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I soooo much wanted to love this book! Best friends to lovers is my trope. They hook me every single time. With Veronica Thatcher’s promise of two childhood friends possibly becoming more, I was signing up and ready to read. Only, with A Way Back to Love, I was kind of disappointed.
Now, story wise, I was feeling the interaction between Emily and Derek. Their tiptoeing between friendship and more was definitely interesting. It was some other things about this story that made me go hmmm…. Now, let it be noted, this book is written in third person. Now, to many this may be your thing, but to me I’m not the biggest fan. Especially when it contains a few other distractions. I never could quite place where this story was set. It says Boston, Thatcher mentions Fresno, but it’s written with what I am guessing is an English accent. So I never could quite come to grips as to how to picture the characters or dive into the book. It just seemed like some of the verbiage used didn’t really match up with American college kids. Maybe it was just me.
I really wanted to be a big fan. I wanted to fall desperately in love especially since this was book one in a series. But, my hopes ran dry. If you are okay with third person and maybe have a more imaginative spirit than me, then A Way Back to Love may be just your story, but for me it just wasn’t.
Emily stepped back from him and shook her head. “Oh, you know damn well what I mean. You know what, Derek? I’m done having this conversation with you. I’m so done with this conversation and I’m so done with you,” Emily spat out angrily before brushing past him.
“Emily, wait,” Derek said, catching her by her arm. “Where are you going?"
Emily spun around and gave him a bitter look before looking down at his hand gripping her arm. “Leave my arm,” she said in a low yet threatening voice, “And why do you care where I’m going? It’s none of your business.”
Derek didn’t leave her arm in spite of her warning and said, “Em, you’ve had too many drinks. You can’t drive in this condition. I’ll drop you home.”
Emily jerked her arm free from his grasp and replied in a bitter voice, “Thank you, but no. I’m perfectly capable of getting myself home on my own. I don’t need you to drop me home. Do you get it, Derek Thorpe? I DON’T NEED YOU!” Emily yelled the last words, causing a few people to look their way.
Veronica Thatcher is an exciting new contemporary romance author. Ever since she was very young, she’s dreamed of becoming a doctor when she grew up. While still forging ahead with that, majoring in pre-med in college, she unwittingly stumbled upon a new dream—becoming a published author. Some may call her an introvert or a wallflower, but she has always found she could express herself better in written, rather than spoken, words. However, never in her wildest dreams had she envisioned she would pursue writing as a prospective career, not just a hobby. Her love for writing goes hand-in-hand with her love for a good romance novel—whether it be a feel-good, sweet romance or a dark, suspenseful one. When she’s not studying, reading, or writing, she is usually found blasting her favorite songs, sometimes singing and dancing along to them. She dabbles in a number of activities, including painting, karate, singing and dancing. She is a huge chocoholic – probably the biggest – and she is an ice-cream junkie too. She considers herself technologically handicapped forever and has no shame in admitting that. She also deems chocolates her boyfriend, Patrick Dempsey the love of her life, and Friends her life!
Her first book, A Way Back Into Love, is slated for release in February 2017, and she hopes readers will enjoy it as much as she enjoyed writing it.