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What happens when your head and your heart pull you in completely opposite directions? April Adams is about to find out the hard way. When April enrolls at Manchester University, it feels like a whole new life. New city, new house, new friends...new crush. Isaac Sharpe is the hottest guy on campus - with an even hotter reputation. After a chance meeting, April quickly finds What happens when your head and your heart pull you in completely opposite directions? April Adams is about to find out the hard way. When April enrolls at Manchester University, it feels like a whole new life. New city, new house, new friends...new crush. Isaac Sharpe is the hottest guy on campus - with an even hotter reputation. After a chance meeting, April quickly finds herself wrapped up in all that he is. But what if all that he is isn't what it seems? Caught up in a battle between what she wants and what she thinks she needs, April meets Lukas Roberts. Lukas is the security blanket that she craves so desperately and she finds solace in their friendship. But what happens when she finds more than she bargained for? April has always been a big believer of fate, but will she learn that she's in control of her own destiny before it's too late? Join April as she embarks on a life changing journey of love and loss, which will have you laughing and crying until the very end.

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What happens when your head and your heart pull you in completely opposite directions? April Adams is about to find out the hard way. When April enrolls at Manchester University, it feels like a whole new life. New city, new house, new friends...new crush. Isaac Sharpe is the hottest guy on campus - with an even hotter reputation. After a chance meeting, April quickly finds What happens when your head and your heart pull you in completely opposite directions? April Adams is about to find out the hard way. When April enrolls at Manchester University, it feels like a whole new life. New city, new house, new friends...new crush. Isaac Sharpe is the hottest guy on campus - with an even hotter reputation. After a chance meeting, April quickly finds herself wrapped up in all that he is. But what if all that he is isn't what it seems? Caught up in a battle between what she wants and what she thinks she needs, April meets Lukas Roberts. Lukas is the security blanket that she craves so desperately and she finds solace in their friendship. But what happens when she finds more than she bargained for? April has always been a big believer of fate, but will she learn that she's in control of her own destiny before it's too late? Join April as she embarks on a life changing journey of love and loss, which will have you laughing and crying until the very end.

30 review for April Showers

  1. 4 out of 5

    Katy Loves Romance ❤️

    First of all I want to shout a big CONGRATULATIONS to Karli Perrin for writing this little gem!! When I was reading this splendid story I was biting my lip anxious to what was going to happen next... This was somewhat of a rollercoaster of a story as well as emotional story!! Anyway onto the review!! April is embarking on a new start, a new chapter in her life starting Manchester university, she's on her own so she's starting fresh making new friends. On her first day she bumps literally into se First of all I want to shout a big CONGRATULATIONS to Karli Perrin for writing this little gem!! When I was reading this splendid story I was biting my lip anxious to what was going to happen next... This was somewhat of a rollercoaster of a story as well as emotional story!! Anyway onto the review!! April is embarking on a new start, a new chapter in her life starting Manchester university, she's on her own so she's starting fresh making new friends. On her first day she bumps literally into sexy, handsome Isaac agreeing to meet up with him the following day for a 'date' so April goes onto her first day at uni and after an embarrassing start meets lovely Handsome Lukas... This is their story! Let's meet them shall we. ISAAC Isaac is Dominant, sexy, Independent, Delicious, April is drawn to Isaac instantly and he is the man that makes her tummy flutter and gives her butterfly's and also makes her skin crave his. LUKAS Lukas is Reliable, easy to spend time with, he's a genuine nice guy, he's kind, intelligent, funny, caring, the guy you would want around so can cry on his shoulder and I would say they are more friends than anything else but emotions can get confusing can't they and sometimes we need security. So the question is which direction should April follow her heart or her head??? What's right and what's wrong?? When you go to university and start something new we enjoy ourselves and have fun and we also use Vodka to distract us when our emotions are up and down, maybe not the best choice at times but nevertheless we do it, we've all been there right??!! What I enjoyed April showers is fast paced and went straight in which I loved I pretty much loved this from early on, I struggled to put it down and was reading till early hours just because one chapter led to the next, It was easy to pick up and easy to understand without much thought. What I need more of Even though it was fast paced and very enjoyable at times I missed character development I feel that maybe more information is needed about April, a bit more about where she's from and a description of April as we got that for Isaac and Lukas but not for April so in my head she's dark haired so here's my April... April is Beautiful, Intelligent, fun and loving. Kitty Kitty is the friend April has left at home and I loved her throughout this story, I loved there telephone conversations, her advice, wisdom and fun times they have together. She's the friend we all have don't we I have one of those friends and she reminds me of my best friend at home we separate go on with our lives but when we get together it's like how it has always been, Loved her character!!! So to sum it up I very much enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who loved Thoughtless/effortless, easy and Slammed. I have also been in a little bit of a book funk recently and this pulled me in instantly, so if your wanting an easy enjoyable read go ahead. And a little warning this story continues in book two so roll the next chapter, keep writing Karli I need a Happy Ending for all of them as I truly love all these characters.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Love, Holly Xx

    4.5 stars ********ARC received in exchange for an honest review******** "Sometimes it's impossible to stop ourselves from falling." - Isaac. Twenty year old April Adams is just starting her first year at Manchester University when she literally falls at the feet of a sexy stranger. The attraction is immediate but their meeting is brief as April has to rush to class which is where she meets the good looking, boy-next-door Lukas Roberts, who she instantly bonds with and agrees to meet him at a party 4.5 stars ********ARC received in exchange for an honest review******** "Sometimes it's impossible to stop ourselves from falling." - Isaac. Twenty year old April Adams is just starting her first year at Manchester University when she literally falls at the feet of a sexy stranger. The attraction is immediate but their meeting is brief as April has to rush to class which is where she meets the good looking, boy-next-door Lukas Roberts, who she instantly bonds with and agrees to meet him at a party later that night. It's at that party where she comes face to face with the sexy stranger from that morning - Isaac Sharpe. Embarrassment was quickly replaced with a completely different emotion all together when I heard him say the words I knew I was never going to forget, "I'm going to marry that girl one day." But the very next day, April's hopes come showering down around her when she finds out that Isaac isn't who she thought he was and realises they cannot start seeing each other like she wanted. Then one drunken night, her friendship with Lukas turns in to more. Her relationship with him is slow and easy, just like she wants. But sometimes, what you want isn't always what you need. "Love isn't safe. Love is crazy and scary and unpredictable. You can't control it and you sure as hell can't fight it. It's one of life's greatest risks...But it's also one of life's greatest gifts." - Katie. The main and secondary characters were all great and I could see myself making friends with them if I was with them at Uni. April was strong and witty. I loved the relationships and conversations between April and Isaac, and April and Lukas. Book Boy one, Isaac, was very sexy and confident but has more to him than what meets the eye. He has a past that made my heart break for him and had me shedding a few tears. Then we have Book Boy two, Lukas. (That's right, two Book Boys for the price of one - brownie points for Ms. Perrin) I loved Lukas. He was funny, thoughtful and caring, but then he reveals he's been hiding a pretty big secret from April, and let's just say, if it was me, my knee would be intimately acquainted with his junk. Katie - April's BFF from home - was comedy gold, and even though I thought Hollie (in no way inspired by me) was a total bitch to start with, even she slightly redeemed herself by the end. "What else have you got in your bag of tricks?" "The rest is naughty..." his accent curled around the last word, making it sound naughty in itself. "How so?" "You know...whips, chains, handcuffs. Like I said, the essentials." - Lukas. I loved this book. It was well thought out and written. Both Isaac and Lukas had a secret that created major twists that left me unable to put the book down so I could find out how the story developed. The dialogue was fantastic! Sarcasm is my favourite type of humour and April Showers is full of sarcastic comments that had me laughing from beginning to end. It was captivating, funny, sweet, realistic, and a truly brilliant debut Novel with an ending that left me desperate for book two. Karli Perrin is definitely an Author to look out for. And because there were so many, here are some of my favourite quotes... "You're way too sweet, it's actually pretty sickly. You should work on toning it down a notch or two before someone throws up on you."- Isaac to April. "You're right. It's my fault I was innocently standing here, minding my own business when you tried to rugby tackle me."- Isaac to April. "What a beautiful name, it suits you." "It should do, it's been my name for 20 years."- Isaac and April. "At least sleep with him before you get rid."- Katie Katie to April. "Well thank you, you know how to treat a lady right." He looked around. "There's a lady here?" I scowled at him, "I take that back."- April and Lukas. "Yes you are, I can prove it to you. Take me to the Library and we'll look up frigid in the Dictionary, it'll have a picture of you."- Katie to April.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Em

    TOTALLY FRUSTRATED WITH THIS ONE!!!! I thought it was a stand alone!! Ending with a "to be continued" broke my heart and actually pissed me off. (If it is not a stand alone there should be some kind of notice/warning, MARK IT AS SUCH!). I really enjoyed it up until that point!! The banter was sweet and funny at times. Both guys were excellent choices and April's feelings/concerns for both were understandable. Hopefully my frustration and outrage with this not being a standalone is also understan TOTALLY FRUSTRATED WITH THIS ONE!!!! I thought it was a stand alone!! Ending with a "to be continued" broke my heart and actually pissed me off. (If it is not a stand alone there should be some kind of notice/warning, MARK IT AS SUCH!). I really enjoyed it up until that point!! The banter was sweet and funny at times. Both guys were excellent choices and April's feelings/concerns for both were understandable. Hopefully my frustration and outrage with this not being a standalone is also understandable!!!!!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Katie

