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Lissa's Review: A Thousand Reasons by Mariah Dietz

APC PUBLISHER: Mariah Dietz RELEASED: June 19, 2018 GENRE: contemporary romance LENGTH: 293 pages FORMAT: ebook


My life is like a coin.

There are two sides.

On one side, I am Leela Walsh: daughter, sister, employee at three minimum-wage jobs.I cook. Do laundry. Contribute to the debt my family is sinking in.On the second side, I am Leela Walsh: Straight-A student, top graduate of my class, med student.

No one knows of my brother’s sordid past. My sister’s poor decisions. Or that I’m the first in my family to graduate high school.

The balance between these two sides is nearly impossible to maintain. And it only becomes more difficult when I meet Wes McCleary.

He’s never had a job. Never wanted for anything.

And now, he wants me. There are a thousand reasons we shouldn’t be together, and just one that keeps bringing us together. Will that one reason be enough? THREE BOUNDLESS STARS

Leela has a thousand reasons why she and Wes shouldn’t be together. But none of those reasons matter. They both come from different parts of town. She’s only known what has been taught, about people who have more than her. Her family makes assumptions on how people with more money are a certain way. I liked Leela and Wes together, Leela grows as a character throughout the story. Wes is a cool guy, and nothing seems to bother him about Leela’s concerns. He’s ready to jump in and go after what he wants. Unfortunately, I didn’t feel the connection with the characters I so desperately wanted. There’s something about the story that I think is missing. I think there’s some emotional block between me and the characters. Finding the right words is tough. Dietz does write clean romance. But I feel like sex may not be needed if it’s just glossed over. This isn’t all a bad review. I think that there’s a good moral to this story. That you should never assume people are a certain way, before even really knowing who they are. I respect Dietz as an author. I’ve read many of her books, and I don’t want this to seem as if I didn’t like it. Because the story as a whole I enjoyed. Overall, I give this Three Boundless Stars.

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