Remember When (Remember Trilogy #1) by T. Torrest | Book Review

Synopsis

Years before Trip Wiley could be seen on movie screens all over the world, he could be seen sitting in the desk behind me in my high school English class.

This was back in 1990, and I cite the year only to avoid dumbfounding you when references to big hair or stretch pants are mentioned. Although, come to think of it, I am from New Jersey, which may serve as explanation enough. We were teenagers then, way back in a time before anyone could even dream he’d turn into the Hollywood commodity that he is today.

In case you live under a rock and don’t know who Trip Wiley is, just know that these days, he’s the actor found at the top of every casting director’s wish list. He’s incredibly talented and insanely gorgeous, the combination of which has made him very rich, very famous and very desirable.

And not just to casting directors, either.

I can’t confirm any of the gossip from his early years out in Tinseltown, but based on what I knew of his life before he was famous, I can tell you that the idea of Girls-Throwing-Themselves-At-Trip is not a new concept.

I should know. I was one of them.

And my life hasn’t been the same since.

Review

I can’t believe that this book really affected me that much that I got so engrossed reading it I almost finish it in one sitting. I just forced myself to stop because I have to work the next day. LOL!

It’s really good and I’m thankful for the ARC provided. Ahhh, the perks of being a blogger.

Well anyways, the setting of this book is in the early 90s, when kids were not yet that engrossed with Internet and other technologies and literally have outdoor activity.

This details the teenage years of Trip Wiley and Layla Warren before things got complicated.

This book was narrated by Layla. Though I was born in 1989, I still can’t connect with the detailed description of the 90’s kids. 😀 So to give you some vivid detail, here’s a pic:

Trip Wiley was the new kid on the block. He was well-traveled. He’s gorgeous and everyone was curious about him. But he’s eyes were already set on Layla even though she doesn’t know it. They became friends and had been inseparable ever since. He maybe appear confident but when it comes to Layla, he becomes tongue-tied and unsure of himself.

Then there’s Layla. The joker. She’s popular and everybody likes her, though she seems clueless. She fell hard for Trip but then high school graduation came. She wants focus and Trip will just make her mind coincide with her plans. But deep inside, she’s just unsure of herself and of how Trip will accept if she let’s her feelings out.

So yeah, you already have an idea how this story will end. They went and chase after their dreams. Will they be able to find their passions? Will they succeed? How will Layla react if she saw Trip Wiley again as an A-List Actor?

P.S. And just so you know, this book also contains some hot and steamy scenes that’ll make you swoon over Trip. I so love him! I can’t wait to read their happy-ever-after.

Rating: 4/5

Disclaimer: This review copy was provided by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.

 

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Dear Adam by Ava Zavora | Book Review

Synopsis

“You’re the more real to me than any man I’ve ever known … ”

To book blogger Eden, Adam is the embodiment of every literary fantasy she’s ever had. Intelligent, wickedly funny, sexy, and attentive – he and his fascinating life seem right out of a novel. Their whirlwind relationship is so intense and all consuming that soon she can’t imagine being with anyone else.

But there’s one little thing that’s keeping Adam and Eden from their happily ever after.

They’ve never met. She doesn’t even know what he looks like.

Despite how hard she’s fallen for him and how he makes her feel, Eden’s doubts begin to threaten their passionate love affair. Why is he so mysterious? Why does he seem reluctant to meet her? What is Adam hiding?

Afraid that she’s being made a fool of, Eden is forced to choose between her heart and her head. Is Adam too good to be true, as her common sense is telling her, or is the truth more startling than fiction?

Book Review

Why I Don’t Have a Boyfriend?

When asked out, I am hesitant, my glance straying to the beefy, 400-page mystery thriller lounging seductively on the nightstand next to my bed, with come hither eyes that promise an exciting evening of one climax after another. Never had a chance. Staying in Saturday night.

The longest relationship I’ve ever been was with a man who was all sorts of wrong for me and even worse. But dude let me read as long as I want and gave me leather bound, limited edition of The Hobbit for my birthday. Farewell, Mr-So-Wrong for Me- we’ll always have Middle Earth.

Instead of marrying myself (that’s so last year). I think I’ll marry a library instead. In sickness and in health. ‘Till death do us part. I do.

Reading the first chapter got me hooked right away. Finally, a book dedicated to book bloggers. Squeee! A perfect book for bookworms and bloggers. I just can’t help but sigh. The first 5 paragraphs state exactly how bookworms really feel and some cannot just get it. A bookworm connects to a fellow bookworm, you know.

