Saturday, May 25, 2013

Blog tour: Norma Jean by Amanda Heath


Rating 3/5 stars
Pub. Date April 7 2013

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The night Chance Duncan drunkenly kissed me on his couch, I vowed my revenge. I finally had something over his head, something that would bring him to his knees. It only served him right. He bullied me for years and turned me into this messed up person I am now.


Though I didn’t know at the time he wasn’t that mean little boy anymore. He was almost a man and easily stole my breath away. I just wanted to make him fall in love with, then break his heart into a million pieces. Just the way mine was. Instead he put the pieces back together and I started to feel whole again.
Good things never last. He did what I was supposed to do. Broke my already fragile heart all over again. Betrayed and alone I fled my home town and started a new life where I wasn’t in the shadow of what I did. 
Now he is back and trying to worm his way into my heart, again. Though he will never know it will always belong to him. He hurt me and I want nothing to do with him. Life has other plans. Doesn’t it always?

He doesn’t know though. Doesn’t know what I’m hiding or who I’m hiding from. I never thought I would see Chance again and I’m afraid that he’ll get hurt getting mixed up in my mess. Though he is right in the middle of it, without even knowing it. I have to find a way for us to get out, before somebody dies.

My name is Norma Jean and this isn’t a fairytale.

Review: Some people cried, some couldn't finish it and others loved it. I don't belong to any of these categories. The strongest feeling I felt is disgust. I have to make it clear before you get anything wrong. That feeling came from a source you might not notice or cause you a similar feeling. For me though that resulted to a turning stomach and a strong desire to stop reading the book for a while. I am not a big fan of the parts where the characters live their life without the other after a break up and they get involve with other people.

My dislike for the book came from the second half. I felt as if some parts were missing. I could see when Chance and Norma connected  for the first time but not the second. While Chance's behaviour wasn't a good or nice or proper behaviour, I couldn't understand why Norma was so fixed and determined to make him hurt. I don't understand such hate. Until a point I get it but not completely. 
I thought Chance and Norma's bond was stronger than Heath made it to be.  The synopsis promises a story that isn't fairytale, but the story is similar to one. Fairytales have Happily Ever Afters right?

After a couple of not so good books Norma Jean became a pleasant way to spend my time. I am not sure if you should consider this review if you are thinking to read the book. I don't think my judgment was at it's highest level nor I am completely honest.