Friday, August 11, 2017

Release day blitz: I do(n't) by Leddy Harper



BLURB


I fell in love with Holden York when I was six years old.

Most of my youth came with spiral notebooks filled with doodles, wedding plans, and “Janelle York” looped in bubbly handwriting.

However, one night in Vegas changed everything.

I woke up to more than just a fantasy of my brother’s best friend.

Five years later, I'm standing on his doorstep confronting him about the secret he kept from me. 

If you think this is the story of how we rode off into the sunset together…

You’re so wrong.

But if you think this is the story of how Holden blackmailed me into living with him...

You couldn't be more right.

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Review :

Rating 3.5 out of 5 stars

After reading the blurb I knew I would regret it if I hadn't gotten a chance to read the book and see where this interesting blurb would lead. I am disappointed to say it was meh meh.

I don't get why Holden and Janelle didn't say anything to each other after that fateful night five years ago. They had feelings for each other and yet they need spoke of it. Also Jannelle says that Holden was avoiding her after they returned home and Holden's point of view gives the impression that he wanted to sort things out. It was never cleared which one was right and I was left wondering what was going on back then. I am also wondering why Holden kept their marriage a secret for so long. I don't believe it was just for the tax reduction.

The big drama in the end didn't feel as angsty as it should have. I wasn't able to feel sort for either character. Honestly Holden's opinion on Janelle's degree turned me off and managed to make a likeable character unlikable.

There was something about the book that made me want to read more and that's why I am not giving a lower rating to the book. The heroine wasn't one of my liking, but the hero did a decent job and I was on his side, mostly. It was amusing seeing how they tried to make each other give up their side of the argument and try to get what they wanted.

At this point I feel like I should warn ya that neither Holder or Janelle are celibate during those years. If that's okay with you then go ahead and read the book. 

About Leddy Harper





Leddy Harper had to use her imagination often as a child. She grew up the only girl in a house full of boys. At the age of fourteen, she decided to use that imagination and wrote her first book, and never stopped. 

She often calls writing her therapy, using it as a way to deal with issues through the eyes of her characters.


She is now a mother of three girls, leaving her husband as the only man in a house full of females. 


The decision to publish her first book was made as a way of showing her children to go after whatever it is they want to. Love what you do and do it well. Most importantly Leddy wanted to teach them what it means to overcome their fears.



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