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LoonyAlana

Crazy Bibliophile and Book Pimp (Not So Anonymous)

I am a mother of two boys and avid reader; I practically live and breathe books. If I could sustain my life on just reading, I would live forever. I'm weird, and proud of it. I have traveled to many places: Mexico, St. Marteen, Prague, England, Cozumel, and Canada to name a few. Many moons ago I co-hosted "Welcome to Insanity" radio show on a micro radio station in TX- but our show was played via streaming internet in coffee houses in Amsterdam. I have a BA in theater. I used to be "the finder of lost things" but I think my last child robbed me of my gift. Now I just have a large collection of useless information... it goes with my growing mountain of "to be read" books

Currently reading

The Hooker and the Hermit
Penny Reid, Luci Cosway
The Suicide Princess
Anthony Bryan
Rise of the Magi (Lila Gray, #3)
Jocelyn Adams
Caged (Holloway Pack, #3)
J.A. Belfield
The Sweet Gum Tree - Katherine Allred Really good writing. Really good. Emotional, heart wrenching... but officially it's still only a 4½♥ read for me. I've had a hard time nailing down just why I feel it's not quite 5♥'s. I think part of it, is Alix. I had trouble empathizing with her. Sympathy was not issue, but empathy, to feel what she was feeling, I just couldn't do it. While I loved the Southern voice immensely, it was among my favorite things, I just couldn't agree with Alix. Several times.

This is a slow built romance, and a harsh journey of the soul of a couple in love. It's not pretty, but then, nothing real is pretty 100% of the time. It has some dark, ugly, underbelly of pride moments that are a punch to the gut. My heart may have been in my throat, but I didn't cry.

Honestly, I would recommend it. It's a powerful yet dark romance that travels from innocence to adult disenchantment. I don't know if I could take the journey again but would entreat all romance lovers to make it at least once.