Hi, there! Good Sunday to you 🙂 Hope you had a lovely weekend so far.
If you’re here for a while, you know that Sunday means TBR of the Week day. If you’re not, er, well, today usually is TBR of the Week day.
Today’s choice is a book that I received from author Joy Penny in exchange for an honest review: A Love for the Pages ❤ Thank you again, Joy!
Kiss. Marry. Kill. Nineteen-year-old June Eyermann has always known exactly which of her favorite Byronic heroes goes where. She’d kiss moody and possessive Rochester from Jane Eyre and marry prideful but repentant Darcy from Pride and Prejudice, leaving obsessive and spiteful Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights to be chucked off a cliff—but no. She couldn’t leave any of her heroes behind. She lives for her favorite fictional worlds.
But June is about to get a serious wake up call when she returns home for the summer after her college freshman year. Stuck somewhere between feeling like a kid again under her parents’ roof and being forced to start acting like an adult with worries about her future career, June looks at the library volunteer position offered to her as a way to keep her sanity for the next few months before she can go back to school.
What June doesn’t expect to find at the library is her favorite romantic heroes brought to life—all in the same man. Obstinate, prideful and even a bit rude, Everett Rockford shouldn’t exactly be “dating material,” even if June’s heart rate accelerates whenever she’s near him. But after discovering his enigmatic past and witnessing a few fiery moments of tenderness, June can’t help but see Rochester, Darcy and even Heathcliff in Everett. If she’s going to make it through the summer without becoming a tragic heroine in her own story, she has to separate the man from the ideals of fiction in her head. Because if there’s one thing she knows about Byronic love stories, it’s that they don’t always end happily ever after.
Why I got interested: I have a strong feeling that I’ll have a deep connection with June. For 21 years, the only people that I really fell in love with were fictional guys. Okay, I deeply loved this guy named Sean in high school. You know, until my best friend started to hook up with him and trapped me in the role of mediator. Longest two years of my life. And guess what? I still see him around my town. It’s like a personal haunting or something. But I don’t care anymore, I’m currently in love with a childhood friend and I think he cares for me too ❤. Anyway, point is that I can’t wait to see if June will realize the same things I did. Maybe she even tips me off, haha!
This is on my March TBR, but it is still open. It all depends on how good my bookish February will go, haha! Thanks again for trusting me with your work, Joy! 😀
That’s it, thanks so much for reading! And sorry for the personal rant, but a girl needs to talk to someone sometimes. Some some some. LOL. And brace yourselves for tomorrow, as I’m almost sure I’ll be able to post the review for the book that broke my heart in tiny little pieces with so much perfection. #suspense
Stay tuned and I love you all 😀