The Color of Us (College Bound #2)
Eighteen year old Alexis Sinclair is lost in the darkness of grief. Since the death of her sister in a car accident, she can’t find the will to get out and enjoy life again. When she’s forced to face her biggest fear and take a summer Driver’s Ed course, she’s surprised to find hope in the most unlikely person.
Liam O’Connell is trouble. ...more
“Without her, everything just felt…less. Pointless. Lifeless. Colorless.”
Alexis is the good girl. She does what is expected of her and that is all. She isn’t really living, especially since she lost her sister recently. She is going through the motions, meeting expectations, but she isn’t seeing the colors of the rai ...more
* A copy of this book was sent to me by the author in exchange for an honest review - all opinions are my own *
This book follows our main characters Alexis and Liam on their journey of love and self discovery through life and family struggles.
I thought that the concept was wonderful but just not executed well. From the situation given - the heroine having lost her sister, I thought it would take a while for her to get settled into life again but despite her initial reluctancy to even leave ...more
When I initially started reading this story I thought it was going to be a predictable college romance kind of book/ bad boy meets good girl. But OMG! Was I wrong. It cut deeply into my heart. I should have known that Laura's stories are far from predictable and that her writing style is impeccable. I have never read anything written by Christine before but she didn't disappoint me. This combination of authors have created an amazing 5 star story. If reading a story makes me shed some tears, it ...more
The Color of Us is one emotional read!
Alexis has known so much heartbreak in such a short amount of time. She’s trying to stay strong after the death of her sister, Sam, but all she is doing is hiding her feelings and counting down the days till college starts. When she meets Liam, a whirlwind summer romance begins, and everything starts to look up for Alexis, until it all falls apart again.
This book spans a few years and just when you think that Alexis ha ...more
The Color of Us is the second book in the College Bound series and it is even better than the first one.
This story is so good that when I turned last page I was ready to start it again.
Laura Ward and Christine Manzari writing blended so well that the story flew effortlessly.
Alexis and Liam are two broken souls,they came from different worlds, who met at the right time healing each other.
They fought against nasty prejudices,darkness and loneliness to finally reach their happiness and to live a c
The color of this books for me is a bright bursting red. Everything's just so passionate. I loved these two authors individually and altogether. They perfectly match each other.
I never intended nor knew that this book will make me cry. I picked this up because I've been a loyal follower of the series and I thought oh here's the second one, let me read maybe just to pass time. Little did I know that Lex and Liam's story will touch me to the core. From Sam and Declan's death, to Stacy and ...more
Enjoyed it, didn't love it like the first one. The MC's time apart was WAY too long and I didn't like that he didn't get in contact once while away. The time apart dragged on and on.
Also didn't like that the heroine strung a guy along for 2 years I felt bad for him.
I think when the hero came back, things were resolved too easily, I would've been so pissed that he didn't contact me for so long.
I enjoyed it otherwise!
Last summer, I discovered that two of my favorite NA authors were teaming up to co-write a new NA series that was sure to impress. I anxiously awaited The Pledge and absolutely devoured it. While I had a few issues with their collaborative debut, I knew I saw a spark in this series that would only grow brighter with each passing chapter. By the end of book one, I was confident they had found their stride an ...more
The Color of Us by Laura Ward and Christine Manzari is the second book in the College Bound Series and touched my heart in ways I will never be able to express in words. I loved everything about this book, despite the sadness that it invoked within me, causing me to ugly cry in such a way that I had to put down my ipad because I was unable to see the wonderfully amazing words these two autho ...more
"And then I met you, and you made life brilliant an ...more
Alexis is grieving. Alexis lost her best friend, her sister in a drunk driving accident. She hasn't gotten over it, she hasn't moved on, and she doesn't want to keep living. Her mom has finally had enough and forces her out of the house. That decision changes her life, forever.
"My heart stuttered to hear him call me Lex. My family always called me Alexis. I was the good girl. ...more
Alexis (Lex) is grieving and truly suffering because she has lost her big sister to a car accident. She is timid where her sister, Sam, was bright and outgoing. When Alexis meets Liam, he nicknames h ...more
Speeding landed him in driving school but Alexis may just be the one to keep him there. As he learns more about her he finds it harder and harder to keep the secrets of his past but secrets always have a wa ...more
Alexis had lost her sister in a car accident so rightfully so, she's scared of cars and driving. But she takes a Driver's Education class anyway. She's still heavily into grieving and just trying to make it through the day. And then she meets Liam.
Liam is the "bad boy" but who brings the light back into Alexis' life and helps her get through a very tough an ...more
Liam. Bad Boy with a heart of gold. His actions?? Just WOW!!
Lex. Sure at times she is a bit too immature, with her sulking instead of confronting people like her mom... But other than that, liked that she wasn't so open about everything, kept to herself, didn't really change in the end but stayed true to herself.
The plot itself.
Lex' dad. Wears his heart on a sleeve.
Driving without an instructor? On the road?? Really??
Violence. Liam grew up in a neigh ...more
After reading The Color of Us by Laura Ward & Christine Manzari, I found myself wondering why I have never read the first book in the College Bound Series. This book was incredible! How have I been living without this series in my life?
The Color of Us is about a young girl named Alexis. Something traumatic happens in her life and leaves her afraid to get behind the wheel of a car. I guess you can automatically assume that it has something to d ...more