Monday, 9 February 2015

Review: Everything has Changed by Mia Kayla

Everything Has ChangedEverything has Changed

Author: Mia Kayla
Series: -
Pages: 278
Release date: 16/2/2015
Publisher: MAM Books LLC

Synopsis (Goodreads): Imagine finding the love of your life at the age of six.

Bliss Carrington did. 

Bliss has known Jimmy Brason since first grade. He took on the role of the big brother Bliss never had, breaking Bliss out of her shy shell, encouraging her to have fun in high school, and pushing her to live her life to the fullest. They have always been friends—until one day, Bliss wanted more. Now seeing women everywhere swooning over Jimmy, head quarterback of the New York Cougars, is enough to drive her to madness.

Jimmy has been in love with Bliss forever, but she doesn’t know and she can never find out. In all the craziness of his fast track to fame and money, Bliss is the one person who has kept him sane. He firmly believes that history repeats itself and with his tainted past, he’s afraid that he’s fated to hurt her if he allows himself to follow his heart.

Bliss has watched Jimmy grow from a boy into a man, and it’s not fair that someone else will get to keep him when she knows in her heart that he only belongs to her.

When they tiptoe on the edge of love, can their friendship remain intact with both of them ignoring the rumblings that’s threatening to explode?

EVERYTHING HAS CHANGED is a story of love, loss, and longing for the one you grew up loving

Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars

I absolutely adore friends to lovers romances so I was more than eager to read Everything has Changed by Mia Kayla.

Bliss Carrington adores her best friend, Jimmy Brason; friends since they were six years-old their friendship is solid, they have endured so much together but things begin to change when Bliss wants more from their relationship and finds it difficult seeing Jimmy surrounded by other women.

Bliss and Jimmy couldn’t have been more different, Bliss was sweet, shy, at time insecure and blends in; she doesn’t see herself as anything special, her humbleness endeared me to her and I saw her as a great friend. Jimmy is the head quarterback and lives his life in the spotlight, he was a great guy! Kind, caring, considerate and completely swoon-worthy; I adored the way he looked out for Bliss.

What I didn’t like:

*Jimmy’s jealousy when it came to Bliss dating another guy, he didn’t want her but he didn’t want her with anyone else either.
*NA clich├ęs – virginal heroine, ‘supposed’ man-whore hero
*Bliss’s reaction to being rejected, it seemed like she put everything and everyone on hold.
*I took an unfortunate event to make Jimmy wake up and finally realise what he was missing out on (I won’t expand to avoid spoilers)
*Things became repetitive – Bliss would date, Jimmy would get mad disagreements would happen Jimmy would jump on a plane, everything would be fine; it happened on numerous occasions.

What I liked:

*A light-hearted, not overly angst filled storyline. 
* I enjoyed Mia Kayla’s writing style, we get past and present POV’s which I always enjoy
*The beautiful friendship Bliss and Jimmy have shared since childhood.
*The friends to lovers trope is my favourite!
*Great characters you were able to connect with, I’m really hoping Evan gets his own book – I came to like his character.
*A few tear-jerker moments that suited the story perfectly.

Thank you to MAM Books LLC via Netgalley for the opportunity to read Everything has Changed by Mia Kayla.

Mia KaylaAbout the author: Mia Kayla is a New Adult/Contemporary Romance writer who lives in Illinois. 

On the weekdays, she can be caught wearing a suit, commuting to her corporate job in downtown Chicago and raising three beautiful munchkins in the suburbs, four if you count the husband. 

In her free time she loves reading romance novels, jamming to boy bands, catching up on celebrity gossip and designing flowers for weddings.

Most of the time, she can be caught on the train with her nose in a book sporting a cheeky grin because the main characters finally get their happily-ever-after at the end. 

She loves reading about happy endings but has more fun writing them.

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