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30 Days (30 Days #1) by Christine d’Abo #BookReview #GTBA15

 

 
Overview
 

Author: Christine d'Abo
 
Title: 30 Days
 
Series: 30 Days
 
Book #: 1
 
Genre(s): Contemporary romance
 
Release date: July 28, 2015
 
Publisher: Kensington
 
Length: 320 pages
 
Heat level: Moderate
 
Review copy provided by: Publisher, in exchange for honest review
 
Reviewer recap: Alyssa Barrow has already found her one true love . . . and lost him to cancer. In his final days, Rob and Alyssa celebrated their love, and he prepared her for his absence in ways she is only now discovering, when she's ready to move on and experience new love. Her new neighbor Harrison Kemp seems like the perfect guy to help her fulfill the 30 Days worth of sex assignments Rob challenged her to, but how long until friends with benefits turns into something bigger, and are either of them ready for that?
 
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Writing style & finesse
9.0


 
Originality
10.0


 
Authenticity
9.5


 
World-building
8.0


 
Character development
9.0


 
Likeable/relatable characters
9.5


 
Plot tension
9.0


 
Flow & pacing
9.0


 
Heat &/or sexual tension
9.0


 
Total Score
9.1
9.1/ 10


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Bottom Line

This book made me laugh and cry, in just about equal measures. The storytelling is so genuine, you can’t help but fall in love with Alyssa, Harrison, and Rob. Ms. d’Abo writes from her heart, and her message in 30 days shines with sparkling clarity. This story sweeps readers through all the emotions that come with loss, sex, and new love, and charms us with humor and characters that feel real. Whether or not you have ever lost someone you loved, 30 Days is an absolute bump-right-up-to-the-top-of-your-TBR must read!

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Posted August 9, 2015 by

 
Full Review
 
 

*** This review is SPOILER-FREE! Read on with confidence! ***

This isn’t my first Christine d’Abo story, and reading it reminded me of all the entertaining reasons I devoured the Long Shots series: witty charm, an experienced and trustworthy voice, and toe-curling sex. And—Oh. My. God—the most outlandish blowjob technique I’ve ever heard of. I couldn’t stop giggling! Seriously. Then, of course, I had to go online and see if this video reference was for real (and, oh girlfriends, is it worth watching! I straight up LOL’d. Google it, watch the video, and you’ll know what I mean).

Alyssa compares her housing complex to Melrose Place, but I found it just the right amount of cozy: friendly without being claustrophobic.

This book made me laugh and cry, in just about equal measures. The storytelling is so genuine, you can’t help but fall in love with Alyssa, Harrison, and Rob. Ms. d’Abo writes from her heart, and her message in 30 days shines with sparkling clarity. This story sweeps readers through all the emotions that come with loss, sex, and new love, and charms us with humor and characters that feel real. Whether or not you have ever lost someone you loved, 30 Days is an absolute bump-right-up-to-the-top-of-your-TBR must read!

Find 30 Days online at Amazon (affiliate link) and GoodReads

See my GoodReads review for the first book in Christine’s Long Shots series, Double Shot (a menage!) here!

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30 Days is…

GraveTells 2015 Editor's Choice Award - 30 Days by Christine D'Abo


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Sue "DaVinciKittie" Brown-Moore is a veteran romance blogger and reviewer and the primary voice for GraveTells.com. Sue and GraveTells have won several blogging awards, and GraveTells recently celebrated its five-year anniversary! Sue is also a freelance Developmental Editor passionate about helping authors bring out the best in their stories. She loves reading romance, fantasy, and sci-fi and edits any genre she reads for pleasure. You can follow Sue's editing blog, with tips and tricks for authors, at DaVinciKittie.com.


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