Done? Ok, good. Proceed.
After I read the final page of this book, I found myself just sitting there, shaking my head, saying "that's it?". So I sat there for a little bit longer, just thinking about it. Then, out of nowhere, it hit me -- "That's It!!!"
Does that make sense to you? Probably not. Let me explain.
Lately, the books I've been reading are full of high octane drama, have a major angst factor and all other kinds of craziness that I thoroughly enjoy.
In The Now does not have those things!
I found myself nitpicking at parts trying to find hidden meanings and clues to some surprise plot twist and trying to force this into that type of stressful, over the top, but fun read. What I realized while I was mulling over this book is that, it has this comfortable normalcy to it. That is what sets it apart from the rest. It just screams "I'm different! Try me!"
What kind of book is In The Now?
Its a beautiful love story about two young people who know what they want and finally decide to take it. Throw in some hot monkey lovin' and there you go.
I can read this book and know right away that these are things that could (and some did) happen to me and my friends. Its kind of like revisiting that time in my own life. Just like with In The Stars, this book feels like an old friend, like going home.
I was 3% into this and I started crying. I wanted to crawl in a hole and curl up in a ball. Now, if this wasn't one of "those" books, why was I crying? Oh well, because I'm insane. Seriously, though, I was crying because since these characters are like my friends, I internalized their heartache and disappointment and it really hit me hard.
Now, all that being said, throw out all of your preconceived notions about Adam and Tara. I really got to know them here, and they are not what I was expecting. They are so much better. Joan's characters speak to me in a way that other characters don't.
Ok, I'm gonna go all Caroline here, and say that there is a song for my feelings towards Joan's books: "These Are My People" by Rodney Atkins
Expected Release Date: May 1, 2014
*Copy received from author in exchange for an honest review.
***And because I want to spread the In The Moments love, there's a giveaway under the about the author section.***
About The Author
Joan Duszynski lives in Virginia with her husband and their three kids. Woods surround her home and she loves the privacy and quiet it brings. She wasn’t always a reader, so that moment when she picked up a book and found herself engrossed in its pages and unable to put it down will never be forgotten. It eventually led her to want to try and write and share stories of her own, in hopes that others will find themselves reading and getting lost inside of them. Thanks can’t be expressed enough for your time and interest. Please feel free to connect with the author either through Email, Twitter, or Facebook.
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