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One of my favorite New Adult Books of 2012,
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This review is from: The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden (The Coincidence Series Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
**Note: this review may contain some minor spoilers**
This is the second book I read in a matter of weeks that ended on a total cliffhanger. It leaves me completely frustrated. I'm totally the girl that begs her husband to open Christmas presents early because I can't handle the anticipation nor do I have any patience. Jessica has already indicated that she is in the process of writing book #2 - very happy about that.
Any way, I digress. Overall, I really liked this booked. I'd have to say it's probably one of the best New Adult books I've read this year. The story follows Callie and Kayden who actually went to the same high school. They were not friends in high school but end up at the same college. Both have some serious issues (which I will not expand upon as to not ruin it) but end up finding comfort and happiness in the other. For having some messed up things happen to them, it's so refreshing seeing their relationship unfold. You can't help but feel happy for them.
Plus there were some major bonus factors that made this book even better:
The Gay BFF - OMG, how could you not love Seth? He is such a good friend to Callie. He breaks her out of her shell and he's someone she can finally trust. A few of my favorite Seth quotes:
"Fine, but when I get back to my room, I'm adding don't take s*** from anyone to the list."
I nod with my heart squeezing inside my chest. "Yeah, I'm going. Just as long as Kayden will give me a ride."
He covers his mouth with his hand to muffle his laughter. "I bet he would love to give you a ride."
"I'm not dancing," I argue, cringing. "Dancing equals touching and getting close to people. I just can't do it."
"Yes, you can. You've done it with me like a hundred times," he encourages. "I mean, think about when we first met. You would barely talk to me and you always looked like you were going to stab me with a pencil or something. Now look at you. You're sitting on my bed in my room, just you and I. You've come so far my little Callie girl."
"But you're you." I sigh, discouraged. "I trust you."
"Yes, but I had to earn it."
"I know and I'm so sorry for making you do that. I'm surprised you stuck around like you did."
He hops off the bed and opens the top dresser drawer. "Whatever. You were so worth it."
The b*tch that gets her comeuppance - Daisy is just such a b*tch. I enjoyed that she got what she deserved in the end - I actually wouldn't have minded if it was a little worse :)
The cliffhanger - I fully realize that I just complained about there being a cliffhanger. But it means that there will be a second book about Callie and Kayden. I can't wait to see the rest of their story. I also read that Jessica said she was thinking of doing a third book about one of the secondary characters (Seth or Luke perhaps?) which would also be awesome.
All in all, if you're looking for a New Adult contemporary romance, I'd definitely recommend this one. It is a bit heavier in terms of the emotions and situations the characters are put through - definitely not a light beach read. But it's the start of winter where I live so I won't be reading by the beach anytime soon :)
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Initial post: Dec 28, 2012 3:16:35 PM PST
Laura Lear says:
I am so please to know that the author did not bother to give the conclusion BEFORE I bought it, or spent time reading it. Laura
Posted on Dec 30, 2012 4:40:23 PM PST
A spoiler alert would've made this review more useful...
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 30, 2012 6:00:19 PM PST
Just curious, what part did you find spoilery? I didn't think I gave much away - definitely don't want to ruin it for anyone. Thanks!
Posted on Jan 4, 2013 4:53:49 PM PST
"The Gay BFF - OMG"
Posted on Jun 19, 2013 6:41:29 PM PDT
I loved Seth
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