Saturday, 12 April 2014

Review ~ The Story of You and Me by Pamela DuMond.

Title: The Story of You and Me.
Author: Pamela DuMond.
Genre: Contemporary New Adult Romance.
Release Date: November 12, 2013.
Source: Review copy.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Purchase: Amazon UK ; Amazon

Nineteen-year-old Sophie has the kind of hope that makes her do weird things–like leave her family and friends behind in her small hometown and travel thousands of miles to a strange city–Los Angeles.

She didn’t plan on getting into the middle of a bar fight on the USCLA campus her first night in town. She didn’t want to be rescued by twenty-one-year-old Alejandro, the hottest guy she’s ever met. She has no time to fall for a guy because her stakes are high–life and death.

Sophie’s starting a promising, experimental USCLA Medical study that could heal her debilitating disease. But California’s filled with all kinds of alternative healers offering medical miracles. When she ventures on her own to find them, she quickly discovers that L.A.’s a tough city, with bad guys more than happy to take advantage of her.

She hires Alejandro to be her driver and her bodyguard. Their journeys take them to sunny beaches, dicey ghettos, campus hang-outs, gang-infested hoods and celebrity parties. And she learns that healing doesn’t always come the way you think you need it.

Sophie’s healing is six-foot-two-inches tall, has stunning hazel eyes, black, shiny hair and a rock solid chest that shelters her. Her healing is a smart, gorgeous, Alpha Boy with a killer sense of humor–Alejandro.

As they fall in love, she realizes Alejandro isn’t your typical college party boy–he has a dangerous past. And Sophie isn’t the only one who keeps secrets.

A Story of Hope. A Story of Love. A Story of Redemption.




Review:

The Story of You and Me is not your typical New Adult romance. Maybe if you judged by the cover, predictable romance would be what you would anticipate but that wasn’t the case. It was refreshing to read a plot a little different and a whole lot more emotional. Honestly, it took me a little while to get into this book and I have no idea why because what followed was a beautiful story written with care and meaning and feeling.

I loved both main characters, Sophie and Alejandro. Again, at the beginning I wasn’t keen on either but they soon won me over. I thought Sophie was sweet with her reasoning behind going to L.A. and Alejandro was caring and supportive. Nothing felt too rushed either – the author did a good job at building and developing their characters and feelings.

This book wasn’t all sweet and emotional which made me enjoy it even more. There was a lot of humour and wit that lightened up the story. It was quite dramatic at times too but that just made it more entertaining. I really enjoyed the ending too but thought maybe it could have been extended just a little.

Heartwarming and engaging, The Story of You and Me surpassed my initial expectations and the author brought a lovely, heartfelt story with appealing characters and tons of charm. I cried and I laughed and made sure I checked out the rest of the author’s books after I’d finished this fabulous story.

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*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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