Thursday, May 4, 2017

Who She Was by Stormy Smith

Trevor Adler loathes the music he used to love, but it’s the key to his full-ride scholarship and the ticket away from his dysfunctional parents. To kick off their freshman year, Trevor’s roommate drags him to a frat party, where he ends up face-to-face with his childhood best friend and finds himself entrenched in memories he’d rather forget.

Unable to let Charlie go again without understanding the truth of why she disappeared from his life and chose to become the type of person they always hated, Trevor is relentless in his pursuit of the girl he once knew.

Charlotte (Charlie) Logan is broken. Under her perfectly-crafted exterior are the shards of a shattered heart. A handful of angry words changed her life completely and Charlie’s never been able to forgive herself for the truth she’s hidden from everyone.

While Trevor pushes Charlie to remember the music that lit her soul and the laughter they shared, they find themselves reverting to a banter-filled rhythm that feels all too familiar, yet different now. When Trevor’s own secrets come to light, it becomes clear he and Charlie both must face their tragic pasts if they have any hope at a future together.

Who She Was was a charming and loveable new adult romance novel. This book made me feel so many different emotions, and I loved that. I thought the book was pretty well paced, but there were some parts that I felt were a little on the slow side. I was so excited that the author included a mystery in this book, because that added a very intriguing element to the book. Since I am a hopeless romantic, I still would have like there to have been even more romance in this book. 

My favorite character in this book was Trevor. Trevor was so kind and caring. I couldn't help but fall in love with him. I thought the author did a great job developing his character. She made Trevor a character who was easy to root for and care about. I just wanted Trevor to get his happily ever after. I also liked the other main character, Charlie. My only issue with Charlie was that I wish she would have been a little nicer and more open with Trevor. However, I totally understood the reason Charlie acted the way she did. They were both keeping secrets, but I just wish Charlie would have been a little friendlier to Trevor.

I thought the author handled current issues really well. It seemed like she really understood young adults and what they go through. It was clear that the author was really passionate about this story, and it really shined throughout the book. 

The romance in this book had angst, but it also had some really sweet moments. There were times where I wanted to cry, laugh out loud, and cheer. I thought the author did a great job at developing the romance between Charlie and Trevor, even if I wish there would have been more of it. ;) 

Overall, this was a very enjoyable read. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a new adult romance! 

3.5 / 5 Fangs

*This ebook was given to me in exchange for an honest review. * 

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