Saturday, December 28, 2013

Out of the Box Awakening by Jennifer Theriot

Title:  Out of the Box Awakening
Author:  Jennifer Theriot  
Published:  May 5th 2013 by self
Length:  553 pgs
Format:  ebook
Genre:  contemporary romance
Shelf:  review
Rating:  ★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Olivia is a good woman, a good mother, a good wife. She’s got it made. She doesn’t want anything to change.

Of course, it does...

Swept from her perfect paper-doll life in Houston, Olivia finds herself in Chicago, alone, betrayed, and far from home. Soon everything she thought she knew about herself and her life will be challenged. She has only courage, love, and her passion for music to carry her through the maelstrom—or draw her further in.

Ash is the man who has everything—everything except healing from the losses of a lifetime. His only peace lies in the sweet flow of music pouring from his guitar.

What happens when the married woman and the handsome widower are thrown together by fate?

Out of the Box Awakening is a story of shared passion and shared joy. Jennifer Theriot has written a compelling book about what happens when two people find new life and new love for themselves and for those around them.

My Review:

Theriot has a smooth, well put together writing style. This writing style meshes nicely with the story that Theriot tells. She really makes you wonder what you would do if your life was torn apart, forcing you to start over. All aspects of life make their way into this tale.

The author gives you lots of background information on her characters. You get an intimate look at the characters, who they were, who they are, and who they want to be. You get to know both the main characters and the supporting cast on multiple different levels. I really appreciated the fact that the cast wasn’t full of a bunch of teens or twenty-somethings, but rather individuals with life experience acquired over time.

Overall, this was a very interesting look at life and love.

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