- File Size: 656 KB
- Print Length: 230 pages
- Publisher: JMS Books LLC (January 28, 2017)
- Publication Date: January 28, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01NASO8BS
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
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So, once I got past the cover piece – which honestly I feel guilty about even mentioning, but felt I needed to include because covers are often a big deal to some readers – Seven Days was a pleasant surprise. It was an engrossing read and, speaking of surprises, it was simply full of them!
I found myself sucked into what becomes the vacuum of Reggie Weston and his idol Russell Lee. Even after the cringe-worthy first scene where these two initially meet, it’s almost as if you’re channeling the embarrassed and humiliated Reggie and waiting for the other shoe to drop. The good things that transpire, though, are simply too good to be true, and every time Reggie speaks and something ill-timed slips out of his mouth, or every time he trips and stumbles, you are caught cringing, feeling bad for how vulnerable, sensitive, and self-conscious he is. Russell is more than his golf idol – Reggie can’t think, see, or act right any time the man is around, and what makes matters even worse, is that he’s straight and everyone close to him keeps reminding him about it. Sigh.
Reggie slowly comes out of his shell as each day of the tournament passes, and it’s an insta-love climate for both Reggie and Russell. Russell has always been Reggie’s idol, and for Russell, Reggie proves to be the catalyst to steer him out of hiding.
Just when the tournament comes to an end after the most humiliating experience ever in Reggie’s life, and he’s about to start an entirely new chapter in his life, the reader is left shaken and pondering, “is it really over? there has to be more to their story, right?” It’s all good, though. Author Cristina Bruni skillfully crafts an amazingly fantastical foray into unveiling the real Russell Lee, and here is where a slew of surprises starts to unfold. It builds up into a crescendo of emotion – bittersweet, delightfully dreamy, raw, powerful, captivating, tender… beautiful.
My favorite line in the whole book:
“I want you to understand something. I don’t want to live like I have been. The monsters in my head used to be silent and quiet. They whispered, telling me how I had to live. Until I met you. Then they started screaming.” Russell underscored his words by pointing to his temple. His eyes never left Reggie. “They told me it was time to take off the mask and finally live my life the way I deserve. To be who I really am. But I didn’t want to listen to them at first. I even tried to drink them away, to make them shut up, but I couldn’t.”
Well written. Steadily paced storyline. Authentic characters. Endearing. Romantic. Surprising on so many levels. Heart-wrenching. Heartwarming… beautiful.
I was so excited to see a golf romance and wanted to dig in right away! The premise of this book is that over the course of one tournament, and a few extra days totaling one week, two pro golfers meet and… could they fall in love? First, let’s talk quickly about the PGA tour “stuff” throughout this book. I happen to know people on the tour, so I was curious to see how it would play out – and Bruni did a good job at capturing the behind the scenes. Ok, now on to the meat of the book!
We meet Reginald first and hear the story from his perspective, so I felt like I got to know him much better than Russell. At first, he comes across as a nerdy hesitant and shy sensitive kid who’s kind of a loner and hyper-focused on golf. I mean, how can you not feel for him – mind you, I didn’t say fall in love with him, but there is a little but of Reginald in all of us I think. When he gets the opportunity to meet his idol, everything falls apart and you aren’t sure how it will all re-bound. I liked both characters and had fun seeing them come together… but it felt super rushed. I mean seven days?! In addition to the insta-love, there seemed to be a serious personality change in Reginald at a few different points. I loved seeing him come out of his shell, I just wish it wasn’t so drastic.
Overall, I recommend this book for any sports-romance readers out there, especially if you like an “unusual” setting like golf. Also, if you’re a sucker for a sweet nerdy kid who finds his backbone and love is enough, then this is a good read for you!
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