3.5 Star Review by Ashley
Olivia Howe is a new author for me and this is the first book of hers that I've read. It is no secret that I love me a good romantic suspense story and Pretty Bird definitely hit the nail on the head. It was just what I was looking for: fast- paced and equal parts funny and nerve wracking. I hooked from the get go and the main reason was Kenna.
She is pretty spectacular. I mean it isn't everyday that someone survives a plane crash but to learn the love of your life had perished in said crash, talk about starting out with a bang. Then to be thrown into a world full of lies, deceit and danger because of it. On top of that, there is the whole, trying to put the pieces of your life back together again after the whole traumatic experience. I really feel that Kenna's reactions to everything were realistic. I felt her confusion, pain, anger, grief and letting go. I was nervous that with everything she threw herself into to try and get to the bottom of the whole sordid mess that she wouldn't be able to work through her feelings. I was wrong- big time. Of course, it didn't hurt that there was the super sexy Nathan there.
Nathan was the hero that this book needed. He not only let Kenna pursue the perpetrators but he was her sounding board and shoulder to lean on. He was supportive and protective at the same time.Things get really intense and while emotions are high there are somethings that are said and done between Nathan and Kenna that had me cheering. These two aren't lacking in chemistry at all. They fight hard and love harder. That being said, I felt that there were some holes in the development of their relationship. I just wanted a bit more- some connecting outside of the drama.
Olivia Howe packed quite a punch in this book. My emotions were high from page one and I just had to know what would happen. I kept thinking to myself how much more can this girl take? Just when I thought I had something figured out there would be another twist to throw me, and Kenna, off track. Overall, I found Pretty Bird quite enjoyable. And if you like your love stories to start in the most unconventional of ways, then you won't want to miss this one.
About the Author
Olivia Howe resides in a small town located in Maine. Born in 1994, she is a very young bestselling author. Originally from Florida, she considers herself a Mainer. In her spare time, she loves to write, listen to rock music, and spend time with her family and friends. She's big on supporting authors and their books. She owns a book blog called Beautifully Broken Book Blog.
Olivia's family is her life. She has three beautiful nieces whom she adores. They've helped inspire her to continue her writing career.
She's known for the two Amazon bestselling series: The Dark Love Series and The Killer Novella Series. She has many more books in the works and some being published soon.
Olivia's a huge fan of the Golden State Warriors, Patriots, and Red Sox. She's a TV show fanatic. Her favorites include: The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, Under the Dome, Blue Bloods, Vikings, Grey's Anatomy, The O.C., Orphan Black, Breaking Bad, Friday Night Lights, Homeland, Chicago Fire, Revenge, Chasing Life, and many more. She loves rock music. Her favorites include: Led Zeppelin, Nirvana, Tesla, The Cure, Godsmack, Audioslave, Motley Crue, The Honorary Title, Candlebox, Evanescence, Lynyrd Sknyrd, and many more.