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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Right Side of My Pillow by LaShawn Vasser

Released: February 2016
Character composition: BW/WM
Pages: 174
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Purchase at: Amazon
*I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review*

Jade (Cricket) and Cole grew up together in a shady group home, where they were extremely close. Cole, who is several years older than Jade, is about to age out of the system and head off to college. Before leaving he makes her a promise that he has every intention of keeping. The story picks up ten years later, when their paths (which have gone in two very different directions) cross again. The Right Side of My Pillow follows Cole as he tries to win back the friendship that he shared with a woman he's always viewed as his "sister," while Jade tries to move past the feelings of betrayal and hurt that she has towards the man that she's always loved.

My Thoughts
My feelings on this book are just - neutral. Although the story kept me turning the pages, it failed to engage me. Jade was so angry through most of the book, and I get it, she had a rough childhood and her life hasn't been easy. Unfortunately, her constant anger was just too much considering Cole tells her his side and he is desperately trying to reconnect.  Cole, on the other hand, was just so clueless about Jade and his devious girlfriend that it was frustrating. I never felt any burning desire for these two to get together, and when they do I felt kind of "Meh" about it. Speaking of Cole's devious girlfriend, I'm not sure if I'm buying the extreme measures that she takes in her efforts to ultimately get rid of Jade.

I'm giving The Right Side of My Pillow 3 out of 5 stars. It's good for a few hours of decent reading and will keep your attention through the end.

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