Book review of “Reaching Out For You”
“Reaching Out For You” by S. Moose
Adam and Sophia were best friends but when tragedy strikes it’s more than Adam can handle and he leaves Sophia alone in the dark.
Four years later, Adam and Sophia are reunited and the sparks between them return but is it too late?
Sophia is happy again and has let go of the darkness. She has great friends and a sweet boyfriend name Kyle. Now that Adam is back how will she be able to balance her boyfriend and her best friend?
I’m a sucker for male and females being friends in books, especially with the possibilities of it turning into more. So, when I decided to read and review this book, I was really excited. However, this book was not what I expected…
The beginning was really good and I liked the fact that Sophia (love that name) was seeking help for all her issues, past and current. She seemed like a really bright girl and I liked her a lot. As for her boyfriend Kyle, he’s nothing but a jerk and is mentally, physically and sexually abusive to her. It broke my heart to read such a nice girl be hurt like that.
And then came Adam to save the day. I wondered where he’d been and what he’d been up to for the past four years, but it’s not really mentioned. I really liked the way his character was really a hero. There seemed to be a mystery about him that reminded me of the Edward Cullen from the “Twilight” series. While we know there was an accident that he was involved in (and I think her mother too), I wasn’t really sure about it, but I’m thinking that in S. Moose’s next book (yes, there’s a next book) we’ll find out more. Thank goodness!
There were parts where the abuse got to me a little too much, and some words and feelings were overused, but it made me wonder if I would do and say the same things if I were in Sophia’s place. With all the twists, turns, and heartbreak that this was in this book that I couldn’t stop reading because I had to know what happened next.
For writing a debut novel like this, S. Moose is brave, but I love that she took the chance because I got really invested in these characters, especially Sophia’s, who I probably won’t forget.
I give “Reaching Out For You” 4 stars!