Monday, February 11, 2013

[Review: Tight Knit by Allie Brennan]

"Tight Knit"
Author: Allie Brennan
Pages: 327
Genre: Mature YA, Contemporary
Date Published: December 30th, 2012
Publisher: Allie B Books
Format Read: eBook provided by author for honest review


Talia Gregory relies on her Nan for everything, especially helping her calm the anxiety that controls her life. But Nan gets sick, and it couldn’t be worse timing. Talia’s panic attacks are getting worse, her boyfriend is a jerk, her best friend is distant, her parents are more absent than usual and she’s stuck planning the Cozy Christmas Charity Drive for her knitting group in place of Nan. If that’s not panic inducing enough, enter Lachlan.

Lachlan McCreedy doesn’t rely on anyone. Not after what he’s been through. It’s him and Gram, nothing else matters but keeping his past buried, and his secrets hidden. So when Gram forces him to help with her Christmas sale, Talia is the last thing he expected, and trusting her with his secrets comes as a shock to both of them. But when he unexpectedly falls for her, the question becomes can he trust her with his heart?

My Thoughts:

I had no idea what I was in for when I started this book.  It sounded intriguing, it had two leads with awesome names.  You have to admit that Lachlan and Talia are great names, right?  I just didn't really know what it was about, but I'm so glad that I dove in anyways!  What I got was an extremely heart felt novel of people who's lives keep spinning out of their control and the only thing that is keeping them anchored is each other.  

It was Brennan's honest writing that keeps you glued to your seat, or wherever your reading this book.  She even throws a few surprises into the plot line, things that I would have never seen coming.  The relationship building was brilliant!  Yes, I loved Lachlan and Talia, but I enjoyed the other relationships that played large roles in the book as well!  Speaking of Lachlan and Talia, there relationship was so real! 

A part of me wishes that we got to know a little bit more about Talia's anxiety, but then again I have a ridiculous fear of bananas and hell, I couldn't tell you why.  So, it was easier to accept that she just had this thing that she couldn't explain.  It also made her more vulnerable and I liked that about her.  I loved her character, in fact!

But here I go talking about how much I LOVED Lachlan.  I don't know if it was just because he was the perfect guy for this book, or if I just got him, but the stand out person in this novel would have to be him!  In my opinion anyways.  He was scared, literally and metaphorically and it made him more real than a lot of love interests that I read.  His back story, the life he is leading when he meets Talia and the person that he is finally able to become with her support is genuine and amazing to watch (or read).  Honestly I could go on and on about him.  

I also like that Lachlan helps Talia find herself, even though her journey is so different from his own.  It was refreshing to see two people who were so different rally together, even with some really hard times and pull through!

So what do I think?  I think you need to get your hands on a copy of this book so you can fall in love with Lachlan and Talia as well!

      (P.S. Allie is putting the eBook copy of "Tight Knit" on sale this week for $1.99... GET IT)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have this on my iPad really need to read it now! Bumping it up my list :) Great review