How are you guys doing today? I’m doing fine, a bit cold since the weather has started to get colder, lot’s of rain today. So I’m planning to stay home and write some posts and read some more books.
“Love Punked“, written by Nia Lucas, is a Contemporary women’s fiction with a dose of Chick Lit published 6th August 2018.
I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Nia Lucas for the eCopy of this book and for allowing me to join in the fun and by being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book.
When her life is irrevocably altered by a post-Rave tryst on her mother’s floral patio recliner, Erin Roberts’ long-standing relationship with Humiliation takes her down a path that’s not so much ‘less well trodden’, more ‘perilous descent down sheer cliffs’.
Armed with a fierce devotion to her best friend and the unrequited love for the boy she might have accidentally married at age seven, when Erin falls pregnant at sixteen, life veers off at a most unexpected tangent.
Her journey to adulthood is far from ordinary as Erin learns that protecting the hearts of those most precious to you isn’t balm enough when your Love Punked heart is as sore as your freshly tattooed arse.
Whilst raising football prodigies and trying not to get stuck in lifts with Social Work clients who hate her, Erin discovers that sometimes you have to circumnavigate the globe to find the very thing that was there all along.
“I am a UK based author of Contemporary women’s fiction who is passionate about telling the stories of strong, sympathetic, entertaining and engaging female characters and the lives that they lead. My Welsh heritage and my life as a practising Social Worker with teenagers and their families heavily influences my work as does my love of all things 90’s and an adolescence spent immersed in clubbing culture.”
Was I expecting this book to make me so emotional? No, I was expecting emotion but not the journey this book took me. This story is about Erin’s life, it has the good, the bad and the ugly and that’s life really, so of course this book made me emotional and it felt real. I could relate to the characters in some aspects and my heart broke for her in certain scenes.
It was a journey for me as a reader because it was following Erin’s journey. It was captivating, and it had this coming-of-age feel combined with the trying to understand who we are. Because of Erin’s choices, actions and thoughts of what she needs in her life, she ends up with a series of consequences, and that’s life.
So she was to grow up, she has to move on and try to be the better she can. I can relate to that feeling, the moving on, the learning to love ourselves and have confidence in what we do. She has to deal with everything, enter adulthood and keep moving through life. Be a mom, be strong, be a woman and keep going.
Even though I can’t relate to the motherhood aspect of the book, I can relate to some things in the book and when an author is able to make me connect with characters and/or plot, I have to congratulate he or she for the hard work and for creating a brilliant novel. And in this one it made me believe the characters as if they were my friends, and I love that in a story.
Although the book talks about some serious and deep aspects of life, the author was able to balance the storyline and flow with the emotions. It may have made me almost cry and feel sad at moments, but at others it was funny, it was happy, it made me smile. And you can see that humor and light in the story from the descriptions and scenes.
So yes, you can grab tissues, but you better be ready to cry from sadness to hysterical laughter. And because of that balance, the amazing characters and plot, and the cute but true cover and overall story, I recommend this novel.
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