It’s that time of year again! I absolutely adore novellas, short stories, and anthologies! They are fun and fast reads, and some are very easy on the pocketbook if not FREE. Some are essential to the series, some are great for catch-up between novels, and some… well, some will have you scratching your head wondering, “What’s the point in this?” as well as questioning the hefty price! This month, I’m going to be bringing you some novella and short story deals and steals as well as highlighting my favorites and letting you know which ones to grab up and which ones you might want to pass up. I’ll have spotlights, reviews, guest reviews, and giveaways.
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The first novella I’m featuring and giving away is:
"As I cuddle into Lincoln, I know that I would relive it all
in order to experience this moment again."
“His shirt’s back on, which is a sin.
He could definitely give Echo’s guy
a run for his money in the abs department.”
Now, I’m not sure if I can really believe that. Perhaps Ms. McGarry should reveal an abs lineup with Noah, Lincoln, and Isaiah so we readers can decide who has the best abs ;)
I really enjoyed this story and was surprised that a mere 67 pages could give me so many feels!! Katie McGarry is a genius – plain and simple. I adore the way she spun this story off of Pushing the Limits. It is so sweet! I love the peeks we are given at the letters exchanged between Lila and Lincoln; and while I liked Lila in Pushing the Limits, I fell hard for Lincoln.
“Someday I’ll teach her how to climb a rock wall,
I’ll introduce her to my parents, let her hold my nephew
and I’ll confess my love.”
The fact that they wrote to each other for two years and felt as though they knew each other better than anyone else was not only romantic but entirely plausible. I think being able to share their feelings so openly the way they did with none of the awkward teen angst and high school drama getting in the way took their friendship and relationship to a whole new level. I would absolutely love a full book about these two. I would buy it in an instant!
"I'm on the verge of begging, his lips finally come within butterfly-inducing distance of mine. This is one of my favorite moments: the seconds before the kiss. It's like dangling on a ledge with gravity pulling me forward and the wind daring me to let go and fly."
Bottom line: $1.99 is the average price for novellas; and while it may seem high for 67 pages, I feel I got my two dollars’ worth and I enjoyed it. Is it a necessary read to the Pushing the Limits series? No. Is it a story that’s sure to make you smile and swoon? You bet! This is not a cliffhanger, as things are resolved; but fair warning, the ending was not a conclusion for this couple. There is more story to tell for these two, and I really hope Ms. McGarry will tell it.
My Rating: ★★★★
And now for the giveaway! Just fill out the Rafflecopter form below for your chance to win an ebook of Crossing the Line: