Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Review - Because Of Lucy by Lisa Swallow

Title: Because of Lucy by Lisa Swallow
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Publication Date: August 28th, 2013 
Paperback/Hardcover: 220
Genre: New Adult
Find it at: Goodreads / Amazon 

Ness's parents are shocked when she turns down her place at Leeds University and takes on a full-time job in a call center. Determined to begin her adult life the way she wants, Ness moves to Leeds to live with her best friend Abby.
One night she meets Evan, who is everything she hates about guys. He may be hot but he's also drunken, arrogant, and on top of that, he apparently has sex with girls and forgets about it. But Evan isn't what he seems and Ness soon discovers they have more in common than she thought.
Evan is struggling to escape from his past too, and when Lucy appears she threatens his new relationship with Ness. Unsure if she can deal with the effect Lucy has on Evan, Ness makes a decision about her future which pulls them apart.
When their new lives don't go as planned, Ness and Evan are both faced with difficult choices.
All because of Lucy..

I received this book as part of a blog tour in exchange of an honest review.
Determined to live her life as she wants Ness moves to Leeds to live with a friend and work at a call center. When she meets Evan, a college student that embodies everything she hates about a guy, she wants nothing to with him. However, Ness quickly realizes there’s much more to Evan than just what meets the eye and finds herself more and more attracted to him.
Because of Lucy might seem, to a certain extent, your typical New Adult book about a cocky college guy and the girl that catches his eye even though she’s not a fan of his attitude. Well, believe me, this book is definitely not a cliché! Their relationship might not be as easy as they both would hope for, though.
I really liked Ness in this book. She’s strong and independent and smart. She knows what she wants and she definitely seems to always make the right decision.
I quite liked Evan as well. He might seem arrogant and easy going but he’s a really good person, loving and caring underneath the façade he puts up for other people. He allows his life to be affected by Lucy but that only made me like him more.
The relationship between Ness and Evan is not always easy but it’s definitely real. There are ups and downs but, overall they only make their relationship seem more believable and even solid.
I won’t say much about the plot because I don’t want to give anything away but, what I can say is this: I thought the story was very original and different. It was definitely a nice surprise.
All in all, Because of Lucy is a very interested and well-written story. I loved the easy banter between Ness and Evan and how the story developed.
If you are looking for a good and different New Adult novel, give this book a try!

Rating:   Worth Your Time (4 Stars)


1 comment:

  1. Thank you for reading and reviewing Because of Lucy!