Monday, March 10, 2014

ARC Review: The Lonesome Young by Lucy Connors

Title: The Lonesome Young by Lucy Connors
Publisher: Razorbill
Release Date: April 8th, 2014
Genres: Romance, Drama, Action
Medium: ARC Paperback Via Publisher. Thanks!

This novel absolutely. Blew. Me. Away. From page one and on, I was enamored by the plot, the characters, the writing, the dialogue... *sigh* I haven't enjoyed a book this much in a long time. It was love at first sight (I mean, look at the cover!)

The plot was amazing right off the bat. Romeo & Juliet meets Justified was a perfect description. You have a forbidden romance between a rich girl and bad boy set in rural Kentucky. First of all, who doesn't love a forbidden romance? Sometimes, they get a little old, because everyone is trying to write their own forbidden romance novel, but this novel was completely the opposite. This time, it was original. And second, I have never read a novel set in Kentucky before. As you all know I live in the rural mid-Atlantic, and I completely related with that part of the story. The plot was flowing, action-packed, sexy, and absolutely perfect.

The characters were spot on. Victoria is an interesting character to read from. She starts out as a rich girl, but you soon find her to be so much more. Although she's rich, she still is very down to earth, tending to her horses and keeping to herself for the most part. Starting out, Victoria Whitfield was a prime example of a stereotypical rich girl... Until she meets Mickey Rhodale. Mickey Rhodale is your typical bad boy; attractive, daring, protective, and oh so sexy. Put both their characters together and you get a romantic and equally steamy situation. Really, I was very impressed with the characters' dialogue and actions, their POVs, and I absolutely loved the steamy moments between the two lovers. It was dynamite.

The writing was outstanding. It was some of the best writing I have read in a long time. It was descriptive, realistic, and gorgeously richly written. It was crafted with pure skill and perfect accuracy. Descriptive and one of the most richly novels I have ever read, the writing was extremely smart and simply amazing. The writing also matched the tone of the novel perfectly. I cannot say anything more about the amazing quality of the writing. It was that perfect.

Overall, this novel was unique, original, sexy, dramatic, and action-packed. It was nonstop drama, perfectly timed steamy romance, and one of the most interesting novels you will ever read. You won't want to stop reading it. From page one until the end, you'll never want to put it down. It'll keep you up reading all night, saying "only one more chapter" to yourself over and over. I definitely recommend this novel to everyone. Even if you are not craving a romantic, dramatic thriller, you should pick up this novel regardless. You'll love it anyway. This. Novel. Was. Perfect. Five stars.

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