Title: Malachi and I
Author: J.J. McAvoy
Genres: Romance
Release Day: September 27th 2017
ARC was kindly provided from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

What if I told you the greatest love stories ever told—Cleopatra and Mark Antony, Salim and Anarkali, Romeo and Juliet and so many more—are far greater tragedies than anyone has ever realized? What if I told you that you haven’t been reading a new story… just a new chapter in one epic saga?

If I told you…all of those lovers…were actually the same two souls seeking their happily ever after over and over again, would you believe me?

Would you believe them?
Born again,
Love again,
Part again,
Was their curse.

In this modern era, will they find eternal love or will they be doomed to repeat the cycle forever?

3 stars!

From the blurb you can tell this is a story about the same people being reincarnated and I was so excited for that, I haven’t read that many reincarnation stories and I wanted to read something different from the author.

The story starts in modern times, one of our main characters is Malachi and he is going through his 99th life, he’s obviously been through so many thing in life, we visit a lot of popular love stories and he offers a bit of inside info which I found utterly cute, like a little time traveling movie commentary. Our other character is supposed to be a mystery, from the title but Malachi and us know who she is. She doesn’t though. The story goes like this, each lifetime, they meet and fall in love but die shortly after, so now Malachi is doing the opposite, staying away and have no contact whatsoever.

That obviously doesn’t happen here.

Up until a certain moment of the book, Malachi and I was a solid 4 star, but after that happened, I had to go back to 3. Have you ever predicted an utterly cliché twist, or revelation and thought to yourself, nah that’s too easy, that would never happen and then BAM it happens? Yeah…

I don’t want to spoil it because it’s a big reveal and you see it coming from a mile away but I was still hoping it wouldn’t because it was too easy and even the book itself was kind of pointing out that this wasn’t happening. And when it did, I was like, really book? Really?

This was unlike anything McAvoy has done before, the flashback scenes of other love stories were done to perfection, I wish they were longer because I loved being in different times and different places with all these people, I just loved it. The story itself had a unique twist and a few intense moments that made me tear up to be honest. I wish it had gone down a bit different and not go from zero romance to 100 in just a few pages but overall it was decent.

Title: Nineteen Letters
Author: Jodi Perry
Genres: Romance
Release Day: August 29th 2017
ARC was kindly provided from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Nineteen. There’s something about that number; it not only brought us together, bonding us forever, it also played a hand in tearing us apart. The nineteenth of January 1996. I’ll never forget it. It was the day we met.

Exactly nineteen years later, all my dreams came true when she became my wife. She was the love of my life. My soul mate. My everything. Then tragedy struck. Nineteen days after we married, she was in an accident that would change our lives forever. When she woke from her coma, she had no memory of me, of us, of the love we shared.

But I refused to let this tragedy be the end of us. That’s when I started to write her letters, stories of our life. Of when we met. About the happier times, and everything we had experienced together. What we had was far too beautiful to be forgotten.

3 stars!

Nineteen Letters was a cute romance with a lot of childhood memories and a second chance twist. When Jemma gets in a car crash she wakes up with no memory and no one is more devastated than her husband Braxton. We get a small scene with the two of them pre-accident, to set the background of their relationship and then immediately the story gets into the accident.

As Braxton is dealing with her memory loss he comes up with a way to communicate without overwhelming her with his presence and sends her letters, the first one being their first ever meeting as kids, followed by a little charm bracelet she has to feel with little pieces of their memories.

There’s not a lot to be said about the book, it’s a HEA and it’s pretty obvious what is happening, the character’s were decent – apart from Jemma’s mom who acted like a child and pissed me off the entire time I read the book, I just couldn’t deal with her at all. Braxton is a sweetheart even though post accident Jemma is a little mean to him.

Overall this was sweet and to the point, nothing to go crazy over though.


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