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Posted January 22, 2013
WOW...speechless! I think i need time to process this one! It was an emotional roller coaster and I loved every "page" of it! The cliffhanger at the end doesn't do anything to help me heavy heart right now either! I can't believe I got this book for free off Amazon! So good...so so good! I need part 2 of this series so badly! March cannot come soon enough! Well done Andrea Randall! November and Bo's story took my breath away! <3
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Posted April 23, 2013
Posted September 26, 2014
Andrea Randall wrote a romantic story filled with wonder, friendship, suspense, fun and love. I felt privileged to read TEN DAYS OF PERFECT, to meet Bo and Ember and watch their relationship solidify and unfold in a way that held me captive. Andrea Randall's way with words is aboslutely beautiful and at times left me completely breathless. Through triangles, tragedies and triumphs, I felt like I really got to know Bo and Ember, Ember's best friend Monica, her boyfriend, Ember's family, her ex, etc... I am delighted to know that this is only the beginning of the November Blue series, and I have much, much more to look forward to!!! Bravo, Andrea Randall!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 10, 2014
I absolutely loved this story. I was heart wrenching. They feel this crazy soul deep love for her only to feel hurt and crushed in the end. It was a fantastic story. Very emotional. I hate the cliffhanger but thats just me. I can't wait to read the second book in this series.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 31, 2013
A Review from Reading Books Like a Boss
Ten Days of Perfect is the first book in Andrea Randall's November Blue series. We meet November "Ember" Blue, a twenty-six year old grant writer. Ember was raised by two hippy parents who traveled all over the country, never staying in one place for too long. Though, Ember couldn't be any more different from her parents. She doesn't want that sort of transient life for her and has done everything in her power to grow roots. After graduating from Princeton, she and her friend, Monica, founded a non-profit agency whose aim is to help at-risk teens.
"Despite my mother's encouragement to always love with reckless abandon, I grew up slightly guarded and suspicious. To her, spontaneity was as easy as breathing. To me, it seemed like skydiving without checking to see if you had a backpack of a parachute."
In addition to her day job, Ember is a talented musician and often sings at her friend Josh's bar on open mic night. Ember has sworn off the opposite sex after a really bad break-up. Then, she meets Bo Cavanaugh and she quickly reassess her single status. This guy might be worth it. Bo and Ember meet at an open mic night. Sparkly fly when Ember and Monica go up on stage and sing "Heaven When We're Home" by The Wailin' Jennys (listen to it, it's good!). Taken by Bo's musical talent and stunning looks, Ember's world shook a little bit.
"The second our hands touched I felt it run up my arm, through my veins, and land square in my gut. A ribbon of instant desire tightened around my insides at the sight of his half smile just a few short inches from my face."
Ember is thrown for a loop when Bo makes an appearance in her professional life and both are left trying to juggle their personal and professional relationship. And just when they think they have it figured out someone in Ember's past comes back to shake things up.
I really loved Bo. He's sweet, thoughtful, and a talented musician. It's too bad Bo is a fictional character because I want him for myself. And then he says things like this and I melt into a puddle.
"November, if your heart was mine it would never break."
Bo and Ember's instant connection and instant attraction for each other didn't bother me. I loved the way Randall built the romantic connection and chemistry between Bo and Ember. Actually, I was shocked that it didn't bother me. What I didn't like was just how quickly they fell in love. Ember was declaring her love for Bo after just two days right after sex. Instant attraction (with a good foundation) I can handle, but instant love (even with fantastic chemistry) is not for me. I wanted more tension between the two characters.
Even though there was instalove and it didn't work for me, I still will give this book 3 stars for the writing. Andrea Randall is a great writer. I really like Bo and Ember as a couple. They compliment each other and I look forward to reading the next book in the series.
Posted August 30, 2013
This is definitely one of those books that sat on my Kindle for a while and as I was reading it, I was yelling at myself for waiting so long to read it. November witnesses an attack one night while dropping off her car. Her friends drag her out one night to blow off some steam by drinking and listening to some live music at their local bar. The entertainment that night is an artist they have never heard before, Bo Cavanaugh. November is almost instantly drawn to him and the attraction only grows when she is pulled on stage to sing with him. Ember hasn't been in a relationship since breaking up with Adrian years ago. Even though they start to hang out and get to know each other she holds back. It hits her that Bo lives in New Hampshire and will only be in town for a short time. He informs her he will be in town for about a week to take care of some business. They agree to spend more time together. I think that Ember is one of my favorite female lead characters. I liked how once the plot is revealed that she doesn't just do as expected. She has a good head on her shoulders and takes her career very seriously. Things get much more interesting when Adrian comes back into the picture. The mystery unfolds around the attack Ember witnessed and it threatens to destroy both her and Bo. The ending doesn't have your typical ending and I liked that. It was nice for a change. I mean how boring would this world be if all books ended the same? I was glad that book two (Reckless Abandon) was already loaded on my Kindle and ready to go.
FAVORITE QUOTE: November Blue,
You've given me the most perfect ten days that anyone could ever dream of having. I love you more each day, and plan to love you more for however many days I have left on this Earth.
Posted June 19, 2013