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That Thing Between Eli & Gwen by J.J. McAvoy
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really liked it
bookshelves: contemporary, dual-pov, friends-to-lovers, interracial

I can't believe I'm only giving a JJ McAvoy book 4 stars but it couldn't be helped. To say that this book was highly anticipated by me would be an understatement. Unfortunately, it didn't quite live up to my high expectations.

Maybe they were too high you say? No. Absolutely not. Ms. McAvoy has lulled me, with her prowess of the written word, into a false sense of security, a state in which she could do no wrong. IMO, everything she touches turns to gold. Chick's got that Midas touch. However, this book... this Book... THIS BOOK right here felt unfinished and I just don't understand it. I was fooled by the glitter only to realize it's gold-plated.

I fell in love with Eli and Gwen when all I knew was the preview of a chapter. The book wasn't even finished being written and I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. When I got to the end, I continued to flip the pages in disbelief. That couldn't be it?! No epilogue at least?! I wanted MORE!! I wanted to see how Eli and Gwen navigated through their relationship a little bit longer and how they bonded with Sophia. I got none of that. Not even a teaser. Even the timeline of the story was a little bit wonky. I'm still not sure exactly how long these two knew each other. So to say I'm disappointed would be an understatement.

One thing that I admire about Ms. McAvoy is that no two sets of her books are alike. Each story is unique, refreshing, and told in such a way that each character is real if not realistic. This book was no different. I loved the development of Eli and Gwen's relationship. It went from grief and embarrassment, to resentment, to annoyance, to courtesy, to reluctant friendship that blossomed into true friendship, to finally finding love with one another.

I'm not saying this story wasn't great, because it was. I'm just upset that it feels incomplete.

At least there was a silver lining in all of this, which was the teaser for A Bloody Kingdom. I'm super excited to read this and July 14th can't come fast enough for me. Her Ruthless People series is by far one of my favourite series of all time!!

Enjoy! xo
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Reading Progress

February 26, 2016 – Shelved
February 26, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
Started Reading
May 10, 2016 – Shelved as: contemporary
May 10, 2016 – Shelved as: dual-pov
May 10, 2016 – Shelved as: friends-to-lovers
May 10, 2016 – Shelved as: interracial
May 10, 2016 – Finished Reading

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Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦ splendid review, hun!

Natalie  ~ The Biblioholic ✤Maria✤ wrote: "splendid review, hun!"

Thanks Maria!! xoxo

SueBee★bring me an alpha!★ Awesome review my dear. So happy you loved also. = ))

Natalie  ~ The Biblioholic SueBee★bring me an alpha!★ wrote: "Awesome review my dear. So happy you loved also. = ))"

Thanks hun. I'm absolutely addicted to Ms. McAvoy! xoxo

message 5: by Pam (new) - rated it 5 stars

Pam another Great review, Natalie :))

Natalie  ~ The Biblioholic Pam wrote: "another Great review, Natalie :))"

Thanks love! xoxo

Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️ Great review Natalie❤️

Natalie  ~ The Biblioholic Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️ wrote: "Great review Natalie❤️"

Thanks hun! xoxo

Bibi Great review, hun!

Natalie  ~ The Biblioholic Bibi wrote: "Great review, hun!"

Thanks luv! 💜

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