It started with a tweet from @adamagelast regarding a review of The Angel’s Shadow written by Valiente. The tweet goes like this:

@bookbohemian Excellent review. Though I immediately dislike you for having seen Valiente in the flesh.

Eden replied….then replied after the next not realizing that they were actually conversing and for the first time she felt the excitement she haven’t felt in a while. Tweets turned into direct messages, to emails, to chats, to voice mails then to actual phone calls between the two; which later on, metamorphosed into a serious long distance relationship.

MEET THE CHARACTERS

EDEN. She’s a legal secretary by day and a book blogger who hides behind Book Bohemian Blog at night. She has a teenage son and is a single mother. She doesn’t go out that much and prefers the company of her books. And I guess for a book blogger like her, it’s a dream come true to find someone you’ll fall in love with in the internet who also shows interest in the books you read.

Meet ADAM. The mystery man. Somehow I pictured him as a big guy who has scars on his body and is somehow afraid to reveal himself for the fear of being not accepted. He is very secretive and sometimes a bit paranoid on what he’s doing in the internet. By reading his messages to Eden, I can conclude that he’s a well-read individual though I can sense a dark past in him.

Though I’d love to tell all the things I love about this book, there were also dull moments in it. There were times when I think the dialogs between the two got so long that I found it boring. Though I really love all the messages. They’re kind of deep and very exceptional. It’s difficult to find books like this nowadays. Some books just attract audience with its gorgeous cover, or with its phenomenal blurbs but the sense ends there. This book, however, is different. The banter and exchange of opinions between the two characters are very quick-witted and sounds like statements coming from two keen individuals.

I like the feel of mystery though I must say the last chapters really suck although the author redeemed herself in the end. I have a difficulty deciding if I want to jump in joy or roll my eyes because of what happened at the last few chapters prior to the ending of the book. Nevertheless, it was a good book and it’s a must read.

Quotable Quotes

Men are not men anymore, women are not women. We are different. Women have stronger qualities than men, men have stronger qualities than women, and that’s OK. We are not equal. That isn’t to say or is above the other. It means, we have our own differences, and they should be cherished, not manipulated so we all become asexual, robotic, politically correct utilities.

“Men court and women choose.”

“In real life, men can be inconstant. Here now, gone tomorrow.”

“I have a theory about men and marriage. It’s not so much about finding the right women, but I think men have to be ready and then they marry whoever they’re with at the time.”

Rating: 4/5

Disclaimer: This review copy was provided by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Perfect Regret (Bad Rep #2) by A. Meredith Walters | Book Review

Synopsis

Riley Walker makes all the right decisions and knows exactly where her life is headed.

Riley Walker does not make mistakes.

Riley Walker certainly doesn’t make spontaneous decisions.

But then Riley Walker gets dumped.

Spectacularly, gut-wrenching, stomp all over her heart dumped. And she is feeling more than a little angry. And a whole lot bitter. And suddenly the girl who has always done everything right feels like doing something completely wrong.

Garrett Bellows, lead guitarist for the local band, Generation Rejects, is going through life without a plan. Trying not to think past the next gig or the next party, he has worked hard to not become too attached to anyone or anything. So he is shocked to find himself drawn to the snarky girl with a chip on her shoulder. She pisses him off and puts him down. He knows she’s nothing more than a self-entitled college brat who thinks she’s better than the townie boy without a future.

Alcohol and a hefty dose of lust leads to a night both Riley and Garrett immediately regret. Her embarrassment, his pride and the weight of rumors and misconceptions convince Riley and Garrett that their one-time indiscretion will never be repeated. Particularly when their harshest critics are each other.

But how do you reconcile a head that wants to let go with a heart that keeps holding on?

And what happens when your biggest regret begins to seem almost perfect?

Review

“Blessed are the hearts that can bend; for they shall never be broken.”

If you thought Riley and Damien would end up together, then you’re so wrong. It turns out Damien is an asshole and had actually dumped Riley because he thought their relationship lacks something. This is in turn, made Riley a depressed and lovesick woman who was beginning to question her judgment when it came to guys and dating and other blah blah blah stuff.

I honestly thought Damien and Riley were perfect together but sometimes first impressions are not that accurate. I mean yeah, they seem so compatible. They both support the environment. They’re both English majors. They “fit together like the proverbial missing puzzle pieces, each complementing the other.”Their relationship had been simple and easy. She thought he was her soul mate, and they’ll share eternal undying love.

