Cody Young was born in Britain, has an Italian husband, Kiwi kids, and an American smile. She finds time for writing by stealth, subterfuge and ignoring the laundry. She studied English and History at university, graduating with a Ph.D in 2001. She enjoys reading suspense, romance, thrillers and teen fiction.
Her first full length novel was AMERICAN SMILE (2009) followed by time travel adventure JOHNNY DOESN'T DRINK CHAMPAGNE. She has also written a wartime romance, KATIE'S HERO, and a Victorian romance SCANDAL AT THE FARMHOUSE.
Cody Young's new URBAN BOYFRIEND series begins with BECKY'S BOYFRIEND - a new adult romance set in Britain. The sequel takes up the story of young doctor, BEN, who falls in love with a girl who belongs to a London crime ring.
on June 29, 2012 :
So I slam my ereader shut, and rush over to the computer, only to discover that there is no sequel. Yet? I am desperate to learn more! I NEED there to be more!
I enjoyed this so much more than I had anticipated. It was fun, sexy, exciting, and I may have actually teared up a little at the end.
Now, I know that vampire books are a little cliche at this point, but I swear that the plot doesn't rely heavily on that. I was actually quite impressed with the fact that the vampires remained more as a side plot. I was drawn more towards the characters, the romance, and, of course, the time travel. It made for a great mash of genres!
I had two little irks. First, it bothered me that Madison made the world's largest leap to the conclusion that Johnny was a vampire. He barely mentions that he's inhuman, and the very next page, she's like, "oh, he's a vampire" and she's A-OK with it. No shock. No wondering what he eats, and the moral dilemma it creates. Just... alright.
Second, Madison's very best friend, who she described as being like a sister, seemed distant, and not very observant of her friend's moods or behaviour. It fell a little short of believable.
Can I go back to raving about the story now? Please, Cody, PLEASE! write a sequel!
(reviewed long after purchase)