Book review: That Thing Between Eli & Gwen

That Thing Between Eli & GwenThat Thing Between Eli & Gwen by J.J. McAvoy

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Song: Kelly Clarkson – Since U Been Gone

When you find the book that is so silly, and has so many convenient coincidences as this book does – you’re either going to really rage over it, or just roll with it and be happy about it. So, as you can see from my rating, I took door number 2.

Eli and Gwen, well that was some first meeting. Like the one you’ll be telling your offsprings about. Gwen and her fiance Bash went to Eli and Hanna’s wedding, only to to have Bash than interrupt that wedding and run off with the bride. Real asshole move. I seriously don’t understand why people choose to run from the church last minute. Honestly, before figuring out flower arrangements, caterers, venue and all that stuff, you should take a minute or two to think if you want to spend the rest of your life with that person. Am I right or am I right?

But this is not a Runaway Bride story. It’s a story about the people that are left behind after that. And yeah, sure, the apartment situation was a little too much and the guy with the kid living in the same building was even more ridiculous, but I wasn’t stuck on that too long.

The thing I liked most was how Eli and Gwen dealt with their respective exes and their bullshit. As in they didn’t tolerate any. They worked through their dark times together and wasn’t letting anyone mess with their heads. They were a team in this, sticking up for each other in the face of dark forces/exes.

Three fistbumps ’cause I couldn’t pick just one ))

“Can’t you just rip it?”
“With my hands? Are you serious right now?” He paused in his attempts.
I grinned, trying to hold in my stomach. “What, you aren’t strong enough?”
“If any man can rip a wedding dress off you, please consult a physician before continuing your relationship.”

He was being arrogant without being standoffish, she was quirky without being annoying. He was a professional and she was artsy, adding one to another to make a perfect blend. That thing between Eli & Gwen is far from being the best contemporary romance and yet it was just right for me.

Over and out


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