K.K. Hendin never fails to impress me with her stories! I loved reading Olivia's story and I think you will too! There's two amazing giveaways! Scroll down for more details.
Olivia is Anna Wintour’s worst nightmare, and she doesn’t give a shit. She’s wanted to go into fashion design her whole life, and nothing is going to stop her fabulous plus sized self. Not even her boss from hell, or the fact that she’s the fat Cinderella of the most exclusive lingerie store in Bushwick, Ohio. She’s sworn off dating, because she is focused, dammit, and will not get distracted by anyone in college. She has shit to do and places to go, be it on her own with the clothing she makes, or with the girls in Twelve Beats In A Bar, the all-female a cappella group she’s part of.
Why do group projects always have to ruin everything?
Thierry Acosta has it all. Shortstop on Bushwick University’s baseball team, amazing grades in college, everything he could want. When he gets paired with Olivia for a group project, things are only getting better. And then his dad loses his job, and Thierry’s life falls apart. He can’t manage to get himself to practice, to class… anywhere. He’s got the scars on his wrists to prove that this has happened before, but he thought he was better. He thought he could deal with something like this. The cuts on his thighs say otherwise.
Before they know it, Olivia and Thierry’s relationship has gone from casual project partners to not-so-casual more-than-friends. But when things take a turn for the worse, can they face the growing reality of a relationship that’s become much serious than either of them expected - or wanted?
I love how much K.K. Hendin manages to surprise me. Every book I read by her is different and outstanding. I really enjoyed how different this story was. The subject matter is fresh and I really do hope to see more of Olivia and Thierry in the future. I loved the messages she conveyed in this story.
Usually authors make it so their heroines are often the ones struggling and the hero is the one who comes and saves her from whatever her problems may be. This Much Space is different. It's Thierry who needs help. Olivia is so strong. I don't mean physically, but mentally and emotionally. She's capable and compassionate. I love how kind and caring she is. You only have to see her with her friends, roommate, or Thierry to understand and see how amazing she is.
Thierry is wonderful too. I liked him from the moment I met him. He's responsible and kind too. I fell in love him the moment he stood up for Olivia. I understood his fears and sadness about the pressures he was facing both at school and at home. I was surprised at how he handled them. I do like how K.K. Hendin realistically showed what was going on in the hospital and with Thierry. I felt like she treated the subject matter well. Can I just say his room mate is an a-hole? He needs a rude awakening.
There were a few things I wish could've been dealt with better. Like more interaction between Thierry and his family. Or between his coaches and him, especially when it became clear something was wrong. I'd also like to know what was going on with Olivia's evil boss. There were hints she was up to something, and I'd love to know what it was. I'd also like to see her get her comeuppance. I liked seeing Hayley again and seeing how happy she was. It was great to see all of the girls again. I did often lose track of who was whom, but I enjoyed their camaraderie. I'm looking forward to the next Twelve Beats in a Bar story. I have no doubt K.K. Hendin will make it amazing.
*Thank you to the publicist for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for them in any manner.*
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
KK Hendin’s real life ambition is to become a pink fluffy unicorn who dances with rainbows. But the schooling for that is all sorts of complicated, so until that gets sorted out, she’ll just write. Preferably things with angst and love. And things that require chocolate. She’s the author of the NA contemporaries HEART BREATHS and ONLY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG.
THIS MUCH SPACE is the second book in her new series, TWELVE BEATS IN A BAR.
KK spends way too much time on Twitter (where she can be found as @kkhendin), and rambles on occasion over at www.kkhendinwrites.blogspot.com.
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