Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Review - Saving Toby by Suzanne McKenna Link

Title: Saving Toby by Suzanne McKenna Link
Publisher: Kindle
Publication Date: August 28th, 2013 
Paperback/Hardcover: 374
Genre: New Adult
Find it at: Goodreads

Loving someone through their hard fall from grace takes a lot of grit.
Hired on as a caretaker to the ailing Mrs. Faye, Claudia Chiatmetti is drawn into the lives of the widow and her son — a world where sadness lingers and old wounds run deep. Empathetic to the family's plight, Claudia is powerless against the emerging feelings she has for the unruly Toby Faye. Up close, Toby’s blue-grey eyes expose a need she cannot ignore. His dark past will test her fortitude and expose her to danger. Does Claudia have the grit to love Toby through it?
 Saving Toby is a powerful and moving debut novel set on the south shore of Long Island. It is the first book of a two-part story that follows the emotional and inspirational tale of a young couple's journey to find themselves.
*Contains strong language and explicit scenes

I have received this book as part of a blog tour in exchange of an honest review.
When she’s hired to take care of Toby Faye’s mother, Claudia finds herself drawn to the bad boy. His complexity and problems pose a problem to a possible relationship and they will have to fight to be together. 
I did like the characters in this book, especially Toby. He’s complex, cocky and quite passionate. He can be a little obtuse sometimes, I think, but I still found him charming and wanted things to work out for him.
Claudia is very strong and I definitely liked that about her.
One other thing I also liked was the fact Toby and Claudia’s relationship was well-timed and developed slowly. The author did a good job with it.
All in all, I enjoyed Saving Toby and liked reading about the obstacles Toby and Claudia had to face. The book is well-written and the story is interesting.
This is a good debut book.

Rating:   Somewhere Between Readable and Worth Your Time (3 ½ Stars)

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