Sunday, 2 August 2015

47 Things by Lilliana Anderson - ARC Review



"What's your name, sweetheart?"....

That was the first thing. I wasn't his sweetheart, and he should have already known my name. But, that was the moment I became caught in Tyler Lohan's sight. He was wonderful and complicated, and I'd spent my life trying to hate him for being the golden boy who had everything so easy. However, as with all things, Tyler wasn’t the person he appeared to be from the outside, and once I saw him – the real him – I fell, and I don’t think I ever got back up.

There would be a total of forty-seven things that sucked me into Tyler's life then forced me away. Forty-seven things that ruined me forever.

Forty-seven was never going to be enough.

There was no number great enough...

47 Things. A standalone new adult romance that follows a couple as they come to terms with falling love in a world they can't control, and the certainty of the inevitable.

Kristine's Review:

Reviewed: August 2015.
I was lucky enough to beta read 47 Things for Lilliana Anderson, usually beta reading for me is very similar to writing a review in some ways, I give my thoughts and feedback on the story, the characters, the storyline, usually there's a good mix of things that worked and things that didn't, but 47 I was left speechless, because there was nothing I didn't love, the story of Sarah Kennedy and Tyler Lohan, two people who have known each other their entire lives and yet never really known each other at all, this is so much more than a frienemies story or a friends to lovers romance, this is a tale about two people who's connection transcends time, transcends space, 47 Things captured my heart and soul and left me reeling, I ran a gamut of emotions reading this, it was impossible to read this and not be moved by it, not be moved by Tyler and Sarah, impossible not to connect with them as individuals and as a couple, I defy any reader to experience this, this soulful, breathtakingly beautiful story and not feel every single word.

There is a beautiful fragility to both Tyler and Sarah, for me 47 Things truly felt like I was living this journey with them, I forgot I was reading, as the story played through my mind like a movie reel, lighting me up from the inside as I experienced every emotion, from the joyous highs to the crushing lows, and every moment in between.

I want to go to great depths about every nuanced moment of this story, I want to let you in on every little secret and hold your hand through every second that had my heart swooning and breaking and healing, I want to tell you so much about Sarah and Tyler and yet I don't want to tell you anything at all, because going into this story blind only adds to its appeal, to its beauty, so instead of ruining that experience for you I'm going to tell you this, 47 Things was both one of the most heartbreaking and life affirming stories I've ever read, there's a quiet strength in Sarah that stole my breath, and fierce temerity in Tyler that inspired me, this book made me want to crawl into my husbands arms and just be held by him, I wanted to shout from the rooftops about this book and everything it made me feel, I wanted to talk to friends and reminisce on good times and memories of days gone by, I wanted hold on to the feelings this book evoked in my heart for just a few moments longer, over a week later, and I still can't get Sarah and Tyler out of my mind, I can't eradicate the feelings of longing for these characters still etched on my heart, I don't want to say goodbye to any part of 47 Things and I doubt I'll ever truly want to, this is a story I'll gladly wear like a badge of honour, as a testament to the scars left on my bruised and battered heart, as a testament to the talent and ability of Lilliana Anderson.


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About Lilliana Anderson:


Australian born and bred, Lilliana Anderson has always loved to read and write considering it the best form of escapism ...that the world has to offer. Besides writing Angelien's biographical trilogy, she also writes contemporary romance and drama all based around Aussie characters.

When she isn't writing she is a wife, and a mother to four children. She has worked in a variety of industries and studied humanities before transferring to commerce/law at university.

She currently lives a fairly quiet life in suburban Melbourne.


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