    3.25 Stars! So I saw lots of good reviews for this book, and I can see where people are coming from––April Showers was a sweet story––but there was just too much that brought it down for me. I'll start with the Good: The writing was well done and easy to read, with no noticeable errors. The story was sweet and fun, and there was sarcasm and banter, which I love. April's friend Katie (awesome name, I know;)) was great too, she actually gave good advice and she was really funny. "I was happy to be wi 3.25 Stars! So I saw lots of good reviews for this book, and I can see where people are coming from––April Showers was a sweet story––but there was just too much that brought it down for me. I'll start with the Good: The writing was well done and easy to read, with no noticeable errors. The story was sweet and fun, and there was sarcasm and banter, which I love. April's friend Katie (awesome name, I know;)) was great too, she actually gave good advice and she was really funny. "I was happy to be with Lukas but then he has to go and piss all over my bonfire." "Is that some sort of innuendo?" "Jesus Katie, no." Also, I liked that April stood up for herself, which doesn't always happen in NA books. And I liked the message of choosing between who you need and who you want. Now time for the Not So Good: I felt like this book was on fast forward. Everything just seemed rushed and underdeveloped. I finished it in about two and a half hours it was that quick a read. There was no character development or even character background. I didn't really know anything about April's past, and I didn't feel like I knew her very well. The same goes for the other characters, I got a little better feel for their personalities, but I still didn't know much about them. It just lacked depth in every aspect; the characters, the plot, the relationships, everything. April and Isaac barely knew each other when love and marriage were brought up, and while I'm usually ok with insta-love, in this case, it was just too unrealistic. "And in that moment… I knew that I was falling in love." The plot was so SIMPLE, and honestly a little frustrating! It all revolved around whether April would choose Isaac or Lukas, and everything bad that happened occurred because she couldn't make up her mind. SHE was the cause of all the heartbreak and drama! She ended up stringing one of them along even though she knew she didn't felt the same way about him as he felt about her. And while I love love love romance, it was just too much too the same thing. Also, there was never a description of how April looked; no hair color, eye color, skin color, nothing! I pictured her as a brunette but she could've had a bright green afro for all I know. And the cliffhanger!!! Gah, I hate those damn things... *I received a free copy of this book from the author for an honest review*

  5. 4 out of 5

    BookHeroin

    1 star Skipped alot of pages, it was very boring. I expected it to be more interesting but it was extremely boring.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Lady Vigilante (Feifei)

    ***Copy kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review*** “You deserve a man who makes you feel butterflies. Love isn’t safe. Love is crazy and scary and unpredictable. You can’t control it and you sure as hell can’t fight it. It’s one of life’s greatest risks…but it’s also one of life’s greatest gifts.” I tend to avoid love triangle books because, well, they’re messy, complicated, and usually leave me unsatisfied. These kinds of books have to be written in a certain way for me to get ***Copy kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review*** “You deserve a man who makes you feel butterflies. Love isn’t safe. Love is crazy and scary and unpredictable. You can’t control it and you sure as hell can’t fight it. It’s one of life’s greatest risks…but it’s also one of life’s greatest gifts.” I tend to avoid love triangle books because, well, they’re messy, complicated, and usually leave me unsatisfied. These kinds of books have to be written in a certain way for me to get through each chapter without hurdling my iPad across the room. For a debut novel, April Showers certainly hit the mark on all my NA requirements, and I truly enjoyed the story, but it didn’t stand out to me. “Of course I was born in April…April fools day actually. Why else would I be called April? My mother couldn’t think of a name for me so she just called me after the month. I’m just glad that I wasn’t born in February or March.” April Adams is my type of girl. A sassy chick who has a sense of humor, April is the perfect heroine. There was nothing wrong with her or her actions and though she was the centerpoint of the love triangle, the fault didn’t lie with her. Right from the bat, she runs into Issac Sharpe, the hottest man-candy on campus. She is insanely attracted to him but they part ways before she finds out who he is. She arrives in her class late, and she happens to sit next to this cute guy, Lukas, the other person who is later a contender for her affections. It isn’t until after April hangs out with Issac does she find out in class that Issac is her tutor. Yep. A love triangle AND a forbidden teacher/tutor-student relationship. Kill me now. “I felt stupid. Stupid for letting myself have such strong feelings for somebody that I hardly knew. Stupid for not asking more questions last night. Stupid of believing that I was falling in love with my goddamn tutor.” At the point where she finds about Issac’s occupation, I kind of wanted to stop reading it. BUT curiosity won me over so I continued and to my delight, the story got much better. I was pleased to see how real April’s life was, and to read how she struggled with her conflicting feelings added to the complexity of her character. Karli did a magnificent job here portraying April’s emotions, reactions, and decisions based on her situation. “I was a ticking time bomb of emotion ready to explode. I was frustrated at how happy I felt just from hearing his voice. Issac was like a drug. I knew he wasn’t good for me but I was addicted to him. I needed my fix however I could get it. Good or bad was better than nothing at all. But now I was left to deal with the come down.” Heck, I was a bundle of nerves while I was reading this book. I kind of figured from the beginning that April would want to find a relationship with Lukas, then Lukas does something terribly wrong (which he did), and then April runs back into Issac’s arms. There was some character development, but not enough background information to bolster each of the characters. Another issue I had was the cliffhanger. I flipped my book back and forth a couple of times to make sure I didn’t run out of pages or something because that was one ending that just made me go whaaaaaaaat? I’ll say here that I will definitely read the next book in this series to see how the relationship dynamic goes and what happened with April’s house, but the story didn’t stay with me like I thought it would. 4 STARS!!!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Louise BookbestiesUK

    ***Arc received from author in exchange for honest review*** Love Love Love but my god what a cliffhanger!! Fantastic debut novel by Karli Perrin. She managed to do what even some of the most experienced writers fail to do....make believable characters :) April has just started at Manchester Uni when she quite literally runs into the hot and very sexy Isaac. They connect on both a physical and emotional level, but as luck would have it he's one of her tutors at Uni...therefore forbidden. But he's ***Arc received from author in exchange for honest review*** Love Love Love but my god what a cliffhanger!! Fantastic debut novel by Karli Perrin. She managed to do what even some of the most experienced writers fail to do....make believable characters :) April has just started at Manchester Uni when she quite literally runs into the hot and very sexy Isaac. They connect on both a physical and emotional level, but as luck would have it he's one of her tutors at Uni...therefore forbidden. But he's not the kind of guy to give up easily. Enter Lukas very nice cute sweet guy who April makes friends with and sees as potential boyfriend material...he's nice sweet but theres just no passion! April tries her best to move on but Isaac just wont get out of her head or her dreams. Turns out Lukas is hiding a big fat secret of his own too!! naughty naughty Lukas!! I loved the conversations that went on between April and Isaac, very funny witty and kept me reading on and on-well until I was forced to go to work, and then I got it back out in my dinner break! As for that cliffy, that just flew in out of nowhere, I have my suspicions but I guess I'll just have to wait till book 2 comes out.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Siiri (Little Pieces of Imagination)

    I didn't remember anything from the blurb going into this one, but when I cracked it open, what I found was insta-attraction. I can totally deal with that. I liked the mystery guy and I enjoyed April and Isaac's banter. Then we have Lukas, the best-friend-material kind of guy who quickly becomes April's rock. I wanted more of that relationship to find her feelings towards him believable. I can't talk about my feelings regarding April, her choices or anything regarding this book without mild spoil I didn't remember anything from the blurb going into this one, but when I cracked it open, what I found was insta-attraction. I can totally deal with that. I liked the mystery guy and I enjoyed April and Isaac's banter. Then we have Lukas, the best-friend-material kind of guy who quickly becomes April's rock. I wanted more of that relationship to find her feelings towards him believable. I can't talk about my feelings regarding April, her choices or anything regarding this book without mild spoilers. If you don't want to read them, stop now and scroll to the last paragraph. Ok, here we go. I had a feeling about Isaac when he mentioned students getting out of hand at the parties. We soon find out that he's April's tutor. I was glad to see that April stood up for herself. However, when she cried about him and dreamed about the guy for weeks, thought about him constantly, it became too much. Did these two have chemistry? Yes. However, they had spent 5 minutes one morning and then one night at the first party of the schoolyear together and now she's mad that he "lied" to him about not being a student. Then.. she starts to lead on Lukas who she doesn't even have such strong feelings for. Sleeps with him and thinks that maybe she did rush indeed with getting it on so soon when all she can really think about is Isaac. Well, girl, you should have thought about it sooner. When Lukas comes to tell her something quite shocking (which I didn't see coming), she freaks out. Cries her heart out for multiple days, doesn't attend any classes and drinks herself to obliviation. Wtf, April?! You love Isaac, you are obsessed with him and you like Lukas, yes, but he's more of a best friend to you. So now you're so terribly frustrated and sad and betrayed? I understand betrayed and being angry, but the girl just cried and cried and cried. Then she jumps right into Isaac when Lukas is out of sight. It just pissed me off. The love interests were pretty cliché though with their compliments and dialogue. Ok, final paragraph. April just made wrong decision after wrong decision and I get that people aren't flawless and it's easy to judge looking at it from the sidelines, but she was so.. frustrating to spend time with. I was totally team Isaac. Lukas was nice and everything, but some people just don't have that spark with their love interests and I think it wasn't so much Lukas's fault, but the thing was that Isaac and April had that natural, effortless chemistry. I wish April had more of a backbone and did wright by her not what was expected of her. Isaac offered her so many possibilities to take their relationship and give both of them what they wanted, but she always complained and didn't fight for her feelings, his feelings. Their feelings. I hope she will in #2. I have theories about the sequel when it comes to the ending and who did this, what'll happen etc. I don't know if I'll give the sequel a try, but since this was a debut and I hope the plot and the characters will improve, I may give it another chance.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Lindsey

