Sunday, October 27, 2013

Book Review...Layers (Stark #1) by Sigal Ehrlich

Title:  Layers (Stark #1)
Author:  Sigal Ehrlich
Publication Date: October 10th 2013
Goodreads URL: HERE
Plot:  According to Hayley love is a subject of ridicule, a myth created by hopeless romantics.

When Hayley makes a resolution to declare her loose lifestyle era R.I.P, it’s all good in theory…

That is until she meets Daniel Stark, a well-respected, mid-thirties business man who is known for his short temper, lack of steady relationships as well as his strict preserve of his private life.

Opinionated, sharp tongued Hayley accidently steps into his office leaving Daniel resolved to put Hayley in her place and have her in his bed.

Both Hayley and Daniel can’t avoid the immediate instigation of the attraction between them.

In a unanimously agreed upon verdict by Hayley and her two best friends, Ian the gay self-absorb, aspiring model and Natasha the witty, borderline neurotic soul mate, Daniel Stark is to be Hayley’s pure physical attraction, emotions aside era closure.

Will it indeed be a closure, or a beginning to something neither Hayley nor Daniel ever bargained for…


“Don’t get me wrong, Daniel, in my heart I feel like I would do anything you want but when reason sets in and I take control of my Danielized brain, I know this isn’t right.” - “You’ve been Danielized?” he asks, highly amused.

The good: Original, witty, fast paced, and likable characters!! In fact, I LOVE Ian!! Can I have him as one of my besties?!!

  “Of the slutty princess who did not believe in love, who used to take advantage of innocent men, who finally got enchanted by a handsome, slightly deranged prince.” “And how does this fairy tale end?” “They’re both committed to an asylum in a faraway kingdom,” Ian continues. “Doing it like bunnies till the end of days.” -Haha!

The bad: This is not a bad thing but we aware that there is a cliffhanger!! I swear, I was sitting at the edge of my e-reader (if that’s even possible!) gnawing at my nails after I had finished! I want the sequel now!! *pouts*

My thoughts: It’s not often that I find a plot that is different. Usually, it’s a good girl meets bad boy; they do the push and pull factor and either act like love sick puppies or my favorite, “I don’t deserve you” tirade; and then they tame his or her demons and live happily ever after.

Well, “Layers” isn’t that type of read because it centers on real life and characters in real life predicaments! I liked how both Hayley and Daniel are not perfect and each have their own flaws and uncertainties. They mesh well together and so do the supporting characters!

GOSH! At times, I wished that I could ingrain myself in Hayley’s friend circle and have a man like Daniel (even though at times I wanted to strangle him! Lol!) BUT... fate was not kind to me in that way! Haha. I’m now super eager as to the follow up sequel to “Layers” and wonder what Ms. Ehrlich has in store for us next!

*Much love to Sigal Ehrlich for contacting me to receive her book in exchange for an honest review!*

My Rating:

-Overall : 8.5
-Plot : 8.5
-Writing : 8.5
-Characters : 8.5
-Cover : 8.5

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