Friday, September 12, 2014

What If by Rebecca Donovan

What If by Rebecca Donovan
This is a New Adult contemporary romance novel (Rated R)
Book Summary
A new novel by the USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Breathing Series . . .

What if you had a second chance to meet someone for the first time?

Cal Logan is shocked to see Nicole Bentley sitting across from him at a coffee shop thousands of miles from their hometown. After all, no one has seen or heard from her since they graduated over a year ago.

Except this girl isn't Nicole.

She looks exactly like Cal's shy childhood crush, but her name is Nyelle Preston and she has no idea who he is. This girl is impulsive and daring, her passion for life infectious. The complete opposite of Nicole. Cal finds himself utterly fascinated-and falling hard. But Nyelle is also extremely secretive. And the closer he comes to finding out what she's hiding, the less he wants to know.

When the secrets from the past and present collide, one thing becomes clear: Nothing is what it seems.
My Review
This novel is like a budding flower. With each layer exposed, we see the beauty and fragility of life as the story unfolds itself with each turn of the page. A garden full of words blooms right in front of our eyes as four friends with different perspectives tell a story of friendship, life, love and loss.
It is in each telling that we are drawn into the lives of these characters who thank god are all flushed out. You will feel like you are another one of their gang involved from the very beginning knowing what drove and drives them forward. For like us, they all have secrets and dreams alike and we get the privileged uncover those parts of them.
I’ll admit I made my predictions as the tale was told. And I’ll admit I was right, wrong, wrong, right, wrong in no specific order. I will also admit, the need to know what happened drove me to read straight through the night. Many hours after starting, I finished at the ripe time of two thirty a.m. Saturday morning after receiving the book on a Friday.
Although at times this can me an emotional read, there are equally if not more moments in the book that make you smile or want to celebrate life, so don’t let that hold you back. This story will keep you guessing to the end what is and what if.
One other key thing for some of you readers to note, is that this book is a standalone. Could there be more? Maybe. One always hopes for more with compelling characters. But this book wraps up the story and I don’t think a sequel is planned. Thus, no need to wait to read this one.
I like the rest of you will, fell hard for Cal. He’s just my kind of guy.
Overall, if you loved the Breathing series by this author, I’m sure you will love this one. If you’ve never read a book by this author, this book is a fine place to start. You can’t go wrong with either.
My book boyfriend Cal.
First I'm giving you this teaser I posted earlier. I couldn't say anything before. But after you read you will see how this scene reminds me of something from the book. And below, my promised pics of Cal.

AND NOW FOR CAL and someone else...


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