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SWAY by Amy Matayo at Amazon
What it's about (from the author):
Falling in love is a beautiful thing. Unless you fall for the wrong person.
Finally settled after a tragedy-laden life, 24-year-old Caleb has found security in his faith, his friends, and his career. It's the life he's always wanted — simple, predictable, and safe. Enter Kate Hawkins, the attractive 21-year-old stranger he rescues from a bar fight who has an odd affinity for the color pink and a unique sense of humor.
It doesn't take long to realize their connection is intense, but after only a handful of dates, a shocking revelation surfaces. Lines are drawn, sides are taken, and loyalties are decided as their newfound relationship is brought to a sudden halt.
But unlike most couples who split, avoiding each other is impossible. As daily interactions become unbearable, one realization becomes clear: they've both fallen hard for the absolute wrong person, which leaves both scrambling for a way to make it right.
Why you should read it: With her first foray into the developing NA category of romance fiction, author Amy Matayo's trademark sass and heartfelt realness have hit — no, slammed into — the bull's-eye with a depth of skill that showcases her growth as an author on this, her third published novel.
As dual point-of-view characters, Caleb and Kate have baggage to spare while still grasping their own unique brands of innocence, seasoned with snark. This is my favorite kind of contemporary romance. It's clean with plenty of steam, and the hearts of both characters are flayed and filleted on their way to happy ever after while a subtle faith thread adds depth to the characters ... and the conflict.
Because of the nature of the story conflict, it is really difficult to write a review for this novel without giving away spoilers. But since I don't want to ruin the several big reveals that left me gasping while reading this book (in one sitting, no less) I will simply say that this book is, absolutely, a must-read for fans of contemporary romance.
Sway is a book every lover of NA romance needs to add to her (or his) collection, but consider yourself warned: it will break your heart a little before it lets you expel the sigh of the supremely satisfied reader. Grab it!
(this review originally appeared at USA Today's Happy Ever After blog)CONTENT: Edgy
STORY: 5 stars