    3.5 Stars April Showers is a cute quick read. Before you read it, make sure you keep in mind this is based in England (the lingo threw me off a few times) It is well written, and kept my attention for the majority of the read. Now for my cons. April was just a love sick mess for Isaac which is fine, but she kept saying her heart craved him, and she was so distraught. By this time she only actually talked to him for two days. A little too insta love for me. I wish April would have made her mind up 3.5 Stars April Showers is a cute quick read. Before you read it, make sure you keep in mind this is based in England (the lingo threw me off a few times) It is well written, and kept my attention for the majority of the read. Now for my cons. April was just a love sick mess for Isaac which is fine, but she kept saying her heart craved him, and she was so distraught. By this time she only actually talked to him for two days. A little too insta love for me. I wish April would have made her mind up so much earlier (view spoiler)[ 65% of the book was about her boring relationship with Lukas, and we only had a short period of spicy sexy Isaac (hide spoiler)] The ending is a cliffy ... Karli flings you right off it :) Now we wait until December for book 2 :) Free on Smashwords 7/12/13

  10. 4 out of 5

    Z. Elizabeth

    When April Adams enrolled in Manchester University, never in a million years did she think her life would end up the way it did. On the first day, she quite literally runs into the hottest guy on campus – Isaac Sharpe. That chance meeting is now all she can think about. But what happens when she finds out exactly who Isaac is? Her heart just broke. Lukas Roberts is the first friend April meets on her course. He quickly becomes her best friend, her security blanket, the one she can rely on. But wh When April Adams enrolled in Manchester University, never in a million years did she think her life would end up the way it did. On the first day, she quite literally runs into the hottest guy on campus – Isaac Sharpe. That chance meeting is now all she can think about. But what happens when she finds out exactly who Isaac is? Her heart just broke. Lukas Roberts is the first friend April meets on her course. He quickly becomes her best friend, her security blanket, the one she can rely on. But what happens when all is not what it seems? April is caught up in a battle between her head and her heart. What she wants and what she doesn’t want, or more importantly, to her, can’t have. But what is April going to do? A big believer in fate, will everything fall into place at the right time for her or will it be too late? For a debut novel, Karli Perrin has included everything in her book. Humor, swooning, frustration, tears, sarcasm, heartbreak, love, pain, laughter and an amazingly awesome best friend that everyone will fall in love with as well as two hot guys you will love too…but remember, Isaac is mine. Don’t worry; I’ll keep reminding you throughout this review. It is simply the perfect first novel to share with the world. Karli has obviously put a lot of time and effort into making it the book she is proud of and a book which we can all become engrossed with. I know I sure did. I became crazy public transport lady with all my crazy ass smiling and giggling at my phone (I used the kindle app to read it). There is something in the book for everyone. Ms. Perrin’s writing style is one that I simply loved. The writing flowed, the plot flowed, she makes you care about the characters and before you know it, you have devoured the book and are at the final page, with tears in your eyes, shouting at your kindle/Phone and begging it not to end there. Begging Karli to write book two as soon as possible so we can find out what happens. As I’ve mentioned, April Adams is starting her first year at Manchester University. Already running late on her first day, she literally runs into something hard. That something turns out to be Isaac Sharpe. The hottest guy around. It’s basically love at first sight, but what comes after that is a series of events and heartbreak that she just can’t deal with at the moment. Her head and heart are both saying to different things but Isaac will never give up on her. That very same day she meets Lukas Roberts. He’s in the class she is late for and they strike up a friendship. He’s her security blanket for all the anguish and dilemmas she is going through even if she doesn’t share them. But all is not what it seems with him either and when April is told his secrets, can she forgive him or is that the end for their friendship? April has a decision to make. A ‘can’t or won’t’ will not suffice this time around. I’m going to start with my boyfriend. YES, my boyfriend Isaac. (Told you I’d remind you). He is the epitome of a hunkalicious man. A man that I think everyone would love to run into and have him pick you up! He’s adorable, sexy, and sarcastic and I would give anything to banter with him….and I have done! Wait for the interview!! He’s passionate and outspoken and loveable and sexy (yes, twice sexy) and fiery and will fight for April despite the…..No, that’s a spoiler, I can’t reveal that. You’ll have to read it to find out exactly who he is…and I suppose most of you wouldn’t care either ;) It would be so HOT. But anyway, my heart broke for him when we find out about him…vague, I know. But I love him. I.LOVE.HIMMMMM. You see his sensitive side too; a side of pain as well as we find out about his past. And dear god, it will make you cry and want to comfort him and be so proud of him at the same time. He’s done a great job in preserving a memory of his younger years. He says things like this too, which would make your panties drop in an instant:- “Your lipstick is driving me fucking crazy” “If you were mine, you would never have to share” “Embarrassing? I’m not embarrassed. I’m scared. Scared that you don’t want anything to do with me” “I love hearing you say my name” ‘He took my hand and held it against his chest, “Feel that? It beats for you.”’ “You’re keeping those heels on” Okay, I need to stop or this review will just turn into quotes from Isaac. But you get why I love him?! Isaac also has tattoos, and you alllllll know that I am partial to some tattoos ;) Now onto the girl of the book, April Adams. I really liked April. Shes also sarcastic and the comebacks and banter she has with both Lukas and Isaac had me in stitches. Shes a girl after my own heart and she can definitely hold her own. She’s honest, probably not with her heart though, and at times she broke my heart over the pain of what was going on. I wanted to shake her and tell her to just go for it (Soooo can’t say what for though, complete spoiler for the book) but I wanted her to say ‘Fuck it’. I could understand her reservations about it, why she couldn’t because in some ways I would be thinking the same, but then the chemistry between her and Isaac is amazing. It sizzles and pops. You can truly see how much they should be together. Every time they look at one another it’s like BOOM! Here are just a few of my favs that she says:- “I want you to take me home…but I’ll be okay” “I was never going to be able to look at a tree in the same way again.” “If you come a little closer, I’ll be able to see right up your kilt.” Despite everything that happens to April, she does get a happy ending….even if you will cry your eyes out at what happens next. We shall have to see if it lasts in book two. Now Lukas Roberts. Lukas, Lukas Lukas. Scottish Lukas. Hes a difficult one. He was an absolute gem to April, always there for her, their banter was hilarious, and they just gelled from the first moment they met and it was great to see such a strong friendship between them. He truly was the one she turned to and her security blanket when everything goes tits up. But then I’m conflicted over him. I don’t know whether I should like him or dislike him after he confesses something to April. He had me with tears in my eyes on the train (thank god for sunglasses), gasping at my phone and I got really angry and started ranting to Karli about him. Okay, so in some ways you can see why he didn’t tell April that secret, he wanted people to see him for him, but then wouldn’t you tell April if you’re her best friend? I still don’t know whether to like him or not. We’ll have to see in the next book. See if he really does redeem himself…. Because of my dirty mind, this one quote from him sticks out to me: “You know…whips, chains, handcuffs. Like I said, the essentials.” EEEEEE now onto the best friend eveeeer. Katie. Oh smokes, she is freaking amazeballs. I can see parts of myself in her, and I was sat there going “oh hell yes I would say this.” She is hilarious. She comes out with some great lines that will have you spitting your drink out but she always has the best advice. She’s just obviously based on me hahahah. She’s an amazing friend to April, always there when she needs someone to talk to. She makes her see sense, even if April doesn’t take it on board straight away or shrugs it off and she helps her along with the thing or lack of, that is happening with Isaac. She’s also a bantersaurous rex and can definitely hold her own. Shes fiery and can bite your head off in an instant as well as dropping you down a peg or too. Someone you definitely need in your life. Her and April really are two peas in a pod. I can’t wait to see more of her in book two. Now onto Katie’s quotes:- “At least sleep with him before you get rid.” All I want is to be a MILF, is that too much to ask for?” “It’s like I’m the guy in the relationship.” “Well if you’re not going to sleep with him, can I have him?” “There’s nothing better than watching a dick get turned down…Literally” “You said he was hot. You didn’t tell me he was smoking hot, I bet you could cook food on his abs.” I’ll stop there, as with Isaac, I could just write a review full of quotes. Now this is the point where I normally tell you my favourite scene, but I really can’t because it would spoil it for you. I know, I know, bad times but let’s say it involves the rain and a certain licking of a certain area on a certain someone’s body. This was so written for me…no Joking, it really was. Enjoy my scene when you get to it. I demanded Karli write it in hahah. Right, so this is now 4 pages long. I think I should probably stop here. You probably have given up reading this too because I tend to babble on but thank you if you haven’t and have gotten to this stage. I’ll give you some chocolate. But not Isaac. He’s here with me now, so sorry people. I will reiterate how much I loved April Showers. It’s a bloody awesome read and ya’ll should get your copies TODAY! YES, it’s out TODAY! So what the frigg are you still doing here? Go click on the link and get your copy right now, and begin it right now and see exactly why Isaac is my boyfriend and Katie is my best friend and I love April and why book two needs to be written now. Go Go GOOOOOO! Throughout the day, I will be posting my Author Interview and Isaac’s interview. They are quite long so it’s only fair to post them separately ;) Keep you coming back for more.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca

