Saturday, November 26, 2016

Review: Back To Good

Back To Good Back To Good by Laura McCarthy Benson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In my opinion, the story was about Charlotte "Charlie" Banks trying to prove something. To her father. To her peers. To herself. She works in PR at her father's company when he finally gives her her own file to handle. It's for a famous rockstar bad boy, Joey Carino, who happens to be her ex. They didn't end on a high note and his bestfriend, Matthew Johns, didn't help matters. Now she's got to try to bury the hatchet in order to salvage Joey's reputation.

Charlie is ambitious, prideful, stubborn and determined. I honestly didn't like her all that much because of the many times I glimpsed not only her condescension, but she really had a superiority complex. She constantly talked about being good at her job, when this was her first solo gig. Please! She reminded me of those people you tell a story to and they always find a way to relate it back to them. EVERYTHING ISN'T ALWAYS ABOUT YOU! And as the book was told from her POV, it was difficult to connect to it. I really enjoyed her interactions with Matthew because he seemed to bring out a different side to her. I side I could get on board with. A softer side. A side I wished to see more of.

Everyone was concerned with Joey and what his life had become was simply tragic. The author did a great job of blending the romance with realism. A relationship between Charlie and Matthew was unavoidable (because they had tons of great chemistry), but so was Joey's pain. The choices they all made helped to shape their reality. And some choices are simply out of our hands.

As far as introductions go, this was a good one!



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