Then there’s Garrett Bellows, the lead guitarist of Generation Rejects and is a total pothead. Riley and Garrett got off at a bad start and their relationship was already doomed even before it started. For self-righteous Riley, Garrett is the emblem of a loser. He totally disgusts her.

While I may not blame Riley for her awful thoughts on Garrett, I can’t help but feel sorry for the guy. She may not know it but Garrett has stopped living for a while since he lost his loved ones and he’s acting the part of being a loser and a pothead because that’s the behavior people expect from him.

Garrett Bellows is one of the deepest characters I’ve read. He’s shattered inside and had come to terms with it. He’s very real and doesn’t sugarcoat his words just to appease a person. And I think, with Riley’s personality, she definitely needs an eye-opener like him. He has been through a lot. He’s surviving but is still mourning his loved ones. I loved his songs and how he uses it to grieve and express his feelings.

Riley Walker, on the other hand, is another story. In the first book, I found her a bit weird and since she’s pro-environment and tends to lecture Maysie, I thought she was really righteous at that time. It turns out I’m right. I’m seriously pissed at her. They way she judged Garrett and treated him like booty call since she doesn’t have anything to do with a guy who doesn’t think much of his future except to play music and earn a little keep. That’s a big turn off, especially if the guy is really sincere with his word and would give the world if he has to.

This girl certainly carries baggage. She’s got issues with herself and her beliefs. She came from a good family with a loving and very understanding parents but her personality is so different from her two hippie parents.

I hated the fact that the whole book focused almost on Riley doing her best to think of reasons why she and Garrett shouldn’t be together. I want to smack her head for taking so long to realize that they’re good together.

It’s great that Jordan and Maysie are still included in this book. If I were to choose among the two ladies, I’d still choose her. She’s so different from Riley and even though she has issues, she still sees the good in people.

Garrett’s character is not difficult to like. He’s a songwriter too, so that’s a plus. I really liked that song he wrote for Riley.

I hadn’t expected it

It thought you were a joke.

Your whispered words

Wrapped around my throat.

I hated that I loved it

The way you reached inside

Clawing through the wreckage

And the pieces that have died.

You don’t even know it,

You’re blind to what you see

The disillusioned lies

Bleeding out of me.

Quiet slumbers before the storm

Violent eyes, passionate cries,

Resisting and tormenting wanting more.

There is no beginning without an end,

No tomorrow, no future,

losing it all again.

Our story is a nightmare,

Written in stone,

Nothing can change it,

I’ll still be alone.

You want me to need you.

You’ll be waiting awhile.,

Piercing my world

with the ice of your smile.

Your touch is toxic

Your heart’s a mess

Which is why you’ll always be

My prefect regret

My prefect regret.

Regret….

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My mask means nothing

You see who I am

Breaking me down

on the ground where I stand.

I wanted to lose you

In the face of your pain

Stranded in the dust

Hounded by the shame.

You hated

I loved

I was wrong

You were done

If tragedy had a soul

It was mine you took hold

Caught in the vice

It felt so right.

Terrified to lose

What I never could keep

Drowning in regret

Push it down deep.

But the sun does shine

On the wicked and mean

You licked all my tears

Scraped my heart clean

Together we are more

than the sum of it all

Mighty shall stand

While the weak shall fall

My mistakes almost ruined

The place I belong

Beside you, behind you,

For ever how long.

Take this heart

That no longer bends

Wrap it up tight

It still needs to mend.

My beautiful girl

My breath

My life

I will love you

Hold you

Whatever the price.

Stay with me now

Until time grows old

And only then

Beautiful girl

Will our story be told.

Riley’s one lucky girl. I’m sure there’d be plenty of women out there who would gladly jump his bones! LOL!

Love is really just around the corner. Even if you’re not looking for it, it would still haunt you until you succumb to the feeling. And once you’re infected, your heart won’t choose whom you’re going to fall in love to. Just cherish the moment. Accept it and you’ll be rewarded with a lifetime of happiness.

Rating: 4/5

Disclaimer: This review copy was provided by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Back to Life by Danielle Allen | Book Review

Synopsis

Sahara Lee is damaged by grief and guilt.

Ten years ago her world was turned upside down and she never recovered. One decision, one choice, one accident killed the person she was before.