    First off, let me just say a HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to the lovely lady who created this delicious little gem, Karli Perrin. I can't put into words how much I loved April Showers, but I'm gonna' try, because it is definitely worth making a big song and dance about. The first three words I will use to describe it will be: Lip bitingly good ... ... and I can assure you, I am not exaggerating. In a nutshell. April Adams is just starting university. Leaving her best friend Katie behind at home, she's First off, let me just say a HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to the lovely lady who created this delicious little gem, Karli Perrin. I can't put into words how much I loved April Showers, but I'm gonna' try, because it is definitely worth making a big song and dance about. The first three words I will use to describe it will be: Lip bitingly good ... ... and I can assure you, I am not exaggerating. In a nutshell. April Adams is just starting university. Leaving her best friend Katie behind at home, she's taking her first steps into the big wide world on her own. Or at least into the world of students, partying and emotions running wild. Whilst running late to her first class, April runs slap bang into a shamefully beautiful stranger, also known as Isaac Sharpe. This guy is stupidly hot, but also incredibly dangerous, and unfortunately for April, completely and utterly unforgettable. Whilst in her first class, April then meets Lukas Roberts. The perfect example of a gentleman; kind, considerate and not a bad bone in his body. Suddenly, April Adams finds herself torn between the two, and is taken on an epic journey, only to discover the answer to the question that we have all asked at least once in our lives. Do you follow your heart or your head? The characters. April Adams- I adored April. What a lovely, lovely girl. So down to earth and genuine, and someone I think I'd definitely get along with in real life. (Such a shame she's a fictional character! Anybody else think this often when reading a good book?) I also couldn't help but feel rather jealous of her during the book, having these two hot guys to drool over, I mean, just yum! Another thing I love about this girl are her witty, sarcastic remarks that she uses when she first bumps into Isaac. Haha, talk about a girl after my own heart! There's nothing I love more than a feisty female snapping back at a male. "You can run fast for a girl... you weren't being chased or anything were you?" - Isaac "Number one, girls can run fast too. Welcome to the 21st century. We're even allowed to vote these days" - April. I was like, "Dammmn! You go girl!" April Adams is a fantastic creation by the author, she fits the bill perfectly for her character, and after reading, you can't imagine her being any different. It's a complete treasure when the author creates a character that you wanna bump into in the street and have a coffee with. Isaac Sharpe- Damn damn damn damn damn damn. Okay, I'll admit it, I'm such a sucker for a fictional bad boy. I love em', I love em', I loooooove em'! And Isaac Sharpe is now one of my all time favourites. He is so freakin' hot it's unreal. It's just the way he speaks, he's kind of arrogant and cocky, but then he's sincere with it too. The minute April ran into him and began describing him to me, I was all ears. "He was wearing a white shirt with the sleeves rolled up and black skinny jeans, which I had never fully appreciated on a man until this very moment. They fit him to perfection, hugging him in all of the right places" - April I completely agree with April here, I don't think I have ever appreciated a pair of skinny jeans on a man, but when you sit and imagine Isaac Sharpe wearing them, with his "toned muscles" and "stubble", it's a completely different image isn't it? ;) Anyway, before I start dribbling all over again, I'll get back to what I was trying to say. Along with his cockiness and arrogance he is protective over April and rather possessive of her too, which I always find adorable. He's the perfect match for her, and she knows it. From the second they meet, you can just feel the electric charge between them, it's sizzling, just like Isaac. He's hot, he's sexy, he's dominant and he's everything April shouldn't have, but hey, she wants him anyway. Plus, there's nothing wrong with breaking the rules now and again, is there April Adams? ;) Lukas Roberts- Now, I love comfort and security, what girl doesn't? And Lukas is the definition of lovely. But to me, personally, lovely just isn't enough. You can find someone who is a perfect gentleman, but where's the physical attraction, where's the charge, where's the "I want you right here, right now" feeling!? To me, it just didn't seem like there was anything like that between these too, and I'm glad April realises this. You gotta have it! You just gotta! I think throughout the story, Lukas becomes more of a best friend to April than a lover or partner. I just couldn't see them becoming anything serious, I wanted her to want Isaac just as much as I wanted him. I think Lukas and April make a lovely pair, but only as friends, and friends only! Katie- Katie is April's best-friend, who April has to leave behind when she heads off to university. I loved this girl, she was hilarious! So funny and had me giggling whenever she was mentioned in the story. I felt the excitement radiating off my Kindle when Katie said she was going to visit April, I was excited for them both too! I love my best friends, and I love the feeling I get when I know I'm going to be seeing them! <3 The phone calls between Katie and April are cuuuute as hell! I hope these two stay friends forever! So, basically I absolutely ADORED this book, and I think Karli Perrin is definitely an author to look out for! I'll be recommending April Showers to all of my friends who are readers, and I probably won't shut up about it for a good few weeks, but as I said at the beginning of this, it is worth doing a song and dance about, but it's just sooo so good and I'm so glad I have read it! The only thing left to say is.... BRING ON BOOK #2!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Fab Fun & Tantalizing Reads

    "You deserve a man who makes you feel butterflies. Love isn't safe. Love is crazy and unpredictable. You can't control it and you sure as hell can't fight it. It's one of life's greatest risks...but it's also one of life's greatest gifts." April Showers was absolutely amazeballs!! It was chock-a-blockfull of hilarious fun banter (Amazing banter - some of the best!!), friendship, romance & the chemistry was just oozing from the pages! Katie & April: "I was happy to be with Lukas but then "You deserve a man who makes you feel butterflies. Love isn't safe. Love is crazy and unpredictable. You can't control it and you sure as hell can't fight it. It's one of life's greatest risks...but it's also one of life's greatest gifts." April Showers was absolutely amazeballs!! It was chock-a-blockfull of hilarious fun banter (Amazing banter - some of the best!!), friendship, romance & the chemistry was just oozing from the pages! Katie & April: "I was happy to be with Lukas but then he has to go and piss all over my bonfire." "Is that some sort of innuendo? "Jesus Katie, no." I'm on vacation in Hollywood from Australia and I've waited til now, the very last minute to write this review. Nothing I can write can do April, Isaac & Lukas's story justice. Perrin has done an amazing job with this debut, I would recommend it to any new adult contemporary lovers. You will adore it, just like I did. From the first page (& collision) I was giggling. I wouldn't call it insta-love, I would call it insta-connection and I love to believe that it's real. It certainly was for April & Isaac. I was tempted to take his up on his offer just to hear him speak again. Hell, I was tempted to play dead in the hope that he would give me the kiss of life. Katie was the bomb. Lukas was a wonderful friend that made my heart sing (Scottish accent - yum!), but Isaac was perfect. I adored him. I wanted to marry him & have his smokin hot babies! Issac was like a drug. I knew he wasn't good for me but I was addicted to him. Good or bad was better than nothing at all. ~ Amen Sista! The story is so much more that a girl studying uni away from home & meeting and falling in love. It was layers of goodness. Getting to know the characters. Seeing the lanterns for the first time, doing orientation around the library, being stolen away at every opportunity, the laugh-out-loud jaw dropping altercation with Hollie, the surprising escapade in the stock room and even the all consuming feeling of heart break and betrayal - while drinking vodka and watching 'The Notebook' bahahahaha, plus, he first creepy musician and finally the moment that the world rights itself. I could feel the sexual tension dripping off us and just like Katie had said, I found myself wanting to rip all of his clothes off. I wanted him to take me, dominate me, own me. I didn't care that we were in a damn stock room., we could have been anywhere for all I cared. The whole world fell away at our feet and all that mattered was us. The ending, I was like 'ahhhhhhhhhh, all is as it should be', then quickly it became 'AHHHHHHH Nooooooooooooooo'. Damn you Perrin (and Abbie!). Now I need more!!! I couldn't recommend this more. I loved every word on every page and swooned and laughed aloud more times that I would have even be able to count. I would give April Showers 6 stars if it were possible. Sometimes you don't realize how lost you really were until you find your way back home. Isaac was my home. Well done Karli...you have a fan in me! *****************************

