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3.88  ·  Rating details ·  550 ratings  ·  89 reviews
One look was all it took for fifteen-year-old June Withers to fall in love with Jake Daniels. One moment was all it took for the river’s current to take everything from them.

June would have done anything for Jake. The two were inseparable. He was going to run away to be with her. Then, his abusive father destroyed their happiness.

Years later, June sits down to write a re
Published (first published February 9th 2016)
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Aug 22, 2017 rated it liked it
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3 stars!

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Current is a second chance love story that has romance, steam, and even a good bit of mystery and suspense. I listened to the audio of this book and I found myself piddling around the house just to keep listening and find out what was going to happen next. A few of these twists were predictable, but there were a few that really shocked me! I enjoyed the element of surprise.

I always love a good second chance romance story. I especially love it when the two are childhood/high school
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"Abby McCarthy" in exchange for an honest review..Thank you!!

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TITLE: Current
AUTHOR: Abby McCarthy
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: 11th February, 2016

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The reason why I requested this is that synopsis, it grabs you straight away, BUT what I thought reading that was not what I thought was going to happen, which had me down the wrong path right from the beginning, and that's where all my confusion came into play..

The beginnin
Dilek VT
This book had a lot of potential and a promising plot but it failed for me in many directions.

1. The writing is not good enough. There are too many editing mistakes. Also, 90% of the book is told by the heroine's point of view but in 2 chapters, where the hero is present but the heroine isn't, events are told by the writer. This was really weird. I have no idea why these chapters were not told by the hero but the writer. It didn't flow and it felt weird.

2. The blurb promises something, and we ge
Dec 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
☆ I received an ARC via the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!! ☆

3.75 stars!!

Reading that plot synopsis, you can't not help but be intrigued. I mean, several depictions come to mind in regards to the whole JakeXLucas mystery~~ are they the same guy? is there a twin? does he have amnesia? is he pretending not to know her? and so on. Basically, if it is the same guy, what is the deal? And if not, where is Jake? And who will she choose in the end?

I know, to some reading my review,
Abby McCarthy
Oct 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Dawn Nicole Costiera
Oct 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Abby McCarthy hit Current out of the park!! I freaking loved it from start to finish. She sucked me right in and kept me guessing... I could not put it down. Current takes us on a mysterious, thought provoking and tumultuous ride with just a bit of darkness! Expect the unexpected! This ride focuses on an unfathomable love story with a very original plot. It's witty and clever with shocking twists and turns. Making this anything but your typical love story. June and Jake are strong, memorable cha ...more
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Feb 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-it
I can't believe I waited so long to read a book by this author as this was agreed read. I will certainly be reading more of her books in the future.

After reading the synopsis of this story I was looking forward to reading this. Thankfully the author didn't disappoint as I loved it and ended up reading it in one sitting.

This is one of them books that I find hard to review as I don't want to spoil the storyline for anyone. What I will say is if your looking for an emotional romantic read then I
Megan Fall
When Jake was first introduced he was only 17 and so sweet! Then when we met him again he was the keyboardist in a band! Lastly, he showed up as a tattooed, alpha bad boy! Need I say more!!! Great read and great characters!
Mary Tatar
4.5 Stars!

I always am excited to read a book that takes place near me. I'm not sure if it's like that for everyone, but for me, it's a bit nostalgic. Some of the events, and places are so familiar that I could have been a character in this book. I'm proud to say the author, and I are from the same area, so I can attest that she hit the nail on the head, and not with just the scenery, but with the story as well. This was a quick read for me since I couldn't put it down. Current includes some of m
Kerry Melton
Oct 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Life is like a current. It has that ripple effect. This is what happens to June and Jake their lives were turned by the current. Jake doesn't come from the best of homes but when he becomes friends with June he sees there are light and beauty outside his darkness. Their friendship grows as time passes.

June is in college living the all-American dream of college life she's writing a piece for a paper and finds herself so drawn to the singer Luke. He looks familiar. She can't shake this feeling li
Dec 26, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
3.5 Stars

Current is the first book I have ready by Abby McCarthy and really enjoyed it.

