Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Sunshine by Nikki Rae ~ Review

Yes, I know. Lately all you've seen from me are the spotlights or cover reveals from blog tours and not much of me. I'm busy. I thought blogging would be fun, but honestly I enjoy reading better. Fortunately I feel so strongly about the book I just finished that I just had to share it with you.
Here's my review of Sunshine by Nikki Rae.

Sophie Jean is pretty good at acting normal. She can pretend she’s not allergic to the sun. She can hide what her ex-boyfriend did to her. She can cover up the scars she’s made for herself. Ignore anything. Forget anything.
Then Myles enters her life, and he has more than a few secrets of his own. Sophie discovers that when she's with him she is feeling too much. Remembering too much.
It’s one thing covering up her own dark past, but does she really need to worry about people finding out just how much Myles likes her? Or that despite how much she doesn’t want to repeat past mistakes, she kind of likes him back? Not to mention the fact that she now has to conceal that Myles drinks blood-that he says he’s about four hundred years old.
But Sophie can deal with this little glitch, no problem. Even if she’s putting the few people she loves at risk. Suddenly, those who were monsters before are just people, and the monsters? They’re real. Now being a normal human being is the least of her problems. Now she has to stay alive.


I can’t tell you enough how much I loved this book! It is rare that I agree to review a book, read it and then immediately buy the rest of the series. But I did exactly that with the one!
Sophie “Sunshine” is not a normal girl. She’s got a serious sun allergy, a seriously f*ed up mom, and a very painful past. Sophie is able to get through her life with the help of her brother Jade, little sister and her friends Boo and Trei. She’s ok with things just the way they are, but new kid Myles seems very insistent on becoming her friend. She reluctantly agrees even though her past has left her unable to trust guys. She slowly learns to trust Myles and let him in, but will his secrets be too much for her?
Did I mention yet how much I loved this book? Something about this particular story really made me fall hard. I fell for the characters and their stories. The last few books I’ve read I had a hard time connecting with the characters and I didn’t feel like I was really there with them. But Nikki Rae really makes the reader feel like a part of the story. Sophie had some seriously bad stuff happen to her and her pain was my pain. Even though nothing of that magnitude has ever happened to me personally, I was able to feel what she felt. It was heartbreaking, but then when she began to trust again that was amazing. Because again, I was there with Sophie feeling her incredibly new and foreign feelings of trust and eventually love. I’m kind of in love with this book, with Sophie and definitely with Myles.
Read this book. You’ll love it too. Paranormal Tendencies gives it 5 stars!

Nikki Rae is a student and writer who lives in New Jersey. She is an independent author and has appeared numerously on Amazon Best Seller lists. She is the author of The Sunshine Series and concentrates on making her imaginary characters as real as possible. She writes mainly dark, scary, romantic tales, but she'll try anything once. When she is not writing, reading, or thinking, you can find her spending time with animals, drawing in a quiet corner, or studying people. Closely.

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