Monday, November 18, 2013

Tell Me Why - by Lacey Weatherford as Sydney Snow. This a breathtaking, heartbreaking, spectacular read!

Holy shit! I don’t know how to describe this book without giving any of it away! Let me start by saying that this book was riveting from beginning to end. The writing is flawless, the characters are rich and popped off the pages into my brain. I devoured the book in just a matter of hours….I simply could not put it down. Do not miss Tell Me Why. Put it on your TBR. Get it on your e-reader or in your local bookstore. Wish list it, or ask for it as a Christmas (or Hanukkah gift)….Just make sure you feast your eyes, ears and emotions with Tell Me Why!!!! Why? Well, let me tell you:

Jessi is Anna’s best friend and has made some choices that disastrously affect everybody. Yes, that’s really all I’m going to say about her – read the book and you will understand why!

Caleb McCord is Jessi’s 21-year-old step brother. He has always watched out for Jessi and Anna, and is the leader – and lead guitarist – of the band Fringe. He has loved Anna for many years, but has not let that stop him from taking advantage of the ladies available to a band member. Hell, he’s tall, tatted and HOT, and we all have lusted after band members a time or two! His parents are a complete disaster. His father, Hank, is an abusive asshole. Hank is the trifecta of abusive Neanderthals: Intimidating, callous, and armed. He terrorizes the family so much that Caleb left home as soon as he was able, but visits often to ensure his mother and sister are alright. His mother Danica is typical of many abused women-trapped in a horrible marriage and unwilling, or unable, to get out of it. Make no mistake, though, she loves her children fiercely!

Annalise (Anna) Vasquez is a high school senior, a gifted singer, and has a major crush on her best friend’s older brother. He has always treated her like a bratty little girl and she wishes he would see her for the young woman she is becoming. Because of her incredible voice, Anna is the front for Fringe. She uses fake ID in order to perform in the various clubs where they are booked. Anna is tall, beautiful and has had her share of boyfriends. Surprisingly, and refreshingly so, she is a virgin. She’s never felt the overpowering urge she has heard of that compels her peers to have sex. Her parents, James and Melanie, are so open and loving I admit that I am very jealous (I know they're out there, but parents like that were sure not in my home) She is trying to decide where to attend college and whether or not to give up on the pipe dream that is Caleb. She would like to stay in Washington so she can remain with the band, but she has other schools to choose from besides UW.

This is basically where we are when the story begins. Jessi makes a choice-and peoples’ lives are tossed like toy boats in an angry sea. Will Caleb and Anna ever discover each other, or will the fallout from Jessi's choices create to wide a gulf? Will the McCords and the Vasquezes survive the coming storm?

Lacey Weatherford is the bestselling author of the popular young adult paranormal romance series Of Witches and Warlocks, and contemporary series, Chasing Nikki. Under the pseudonym Sydney Snow she is entering the New Adult Contemporary fiction genre, and what an entrĂ©e it is! I will admit that this is the first novel of hers that I have read and will be heading to my kindle and commit 1 click mania! Tell Me Why is incredible. It grabbed me and took me for a very emotional ride.  However, my caveat is that this story is not for Ms. Weatherford’s younger fans as it deals with ADULT topics. It’s dark, but sexy and satisfying. Much to my joy, there will be more books to come in the series. Personally, I can’t wait!
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