ARC Review ||That Thing Between Eli & Gwen by J.J. McAvoy



– Genre : Adult Contemporary Romance –

– Expected Publication Date : 21st April, 2016–


|| BLURB ||

Eli Davenport thinks he’s found the perfect woman to be his wife. She’s a doctor, like he is. She’s brilliant, like he is. And she’s wealthy, like he is.

Guinevere ‘Gwen’ Poe thinks her fiancé is the perfect man. He’s handsome, successful and he was her first…

But when Eli’s bride runs off with Gwen’s fiancée on his wedding day, they are left to pick up the broken pieces of each other…


|| REVIEW ||

I received an ARC of the book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I really have no idea how to describe the extent of my love towards this book because a simple ‘I loved it’ just cannot suffice. I’ve been wanting to read this particular book from the moment I found it on Goodreads and I didn’t waste a second in requesting it’s ARC when I finally found it on Netgalley.

That Thing Between Eli and Gwen was an absolutely amazing book. I loved and devoured each and every page. It was such a page turner, I just didn’t want to stop. The story was so intriguing and perfectly paced, there wasn’t a single moment where I was underwhelmed or overwhelmed. It was very believable. From the events to the characters to their emotions….it was all very relatable. 🙂

But what I enjoyed the most in this book were the characters. There are a very few book where I completely adore both the main characters and this was certainly one of those. Both the main characters, Eli and Gwen (Guinevere) were so amazing, so wonderful, so perfectly imperfect. And their story was woven in a very beautiful and realistic way. The way they first dislike each other due to their dissimilarities, then they slowly develop a ‘sort-of’ friendship due to facing similar situations and emotions…and from there as their admiration for each other grow along with attraction…the pace and the unfolding of these events were simply perfect. ❤

The plot of this book wasn’t really too unique but what made it much better that the other book which have had similar story lines is the excellent style of storytelling. This book literally had every quality that makes a book perfect for me. Good story, intelligent characters, incredible chemistry, right pace, emotions, steam, romance, humor….and everything was in perfect proportions. Seriously – this book was everything! ❤

Also there were some lovely supporting characters. Eli’s brother Logan, his best friend  Ian (who was my favorite btw), Mrs.Davenport, Molly, Gwen’s parents, her friends, etc were all really awesome characters!! 😉

That thing Between Eli and Gwen was a delightful read which was funny, honest, heartfelt and simple…fantastic and it left this big happy grin on my face. 😀

I’ve read a few books by J.J. McAvoy before and all of them have been comparatively more serious. However, this has been my favorite of all her books and I can’t recommend it enough to everyone who enjoys a good contemporary romance. :*

My Rating : ★★★★★


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