Tuesday, January 26, 2016

"N.A. Tuesday": Catching Fox by Aimee McNeil

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance. 349 pages.
Price: $3.99 ebook (at time of post)
Publisher & Date: Limitless Publishing LLC. December 22, 2015.
Book Link: Click Here
Listed Rating: 📔📔📔📔 . 2
Price I Paid: Zip,**I received a free copy in return for an honest review**
My Rating:  📔📔📔

My Thoughts: The Heart Wants What It Wants

        This book left me conflicted, on one hand I actually loved how sweet the ending was and the stories resolution, but the main relationship just seemed too toxic for anyone to be okay with. The story is about loving someone so deeply that no one else can fill that spot, and understanding people have good in them even when others only see the harsh exterior.
        At the age of 6, young Adalynne Fairweather found herself completely enchanted with a green eyed boy who appeared in her backyard one day, sad and alone. From that moment on Adalynne promise to care for the boy whom she named Fox. Adalynne's life is one of privilege, but her precious moments are spent with Fox. It isn't until High School that Adalynne sees the other side to her Fox and she is devastated to find out he doesn't feel the same way as her. Fox and Adalynne drift further and further apart as their lives continue on, but they continue to be drawn back to one another in desperate consuming ways. If only Fox would admit he is worth the love Adalynne can't help but feel for him before he is lost for good.
       Overall, this novel was meant to be very emotional, but I felt a disconnect from the main characters and their connection seemed more hurtful than helpful. The snippets in the beginning show Adalynne and Fox interactions growing up, but it slowed the plot down, seeming almost pointless when the author has Adalynne flashback to the same moments later on in the story. Fox wasn't given a voice in the book, till the epilogue, so you lack any insight into his emotions other than his constant hot-cold reactions to his "Bee". Their relationship was tumultuous and raw, filled with memories of childhood affection mixed with new found adult yearnings. One problem I had was how every time Fox and Adalynne met up it was never just to talk, but always seemed to end in bed, which only perpetuated their misunderstandings and lack of stated love. The relationship seemed unhealthy to a huge degree, but since they never entered a "real" relationship no one in Adalynne's life seemed concerned for her trying to be involved in such a tattered relationship. So if you are looking for a book about a couple who found love as children but thought they weren't meant for each other because of life circumstances, you may like this book and I found it an okay read.

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