November Book Review
Turning his back on his reckless lifestyle, former frat boy Clay Walsh has settled down to run an antique shop in a small Midwestern college town…and to pursue lofty and outdated theories on love and romance. But when Amber Hewson, a free-spirited woman with a gypsy soul, rents the apartment above his shop, Clay can’t help being attracted to her spontaneous and passionate embrace of life. Amber also finds herself surprisingly drawn to Clay, but his ideas about relationships are unusual to say the least, and they bring to light her own deep wounds and fears about love.
They say opposites attract, but can Clay and Amber move beyond their differences and theirs pasts to attempt an “old fashioned” courtship?
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Date Started: September 23, 2019
Date Completed: October 30, 2019
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What Did I Like: I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone interested in a teen romance book. What I liked about this one and what made it a bit more different than other young adult romances, was the character went through self discovery rather than looking to find boys or partying. The main character missed out on getting to know her mother’s side of the family most of her life, so spent the weeks she had getting to know them and her history.
What Did I Dislike: There wasn’t much that I didn’t like about the book. I do wish there was a bit more of a background shared while getting to know her family. Some was shared with the character after going through a photo album with Roo, but some wasn’t necessarily shared with the reader. I would say, the romance at the end was a bit predictable so leading up to it would get a bit frustrating, but other than that, it was a really good book to read.
“Emma Saylor doesn’t remember a lot about her mother, who died when Emma was twelve. But she does remember the stories her mom told her about the big lake that went on forever, with cold, clear water and mossy trees at the edge.
Now it’s just Emma and her dad, and life is good if a little predictable…until Emma is unexpectedly sent to spend the summer with her mother’s family that she hasn’t seen since she was a little girl.
When Emma arrives at North Lake, she realizes there are actually two very different communities there. Her mother grew up in working class North Lake, while her dad spent summers in the wealthier Lake North resort. The more time Emma spends there, the more she feels she is also divided. To her father, she is Emma. But to her new family, she is Saylor, the name her mother always called her.
Then there’s Roo, the boy who was her very best friend when she was little. Roo holds the key to her family’s history, and slowly, he helps her put the pieces together about her past. It’s hard not to get caught up in the magic of North Lake-and Saylor finds herself falling under Roo’s spell as well.
For Saylor, it’s like a whole new world is opening up to her. But when it’s time to go back home, which side of her-Emma or Saylor-will win out?”
*Review Coming Soon*
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