April 4, 2017

It Gets Easier by Justine Avery

It Gets Easier
It Gets Easier by Justine Avery
Series: N/A
Source: For review
Publisher: Self published
Publication Date: November 27, 2014
He'd never guess that his very courage to commit could be the cause of his own downfall. 

Jake's loved and lost, suffered failed relationships and felt real sorrow, but the new girl in his life may just be the one to finally put an end to that life.

His girlfriend Samantha is sweet and kind, full of joy, and the kind of girl Jake can be perfectly content sitting in complete silence with. It's so comfortable, so easy, to fall completely for her. In fact, Jake would do anything for Samantha, anything at all.

Just returned from attending Samantha's family reunion, Jake's high as a kite, basking in the realization that he's been officially accepted as one of the family. He can't believe his luck, especially as he's driving off into the sunset with Samantha herself and so looking forward to those precious, anticipated moments alone with her. What could possibly go wrong?

Thump thump resonates from the trunk of the car as they speed along the highway together.

Thump thump.

He falls head over heels for her... but not exactly in the way he intended. 

When I started reading It Gets Easier, I was expecting something similar to the last book I read by her, Last Shot. In some ways, I was right. But mostly, I was wrong.

It Gets Easier starts out with a hopeful tone, a boy and a girl who are having fun and flirting. In my opinion, the beginning was way too fluffy for what was truly going on, but I digress. I thought that the relationship between Jake and Samantha was poorly developed. I saw their relationship as nothing more than words on the page, but it didn't hurt my overall enjoyment of the storyline.

My true enjoyment came from the twist, right in the middle! Let me tell you, Justine can write a twist! I was really surprised. There were some hints leading up to it, but I thought they were just jokes! I never imagined it would go there, and that's why I'm giving this book four stars. I think that Justine Avery writes some of the most interesting books - there's always an unexpected ending, and they're so short and refreshing.

I would recommend this book for people who are interested in a short read with a twist ending.