le 7 juin 2015
"My Skylar" by Penelope Ward was for me a beautiful discovery by happenstance.. I love reading, and I am constantely looking for stories that will move me, blow my mind and leave a lasting impression in my heart.. And I can't express how happy I am when I find a gem.. it's what happened with "My Skylar". I just finished reading this book early this morning - I just couldn't put it down - and I am still so overwhelmed.. the beauty of Mitch and Skylar's love truly overwhelmed me.. "My Skylar" is absolutely breathtaking.. There was a long time I didn't feel a story the way I felt this one.. I went through so many emotions during this journey.. I laughed so much because of Seamus, I also cried like a baby (not so many books managed to bring tears in my eyes), I felt frustrated with Skylar but I deeply fell in love with the characters of this book.. the twists in their journey showed once again that every actions and decisions have consequences that change your live forever..
"My Skylar" is an absolutely breathtaking and unforgettable love story.. I cherish this book very much and it will join my very favorite ones in my bookshelves.. A must read, and I still wonder how I didn't discover it sooner !!!
le 5 janvier 2015
Third part of the series Gemini. Following "Gemini" and "Jake Undone". All books can be read independantly though, since they're more like spin-offs than followings.
I become to love Penelope Ward writing, discovered with "Stepbrother Dearest". I really like her style, the way she has to make her characters evolve with time.
Usually stories are happening within 1 or 2 years, but with this book, we learn about the characters from their childhood and during 15 years.... The way it's written though, makes us anticipates what's going to happen. I couldn't stop reading, spent almost a complete night on it !
Skylar was introduced in "Jake Undone", and she's so strong at 15. Then ten years later, life has taken its toll, and she's full of doubt, fear, uncertainty. It's really sad to see what she's become : kind of an empty shell.
Mitch is her childhood friend, her longtime boyfriend. This guy is so devoted it gets painfull to see them drift apart. I sometimes wanted to shout "don't do it, don't do it", like a child on a live show.
I don't want to spoil the story, but the magic of this book, is you really want to know what happened, and what will happen, and how.
Definitely 5 stars for me.
le 22 juin 2014
It was a beautifull story, for once, the charaters are clever, and skylar and micht are mature all thru the story line! Not once they annoyed me.
It's full of emotions, well written. I can't wait to read jake undone. I thinks penelope ward just became one of my favorite. Thanks you