BOOK & AUTHOR INFO:
Choices by Michelle Lynn
(New Beginnings #1)
Publication date: 25th January 2016
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Everyone makes lots of little decisions from the moment they wake up until they sink back into sleep at night. Decisions that have no consequences or expectations. But, what about the rare choices that could change everything? How do you know what is right for you?
Happiness is something you have to choose again and again, each day.
Michaela Matthews wants that more than anything. Standing in her way is a family pushing her down a specific path and the man she loves preventing her from choosing anything different. When she moves to the city for the next step in her parent’s plan, she starts to figure out what she wants – or more importantly, what she doesn’t want. She thinks she has to leave her old life behind to discover a new one. This throws every choice she has made into question. It isn’t until tragedy strikes that she learns that sometimes there is no choice at all. Sometimes you can have it all.
Jason Marks has had the kind of life where things have seemed to just happen to him, no choice involved at all. It’s a struggle for him to keep the past at bay while he tries to move forward. He is no longer the unwanted foster kid. He is a business owner, surrounded by people that love him. But, he isn’t in love. He’s not even sure he believes in it. Not anymore. At least, not until a heartbroken girl falls apart in his arms. It’s enough to make him a believer. Make him a dreamer. Enough to force him to answer that question. Do you give all of yourself to someone who might not choose you in return?
Yes. Yes, you do.
Poor little rich girl. Governed by her family’s expectations, wanting to rebel and yet apparently unable to commit to a plan. Michaela is a very difficult character to empathise with. She vacillates and then makes a decision (avoiding spoilers) which takes her down a path she knows she doesn’t want to go, but which she goes down anyway.
Ultimately, this is a competently written love story. I just didn’t find it completely captivating.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Happiness is simple- just decide to enjoy life. Decide who you are.
This is who I am in order of importance:
I am a Christian– not one of those “I’ll love you after you let me force my views on you” Christians. Everyone deserves to be loved and treated with respect. That is what god wants of me.
I am part of an amazing family. My parents, my sisters, my friends, my fellow writers. We are family (try to get that song out of your head now!)
I am an author. I have to say that to myself like ten times a day to believe it. I write, I read, I write reviews. It’s all a bit easier that you think.
I am a web editor and formatter. I work from home editing lessons and fixing internet formatting problems.
I am a hockey fan. I watch every single Columbus Blue Jackets game. Ask me anything about stats or contract clauses. It all fascinates me.
I am a college grad… my degree is in business though so that doesn’t help with my writing much.
I am a TV buff. I can watch full marathons and not get bored. Battlestar Galactica, any Joss Whedon or J.J. Abrams show. I like every genre.
I am someone who values kindness and humor. Someone who smiles a lot and frowns a little. I am blonde. I am strong. I am trying to be fearless.
I am disabled. I can’t leave my house to work and I send much of my times feeling sick but this is the last thing that I am because, after everything else, there is less room for me to be defined by the one curse in my life. Without my disability, I might be a totally different person and I’m not so sure I would want that.
For now, that is all.