KU Sunday Spotlight by KUBR + OCA

Welcome back to the KU Sunday Spotlight, brought to you by KU Book Reviews + the One-Click Addict Support Group. This week, we are bringing you two addictive books—both Buy Its that you’ll want to read ASAP. Make sure to get them added to your TBR, and as always, ENJOY!

RATING: BUY IT {Beth} –

“I love you. I loved you yesterday. I love you today. I will love you tomorrow.”

Director

Does that make you swoon? Make your heart flutter? Make you believe in fairytales and love? If the answer is yes, then you MUST grab a copy of The Director and Don Juan by Katy Regnery ASAP.

It is one fabulous book. It gives us not a traditional love story, but one with a little twist, something of a role reversal. Alice + Carlos aren’t your everyday couple, and they are so much more… wow because of it.

Here’s why—Alice is the older of the two, a successful businesswoman, an heiress, and a member of the upper crust of Philadelphia society, while Carlos is her subordinate. Her “Guy Friday”, a Puerto Rican man who grew up loved but not wealthy, and followed Alice into her fledgling business because of trust. And lord, it’s a beautiful thing, that trust.

It colors every decision they make, every step they take toward one another. It feeds their passion, his pledge to take care of her and her need to allowed to just… be for a change. It’s the foundation for a connection that is truly so affecting that I wanted to just live inside this book. I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: It. Is. Beautiful.

If you’ve not yet read any of Ms. Regnery’s Blueberry Lane series, then rest assured you can start here. It’s a standalone, but one that will likely whet your whistle for more {thankfully, you can grab the majority of them with KU}. And if you HAVE read the series, then just know that The Director and Don Juan is another shining example of this author’s talent; of the mature way she writes, with drama that’s necessary and honest but never over the top, and with characters—like Alice + Carlos—who make you believe in fairytale love and set your heart to fluttering.

Corazon de mi corazon. Heart of my heart. I want what I’ve wanted from the very beginning… us.”

RATING: BUY IT {Mila} –

Oftentimes as I’m reading a book, I get a sense of what I want to say in my review. How I plan to capture the essence of the book or my experience. I literally just finished Pet by Isabella Starling and I am at a loss for words. Pet is everything you think it will be and nothing that you expect. How she accomplished that, I will never know.

Pet

Pet is the story of Sapphire, later to become Pet, and King… and I’ll just leave it at that. The full title is Pet: A Dark Ménage Romance, but let’s keep the ménage part for you to discover. Please trust me—that is absolutely a must in experiencing this book the way it is meant to be.

Pet is young, only eighteen, and has a troubled past wrapped up in a typical suburban upbringing. King is forty, sexy, wealthy, successful, calculating, dominating and intense. It’s easy to assume you’ll understand this couple and their dynamic. Why they work. And for a while you’ll think you do.

Theirs is a volatile love, but it is also so beautifully bound. We might not understand a relationship such as theirs, but it’s real. It’s deep and honest—as much as it is confusing. How they understand each other, how they push each other to their limits, how they test each other, how they protect each other.

Pet is a special story. One that you won’t expect going in and one that will break you in many ways. One that will stay with you for a long, long time. Yes, it is dark tale, but it is also one of light and if you like darker reads, this is one you must, must, must add to your TBR. But don’t let it linger on that list too long—trust me, the minute you finish it, you’ll kick yourself for not having read it sooner. I know I did.

As of 07.02.2017, The Director and Don Juan and Pet are available with Kindle Unlimited.

About Beth Cranford | KUBR

Book Reviewer. Wife. Mother. Crazy Person. Australian.

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