Sunday 27 October 2013

Review - Her by Carey Heywood

You know her side of the story, now learn his.
It was useless. I felt branded beneath my skin by a girl who left without even saying goodbye.
When Will Price was assigned a partner for a sixth grade class project he had no idea she would become his best friend. After years of friendship, she eventually became so much more.  Then, one day she left with no explanation.
Wills life shattered right before his eyes and he was left alone to pick up the pieces.  Floundering without her, Will must figure out a way to carry on, to find a way to exist without her.
Seven years later, a chance encounter leaves him desperate to get her back. He has one week to make her his again.  Not everyone gets a second chance with the love of their life and Will is determined to never lose her again.
Review by Janeane  ARC Received for honest reveiw.

I read Her straight after reading Him, so if you are not one for the same story from different POV's you might want to leave a couple of weeks between reading the two.  For me, I love Him so much I couldn't wait to sink my teeth into Her.

We met and fell in love with Will and Sarah in Him (Sarah's POV).  Now with Her we get Will's POV, and fall even more in love with him.

Her runs parallel to Her, from when Will and Sarah first met to present day.  What do we get?  We get lots and lots of sexy Will strutting his stuff, that's what we get!

I loved that we got into teenage Will's head as he  deals with his feelings for Sarah, and how he coped when she up and left him 7 years without a word - I may have cried a little bit reading this.

I would have liked to have learnt more about his mother and his homelife, since she played such an integral part in what happened all those years ago, but I guess knowing she is a grade A bitch is enough, and at the end of the day there was not really room for more in the story.  Still don't like the mother at all - though she may have redeemed herself a little in the end - a very little.

I didn't think I could despise Jessica (Will's ex) any more than I did in Him, but reading her from Will's POV proved me wrong.  There was not a thing at all I liked about her and really did like her even less the second time around.

We get some super sexy love scenes - hell anything with Will is gonna be sexy anyway, he could read the phone book and it woulda been hot!  And oh my, what a romantic he can be too!

 We also get more of Sawyer - she is just a pocket rocket that I would want in my corner in a fight any day! She is feisty, mouthy and ballsy.  And as loyal as you can get.  Can't wait to read more about her and Jared's relationship.

And it was interesting to learn about Will's relationship with Sarah's parents and especially with her brother Brian.  Brian is kinda caught in the middle as his friendship with Will deepens.  He could have been a very different man to who he turned out to be when it came to these two, but he is wonderful.

I thoroughly enjoyed Her, and look forward to reading more of Carey Heywoods' work.

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author. I make up stuff and write it down. Here are some things that make up who I am, in no particular order; Books, Swedish Fish, Rivers, Kids (I have some), Husband (I have 1), Dog, Wuss, Reader, Elephants, Mermaid Shows, Belgian Chocolate, Plastic Rings, Fizzy Water, Abs (I dont have themwell yes, I have them but theyre nothing to look at I meant Abs that I like to look at), Twitter (@careylolo), Making up Words, Chair Dancing, Old Movies, Cartoons, Belgian Waffles, Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, People, Kayaks, Screen Porches, Laughing, Colored Paperclips, Junky Green Laptop, Golden Rule, Falling in Love, Jumping in Puddles, Spellcheck, Windy Days.