If you'd like to keep up with how I'm doing you can check out the goodreads widget on the sidebar - so far I'm one in!
Along with the 12 in 14 challenge, I've also decided to do reviews on each book. First up is
I received this book as a Christmas gift along with a few others and it was not on my to-read list but starting with the first page I wondered why I hadn't discovered it via goodreads. Either way, in the beginning the story line caught my attention. Basically the main character Emily, moves back home with her mother after the reality of her fathers failing health hits home. However, Emily is really dreading the move, until she runs into old friends from school and a new, and one old, love interest. Long story short the book is mainly about finding love in a dead end town and how rushing things, or not really loving someone fully can come back to haunt you.
It was an interesting read and although about halfway through I realized that I wasn't really into it, I did continue to read because I'm one of those people that likes to find out how the story ends. I wasn't too fond of all the sex, but in the authors defense the book description does pretty much foreshadow that there would be a lot of those types of scenes - I'm just one of those weird people that does not enjoy book sex, which is why I haven't picked up 50 shades yet. Anyway, I liked the characters and there were some really enjoyable parts but I hated the way the book ended. I won't spoil it incase you like the description - and lets face it, the fact that it has sex, lol just kidding - but I just really thought the ending was a bit lack luster, I wanted a bit more umph or at least if it didn't go one way then the character would realize and go the other - that will make sense when you read it. I also didn't like how a really minor character ended up being a big character at the end - it was just really annoying to me. Anyway, on goodreads I rated it a two but then went back and rated it a three - it wasn't horrible but it just wasn't the best and I did finish it in 2 days which meant it was pretty dang good otherwise. If you'd like to check out other reviews you can click the book title under the image above and it will take you to the books good read page.
Next up will be "The Reverend's Wife" by Kimberla Lawson Roby.
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