Monday, 16 July 2018

☆★ MY REVIEW - ARC ☆★ CHURCH BY STYLO FANTOME

TITLE: Church
AUTHOR: Stylo Fantome
GENRE: Romance
PUBLICATION: July 20th, 2018
3 STARS

CHURCH: 
 Is the first book in Stylo Fantome’s ‘Church’ series. Spoken in ‘Dual Perspectives’ In this we meet our heroine Emma Hartley and our hero Church Logan. 

This was one of my most highly anticipated reads for July..The cover alone made me want to sign up for it, the synopsis and the author sealed the deal. 

So here in lies my dilemma. 

Two hours later and I'm still wracking my brain trying to make sense of what I'd just read, sometimes it was confusing, I didn't find this dark, though it kind of leaned towards semi dark elements, but didn't fully unleash it's darkness on us, and it did jump from first person to third person frequently which took me some time to get used to as you don't see that displayed often. 

I didn't get any feels, so now I'm kind of left in limbo, I loved Church's character in the beginning, the non verbal asshole, god who doesn't like a guy like that, then throw in Emma and I'm the one that needs therapy, I went through a whole range of feelings with this book, but none that really cemented me to the two characters themselves, it was mainly rage towards Margo and her treatment of Emma. 

It pains me to say this because I've loved previous works by this author but even though I didn't full out love this book, I did enjoy some elements of it and like readers before me I can't wait to see what path the author takes us down with the next book. 

Even though I didn't love this book others before me did, I will say though that this is a unique read, it does have twists and turns, it does keep you on your toes, if this is something you like or even love in a book then I highly suggest you one click this release day. 
A broken girl.

An unusual boy.

A beautiful face that hides a dark secret and an ugly past.

Sealed lips which hide wicked words and dangerous thoughts.

She would kill for him to love her.

He just wants to kill.

Maybe, if Emma Hartley prays hard enough, Church Logan can make both their wishes come true.

Fuse, meet match.

warning: if you have triggers - this story will touch on a lot of them. This book is a psychological thriller, 65,000+ words.

Crazy woman from a remote location in Alaska (where the need for a creative mind is a necessity!), I have been writing since ... forever? Yeah, that sounds about right. I have been told that I remind people of Lucille Ball - I also see shades of Jennifer Saunders, and Denis Leary. So basically, I laugh a lot, I'm clumsy a lot, and I say the F-word A LOT.

I like dogs more than I like most people, and I don't trust anyone who doesn't drink. No, I do not live in an igloo, and no, the sun does not set for six months out of the year, there's your Alaska lesson for the day. I have mermaid hair - both a curse and a blessing - and most of the time I talk so fast, even I can't understand me.

Yeah. I think that about sums me up.
 

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