Friday, March 8, 2013

Review: It Was You by Anna Cruise

4 Hearts
Goodreads SummaryAbby Sellers knows what she wants.
Enduring eighteen years in the shadow of her identical twin sister, Annika, she wants a fresh start. A chance to create her own life, separate from her conniving, deceptive twin.
Surprising both her family and friends, Abby ditches her plans for college and enrolls at a new school instead. There, she encounters West Montgomery, a sexy fellow student who immediately disarms her with his good looks and charm. West takes a liking to Abby and she suddenly finds herself walking a thin line, fabricating a fictional life created not by lies but by omission. She soon discovers West has secrets of his own, secrets that he's not altogether interested in sharing.
Out from under the shadow of her twin, Abby's life—and her relationship with West—blossoms. When Abby leaves town one weekend, something unthinkable happens and her relationship with West is shattered. Reeling from the discovery, Abby fears all of her plans have backfired and she's created a mess for both of them, a mess that no one can clean up.
But West isn't willing to let her go that easily. When he forces her to confront secrets they've both been hiding, Abby must decide more than if she's willing to forgive and forget. She must also decide just what kind of life she wants...and who she wants to live it with.
My ThoughtsI have read alot of NA lately and have to admit, I am getting burned out. Seems they are all kind of running together and the only thing that is really changing are the character names. So, needless to say, I was a bit worried that It Was You was going to be just like the rest. Let me say, I WAS SO VERY WRONG!! 
I felt bad for Abby from the beginning. I could not imagine being in her position. Everything you hear about about twins and their bond did NOT hold true for Abby and Annika. There was a definite level of jealously going on for both twins. But Annika took hers to the extreme. I must say I hated her more and more as the book went on. 
West Montgomery is my new book boyfriend and I am not sharing!!! I fell for his bad boy personality hard. But under all that bad boy exterior is a softie at heart. I mean he bakes chocolate chip cookies for Abby on their first date, does it get any sweeter than that?! 
I won't lie, I kinda saw the twist coming. It was inevitable really. But it took nothing away from the story for me. Because even though I knew what was going to happen, I didn't know what the reactions were going to be. Or if the parties involved would be able to recover. 
This author has taken the NA genre to a new level with her debut novel. She added a unique twist that, even though i figured out before it happened, I personally have never seen done before. She grabs you from the first chapter and keeps you wrapped up in the story until the very end. I seriously read this book in one sitting because I could not walk away. And even when it ended, I still wanted more! 
Anna cruise is an author to watch out for because this is only the beginning for her!! 
Oh, and there is NO CLIFFHANGER!! 

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