{ARC Review} On Paper Wings by Magan Vernon

Title: On Paper Wings
Series: My Paper Heart #2
Author: Magan Vernon
Published: 13th Nov 2014
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romnace
Source: eARC provided by author for fair & honest review
Rating: 4.5/5

Taking a leap of faith is one thing, but learning to get up when you fall is a whole other story. 

After a summer spent with her Aunt Dee in tiny Elsbury, Louisiana, former Chicago princess Libby Gentry traded in her old life for a new one with the southern Casanova, Blaine Crabtree. 

But just when she thinks things are changing for the better, old girlfriends of Blaine's start coming back into the picture, and not a single one of them are friendly or bad on the eyes. Combine the worry of passing her first semester at St. Joseph Community College and sponsoring her tomboy cousin in cotillion and Libby can barely keep up. 

It's hard to learn to fly on paper wings. They're flimsy and can easily break. But if Libby can mend a broken heart, hopefully she can learn to fly. 

On Paper Wings was an excellent follow up to My Paper Heart 

The story:
I was so glad to see that My Paper Heart wasn't the end of Libby's story. She may have grown up a lot in that first book, but I felt she still had a lot of things to learn. She's still struggling with her insecurities, not only with her appearance, but also with her relationship with Blaine. Bumping into a couple of bitter ex lovers of Blaine's doesn't help the situation either. As a result she starts to loose control of her eating disorder and tension between her and Blaine comes to a head. Both characters must learn to have faith in one another for their relationship to work, but can overcome all the obstacles that threaten to break them apart?

The characters:
Libby is still a little immature, she jumps to conclusions and struggles to trust Blaine no matter how hard he tries to show her she's the only girl he wants. She almost has to hit rock bottom before she realises the mistakes she's making and can grow into the woman that everyone around her knows she can be.

Blaine is a much calmer character than Libby. He's more relaxed and secure in their relationship too. But he does have his insecurities, especially when Libby befriends a fellow male student. But overall he trusts Libby and is always there for her when she needs him most.

The romance:
These two have to go through a lot of issues over the course of the relationship. But all these obstacles only make their love stronger. They prove to each other time and time again that nothing will break them apart - so sweet.

The writing:
I love Magan's honest style of writing. Her characters have flaws and make mistakes. And her love scenes are a mix of sexy and sometimes hilariously awkward!

On Paper Wings was an excellent follow up to My Paper Heart. The characters become stronger and more resilient and I loved seeing them grown into the adults I knew they could be!

Sexuality: mild-medium / some minor sex scenes
Violence: mild
Language: mild-medium / some f words
Drugs & alcohol: mild-medium / some underage drinking

1 comment:

  1. I saw that a character is immature in a NA novel and it left me cringing, I am glad to hear that everything else kind of made up for that


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