Thursday, 4 May 2017

Who She Was by Stormy Smith

I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to author Stormy Smith.
Who She Was
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Trevor Adler loathes the music he used to love, but it’s the key to his full-ride scholarship and the ticket away from his dysfunctional parents. To kick off their freshman year, Trevor’s roommate drags him to a frat party, where he ends up face-to-face with his childhood best friend and finds himself entrenched in memories he’d rather forget.

Unable to let Charlie go again without understanding the truth of why she disappeared from his life and chose to become the type of person they always hated, Trevor is relentless in his pursuit of the girl he once knew.

Charlotte (Charlie) Logan is broken. Under her perfectly-crafted exterior are the shards of a shattered heart. A handful of angry words changed her life completely and Charlie’s never been able to forgive herself for the truth she’s hidden from everyone.

While Trevor pushes Charlie to remember the music that lit her soul and the laughter they shared, they find themselves reverting to a banter-filled rhythm that feels all too familiar, yet different now. When Trevor’s own secrets come to light, it becomes clear he and Charlie both must face their tragic pasts if they have any hope at a future together.

Who She Was by Stormy Smith

My rating: 3.25 of 5 stars

Who She Was “I’m not here to hurt you, I’m here to help you. I’m here to do what I’ve been doing my whole life… what you’ve been doing your whole life. We save each other.”

This was an NA contemporary romance story, about a couple who had been best friends when they were younger.

Charlie was quite a prickly character when it came to Trevor, and she really seemed like she didn’t want to be friends with him again, even when he tried hard to try and find out why she had stopped speaking to him. Trevor was quite a caring person, and continued to look out for his parents even when they walked all over him.

The storyline in this was about Charlie and Trevor meeting at college, 4 years since they had last seen each other. Both thought that it was the other who had stopped speaking to them, but while Trevor wanted to get reacquainted, Charlie wasn’t really interested. They did reconnect though, and we found out that both were hiding something from the other, and the real reasons that their friendship hadn’t survived. This was an enjoyable story, but the pace was a little too slow for me. I liked the mystery elements, but I wanted there to be more romance, and less of a divide between them.

The ending to this was okay, and the epilogue tied things up nicely.

6.5 out of 10

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