Ignite by Lily Paradis

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After her father’s untimely demise in a mining accident and her mother’s abandonment, Lauren Lindsay is no stranger to loss. She’s used to living life for one person: herself. That is, until another family tragedy thrusts three children into her care and uproots her life in ways she could never imagine.

Lauren’s first instinct is to run, until she meets their striking, mysterious neighbor Dean Powell. Their immediate chemistry and his connection with her late father just might be enough to keep her in town long enough to uncover pieces of her past that she never had answers to. Dean’s shady past and her reluctance to trust him could cost her the life she’s always been searching for, but will she run back to her old life?

Or will she choose to stay and live the life her father always imagined for her?

Giselle’s Review:

Gosh way to pull at my heart strings Lily Paradis. Ignite is Lily’s debut novel and holy hell she does not disappoint! Ignite was everything you want in a YA/NA novel. It is a fun, angst-filled, and perfectly cheesy novel with plenty of twists and turns you will just LOVE.

Ignite can be considered a YA/NA novel cause the romantic content is strictly YA but the characters are in that NA age. This made the book completely unique in my eyes and even though the attraction and chemistry between Lauren and Dean was killing me, I still adored the relationship they had.

So here are some point’s I’d like to address to show why I loved this book:

1) Dean Powell. I repeat DEAN POWELL (Henry Cavill). The fact that Dean Powell was Henry Cavill’s look-alike made me automatically attracted to him but it was Dean’s confident, sexy, caring personality that made me fall in love with him.

2) The plot. Okay. So right from the start one of the main conflicts in the novel just kind of hits you and it’s like BAM, attention grabbed. Lily Paradis truly knows how to grab her readers attention and her writing skill is just A+.

3) The supporting character’s just add to the magnificence of Ignite. Emma, Jed, Callie, Jenny, Chase, without them this story would not have been complete.

4) Can I mention Dean Powell again because that boy is just totally swoon-worthy and he is still a huge mystery I can’t wait to unravel.

Ignite will grab ahold of you from the first page and it will ignite a love in you for this book, that you will not be able to get rid of.

I definitely recommend this extraordinary debut novel to anyone looking for a fun and romantic, but also heart-wrenching novel, about the hand life deals us and the paths we take.

Silvana’s Review:

Ignite was such a fun read! I needed a book like this after reading Ruthless People. It is light but do not let it fool you because it has its clutching-heart parts. I had some laughs and some tears when I read this. It’s a good start to a new series. I really want more from Lily Paradis.

The story starts with Lauren getting a phone call from her uncle. He tells her there has been a sad event and suddenly she finds herself with three kids whom are non-other than her step-siblings.

Lauren is filled with so many emotions inside of her, and I don’t blame her. I totally understand, because if I put myself in her feet, I would be so afraid and I wouldn’t know what to do. But unlike me, Lauren had Dean.

Dean was so easy to like. Even if many ugly things happened /cough/ you know if you read it /cough/ he found a way to my heart. I sometimes was caught off guard with all his mood swings but you get to know by the end, don’t worry. I was very pleased how this story concluded and I am dying for Dean’s POV, which I found out by the lovely author that releases on 2015!! SO FAR. But okay. FIIIIIIIINE I will try not to combust of excitement.

The siblings: I LOOOOOVED them. Specially Emma. She’s such a cupcake to love. She’s the cutest and funniest. I wish I could be friends with her and dance around the house and eat ice cream and be super best friends with Dean. DON’T I WANT THAT. The siblings were so fun to read.

The whole dad plot was AH MAZING. I MUST HAND IT TO YOU LILY PARADIS. By the end I was definitely not okay. I squealed so hard! My heart is so happy after reading this book and I am so happy to review it. I got to meet some great characters and can’t wait to meet more!

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