Friday, 28 February 2014

Weightless by Michele Gorman

Annabel's not surprised when nobody recognizes her at her 10 year reunion. The spotty fat teen nicknamed AnnaBall by the school bullies is long gone. But standing on the edge of the popular crowd, she still feels like that girl. That is, until Jack, her teen crush, starts flirting with her. Much to her amusement, he has mistaken her for Christy Blake, Annabel's chief tormenter before she moved to France in their last year.

It's just a bit of fun at first, letting Jack believe she's Christy. After all, he was nuts about her before she said au revoir to England. And when he asks Annabel out, the fun becomes something even more interesting. The more they date the deeper they fall for each other. So
what if Annabel has to fib a little to keep up the fa├žade?

As the lies start compounding, and she realizes that they're falling in love, she has to tell him who she really is. But she'll lose the love of her life if she does.

This is a short story (approx 40 pages) so ideal if you want something quick, lighthearted and easy to read. I hadn't ready anything by Michele before so wasn't sure what to expect. I was really pleased that her style of writing got me hooked straight away. You are introduced to Annabel and I immediately warmed to her. I found myself rooting for her and Jack throughout and at times I would happily have jumped into the story and rescued her. 

I also felt a clear message coming through about being yourself and loving yourself for who you are, not to let others bully you or drag you down and I have certainly taken some of that away with me.

A great read for a commute, or before sleep, or just when wanting a short down time.

Even better, at time of writing it is free for kindle on Amazon. Will definitely purchase more titles many Michele.

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