1/16/18

A Different Kinf of Lovely - Perta March


3 Stars

ABOUT THE BOOK -
"A man with a damaged soul fell in love with a ballerina with a broken body."

When Neal Medwin glimpses Mina Automne for the first time, he's a man whose soul is darkened with memories of a painful past, whereas Mina is a vibrant, strong, young woman. She's a determined ballerina who's carefully planning and painting her life.

Neal steps into her existence and threatens to shatter Mina's plans with an impossible request.
Mina can't help the fragile man who's invading her home, even though their parents used to be close friends and she knows of Neal's hurtful background. She allows him to linger within her lovely and artistic world, however, hoping he might find some peace and solace.

Slowly, their conflict turns into friendship, and eventually into love, until a terrible discovery ruins Mina's projects and forces her to let go of all her dreams, and of her sweet, damaged man.
Neal is unable to fight for Mina and for the unripe love they share, because he's not ready to leave his past behind. He's not strong enough - not yet.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR -
Petra March is the Award Winning Author of the A Touch of Cinnamon Series and of the stand-alone novel, A Different Kind of Lovely.
Her book, All the Skies I will not See, is a Library Journal SELF-e Selection.The book won the 2016 Pacific Book Awards for Best Short Story, and was a Gold Medal Winner (Fiction - Short Story) in the 2016 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards. In 2015, the book was a Finalist in the 2015 Wishing Shelf Independent Book Awards, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award for Best Novella, earned the Literary Classics Seal of Approval, and received a 5-Star Review Seal from Readers' Favorite. The literary magazine Shelf Unbound listed All the Skies I will not See amid the 2015 Top 100 Notable Books.
The multi-award winning All the Skies I will not See features characters from Petra March's other works: A Veil of Glass and Rain (Special Edition), A Dream of Lilies:A Novella, and A Different Kind of Lovely:A Novel.

Connect with Petra:
www.authorpetramarch.weebly.com
www.facebook.com/AuthorPetraMarch  


MY THOUGHTS -
This book is beautifully written - no doubt about that! The description and character development are superb. My problem is that I didn't really like the characters, at all! :-(  I didn't feel connected to them and I don't feel like they would have been people I would have liked or even known in real life. Now, I know - Fiction! Its not real, but I guess they weren't "my type" I just felt they were... strange lol. And as I was reading I kept saying to myself "You are so weird, can you just act normal for a minute.".

There was some sex in this book but I would say it was more sensual than anything and the author did make it beautiful (it was just too sensual for my liking) to me the sensuality overtook the story-line. Again I kept say "yeah yeah I get it you're attracted to each other" because of all this I found it hard to read for long periods, I got tired of it.

While this was not a bad book by any means and I didn't hate (I just didn't love it)! A lot of people gave it rave reviews. It was beautifully written almost poetic at times and reminded me more of prose. But... I just don't think it was my type of book - at least not at the time.

I voluntarily posted this review after receiving a copy of this book from The Author Thank You!!
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