  13. 5 out of 5

    Emma Harris

    April Showers ~ Karli Perrin Review I received an ARC of Karli's April Showers as part of the blog tour. Ok, first of all let me tell u that I was hooked from the very start of this book, and to be really honest I couldn't put it down, I read 76% in one sitting & only stopped because it was really late & I had to get up for work early the next day otherwise I would of carried on reading! The pace of April Showers was really good, it starts by going straight into it, love that about a book April Showers ~ Karli Perrin Review I received an ARC of Karli's April Showers as part of the blog tour. Ok, first of all let me tell u that I was hooked from the very start of this book, and to be really honest I couldn't put it down, I read 76% in one sitting & only stopped because it was really late & I had to get up for work early the next day otherwise I would of carried on reading! The pace of April Showers was really good, it starts by going straight into it, love that about a book and thats what gets you hooked :) and the pace carries on right throughout the book. I'm not going to post any spoilers as I'm not a fan of that and quite often think “well whats the point in reading the book” and I want you to enjoy April Showers for its true worth. The characters in this book are all very likable bar one or two(one in particular), but you've always got to have at least one or two not very nice characters in a book to help make things more interesting, lol. April is a character who is very likeable, she’s brilliant at her sarcastic one liners & Issac gives as good as he gets! Now Issac… don’t even get me started on him, he’s extremely hot and very swoonworthy & from his description would be just my type ;) Argh!! I could quite easily just carry on writing about the details in this book & details of all the characters but i'm not going too because I really don't want spoil it for anyone.......just read it and see for yourself, Karli's book is what I like to call easy reading, so easy to get into, so hard to put down & gets you completely hooked, i'm still thinking about the ending even the day after, can't wait for book 2, I just hope Karli doesn't keep me & everyone else waiting too long, lol. I only have two little things that I picked up on which I’ve mentioned to Karli & that’s the fact theres no actual description of April in the book so I kinda went with the girl on the cover mixed with how I would want her to look & I would of like a little more detail in the nitty gritty parts.. do love me some detailed naughty bits, ha ha, but that never took away the fact that I totally loved this book & couldn’t put it down! ;) Oh and I particularly love the store cupboard part but I’m saying any more on that front, lol !! Karli this is your first book & you should be one very proud lady!! Now hurry up & get writing the next book  My rating for this book is simply 5 stars for me.....loved it :) <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

  14. 4 out of 5

    Samantha

    What can I say..... Other than a BIG CONGRATULATIONS to Karli Perrin on a truly outstanding book. Bought it as soon as it went live at midnight and tortured myself all day knowing it was on my kindle and had to wait!!!! I'm not a reviewer, just a huge book fan and sometimes I get so caught up in the book, I feel the need to share, so I apologise in advance for this "review" ( I use the term loosely) I started April Showers at 5o'c and can basically "devoured" it in 6hrs!!! I was totally hooked fro What can I say..... Other than a BIG CONGRATULATIONS to Karli Perrin on a truly outstanding book. Bought it as soon as it went live at midnight and tortured myself all day knowing it was on my kindle and had to wait!!!! I'm not a reviewer, just a huge book fan and sometimes I get so caught up in the book, I feel the need to share, so I apologise in advance for this "review" ( I use the term loosely) I started April Showers at 5o'c and can basically "devoured" it in 6hrs!!! I was totally hooked from the first page, the characters were engaging and fresh. April is the kind of heroine that you either wish you were like or wish she was your friend. And Issac...... hmmmmmm...... there are no real words I can string together to do him justice..... He just got better as the book went on and didn't disappoint. And is now my favourite "Book Boyfriend" (sorry Jesse Ward) Lukas....there was just something there that made me feel he was too good to be true and I could'nt quite put my finger on it and then it all fell into place (wont spoil it, but I didn't see that coming, quite that way) but I will confess that I am more than a little biased as i am completely and utterly "Team Issac" and was rooting for him all the way through. But at 97% I was starting to believe that Lukas wants April to be happy regardless. As for Kate, what can I say other than.... OMFG, totally the best BFF in a book EVER without question. I can't recommend this book enough, it was fast paced, but believable. Extremely well written and edited. And a real page turner and totslly un-put-down-able, (I remembered at 9pm that I had'nt fed my boys....ooops)It also had so many genuine LOL and truly touching moments. Both of which had tears rolling down my face. And the last page.....Karli Karli Karli, what are you trying to do to us, my heart was literally on my throat and then those dreaded three little words.... "To Be Continued".... ARRRGGGGHHHH. Cannot wait for book 2, will be marking the days off til its release. Thank you Karli

  15. 4 out of 5

    Jenn

    What an Awesome read Ms. Karli!!!!! I must say this book hit the mark for my in so many ways. I went back and forth with my rating between 4 to 5 stars. I really wish that Goodreads gave 1/2 a stars because I truly rate with one a 4.5. So let me tell you what I loved about this book. The Author did a beautiful job with the writing it just flowed effortlessly, this made even better to read. The characters where realistic and I connected to them pretty quickly. I loved their funny bantered though ou What an Awesome read Ms. Karli!!!!! I must say this book hit the mark for my in so many ways. I went back and forth with my rating between 4 to 5 stars. I really wish that Goodreads gave 1/2 a stars because I truly rate with one a 4.5. So let me tell you what I loved about this book. The Author did a beautiful job with the writing it just flowed effortlessly, this made even better to read. The characters where realistic and I connected to them pretty quickly. I loved their funny bantered though out this book between April and her BFF Kate. I absolutely loved the banter and the sexual tension between April and Isaac. This book was a emotional rollarcoaster, it pulled at so many emotions for me. I laughed at so many times especially between Kate and April.I also teared up a few times as well and I love when a book can make me feel so much. What impressed me was the Author ability to make me love a book that I normally wouldn't like as much. I usually don't love a love triangle kinda book, now don't get me wrong I do read them but this one was harder for me because I USUALLY LIKE the bad boy of the book but with Lukas I generally really like him for majority of the book. Don't get it twist I'm Team Isaac all the way!!!! There where a few things in this book that made me rate a 4.5 and not a 5. They where minor reasons nothing that would stop you from reading this book. I thinks my main reason for my 4.5 rating is a petpeeve is when an Author doesn't state the book ends with a cliffhanger. I like to be forewarned. I will be holding my breath waiting for the next book =)

  16. 5 out of 5

    Jacinda

    This has to be one of the greatest books I have EVER read. I started the book and couldn't put it down. I was hooked right away and I finished in just four hours. I can't wait for book 2 already. I loved April, she was funny and (one of my favorite things in a female character) sarcastic. And I lllooovvveee Isaac he is just the ideal dream guy. He is HOT, funny, and (HeHe) sarcastic. I am dying to know what happens next. What happens to Lukas? Is he ok? UGH I really, REALLY hate cliffhangers. It This has to be one of the greatest books I have EVER read. I started the book and couldn't put it down. I was hooked right away and I finished in just four hours. I can't wait for book 2 already. I loved April, she was funny and (one of my favorite things in a female character) sarcastic. And I lllooovvveee Isaac he is just the ideal dream guy. He is HOT, funny, and (HeHe) sarcastic. I am dying to know what happens next. What happens to Lukas? Is he ok? UGH I really, REALLY hate cliffhangers. It's like a little part of me die's with needing to know what will happens next(I know, I know couriosity killed the cat) and the worst timing when I'm reading the end of the book while listening on my iPhone both "Un-break my heart" by Toni Braxton and "I just died in your arms tonight" by Cutting Crew. Can't wait for book 2!!!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Allyson

    What a story twists and turns I didn't see coming. This book was a page turner for me. I fell in love with Isaac I mean how could you not. Only bad thing about this story....Book 2 isn't ready and I have to wait. I don't like waiting

  18. 4 out of 5

    Amanda

    "He laughed, “Whenever you want. We could go now, if you'd like?” I thought about it for a moment. It would be pretty damn stupid of me to wander off into the night with a complete stranger…a completely beautiful stranger. “Okay.”" I honestly have no idea how to start this review. For once thing I’d like to talk about Isaac whom I had a problem with from the very beginning. But, his creepiness isn’t worse than April’s stupidity. And then we have the plot. So, let’s start with Isaac. ""If you were mi "He laughed, “Whenever you want. We could go now, if you'd like?” I thought about it for a moment. It would be pretty damn stupid of me to wander off into the night with a complete stranger…a completely beautiful stranger. “Okay.”" I honestly have no idea how to start this review. For once thing I’d like to talk about Isaac whom I had a problem with from the very beginning. But, his creepiness isn’t worse than April’s stupidity. And then we have the plot. So, let’s start with Isaac. ""If you were mine, you would never have to share." These aren’t words you say to a girl after having met her ten minutes the previous day and have spent about an evening with during the day. I mean, it’s creepy. Even more creepy when he starts sprouting off how she’s gonna marry this girl one day. Having the same sarcastic humor as this beautiful girl isn’t enough to be sure of these feelings. I’m going to spoil a bit here, but it isn’t really a spoiler since it’s revealed in Isaac and April’s third meeting. Isaac’s the her tutor at the university, and of course it’s against the rules for staff to date students. Does this make Isaac more creepy in my eyes that he knows this and starts flirting with April right away? Yes. It’s creepy no matter how bad he tries to explain it later. Then we also have the personal traits to Isaac. He’s sarcastic. Yeah, this is pretty much about what I got off him. Well, that and that he graduated with a business degree, yet works as a tutor and has students who wants to become a social worker (or at least April does). Not only that, he writes novels and songs too. And hey, he also owns a bar. Because all of those things add up, right? We’re never told why he would be into all these things, which made him even less rounded as a character. He just has these traits to him, for no explained reason. Then we have an ex-girlfriend who acts like a bitch to April. The whole kit, this wonderful Isaac has. Now, apart from Isaac, we also have April. A girl who’s just started university and wants to become a social worker. She left for uni alone since her best friend got pregnant up and became a teenage mother. So April’s alone, but befriends Luckas the first day. Every time she drinks (which is rather often) she swears to never do it again. She acts as she’s known Isaac her whole life instead of three days when she finds out he’s her tutor. Yes, her whole life. She’s whiny about the fact that they can’t be together when they don’t even know each other. She dreams about him as if she lost a long-time lover. Basically, she acts as if they had been together forever instead of never having been together at all. And that’s about it on April’s persona. The reason I begun with the characters instead of the plot is because the plot resolves around April battling her feelings for Isaac while starting to date Lukas. And yes, she whines about Isaac and how perfect he is and how she started falling in love when she heard him saying he’d marry her someday the second time they met. During the time April starts dating Lukas, she and Isaac barely meet, and when they do it’s short meetings. It’s certainly not enough to build a relationship, merely a friendship, on. I can’t describe how utterly tedious April is when she keeps thinking Isaac’s the best person ever when they don’t know each other. Seriously, the plot is based on the fact that April loves Isaac but can’t be with him. Yet, they didn’t even know each other before they had to end. Sure, had there been more backstory such as if they’d met over the summer and built a relationship during that time and then found out he’s her tutor, I’d buy it. Based on meeting each other twice… not so much. It doesn’t do justice to the story to make April this desperate for Isaac when it could’ve been done so much better with just a bit of a backstory. I won’t bother to go into detail on the other issues I had with this, such as April calling out another girl as a slut to the whole school, and then said girl comes to apologize and thank April for telling her the truth. Sorry, that doesn’t make me like April even a little more. Maybe it’s just me, but if this girl hits on guys a lot it’s not April’s business at all. And the plot twist with the Lukas-April-Isaac triangle is just… too much. Let’s just say I wasn’t happy with how that was handled and how she ended up with. Might add that I didn’t care for either of the love-interests much though. In whole, a promising story, but needed more work on the dynamics with the characters. Since the characters were what drove the plot forward, the rest of the book fell flat. For more reviews, visit AmandaSays on BookLikes and Leafmarks.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Tricia Santos

