9/28/14

Review: Ignite by Lily Paradis

My rating: ★★★★★
Genre: young adult, contemporary, romance.
Series: Ignite #1

Blurb from Goodreads:


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?

My review:

*ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review.*

If I hadn’t been so busy with work these days, I would have probably finished this book in a few hours. It was that good. I loved it so much and it killed me every time I had to put it down.

“Lauren,” Kenzie managed finally as she dramatically fanned herself, and then me. “
You did not just meet him last night.”
“No really,” I said when I could speak. “He kind of swept me off my feet. Literally.”

After finishing this book I wanted to start reading it all over again. I grew so attached to the main characters. Lauren and Dean are two characters who’ve been through so much because of personal problems. They are both flawed because of their pasts, but that makes them fit so perfect together. Lauren is so strong and I’m so proud of her about what she reached in the ending of the book. I would never have been able to do it. She struggled a bit at first, but then she just overpassed everything. She is brilliant. Yes, I’m super proud of her.
Dean is sexy, funny and so mysterious. He’s also very protective and the family he has left is so important for him. He basically stole my heart from the very beginning. I finished this book a few hours ago and I already miss him so much (I might have book hangover… okay, I probably have..).
For one moment, when the mysterious parts about him and Lauren were about to be revealed, I was scared something very bad or wrong will be revealed. My heart was pounding so fast at that moment. And I loved how it turned out!!

“You and your rugged sexuality better scoot over,” I whispered. “Unless you want to be responsible for making me pass out on this plane. I’m not sure that flight attendant knows CPR.”
“It’s okay,” he said, lowering his lips all the way to my ear so they touched my skin when he spoke. “I’m really good at mouth-to-mouth.”
Holy shit.

The whole storyline is just ... * sighs*  It was heartbreaking, sad, funny, heartwarming,…
I seriously don’t know what I expected from this book in the beginning, but I’m 100% it’s so much better than I ever could have imagined. This book is SO GOOD. I can’t describe it otherwise! All the minor characters are so nice too. Especially Emma. She's so cute and she made me laugh a few times. I loved how much she loved Dean! Lauren's dad also stole my heart in this book. She must have been an amazing dad. What he did for Lauren and Dean is just indescribable. 

I never wanted to kiss anyone more than I did when Dean Powell opened his beautiful, sleepy eyes and looked at me.

This book is basically perfect to me. Lily’s writing style is also very enjoyable. She knows how to keep the reader entertained and describing feelings are one of her stronger points in this book. 
Lily, this is more than amazing for a debut novel! I can't wait more of your books!
I cannot wait for the sequel of Ignite: Arclight! Apparently it’s in Dean’s POV! So I’m super excited!

“I’m so proud of you,” I said over her shoulder. “I’m so proud of you that I’m going to stop at the store on my way home.”
Callie pulled back. “Why?”
“Because,” I told her. “I’m going to bake you a cake.”
“You suck at baking,” she said.
This was true.
“Okay,” I said, “I’m going to buy you a cake.”
“Cool.”

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