Kai Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B074M7MMD2
- Publication date : August 6, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 5401 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 135 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,243,965 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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There were no frills or pretending with this story. The characters felt real as they struggled with everyday problems.
Mostly, what I loved about this story was that the female was no damsel in distress. She held her own and stood her ground which was refreshing.
There were some unexpected twists and turns that I really appreciated. Hats off to the author for taking us along on this journey.
I recommend this book if you love strong, independent women, romance, and an alpha male who is not overbearing. This story has heart and reminds us that second chances do exist.
By Wendy Scott Multi-Award Winning Author on January 5, 2019
Kai is such a good name !! That being said, here is my review
Plot : 3
Originality : 3.5
Main Characters : 3.5
Chemistry between the Leads : 4
Side Characters : 3
Feel/Emotions : 3
Twists : 3
Writing Style: 4
** contains spoilers** please continue only after you have read the book.
My thoughts : So Kai is a dealer with morals and he falls for the sweet naive girl Lily. Lily is also very poor and Kai buys her stuff with his drug money. And the neighbor's kid plays the devil's spawn by calling a cop raid.. and Kai goes to jail for just 1 year in exchange of leaking his supplier details.. and he is back after 1 year.. and moves to Japan where his dad has always waited for his mom..
Kai is not a bad-bad boy at all.. he is a good boy dealing drugs.. and the plot is way too bland for me.. And Lily called cops on the teenager Callum ?? really ?? That is hardly twisted..We could have had a little more bad and twisted.. but in the end.. it all just smooths out.. and they all live happily ever after !!
How I discovered this book: It was submitted to Rosie Amber's Review Team, of which I am a member. Kai is a 'new adult' romance... not exactly my genre, but the blurb appealed to me.
This story is nicely written, flows well and is very readable; I like the author's writing style. The book starts with Lily, who works in a supermarket, discovering that her wages have not been paid into her bank. The calamity is well written, drawing the reader into Lily's world straight away, though I had an issue with this part: although it would leave her with no food for four days, she rejects the offer of a loan from her manager and chooses to spend her last seventy pounds on paying her electricity bill. Who can go four whole days with no food?
We then meet Kai, dope dealer with a heart of gold, who is very appealing; I can see that he's a great hero for a book aimed at a young adult age group. Lily then meets her neighbour, Jackie, who is smoking a joint; it's medicinal, for her MS. I had another slight issue with this, too. Lily automatically assumes that Jackie is a 'drug addict', because she's smoking weed. I would have thought that, as she has been an art student, she'd have a slightly more worldly attitude towards such things, unless art students have become a lot more clean living since my day!
I thought some of the issues raised were well done, such as Jackie's son refusing to go to school, and I liked Kai's bond with his mother and how he wanted to do whatever it took to make a better life for them. The private, inner conflicts faced by Kai and Lily were nicely written, though I did wish the two characters' 'voices' had been more clearly defined; they both used the same speech patterns and language, had the same tempo and mood. The book was not as edgy as I expected from the blurb, but I expect that is because it is written within the confines of that which is suitable for the target market, and who, I imagine, will like it very much.