The old Sahara had family, friends, and the love of her life. Now Sahara isolates herself from any and everything she once loved. Immersing herself in fashion, art, and music as a way to escape the pain of the past, she accepts her lonely existence as penance for the role she played in the accident.

That is, until she meets Tyree Barker.

Back to Life reminds you that living and existing are two completely different ways to go through life. Grief will break you but guilt, guilt will destroy you. And once that happens, what can bring you back to life?

Review

The story started a bit off for me but greatly improved when I finished the first 5 chapters. The plot was good. It was a bit intense. The characters have contrasting personalities.

The story starts off with Sahara persuading her best friend, Emily, to attend a party to celebrate the successful examination she just finished that day. They got pretty wasted during the party so she called Emmanuel to drive them. At the intersection near their dormitory, an irresponsible driver, bumped into the right side of the car, and Emmanuel’s car in turn collided into the police patrol car which are in front of them. Emily broke her legs killing her chance of dancing ballet. Emmanuel broke his arm and leg sweeping his chance of playing basketball professionally as well. The patrol car that crashed into them contained Sahara’s dad and another police officer. The two died on the spot.

Ten years later… 

Sahara Lee is still stuck in the past. She fled her town after the accident but she hasn’t recovered ever since. Nightmares visit her every night. She’s lucky if she can sleep 4 hours straight without nightmares. It has been difficult. She lives alone and the only thing that gives her satisfaction is her performance at work. She has learned to numb herself from any pain and no one has broken down her wall.

Well, not until Tyree Barker…

Tyree Barker us a businessman and inherited his grandfather’s properties. He moved to the building where Sahara is also living. His grandfather just died and he wanted to start anew. He managed to wedge himself towards Sahara’s heart. He has a good heart and this made Sahara trust him more. She shared her past to him and in return he helped her deal with it. H was there when she has nightmares and when she thinks she can’t take it anymore. He gave her a reason to believe in hope and happiness. He freed her from her past but he hasn’t shared one important part of his past to her that might ruin what they have.

Everything’s been good until news about Chris Cole brings every bitter memory back. Cole, who was the drunken teenager that caused the accident, is up for parole and he has a good chance of being granted one. To prevent this, Sahara has to testify and for her to do so means going back to the hometown she fled 10 years ago. Is she ready to visit her past? What would happen if she sees Emmanuel?

Emmanuel Mills was her first love. She’d been crushing on him for as long as she remembered not knowing that he also feels the same. Manny plans on confessing to her after he finishes his finals but then circumstances came along and when he woke up from his coma, she’s already gone.

This is where the confusion begins, and this is also the part where Sahara becomes annoying. Yes, it may be confusing to choose between the two but she shouldn’t play with the emotions of the two men. I think I anticipated her choice in the end. It was expected considering what she went through. But will there be a happily ever after? What if faith has a funny way of showing that they were really not meant for each other? That would really suck, right?

The ending left me befuddled. From what I’ve read, I smell a book coming soon. So please just release it already because it’s certainly left me hanging!

Rating: 4/5

Disclaimer: This review copy was provided by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Fool’s Game by Heather Huffman | Book Review

Synopsis

At the request of the U.S. Government, Caitlyn O’Rourke faked her death years ago, only to be reborn as the Cat—a deadly black-ops agent tasked with working for the shadowy organization Chameleon and doing the jobs that can’t be done in the light of day. Now, on the verge of taking down a notorious drug lord and rescuing a captured Chameleon agent, Cat is targeted for assassination…from within. But who’s making the call, and why?

As she attempts to uncover answers and stay alive, Cat finds herself working alongside Cody Kingsley, the mysterious senator who broke her heart and betrayed her long ago. Along with an inner circle of fellow agents, Cat and Cody must untangle the web of lies that surrounds them before it’s too late.

From the sultry streets of New Orleans to a secluded plantation in Ecuador to Washington, DC, Cat must elude an agent hell-bent on her destruction while figuring out how high up the ladder the conspiracy reaches. At the same time, she must work through her tumultuous and conflicting emotions where both Cody and fellow agent Galloway—who may or may not have her best interests at heart—are concerned.

A thrill ride of emotions, suspense, and action, Fool’s Game intertwines matters of the heart and survival …and the only thing certain is that Cat will never be the same.

Review

Never complain when things are too easy.

This is a little bit different from the books I was used to read, although I sometimes read this kind of genre too. The book started out with a prologue in which Cody was dreaming about a tawny cougar. I can’t relate at first because I can’t understand the euphemism behind the tawny cougar cat. I really thought I had the wrong book because it was totally misleading.

