Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Sixteen-year-old Kat Cavanaugh hitchhikes out of Persuasion, West Virginia and vows never to return. Who could blame her? She’d just stumbled upon her father’s adulterous affair, found out she was pregnant, got dumped by her boyfriend, and kicked out of her house and school . . . all in a single afternoon. Twenty years have gone by and Kat’s back—gorgeous, rich, and looking for an apology from everyone who’d turned their backs on her. First on that list is Riley Bohland, the boy who broke her heart before she could tell him about the baby. But Kat didn’t count on Riley having his own axe to grind, or that he’d be just as delicious as he was at sixteen. She also didn’t count on her heart opening at the sight of him. When their anger ignites a passion intense enough to burn through two decades of secrets and lies, Kat must question everything she thought she knew about her past. And what about her future? The only place to find the answers may be in Riley’s arms…
I had a friend that was going out of town about a week ago and she borrowed this book from me. Well lets just say I haven't seen it since b/c it's now being passed around the office. Every person I have let borrow this book says they just can't put it down! That's awesome b/c I love getting people into reading! I had a friend who did just that and here I am obsessed and blogging about nothing buy books! lol
Ok back on task...
At 16 Kat gets pregnant by her childhood best friend/boyfriend who happens to have just dumped her. Shes also trying to deal with the fact that she's been shunned from her parents whom have kicked her out of the house. What is she to do with her life? Well what else would you expect any 16 year old to do but to run from her problems. Years later Kat comes back to rub everyone's faces in her accomplishments. Little did she know that it would open up a can of worms and totally blow up in her face.
I have a confession, I often buy books b/c I like the cover! When I seen the front of this book it looked like every other cute Contemp. Romance I normally buy. But when I cracked this baby open I was in for a ride. This book was WAY deeper than I expected it to be. Its a real a page turner...one that was hard to put down! And I must say the last few chapters were shock after shock...and that's always a good sign! ;o)
This book had me from page 1. One of my favorite things about this book is that Donovan isn't one to pussyfoot around on anything! She throws you right in the middle of the drama! Within the first chapter Kat comes back to confront Riley with the shocking news he already knows about! So right there your getting nothing but action between both main characters, which is a great change...b/c I think we've all read those book to where you start skipping ahead to try to find out when the characters will have their first encounter. And from there to the very last page you stay in the mix of the crazy drama!
I really felt that the characters were real and honest with their feeling and reactions to each other. There were very raw feelings put into Riley and Kat's relationship that you could really related to. They didn't totally HATE each other and they didn't act like everything was a-ok! This story made you laugh and even really feel for the characters at times. You even get quite a bit into Riley and his new found sons relationship. I loved watching the two form that special bond between father and son.
This book was awesome! And MAYBE I would've given it 5 stars if it wasnt that I felt a little dropped off at the end. Idk I just felt it could have flowed a bit better...maybe if it had another 5-7 more pages it would've worked for me. Otherwise you need to go get this book! I tell ya I am REALLY starting to love Susan Donovan!
I give this book a total of...
Mike SO just ordered me the Sony's PRS-505 eBook Reader!!! I hope I get it by Friday! WOOT WOOT! I'll use it about a week and make sure to review it for yall! But ya I'm so excited...I just hope it's easy to use! LOL