Saturday, August 27, 2022

After All I've Done by Mina Hardy

After All I've DoneAfter All I've Done by Mina Hardy
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I picked this one up on a road trip and finished it in one day. Triggers for infidelity, accidents, prescription drugs, and mental health.

This does deal with memory loss after an accident. Everything in the end does not unfold like I was expecting at all.

This was a little slow at times and I feel that there were several incidents that were thrown in that did not really have any resolution. The ending was so fast and a little rushed. I would have liked some more to the reveals throughout instead of all thrown in at the end.

There were some things that were very obvious that were going on but they did not wrap up as expected.
Overall, a fun read though with an unexpected ending.

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Thursday, August 4, 2022

Carrie Soto Is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Carrie Soto Is BackCarrie Soto Is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

4.5 Stars

I love Taylor Jenkins Reid and will read everything she puts out. I was not really sure about this one as I am really not much a tennis fan. However; I highly recommend listening to the audiobook on this one as it was a game changer. I ended up liking this much more than I thought I would.

The audio adds in the media aspect to the story. It really brightens up the story and made it a little more interesting especially if you love sports. I also like that there is pop culture topics thrown in from the times.

This was not a fast paced story at all. I found Carrie to not be likable, but then I also found myself cheering for her when it came to her career and comeback. I actually love how TJR was able to write a character that provoked both emotions around Carrie.

I cried several times during the second half of the story: from sadness and again for hope. I loved how it all came full circle at the end (I do not want to spoil what happens), but her last match really got to me.

This is actually a really hard review as I feel this was not fast paced, but fast paced. There was not much going on, but everything going on. It was all just so perfectly done. If you read it, you may understand all of that much more.

Overall, I really enjoyed this one and read it in one day.

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