7 July 2018

TITLE: A Girl Like Lilac
AUTHOR: Victoria L. James
GENRE: New Adult Romance
PUBLICATION: July 5th, 2018
 Is a full length New Adult Romance by new to me Author Victoria L. James. In this we meet Lilac Clarke & Toby Hunter.

I don't even know where to start with this review. Straight away I was astounded by the feels that started hitting me even as soon as I read the ‘Prologue’ when we’re first introduced to a seven year old free spirited Lilac as she masters her first attempt at capturing still life photos in her back yard and that was the day she fell in love with what she held within her hands. 

That’s the same day that Toby, the shy boy with the too big black glasses first started watching Lilac outside of his window, his family were the new comers to the neighbourhood. Their houses sat side by side. 

They never really spent a lot of time with each other but they were always aware of the other. They were as different as chalk and cheese.

It’s not until they reach their teens and are attending the same party held by a cops son was where Toby stepped up and protected Lilac’s honour is the starting point of where things started to spiral down a dark unrelenting tunnel of teenage angst. From this point onwards everything changes. 

Gone was that gentle, shy, the brave soft boy and in it's place was a boy protecting his princess. A boy with a target on his back.

Lilac's and Hunter's journey was sad, heartbreaking, romantic, sweet and steamy. My heart broke into smithereens for the things these two had to endure, but in the end true love prevailed. 


God I freaking loved this, this was a fast burn, it scolded me as soon as I started reading it, I fell in love with this book as soon as I opened up that first page and that feeling was with me the whole time, seconds, minutes, hours ceased to exist, I didn't want to leave this magical love story that this author had created, I can not believe that I've not read anything by this author before..Why did someone not kick my rock or something!! 
The feels came at me like thunder, crashing into my heart from out of nowhere, this book was truly un-put-downable. 
There's nothing I didn't love about it, the pace, the cover, even how this author has formatted the ebook is gorgeous, her words especially were magical, she had me eating out of the palm of her hand, I loved these two characters, no words can really convey how much I actually loved this. 

The first time Toby Hunter got arrested for defending Lilac Clarke’s honour, he was only fifteen years old, but he’d loved her from behind his black-rimmed glasses for as long as he could remember.

With a desperate need to protect her from a distance, one arrest turned to two, two soon turning into three, and before Toby knew what was happening, the sleepy village of Southwold was turning against him for daring to stand up for a girl like Lilac.

Beautiful Lilac with her flowers in her hair, her camera in her hands, and her sweet, pink, sugary-lipped kisses.

They could hate him for loving her all they wanted. Toby was a boy who did what was right, not what was easy, and he was always going to grow to be the man willing to give her what she deserved.

Even if that meant losing Lilac forever
Victoria L. James is a teenage girl stuck inside a thirty-something-year-old’s body. A Corona and nacho appreciator with a ridiculous obsession for all things Rocky Balboa, she currently lives in Yorkshire, England, with her husband and two baby boys. Having had a strong passion for words and stories going as far back as she can remember, she credits her love of literature to her Grandma Bess who taught her that you don’t need a lot of money to travel to different worlds, experience new places, and live a thousand lives.
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