10+++++ I Love You More Stars – Perfect for when you need some OTT sweetness
Me + This Book =
I remember several years ago – before I discovered goodreads – I stumbled upon the awesomeness that was Taking Shots via a random kindle/amazon search one day and I was like, holy shit, this ish is awesome, I am in love.
I have loved or really enjoyed pretty much everything Toni Aleo has put out since, but Boarded by Love was just exceptional IMO.
You know that oftentimes rare and elusive book moment when you are in the thick of reading something awesome AND YOU REALIZE IT at the time?
It’s like a damned unicorn.
That was this book for me.
Jude was up there with Shea (my all time favorite Assassin) in the awesome department and I really liked Claire. There was a bit of insta-love at the beginning, but Aleo makes it believable in a way that most authors don’t. Her ability to include small, intimate details in the storyline and in the characters’ thought processes make the story and the characters so rich and three dimensional.
My favorite thing about Aleo’s books is that she gives the reader the perfect amount of drama and angst – enough to make you really feel, get emotionally involved, and sit on the edge of your seat – but not so much that you want to vomit and chug a 5th of Jack Daniels.
And not only does Jude/Claire’s story rock the casbah, we get some awesome cameos from Phillip, Reese, the God that is Shea Adler, and other Assassin crew members too.
So in short, Toni Aleo, you rock my bookshelf with this one girl and I love you hardcore.