Due to strong language and the sexy times between these two, this book is recommended to readers ages 18 and up.**

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About C.R. Ellis:

C.R. Ellis is a Texas native who writes contemporary romance novels with plenty of drama and humor, and just enough heat to ignite e-readers and paperbacks everywhere. She can almost always be found attached to her laptop with coffee nearby and her two trusty canine sidekicks by her side. When she’s not writing or plotting, she enjoys going to concerts with her sweet husband, dragging him along to see rom-coms at any theater that serves booze, checking off the next destination on her ever-growing travel bucket list, and trying new recipes.   Her passion for writing stems from her lifelong love of reading, and she often binge-reads entire books in a day. She’s an unapologetic book hoarder, and her paperback collection is rivaled only by her massive shoe collection.

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