    I’m so glad I happened to stumble upon this book. I can’t believe this little book is Karli Perrin’s debut novel. It was a short, light read that had me flipping through the pages like a mad woman. I was not expecting to find this book to be so unputdownable. I knew I would like it because I am obsessed with all things London and this book takes place in London (aka it has hot English male leads), but I didn’t think I would love this book. It has a love triangle, it has angst, it has that colleg I’m so glad I happened to stumble upon this book. I can’t believe this little book is Karli Perrin’s debut novel. It was a short, light read that had me flipping through the pages like a mad woman. I was not expecting to find this book to be so unputdownable. I knew I would like it because I am obsessed with all things London and this book takes place in London (aka it has hot English male leads), but I didn’t think I would love this book. It has a love triangle, it has angst, it has that college feel, it has the quirky best friend, and it has real life advice. Here’s how the story goes: April is running to make it to her class at uni. She runs into extremely hot guy aka Isaac and they exchange witty banter. Finally makes it to class. Meets another pretty cute but in a best friend way guy aka Lukas. He convinces her to go to a mixer that night. She sees Isaac and they go away from the party to talk for a bit. They have an intense connection and set a date for the next night before he leaves her with Lukas. Now, I don’t want to say what happens next even though I saw it coming because it might be a bit of a spoiler, but then the love triangle commences. Woohoo! I love the angst of love triangles. April has an inexplicable draw to Isaac, but she refuses to be with him on some crazy moral that keeps her from an insanely hot guy. Isaac won’t give up at first. Lukas is her rock who eventually becomes her best friend. They end up being more but they never label it. And personally, even though I like Lukas too, I think April “settles” with Lukas because she can’t have Isaac but I’m not sure. Then, there’s another plot twist! That one was definitely unexpected. She chooses a guy and they have somewhat of a happy ending, BUT there’s a cliffhanger for the guy who didn’t get the girl. And I was like wtf no way?! I didn’t even know there was a sequel and this is the second time in the last few months where I’ve seen this thing about the runner-up guy having a cliffhanger ending. It kills me. Well, cliffhangers kill me in general but still. Okay, so that’s a basic outline. Can’t go into too much detail of course, but we can now talk characters. So all the characters are British… Why is that a big deal? Because you can read all the dialogue with a mental British accent! And plus, British guys are ten times hotter! But, really… I loved all the characters in this book. I developed a major girl crush on April. She’s smart, sarcastic, witty, independent, strong, stubborn, and overall a good person. She is all by herself at uni because her best friend was unable to come with her, but she still manages to branch out. Her point of view is hysterical, and we totally have the same sense of humor. She acts her age, which makes me be able to relate to her easier. At times, there were moments when I wanted to shake her. Most of those moments had to do with Isaac and the torture they were inflicting upon one another but anyway those moments passed quickly because I devoured this book. I’ll go ahead and say I am Team Isaac alllll the way. He’s charming, sexy, sarcastic, gorgeous, mysterious, talented, dominating, and a man of words. We all know by now, I’m a sucker for a guy who knows how to use his words. Lukas was adorable too, but I wanted them to just stay friends. He always cheers her up, he never pries, and he doesn’t care what anyone thinks of him. Another noteworthy character is definitely April’s best friend Kitty. She has to stay home because got knocked up, then got married, and had the kid. She is absolutely insane but so supportive. Her actual advice made me stop and think. She provided even more comic relief. When she comes to visit, she is way too flirtatious for a married woman in my opinion but to each her own. All the other supporting characters were also awesome, Except for that one girl, Hollie. I still don’t get her deal, even though she was helpfully perceptive towards the end. I’m glad April chose a guy by the end of the book. But I’m dying to know what happened to the other guy. I am looking forward to see what Karli Perrin doles out next because April Showers was fantastic! “However, embarrassment was quickly replaced with a completely different emotion all together when I heard him say the words I knew I was never going to forget, “I’m going to marry that girl one day.” And in that moment…I knew I was falling in love.” See full review here http://www.romanceaddictbookblog.com/...

  20. 5 out of 5

    Michelle

    5 I'm-love-with-Issac-stars! April is running late to class, but this moment might just change her life. Suddenly she is knocked to the ground and looks up to see him. Issac and April share a few moments of conversation, and I have to say I loved their back and forth from the start. The sarcasm and innuendo laced banter was well written and enjoyable. But they don't exchange names - just a few glances before she hurries off to class. Where she meets Lukas, and he immediately puts her at ease. But 5 I'm-love-with-Issac-stars! April is running late to class, but this moment might just change her life. Suddenly she is knocked to the ground and looks up to see him. Issac and April share a few moments of conversation, and I have to say I loved their back and forth from the start. The sarcasm and innuendo laced banter was well written and enjoyable. But they don't exchange names - just a few glances before she hurries off to class. Where she meets Lukas, and he immediately puts her at ease. But she can't seem to get the man she met that morning out of her head. She doesn't know his name or if she will ever see him again. But a few moments into the college mixer she spots him. They wander off to a where they first collided. And for this moment everything is perfect. '...when I heard him say the words that I knew I was never going to forget, "I'm going to marry that girl one day." And in that moment...I knew that I was falling in love.' And then we get the twist of the story... I can't say it was not completely unexpected, but it sure as hell complicated things! This revelation might just be the end of Issac & April before they even had a chance to begin. But remember Lukas? The man that made her feel so at ease - her friend? Well when you can't be with the one you love... love the one your with. Romantic feelings with Lukas weren't expected and it could just be the end of their friendship if things go wrong. But April can't seem to move on from thinking about Issac. He is in her dreams and every waking thought. With Lukas she can finally escape her heart and head for a few moments. But then.... After major twist in the story and a secret is revealed, April is devastated. This changes everything. This might just force April to listen to what her heart has been telling her from the start. Issac has tried to let her go - but he just can't seem to let her walk out of his life. “He took my hand and held it against his chest, "Feel that? It beats for you.” And although you get a good glimpse at your HEA... the dreaded words appear.... To Be Continued... Although there was a great ending point a few pages from the end of the story - I understand that there is still drama left to unfold. There are signs that Hollie might be working behind the scenes to ruin things...and then there is Lukas and his cryptic message. So I get the story still has some secrets to tell. And even knowing that I will hate waiting - I know that without the answers to these questions I would have gone crazy. So I will try my hardest to hold out and not freak out over waiting for the next book. This book was one of those that I randomly came across and loved the cover and the synopsis and jumped into head first when buying it. And then I was blown away while reading it. I loved this story. I typically hate love triangles (thanks to a certain woman named Molly) and I always place my bets far too early and become too invested into one of the male characters - and my pick doesn't always make the cut... So even with the triangle aspect there was a clear sign for me of what the heart wanted and what her head told her she should do. This gave me a little peace while reading. This was a beautifully written story with great one-liners that will keep your interest and all of the characters were well done and you liked everyone of them. Well you liked the ones you were suppose to like and hated the ones that deserved it. I think there is far more story left to be told for April and the impact of her choices. Cast:

