Monday, July 6, 2015

Review: All it Takes by Sadie Munroe

All it Takes
by Sadie Munroe
New Adult 
Asked to Review
Average Goodreads Rating: 3.95
Published on: June 30, 2015
Pages: 195

Before I get into my review, here's the synopsis from Goodreads:

Nineteen-year-old Star Collins never intended to return to her hometown, Avenue. That part of her life ended when she was nine years old, and child services took her away from her hoarder mother. Her mother chose her stuff over her daughter. That part of her life was supposed to be in the past.

But her mother has just passed away and Star finds herself giving up her summer to quietly clean out her old home. She just wants to sell it and move on with her life. However, things aren't going the way she planned. With her dyed-black hair and tattoos, she's attracting almost as much attention from the small town residents as Ash Winthrope, the guy who was just released from prison.

All Ash wants is a chance to start over. He screwed up and he knows it, he's going to have to live with the guilt for the rest of his life. But he's stuck in Avenue until his parole ends, and no one, not even his own parents, wants anything to do with him. Nearly out of money and completely out of options, Ash takes the only job he can, helping Star haul stuff out of her mother's house.

Neither of them expects anything to happen between them, or for their lives to change. But sometimes meeting the right person is all it takes.


My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars.

Disclaimers: I received a copy of this novel from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not obligated to write a good review nor did I receive any compensation for writing this review.

My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: This was Sadie's debut novel, meaning I didn't really have any expectations going into it. I just thought it sounded cool and the cover was intriguing.

I actually ended up liking this one a lot more than I expected to; it just didn't quite have enough to be a 4 star novel. However, I did enjoy it.

A girl coming back to clean out her dead mother's house because she was a hoarder was interesting, as was a guy returning from a sentence for manslaughter to an unforgiving town.

I thought the premise was quite good. The writing was good as well. It was a fun, quick read. 

The Characters: I loved how quirky the characters were, especially Star. Star is a tattooed take charge kind of person, and I enjoyed that.

Major Strengths: Intriguing premise and quirky characters.

Major Weaknesses: It didn't really stand out to me. 

So why 3 stars? The fact that it just didn't jump out. I enjoyed it, but I didn't love it. 

Warnings/Side-notes: For 17+ due to aggressive sexual content and language. 

The Wrap-up: It was an enjoyable, quick read. 

Love,

Danica Page

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