Saturday, October 26, 2013

Short Story Weekly #5: Almost Matched by A.O. Peart

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I'm so excited to be doing this SSW! I'm normally not a reader of Contemporary Romance novels, but this one sounded far too good to pass up! I also recently participated in the cover reveal for this novella. (If you missed it, you can check it out here.)

Anyways, I'm a huge fan of A.O. Peart and I've been looking forward to reading something completely different from the other novels I've read by her! So without further delay... let's move on to the review! 

*Note: I'm sorry this is horribly late, my internet was down but thankfully I got it back up and working!

 Interested in reading Almost Matched?
 The author is looking for beta readers. If you are a book reviewer and would like to beta read and review Almost Matched, please sign up HERE ASAP. She will send you the ARC copy in the PDF file.
Title: Almost Matched
Author: A.O. Peart
Series: The Almost Bad Boys #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Expected Release Date:  November 8th, 2013
# of Pages: 111 (But my Kindle says 150?)
My Rating: 5/5 
Buy Links: | B&N | Amazon |

May not be appropriate for readers under 18 years old 
Almost Matched-AOPeart-highWould you take another shot at love? Or just settle on a friend with benefits?


Twenty-five-year-old Natalie Davenport lugs substantial baggage. One boyfriend after the next has been a total disaster, leaving Natalie distrustful toward the male population in general. So when Colin Hampton crosses her path, she’s cautious. Her heart (and some other body parts!) nudges her to go for it, while her head wants her to run for the hills. 

 Colin is one of those gorgeous guys who attract women, no matter the age or marital status. With a successful career at a popular Seattle radio station, hard body, and charming personality, he is the complete package. But something dark lurks in the corners of his soul; some murky experience that has changed him—maybe for the better, but maybe for the worse. 

Will he steal her heart and stomp over it like other guys did? 

Will she let him into her heavily fortified world despite herself? 

Or will they settle somewhere in the middle—establishing the emotional boundaries to protect them from falling in love?
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My Review
My first thoughts:
I was quite afraid that I wouldn't enjoy a contemporary romance novel. This is a new genre for me and I wasn't sure it would be for me.

Writing Style:
Almost Matched has some of the best writing I've ever encountered. Every character has a distinct personality that comes to life within the pages portraying genuine-raw emotion. An attention grabbing plot from the very beginning that ends with an unexpected twist that will leave you craving more, you won't be able to read it fast enough.

My opinion:
A must read! I literally read this entire novella in two hours flat. Witty, fast-paced, humorous,  arousing, and sarcastic... are all romance novels like this? If so, I've seriously been missing out! I just want book 2 right now, right now, not later! Can someone make this happen for me? Pretty please?

I laughed so hard at some of the scenes that I couldn't breathe and tears filled my eyes. It reminded of the girl's nights I have with my best friend and gave me some awesome ideas for our next get-together. 

In many ways, Almost Matched has the feel of the show Sex and the City, but is so much better! I loved how all the women in this book were all so open about sexuality and shared a close bond with each other. Dare I say, it's not only men who have one track minds, and it's refreshing to see that demonstrated in a no-holds-barred kind of way! What I enjoyed most was the turmoil each of them faced, each with a different type of insecurity that every woman can relate to. Best friends forever, they are there for each other in the time of need, to build each other up, and laugh away their troubles! Girl Power at its finest!

The relationship between Natalie and Colin... *sighs* is so dreamy and passionate. Colin is nothing like I expected him to be... I won't spoil any details, but whew he's something special. When they are together, the world ceases to exist. Enough said. Just go read it and find out for yourself!

Are you still sitting here and fighting the urge to read this devilishly delicious book? 
You can request to  beta read it but you gotta do it ASAP! sign up HERE

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