  21. 4 out of 5

    Megan

    So WHAT is with all these amazing authors coming outta the UK lately? Or am I just really slow to take notice of them? If that's the case I am SO sorry!!! Anyways! This book was so awesome! Not only is the cover super amazing (I admit I'm a bit of a cover whore) but just by reading the description of the book you cant help but be interested in it! and let me tell you it does NOT disappoint! I really liked April, she is a very quirky character just looking for a fresh start. On her first day of sch So WHAT is with all these amazing authors coming outta the UK lately? Or am I just really slow to take notice of them? If that's the case I am SO sorry!!! Anyways! This book was so awesome! Not only is the cover super amazing (I admit I'm a bit of a cover whore) but just by reading the description of the book you cant help but be interested in it! and let me tell you it does NOT disappoint! I really liked April, she is a very quirky character just looking for a fresh start. On her first day of school she literally falls at the feet of the most gorgeous man she has ever seen... I was right away VERY interested in this mysterious guy and I was a little disappointed that I had to wait so long (OK maybe only like 2 or 3 chapters if even) to find out more about him. But I was pacified when we met Lukas, he wasn't my absolute favorite, he just seemed WAY to perfect for our quirky and slightly dorky April... but he was hot and he was a sweetie... even if I did spend like the WHOLE book waiting for the other shoe to drop on him and prove that he isnt as perfect as he seems. When we finally get to know more about or mysterious man... who btw is Isaac... I was immediately in love, even if he was a bit of a dick about the whole situation, you just cant help but love him! I think what I loved most about Isaac is that he doesn't even try to come across as perfect, even though he totally is in my eyes, he isn't exactly broken like some characters in other books... but he isn't really whole either. We also meet Aprils best friend who I absolutely LOVED! I really want to know her story, because it is SO obvious she has one... hint hint... maybe a prequel Karli? anyways, Katie is basically a blonde bombshell who is flirty and outspoken and TOTALLY loyal to April. We really only get a brief introduction to her but she is quite obviously an integral part in April's life so I was a little let down that we only learned bits an pieces about her. However... back to the good stuff eh? April and Isaac, honestly such a hot couple! They definitely had chemistry, and although they fought it basically the whole book, it was totally inevitable that they get together. I also wont lie, I was a little bit happy that Lukas turned out to be an asshat as well and finally showed his true not perfect colors! But the main thing was that ending! I mean seriously? I went through so many emotions! At first I thought it was a joke and there was more... then when I realized it was actually the ending I started tweeted to Karli like crazy and I may have said that I hate her a few dozen times (OK so I am totally exaggerating but I was in shock but still!) and then I wanted to throw my phone across the room because I couldn't BELIEVE that it would end that way! Oh and then I basically sat there in shock trying to absorb what just happened... and I STILL haven't fully absorbed it! If you get into the same situation as I was in when you finish this book, trust me tossing your reading device into the wall really wont make the book longer... and DON'T WORRY! There is another book coming out! Hopefully by the end of the year... but I totally wouldn't object to it coming out like RIGHT NOW!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Courtney

    WOW!!! First off Karli – I have a total girl crush on you now!! LOL You know a book is fan-fucking-tastic when you are tweeting/messaging the author about scenes and freaking out!!! I absolutely love this story!!! I love it so much, I have no idea where to start this review!! I want to say so much but won’t because I refuse to give anything away!!! Isaac. Lukas. Isaac. Lukas. Oh my - April has her work cut out for her!!! What are the chances of meeting two hot, sexy men in one day?? One makes her h WOW!!! First off Karli – I have a total girl crush on you now!! LOL You know a book is fan-fucking-tastic when you are tweeting/messaging the author about scenes and freaking out!!! I absolutely love this story!!! I love it so much, I have no idea where to start this review!! I want to say so much but won’t because I refuse to give anything away!!! Isaac. Lukas. Isaac. Lukas. Oh my - April has her work cut out for her!!! What are the chances of meeting two hot, sexy men in one day?? One makes her heart flutter and then other makes her heart feel safe. After her brief, yet very exciting encounter with Isaac, she finds it hard to believe when they meet up again at a party. Everything goes perfectly until the next day when she finds out who he is really is. She realizes that the previous night can never happen again they will never be more than just that – memories. “I didn’t roll around on the floor. “Well you were down there for a pretty long time.” “I was dazed, I ran straight into your freakishly hard body remember?” Lukas is perfect!!! He is there for from the very first day she walks into her lecture late and a bit muddy. Their easy going & quick-witted personalities draw them together. These two have a great playful banter that it’s so easy to see why they get along so well. Then after one of their many drunken nights, things change for them. Lukas is safe and easy – what girl doesn’t want that??? “Well I wasn’t expecting that,” he said with a huge grin on his face. “Me neither.” I shrugged, “I’m sorry for attacking you like that.” “Don’t be. I quite enjoy being attacked by you.” Both the main characters and secondary characters were written perfectly!!! April’s whole character is just amazing – she is strong, sure of herself, has a fantastic, witty attitude, and a huge heart!!! She was so real to me! Isaac – he just emits confidence and sexiness, however he has a past that just brought me to tears. And I love that he has the attitude of never giving up on anything. Lukas – he’s my best friend!!! He is hilarious, easy-going, warm and tender – he’s like a big teddy bear in a hot body!! However, he is holding a few things back from April that will crush not only their relationship but possibly their whole friendship. And let’s not forget Katie, April’s BFF from home! She is the yin to April’s yang – they are like two peas in a pod! Katie’s whole in-your-face attitude is an awesome addition to these characters. I love that she doesn’t hold back on anything!! “You deserve a man who makes you feel butterflies. Love isn’t safe. Love is crazy and scary and unpredictable. You can’t control it and you sure as hell can’t fight it. It’s one of life’s greatest risks….but it’s also one of life’s greatest gifts.” Beautiful story – extremely well written. The banter between all the characters is so real – a lot of sarcasm and I love that!! This book is amazing - extremely hilarious, fresh and just perfect!! I can’t wait for the next book!!!! GO BUY THIS NOW!!!! ***VISIT WWW.LOVENBOOKS.COM FOR MORE REVIEWS***

  23. 5 out of 5

    Zili

    I think it's pretty clear how much I like myself some New Adult fun, and that I'm always on the lookout for a new NA author or book. Well thanks to the joys of Twitter and fellow bloggers (Yes, Zoe I mean you) I stumbled across April Showers by British author Karli Perrin. Set in North West England, April Showers follows April Adams as she starts her new life at Manchester Uni. My first day at Uni involved a lot of awkward getting to know you moments, where as April's included meeting two uber h I think it's pretty clear how much I like myself some New Adult fun, and that I'm always on the lookout for a new NA author or book. Well thanks to the joys of Twitter and fellow bloggers (Yes, Zoe I mean you) I stumbled across April Showers by British author Karli Perrin. Set in North West England, April Showers follows April Adams as she starts her new life at Manchester Uni. My first day at Uni involved a lot of awkward getting to know you moments, where as April's included meeting two uber hot guys! Guy #1 is Isaac Sharpe, otherwise know as the hottie she shouldn't want but so does! I'm not gonna lie the name Isaac makes me think of Hanson and then I get Mmmbop stuck in my head! Anyway... Guy #2 is fellow student and Scottish lovely, Lukas Roberts. Lucky girl!! It's difficult to tell you too much without spoiling the plot, so I'll be brief. Both Isaac and Lukas become integral parts of the story, bringing April both passion, love, fun, friendship, tears and of course drama! I think I liked the story so much because it reminded me of my student days where everything seems so important and every decision has vast consequences. Often when you get a love triangle it's instantly clear who is going to end up with the girl or who is the better choice - well I know who I would have chosen, but I have to say Isaac and Lukas both had their merits and I can see what she sees in both of them. They both have their fair share of secrets and manage to cause a lot of unnecessary heartache. BUT it wouldn't be NA without it, right?! I was not expecting the route Perrin took with Lukas and I wanted to hit something when I reached the end - Shocked does not begin to cover it! As for Isaac? Well I had the lyrics "sweet dream or a beautiful nightmare" stuck in my head for ages because of him. Poor guy! I'm always slightly concerned when reading an author's debut release because often you end up with one of two options: either the book is terrible (which is thankfully NOT the case with April Showers), or the book is so memorable that the follow up or next release can never live up to the hype - Well as for the second option I'll wait and see, but I have high hopes for the follow up to April Showers. Plus after the HUGE cliffhanger I cannot wait to see what happens next! Anyway... if NA with it's angst, drama, sex, and in this case love triangles, is your thing then April Showers should be right up your street! 4 Well deserved Stars in my Sky! My fav non spoilery quotes: • "I'm a stalker, remember? You said it yourself. We know these things." • I did what any person would do when they were trying to impress a sex god... I squealed like a big girl. • "I'm done. No more Isaac, you're not allowed to mention his name anymore." "What about the t-shirts I've ordered?" Also reviewed on my blog ZILI IN THE SKY

  24. 4 out of 5

    Heather

    Holy roller coaster of emotions, I am not talking about the fun, screaming for joy, make you want to do it again kind either. I am talking about the kind that are up and down and makes you anxious, scream you brains out terror, hair pulling kind. The kind that make you wonder why you even went there? Don't get me wrong, this book was fan-freaking-tastic!!!! I don't know where to begin, so lets start at the beginning shall we..... April goes to college, runs in to cute, hot guy, like literally runs i Holy roller coaster of emotions, I am not talking about the fun, screaming for joy, make you want to do it again kind either. I am talking about the kind that are up and down and makes you anxious, scream you brains out terror, hair pulling kind. The kind that make you wonder why you even went there? Don't get me wrong, this book was fan-freaking-tastic!!!! I don't know where to begin, so lets start at the beginning shall we..... April goes to college, runs in to cute, hot guy, like literally runs into him. (That was great by the way) Instant connection, we are talking sparks that are flying. April goes to class, meets another cute, hot guy. Not any sparks this time. Gets to know cute, hot guy, Lukas, and starts to become friends with him. She runs into, not literally this time, the first cute, hot guy. Which we find out is Isaac. Again with the sparks. April finds out something about Isaac, that pretty much puts a halt to her getting to know him any further, even though she really really wants to, and he really really wants her. So she decides to give up on Isaac. And thinks she will be happy. (HA fat chance at that, life is never that easy!) She starts to date other cute guy, Lukas, but then she finds out something about him, which was like really really bad. So she's in a two day self pity party, drunk, hasn't eaten, etc etc. In walks Isaac. He cleans her up, feeds her and they live happily ever after, right? WRONG!!! Just when you think its the ending to a happy beginning, something else happens, and that I am NOT going to give away. You will have to read for your self if you want to know. It does end on a cliffhanger, but not a really really bad, I'm going to pull my teeth out, and maybe stalk the arthur until the next book is out kind of bad. But still it's a cliffhanger. WHY oh WHY to you torture us that way. Does it make you happy to leave us in despair??? anyway, as you can see, I totally enjoyed this book, had to stop and breath deep at some parts (anxiety and all) But so totally worth it. I can NOT wait for the next book. So please Karli Perrin write faster. MUST write faster!

