Saturday, 21 March 2015

Book Review | Through To You by Lauren Barnholdt starts with a scribbled note in class: I like your sparkle. Harper had casually threaded a piece of blue and silver tinsel through her ponytail in honor of school spirit day. And that carefree, corny gesture is what grabs Penn Mattingly’s eye. Penn—resident heartbreaker of the senior class. Reliably unreliable. Trouble with a capital “T.” And okay, smolderingly sexy.

Harper’s surprised by Penn’s attention—and so is Penn. The last thing he needs is a girlfriend. Or even a friend-with-benefits. The note is not supposed to lead to anything.

Oh, but it does. They hang out. They have fun. They talk. They make out. And after a while, it seems like they just click. But Penn and Harper have very different ideas about what relationships look like, in no small part because of their very different family backgrounds. Of course they could talk about these differences—if Penn knew how to talk about feelings.

Harper and Penn understand their attraction is illogical, yet something keeps pulling them together. It’s like a crazy roller coaster—exhilarating, terrifying, and amazing all at once. And neither knows how to stop the ride… 

I went into this book with very high hopes. I've read books by this author before and really enjoyed them, and the plot of this one sounded like the kind of thing I go for, which is why I was really excited to read it. I pretty much picked this one up, as soon as it arrived in the post.
It wasn't the kind of book that pulled me in within the first couple of chapters, but then I've had some of my favorite books in the past, be ones that take a little while to get into. So I kept going, and hoped that it would pick up.
That was kind of the problem for me with this book. It never really picked up. It was good, but just good all the way through. There wasn't anything that really made me think, this is an amazing book. I wasn't raving about it once I finished reading it.
What I will say, is that this is a good book, and I did enjoy it. It wasn't as great as some of this authors other work, but it was a pretty good read.


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