1 Northern Plunder: I aim to misbehave.: Review: Bird After Bird by Lelsea Tash

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Review: Bird After Bird by Lelsea Tash

Bird After Bird by Red Tash

Published: 7th April 2014 by Leslea Tash
Genre: New Adult / Contemporary Romance
Page Count: ?
Format: eBook
Source: For review from the author

Synopsis: Dear Birdy, Princess Birdzilla von MuffinStuff, Keeper of Dreams, Lover of our Fine Feathered Friends, queen of my life and light of my world, I hope this letter finds you well. If you are reading this then I am gone, and sweetheart, I am so sorry.

Chi-town professional Wren Riley is 25 and a rising star in the business world. She can eat a man alive and laugh about it to her girlfriends in seconds flat--and she does, on the regular. Behind the power suits and the flashing, flirty eyes, however, Wren has a secret, vulnerable side. Following a devastating loss and the discovery of a bird journal she and her father made together years before, Wren sets out to seek peace, closure, and something she just can't name. Is that something tied to the little paper cranes she keeps finding along the way? 

Laurence Byrd grew up a lanky Hoosier kid with the good/bad fortune of having the same name as the state's perennial basketball legend. With a better affinity for dogs than sports or school, he ends up in the Army instead of the Chicago art school of his dreams. Still, his service to our country is something he can be proud of--until an argument with the girl who means the world to him results in a series of events that blows his life apart. With no one left to understand him, black sheep Laurie pours out his heart into letters and drawings he never intends to send--then he folds them into paper cranes that he leaves behind like messages in little winged bottles. He never dreams someone might be finding them.

God damn it, Sylvia, for a few moments I tricked myself into feeling really alive. I cut it off before anyone got hurt, but just for a moment or two, I really thought I might feel something again--something like trust. Something like love. Not the kind of love we had, but something new. Something like hope.

Spoiler alert: Wren and Laurie are going to meet. And when they do, their lives are never going to be the same.
Purchase: Amazon UK* / Amazon US 

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Review: 
4 / 5 stars

When Leslea contacted me about possibly reviewing Bird After Bird I didn't have to think twice. It's a romance which is not the kind of genre I'd usually fall head over heels for but this wouldn't be the first time I read one from authors whose other work I admire. This will in no way alter my opinion on the book.

I read most of Bird After Bird on release day because I let packing and travelling home get in the way of reading yet again, but what I'd read previously meant I knew I'd be okay sitting reading it on and off in one day any way.

Wren and Laurie are cute and enjoyable characters.

From first meeting it's easy to see how they click and work well together.

And they both have their own baggage they're dealing with.

Wren is still dealing with the grief from the loss of her father a year ago and Laurie has something similar to deal with the loss of his fiancée, Sylvia, and their dog.
But how they both start to come to terms with their losses is one of the things I loved the most, she read a letter and book from her dad and he leaves letters to Sylvia.

Another great thing is that this wasn't insta-love, their relationship developed over months, it faced every day problems such as distance and job promotions and what I liked even more is that it wasn't clear what state they'd end up in, it wasn't predictable.

"This is yours now. Do you feel it beat for you?"

There is no doubt in my mind that Laurie and Wren are made for each other and I really enjoyed the two figuring that out, the happiness and pain the two went through made them seem so real.

If I have nothing bad to say then why not five stars? and that is simply because whilst I enjoyed reading every moment of it, I still felt like something was missing.

But to add that something would mean venturing out of the contemporary romance and into the fantasy or supernatural haha!

I can't wait to take my next dive into this genre and see what journey I'm taken on next time.

I think one of the main reasons I enjoyed this so much is because no matter how unrelatable or different the characters are to my boyfriend and I, I still see us in the story through the small acts and feelings. 


2 comments:

  1. I am so looking forward to this, I'm excited because it's her first contemporary and I want to see if she can bring the mush! LOL Thanks for a spoiler free review, Lauren!

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  2. I promise I will deliver trolls and magic this year. I'm almost done with my historical and then I'll get back to work on Troll Or Park, which is about 75% written. :)

    Thanks so much for reading and reviewing!

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