This book will be out June 21st. I got an e-arc from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Title: Full Share
Author: Eliza Freed
Publisher: Brunswick House
Year published: 2016
How I got this book: I got it as an arc through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
My rating: 4 stars
Nora Hargroves's post-grad life includes a horrific entry-level job, a cave of an apartment, and a strict avoidance of all interpersonal relationships. She knows only one thing about herself - she wants to be left alone.
Avoiding her mother's forced family time, she seeks solitude on her own terms. In a poorly ventilated, overcrowded Dewey Beach rental, she discovers there's no place to hide. Not from yourself, not from your life, and not from love. This is the story of Nora Hargrove's full share.
"I learned the heling power of a good bloody Mary and a dip in the Atlantic. I kayaked in the dead of night and witnessed the only shooting star I've ever seen. I fell in love on a bed made of pallets. I lived.
Life is deep. Dive in."
I had no idea what to expect when I started this book, I only wanted to read some nice romance. And that was exactly what I got. This review will not contain spoilers.
My favourite part of this book was the characters. They were all so complete and had such depth, and you connected with each of them. Nora, the main character, was my favourite. I saw myself in some parts of her, though not much, but I still really enjoyed reading from her perspective.
Though this was an amazing love story, it also focused on personal growth. Especially in Nora. She has a lot of issues, and the book explores that in a wonderful way. It talks about mental illness in a really open way, and how that affects your life.
This was the first book I've read by Eliza Freed, and it definitely will not be the last. This book is perfect for the summer, reading it at the beach or by the pool.
Before picking this up, you should keep in mind that this is a New-Adult book, and it does contain explicit sex scenes. Not much, but if that's not something you're comfortable with, you should be aware of it. That said, I will recommend this to a lot of people. The story was absolutely brilliant, and I flew through it in one sitting.
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