Sunday, November 2, 2014

Review: Ignite by Lily Paradis

Genre: Contemporary Romance / NA
Publication date: August 2014
Publisher: Empire Books
Read: October 2014
Pages: 326
After her father’s untimely demise in a mining accident and her mother’s abandonment, Lauren Lindsay is no stranger to loss. She’s used to living life for one person: herself. That is, until another family tragedy thrusts three children into her care and uproots her life in ways she could never imagine. 

Lauren's first instinct is to run, until she meets their striking, mysterious neighbor Dean Powell. Their immediate chemistry and his connection with her late father just might be enough to keep her in town long enough to uncover pieces of her past that she never had answers to. 

Dean’s shady past and her reluctance to trust him could cost her 
the life she's always been searching  for, but will she run back to her old life?             

                                Or will she choose to stay and live the life her father always                                    imagined for her?

My review:
My edit
Before I start, I just wanted to say that it took me a while to write this review. After I read the book, I just couldn't find the best way to describe how much I loved the story.
I was literally speechless. 

Basically, Lauren Annabelle, the main character had to take care of her three step siblings after her step mom’s death. I'd be really confused, shocked and even scared if I was in her position because first, I still go to school, second I never met them and lastly I’m too young to take care of three kids. That was a really big change in her life and a big responsibility to fulfill but Lauren surprised me. Instead of leaving the kids to the orphanage, she stayed, to get to know them and as the story went by, she learned to appreciate and love each and one of her step sisters and brother. That was a really brave thing to do in my opinion and that’s one of the reasons why I admired her character.

“Anything for you, Annabelle”

We apparently met Dean at the very beginning but we just didn't know his name yet. All we knew was how he really looked like Henry Cavill. (I have a huge crush on that actor so that's a big bonus!) I liked it when the two main characters meet at the very beginning because it just gets you into the story really quick.

I loved Dean and Lauren’s relationship because I found it cute, funny, it made me giggle and I got butterflies in my stomach while reading their sweet moments. I don’t know how to describe how I really enjoyed their connection exactly but let’s just say that I loved it very much and I could read it over and over again. I literally couldn't get enough of Dean and Lauren. I neeeeed more!

"Because Lauren is Ariel and you love Lauren just like Eric loves Ariel."

Another character that I really liked was the lovely Emma. She was so adoraaaaaable!!! I loved all the parts where she was involved. She just made things really amusing, delightful and interesting. I’ve always wanted a little sister but I never had one and while I was reading this book, I felt like she was my sister in a way. Same goes with Chase and Callie.

"My entire body felt like an ice cube, and I wondered if this was how Rose felt in Titanic when she was floating on that stupid door. There was totally room for two. Screw science."

I didn't want the story to end. When I heard that there was another book coming out in Dean's perspective, I was pretty excited! I think there was a lot of things missing once I finished reading this book so I’m really glad there's another novel or else I would've been really pissed off.

The characters in this book are so likable and that's one of the reasons why I gave this novel a 5/5 stars. 

About the author
Lily is 22 and recently graduated from the University of Colorado where she earned a degree in English Literature. She lives with her family and loves reading, running, and hiking. Although she's a Colorado native, New York City is her favorite place in the world and fosters her borderline unhealthy obsession with the Empire State Building and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Ignite is her debut novel.

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