Current is a story about second chance love – a love that truly never went away. A love that was ripped from each of them.

Abby writes an interesting plot and that’s what keeps you attached to the story and the characters. June is thrown some hefty curve balls in her life. Just when she things are going perfect for her again, it’s all torn away from her.

You can’t deny such a strong current between two people. B
Feb 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Secrets, Loss, and Love!

This was such a beautiful story, about young love that gets torn apart by consequences. This is one heck of an emotional rollercoaster that will have you reaching for the tissues.


June has loved Jake since she was 15. There was never a doubt that he was her first, and he will be her last love. But when a tragic day tears them apart, June doesn’t see Jake again. Fast forward years later, June still misses him. Holding out a hope that one day she will be reunited with the

Oct 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Jake and June will be the romance you want to reread. I am so disappointed that I didn't read this book sooner. I could have experienced all the things if only I had picked it up!!

As it stands, I listened to this audio and it was perfection. The narrator is the perfect June. She's the perfect third person voice for Jake's scenes--despite it not being in his POV.

Well written, beautifully crafted, and a bit magical. Current will pull you in. Current will push you away. Current will keep you.
Mary  Sanchez Cortez
Jan 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have read everyone of Abby McCarthy book she has written to this date and I can say this is a whole other level for her. Its heart tugging and whole new sexy for her. In Current we meet June, a strong girl next door who heart has been trampled but she keeps looking for that light in her life. One summer June meets Jake the boy next door who is has a troubled soul and a broken home.
But comes the end of summer just like every summer romance lives are changed and with the current there changed i
Feb 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I think my favorite thing about following an author is bearing witness to their growth as a writer. Watching them evolve from their first book to their latest gives us a glimpse at what an author wants for themselves, the readers and the characters that speak to them. Abby McCarthy shines as an example of that growth. Her latest book, Current, holds the proof. In this book, she steps out of her comfort zone and treats us to new twists, turns and writing styles. She brings us themes of love never ...more
Jae Mod
Feb 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
** ARC provided by the author for an honest review **

I was so excited to receive this ARC, from the moment I read the synopsis I knew it would pull on my heart strings. It did not disappoint.

For the first time in a long time, I got lost in the story, the characters and did not put the book down once till I finished. A story of love lost and found and the struggles two people faced in the time they were apart.

At times raw, powerful, loving, funny and inspirational, Current is a story about what
Shelly Wygant
Feb 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have read all of Abby McCarthy's book and was excited when she came out with this book, and I was not disappointed after reading.

Ms. McCarthy wrote a story about a second chance love story. This story covered the trials and tribulations of a young couple who fell in love and then lost each other over a tragedy. When they found each other again I was overjoyed. That is when Ms. McCarthy ripped my heart out and crushed it with a twist. Just when I was hoping there was a HEA coming she through i
Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
This is my first time reading this author. I was pleasantly surprised! The synopsis drags you right into wondering what sort of mystery will unfold as the story goes along.

I admit being concerned as the story starts to take off that the heroine could not possible be that clueless. She is redeemed somewhat by always second guessing what is going on. I'd like to think, no matter how much time has passed, the person you gave your heart to would be recognizable to you. Deception is also not a good
Oct 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
So I don't know where to start.

Current is the 4th book by Abby McCarthy. She has grown with ever single book. I swear she's getting better and better with each book. Abby has taken my heart and soul on one heck of a roller coaster ride with this book and I am still feeling the high!

