Book Review: The Year I Left by Christine Brae

Title: The Year I Left

Author: Christine Brae

Publication Date: August 20, 2019

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Rating: 4 Stars= Great Page Turner

The Year I left is about Carin Frost, a woman at a crossroad in her life and desperate for a change. It seems nothing is working for her since the death of her mother and she feels lost.

Carin becomes business partners with a man named, Matias Torres. There is a attraction between the two, but Carin is trying to honor her marriage and stay away from him. As the partnership grows Carin can’t Ignore things anymore. Then Matias asked her to trust him with something and this is when the story takes a turn.

While reading this book I had mixed feelings. It’s mainly told in second person, which made me feel like I was a outsider peeping in. However, I was able to invest in the characters especially Carin, having recently lost my mother, I could relate to her. When I got to the second half and found out what Matias wanted her to do my perception changed. I was frustrated her and couldn’t believe the choices she made or the things she went along with.

When I got to the end, I was able to piece together everything and understood Carin’s mindset. I was pleased with the ending. The author wrote a beautiful and poetic story I enjoyed and one that evoked feelings the whole time I was reading it. I recommend The Year I Left to other romance writers.

* This book was provided by the author for review purposes only.

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