Saturday, May 28, 2016

Review and Spotlight: Full Share A Shore House Novel by Eliza Freed

Full Share
A Shore House Novel

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. 

 Full Share was love, finding oneself and tragic rolled up in one good book. 
The cover drew me in to read this book, but I didn't expect the drama within the beach house.
The story is surrounded around Nora Hargrove, who is in a mundane insurance job and decides to do a full share of a beach house for the summer.  Nora has cut herself off of love and relationships, after she witnessed her mother cheating on her father.

Nora, has always had a crush on one of the guys (Rob) staying at the beach house, but he is with another women.  While Jack is her share in room that they share and she feels a connection with him, but hesitates on acting on anything.

Jack's good friend is Tank, who is very different, but very loveable.  I wished I could have more insight to Tank as he pulled me in and I wanted to know him better.  

The beach house is full of partying, drinking and drugs while Nora tries to find herself.  It is only after a tragedy that Nora and Jack see eye to eye and their relationship starts to get serious.

This is a good summer read and I would recommend it to anyone who loves at HEA.

4 Koala Paws

Eliza Freed graduated from Rutgers University and returned to her hometown in rural South Jersey. Her mother encouraged her to take some time and find herself. After three months of searching, she began to bounce checks, her neighbors began to talk, and her mother told her to find a job. 

She settled into corporate America, learning systems and practices and the bureaucracy that slows them. Eliza quickly discovered her creativity and gift for story telling as a corporate trainer and spent years perfecting her presentation skills and studying diversity. It was during this time she became an avid observer of the characters she met and the heartaches they endured. Her years of study taught her that laughter, even the completely inappropriate kind, was the key to survival.

She currently lives in New Jersey with her family and a misbehaving beagle named Odin. As an avid swimmer, if Eliza is not with her family and friends, she'd rather be underwater. While she enjoys many genres, she is, and always has been, a sucker for a love story...the more screwed up the better.

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