Ascendant was a pretty great sequel, although I didn’t enjoy it quite as much as Rampant. It picks up about a month after the previous book, and actually spans quite a bit of time. Astrid is still juggling her feelings about being a unicorn hunter. She knows that they’re dangerous and that she’s one of very few people who can fight them. But on the other hand, is killing them just to be rid of them the right thing to do? When an opportunity arises for her to work with unicorns without killing them, Astrid has a lot more to consider about her place in this world.
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Even though I am a huge fan of fluffy, sparkly unicorns who poop rainbows and butterflies, I loved Rampant, where the unicorns are vicious and venomous! Yep, killer unicorns! Astrid has grown up being told tales of their family’s history in fighting these terrible beasts, but she never believed it. At least until one night, a goat sized unicorn impales her boyfriend in the woods and the only person she can think to help is her mother. Apparently, unicorns aren’t extinct and now it’s time for Astrid to claim her birthright as a unicorn hunter whether she likes it or not.
The Duke and I was so freaking cute! It has fake courting! My favorite! Daphne comes from a huge family and would like to start a family of her own. Unfortunately, the only men offering her marriage, are not ones that she can see herself with, and she doesn’t think they see her as more than a friend either. Meanwhile, Simon has sworn off marriage, but being a duke, all of the mothers are throwing their unwed daughters at him. A hilarious, random meeting brings the two together, and they decide that faking a courtship would be beneficial to them both.
Winning the Boss’s Heart was a quick, sweet read. Billie just got hired as Mason’s 42nd assistant. She needs the job, but she wishes he would have mentioned that he intended to completely remodel and sell the historic house that’s the backbone of her town. He kept that to himself until she already signed the 12 week contract. Now Billie needs to stop him from destroying the historic site, put up with his outrageous schedule, and avoid falling in love with the sexy workaholic.
Finding It was predictable and frustrating, but not in good ways. I was excited to get Kelsey’s story because she seemed like such a fun, confident character in the first book. However, it becomes very clear from the beginning that she’s very troubled and is running away from her problems. Kelsey has taken off to Europe for a gap year of sorts. She says she wants to gain new experiences to become a better actress, but she’s just boozing around and sleeping around to avoid her problems. Then she meets Hunt, and things start to feel different.
Faking It is, obviously, a fake relationship turned real, but without enough of the fake part. It picks up soon after Losing It, with Cade in Philadelphia where he hopes to work, yet hasn’t gone on any auditions. He’s also trying to get over his former best friend, Bliss, and learns that she’s about to become engaged which hits him hard. Then Max walks up to him and asks him to pretend to be her boyfriend, since her parents are on a surprise visit and cannot meet her real boyfriend. Cade is an actor, a knight in shining armor, and needs a distraction, so of course he agrees.
Losing It was so freaking adorable and awkward! Bliss is a twenty-two year old virgin. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. She just hasn’t felt ready to take that step, but her best friend thinks it’s time. Bliss does think that maybe she should just get her first time out of the way, so the girls head out. Bliss meets a super sexy guy reading Shakespeare in a bar. And he’s British! Everything is going well, until they get naked, and Bliss gets painfully awkward and runs out (of her own apartment). Then it gets more awkward when she walks into class the following morning and that sexy guy is her professor.