Songbird by Jaymin EveSeries: Sinclair Stories #1
eBook, English, 210 pages
Debut: July 13, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
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Read First: July 26-31, 2014 | Snuck from: YA Bound Book Tours -- I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Melodee Lee is not your average twenty-three year old. Her parents were government trained assassins and the base definition of evil. The best thing they ever did was leave her an orphan at thirteen.
Life’s circumstances have honed her into a strong, independent outsider. She’s made it a point to never settle down, and trust is the last thing she gives. Utilizing her only skill, she makes money in the underground cage fighting scene and anyone who doesn’t like it … well, Melodee can kick their ass as well.
Nathan Sinclair is a man with the world at his fingertips. His family is rich, politically connected and owns half of Syracuse, NY. A rising basketball star, set to be signed by the NBA, the last thing he needs is a woman with attitude crashing into his life.
Tragic circumstances bring these two people together when their worlds should never have collided. Will Nathan be the man to show Melodee that trust and a real home are not as unattainable as she believes? Or will his own demons and Sinclair family drama destroy the life they could have before it has begun?
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Songbird is a clear case of Love It or Hate It, but you can determine which it will be right in the first two chapters. If you find the characters appealing at first glance and do not pull your eyebrows together too much at the insta love, you'll love this to the last page. If not, do not waste your time on it any further.
Me, I loved this. The writing style is just the way I like it, so it made the characters very appealing to me, and in turn, I wasn't too put off by the line-up of contemporary cliches. Yes, a line-up of cliches. Despite from the violence factor (here in form of a gun), which I still believe to be very low in contemporary reads, Songbird didn't have to offer anything new. But that doesn't make it a bad read! If you love this genre, this has everything your heart could possibly desire, with both very nice action and unbelievable fluff, paired with a few scenes of tame smut.
Both Melodee and Nathan are kickass protagonists with big mushy hearts, and while they are a hard case of insta love, I felt they connected over the emotional just as much as over the physical. However, since this is only 200 pages, I still believe there had been room to give Melodee a bit more attitude, make her a little more broken, to fit the profile I'd get just from hearing her background story.
The Sinclair boys, on the other hand, stole my heart completely, and not just because they are model eye candy in my head. They all have displayed depth, even if it was just in one sentence or action, thus I am really looking forward to reading the stories of the other three as well.
Area Scan: Idea: 2/5 -- Flow: 4/5 -- Vocab: 4/5 -- Plot: 4.5/5 -- Heroes: 4/5 -- Sidekicks: 5/5 -- Villains: 3/5 -- Romance: 4/5 -- Smut: 3.5/5 -- Drama: 5/5 -- Suspense: 3/5
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