Saturday, October 27, 2012

Book Review: Thomas & January

Thomas & January (Sleepless, #2)
Thomas & January by Fisher Amelie
June 15, 2012
254 pages
Source: Personal Purchase
Goodreads Summary:
Thomas Eriksson thinks he has it all figured out.

"People crossed the street when they saw me. I’m not really sure why that was. I mean, okay, I might have looked a bit intimidating if I was being truthful with you. I’d changed since New York. New York represented a life that wasn’t real, not truthfully, anyway. No, New York was the “young, immature, in love, idiot" side of Tom. The “Tie-Dye Tom of New York City” didn’t exist anymore. Tie-Dye Tom was dead."
January Mac Lochlainn thinks she’s her own worst enemy.

"I quit Berkeley. Threw away a full scholarship. Plans, you ask? What plans?"

But they’re both wrong.

Tom approached me slowly and met me under the light on the stone walkway. He leaned over me so closely, my neck craned to see his face. His expression was one of confusion as he studied my own.

“What is it about you?” he asked me.

I gulped. “What do you mean?” I whispered, closing my eyes and swallowing again, my breaths becoming labored.
He lifted his hand and dragged the backs of his fingers across my jaw so lightly I barely felt them, but they made me feel dizzy all the same.

“How can you be this extraordinary, January MacLochlainn?” He leaned closer, a look of pure frustration and anger lit his eyes and pressed his lips. “And why couldn’t I have met you before I realized I didn’t want anyone...ever?”

Life for Thomas and January will never be the same again...whether they like it or not.
My Review:

After reading Callum & Harper (see my review here), I immediately grabbed Thomas & January. Thomas was introduced in C&H as Tie-Dye Tom and I simply needed to know the rest of his story, especially with the little nugget of info we had on him in C&H and the glimpse of his feelings at the end of the book. Thomas and January were such great characters to read about. Tom in particular had a lot of "baggage" he needed to deal with. I loved their interactions with each other, the bantering and the tender moments. This didn't have the same intensity of drama that C&H had, but that was okay with me because C&H were trying to give me a heart-attack! T&J had their own drama issues, and I enjoyed watching them work through it (or at least try, sometimes poorly). It was also so great to see the rest of the gang in this book, especially C&H. And I loved the ending and Thomas' integrity. We need more books like this. This will be a book I will reread. Oh, and I'm happy to say that the editing was much improved from C&H.

I'm looking forward to more books in this series, because these are characters I want to read about over and over again. There are so many friends in this group, and I want a book about every single one of them. Seriously, you'll fall in love with all of them.


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