Jul 20, 2012

Thomas & January by Fisher Amelie

Book Description:

Thomas Eriksson thinks he has it all figured out.
"People crossed the street when they saw me. I’m not really sure why that was. I mean, okay, I might have looked a bit intimidating if I was being truthful with you. I’d changed since New York. New York represented a life that wasn’t real, not truthfully, anyway. No, New York was the “young, immature, in love, idiot" side of Tom. The “Tie-Dye Tom of New York City” didn’t exist anymore. Tie-Dye Tom was dead."
January Mac Lochlainn thinks she’s her own worst enemy.
"I quit Berkeley. Threw away a full scholarship. Plans, you ask? What plans?"
But they’re both wrong.

Christina's BookReview

“Discover why you’re important, then refuse to settle for anyone who doesn’t completely agree.”

Thomas Eriksson also known at "Tie-Dye Tom" isn't the same guy we met in Callum & Harper. Since realizing his feelings for his friend Kelly and being shutdown he just isn't himself. Running away from New York city and immersing himself in his new career is the best way to get over it. But how wrong her turns out to be...

January MacLochlainn is tired of attending Berkley just to make her parent happy. After dropping out she is offered the chance of a lifetime. Being able to help discover musical talents is a dream come true. Even if it comes with an arrogant jerk who dishes out the most tasteful kisses.

When January walks into Tom's life he isn't prepared for the feelings she entices him. He has already been through the runner. He isn't about to be stupid enough to even fathom going through it again. But January just isn't going away. Mentally of physically. When the two are forced to work together on helping Tom get a promotion they have to finally face the truth. They are quickly and madly falling for each other.

I want to say that I loved this book. I want to say that it was just what i expected. Sadly, it wasn't. I loved the storyline in Callum & Harper but didn't expect this story to be the same and it wasn't. What I did expect though was for it to have the same character depth. It didn't.

Don't get me wrong. It started off strong but then turned boring then got a little better at the very end. I loved the bickering between January and Thomas and found myself laughing hysterically at it but then Tom quickly lose all his bitterness and it got boring and a little cheesy. I loved being able to read a little about the New York gang and that they were still a tight knit family.

Great storyline. Good start but not so great of an execution.
All this is not to say that I won't continue reading any Fisher Amelie writes because that is far from the truth. She has a gift for writing real life heartfelt stories and I will continue to read anything she publishes.

If you want a light quick read, pick up Thomas & January. If you want to read something like Callum & Harper, this might not be it. 

Review for Book #1-Callum & Harper HERE

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