British author Bibi was born in South Africa and loves to tell saucy stories with a twist. Inspired from a young age, her love for literature started with Enid Blyton and her Secret Seven. Since then a voracious appetite for books has brought her a world full of heroes, love, murder, betrayal and the odd vampire thrown in for good cause.
Bibi's hobbies include consuming copious amounts of coffee and chocolate, building cardboard castles with her daughter and spending time with the laziest cat in the world.
on Feb. 26, 2014 :
It was a great read with unexpected but welcome twists and turns. I especially liked the story line which was much different from so many other erotic novels i've cpme accross lately. I couldn't, however, quite connect with the characters, i thought they were weak and inadequately described. I also thought that the characters were introduced abrubtly leading me to not feel the attraction between the two characters.
It was an enjoyable journey though and can't wait for the next one.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
on Feb. 26, 2014 :
Thirty Days Have September was great!! I finished it only in about 3 days!! Loved how the ending wasn't a typical 'and they lived happily ever after' kind of thing and that there were a couple of twists to it that you wouldn't expect, keeps you from putting the book down :)
Can't wait for the next one!!
(reviewed 28 days after purchase)
on Jan. 31, 2014 :
✸This is an ARR kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review✸
The first thing that caught my attention was ☞ If you loved Fifty Shades, Bared to You, The Stark Trilogy and The Ivy Lessons then you will love this fabulously provocative romance from debut author Bibi Paterson!
I ADORE 'FSOG', I LOVED 'BARED TO YOU' I didn't like 'The Stark trilogy' that much and I haven't read 'The Ivy Lessons'. So that being said, i was up for the challenge.
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I don't have any problems reading stories that were inspired by other stories. That happens a lot and sometimes that story happens to be better than the original, but when the similarities are endless. When the words, sentences, scenes keep reminding you of FSOG:
✔︎owner of his company @ a very young age ✔︎ spanish inquisition ✔︎ audi R8 ✔︎Abby drunk @ a bar, she blacks out. Last thing she heard from Taylor 'fuck'. Then we have a problem. Those are a few examples. The list go on and on. What really bothered me was the fact that I didn't feel the characters. I didn't feel the story.
As a writer, you know THERE will be HIGH expectations if you say "If you 'FSOG' or 'BARED TO YOU' then you will love 'Thirty Days have September' I had those expectations.
It seems like I am the only one who didn't enjoy it, but we all are different worlds with different point of views. And from my POV all the characters are weak. Even Taylor. He doesn't have that Christian Grey/Gideon Cross alpha male thing I was expecting when I started reading it. It's there, but in a very small doses.
There's a cliffhanger. And Taylor reacts the same way as Christian, but you knew this was going to happen. It was predictable. And Taylor's reaction, didn't impress me that much.
☆☆☆I gave it 3 muffin Stars because it was well written. On occasion there are repetitions on how the writer describes a reaction, but i was ok with that.
As usual, don't let this stop you. Read it and be the judge.
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)