{Review + Blog Tour} The Gift by Karli Perrin




The Gift
by Karli Perrin

Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC from the author (Thank you!)



It was the weekend before Christmas and the whole world was on countdown. 
Except for me.
Last Christmas, I met a boy.
Last Christmas, we made a pact.
Christmas would never be the same. 
Life would never be the same...


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Karli Perrin is a 25 year old English Language & Linguistics graduate from Manchester, England. She has always been a big lover of books and is the author of the 'April' series.

She is a big believer of fate and is a sucker for a happy ending. She honestly believes that there is a reason why you are reading this right now (apart from the fact that you are awesome!)

Her ultimate goal in life is to live in a house made entirely out of books with her best friend, who also happens to be her fiancé.

...Hogwarts is plan B.
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OMYGOSH. OMYGOSH! Wow. I don't know what to say. A story has never gotten me this speechless. I was basically going to have a one word review about this, well, basically, Jassie from Clap, Stomp, Jump and I, were planning to have a one-word review because you know. OK you don't ((= It was just supposed to be: SWOON. But I wanted to add CUTE, FUNNY, and FLIRTY. And it was a big UGH. My gosh! I know my heart basically stopped before I finished reading and it left me shocked! And I was really going nuts and everything about me is going insane. I swear this review is not going to be a spoiler-free review but I'll try my best. 

Blake. OMYGOSH. Sweet, sweet, Blake. I could totally just swoon over him and his sexiness and gentleness. And that heart stopping moment that I still can't recover. I thought he was... I just died there, believe me. He's so perfect I don't know if Imogen deserves him. But of course, Imogen deserves him. They're so perfect I'd think of them as a perfect real-life couple. I actually had fun reading them. 

And there's Imogen. She plays innocent and she's not, at the same time. And I love it! I can't help but compare her to April. They're two different worlds. Two different people and wow I loved Imogen more than April. April is a little stubborn, though. I might've gotten the same expression as Imogen during that incident: breakdown at the last part, and let it all sink in and realize I don't want to lose the guy the I began to love. What I liked about her was her strength. She never let her fear eat her alive. And she's begun to trust Blake. The best part ever.

There was just this sudden feeling, though. At the very beginning of the story, Imogen talks about how he met a guy last year and they made a pact and everything. Well, it sounded a little sad to me, though. I was so so overwhelmed reading that part when I finished the story (I literally went back to read that part, clarify myself, formed questions in my mind). Then I talked to Jassie about it and, can you even believe it, she thinks the same too! And so I began asking Karli questions about it and she just said that, ans I quote,
"The beginning was just saying that she wasn't counting down the days 'cos she was living for the moment like Blake said they should." 
And that, my fellow readers, put my mind to sleep. ((=
It's beautiful but short. Such a fun and flirty Friday read and my gosh I'm totally speechless. Not one novella has ever affected me this much. I wish she'd make this one a novel.


You hooked me! My Gods! I so want more! (;


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