Apartment 2B by K Webster
Sidney has a rough life. Her mom is incredibly abusive both mentally and physically. One day, she’s awarded the escape she’s always wanted and thrust into a world she barely understands. Each day is a struggle to feel human and not terrified of everything around her.
Sidney has rules. Routines. Structure. It’s the only way she can cope.
When a handsome, yet mysterious stranger inserts himself into her life, Sidney begins to come apart at the seams. She’s having trouble sticking to her habits and it’s threatening to shred any hope of a normal life to pieces.
Will this stranger help her in ways no other person can, or will things get worse for her?
He comes with his own set of problems and secrets he’s unwilling to share. Will they work together through the mess of their pasts or will they get caught up enabling each other? Will their toxic relationship ultimately be destined for demise?
So I went into this book with an open mind, like I do every book. The only difference is that I usually understand what genre I’m reading. This book is a paranormal romance, which I have no problem with at all. I actually enjoy reading PNR from time to time, but I had no clue that this book was in that genre prior to reading it. So obviously when big moments occurred in the story I was taken back a bit, and freaking out trying to figure what the hell was going on! I was laughing at myself because I was so confused the whole time, and by the time the end came around I was just mildly disappointed. That being said the book is clearly labeled as paranormal on Amazon, I personally just didn’t know. I just wanted to make that clear in my review.
Sidney is a very troubled girl that I just felt compassion for immediately. She grew up with an extremely abusive mother, and now has to live with those scars both on the outside and inside. This abuse that she suffered by the hands of her mother has left her in such a fragile state, that she can’t even handle someone’s touch. So once she is free from that situation she tries to make her life better for herself by just being normal, getting a job and moving etc…
This is when she meets Liam, a super hot mysterious stranger who just happens to be there whenever she needs him. They have an immediate connection that is actually very sweet and interesting to say the very least. Sidney lets Liam get closer to her than anyone ever has, and the struggles she feels are not only physical, but mental. She wants so badly to touch Liam and feel every part of him, she just can’t bring herself to do it. The build up from that alone drove me crazy!
Then another character is brought in and screwed me all up! And yes I’m laughing at myself as I write this, because in hindsight I should have probably realized what was going on and put the pieces together that this wasn’t a simple romantic read. And to be honest when the book was over I had to switch up my thinking and act like I knew it was a paranormal. Then I decided not to do that, because basically if I find a book entertaining it won’t really matter what the genre is right? Right, so that’s what I did. And to be honest I was very vocal and on the edge of my seat for a big portion of the book, and I was thoroughly entertained. The characters actually seemed kind of perfect in their mannerisms in relation to who and what they were to the story. Is this type of PNR my cup of tea? No, not really but I could see a number of people enjoying it way more than me. I liked it, but I didn’t love it. And if someone says something that triggers something in this book, I would definitely recommend it to them.
I’m a thirty-two-year-old self-proclaimed book nerd. Married for nearly eleven years, my husband and I enjoy spending time with our two lovely children. Writing is a newly acquired fun hobby for me. In the past, I’ve enjoyed the role as a reader. However, recently, I learned that I absolutely love taking on the creative role as the writer. Something about determining how the story will play out intrigues me to no end. My husband claims that it’s because I like to control things—in a way, he’s right!
By day, I run around from appointment to appointment, wearing many hats including, mom, wife, part-time graphic designer, blogger, networker, social media stalker, student, business owner, and book boyfriend hunter. (It’s actually a thing—complete with pink camo. I lurk around the internet, “researching” pictures of hot guys who fit the profile of whatever book boyfriend I’m reading or writing about)
I guess you can blame my obsession with books on my lovely grandmother, who is quite possibly my favorite person on the planet. At an early age, she took me to the half-priced bookstore each weekend and allowed me to choose a book. Every single time, she caved when I begged for two. Without her encouragement, I wouldn’t have been able to cope during some hard times without my beloved books.
Currently, I am finishing up my college degree that has taken me forever to complete. It’s just on the list of my many “bucket-list” goals that I subject myself to.
Most days, you can find me firmly planted in front of my computer. It’s my life. If the world ever loses power, I’d be one of the first to die—of boredom! But I guess as long as I have books and a light, I might just survive.
Looking forward, you can expect to see two more novels in the Breaking the Rules Series. I’m nearly finished with the third. Also, I have a standalone novel that will be released soon as well.
This writing experience has been a blast, and I’ve met some really fabulous people along the way. I hope my readers enjoy reading my stories as much as I do writing them. I look forward to connecting with you all!
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