Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready) - Lori's Review of The True Story of Atticus and Hazel by Fisher Amelie

Title: The True Story of Atticus and Hazel
Author: Fisher Amelie
Publication Date: 10/31/2016
Source: My Shelves

It only took a second.

Overwhelming chemistry isn't something anyone ever prepares you for. It's not like your mama sits you down and warns you one day you might stumble upon someone impossible to resist, someone who sets your soul on fire. Combustible, explosive attraction is just the tip of the iceberg for Atticus Kelly and Hazel Stone. One touch between them can set them on fire, one word from their lips can send them careening, one look can cripple them to their knees. They are an inferno and they're approaching the end of their wick.

Burning too fast, way too fast.

Except there's nothing to temper the fever.

And the ramifications may be more than they can afford.

Everyone knows when it goes up in flames, there's no saving the kindling.

The decision only took a second. Just a second.

"Hazel, what happened?"

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This story is quick and quirky. It's sweet and simple. It's hopeful and heartbreaking. I'm overflowing with gratitude for the words this author has shared.

I cannot say enough about the greatness of this story. The True Story of Atticus and Hazel hits the ground running. Hazel and Atticus meet and have an instant connection. I am one of those people who cannot stand insta-love and Atticus and Hazel's relationship is far from that. The spark between the two is real, and the power of their bond is shown from the very first moment they meet. I never got the insta-love feel. Instead, the way they are drawn to each other is so very organic.

Hazel is a budding artist working her way through her last semester of school. She loves her job, but her boss harasses her on a regular basis. She distrusts musicians with every fiber of her being.

Atticus is a musician, a producer to be more precise. He is still struggling to find his big break and longs to make Hazel see the real him beyond all of her fears.

There is such a sweet relationship that grows between these two, but life and death and everything in between seem to conspire against them; Atticus's career & Hazel's boss only to name a few. While Atticus and Hazel fight to be together, they also have to question if what they have between them is worth fighting for.

This book simultaneously cured one book hangover while creating an even bigger one. The emotions this author wrung from me were powerful and varied and absolutely amazing. Atticus and Hazel touched me in a way few things in this life have. Their strength of will and their willingness to forgive are awe-inspiring. I will definitely not be forgetting this story any time soon.

This book is for anyone who has a beating heart. And also those who need one.

All the stars. Every. Last. One. 

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