This weekend I had the opportunity to read two novels and one short story all while on the beach and enjoyed every minute of it. Friday I read Say The Word, by Julie Johnson, and fancied ALMOST every word written.
Lux Kincaid is self-proclaimed poor white trash. She meets Sebastian Covington, the son of a Senator, in high school and they fall in love only to have that love stolen from them both. Lies separate them and keeps them away from each other for 7 long years. But fate has another plan for the two of them.
This story isn’t your typical love story. I thought it was going to be predictable and boy was I wrong. So many things twist and turn this story into the wonderful piece of work that it is. I cried, laughed and cried again. It was beyond romantic and tragic, however, there is one aspect of this story that is a bit…extreme. Although it calls awareness to something that we all need to get on board to prevent the way it presents is a bit far-fetched (IMO) I definitely liked this book allot I spent Friday evening regurgitating the story to my niece who jumped up and said, “This should be a movie!” so 4 out of 5 stars for this bad boy!
Saturday I read My Skylar by Penelope Ward. I loved this book so damn much I started it on the beach Saturday afternoon and didn’t put it down until I was done. I was so into this book my 3yr old buried me in the sand and I didn’t even realize it.
Skylar and Mitch are soul mates there is no other way to put it. They met one summer as kids (she was 10 and he was 11) when Mitch comes to stay with his grandmother while his parents are contemplating divorce. The story follows their journey for 15 years and boy it is one HELLUVA journey.
This book was so beautifully written that I literally couldn’t put it down. I fell so in love with the characters that I felt every single emotion that they did. I don’t know how Ms. Ward did it but I cried, yelled and slammed the Kindle (on the hotel bed mind you, I can’t abuse my lover too badly). This book is a MUST READ DAMMIT! I can’t talk too much about it for fear that I might spoil it, but this is by far one of the best love stories I’ve ever read. I can’t stress enough that if you love a good angst filled love story like I do that you HAVE TO READ this book. 5 out of 5 stars for this one.
Sunday I read Book 1 in the On the Brink Series by Erika Rhys. Um, it was horrible and I will NOT be finishing this UGH!