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Bumped Kindle Edition
- ASIN : B00C8O5UP6
- Publisher : My Whimzy Media (April 6, 2013)
- Publication date : April 6, 2013
- Language : English
- File size : 797 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 262 pages
- Lending : Enabled
Best Sellers Rank:
#1,229,128 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- #8,950 in Black & African American Women's Fiction (Kindle Store)
- #11,462 in Black & African American Women's Fiction (Books)
- #37,272 in Romantic Suspense (Kindle Store)
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You'll be turning pages into the night as this gripping story speeds out of control. Great read, enjoy!
Riding high on a hot career and swagged in shoes that Marcos and Bradshaw would resort to fisticuffs over, Ella's life abruptly hits a big snag. Multiple sucker-punches--a boyfriend under Federal investigation; crumbling industry cred; an unplanned pregnancy--send her sprawling and Ella is forced to make life changes on an accelerated schedule.
"Bumped" is not a riches to rags rehash. Author Nash brings drama, relatable characters and emotional complexity to the contemporary story. Ella's heartbreak and anguish over her ruptured relationship is palpable in her first-person accounts:
"Eggshells. My nerves were just as fragile. The slightest misstep would send hairline fractures snacking their way across me. They would splinter off and travel around me like a roadmap...leading me to a nervous breakdown. My mouth was dry and itching. Darkness surrounded me. I had fallen asleep as soon as I came home and awoke to that dusky, netherworld feeling. Was it morning? Was it night? "
It's not all depression and heartbreak, however. "Bumped" has some laugh-out-loud moments and lots of sparkling dialogue. Just like life, right? Ella's introspection is prevalent, but it serves to support her drive to find the answers that no one seems to have or is willing to give her about the man she loved. Her drastic, progesterone-fueled antics in Easy Spirits will have you laughing, crying and sucking your teeth. There's no fairy tale ending; the knight never gets his shine back, but Ella makes a gracious evolution that puts her year of tears in perspective and makes for a satisfying read.
I was going to give this 1 star, but bumped it up to two because there were a couple funny one liners in this book. This was actually very painful for me to read. The entire book is written in the 1st person, so Elle the main character just talks about herself and her life the entire book. This type of writing style is fine when it is done well, but for this book it was just done wrong. Sometimes Elle just went on and on for pages talking about her situation, and it was just really boring most of the time.
There were also just too many characters introduced in the book. Blake, Elle's roommate and friend popped in and out a lot, but there was really no building of that relationship. She had a female friend Freddie, who made a couple appearances other than the fact the Elle crashed on her couch for a few weeks she was really irrelevant. Cameron who Elle became his publicist again after being fired from her job popped in and out. I thought there would have been more interaction between these two, but sadly there just wasn't. And finally Diego, the big missing piece of the puzzle. We heard from him in the beginning of the book when he was on the run, and then nothing until the last 20 pages. His return was just so anticlimactic since Elle constantly talked about him, and I mean constantly throughout the book. Of course Elle's phone was tapped, and the feds were going to track Diego through her. There was just no creativity what so ever there to Diego's capture.
I hate to slam a book but this one was just not good, skip it.
P.S. if you stumbled across this book thinking it was romance it isn't. This is purely fiction.
Top reviews from other countries
The story moves along nicely and doesn't get bogged down in what happened to the family in the past.
It's funny at times and I think the way the friendships in the book were written is very believable.