  25. 4 out of 5

    Yomi M.

    WARNING: This book has a love triangle and it ends with a cliffhanger. Even though I gave the book a 3 star rating I still liked it and I thought that the author did a great job for it being her debut novel. Her sentences/paragraphs flowed really well and I did not see what happened with (view spoiler)[Lukas coming at all (the whole arranged marriage and at the end with the fire). (hide spoiler)] However, I had two problems with the book: 1. (view spoiler)[The first one being when April was dreami WARNING: This book has a love triangle and it ends with a cliffhanger. Even though I gave the book a 3 star rating I still liked it and I thought that the author did a great job for it being her debut novel. Her sentences/paragraphs flowed really well and I did not see what happened with (view spoiler)[Lukas coming at all (the whole arranged marriage and at the end with the fire). (hide spoiler)] However, I had two problems with the book: 1. (view spoiler)[The first one being when April was dreaming about Isaac for about two weeks, maybe because I don’t believe in insta-love/love at first sight I just found it a bit odd, considering they were not “together” for that long. There was also the fact that when she begins going out with Lukas her dreams stop out of nowhere (or at least that’s how it seemed to me). (hide spoiler)] 2. (view spoiler)[Then there was the fact that after she learns about Lukas being engaged she lets herself go (the drinking, not going to class, etc). I mean I understand that she was hurt and angry, however, when Isaac goes on to check on her she cries on his shoulder and then she sleeps with him (I know it wasn't immediately but, it happened pretty fast after). (hide spoiler)] What I did like: 1. The conversations between Isaac and April, I loved how sarcastic they were and I could see their chemistry. 2. KATIE, I LOVED her. I thought that she was an awesome friend and I really liked how supportive she was towards April and didn't hesitate to say what was on her mind. And I really liked the humor that she brought to the story. That being said, despite my 3 star rating I look forward to reading the second book in the series when it comes out.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Laura Smith

    I'd read so many good reviews about this book that I was partially excited, partially nervous - I really wanted to like it, what if I didn't??? I didn't like it....I loved it!!! The writing was 1st class, I loved April, she really was a breath if fresh air! No dark secrets in her closest, not a virgin, not a supermodel who didnt know she was hot, not an orphan - ok she did have an alcoholic mother but she was only mentioned a couple of times in passing and had no bearing on the story, come on no I'd read so many good reviews about this book that I was partially excited, partially nervous - I really wanted to like it, what if I didn't??? I didn't like it....I loved it!!! The writing was 1st class, I loved April, she really was a breath if fresh air! No dark secrets in her closest, not a virgin, not a supermodel who didnt know she was hot, not an orphan - ok she did have an alcoholic mother but she was only mentioned a couple of times in passing and had no bearing on the story, come on nobody is perfect!!! She was funny, bright, drank to much and reminded a lot of a few girls I met at uni! There is the best friend love, and there is forbidden love, there are Italian restaurants and then there are lanterns in a tree. I know what route I would go down, I just wanted April to do the same thing! I really didnt expect the twist in the middle of the book, it's been a while since that happened to me in a book and while I hate having to wait for another book I really like the fact that April, Isaac and Lukas will be reappearing in my life again (hopefully soon!!!). Brilliant book, laugh out funny, romantic, just enough bedroom (and storage cupboard) antics to keep you on your toes (or a more appropriate pun, but it's late and I can't think of one!), true best friends and six packs! Highly highly recommended! Can't wait for the next one!!!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Leslie

    I was going to give this book three and a half stars, but felt the heroine, "April Adams" was so refreshing that I felt compelled to bump it up to four. Let me explain. I primarily read romance novels...some have been great, some have not, but almost none of the characters take any time to "think" about their life decisions and how they may affect someone else. So, you can imagine my delight when this story began to unfold and selfless acts ensued. Now, I'm not going to pretend that this book wa I was going to give this book three and a half stars, but felt the heroine, "April Adams" was so refreshing that I felt compelled to bump it up to four. Let me explain. I primarily read romance novels...some have been great, some have not, but almost none of the characters take any time to "think" about their life decisions and how they may affect someone else. So, you can imagine my delight when this story began to unfold and selfless acts ensued. Now, I'm not going to pretend that this book wasn't chock full of angst, drama and some terrible alcohol induced decision making, either. April Showers is Perrin's first novel, with a sequel, April Fools, about to be released. I've said it before, but if this was her first attempt, I'm pretty impressed. I mean, yeah, there were some overused words and some of the storyline was a tad cliche...although, I didn't already know where the story was going because surprises in this book were bountiful. And I ADORED that element... a lot! Not to mention how many times I laughed out loud at April's inner banter. So, bottom line, if you enjoy good romances set in England...yep, Perrin is a delightful Brit with hilarious timing, then you will most certainly enjoy this book. I know I absolutely did!! *grabs Kindle and opens April Fools*

  28. 5 out of 5

    Sera ~ Catty Reader

    I made the mistake of starting this book right before I had to go to sleep and I ended up reading it until 4:30am. It was a very enjoyable, fun book. April meets a handsome stranger and falls head over heels for him. But when she finds out who he really is, things get very complicated. Enter a very sweet and caring friend - lukas. Aprils struggles with who she likes more and who she's supposed to like. I really liked all of the characters. It seemed very real and you could really feel the instan I made the mistake of starting this book right before I had to go to sleep and I ended up reading it until 4:30am. It was a very enjoyable, fun book. April meets a handsome stranger and falls head over heels for him. But when she finds out who he really is, things get very complicated. Enter a very sweet and caring friend - lukas. Aprils struggles with who she likes more and who she's supposed to like. I really liked all of the characters. It seemed very real and you could really feel the instant tension between April and Isaac. I also really liked Lukas and I wasn't sure who I wanted her to end up with. The writing is really great and it pulls you in. It is a fast read and I finished it all in one sitting. I liked April as a main character and her best friend Katie was also a nice addition to the story. What made this book - for me - better than four stars is largely because it's the first New Adult book I've read that actually managed to suprise me on the plot on several occasions. I really enjoyed that and on top of that, it's a really nice and fun read. A great debut and I'd recommend it to any fan of the new adult genre. I do really dislike that it ends with a cliffhanger because the wait for the next book is probably going to be very long. Since I can't wait to read the next book!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Teri

    First let me say that this ends with the mother of all cliffhangers...I about stopped breathing. I give this story 4 stars...I enjoyed the writing, the characters (for the most part) and the story. My issues with this story have to do with my personal preferences and what I wanted, not the writing or plot or anything like that. **SPOILER ALERT** Okay, look, I get that whole I meet this guy and he makes me feel...whatever, excited, he's hot and we flirt and its magical, I do, I get it...but I gotta First let me say that this ends with the mother of all cliffhangers...I about stopped breathing. I give this story 4 stars...I enjoyed the writing, the characters (for the most part) and the story. My issues with this story have to do with my personal preferences and what I wanted, not the writing or plot or anything like that. **SPOILER ALERT** Okay, look, I get that whole I meet this guy and he makes me feel...whatever, excited, he's hot and we flirt and its magical, I do, I get it...but I gotta tell you I was NOT feeling Isaac AT ALL until 72% and that had more to do what Lukas did...and oh, how I adored Lukas...so, obviously, I wanted things to go a little differently...well, A LOT differently. I don't know whats going on with Abbie, but she's not right...and I wouldn't trust Hollie even though she seemed to redeem herself and what the hell was up with Katie? I mean...hello...married, yeah? Anyhoosals...I did like the story, I will read the next one, I can not believe the ending..it was like...woah, it came way outta left field. This book surprised me a few times, where I did the very audible gasp. I look forward to more from this author.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Erin

    Hey everyone! I love the latest New Adult/contemporary stuff that is coming out my fair isle, the latest of which is Karli Perrin's stomping debut, April Showers, following the eponymous April through her first months at Manchester University. It was a great read, engrossing and fast paced, chock-full of British wit and humour as well as a lot of this! And this! And one of these! But fair warning, there's a DOOZIE of a cliffhanger and at the end my face looked like this: If you're unsure about 'New Hey everyone! I love the latest New Adult/contemporary stuff that is coming out my fair isle, the latest of which is Karli Perrin's stomping debut, April Showers, following the eponymous April through her first months at Manchester University. It was a great read, engrossing and fast paced, chock-full of British wit and humour as well as a lot of this! And this! And one of these! But fair warning, there's a DOOZIE of a cliffhanger and at the end my face looked like this: If you're unsure about 'New Adult' (and especially if you're a fellow Brit) this should definitely be your starting point. April Showers exemplifies the genre, full of drama and humour. I hope the next installment comes very, very soon!

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