Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Blog Tour 'Icy Pretty Love' by L.A. Rose


Welcome to my stop on the blog tour of ‘Icy Pretty Love’ by L.A. Rose. ‘Icy Pretty Love’ is a New Adult Romance and it’s already the third book I’ve read by L.A. Rose. It was published on November 15th and it already has an average rating of 4.39 stars on Goodreads.

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About the Book:


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23365841-icy-pretty-love
Glass-doll beauty. A shy, proper smile. Georgette Montgomery is the perfect billionaire’s fiancé.

Or she would be, if she existed.

A dark past. A smile that hides everything. At nineteen, Rae Grove escapes her disaster life by pretending to be other people—specifically, whoever the man paying her that night wants her to be.

Until she’s offered enough money for a one-way ticket to a better life. All she has to do is fly to Paris and pretend to be the fiancé of young business tycoon Cohen Ashworth for one month. Within an hour of meeting Cohen, Rae knows three things about him:

1. He hates everyone and everything.
2. He has abundant wit and a knife-sharp tongue.
3. He uses 2 to make everyone aware of 1.

Before long, Rae’s determined to crack open his unbreakable shell. Cohen’s determined to stay unbroken.

But no one escapes unscathed when two opposite worlds collide.

This book is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Kobo.

My Review:


I have read and loved the previous books by L.A. Rose. ‘Adrian Lessons’ and ‘James Games’ where very enjoyable books so I was totally looking forward to reading ‘Icy Pretty Love’.

In ‘Icy Pretty Love’ we meet Rae, a girl with a life she hates. When Rae gets the opportunity to get a lot of money pretending to be a rich guy’s fiancée, she immediately decides to take the job. With the money Rae earns for this job she can finally start over and leave her miserable life behind. But soon Rae finds out that this job isn’t going to be as easy as she first thought. Sure, she is in Paris but the rich guy is Cohen Ashworth, a guy with an reputation to be an all-people-hating-guy. But after Rae spends a little time with him she slowly starts to believe that there is more to the billionaire than meets the eye. And soon Rae starts a quest to make Cohen a nicer person.

Just like the previous books by L.A.Rose, ‘Icy Pretty Love’ is a book you get pulled in immediately. The writing is fast paced, romantic and at times incredibly funny. I seriously laughed out loud a few times (made my boyfriend look at my funny, HAHA). ‘Icy Pretty Love’ is kind of a ‘Pretty Woman’ sort of story but it definitely has his own thing. I just loved it and read it in one day.
Not only was this book incredible funny it was also very romantic. I loved the chemistry between Rae and Cohen. They are two very different people, and if it hadn’t been for this arrangement they would have never met. I mean Cohen would definitely not have looked at Rae if they met differently.

The character I liked the most in this book was definitely Rae. Her life has been very hard on her, and although you never really find out what happened to her to become what she is today, I thought she was a very brave person. I loved how stubborn she was and how she kept rambling at Cohen, even though he really didn’t seem to be listening at first. I loved how she saw the good in Cohen, even though everyone told her it would be pointless.

This was really another great book by L.A. Rose. It was just a perfect book for a rainy Sunday. If you’re a fan of romance novels this is definitely one for you. There are some light sexy scenes but nothing to sexy. This book definitely gets my recommendation.

Excerpt:


“So you want me to change.” His jaw is taut.

“You need to change, or you’re not going to get what you want,” I say. He needs to hear it. “And you’re going to be miserable your whole life—”

“I don’t know how to change!” he says loudly.

I stop, half-expecting the divider separating us from the driver to roll down, but it doesn’t. We’re still alone in the backseat. I should be afraid, should be recoiling the way
I do whenever a man raises his voice to me. But when I reach for the fear, I don’t find it. All I find is…pity?

“I know what I am. What I’m like.” His voice cracks, just slightly, but he masters it. “If I
could be different, I would. Do you understand that? I’m not like you. I can’t slip on someone else’s persona like changing my clothes.”

That stupid twinge of pity turns into a full-fledged needle. I’m very familiar with that shadow in his voice, because it’s been in my heart for years. Self-loathing. At least I can escape myself by being other people. He doesn’t even have that luxury.

Stop it, Rae. Don’t you dare feel sorry for him. He has everything you’ve ever wanted, remember?

“That’s bullshit,” I say bluntly. “You can change. Anyone can change.”

“Show me.”

“What?”

He turns his full gaze directly on me, and I lose myself for a brief second in those ice eyes. “Show me how to be someone else. You do it so easily. You’re getting paid enough, I might as well get some use out of you.”

“You mean like…give you niceness lessons?”

He grimaces. “I’d rather we didn’t call it that.”

“Well…” I hesitate.

“Please,” he says emotionlessly. And if I had to bet on it, I’d say it was damn near the first time that word had passed through those perfect lips.

About the Author:


L.A. Rose recently made it out of college alive and with an English degree. She's a habitual beach bum, a cuteness aficionado, and a not-quite-recovered romance addict. She's a big believer in laughter as medicine and steaminess as...more medicine. You can never have enough medicine. Icy Pretty Love is her third New Adult standalone.

For more information about 'Icy Prett Love' and L.A. Rose please visit her blog, Goodreads, Facebook and Twitter.

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Also read my review of 'Adrian Lessons', L.A. Rose's first book and my review of 'James Games', L.A. Rose's second book.


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