If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all. - Oscar Wilde
We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading. - B. F. Skinner
No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting. - Mary Wortley Montagu

Friday, April 8, 2016

Review: Sticky Notes by Drea St. James / @indiesagepromo @dreastjames

Title: Sticky Notes
Series: Poetry for Beginners, Book 1
Author: Drea St. James
Publisher: Hexatorial
Release Date: March 31, 2016
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
ARC Received From & Reviewed For: IndieSage PR

A serial dater and self-proclaimed ninja, Liv Lester thought accidentally running into her date from hell was as bad as her day could get. As it turns out, there are worse things. Not only is her company getting sued, but the only person able to clear its name has disappeared without a trace.

A brilliant lawyer on the fast track to becoming a senior partner, Dax Morgan follows strict rules that don't include crazy women who pretend to be his girlfriend. His latest case was supposed to be easy. Get in, sue, get out. He certainly didn't plan on meeting Liv, who throws color into his black and white world and makes him question his loyalties.

After chance encounters, misunderstandings, and a trailer load of sticky notes, the two grudgingly team up and find out they might not be as different as they first thought.

Dax and Liv are neighbors who "talk" only with sticky notes. That was weird, lol. Of course, I live in a house where most of the room-to-room communication (no yelling, please!) is done through texting so maybe it's not so weird.

But Dax and Liv know each other outside of their sticky-note-on-door correspondences. Dax is the lawyer heading the lawsuit against Liv's company. How 'bout that? They are enemies because of the lawsuit and less-than-friends-but-not-quite-enemies at home because they seem to annoy the crap out of one another. Yet, there's attraction there that builds and gains momentum the more time they spend together.

This was a fun romance filled with humor and balanced with work. Liv is one of a kind. She has a tendency to land in the weirdest situations ever but does so with more grace and flare than I probably ever could. Despite the black lawsuit cloud hanging over her pretty head, she still manages to radiate with sunshine and light and color. Dax... Well, he learns to appreciate and enjoy and bask in Liv's uniqueness. Why? Because she brings so much into his world. It was always about work, the next case, the next court date, the next client. But Liv shows him there's more to life than that.

This is a marvelous debut for Ms. St. James. I expected humor and I got it. I wanted romance and I got that too. I also got a reminder to live life to the fullest but to slow down while I do, to laugh and love and enjoy. *smiles* Hm, maybe I'll write that on a sticky note...

Mastering uncooperative cooking utensils, fixing wardrobe malfunctions and the ability to speak to dogs are all on Drea’s bucket list. One thing she did tick off her list recently is the conquest of the computer. Well for the most part. There may have been a few incidents proving the contrary to be true. Just don’t mention a supposedly missing ON button to her.

Drea lives with her husband and two extroverted dogs in Perth, Western Australia, the world’s most isolated capital city whose population thinks daylight savings is code for government conspiracy.

Lucky there is always Drea(m)land, where everything is possible. Even staying out past nine o’clock on a school night.

Drea is currently in treatment for her book addiction.

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