Sunday KU Spotlight by KUBR + OCA

Hey, KUbbies and Addicts! Welcome back to the KU Sunday Spotlight by KUBR + One-Click Addict!  We loved both of these books and highly recommend you add these two to your TBR today!

Bend

RATING: BUY IT {Robyn} – You know the best way to cure a book hangover? A little hair of the dog. Yep, when you’ve read one incredible book and life seems incomplete when it’s over, the best way to keep going is with another incredible read.

I found myself with the time I’ve been so desperately seeking to get caught up on my TBR. While not even a dent was made, I did read Tiffany Reisz’s The Bourbon Thief, a non-KU book but hands down one of the best books I’ve read, EVER! I was lost, in that post-fantastic book read, complete with a foggy and hazy brain. And then a shining beacon of hope came my way. Kivrin Wilson contacted KU Book Reviews regarding her debut novel, Bend. Her email was fresh and witty and clearly written just for us (not a standard email sent to bloggers everywhere). It caught our attention immediately. What hooked me though was the blurb she so kindly included in her email. Something about Ms. Wilson and that blurb told me I was in for one magnificent journey. And oh my, I was right!

Bend tells the story of Jay + Mia, friends since college, but both wishing for something more. Though initially shocked at Mia’s pursuit of turning their friendship into friends with benefits, Jay can’t help but make the adjustment. They do their very best to keep it strictly friendship with a side of sex, but as it often does, sex complicates and enhances their relationship. But lives lived before college and secrets revealed in the present threaten to destroy what they have.

As a reviewer, I wish I could find all the words to accurately describe my love of this book. Ms. Wilson created real, complex people with real, complex issues and lives, and then gives the reader the pure joy of coming in, courtside, and watch it play out. Her writing is brilliant, strong and fun. She reminds me of one of my favorite contemporary authors, Kate Canterbary, so much with her ability to hook me from the first chapter. Mia’s family, her parents and two siblings, are introduced to us in Bend and what a warm, caring, supportive family they are. Again, real people dealing with real life. I can’t wait to read the follow up book to Bend, which will follow Mia’s sister, Paige, and her husband, Logan. I’m so looking forward to revisiting this family. Ms. Wilson has a new fan in me!

King_of_Wall_Street

RATING: READ IT {Mila} – Louise Bay is a writer I’ve wanted to read for some time, it’s just never worked with my schedule. I love, love, love blogging, but it, for better or for worse, impacts the books I read. If it’s a series that’s already a few books in, chances are I can’t read it right now. (That doesn’t stop me from buying them though – although my wallet wishes it would!) And, if a book is not KU, again, I might buy it, but it can sit unread for months or longer. When Louise released King of Wall Street straight to KU – and a standalone(!) – I was beyond thrilled. Louise had done a takeover in the Korner a few months back and I got to know her a bit through our communications regarding that – she is simply a lovely person. Plus, like said, I’d been dying to read her for many months!

King of Wall Street is the story of Harper + Max. Max King runs a firm on Wall Street, hence the title, and Harper is a new hire at his company. There’s an instant love-push-the-other-away dynamic between the two and watching them traverse that is extremely fun and engaging.

There are a multitude of misunderstandings in simple male-speak v. female-speak that typically rub me the wrong way, but in King of Wall Street I found them beyond charming and endearing. And honestly, they were spot on – I could see exactly why Harper would interpret things Max had said certain ways and it was easy to understand Max’s confusion with her interpretation.

The cast is fleshed out with Max’s daughter, Amanda, and two sisters, and Harper’s best friend, Grace, as well as Harper’s estranged father, Charles. There are, of course, the ups and downs along the way, but King is light on angst and long on sweet smiles. Oh, and did I mention it’s hot? No? Well, trust me on this one – King knows what he’s doing and then some.

King of Wall Street is a solid, well-written and extremely enjoyable read. It is a standalone, but I’m hoping Max’s sisters get books of their own. I would download them in a heartbeat!

As of 8.28.16 Bend and King of Wall Street are available on Kindle Unlimited.

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