I'm not a big writer, I lack imagination unless spoonfed ideas by the creative folk of the world. I do however love to read. I will read most anything and can often be found curled up in a corner reading when I have a to-do list the length of my arm.
I'm always really nervous about giving feedback and reviews - I always think I'm doing the book I'm reading a disservice as I can't get the words out properly to leave a review accurately describing how much I loved something. I do however try to review everything I read.
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Smashwords book reviews by Neffy90
- So Much to Learn
on June 09, 2014
I absolutely love this book. I read it from start to finish in one sitting whilst travelling a while back and have read it repeatedly since, it's for sure my new re-read book.
Jessie gets the balance just right, keeping the characters and situations realistic enough for them to hold your interest and have you invest in them as a reader but also including enough drama to stop stagnation.
The story isn't all picture perfect interaction and happily ever afters, there are issues and set backs, characters in denial and adjusting to their new relationships and roles within the family dynamic.
Overall a fantastic read, as are the rest of Jessie's works, I would recommend all of her work time and time again. A fantastic author who I hope to see more from!
- A Song for Daddy
on Nov. 09, 2014
A story that contains many twists and turns, moral dilemmas and a startling reminder of just how many influences and pressures each and everyone one of our decisions is subject to. A Song for Daddy ticked all boxes in my opinion, it had the drama, suspense, the touches of genuine romance, a couple of cliches and most importantly the flaws that make people people.
Admittedly I did find a few bits a little off - I couldn't imagine myself or anyone I know reacting to certain events in the manner that the Landry family did but I guess that's the point of the whole book, or at the very least an undertone... people react differently to things, believe different things to be okay, are willing to sacrifice different amounts of themselves and their lives in order that others can have better.
I feel that the book could have ended at numerous points before it did so - not in a a way, that's to say that I do not feel the book was dragged out. I felt that each word of this book served a purpose, no filler present. What I mean is that a few times towards the end I reached a point where due to the fantastic character development I was more than happy for the story to end and for me to fabricate the futures of the characters. I was content with the content that the author had provided.
I really enjoyed this book and read it in one sitting - I will definitely recommend this to friends.
- Sea Cliff 104
on Feb. 27, 2015
I loved this!!
Reading the descriptions of Cass' work had me enthralled, the writing so rich that I forgot that I was reading fiction. I loved the characters and the different twists that their histories had put into their lives, the way these people with very different experiences and outlooks managed to become important to each other.
I feel that a little more could be made of Oscar but then at the same time the attitudes of those involved also fully explain why it was handled as it was in the book.
A fab read that had me totally hooked from start to finish.
- The Storm Before The Calm
on Feb. 27, 2015
Fab read - perfect for a lunch break.
- Harvard Hottie
on March 12, 2015
I loved this! I was a little unsure how it was going to work, what to expect how the portrayal of Luke would be handled and how it would read but I was more than pleasantly surprised.
This book was one of my first reads on here and certainly one of my favourites.
It opened my mind to a whole new section of this website a whole new type of central character.
I was sad when it came to the end of the book, although the piece ends well, I could have gone on reading these characters for an age!
So glad I stumbled upon and took a chance with this book. I will be investing in the Boy Next Door for sure.
- The Daddy Pact
on March 18, 2015
I loved this!
I thought the characters were incredibly well written, they developed well and functioned with each other in a natural manner.
I found how the pact came about to be a little odd, I don't think many real life folk would be all too accepting of that as a way forward but then I guess that's the beauty of fiction.
The development of the relationships throughout the book were really good, they read easily and the conflicts that the cast came across to me felt like genuine issues that would arise given the situation.
I am eager to continue with the Coach's boys series and can only hope that I enjoy the others as much as I enjoyed The Daddy Pact.
on March 18, 2015
Firstly - Lila Felix, what an amazing name. I scribbled it down quickly with a note of the book title and page I was on so that I could continue to read this on my commute home from work and it's a name made for fame if ever I wrote one! It just flows so well and should be autographed all over the place!!
Now onto the review...
I have a full blown crush on Stock - a totally fictional guy and I have a crush! I think he's a fantastic character, so much internal conflict and turmoil and all of it is caused by a desire to do the right thing. To protect those and that that he loves.
His family work so well together, even though they are fractured and working through numerous things I loved the interactions between Stock and Will, the constant switching of roles between 'parent' and child, close siblings, mature voice of reason and childish angst. They were great.
The courting was without a doubt one of the cutest things I've read in a long time - I think the balance you managed to get between old fashioned honest romance and the steamy romance that is all too common nowadays. It was lovely and refreshing to read something that proves you can have both and still be a good read!!
- The Billionaire's Intern, Book One: Life in a New City
on March 19, 2015
I really hope the others in this series are already published! I cannot wait to read more and see how this all plays out.
Great little read.
- Am I Fired, Again?
on March 19, 2015
I liked this - it works perfectly, all ties up at the end nicely but I wanted more!
I want to know more about Lucas and delve more into the various complicated aspects of his life. To know how he copes with the stress and strain of the situations of those in his life. I think he's a fantastic character and I want to know him better.
- A Wedding Story
on March 19, 2015
This was awesome. Funny short read. Would definitely recommend to any of my friends.
I was ever so slighlty confused as to the positioning when they were entangled in the dress but that was only minor so no big issue
- Falling for the Billionaire, Book One: Sweet Desire
on March 26, 2015
Well that was an abrupt ending if ever I saw one!!
I am fast learning that this is the style of this Publisher though. Get you totally hooked in the beginning of a charcters story and then end the book leaving you desperate for me!
I will definitely be seeking out the next part of this series.
- Pseudo Personality
on March 27, 2015
Fantastic read. So glad I came across this.
I found it really refreshing that the physical side of their relationship was alluded to rather than being described in great detail. It didn't make the developing relationship any harder to accept so perhaps others could take a lead from Stanford.
I loved how the hunting and "mountain man" hobbies/habits weren't thrust upon you like some kind of novelty factor, they were woven into the characters and their way of life. They were written naturally and organically and I think that's something that is also lacking in much of the literature I've read recently.
Overall I think that this book was fantastically written in a really unassuming, natural manner that meant I was hooked and impatient to get to the next piece of the adventure. Great job.
- Cart Before The Horse
on April 07, 2015
- Stewart's Story
on April 08, 2015
I liked this but I sort of wanted more. I found the family dispute hard to care about as I wasn't invested enough in the characters involved.
I think as a longer piece this could be great but for me it was too short containing too much drama/complicated relationships for me to engage properly.
- Court Out
on April 26, 2015
I loved this book! Kept me guessing for a good while. The characters are well developed and realistic enough to gain and keep your interest.
- Holding Out For a Hero
on April 28, 2015
Cute little read. I wish more people saw the world this way.
- A Morning Smoke
on May 12, 2015
Oh I wanted so much more of this story!
A fab little read that has definitely inspired me to read more of Southcross' work.
on May 15, 2015
Haha! Certainly didn't expect the ending at all!!
I dunno how I feel about this without adding spoilers - I'm glad it turned out the way it did to prevent cheese but still a little uncertain.
A good read though.
- A Last Kiss Goodbye
on May 15, 2015
I'm not normally a fan of paranormal stories but I really really enjoyed this. I think the fact that Lucy struggles with her gift/curse rather than it making her some kind of flash celebrity or amazing being is refreshing and is the reason I was able to enjoy it as much as I did.
I'd recommend it to anyone who was looking for a new read regardless of their preferred genre.