If there was anything I loved best about this book, it would be the kick ass heroine, Caitlyn O’Rourke. She could definitely give Angelina Jolie’s character in Salt a run for her money. Yeah, she’s that good. I love her feistiness and I-don’t-give-a-damn attitude. She’s got a humor and is a tomboy when it comes to combat fighting. She’s part of Chameleon, a group created by the government to intervene in the drug operations that were becoming rampant. She was nicknamed Cougar because of her ability and speed in fighting. It was definitely not in her plan to accept this offer from the President, but because she was heartbroken, she finally agreed. Together with her brother, Jack who was code-named Wolf, and her best friend, Ella, they staged their own death and had been living undercover ever since.

Though Cat maybe a tough nut to crack, she harbors deep regrets and anger inside her for one person she thought she had a future with. Ten years ago, she was a naive teenager, who wants to prove something to her father who seems hell-bent to tell his daughter that she’s unwanted. She did her best but did not succeed because her dad died while doing an undercover operation. But she is thankful enough for having a brother who is so supportive of her.

When she heard of Atlas, a co-Chameleon agent, who is being held hostage by Barrera, whom they suspected to be trafficking drugs and is being protected by the president, she took matters with her own hands. She is determined to find the best agent Chameleon has ever had. He was likened to James Bond, not only with his ability but also with his looks. Atlas is a force to be reckoned with and it will be a shock to both Cat and Atlas when they meet each other for the first time.

Cody, on the other hand, who is a Senator already, had always regretted what could have been a long-time relationship between him and Cat. Sadly, it doesn’t seem like Cat wanted the same thing with him. Could it be that he didn’t pursue her enough? Should he have stopped her when it was still possible? What could have possibly gone wrong? These were still his questions ten years later and Cat still has the same effect on him. Could he still redeem their relationship? Maybe there’s still a chance for them.

Maybe, what I found lacking in this group is its ability to let a reader brainstorm. There were no surprises, no ambushes, and no unexpected criminals lurking as friends. But then this plot tells us something about life. That sometimes, it’s just the way we see it. We don’t have to psychoanalyze everything that is happening around us.

Rating: 4/5

Disclaimer: This review copy was provided by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Not Pretty Enough by Jamie Admans | Book Review

Synopsis

New Year’s Resolutions:

  1. Lloyd Layton will know I exist. He once said three whole words to me, so this is obviously progress. If I don’t get a proper conversation out of him soon, then I’ll take my top off and streak through the cafeteria, because nobody could fail to notice these boobs.
  2. I will not get expelled for streaking through the cafeteria.

Those are the words that begin her mission.

Chessie is fourteen, not pretty enough, and very much in love. Lloyd Layton is hot, popular, and unaware of Chessie’s existence.

Her goal is clear: to get Lloyd to love her as much as she loves him, and she has exactly one year to do it.

As Chessie’s obsession with Lloyd reaches boiling point and she starts to spin a web of lies that spiral out of control, Lloyd turns out to be not quite the prince she thought he was.

Can Chessie avoid the gathering storm before things go too far?

Review

“You don’t need a boyfriend to complete you, and you certainly don’t need one to make you popular, prettier or smarter. As long as you’re being yourself, then you’re perfect.”

This is a really funny book. Teenage girls will surely relate to Chessie who is so much obsessed with her crush that she’s willing to do anything just to make him know that she exists. Just any other girl, she thinks she’s in love with Lloyd Layton and since he “talked” to her, she has a feeling that she can actually make him like her. He had actually said three words to her. She’s really very determined to let him know her existence.

The way she thinks and underrates herself really makes me laugh but sometimes I can’t help but be sorry for her too. She thinks highly of Layton that she thinks she’s not deserving of his attention and can only admire him from afar.

Take this monologue about her super big boobs:

“There’s a common misconception that everyone wants big boobs. Let me tell you something; they don’t. If they’re fourteen and have a chest bigger than most of their school, including the teachers, they don’t. I’m a DD cup. People pay thousands of pounds to have their boobs enlarged to b smaller than mine. I can’t remember the last time I passed for a half fare on the bus. Or the last time a bus driver asked my face and not my chest for the fare. Everyone notices boobs when you’re my age. In fact, the only human in the world who doesn’t notice them is the one person I would quite like to notice them.”

