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Book Review: Back to You

Review of Back to You by Jessica Mastorakos

backtoyouStarted: 10/1/13; finished: 10/2/13

Goodreads rating: 4/5 stars

my rating: awww

pages: 213 (ebook)

found: my kindle library

 

I picked this book up free when I saw the author advertise in the NaNoWriMo group on facebook. It was free so I figured why not. I’ve been giving self-published works a try this last year and I’ve been surprised by a lot of them. This book was no exception.

The overall plot line might be a little predictable: best friends finally realize they have feelings for each other but I loved how this all played out. Starting with Spencer (a slut as Ellie calls him) coming to the realization that he might just be in love with Ellie who has been his best friend since forever. But he’s leaving for bootcamp so there’s no point in bringing it up. Especially since Ellie has a boyfriend (who Spencer can’t stand) and has her whole life plotted out complete with white picket fences and 2.4 kids. Spencer can’t give that to her so he keeps it all inside.

But true love can’t be stopped. The rest of the book follows Ellie and Spencer (in alternating chapters) as they deal with evolving feelings for each other, being apart for the first time, working jobs they hate, Marine Corps training and screwing everything up.

It’s a sweet little story of friendship, love, the stupidity of youth and a whole lot of unresolved sexual tension. A fun read.

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