Fragile by Eve Francis ~ Book Review by Ameliah

Fragile-CoverTitle: Fragile

Author: Eve Francis

Publisher: Ylva

Cover Artist: unknown

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 02/15/2016

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: Contemporary, Lesbian, Lesbian Romance, Young Adult

Blurb:

At twenty-four, college graduate Carly Rogers finds herself still living with her cold and distant mother and her teenage half-sister, Cynthia. As Carly moves from one minimum wage job to another, she reads books alone in her room, reconnects with her best friend, Landon, and takes care of her great aunt Dorothy on the weekends. Her life is quiet and nonthreatening – until she meets Ashley at her new job.
Ashley is a fun, energetic, and intelligent woman who has been forced to leave her old life behind due to a medical condition. Through work, and the start of their own book club, each shares her past and her hopes for the future. When change comes, Carly is forced to make a decision. Does she stay where she thought she always belonged, or strive for something better? Is it possible for her and Ashley to build a new life without feeling like the fragile creatures everyone thinks they are?

My View:

Ordinary People…or are they?
Carly is a 24 yr old who is going through a quarter life crisis. She moved out of her mom’s house to go to college only to find her English degree isn’t usable with the economy as it is. She has had to move back in with her mother and get a job at Marshall’s. While at her new job she meets Ashley. Ashley loves books almost as much as Carly and the two of them form a book club with just the two of them. This is a story about their relationship with each other and their families.

This book is not flashy or glamorous. Its not mysterious or even erotic. This story is just a story, nothing special or so I thought but I was VERY wrong!! Its like nothing I’ve read before and I truly enjoyed it a great deal. It is a quiet and genuine and sweet. I had stopped reading it for a few hours and the story snuck up on me. I found myself wondering where the tale would go. What was Ashley’s secret, was Carly mature enough to grow and take control of her own life instead of just letting it happen​? Do they have a future together? The characters are so real with their everyday problems that even at twice Carly’s age I could relate to what she is going through. My own daughter reminds me so much of Carly’s younger sister Cyn and some of her friends face the same challenges as Landon. I grew quite fond of this book and am very, very glad I gave it a go!

Links

Fragile on Goodreads
Ylva
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

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