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Bookish Treasures

My name is Laura and I am a huge fan of YA, NA and fantasy novels. I proudly support both indie and traditionally published authors. You can check out my blog for reviews, interviews, guest posts and more at http://www.bookishtreasures.blogspot.com

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April Showers (April, #1)

April Showers (April, #1) - Karli Perrin

4.5 stars


There was so much I loved about April Showers; I loved the characters, I loved the romance and I loved the emotion. I also loved the fact it is set in England very close to where I live. If you are British you will enjoy that it captures life so well (onesie references ftw!) and if you aren’t then you will like that the guys have sexy English accents.


Both the two guys in this book are amazing; I am utterly torn and cannot decide who I like more out of Isaac and Lukas. With two guys comes two romances and I loved how different they both were. Love is often different and this book showed that rather than giving us two identical romances. One is all consuming lust and love with wild emotions whilst the other is strong friendship becoming something more; a love that is calmer, safer and sweet. Isaac is unbelievably sexy whilst Lukas is charming and funny.


There was one aspect of the book that stopped it being perfect was that it has insta-love. Like where the characters have only had one conversation and already they want to be together for ever and if they can’t then their life is over. Anyone who knows me will know that reading a book with insta-love usually makes me want to jump into a vat of boiling oil. I would have preferred the characters to know each other a tiny little longer before being madly in love but it didn’t spoil the book for me. It shows just how good this book was that even though it had insta-love I still loved the book overall.


April Showers has emotion, drama and twists without it being too much. There are also lots of light hearted and funny moments; April is a girl you would want to be friends with as she is smart and entertaining. This book showed a little more of University life than most NA books do and that was something I really liked. Rather than only focusing on the romance and nothing else we got to see April dealing with being away from her friends and family for the first proper time.


The ending is such a cliff hanger! I need the second book immediately! I didn’t know that April Showers would be the first in a series so a few pages from the end I was thinking “this is a really nice, sweet ending” then BAM! I did not expect that to happen. I am really looking forwards to seeing what happens next, especially as there are a few characters I don’t quite trust and think must be up to no good.


I highly recommend this book; it is one of the best contemporary romance novels I have read recently and I have a strong feeling that this authors name will soon be on everyone’s lips. You will love this if you like NA, romance, or just any book with a smart and funny main character.


*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, this has not affected my opinions or rating in any way*

Source: http://www.bookishtreasures.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/blogaversary-celebrations-april-showers.html