Her antics on her obsessive crush over Layton, her failed makeovers and the way she always seems to embarrass herself when she’s in front of him is hilarious.

She began to dye her hair, stalk her crush, lie to her mother, not bother if she got B’s or C’s on her classes, join activities she doesn’t want to do but for as long as Layton is there she joins, and make up things that are not totally true just to get his attention. Along the way, she began to do things that are not already normal and she also began to fuel a lie which is not supposed to go too far.

Aside from that, she began to realize that the person she has a crush on, is not exactly what she had conjured in her mind.

Sooner she realized that she made a mistake and realize that she deserve better than Layton. It’s not yet late for her. She’s still young. There are many fish in the sea.

I hear a second book is coming in 2014. I hope it’s still about her. Hmm. Will Layton realize that he likes Chessie? Will Chessie make him grovel and move on with another guy? Or will the book be about Debs and Ewan? I’m crossing my fingers for another Layton and Chessie. I want Layton chasing Chessie this time. 😀

Rating: 4/5

Disclaimer: This review copy was provided by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Letters to Nowhere (Letters to Nowhere #1) by Julie Cross | Book Review

Synopsis

Set in the tough world of Elite Gymnastics…

I’ve gotten used to the dead parents face. I’ve gotten used to living with my gymnastics coach. I’ve even adjusted to sharing a bathroom with his way-too-hot son. Dealing with boys is not something that’s made it onto my list of experiences as of yet. But here I am, doing it. And something about Jordan–being around him, talking to him, thinking about him–makes me feel like I can finally breathe again. That’s something I haven’t been able to do lately. He knows what it feels like to be me right now. He knows what it’s like to wonder–what now? I think about it constantly. I need answers. I need to know how to get through this. In the gym, if you’re struggling, you train harder, you do drills and conditioning. How do I work hard at moving on? At being on my own? And what happens if I might be…maybe…probably falling for Jordan? I mean we live together now. That can’t happen, can it? But kissing him…well, let’s just say it’s not an easy activity to forget.

Review

I haven’t anticipated this book to be this good. Surprisingly, the flow of the story was smooth and the mood of the characters was very contagious and I found it difficult to stop the overcoming multitude of emotions I felt especially towards Karen.

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Other than the fact that I really liked the plot of the story, there are also other elements that made me appreciate this book even more. For instance, Karen’s character is a gymnast and this is the first time I encountered one. I loved how the author described in detail all the moves and positions performed by a gymnast. I really understood a lot. I enjoyed imagining how the moves were executed. I realize the rigorous training one must undergo to be a successful professional gymnast.

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Also, I like the letters Karen has written to several people which were never sent or given to them. It served as an outlet for all the emotions she has to let go to move on with her life. That’s basically why it’s entitled Letters to Nowhere.

The text messages between Karen and Jordan is another plus. I find it really cute and it made me giggle and giddy.

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Of course the major plus is Jordan Bentley. You’ll never have to try to like him because he’ll charm your pants out the moment you talk to him. He was a big help to Karen since they have the same experience therefore he can relate to whatever Karen is undergoing. I like his humor very much.

The two are really cute together. I feel like a silly teenager because they cause me to giggle too much. Just like this conversation below:

“Wow, there’s extra long and super extra long.” Jordan held a giant package of pads in each hand. “I wonder what the difference is in inches should we open them up to compare?”

Oh. My. God.

“And how does one know if they need wings or not?” he asked. He seems to know just what to say at the right time.

Coach Bentley is also a very significant character since he helped Karen realized how important her dream was and how much she is to achieving that dream. He is a veracious trainer and at some point, made Karen doubt if he really believes in her talent or is he was letting her figure out that she isn’t really that talented to continue her passion.

Letters to Nowhere left me taken aback by how great the story was. It was an emotionally heart-wrenching novel and a cut teenage love story at the same time. It made me cry at some point, then suddenly mad me giggle and laugh by how cute the interaction was between the two main characters, and lastly it left me confused as to how should I feel or how the book ended. I really felt the ending was an abrupt way of really ending the story. It lacked resolution. It felt like something was missing and I really think the author should write a second book to this one. I think with Karen competing and going Nationals, and Jordan being accepted to Stanford (which I think he will go to if Coach Bentley accepts the money offered by Karen) will provide a good plot for a follow up book. I hope she’ll write one because I really want another piece of Jordan Bentley.

Quotable Quotes

Rating: 4/5

Disclaimer: This review copy was provided by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.