Thursday, April 6, 2017

Eleven Weeks (Crazy in Love #2) - Lauren K. McKellar (Review)

Eleven Weeks (Crazy in Love #2)
by Lauren K. McKellar
Release Date: January 28th 2015

Synopsis:

Eleven weeks.

Seven tequila shots.

Five siblings.

Two boys.

One heartbeat.

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Stacey is good at pretending.

She pretends that the boy she's in love with doesn't exist.

She pretends that she's happy to live and die in this small town.

She pretends that her life is carefree while her best friend's world crumbles before her very eyes.

But Stacey's got a secret ...

And it's going to ruin everything.

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Eleven Weeks is the story of Kate's best friend, Stacey--and the whole lot of life that can happen in just eleven weeks. Second book in the Crazy in Love series.

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Review:

This book follows Stacy as she wakes to find out she had a one night stand, although she can't really remember anything that happened that night. 

Stacy is an interesting character at first I am not sure that I like her as a main character she has some flaws in how she is handling things, but then she steps up to the plate.  Stacy really grew on me as a character and once we got a look into her family life I could really see what was going on more in her head.  I also liked how the author would let us know what she was thinking in her head and what she was actually saying out loud.  There are parts of the book that I do feel like Stacy just kept making the same mistakes and I wanted to shake her to be like come on, but I do like as a reader when I am invested enough to want the character to succeed. 

Michael is the male lead that I just can't help but feel bad for him.  Stacy is all mixed up and he really likes him.  I feel like Michael is getting the short end of the stick when it comes to Stacy, but he keeps trying.   Michael is probably one of the most patient and loving characters I have ever meet.  He has a lot of great qualities that you would want in a significant other. 

The author does a great job keeping the story moving along.  It is very fast paced since it is set in different time periods we get to see short bursts of what is going on at that moment then move a few days forward.  I liked that it didn't happen all at once and there was a method to the timing. 

I don't feel like you need the read the first book in the series to know what is going on.  The author does a great job pulling any details you would need in this book together for you and I didn't really have any questions that where lingering on what happened in the past. 

My major issue is that this girl wakes up from what could possibly be a one night stand and runs away.  I feel like the whole idea is concerning.  She drank way to much in one night can't remember anything and just runs away from the guy who she wakes up with.  I mean she had so many questions of things she couldn't remember stuff that she could have asked the guy she woke up with.  I felt like this was poorly handled and it was like she was running away from her problem.   Also, I mean she comes off binge drinking as the first moment we meet her I would have loved the author to spend a little more time on why this is not a good thing. 

Other issues I felt the book had was the main issue Stacy was facing felt sort of repetitive she just needed to open up and talk to someone.  

I would suggest this as an evening read.  It was a great book to read before bed.  I felt like there were nice breaks in the chapters that I could just put the book down and pick up right where I left off.  I didn't have the feeling I needed to read this in one sitting, although this book does read fast. 

I received a copy of this book from The Fantastic Flying Book Club for the purpose of providing an honest review.  This does not effect my opinion of this book. 

My Rating: 3/5

THE PROBLEM WITH CRAZY BOOK INFORMATION:

The Problem With Crazy (Crazy in Love #1)
Release Date: December 28th 2014

Synopsis:

The problem with crazy is that crazy, by itself, has no context. It can be good crazy, bad crazy ... or crazy crazy—like it was when my ex-boyfriend sung about me on the radio. 

Eighteen-year-old Kate couldn’t be more excited about finishing high school and spending the summer on tour with her boyfriend’s band. Her dad showing up drunk at graduation, however, is not exactly kicking things off on the right foot—and that’s before she finds out about his mystery illness, certain to end in death. 
A mystery illness that she could inherit. 
Kate has to convince everyone around her that her father is sick, not crazy. But who will be harder to convince? Her friends? Or herself? 

The Problem With Crazy is a story about love and life; about overcoming obstacles, choosing to trust, and learning how to make the choices that will change your life forever.

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ABOUT LAUREN K MCKELLAR:

Lauren K. McKellar is an author and editor. Her debut novel, Finding Home, was released through Escape Publishing on October 1, 2013, and her second release, NA Contemporary Romance The Problem With Crazy, is self-published, and is available now. 

As well as being a magazine editor for a national audited publication on pet care, Lauren works as a freelance editor for independent authors, and was a Runner Up Editor of the Year in the Publishers Australia awards in 2013. 

Lauren is a member of the Romance Writers of Australia and is obsessed with words--she likes the way they work.

She lives on the Central Coast of New South Wales with her fiance and their two super-cute puppies.

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2 comments:

  1. I've not heard of this book or author! I feel like this book would frustrate me to no end. Contemporary novels with tough issues often frustrate me. :/ The premise (waking up and not remembering anything) would bother me to no end. Gah! I'm glad you didn't dislike this book, Kristyn! Awesome review!

    Have a great week. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. Yes it was very frustrating not remembering anything and her sort of being ok with it or acting ok with it. Thank you for stopping by!

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