Thursday, March 13, 2014

She Has Your Eyes Book Tour

I received a copy of this book in return for my honest, unbiased review.  I received no compensation in return for this post. obviously isn't Friday, so this isn't a normal Book Club post.  I'm very excited to join the She Has Your Eyes Book Tour today!

She Has Your Eyes is the third in a series of books from Elisa Lorello, but I'm reviewing it first!  I'd never read an Elisa Lorello book before, but you can expect Book Club Reviews on her other books in coming weeks (and tomorrow).

Let's jump in to it, shall we?

Here's the synopsis:
Andi and David have settled happily into Andi’s Northampton home, but David wants more. He wants them to get married. Their discussion is put on hold when Wylie, a fifteen-year-old girl, shows up in their backyard, bearing news that takes David’s mind off the future and sends it spiraling into the past.

Reeling from David’s news, Andi receives a startling announcement of her own, one that leads to a relationship with her estranged mother. As Andi and her mother get closer and Wylie weaves her way into their lives, Andi finds solace in an old comfort: her ex-fiancé.

With the past threatening to eclipse their future, the timing for a wedding is all wrong. But if Andi knows anything about timing, it’s that there’s no time to waste.

Here are my thoughts:
By the time I read She Has Your Eyes, I'd already been on quite the journey with Andi and David through Faking It and Ordinary World.  I was totally invested in the characters and couldn't put the  book down when Wylie showed up at the door to introduce herself as (possibly) David's daughter.  I enjoyed the fact that Elisa not only addressed how Andi & David were dealing with Wylie, but she also gave us a glimpse of Wylie's mother and step-father's struggles in the whole ordeal.

The storyline that really affected me the most, though, is that of Andi and her mother in SHYE.  I met Andi's mother in previous books and she always seemed cold and uncaring.  But we get to see a whole different side of her in SHYE and that side left me in tears.  Lorello divulges why Andi's mother acts the way she does and there's a lot more than what's at the surface with her.

The final aspect of this book is Andi & David's relationship.  It's strained, because of the stress from Wylie's arrival and Andi's (stupid) decision to reconnect with her ex-fiance.  I admit that Andi's decision to contact her ex and her emotions dealing with Wylie's arrival annoyed me a little bit, but that really just showed that she's human.  To be honest, David could've handled a few of the situations better too, but for some reason I "sided" with him more in their relationship issues.

I'm totally sad to be finished reading this series!  Thank you Elisa Lorello and Fictionella for letting me review She Has Your Eyes!


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