TITLE: Ignite (Ignite #1)
AUTHOR: Lily Paradis
PUBLICATION: Published August 26th 2014 by Empire Books
GENRE: YA/NA > Contemporary | Romance
PAGES: 326pages (paperback)
SOURCE: review copy via author
2 ★★ 1/2
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After her father’s untimely demise in a mining accident and her mother’s abandonment, Lauren Lindsay is no stranger to loss. She’s used to living life for one person: herself. That is, until another family tragedy thrusts three children into her care and uproots her life in ways she could never imagine.
Lauren’s first instinct is to run, until she meets their striking, mysterious neighbor Dean Powell. Their immediate chemistry and his connection with her late father just might be enough to keep her in town long enough to uncover pieces of her past that she never had answers to. Dean’s shady past and her reluctance to trust him could cost her the life she’s always been searching for, but will she run back to her old life?
Or will she choose to stay and live the life her father always imagined for her?
I don’t know what happened in here. But it was going okay at first half then it just started to become so… stupid.
Like I said, the first half was okay. I like how the two main characters (Lauren and Dean) met because there’s a certain farytale-like feel into it. I mean hello, I inhale this kind of stories and even though Ignite has Insta-attraction, I wasn’t that annoyed. I kinda liked it actually. I even like the two main characters individually, and that rarely happens.
But then the clicheness started happening. Of course THE GUY HAS ISSUES. OF COURSE THE GIRL IS TRYING TO REPEL HER BECAUSE HE’S A MAN WHORE BUT SECRETLY SHE’S FALLING IN LOVE WITH HIM. OF COURSE THE GIRL’S BEST FRIEND SAID TO PURSUE IT BECAUSE HELLO THE GUY IS HOT. WHO CARES HOW MANY GIRLS THE GUY DATED AND THAT HE’S A DOUCHE.
If you are this BEST FRIEND, please change.
And also, this is the stupidest part of all IMO; Things are started happening in her life and there are questions that the answers are OH MY GOD ARE SO OBVIOUS BECAUSE IT’S RIGHT IN FRONT OF HER, but with some unexplainable reason, the main character, Lauren, cannot figure it out.
Maybe she’s missing.. brain cells? I don’t know. There’s a lot of unbelievable things that was mentioned in here that made me scratch my head. It made me say ‘BS!’ a lot of times and thank the book gods that the cover is pretty and the writing was okay, because those are the only things that kept me going.