Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Progress (Progress #1) - Amy Queau



Rating: 4 out of 5
Cover rating: 3 put of 5

Free on Sunday 26th May!

Synopsis:

Is love an infection or is it a sick addiction, when there's nowhere left to run?

Jesse has a curious attraction to Charlie, a hostess at the restaurant where he works. Outwardly he’s rude, awkward and unapproachable. But his sudden bursts of charm are inescapable. A devastating childhood filled with physical and emotional abuse have left him complex and frigid.

Charlie, an innocent, is quickly mystified. Her craving for him generates an infatuation and a purpose. Losing weight and gaining confidence, she begins taking more risks. She defies her past, damaged and tender, in order to move ahead.

If nobody makes the first move then nobody gets hurt.

Their journeys take them down parallel paths which leave them just as emotionally unmatched and conflicted as the day they met. As the story progresses the viewpoints change, giving the reader an insight to the character’s thoughts and feelings.

Psychological Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Women's Fiction.


Review:

I was very lucky to win a copy of this book from LovelyBookBlog.

So after three... one... two...three....awwwww!

That's what I kept thinking mixed with... 'Noooo' and 'Please'.

This is well written and sincere. Queau has clearly done her research.

The characters are complex and Queau does do well to explore the inner workings of these characters and to help you understand the actions that take place.

I liked that Jesse isnt likable - at first. I always love that!

I love that Charlie is plus size but I kinda wish she stayed that way. Also her issues aren't discussed in too much detail which is a shame. I have been told that this will be discussed further within the trilogy so i cant wait for that. 

Part two was brilliant, I loved seeing it from Jesses P.O.V and his inner monologue is breathtaking and i felt rather original. I even got tearful for Jesse; even if he can be an arse.

I'm looking forward to book two which will probably be more heart wrenching than book one.

If you like authors like Abbi Glines, Jessica Sorensen and the like you'll fall for Charlie and Jesse - Hard!

Beautiful and real. Hats off to you Ms Queau.

4 stars.





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