Reading Sarah MacLean for the first time + A Short Review

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! If you saw my previous post, you’ll know that I haven’t been feeling the blogging mojo as much lately. With that being said though, I decided to write something up about a new favorite read of mine. However, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to see and how I wanted to structure it.

Instead of writing a review and gushing about everything I loved, I decided to talk about my experience reading an author for the first time. From looking on Goodreads, this is the first book I’ve read by Sarah MacLean and I have to say that I’m honestly extremely impressed.

The book I started with was Sarah MacLean’s latest released which is Bombshell and it’s book 1 in her new series, Hell’s Belles. It’s clear this one is connected to her other series, but I don’t feel like it took away from my understanding. However, I do feel like this book was probably her at her best so I’m a little nervous to dive into her backlist.

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As for what I thought about her writing style, I enjoyed it for the most part. I do feel like she overexplained a couple of things and went into a bit TOO much detail. It was almost like she kept repeating the same sentences over and over again. I also felt like the pacing was a bit off at times. Sometimes, there would be lots of action, and then it would drag and vice versa.

Nevertheless, I really felt like Bombshell was an incredible story. I loved all of the characters and I especially loved the romance in the story. It’s a sister’s best friend/second-chance romance which was just perfect. I enjoyed the smut and dirty talk from our hero in particular. Overall, the book was a major surprise to me and I can see why it’s been raving about so heavily.

All in all, I feel like Sarah Maclean is an author I’ll be reading more of in the future. However, I do feel like I’m going to have to temper my expectations a bit. Either way, she seems like an author I’ll reach for in the future now.

Credit to Pure Imagination Blog

In a year where I’ve read some duds, this book felt like a breath of fresh air. I’m still not a huge historical romance bitch but she seems like an author I’ll try to keep up with. Before you finish reading my post, please take the time to look over these attached links to help with Black Lives Matter.

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