Monday, September 15, 2014
Book Review: Adrian Lessons- L.A. Rose
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Romance, Chick Lit
The Juicy Stuff:
If there’s one thing Cleo Reynolds knows, it’s that she’s not into Adrian King.
How It Made Me Feel:
Oh. My. Gosh. I don't even know where to start. This book was something that kept me laughing from the beginning to the end and by the fifth chapter, I, myself, was in love with Adrian King. It's been a long time since I've been able to visit a story and characters that were real and honest and horribly dorky, like myself. I immediately connected with Cleo and felt as if I was here. I can't even begin to tell you how much of the book I spent uproarisouly laughing because of something she did, or more often, said. Being able to read a character with as much strength, wit, and humor was a relief, and quite honestly, a pleasure.
I loved the camaraderie between Cleo, Adrian, and Marie. Their witty repartee and honest reactions really helped bring the story together for me. It was a great contemporary romance with the right amount of sexual tension, a fabulously written plot, and laugh out loud funny. The steamy sex scenes were just enough to get your blood going without being over the top. Overall, just perfect.
What I Thought Worked:
I can't iterate how perfect the character of Cleo was to me. She was a great example of a human girl in college with some relationship issues. She has a sense of humor, she says stupid things, and has conversations with parts of her body through out the story. What a way to add a personal touch to the book. L.A. Rose did a fabulous job making Adrian Lessons a book that is seen as it's own.
What I Thought Didn't Work:
Honestly, there wasn't very much I didn't like. I was a big heartbroken to read the line where Adrian admitted that a fact of life was that Fords suck. Being a country girl, I live for Ford, but that was more of a personal issue, instead of one with her writing, book, or characters.
Why It Got That Rating:
This was a book that I connected deeply to. Parts of Cleo are so similar to myself that I was drawn to her thoughts and actions as if they were mine. I enjoyed reading how someone so similar could have such a different outcome in their life. I loved how L.A. Rose put her personal touch into the book, used humor, romance, and amxiety, and gave us a great story we could enjoy over and over.
Who Would I Recommend To:
I would recommend to anyone who is looking for a New Adult romance that isn't like the rest. This book throws caution to the wind and breaks out of the NA mold, landing with a brilliant splash of success. Definitely an PG-13 or up book.
Reading this book has literally raised my spirits and I laughed more than I have in quite a long time. It was a wonderful read and I can't wait to share it.