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Lissa's Review: How to Be Someone Else by Rachel Del


PUBLISHER: Self-published

RELEASED: October 20, 2016

GENRE: new adult, Contemporary Romance

LENGTH: 229 pages

FORMAT: ebook





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Sometimes it is the one who knows you best who can love you best. Penny has lived her life letting others take the reins, leaving her to simply follow in line. After completing her senior year of College she’ll join her father’s marketing firm, get married and start a family. When her parents drop a bomb on her — that they are getting divorced — Penny decides it’s time to start living by her own rules. And when she meets mysterious P.J. Hawthorne, a published writer who seems to know much more about Penny than she lets on, she knows this is her chance to finally get her life moving in the right direction. But as questions about her new life overwhelm her, so do thoughts of sweet and gorgeous Alex — who just so happens to be her best friend. What follows is a series of poor decisions, each one more worrisome than the last, forcing Penny further and further away from not only Alex, but from becoming the woman she’s sure she’s meant to be


I voluntarily received a copy, in exchange for an honest review.

Ok, I really really wanted to like this book. I loved the cover for one and it just seemed like it was going to interesting. But unfortunately, it wasn’t for me. Penny just acted insanely juvenile to her parents divorce. I honestly thought she was a teenager. In my mind, that’s what I imagined. But no she’s in her Twenties. Alex, her best friend, whose in love with her. He was just over the top. I understood he cared for her, but it was a little too much.

I could not at all connect to any of the characters. I think the original idea of this story is good. But the characters just did not speak to me. I was more annoyed with them through out the whole story, than anything. And the whole twist with Penny, what?! This is the first book I’ve read of Del’s. I would still give another story a chance. Don’t get me wrong, the writing is well done. But it didn't tug at me emotionally. I feel it was ok, but it could of been better.

Overall, I give this Two Boundless Stars

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