Monday, August 2, 2010

Review: April and Oliver by Tess Callahan

Best friends since childhood, the sexual tension between April and Oliver has always been palpable. Years after being completely inseparable, they become strangers, but the wildly different paths of their lives cross once again with the sudden death of April's brother. Oliver, the responsible, newly engaged law student finds himself drawn more than ever to the reckless, mystifying April - and cracks begin to appear in his carefully constructed life. Even as Oliver attempts to "save" his childhood friend from her grief, her menacing boyfriend and herself, it soon becomes apparent that Oliver has some secrets of his own--secrets he hasn't shared with anyone, even his fiancé. But April knows, and her reappearance in his life derails him. Is it really April's life that is unraveling, or is it his own? The answer awaits at the end of a downward spiral...towards salvation.

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This book grabbed me by its hooks and made me keep reading.  I was not a fan of the way / style  of Callahan's writing.  It felt odd and an impractical point of view for some reason unknown to me yet.  Still, I kept reading (skimming at some boring scenes) because I wanted to know what happened to the characters, which I liked very much.  The ending, although not happy, was satisfactory and had hope for the charaters that my mind flew at.  Overall, April and Oliver is something I will forget about as soon as I pick up a new book.  I wouldn't recommend it, as it wasn't overly good.

**I was not paid for this review.  All opinions are 100% my own unless otherwise otherwise stated.  I recieved a complentary book from Hachette in order to write a real and honest review.**

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