Saturday, October 24, 2015

Review: More Than Water (More Than Water #1) by Renee Ericson

It doesn’t feel right. It doesn’t feel wrong. It just...feels.

EJ Cunning, an art history major, dates musicians. Foster Blake, a chemical engineering major, can’t sing a tune. They’re not each other’s type. They’re coworkers.

Then, one night leads to sex—sex between friends—which leads to an agreement. It all seems so simple—but nothing ever is.

Many layers build a person’s facade.

Look into the depths for what’s hidden within.

It’s more than water. It’s a story—a living and breathing substance beyond the reflective surface.

I don't really know where to start with this review ... so many things are going through my mind about this one. I guess I'll just jump in ... I've not had the pleasure of reading anything by this author before. I'm surely not opposed to it after reading this one, though! 

At the beginning of the book, you're just thrown into this situation with EJ and her best friend. EJ has just discovered that her boyfriend is cheating on her with a skanky Smurf. From that moment, within the first couple of pages, the book just takes off and doesn't slow down. I find it exciting when a book moves at a steady clip and doesn't stop or lessen its pace at any point. But that can also come at a price. There were a few situations where I felt like I was left wanting more from the scene ... more information or more dialogue or more description ... just more. Since I thoroughly enjoyed More Than Water, it was just a bit of a letdown at times when I felt like I was going to bed hungry. 

My wanting more could have just come from the fact that I enjoyed getting to know EJ and Foster so much. It's not very often that I like characters so very much from the very beginning. I loved the snarky / smart ass comments that both of them seemed to have, I loved the chemistry between them, I loved just about everything about who the characters were, who they strive to be and who they turned out as.

When I arrived at the ending of the book, I was so incredibly let down. The story didn't seem finished and again, I just wanted more. But then I realized ... there was a bonus scene. A BONUS SCENE!! And this bonus scene was absolutely incredible. I couldn't have imagined a better ending to the book and I can only hope that this extra few pages have ended up in every copy of this book that is on shelves everywhere. That extra part really ties the entire book together and puts a little bow on the ending. 

I'm looking forward to the continuation of this series and while I hope that it follows EJ and Foster, I would be interested to see who else the author might be interested in introducing us to. OH!! And the art and science stuff was cool too ... 

* I received this novel in exchange for an honest review *

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