Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Book Review: That Thing Between Eli & Gwen by J.J. McAvoy

Eli Davenport thinks he’s found the perfect woman to be his wife. She’s a doctor, like he is. She’s brilliant, like he is. And she’s wealthy, like he is.

Guinevere 'Gwen' Poe thinks her fiancé is the perfect man. He’s handsome, successful and he was her first…

But when Eli’s bride runs off with Gwen’s fiancée on his wedding day, they are left to pick up the broken pieces of each other...


This is the second book I've read by J.J. McAvoy and just like that first book (Black Rainbow), I absolutely adored this one. There is just something about her writing that brings the characters to life and makes you wish that you were living the story with them. 

Creating memorable characters is McAvoy's biggest strength, I think. They are so realistic that when you're reading, it reads like a movie. I hope that makes sense ... it just plays out so realistically in your head that you quickly forget you're reading and not experiencing it in real life. Gwen was a bit of a spitfire ... she's spunky and sassy and definitely marches to the beat of her own drummer. She's, in a word, captivating. And Eli is a hard-assed doctor who is used to getting his own way, he's super focused and a little jaded. These two mix like oil and water at first. It was almost as if there was this unspoken contest between them to prove that they are hurting more than the other. And boy, did they have me grinning like a damn idiot at their antics when trying to make the others life as miserable as possible. I found both of these characters fascinating and absolutely mesmerizing. I couldn't put this book down because I just never got enough of either of them. 

There were quite a few things going on within the story but I never felt bogged down. That's not always the case with a book that is busy. That Thing Between Eli & Gwen just flowed seamlessly between plot points and you never had a chance to blink an eye or catch your breath before something else was going on. It was fabulous! 

I have so much more to say but I don't want to ruin it for you. Just rest assured that when (not if) you pick this book up, you'll not want to put it down and then you're going to go look for another book by McAvoy to read. I suggest Black Rainbow, of course. This has been one of the best books that I've read this year and I know that I'll read it again when I need a dose of humor and romance. Another great job by McAvoy and I can't wait to see what is next!

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

Available: April 21st, 2016

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