The ramblings of things that make me…um, well…me.
Happy Valentine’s Day, Hipsters!
Yeah, I know it is technically the 13th…the day BEFORE Valentine’s Day…so what? I wanna give you a review of a great book that might help you with the book lover in your life for a last minute (and great priced!) gift. 😉
I read STEAM by Jessica Fortunato last year before Valentine’s Day and wrote this review…even a year later, I remember it being a great read!
With Valentine’s Day here, guys are running around like crazy trying to find the perfect gift for their gal. Flowers, candy, jewelry…I don’t know about you, but I’d rather get a good book!
STEAM by Jessica Fortunato, is just the book (well, okay, in this case short story) that you should pick up for the lady in your life. It is less than a dollar, but worth so much more than that! And if your lady is anything like me, it’ll make her heart go pitter patter. But it doesn’t go all Nicholas Sparks crazy.
STEAM introduces us to Charlie. She’s not quite your ordinary girl. There is something about her that no one else knows. Well, except a few people, and they aren’t talking…for reasons. Unfortunately, because no one really knows her secret, when she starts having issues, they have no way to help her.
Then, she met Viktor.
From their first, odd meeting, Viktor has “got” Charlie more than anyone else ever would and he wants to help her. And in a way, by helping her, Viktor is able to help himself.
Ms. Fortunato had me from the very start. I’m a sucker for a good story and this one was so much better than I was anticipating. I had started reading this on my lunch break at work and didn’t want to go back to work because I wanted to keep reading. I love, love, love stories like that!
I have a couple of Ms. Fortunato’s other works (THE SIN COLLECTOR and THE SIN COLLECTOR:THOMAS) saved on my Kindle, but hadn’t touched them yet. After reading STEAM, I’m going to bump them up higher on my “to read” list.
So, should you pick up STEAM? Absolutely! Sure, it is a little lovey…but it is so much more!
Guys…I’m telling you…skip the flowers and candy and jewelry…go get her STEAM! Gals…you can pick it up for yourself too, if you like. Either way, you won’t regret it. 😉
Hipsters…go get yourself some STEAM! *eyebrow waggle*