Thursday, February 27, 2014

A Different Blue

This is my first read by Amy Harmon. (Look at all these new authors I'm checking out.)

I wouldn't classify this as a romance. To me, this is a great literary fiction read with a little romance on the side. It actually reminded me a bit of Sirois' On Little Wings.

This book is completely character driven. It is all about Blue and her finding her way in the world by learning about her past and determining her future. The craftsmanship is awesome. Harmon knows her characters in and out as well as when to reveal things about them at just the right moment to the reader.

The romance part doesn't kick in until the last 40 pages. So, if you're looking for a book that is a romance from the get-go, then grab another book.

But if you're looking for a book that will take you on a journey, then pick this up and walk a mile or so in Blue's skin tight jeans and kick butt boots and let your heart break, bleed and love with her's.

It's clean. Just kissing. Almost forgot to say.

Blue Echohawk doesn't know who she is. She doesn't know her real name or when she was born. Abandoned at two and raised by a drifter, she didn't attend school until she was ten years old. At nineteen, when most kids her age are attending college or moving on with life, she is just a senior in high school. With no mother, no father, no faith, and no future, Blue Echohawk is a difficult student, to say the least. Tough, hard and overtly sexy, she is the complete opposite of the young British teacher who decides he is up for the challenge, and takes the troublemaker under his wing.

This is the story of a nobody who becomes somebody. It is the story of an unlikely friendship, where hope fosters healing and redemption becomes love. But falling in love can be hard when you don't know who you are. Falling in love with someone who knows exactly who they are and exactly why they can't love you back might be impossible.

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