Author: Marie Landry
Published: November 10th 2015
Source: Copy given by author for honest review
Genre: New Adult Romance
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Her life hasn't gone as planned, but she's about to realize that sometimes the best things happen when you stop expecting life to be a certain way...
When Rose Morgan put off her college plans to help her mother through a difficult time, she thought it would just be a bump in the road of her journey. She got a job to help pay the bills and started picking up the slack at home. But three years later, her bumpy ride hasn’t smoothed out yet, and Rose feels stuck. She’s working at a job she hates and living with a manipulative mother. She’s tired of feeling like her life has stalled, tired of the resentment and anger building inside her with each passing day.
Then Declan Connelly appears in her life, and even though the hot Irishman is seriously tempting, Rose is determined not to let him in. She’s afraid to suck anyone into her bizarre life, especially someone who seems too charming for his own good. She soon learns there’s more to Declan than his sexy accent and charismatic personality, though. He’s a good man, and he wants Rose in his life, baggage and all. He’s got his own, and he isn’t scared away like she originally feared he would be.
Everything in Rose’s life is changing quickly. It’s finally her time--time to figure out what she wants and what her future holds. Time to get swept off her feet and not fight it. But when her plans might take her away from all the amazing new things in her life, including Declan, Rose has to make a choice. Is she willing to chase her dreams, even if it means letting go of love?
I have had the wonderful opportunity to not only become friends with Marie Landry, but also her critique partner. I got to see the first part of this story early on and I've been in love with it since the beginning.
Rose is a character you can easily relate to because everyone has something in their life that has caused them to feel out of control. She starts taking a step outside her comfort zone with the help of her best friend, Dante. That's when she meets Declan. She's immediately drawn to him, but she's not ready to bring him into the mess that is her life. He's relentless, though, and he wants to have her in his life, if she'll let him.
This story isn't all romance, which is probably what makes it even better. There are secondary characters--from the diner she works at, her father and his new wife, Declan's family, and, of course, Dante--all of which add to Rose's journey in one way or another. As Rose opens herself up to the possibility of love, she has to decide what else she wants from life. When she gets the chance to do something amazing, she has to make some tough decisions. It's now her chance to choose where her life leads her to next.
Something in the Air is a shining example of what new adult is all about. I was enveloped in Rose's world, watching her change from a caterpillar to a butterfly. And the romance with Declan? Beyond swoonworthy and extraordinarily sweet. By far, this is my favorite book by Marie Landry!