My Skylar Book Review

August 12, 2014 / 0 comments

My Skylar Book ReviewMy Skylar by Penelope Ward
Series: Gemini #3
Published by Self-Published on June 12th 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: ebook
Source: Purchased
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From the author of the Amazon #1 bestselling romance, Jake Undone, comes a friends-to-lovers story of longing, passion, betrayal and redemption……with a twist that will rip your heart out.

Skylar was my best friend, but I secretly pined for her. One thing after another kept us apart, and I’ve spent the last decade in fear of losing her forever. 

First, it was the cancer, but she survived only to face the unthinkable at my hands. Because of me, she left town. For years, I thought I’d never see her again.

But now she’s back…and living with him. 

I don’t deserve her after everything I’ve put her through, but I can’t live without her. This is my last chance, because she’s about to make the biggest mistake of her life. I can see it her eyes: she doesn’t love him. She still loves me...which is why I have to stop her before it’s too late. 

Liezel’s Thoughts:

From the synopsis alone I could tell that this story had the potential to be something phenomenal. I do have to admit it was just that for the first half of the book. I cried, laughed and cried some more and was convinced that this book was one that I would most definitely be added to my very short “5 plus ratings” list.

Getting halfway through though is when I started having issues. It began to plateau midway and from there  it made a painfully slow nosedive. While the first part was captivating – emotionally intense, passionate and portrayed an amazing array of character traits between both Mitch and Skylar the second part was the total opposite. My list of examples are endless but I think it would be best not to go into every single detail at the moment.

If you ask me to describe how I feel about this book with a single word it would be “discombobulated”.  It really took me a while to decide how to rate it. First half was without a doubt 5++++. The second half however was in my opinion too long, outdrawn and yes…somewhat disappointing. I would say it was a 2 or a generous 3. (Message me if you want specific details.)

Question is would I recommend this book? I still would. One of the major reasons is the numerous amounts of mixed reviews about it. That alone makes it very much intriguing and well worth looking into.

The Verdict:


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About Penelope Ward

Penelope Ward is a USA Today Bestselling author.

She grew up in Boston with five older brothers. She spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family friendly career.

Penelope lives for reading books in the new adult genre, coffee and hanging out with her friends and family on weekends.

She is the proud mother of a beautiful 9-year-old girl with autism (the inspiration for the character Callie in Gemini) and a 7-year-old boy, both of whom are the lights of her life.

Penelope, her husband and kids reside in Rhode Island.

She is currently working on her third novel and loves friend requests from readers!

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