Monday 20 July 2015

Review - The Suffocation of Katie by Glenna Maynard

Title: The Suffocation of Katie
Author: Glenna Maynard
Release Date: April 2, 2015

Cooper's Religion is an Indie rock band on their way to the top lie stands to ruin it all. 

Kai Cooper is my pain and I'm Katie, his biggest regret. This is our love story and the journey to his first album - The Suffocation of Katie.

Sometimes love can win in the end….

I’m a hard-sell when it comes to new adult as I’m long past that stage in my life. The story has to be really interesting to keep my attention and, happily, this one had no trouble doing that. Well-written, with likable characters and relatable situations, the twists and bends kept me totally engaged from start to finish.

Katie was used to struggling through life under the stigma, and whims, of her mother’s lifestyle. She has made it through to her last year of high school with a few friends by her side while clinging to the dream of leaving her hometown at the earliest opportunity. 

Kai Cooper was not in her circle of friends but as life throws more devastating blows her way, he is unexpectedly there to be the friend she needs. As circumstances change, Kai remains at her side while her feelings for him grow. They are young and when the music they love offers opportunity, but also reveals secrets, will they be able to make the right choices? 

This standalone new adult romance has angst and drama to spare as Katie has to wrestle with a home life that is anything but nurturing and a school life that has never been easy. Katie is someone anyone who has ever grown up can relate to. Even though she has a lot on her plate and few people in her corner she continues to make the best of things and soldiers through each bump with a graceful maturity. 

There is no pity party here, it’s all about dealing with the hand you are dealt while trying to make the best decisions possible. Kai is a surprising white knight but fills the role admirably as he too has difficult choices to make. Katie’s life isn’t instantly fixed but, happily, more things seem possible. 

I really enjoyed this story and am looking forward to more by this author. I am going to be a ‘new adult’ convert yet!
~ Review by Diane

Glenna Maynard is a Kentucky native with a passion for romance best known for her bestselling romantic suspense novel I'm with You and The Black Rebel Riders' MC series. 

When she isn't arguing with the voices in her head or drinking reader tears, she enjoys watching classic TV shows with her two children and longtime leading man.

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