- File Size: 3479 KB
- Print Length: 282 pages
- Publisher: FAB Publishing; 1 edition (June 29, 2017)
- Publication Date: June 29, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B071J8KPSH
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #137,316 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Picture this (Birds of a Feather Book 3) Kindle Edition
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Alice Aberdeen has just come off a messy break-up with her girlfriend of two years. Her long-suffering sister Emma invites her to a David Bowie tribute show sponsored by the Humane Society. They dress up and Emma (a make-up artist) does their make-up. Unbeknownst to Alice, Emma and her boyfriend Gabe have invited Gabe's best friend Will Murphy along, trying to match-make.
Will looks rather older than he is, with grey flecks in his hair and beard. From an exotically mixed Irish/ Indian parentage, he looks like a hot model. He owns his own successful business, is a vegetarian and drives a Tesla (very expensive, electric sports SUV with phenomenal speed - like a Porsche for the eco-warrior).
Alice looks young for her age, she's a student studying for her Masters in Fine Art at the University of Minnesota and living hand-to-mouth in her sister's apartment.
Their first meeting is not auspicious, Alice is dancing like a loon to David Bowie when she turns and spills her drink all over Will. Will reacts badly and the two of them are fighting (verbally). Both react with horror when they realise that they have been set up with each other. Nevertheless, undeterred, Emma and Gabe continue to bring Alice and Will together in hopes of them becoming a couple. I couldn't decide whether this was sheer stupidity (I want my sister and your BFF to be a couple too) or a recognition that despite their differences Will and Alice are kindred spirits.
Thus begins our modern romance where, just like in an old-fashioned dance, Will and Alice come together for a brief moment and then part only to repeat, with David Bowie a ghostly presence that witnesses each of the occasions. Even the title is a reference to one of David's songs.
I liked both Will and Alice, I found Alice's feelings about her mother slightly difficult to understand (especially some of the earlier cryptic references to doing bad things) although I totally understand why she would be traumatised.
My only criticism would be that I thought this was going to be a bit more edgy, a bit less mainstream NA/YA, and would have MORE David Bowie. At the end I really had to think before I realised that David Bowie had, in one way or another, been a presence throughout their romance.
But that aside, I really enjoyed this book. I mean, what's not to like, a quirky NA/YA romance with a sexy guy and a fun girl, all set to the soundtrack of my youth, the incomparable David Bowie.
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review.
Miller is part of a extraordinary clan. The members all have special abilities. Miller and several others can talk to birds. They each have a connection with a bird, that is also being considered a family member. A while ago they found a stone in the mountains and Jinx, who has a super genius mind, is investigating the capacity of this gem. When Mary is being kidnapped, so that they can exchange her for it, everybody is on high alert. A videotape is sent to them, with proof of the horrific way they're treating Mary. Will the clan be on time to rescue Mary and why is this stone so important?
Mary has built a good life for herself. After she found refuge with a loving family when she was just fourteen years old, Mary was able to finally start living again. She found happiness and now she's a skilled artist. Even with all the love that is surrounding her Mary still feels like the broken child nobody wanted. She often misreads what people are saying, thinking that they don't need or want her around. Mary is so strong and resilient and she's a person you just have to love. She's sweet, but she won't let anyone walk all over her. Mary is fierce in her own way and I kept wishing for her to accept that she has found a new family to love her forever.
Miller is a bit older than Mary and he isn't counting on having feelings for her. When she's kidnapped he has to watch her getting beat up and this almost brings him to his knees. He helps Mary to stay sane and slowly makes her confront her nightmares. Miller is a badass warrior, but he's kind and caring at the same time. Mary means everything to him and he'll do whatever it takes to keep her safe. He's patient, but when people are crossing him Miller will go after them with all the weapons he has at his disposal. I loved to read about this big, beautiful man and think Mary couldn't have picked a better person to fall in love with.
Picture This is a fascinating story about understanding what it's like to be part of a big and special family whose members look out for their own. It's the third book in the Birds of a Feather series and I loved it just as much as the previous one, Sweet Water. Every book is about a main character who is a part of the clan and I like it that through each story the reader gets to know this family better and better. Ever since I started reading the Birds of a Feather series I have been hooked. I love the combination of paranormal abilities with normal life and every day struggles. Lena North's writing is honest and real and I could easily sympathize with the main characters. I will absolutely read the rest of the books in this series as well.
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