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Feminista

Hi everyone! I used to be a former Goodreads lover. Who has decided to move to BookLikes due to the recent changes to the GR site: that is, the decision of the management to delete reviews that talk about bad author behaviour.

 

It is important that we know of bad author behaviour and actions. We buy their books. I want to know whether Author A has decided to harass Reviewer A or encouraged fans to stalk Reviewer B.

I want to know this, the same way I wanted to know that a well known sporting good company had been using child labour in the production of some of its products. The same way the WHOLE WORLD wanted to know. 

It is irrelevant that the author writes well, or that the said sporting good company produces good quality sporting goods. Our ethics and morals MATTER!

 

 

Now to discuss my reading habits:

 

I am very picky when it comes to books. I am a feminist and I think that shows in my reading list. 

 

There are many things that bug me to death. But I'll always make an exception if the boy-girl standard is reversed. Dear world, that is MY double standard. I respect and champion authors who have the guts to do something different.

Firstly, I hate infidelity in novels. 

 

Secondly, I hate it when the heroine is a virgin and the guy is an expert and skilled lover. I hate it when the heroine, for fated reasons, saves herself for someone who has been sowing his oats. It's not only overdone, old-fashioned and pathetic, but it also grosses me out like he is violating something so sacrosanct.

 

Thirdly, I might enjoy the occasional alpha-hero tendencies, but my true love lies with beta-heroes. Guys who are loving and sweet. Who don't feel the need to push around their women to make themselves feel more manly.

Feminista's bookshelf: read

Death, and the Girl He Loves
4 of 5 stars
tagged: ya-and-new-adult and urban-fantasy
The Loneliest Alpha
4 of 5 stars
tagged: paranormal-romance
Hard to Handle
2 of 5 stars
Rating: 2 out of 5. Sadie Howard is a serial dater who never goes out with a guy on more than one date, but then sometimes she breaks her rules... Aiden Downey found out that his mother was dying and even though he was in a relationship...
tagged: contemporary-romance and arc
Mine to Hold
3 of 5 stars
Rating: 3 out of 5. Claire Kramer from Mine to Keep has been a victim of an obsessed lover in the past. It is also a past that she can’t seem to get away from. Noah York, from the previous books, is Trace’s friend. He was a part of those...
tagged: arc and romantic-suspense
Finding Never
4 of 5 stars
Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
tagged: ya-and-new-adult
Keeping Never
4 of 5 stars
tagged: ya-and-new-adult
Hurt
4 of 5 stars
tagged: ya-and-new-adult
The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires
3 of 5 stars
Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
tagged: paranormal-romance
Alpha Instinct
3 of 5 stars
Rating: 3 out of 5. I have been wanting to read this book for ages. But I had the wrong idea in mind. I thought it was an Urban Fantasy novel. Probably because of the cover of a female. But it is a paranormal romance. As far as parano...
tagged: paranormal-romance
Never Love a Cowboy
3 of 5 stars
tagged: historical-romance

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About Last Night - Ruthie Knox Rating: 5 out of 5.Talk about falling in love with a fictional hero! Nev, otherwise nicknamed City by Cath, is one of the hottest, sexiest and most lovable characters to have ever been published (or so I think). This guy isn’t just sexy with his British accent, great body and a character that is gallant, but he also has dimples. Ruthie Knox killed me with all the descriptions of his dimple ‘popping out’, ‘peeking’ and God, I could just imagine the cutest dimples on the sexiest guy. Nev is my idea of perfection in a beta-hero. He was just amazing. From the night that he brings a drunken Cath home because she won’t tell him where she lives till the end, he is committed to her for better or worse with an undying devotion.Cath and Nev were acquaintances who saw one another for two years at the train station. Cath’s nickname for him is City, because he is immaculately dressed in a business suit ready to go to the city for work. One night, in two years, Cath gets drunk and Nev ends up finding her and taking her home. And from there starts a beautiful relationship between two people who are as different as day and night.Cath has issues. She is so damaged and broken. She has made many mistakes in the past (four major mistakes in total), all of which she has tattooed on her body. Its significance isn’t clarified until nearly the end of the novel. The Cath we meet is version 2.0, also known as the New Cath. She keeps away from all sorts of temptations (such as drinking excessively and men) that led the Old Cath astray before. She has managed for two years until the fateful night/morning after when she gets properly introduced to City, his bed and his apartment. Eager to escape from the mistakes of her drunken night, Cath vows to stay away from City and the time when he boards the train or runs in the morning before work. Nev, on the other hand, stakes out at the train station to catch her. He is equally determined, if not more, to get to know the woman he was so intimidated to talk to before. The woman who is as skittish as a new born kitten when it comes to relationships. Their relationship was sweet from the start. Nev owned my heart with every little kiss he gave her. How he gave her space when she needed it and loved her so unconditionally. But most of all, Nev had me forever in the big finale resolution. ARC courtesy of NetGalley and Random House Publishing Group.