Saturday 4 October 2014

Review: Loving Eden

Loving Eden

Author: T.A. Foster
Series: Kissing Eden, #2
Genre: New Adult, Romance
Publisher: T.A. Foster
Publication Date: September 25th, 2014
Format: ebook
Pages: 227
Source: InkSlinger PR
Purchase: Amazon | B&N | iBooks
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Rating: ★★★. 5

Have you ever thought of packing up everything you own and moving halfway across the country?

I’m talking about leaving your entire life behind—friends, family, school—with no turning back. No? Me either, but that was before a week of spring break changed my life forever. Before I did something I never thought I’d do at twenty-two. Before I fell in love with Grey.

Sometimes happily ever after isn’t always what you think it will be. (Goodreads)

Opening Lines
“I kicked the back tire twice. It was already deflated. My frustration was pointless. Seriously, how could I have a flat tire? I stared at the rubber as it formed a pancake on the shoulder of the road. I didn’t see anything protruding from the mangled mess, but who knows what happens on these back Louisiana highways.”
I keep staring at the cover for Loving Eden and thinking "give me summer!!" Give me hot weather, sand between my toes, a hot sun, lots of smiles and laughing, and summer love. I felt like I was jumping in half-way through a story, I could be wrong but it looks like Loving Eden picks up where Kissing Eden might have ended. I really wish I had been given Kissing Eden, which held all the background information that would have helped me enjoy this a lot more. Loving Eden really focuses on testing Eden and Grey's relationship. They experience a lot of pumps in the road throughout the novel which starts to put a strain on their relationship. With a lack of communication Eden starts to assume the worst, which is completely understandable.

The secondary characters really added to the story, I liked just about all of them minus one, Taylor. I just couldn't connect with her, I found her to be really self-absorbed and it drove me up the wall! While I really enjoy the plot, romance, and character growth that we encounter in Loving Eden I couldn't help but wonder how realistic the whole situation really is. Although we were given a HEA ending, I felt like the ending was almost abrupt. I'm not sure what exactly but I was expecting more in the terms of what was the next step with Grey and Eden's relationship. Not to say that the ending was horrible, I personally just expected more.

Overall, Loving Eden was a quick and easy read that really put Eden and Grey's relationship to the test. T.A. Foster shows a great mixture of romance and character growth that keeps you intrigued. I'm happy that they came out strong in the end!


About the Author

T.A. Foster once spent a monthlong spring break on South Padre Island, where she soaked in the Texas sun, beach, and learned what real Texas country music is. Sometimes fiction does spring from reality.

She grew up catching rays and chasing waves along the North Carolina Outer Banks and now resides in the state with her adventurous pilot husband, two children, and two canine kiddos.

T.A. has an undergraduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a graduate degree in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M University. When she’s not chasing her two-legged and four-legged children or trying to escape for date night, you can find her reading, writing, or planning her next beach trip.

1 comment:

  1. I have been feeling a little like I need an out of life and running away, this book sounds like a great break from reality!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings