Friday, November 13, 2015

Book Review: This One's for You by Brandy Jellum

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2009 KB
  • Print Length: 324 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Booktrope Editions (July 22 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English

All alone in a new state, Brennan Daniels has only the memories of her best friend, Reagan, to keep her company as she starts college. 

Reagan is the reason for everything Brennan does—before she died, she made Brennan promise to stay good until she found a man worth keeping. No boys, no dating, and definitely no falling in love—those were the rules for college, and Brennan carved them into the brick walls guarding her heart… 

But there’s a fire burning behind those walls, and when Brennan meets Owen Scott, the (mysterious) new guy across the hall, she can’t deny the pull between them. He is everything she should never want. Everyone warns her to stay away—even Owen himself—but the heart wants what the heart wants, even if it knows that it’s going to get hurt—even if it means throwing old promises to new flames…

Book Excerpt:

“What are you doing?” I asked under my breath.
“Watching you sleep.”
I giggled nervously. It was a strange feeling, knowing that he was staring at me. Before, I would’ve found this weird, maybe a little creepy, but right now I found it incredibly sexy. And utterly embarrassing.
“Did you know that you wrinkle your nose in your sleep?” Owen asked. “It’s the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.”
My face was on fire now. I groaned, tucking my head into his side. My body vibrated as he chuckled next to me. It was hands down, the sweetest thing I had ever heard. I draped my arm across his stomach and squeezed him.
“What time is it?”
“A little after two,” Owen answered.
I moved my head back and looked into his eyes. “Have you even slept yet?”
“Why sleep when I can spend that time staring at you,” he said softly. He pressed his lips against my eyebrow. “Have I told you how lucky I am?”
“I don’t think so.”
“Well, I am. I don’t know what I did to deserve you, Brennan Grace Daniels, but I will do anything to keep you here. Forever in my arms.”
I blushed, hoping he couldn’t see my rosy cheeks in the dark. “I’d like that.”
“Yeah?” he responded. “Me too.”

About the Author: Brandy Jellum
Brandy's passion for writing began long before she actually sat down to write.  As a child, she has had and obsession with reading.  Everything from the classic stories by Jane Austen to YA Fiction by Richelle Mead.  Finally, in 2012, she decided to create her own stories for people to fall in love with. Brandy bounces back and forth writing both Young Adult Fiction and Romance.

When she isn't writing, she can be found chasing after her husband, her four children and her black lab Diesel.

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My Review: Wow.  I started this book early in the morning and feigned illness for the day so I could read it to closure.  It has been a very long time since I read a book and became this engrossed in it.  I was feeling deeply exactly as the characters were and was able to go through the same emotions at the same time.  It was so well written that it felt like I was watching a tv series or movie in my head while I was reading.  I can see this easily being on as a mini series or moving and I don't have any similarities to help me relate to the characters yet I was at times sobbing and laughing with them in the book.  I am sad the book is over but will certainly be keeping track of Brandy's work for more great works of hers!  A 5 out of 5 no question in my mind.  Thank you Brandy!

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