Thursday, 13 August 2015

Discovering April by Sheena Hutchinson

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Xpresso book tours, and author Sheena Hutchinson.
Discovering April
Blurb (from Goodreads):
April Landau thinks she has everything she’s ever wanted. Her high school sweetheart, a house she can’t afford, her bipolar tabby cat, and she’s all set to begin her Junior year of college. Just when she least expects it, her life gets thrown for a loop. When things between her and her long time boyfriend unravel, she becomes stuck in a downward spiral of emotion. Finally, opening her eyes to the fact that she may have given up more than she ever could have imagined in this relationship. She finds herself struggling to keep her head above water.

Enter April’s next door neighbor— Jared Hoffman. He’s her complete opposite. A high school drop out who was forced to take over his parent’s business after their untimely death. It’s no surprise this tragedy affected him greatly, causing him to recede almost completely from society.

But he has one secret. A secret he’s been carrying around for years.

What happens when their worlds collide? Can an old friendship be the one thing that brings these two back to life?

A new adult love story filled with drama, sex, death, and the complications of all of the above.

Discovering April by Sheena Hutchinson

My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars

Discovering April

“No we aren’t… it’s time we face facts, April. We aren’t working anymore.”


This started out okay, but I lost interest.

The characters annoyed me a bit in this book, they both make split second decisions on little information, and then wondered why their lives went tits-up. Why not wait until you have all the information to fly off the handle? Why make silly assumptions?

The storyline in this consisted of characters having spats over wrong assumptions, and a lot of anger and hostility. There were a couple of sex scenes, which were probably the best part of the book, but they couldn’t save it for me. And why oh why people have to butcher the phrase – 'Once IN a while’ – they stupidly say ‘once and a while’ which makes zero sense, is quite beyond me.

The ending to this was likewise full of misunderstanding, and I was just pleased to be finished.
5 out of 10

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