I love to trawl second-hand bookstores and charity shops’ bookshelves – there’s always a bargain to be found! I enjoy tangible books more than digital books. I love the feel of them the smell of them, everything. (Go on, smell a book, you’ll see what I mean!) I’m that person who freaks out if I see you abusing a book by breaking its spine or lying it open and face down when you’re not reading it.
The problem with being an avid reader is that I don’t have the moola to buy ALL THE BOOKS. Plus, I don’t have the space to keep all the beauties that I do buy. I may have a solution though! I was gifted a second-hand kindle roughly a year ago. Sadly, I haven’t given it as much attention as I would have liked. That’s probably because I’m a bit old school and I’ve been resisting going over to the dark (digital) side. Going over to kindle could save me money and space; e-books are much more affordable and they obviously don’t take up physical space. I don’t know if it will be my thing, but I’m willing to give it a try.
Between working fulltime, studying for a degree part-time, and trying not to neglect KB or my family and friends too much, there just doesn’t seem to be much time left to read. So, when I saw this post over on Cupcake and Fysh I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to get books to read on my kindle – for free! The only catch? In return for this wonderful freebie you must write a review on Amazon and on another platform. There are a couple of books from different genres that you can pick from; it’s win-win! The author gets exposure and a review, and the reader gets the pleasure of getting a book for free!
It really gave me the kick in the rumpus that I needed to set up my kindle and register on Amazon, so I signed up. Fortunately, I figured the kindle/Amazon bits out without too much trauma (technology frustrates me) and confirmed with Cupcake that I was interested in reviewing a book. Before you knew it I had downloaded my first free book for review – Easy peasy!
I chose to read Rainfall by Melissa Delport. It’s a psychological romance – I devoured it within a day! I’m one of those people who can easily read a book a day, given half the chance.
I loved this book! It was exactly what I needed – easy reading, but with a storyline that hooked my attention! Paige has a lot going on; she’s dealing with the death of her boyfriend and trying to come to terms with her father’s Alzheimer’s. And then she meets Adam. As things go, they fall in love and become each other’s everything. I don’t want to give too much away, but these two have you rooting for them from the word go. Adam suffers from DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder) so when things go south, you root even harder for them. By the time I finished it I had leaked from the eyes… Big ol’ crocodile tears (I’m such a hopeless romantic). If you haven’t read it and your looking for a not-so-typical-but-easy-reading romance, then this one is for you! (You can buy this book or read my review on Amazon here!)
This was the first book I’ve read by Melissa Delport and I enjoyed it so much that I looked into what other books she’s written. Now I’m chomping at the bit to read The Legacy Trilogy (you can read what the first book in the series is about here).
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