Chrissy’s Review: It was OK
So this book started off slow, I almost put it down, but figured, hey some of the best books I’ve read started off a bit slow, so I pushed through and am glad I did. The book starts off with Law Student Erin arriving in Boston to start school and move into her new apartment, you can tell from the beginning she is a little neurotic. When she gets to her new apartment, she falls in love, until she hears sounds coming from one of the room. Masing a guy and a girl caught in the deed in the extra room. When all is settled she finds out he is also living in the same apartment. Oh, and he may have forgot to mention he is part of an up and coming band Thin Ice. Erin has no clue who Lochlan “Loch” Barlow is, she just thinks he’s a man whore that will sleep with anything that looks hot or gives him the time of day.
As the story progresses the two of them can’t deny their attraction, but is acting on it worth losing the friendship they have built? There are ups and downs of the story, and you get frustrated with both characters, especially how whiny Erin can seem at times. Jealousy, insecurity, and different goals always seem to get in the way, can these two make it work? That’s for you as the reader to find out. I really enjoyed this book after the first few chapters, I will admin Erin got on my nerves more so than I would have liked. She came off bitchy, whiny and insecure, but I really ended up liking who she became by the end of the story.
You will laugh, cry, scream, and fall in love during this book. You realize everyone has their demons, secrets, and their own way of loving. and showing their love for each other. The only reason this got an OK instead of LIKE was because of how it didn’t grab me at the beginning and there was some of the story could have been told to the reader, instead of just talked about from characters about what had happened. You do find out and see why Erin is so insecure, and realize both her and Lochlan have troubled pasts, and sometimes being honest with the person you love is the hardest thing to do, but the best. I do suggest picking this up, its a good, quick read and you will enjoy it.
- Review for My Side by Tara Brown ~ Camryn (bridgerbitchesbookblog.com)