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Acters Although Sammy makes poor choice after poor choice it s never frustrating because her personality is so well realised This also makes the tragic parts of the story hit that much harder and boy do they hit hardJ Cassidy s style is lean and highly readable The dialogue is spot on and it s remarkable how natural is sounds despite a lot of xposition taking place while people are talking The story is full of surprising twists that make perfect sense in retrospect and make you want to re read the novel as soon as you ve finishedI can t wait to read J Cassidy s next work Not so obvious reality check which keeps you reading while your heart is breaking as realise YOUR LIFE IS ABOUT THE CHOICES life is about the make One of the things that indie authors keep surprising me with is how they work in the romance genre A genre that is typically been rather stale in its methods of presentation seems to be getting a major overhaul almost completely through the work of the indie authors of todayAlthough The Obvious hardly should be pigeonholed into such a limited genre that s how it was described to me when I initially picked it up Modern Shakespearean tragedy would probably be a better fitThis thing is fantastic It s depressing it s honest it s frightening and it causes a little bit of self reflection Jace's Pet even for male readers like me who are uite far removed from the protagonist of this novel I really don tven know who to talk about this thing without doing it a disservice as it s really just an amazing look into the life of someone who just can t uite seem to get it all together who has so much baggage so much I don t The Mistake (Off-Campus, even know just so much unhappiness that just hangs around This is anxcellent readI was doubtful how this was going to move forward after a very raunchy beginning but I was very pleasantly surprised as it opened into a very dark and deep read The locality of the story has been very well researched by the author as it is written about with confidence and a sure knowledge of where things are which adds depth and helps draw the reader int A good read The sort of book that makes you thankful you had good parents if you did J Cassidy has a way of drawing you in to feel for the *CHARACTERS AND ALL THE REASONS WHY *and all the reasons why lives run like they do Difficult to say too much without giving the plot away When I started reading it I was appalled Usually when I come upon a dirty sex scene on the first few pages of a new book I ll yawn and go read something Piraten! else I can t say what compelled me to read on All I know is that Inded up reading the ntire book in one go until 2 am and never regretted it It s almost unbearably realistic to the point where you start to wonder how much of it is a true story It s haunting and will stay with you for a long time. Hips can be fleeting family can’t be chosen and the choices she makes will stay with her until the day she di. ,
This novel is chock full of F bombs and sex with a constant undercurrent of violence and I loved very wordOn the pages without a sex act or a reference TO ONE YOU LL FIND A one you ll find a year old girl Sammy who is thinking or talking or being asked about sex Yet this is in no way an The Complete Guide To Surfing Your Best erotic novel Sammy uses sex Sometimes as a weapon but often as a shield to insulate her from the internal damage of an abusive childhood suffered at the hands of her alcoholic father who raised her alone after her mother walked out on a four year old SammyMost of the swearing from Sammy is collouial intended not to insult but to reinforce the tough shell she has built around herself Only her close friends arever allowed to peek inside Sammy s From Tree Dwellings To New Towns emotional bubble andven then it is only a peekSammy is a broken person She doesn t smile she turns up the dges of her mouth This story is a snapshot taken over a short period of her life It s sad poignant and wholly believableThe writing is sharp and fits the mood of the piece There is a lot of collouial spelling in the dialogue but it works well without getting tiring The novel is set in England in a blue collar nvironment but I believe American readers can soon catch the conversational rhythmIf you have no problem with sex and swearing and unvarnished real life drama and you are yearning for something different to read You should check out this uniue storyDisclaimer This review was originally written for Books and Pals book blog I may have received a free review copy This short well written book is categorized as Romance but it flies in the face of A Streetcar Named Desire. By Nicola Onyett (Philip Allan Literature Guide every romance novelxpectation and trope It

"S A Cautionary Tale "
a cautionary tale gritty story of wasted potential in which nothing good happens to anyone and no one can do anything about it Don t read it in the winterSammy barely twenty years old has been on her own for two years on the dole and out of work no matter how many applications she fills out Abandoned by her mother at an arly age she was nevertheless a gifted student but dropped out in order to scape from her abusive father Without paying work her life is restricted to job hunting hanging out with her neighbor Kev and going to pubs with three friends from her schooldays She compulsively hooks up with strangers and is regularly disappointed in their performance The sex scenes with these guys are well written and The Women Of Apollo explicit but not arousing a good trick Sammy also has a sweet friends with benefits arrangement with Kev Tellingly those sex scenes are never described What s obvious is that this relationship is the only good thing in her life but it might not benoughI can t say I njoyed The Obvious It is relentlessly grim as it details the downward spiraling life of an abuse survivor who doesn t have the necessary resources to. An alcoholic father her mother missing since she was a child all Sammy has are her friends When their deceit st.

J. Cassidy ☆ 9 review

Thrive Occasional flashbacks reveal key moments in Sammy s past without xplaining Lolo every detail justnough to hint at what she went through how she coped who failed her and why she s where she is now Opportunities for a Happier Life Are Rejected Or Snatched Away life are rejected
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snatched away I that the author didn t give in to the impulse to make Range everything miraculously betterven though that s what I wanted There were maybe a few too many coincidences involving a large family of minor characters leading to a rift between Sammy and her friends Symbolically though it works those family members have Besorah Of Yahusha Natsarim Version each other s back no one but Kev seems to have Sammy s which she fails to appreciate until it s too late A great debutI first read and thoroughlynjoyed chapters of this book when it was a work in progress on Authonomy The finished version is a credit to the attention to detail and high standard of writing that has been achieved Firstly for the reader it has a captivating opening Then because the characters are written so realistically and contained within a plot that cleverly develops it makes you feel as if you are inside the story alongside the main character Sammy This story takes you on an The Dauntless (Spy Girl Book 5) emotionally charged journey where you are powerless other than tompathize I hope there is to come from J Cassidy Sammy is a young woman who has been through a lot in her life and although she doesn t uite like her way of life now she doesn t know how to change it She struggles to find the answers she is looking for but sometimes what is right there in front you is the best solution Will she realise the obvious before it s too lateI will not say anything Color of Jazz else not wanting to spoil it for you but this is no ordinary romance The characters are absolutely realistic and their interractions are so lifelike you honestly think they are people you know This is a book worth reading and I am sure you will allnjoy itNote to the readers Keep a box of tissues nearby just in case When we first meet Sammy we think she s hit rock bottom That s only just the start A highly intelligent under achiever a life full of promise has Christmas Countdown ended up on a self destructive autopilot of casual sex and poor decisions She has a tight knit friendship group that seems to barely keep her on the rails but as that friendship group fragments so does her behaviourThe most positive influence in Sammy s life seems to be Kev an old school friend who lives in the same building as her They have a just friends open relationship and we constantly root for Sammy to sort hermotional baggage out and see the potential answer to her problems is right under her noseThe problem though is that baggage may be unresolvable The Obvious is a heart rending and compelling short novel with believable and fascinating char. Arts to tear into their group Sammy must decide whether doing the right thing is worth losing verythingFriends. ,
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