Morning all! I’m delighted to be sharing another book review with you today for Love Punked by Nia Lucas – this is a sassy, funny and brilliant read that I genuinely didn’t want to put down!!
When her life is irrevocably altered by a post-Rave tryst on her mother’s floral patio recliner, Erin Roberts’ long-standing relationship with Humiliation takes her down a path that’s not so much ‘less well trodden’, more ‘perilous descent down sheer cliffs’. Armed with a fierce devotion to her best friend and the unrequited love for the boy she might have accidentally married at age seven, when Erin falls pregnant at sixteen, life veers off at a most unexpected tangent. Her journey to adulthood is far from ordinary as Erin learns that protecting the hearts of those most precious to you isn’t balm enough when your Love Punked heart is as sore as your freshly tattooed arse. Whilst raising football prodigies and trying not to get stuck in lifts with Social Work clients who hate her, Erin discovers that sometimes you have to circumnavigate the globe to find the very thing that was there all along.
Where to buy: Amazon
The blurb explains the book much better than I ever could and gives you a great insight into the sassy writing that Nia brings us!
I absolutely loved Erin as a character from the very beginning – she’s a proper little sassy strong girl who experiences the unimaginable when you’re 16. She falls pregnant…..and her life changes dramatically. But all the way through she fights hard for what she believes in and is this truly fierce and strong girl, who we watch growing into a woman. Nia brings Erin to life so well and it makes you feel like she’s your friend; you just want things to go right for her and for her to actually get the true happy ending that she deserves. Despite being this amazingly strong woman, she has a vulnerable side that no-one really sees which makes her extremely relatable.
The supporting cast are fantastic. Her best friend is the kind of best friend you want; her parents are great and the others I’m not saying anything about because I don’t want to give anything away! Characters who I took an instant dislike to turned into some of my favourites towards the end to so don’t be deceived!!
Erin and her friends experience so many emotions throughout this – heartbreak, love, loss, friendship, lust and many more and you can really empathise with them…..especially when you think back to what it was like being a teenager!! There were moments that I was completely on the edge of my seat…..hanging on to find out what would happen next!!!
The author is fantastic! There are so many hilarious moments in this book that had me properly laughing out loud…..this is definitely a book that will cheer you up and make you smile. The narrative is really easy and enjoyable to read and follow, and I was sad when it came to an end.
This was such a brilliant book that I really REALLY didn’t want to put down…..I was picking it up every spare moment I had. I can’t even think of enough words to describe how much I truly loved this!! I can’t wait for Nia’s next book – I absolutely adore her writing style and love that she focusses on strong and amazing characters. I honestly can’t wait to see what she brings us next. This is an absolute must read!
about the author
I’m a British author of fiction who is passionate about telling the stories of strong, sympathetic, entertaining and extraordinary female characters and the lives that they lead. My books often cross genres, combining Contemporary FIction, ChickLit, Contemporary Romance and NA/YA. My Welsh heritage and my life as a practising Social Worker with teenagers and their families heavily influences my work as does my love of all things 90’s. My first novel, ‘Love Punked’ is now available on Amazon rated 5* and my second Novel ‘Choices Shape, Losses Break’ is scheduled for release in 2019.
Thank you so much to Nia and the publisher for providing me with a copy of the book in return for an honest review!
Have a wonderful day my loves!