Author: Angela Carlie
Publisher: Angela Carlie
Published: August 22nd 2013
Format: eBook | Pages: 100
Genre: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: ARC provided for blog tour
★★★ (3/5) Stars!
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This book surprised me in a few different ways. To start with, it wasn't anything like I expected it to be. I will be totally honest and say I wasn't a big fan when I started reading it. It was a struggle and for a novella, only 100 pages worth, it took me quite a while to make it through. Part of me wanted to give up and send off an email saying "sorry but it's just not for me". But there was a majority of myself that kept thinking that it is only 100 pages and push through to the end at least to give it a fair shot and see what happens. Then there it was at the end of the book. This huge twist that I never saw coming, at all. It was enough to make me glad that I stuck it out.
There was quite a bit going on in this book. The chapters sort of alternated between Jenny's life and the things going on with her, to being in and reading the book she was writing. I wavered on my feelings towards Jenny. There were times when I felt like she was so self conscious and a bit paranoid to the point that she was sabotaging her own life and happiness. It would get frustrating but then she'd do or say something that would make me feel for her. It was very conflicting. Her husband Jason seemed, from what I could tell since it was in her POV, but he seemed like a good guy and loving and devoted. Even her paranoia that he was being unfaithful didn't touch my gut feeling that things weren't what they seemed to her.
The story she was writing was a bit strange to me and I wasn't understanding why reading what Jenny was writing was part of this book. I was always wanting to know more about what was going on with Jenny and her strange behavior and so many questions I was having about what was going on with her own life. Then towards the end the book took a very interesting twist and the two worlds collided in a very unexpected way. You think you'll know...but you'll never see it coming.
So yes, I struggled a bit through the book, it was a bit confusing at times with both stories going on. But I enjoyed the end quite a bit and I was glad I kept going.