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review 2019-03-02 16:30
5 Out of 5 STARS for Gambit by C.L. Denault
Gambit (The Prodigy Chronicles Book 1) - C.L. Denault

 

 

 

 

Book #1 in The Prodigy Chronicles

 

๏ ๏ ๏  Highlights ๏ ๏ ๏

 

Dystopian
Fantastical Elements
Futuristic Techy
Super-Humans
A Doomed, Yet Feels So Right Romance
 
 
 
 
 
 

๏ ๏ ๏  My Thoughts ๏ ๏ ๏ 

 
In anticipation of Book #2 in The Prodigy Chronicles coming out in March, titled MIMIC, I reread this to refresh my memory of the story because all I really remembered was how much I loved it.  Seriously though, I first read this book three years ago.  I've been waiting, impatiently I might add, for this series to have a follow-up for a long while. 

In my original review of Gambit, I said a couple of things like...

This is dystopian/paranormal-ish/romance/splash of historical/futuristic kind of read, yeah, it has all that and lots of well-written action too. Amazing! You would think with so much going on that it might be hard to follow, but it's not. 

Plus...

This book blew me away, I really just loved it. The world in this book is phenomenal, it has me hooked. It literally has a little of everything; from half invisible guardians to crazy ex-girlfriends, and everything in between.  

And...I only thing I want to add is this...

A fantastical ride that left me reeling.  Willow, headstrong and completely out of her element is the perfect match for Reece, an arrogant asshole, with a tender side and together they are perfectly imperfect.  Last but not least, please don't make us wait three more years for the next book?!?
 



๏ ๏ ๏  MY RATING ๏ ๏ ๏ 

 

5STARS - GRADE=A+



 
 

๏ Breakdown of Ratings ๏ 

 

Plot⇝ 5/5
Main Characters⇝ 5/5
Secondary Characters⇝ 5/5
The Feels⇝ 5/5
Pacing⇝ 4.5/5
Addictiveness⇝ 5/5
Theme or Tone⇝ 5/5
Flow (Writing Style)⇝ 5/5
Backdrop (World Building)⇝ 5/5
Originality⇝ 5+/5
Ending⇝ 5/5 Cliffhanger⇝ Yes.
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Book Cover⇝ Love it!
Setting⇝ McKaireth and London Core
Source⇝ I own Kindle eBook
Series Continuation⇝ Yes, No, Maybe or Probably
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review 2019-03-01 14:06
Prince's Gambit (Captive Prince #2) - C.S. Pacat

                

This book was much better than the first one and I started to see what everyone is talking about.

 

For the first few chapters I was dragging myself from chapter to chapter just to finish this book and get on with it, but as I got more into the story it started to get better and I finally felt something a connection between the Mcs at last, it wasn't palpable but it was there and as the story grew it grew with it and I even started to like laurent a little more.

 

The writing was better in this one also, it was deeper and more informative, and this time I am actually looking forward to read the last book.

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review 2019-01-07 18:34
The Husband Gambit by L.A. Witt 3.5 Star Review!
The Husband Gambit - L.A. Witt

Marry me for 1 year. Payment: $1.2 million.

Hayden Somerset is convinced the ad is a joke, but he responds anyway because, hello, $1.2 million. He’s broke, living in a tiny apartment with two roommates, and exhausted from praying his ancient car survives just one more week. His skyrocketing rent and crushing student loans aren’t helping either. At this point, there isn’t much Hayden wouldn’t do for that kind of cash.

The ad isn’t a joke. Jesse Ambrose is absolutely serious. His father, the charismatic patriarch of a powerful Hollywood dynasty, has his eye on politics, and he’s counting on California’s liberals and progressives to elect him. But Jesse knows what his father believes when cameras and voters aren’t around. As the election looms, he’ll do anything to force the man’s hand and show the public who Isaac Ambrose really is.

Anything, including marrying a stranger so his father will make good on his promise to disown Jesse if he ever takes a husband.

Now he just has to wait for his father to take the bait… and try not to accidentally fall in love with his fake husband.

 

Review

 

I love a good Marriage of Con plot and this book delivers. 

Hayden and Jesse are a good match and the reasons for the marriage are intersting. 

There is a bit of repeating of ideas (Hayden's poverty) that take up space which could have been used for better elements but I did enjoy the look at what the true impact of such a set of action might be.

I liked that Hayden had a support network and it was good to see Jesse's character grow. 

There are some plot strings that dangle but overall an enjoyable read.

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review 2018-11-20 13:33
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The Husband Gambit - L.A. Witt

Hayden is just about down to his last dollar.  Looking at the want ads, since he needs a miracle or another job, he finds something surprising.  Then he meets the writer and is in shock.

 

Jesse is desperate enough to offer quote a bit of money to someone who can handle the job.  When Hayden responds, it is like it was meant to be.  Now they just have to make it work and get the evidence to make all this worth it.

 

This book is a surprise from the beginning to the end.  Lots of little things to enjoy inside!  I loved the banter.  I loved the pace moved quickly.  I also loved the raw honesty these characters tried so hard to maintain without hurting one another.  Such a great story and a good old fashioned read.  I give this book a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

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review 2018-08-05 18:04
Review: “Prince's Gambit” (Captive Prince, #2) by C. S. Pacat
Prince's Gambit - C. S. Pacat

 

~ 5 STARS ~

 

 

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1st read: November 24th, 2014

1st reread: August 5th, 2018

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