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51h6mWTHlrL._SX323_BO1,204,203, – Wonderwall

Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by Raven PA, for an honest review.

Genre: Fiction/Mature YA/Adult/Romance

Plot: There is something magical when best friends fall in love. Liv and Sebastian used to be inseparable until circumstances beyond their control destroyed their fairytale romance to dust.

Liv hasn’t seen Sebastian since he walked out of her life five years ago. When she accepted her internship in London, she never dreamed their paths would cross again. Not when Sebastian is a celebrity, a singer in one of the most popular boy bands of all times. Living in the same city, their worlds couldn’t be farther apart. But when two people are destined to be together, they can’t outrun fate.

*Note from author: Due to mature content, this novel is recommended to readers 18+

Opinion: This book will take the reader through a youthful and adorable romance that has its fair share of emotional roller coasters and tribulations. The author takes a romance from an early youth and blossoms it into a romance for the young adult, but be weary of explicit scenes and in depth scenarios between our main characters.

In early high school Sebastian and Liv were best friends and next door neighbors, but soon their relationship turned into something more. Soon after they had quickly fallen for each other, tragedy struck Sebastian and his only way to cope was to leave Liv and move to London with his extended family. Now, five years later, Sebastian is a singer in one of the most popular boy bands in the UK (and the world) and it is impossible for Liv to escape her memories of how he left her. But after Liv accepts an internship at a high-end hotel as an events coordinator, she finds that their paths might be destined to cross again.

Call me repetitive and predictable, but I couldn’t get into the character of Sebastian at all. I really should check on my sensitive side at this point because every time I meet a whiny and emotional character I want to vomit. The reasoning is this: there is a way to make your character caring and passionate about something without making them sound completely…annoying. At the beginning of the story I thought the writer captured the essence of Sebastian and Liv perfectly, their emotional levels felt like teenagers. They thought, spoke, acted, and read (no, not like they were literally reading in the story 😉 ) like actual teenagers. But, as the story moved on and the characters go older, I found that they still had the emotional state of teenagers…the only difference is they were having sex like maniacs. Yeah, MANIACS. I swear this book went from “Aw, how cute!” to *sideways eye glance* “Whhhhatttt?”. Color me REALLY SURPRISED by that development.

All main male character loathing aside, the writing style that the author has is perfect for this Mature YA story. This writing is straight forward, and the author does a fairly decent job of explaining the pain the Liv feels after Sebastian breaks her heart. There is always room for more details and description when describing the emotions that a character is feeling, but for this work I think what was written works great. This story goes back and forth in writing in the voices of Sebastian and Liv, and in one scene with Sebastian I felt like I had literally stepped into the mind of a twenty-year-old guy! The author made his thoughts clipped and dismissive, he was noncommittal with everything, and didn’t give any experience or conversation a second thought. I sat there thinking how spot on his character felt in that moment, so I was a little disappointed to see him get so mushy in the end. But who knows…maybe guys really are that sensitive on the inside…? HAH 😉

Overall, this is a romantic and touching story about a guy getting the girl of his dreams back. If you are REALLY into young love, heartbreak, drama, and a guy pouring his heart out to a girl, then you will probably love this book to the ends of the earth and back. For me, it was just a little too mushy and sensitive for my taste. Please also make sure you understand that there is sexual content in this book, so if you are like me and don’t really enjoy that in a book…then maybe be cautious of this one. Also, if this book sounded interesting to you then READ IT! This is only my opinion, so don’t let that sway something you can enjoy. 🙂

3 Stars612B40E9C1CD2F68AD9B9A8097CED4FF

14 thoughts on “WONDERWALL by M.H. Soars

  1. Detailed sex scenes in a YA? Do they sound like porn stars? I’m asking because I recently read an adult romance, and the characters had hm..interesting thoughts. And no, it wasn’t labeled as erotica.

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    1. Haha well I am sure I am overdramatizing it due to the fact that I don’t enjoy reading any erotica or overly sexualized, I feel like it takes away from the writing. I think this type of book is what can be confusing to a lot of readera, it starts out like a cute YA with some mature themes…but eventually turns into a pretty adult genre where the characters are constantly having sex. I personally think that the things the characters said while they were getting “hot and heavy” was just too over the top and ridiculous (very much like pornstars).

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      1. I actually don’t like erotica and novels with detailed sex scenes. I hate it when the novel appears to be a romance with some drama, and then I’m served with erotica moments. Surely, if you have detailed sex scenes you should labeled your novel as erotica, no?

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      1. I’m not going to read this novel. I just finished one that is similar to it. It started nice, a young girl and boy falling in love, and then I read how horny they are. In detail. It was kinda weird for me to read about a 15 y old with a 18 y old having dirty thoughts. And apparently, they were virgins. And then it moves to these 2 being 20+ and having sex like rabbits. 🙂

        If you’re curious, you can read my review. I would like to see what you think of my opinions 🙂

        P.S. How’s Firebolt? 😛

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      2. No worries, I know what you mean by insane TBR. I was just checking in. 🙂

        And yes, the so called romance novels are misleading. They should be honest, and this way people will not be disappointed. Only the ones who like this kind of stuff will read them.

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