Author: Mariah Cole
Genre: New Adult Romance
Mary Elizabeth’s Crazy Book Obsession
If you're looking for a heartwarming
story about a girl who falls deeply in love with a troubled boy who changes her
life--a sob story with pretty metaphors and a million ways that'll tell you how
"broken" she is, STOP. Don't read another word of this.
I'm not that type of girl.
My name is Emerald Anderson and I'm not going to bullshit you: I flunked out of
college after my sophomore year, I've been fired from every job I've ever
taken, and I've never had a fully functioning relationship in my life.
I wish I could say that I had a cheerleader in my corner, someone who says,
"No, Emerald--You're great and you are good at something!" but I
don't. My grandparents are completely oblivious to my life, and my mother's
dying words to me were "You're going to end up just like me one day. A
She was right.
As I decide to start my life over and take two jobs that will forever change
me--one from the inside, and one from the outside, I keep my mother's words
close to my heart so I can keep the sexy and mysterious Carter Black away.
He's the first man who's ever pursued me, the first man who seems bent on
finding out why I am the way I am, but he's wasting his time.
I'm not broken. I don't need to be fixed. I'm perfectly fine being a beautiful
My mother was a whore. Well that alone will tell you the book is going to have some drama but Emerald “Em” Anderson has way more than the average person.
I didn’t know what to expect after that line and the book wasn’t what I thought it would be. It was more. Emerald and Carter has a lot to deal with and wow, how they dealt with it.
When you’re taught to (1) “Always puts tones of effort into the way you look…..If you ever feel sad or depressed, suck that shit up and add more mascara.” (2) Don’t make friends. Make sponsors. If you can’t get anything out of someone…., kick that person out of your life ASAP and (3) Beauty wins over brains every time. Your body will always be your asset. Remember that.” then we kind of know how you’re life is going to end up…or at least we think we know.
Em had a hard life and grew up entirely too fast. She saw her mother use her job, as an escort, to her advantage to get everything in life that she wanted. Em was taught to use her looks, not her brains and that is basically what she did. After moving in with her grandparents, there was so much pent up anger that it lead to her drinking and ultimately getting in trouble.
Em had to find her way again and deal with the things that caused her to stop believing in herself. She was able to find her “happy” in Carter. Carter was a mysterious man that she really didn’t know a lot about. She met him one night and knew he was different. He didn’t judge her or ask her questions to make her feel bad about being who she was. She found that he really just wanted to get to know her.
Mariah Cole introduced us to a different type of character and didn’t give us the roses and chocolate candy that we always see. We received real and I’m curious to see who will have the happily ever after or if there will be one.
Mariah Cole is a Starbucks addict
(hazelnut shots please!), New Adult author, and an incessant daydreamer. Known
for pushing the envelope, she’s an avid reader of indie books and is always
looking to chat with readers and authors alike.
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