Tuesday, March 15, 2016
"Misc. Monday": Mark My Words by Amber Garza
Genre: Psychological Thriller. 190 pages.
Price: $2.99 ebook (at time of post)
Publisher & Date: Amazon Digital Services, Inc. March 7, 2016.
Book Link: Click Here
Listed Rating: . 7
Price I Paid: Zip,**I received a free copy in return for an honest review**
My Rating:My Thoughts: Is She Real? Or Something Else . . .
What a book!! I seriously love how real and emotional Amber Garza's characters are, and this book was no different. But boy oh boy, was this not a romance despite feeling like one until the end when it takes a crazy turn. I didn't see the ending coming at all.
Colin Wilde was never the most popular guy in high school in fact he was far from being ridiculed for being awkward. But Lennox 'Lennie' Samson was always nice to him even if she was one of the "it" girls. Colin couldn't help himself from failing for her and even after graduating he would still continue to think of her. So when he is struggling to write his novel in coffee shop and looks up to see Lennie walk in Colin knows he can't squander his chance to finally make her his. Especially when Lennie becomes his muse for writing his novel and the words just flow forth. Colin just has to woo Lennie and show her that he's worth a chance if only she'd let down her walls and give him a chance. But Colin too has walls he's built from his past and together they may just fit with their secrets like a perfectly crafted story.
Overall, loved it because its not what I was began to expect but still turned out to be a great read. I knew it wasn't meant to be a romance but it read like one so I was pulled into Colin and Lennie's relationship, however, Colin is no Prince Charming. Lennie may have been the one physically broken but it's clear Colin was the one mentally broken, by no fault of his own, but still run girls run. This is definitely one of those books that will be a reread just so I can look for more signs or clues here and there for the big revelation in the end. So if you are looking for a read that will mess with mind and emotions for a bit as a guy falls for a girl but something isn't quite right with the situation, then you need to read this to see what I'm talking about.