This book is the perfect mix, it's a love story, well developed characters that will make you laugh, smile, cry and fall in love all over, oh yeah and a twist that will knock your socks off. And don't worry - there i
Cherry Hurtado
Jan 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I am speechless! In a really good and happy way. I love this author. One of the only authors that I will read MC books from. So when I saw that this book was not an MC story it totally jumped on it because if she can have me sit and read MC then this one would be even better! And yes omg! yes!
I started this book without reading what it was about. From page one to the end this book never let me down. It's well written, flows nicely and keeps you hooked. The main characters in this story are eas
Sarah Strawinski
Jan 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love this book! I love the way Abby writes. It flows so well and drags you into the story, like you're a fly on the wall watching everything happen. I loved reading about a place I'm familiar with, I don't live too far from Cleveland.
While reading this I was thinking this book was different than the other books I've read from Abby. Then I got to the plot twist. It was a great twist that I didn't see coming and it was all done in Abby's style, which I absolutely love. I really hope there will
Tabitha Willbanks
Jan 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
4-4.5 Stars!
Current was recommended to me by a fellow book friend, so I thought I would give it a try. I'm always looking for new books and authors to try. I am so glad I did! It was something different than what's saturating the book world! That excites me to more than you can imagine!
While reading Current, I was rooting so hard for Jake and June to get their HEA. These poor characters were put through the ringer!
All in all this book was fantastic!
It was my first McCarthy book, but it wont be
DNF @ 5%

The writing is atrocious, enough so that I'm doing more cringing than focusing on what I'm reading.

I was duped again by a beautiful cover. *sigh*
Vivian Brennan
Aug 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good Story

Enjoyed the book. Well written. Well worth a read.

The narrative is engaging and will keep you turning the page
Diana-christie Biancardi
Finally a 5 star read! I really loved this book. I flew threw it today all in one day on audio from Audible Escape. I can't wait to find her other books!! ...more
Dec 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
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I'll admit that the blurb for this book instantly drew me in and I knew I had to read it. I have read book by Abby McCarthy before and really enjoyed them, so I was really excited to start Current. I could not put this book down, and the book definitely lived up to the blurb. This was such a great story, and it just reminded me of everything that I have loved about Abby's books in the past. It was well written and captivated me right from the
Mar 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved the story of Jake and June! This review contains spoilers so stop now if you don't want to read them.

Jake and June are childhood sweethearts that are separated by a terrible tragedy when she leaves her summer home at age 15 to go back to the city with her parents. He lives next door and being 17 is caught up in his fathers life of crime as a debt to be repaid. They find themselves again 7 years later going by the name of Lucas only to be separated again when he is jailed for a his fathers
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Feb 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It took me a couple of chapters to get into this book. When I first started it, I thought it was a coming to age type book. Not that I haven’t read them, I have. They’re just not many out there that I enjoy but when I do, I feel like it’s a gem! However, this was not a coming of age story. This was a story of finding your soul mate. Not your first love your soul mate. After a couple of chapters, I was HOOKED! I couldn’t put it down. I had it done in a day. With those of you that have kids (I hav ...more
Cheryl Wilkins
Oct 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cheryl-w
Current is so different from Abby's Wreck you series, which I loved and couldn't put down. She has brought June and Jakes story to life. You know you are reading a great book when you see the characters come to life. You can picture them in the scene that you are reading. Abby has always been able to give her character's life but in Current I can smell the smells they are experiencing, the swamp, the fish they were cleaning. Mr. Daniels whiskey breath. I love that about Abby!
It starts out with
Feb 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
When I first started it, I thought it was a coming to age type book. Not that I haven’t read them, I have. They’re just not many out there that I enjoy but when I do, I feel like it’s a gem! However, this was not a coming of age story. This was a story of finding your soul mate. Not your first love your soul mate. After a couple of chapters, I was HOOKED! I couldn’t put it down. I had it done in a day. With those of you that have kids (I have 3) understands how hard it is to get through a book i ...more
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Abby McCarthy is an Ohio born reader and a lover of words. She is a blogger turned author and released her first novel in May 2014. She is a mother of three, a wife and a dog person. She has always written, sometimes poetry, sometimes just to vent about failed relationships, however in parenthood she has found her voice to help keep her sanity. She loves to write and read romance because isn't th ...more

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“I wanted you. I wanted you so badly that it killed me every time I’d see a letter and knew that if I opened it and read your words, I’d break and put you in danger. I knew I couldn't have you, but I wanted you. God, if you only knew how much I love you. Loved you then and I love you now. Whether you want me or not, I’m not going anywhere. It’s been you and only you every day since I was seventeen. You’ve always been the only one for me, so don’t for one second think that I don't want you. “I” 1 likes
“I’m here, June, right here. I’m here for the long haul. Where you go, I go.” 0 likes
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