Thursday, July 18, 2013

Finding Bliss

Finding Bliss by Dina Silver


Finding Bliss started off at a great pave quickly catching and holding my attention then fizzled out just as fast.  I think starting off this story in the NA genre was a great asset, but moving into the adult aspect killed it for me.  I thought that there was too much jumping in years and that threw me for a loop.  I wanted to know the details of the relationship better rather that left feeling rushed.  I mean, the couple went from pining over each other in college to moving in together after college in 2 pages; come on to make it believable I need deets.

We did see some character development in Chloe; I felt that she could have been more compassionate and relatable.  Tyler worked so hard for a relationship with Chloe to throw it all away, you never want to see this in a book, but that’s real life folks. I didn’t ge the ending either, so I was left wanting more.

This book would have been awesome if it would have stuck with the NA feel and not followed these two throughout their lives.


  Chloe Carlyle has always longed for the perfect family.

Growing up with an alcoholic single mother, she has seen her share of heartbreak and disappointment, and is striving to build a new legacy for herself. After graduating from college, she takes a job working as a summer girl for the Reeds––a wealthy, accomplished family that personifies her American dream. Her summer takes an unexpected turn when the Reeds’ eldest son Tyler, the star quarterback for Notre Dame, shows up and turns her life upside down.

An ambitious young woman with a wry sense of humor, Chloe never imagined herself as the type to succumb to the looks and charms of the hometown hero, but she falls hard for Tyler, and is devastated when they part ways at the end of the summer. As she heads off to law school, Chloe tries to convince herself this was just a fling, but she can’t quite get over him. It’s not until Tyler contacts her out of the blue late one winter night that everything changes.

After doing everything in her power to build the perfect life, Chloe soon learns that there are things beyond her control. She must draw on inner reserves of strength as her life takes unpredictable—and sometimes heartbreaking—twists and turns, and she finds herself faced with decisions she never thought she’d have to make. Poignant, heartfelt, and emotional, Finding Bliss is a reminder that you don’t have to live a fairytale life in order to have a happy ending.

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