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Book Review: Like Dragonflies by K. Webster & Danielle James

 

Title: Like Dragonflies

Authors: K. Webster & Danielle James

Genre: New Adult, Taboo Romance

Release Date: March 7, 2019

 

Blurb: I’m the good girl from Ashton Hills.
Rich. Pampered. Spoiled.
Slowly suffocating under my mother’s stifling thumb.

He’s the bad boy from Duncan.
Poor. Abused. Criminal.
Being swallowed by the darkness each passing second.

Two lost souls searching for freedom and happiness.
We’re lonely—broken—and trapped.
Until the universe brings us together.

Sometimes love is instantaneous.

A supernova collision of emotions.
Something that cannot be ignored.

As our hearts tangle to the point they’ll never be able to part, the past comes creeping up like an evil villain. The mistakes of our parents become our consequences to face.

We’re madly, deeply, foolishly in love.
Soul mates who finally found each other.
Two people who share the same father.

 

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Casey’s Review

Rating: 5 Forbidden Stars

 

Why haven’t K. Webster & Danielle James written together sooner? These two wrote this book beautifully and flawlessly! The feels with this story gave me tingles all over.

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K Webster is the Queen of Taboo, so I was beyond thrilled that she was co-writing another forbidden romance… and this one was perfect. I loved it! And I’m so glad my love for all things K Webster introduced me to another amazing author because I’ll definitely be stalking Ms. James from now on.

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All. The. Feels.

This book was all that and so much more.

Honestly, I didn’t even feel like I was reading a taboo/forbidden romance because Mars and Sage were just so perfect together… and how could a love that’s “wrong” be anything but so damn right? Their love for each other was pure and sweet, innocent and heartwarming, and their chemistry was passionate and deep. I absolutely adored both of their characters!

Mars and Sage were both broken, lonely and trapped in a life they didn’t want to be in. They were both just going through the daily motions of life doing what they needed to do to get by… like Sage doing everything to please a controlling mother that didn’t care about her daughter’s happiness, and Mars working numerous jobs while going to college trying to get out of the life he was stuck in with his abusive and alcoholic father. Both were suffering because of the bullying from their horrible parents (with the exception of Sage’s dad).

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When Sage and Mars meet, not knowing of their shared DNA, it’s an instant attraction and as their relationship grew, so did their characters. They gave each other strength, bravery and courage to stand up for themselves and fight for what they wanted. They truly brought out the best qualities in each other.

As devastating secrets are revealed, the purity of their love is tainted… but their hearts and souls have already binded together and turning off the love they have for each other is impossible.

“A normal person would be able to shut their feelings off once they found out something so huge. Not me. I’m not normal. My heart still cries for him”.

What started out as innocent, quickly turned into a forbidden yet beautiful love. These characters and their story gripped me from the very beginning. My heart broke for them and I wanted to scream and cry at how unfair their situation was.

“I don’t know how we’re going to make it work, but there is no other option. Mars matches my soul and I’d move heaven and hell to keep what we have.”

Incredibly written by K Webster and Danielle James, these authors took me on a beautiful and heartfelt journey of an unconventional love layered with emotions that I felt every step of the way and I loved every page of it.

“Love for us was instantaneous. A supernova explosion the moment our eyes collided. The second our souls found each other, it’s like we locked into place. She is this and I am that. Together, we are everything in between.”

 


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