I received a free copy of Someone Else’s Love Story from TLC Book Tours for my honest opinion. I received no compensation for this post.
About the Book:
• Publisher: William Morrow (November 19, 2013)
About the Author:
Shandi Pierce is the young mother (very young – she’s 21) of 3 year old Natty. How he came to be is unexplained for a good portion of the book other than Shandi was still technically a virgin when she gave birth to him. Her best friend, Walcott has been with her since they were both children and he has helped her through all of her struggles; including her parents divorce and continuing war over “possession” of Shandi and Natty. Shandi is going to college so to lessen her commute she is packing up and moving to a condo her father owns much to her mother’s sorrow (rage?) On the way Natty gets car sick so they stop to get some ginger ale and Shandi and Natty get caught in a robbery by a drugged out maniac. There she meets and claims to fall in love with William who is still mourning at the one year anniversary of a very tragic car accident involving his wife and daughter. William puts himself between the gunman and Natty and that’s all it took…
This is a most unusual book. It’s told in alternating points of view – Shandi’s and Williams with a lot of interjection from Walcott and William’s best friend Paula. I can’t say I loved or even liked this book much but something kept me reading. I must say that there is one big, whopping shocker of a twist that I never saw coming that turned the book totally cattywampus (my jaw literally dropped) and some things sort of made sense and others still, not so much. None of the characters were particularly likable but they were all very well drawn (excepting Paula. She was a bit one note.) The plot was carefully constructed and full of very intriguing twists and turns and yet the book was … boring somehow. I wish I could explain it better. It could have been so much more.
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Dislcosure: I received a free copy of Someone Else’s Love Story from TLC Book Tours for my honest opinion. I received no compensation for this post.