The Tempest by Brit Constantine
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
When I read the blurb of this book, I immediately thought that it was interesting. Then I read the genre of the book, it says Comedy. I’ve never read any new adult/romance/comedy book before. And I think this is my first. Sure I read new adult books with humor but not comedy. And I could say that this book didn’t disappoint.
The book is about Felicity and Lenic. Felicity is a lifestyle YouCuber, I think that’s equivalent to the real life’s YouTuber. She uploads vids about makeup and fashion and sometimes she also gives advices. Until one day she got a chance to film Lenic in a bathroom while taking a shower and then dropping a soap and bending down to pick the soap. The video she uploaded went viral so Lenic barged in her room and showed her who the boss is.
I really love the story of this book. Both characters have somewhat dark pasts and both could relate to each other because of it. Though I kind of knew already the twist of the plot. I somehow guessed right about Lenic’s past and so I wasn’t surprised when they finally revealed it because I was expecting it.
I love the comedy parts of the book. It really made me laugh so much. I would literally stop reading and just grin or smile or chuckle or even laugh out loud my friends were confused as to what’s happening to me. It also has a very nice build on the romance. It wasn’t as fast paced as it described. I mean sure I would still consider it fast paced romance because they just met a couple months before they fell in love with each other and though Felicity already knew who Lenic is, because Lenic is kind of a celebrity in bare knuckle boxing, they don’t know each other personally, but it didn’t felt like it was fast paced at all.
I also love the characters. I love both Lenic and Felicity and also their best friends Cross and Delphine respectively. They are all fun characters and easy to love.
Felicity is the type of girl who laughs a lot. She sometimes evades serious situations by throwing hilarious jokes and she’s good at it. She’s got dark pasts too but not as dark as Lenic’s. And because of that, she helped Lenic get out of the hole he dug himself in.
Lenic is the type of guy who burry his emotions and is always serious. He’s got a past that is sure not an easy thing to forget. He is really lucky to have Felicity in his side. And he keeps repeating how Felicity made him happy. Funny that Felicity’s name means ‘happy’ or ‘happiness’. And I like how possessive he is of Felicity but he never control her. He doesn’t tell her to stay away from certain people. He protects her without making her feel choked or constrained. Which is a very big plus to me on the swoon department.
They are a perfect couple. They are each other’s yin and yang. And I wish I can have my own Lenic Reevus. He’s dreamy and really dreamy. Yeah. He’s that dreamy. And, boy, he’s hot. Hot in all aspects. *wink wink*
The book is in first person point of view and it was on Felicity’s point of view. Though there were outtakes and 4 epilogues. Yes, 4. So many I know. One of those epilogue was narrated by Lenic and one of the outtakes were his point of view too. The narration was good and easy to understand. And I kind of had adjusted on the British terms because of the Lord and Master Trilogy that I didn’t had a hard time knowing the meaning of most of them.
To wrap this up, this book is really good. It both have a touch of dark and lightness in it. The characters have both dark pasts but the book isn’t dark so it was great. If you bessies are a fun of rom-com, new adult book, then this one is perfectly made for you.
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