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180 Seconds by Jessica Park

180 Seconds180 Seconds by Jessica Park
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was so compelling that I couldn’t put it down. Park is killing it in the NA realm, and I can’t believe I didn’t read this book sooner after loving Flat Out Love (I confess, I just realized this is the same author—so oops. I should have grabbed more of her work sooner). I suspect I’ll go try to get my hands on everything else she’s written now, in case it’s as equally fabulous as the 4 novels I’ve now read by her.

Not only is the basic concept intriguing (2 people stare at each other in silence for 180 seconds with unexpected results), but this story has so much depth, with such flawed but truly lovable characters. It moves in unexpected ways and feels fresh from other stories that I’ve read that are actually somewhat similar.

I have to confess that I get anxious around Indie novels, because I’ve had far more bad experiences than good ones. However, I think that’s partly on me and my apparently poor ability to choose fantastic reads like this. Instead of being scared, or avoiding them out of fear they will be terrible, I should do my homework better to find indie novels that are going to be a good fit for me, because there’s so much to miss when I overlook gems like this.

That being said, I’m taking suggestions below for people’s favorite indie novels of all time. Just don’t rec your own book, your best friend’s book, or a family member’s book. I get way too much of that on social media and am tired of advertising. No advertising/promotion here. I just want to hear honest comments about the Indie novels that you love to pieces and couldn’t live without. If I see something that resonates with me, I’ll be sure to add it to my list.

Book 50 read in 2018

Pages: 300

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