Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Book Review: Feel me Break by Tara R.

Chloe Reed and Nick Grayson couldn’t have more different lives. Where Chloe had a bleak future and was trying to deal with a loss that had left a hole in her heart, Nick was a happy-go-lucky guy, leading a carefree life with a path set.

Until one fateful night, they met and everything changed. The night that gave Chloe hope for the future, left Nick scarred for life. Was their meeting a one-off tryst or was their story just beginning?

This is the first book/novella that I've read by this author. I think I read that the author is Canadian - not a damn thing wrong with that but they do use different words and phrases for some things. No big deal ... just thought I should pass that along since I was a little confused at first but I quickly picked up on what (I thought) that the author meant. 

Okay, I'm not going to delve too deep into this one since it is only 70 pages. If I'm not careful, I'll let something slip and then I'll have the spoiler police all over me. 

The story is very sad. Devastatingly sad. I had to put the book down for a bit because one of our boys had an emergency - I needed to look at one of our cats run after some toy for the 500th time that day - anyway, so when I went back to the book, I was still smiling about the stupid cat and then I felt badly for having a happy thought while reading this book. THAT'S how sad this thing is. I don't know that I read one paragraph where my heart wasn't being ripped out of my chest. Now, that's not a bad thing. It's actually a great thing if an author can pull those kinds of emotions out of a reader. It did become an issue the further I got into the book ... the sadness was just overwhelming. I wanted something ... ANYTHING ... to look up. 

I think that it was because of the high emotions that this book evoked that it did seem to drag. I don't know if it just felt that way because I was slogging through tears four feet deep on my way to the next page or what. It most definitely felt like a lot more pages than just 70. 

I'm not sure how I feel about reading the next book in the series. I don't know if I can live in a world without a sun or happy emotions for a couple hundred pages. Seventy may have been my limit. I'm also one of those people where I don't handle sad situations very well ... I make jokes or say things that are in bad taste because I'm just trying to alleviate some of the tension that heightened emotions evoke. I was a little uncomfortable reading some of this book because of the issues that the characters are experiencing. If that stuff had happened in real life, I would have faked my death to avoid having to talk about anything serious. 

Pretty okay book, I wish that it was a little quicker in pace and that it didn't have a cliffhanger because cliffhangers make me homicidal but it's a novella ... kinda par for the course!!

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

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