Saturday, December 31, 2016

Girl Departs Three: Part One - Suzie T. Roos (Review)

29628016Girl Departs Three: Part One by Suzie T. Roos
Series: Spoken For #3
Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Romance
Publication date:
April 12th 2016

Format: ebook, 197 pages
How I got it: Netgalley for an honest review
Buy it: Amazon Barnes & Noble
My rating: 4/5

The choice was clear. Wasn’t it…?

Zach and his family made it impossible for Tatum to be his girlfriend. Nigel made it oh-so-easy for her to move on. Tatum knows Zach still dreams of one day sharing his life with her, but Nigel offers her his life now – no dreaming necessary.

With the shock of seeing Zach again, of finally meeting his mobster family, and even coming face to face with his fiancĂ©, Tatum is convinced more than ever that Nigel is the one for her. And while Zach spends a month entertaining the fiancĂ© that has been forced upon him by his family, why shouldn’t Tatum take her relationship with Nigel to the next level?

But when Nigel betrays Tatum, her heart is broken. What once was clear becomes dark and she finds herself by Zach’s side yet again, needing him in a way she never imagined.

Zach or Nigel?

The decision isn’t easy because Tatum has learned the hard way—

Choices last a moment. Consequences last a lifetime.


My thoughts:

So I didn’t realize this was the third book in the series until about a third of the way into the book.  The book would make comments referencing previous events, but it just felt natural like something the author was pulling from the past and she repeated everything I really needed to know while reading.   I read this as a standalone novel and now I want to go back and read the first two books because the author did such a great job creating a story I can’t get enough of. 

This book follows Tatum who is recently in a newer relationship with a guy named Nigel.  Tatum was dating Zack for a while whose family is involved in the mob, but he up and just left.   Tatum is trying to make her relationship with Nigel work since he would be a safer choice then Zack and his mob family, but Zack keeps appearing.

Tatum is an interesting character that the author created.  She seems like a typical teenager that has many conflicted thoughts going on in her head.  She really stays very true to her character the entire book.  The strength and thought process that Tatum has seems way beyond her years.   The story takes a few twists and Tatum works hard at making decisions. 

Zack is a very complex character.   He comes off as really hotheaded in the beginning of the book, but as I kept reading I felt like he was a lot more loyal then he got credit for.  I am pretty sure he would do anything for Tatum and he really was trying hard to be with her. 

One of the hardest things about reading this book is the ending.  I just wanted to keep reading after we read the last lines.  I can’t wait to read what happens next.

My one complaint about the book would be the writing style isn’t as detailed as I would like it to be.  I would have loved to get more descriptions of where Tatum was going so that I could visualize exactly what was going on.   The story-line is fast paced and easy to read, but I would have loved more details to be able to see what was going on.  I enjoy books that I get submersed into a new world that the author created and I felt I just couldn’t visualize this during the book.

I would suggest this as a nighttime read.  The book was a very quick read, but has natural stopping points that made it easy to read and then take a break.  The story was a great one to take your mind off your day as well.   

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley for the purpose of providing a honest review.  This does not effect my opinion of this book. 


About the Author

Suzie T. Roos is from, and has settled in, St. Louis with her husband, two children and a number of foster pets at any given time.

She and her husband have lived everywhere from Philadelphia, PA to out West in Santa Monica, Ca. They’re thankful they could expose their children to different American lifestyles and cultures.

Besides writing, Suzie’s hobbies include movies, traveling, and especially concert going with her husband and friends.

She’s always been an animal lover and animal rights advocate. She is certified by FEMA in IS-00011.a Animal in Disasters: Community Planning. She’s also an active volunteer at the Humane Society of Missouri.

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