Sunday, June 1, 2014

REVIEW - Thirty Days Have September (Thirty Days #1) by Bibi Paterson

Title: Thirty Days Have September
Author: Bibi Paterson
Publisher: Brownwyn Paterson
Release Date: 1 August 2013
Series or Standalone: Series (Thirty Days #1)
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Rating: ♥♥♥♥

Set in London and Brighton, Thirty Days is a fabulously provocative romance series that gives you a very steamy love affair between a hot guy and an unsure heroine, baked goods and some rather unexpected twists and turns along the way. 

Shy and unassuming, Abigail James loves to bake. She dreams of opening her own dessert café but instead she spends her days working as a data analyst and sneaking in her cakes as the company’s ‘diet assassin’ on the side. 

Taylor Hudson, the enigmatic owner of Hudson International, has been captivated by Abby’s innocence and quiet charm since the day she started working for the company. However, his history with women is marred by personal circumstances and he has vowed to stay away.

A chance meeting sees Abby’s world turned upside down when, drawn in by Taylor’s chocolate brown eyes and unexpected kindness, she starts on a journey of attraction that will see her heart and soul laid bare. 

While their attraction is mutual, both Abby and Taylor have their own inner demons that they need to overcome if their relationship can move forward for them to find their own happily ever after.

**Due to the nature of the content this book is intended for mature audiences.

My thoughts:
When I read the synopsis, I was excited to read this, because anytime there's a "diet assassin" involved, it's got my attention (I've been called something similar at my job as well). This has a good start, but I was worried the story might have been a DNF within the first few chapters, because it seemed like Abby was either drunk or passed out. But I kept reading and the story began to pick up when Abby's grandmother is introduced.

I wasn't too sure about Taylor in the beginning, but I liked how he was there for Abby when she really needed it and even went so far as to read the speech when she wasn't able to; that day was the catalyst for their whirlwind relationship. There is quite a bit of sexy times in the book, not so much that it feels like you're reading porn, but plenty hot all the same.

Now we all know that these stories will have drama/angst, and of course this book is no exception, but the drama that occurred was one I wasn't prepared for, so that was a refreshing change to read. My only problem is that Taylor didn't tell Abby about his brother and the outcome of that particular situation until after the incident between Abby and the brother. I was even more impressed that Abby spoke up for herself when she met Taylor's parents, because up until then it seemed like Abby isn't one for confrontations. I can certainly empathize with Abby over Taylor's complete 180 in regards to his behavior, but I certainly wasn't expecting Abby to make the choice that she did; but it was still a good setup for the next book in the series.

I received this book from the in exchange for an honest review.

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