Saturday, November 23, 2013
Review of Touched By You by t.h. snyder
Touched By You is the second book in the Touch series by T.H. Snyder and is the story of Chloe Taylor and Derrick Peters.
In the first book, Touch Me, Chloe – a sportscaster – is given the opportunity of a lifetime! ESPN offers her a job, but it is not in her hometown of Boston…it would mean relocating to Los Angeles. Without discussing it with Derrick, Chloe takes the job and hopes that her relationship and withstand the distance. In Touched By You we find out that this is not the first time Chloe and Derrick have had their relationship challenged. First they are separated by college. Derrick heads to Harvard, while Chloe goes to NYU. Then Derrick goes to Harvard Law, and Chloe is working full time – making their time together sparse. Then Chloe makes a life altering decision without even discussing it with Derrick.
Chloe is often selfish, what person in entertainment/on air media isn’t, but that does not make her wholly unlikeable. She truly loves Derrick, but just can’t pass on her dream job (and if I were honest, neither would I)! Derrick, on the other hand, must be a saint! He has put up with Chloe’s shenanigans for the entire 8 years they’ve been together. Now the pair is trying to live with the stress of being on separate coasts, as well as avoiding all of the pitfalls and temptations that befall a long distance relationship.
I really liked this book and am becoming accustomed Snyder’s style. I am learning to enjoy seeing events from each characters' points of view as each picks up where the other leaves off. Riley and Char, as well as Riley’s sister-Emma- are all present in the book. The twists and turn really kept me engaged and I am truly looking forward to the next book in the series!