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Smashwords book reviews by Charity Bradford
on July 01, 2011
This book sat in my pile for a long time, but when I started it I finished in a few hours! The story really grabs you and keeps you.
The first chapter or two I wanted a little more time for Lindsey to really freak out about her situation before going all gaga over Aiden, but I got over it quickly.
Tefft sets a great scene, the characters are well developed and loveable. Just when you start to think things are going too nicely, Tefft throws in a huge twist. It's awesome and frustrating and gripping.
This is a book I will definitely recommend.
- The Big Smoke
on Oct. 25, 2012
I'm going to be honest here and say that originally I wasn't sure if I wanted to read this. I wasn't sure it was going to be "my thing" by the blurb. For that reason, it means a lot more when I say I REALLY enjoyed this. Once you read you'll realize how brilliant the cover is and why the characters are sketched in.
This is a story about two people who want something very much, but it's the wrong thing. How many times have we been in the same place in our lives? The Big Smoke is a coming of age story about all the crap these two people have to go through in order to learn what's really important. And only then do they find what they wanted.
This story made me cry! I mean really hurt for these characters. A best friend, a dog, the "could have beens", and the letting go of guilt really hit home. Cally did a wonderful job digging into some deep emotional topics in a realistic and believable way.