Review: Full Share by Eliza Freed

29837563Title: Full Share
Author ELiza Freed
Release Date: June 21st, 2016
Publisher: Brunswick House

Blurb from Goodreads: Nora Hargrove’s post-grad life includes a horrific entry-level job, a cave of an apartment, and a strict avoidance of all interpersonal relationships. She knows only one thing about herself—she wants to be left alone.

Avoiding her mother’s forced family time, she seeks solitude on her own terms. In a poorly ventilated, overcrowded Dewey Beach rental, she discovers there’s no place to hide. Not from yourself, not from your life, and not from love. This is the story of Nora Hargrove’s full share.

I learned the healing power of a good bloody Mary and a dip in the Atlantic. I kayaked in the dead of night and witnessed the only shooting star I’ve ever seen. I fell in love on a bed made of pallets. I lived.

Life is deep. Dive in.

 

 

Review: Nora Hargrove is in a dead end job, which she believes suits her just fine. She’s hiding from the world and has no problem letting some past events shut down her life. She’s broken. The only reason she takes on a full share of a beach house for the summer is to avoid the instigator of said past events: her mother.

The beauty in this story is how realistic it actually is. I didn’t feel like I needed to suspend reality as I read it. The plot played out organically. Nora’s journey is difficult, and at times, it’s difficult to read because she becomes a part of you.

I would recommend this to anyone seeking a New Adult novel with real characters and real situations. There are sexual situations and adult content. So if you’re sensitive to that, then maybe skip Full Share.

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