Who She Was by Stormy Smith

Book Review #121

Title: Who She Was

Author: Stormy Smith

Publication: Perfect Storm Publishing, LLC

Genre: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary 

Format: e-book

Release Date: May 4, 2017

Pages: 320 pages

Trevor Adler loathes the music he used to love, but it’s the key to his full-ride scholarship and the ticket away from his dysfunctional parents. To kick off their freshman year, Trevor’s roommate drags him to a frat party, where he ends up face-to-face with his childhood best friend and finds himself entrenched in memories he’d rather forget.

Unable to let Charlie go again without understanding the truth of why she disappeared from his life and chose to become the type of person they always hated, Trevor is relentless in his pursuit of the girl he once knew.
Charlotte (Charlie) Logan is broken. Under her perfectly-crafted exterior are the shards of a shattered heart. A handful of angry words changed her life completely and Charlie’s never been able to forgive herself for the truth she’s hidden from everyone.

While Trevor pushes Charlie to remember the music that lit her soul and the laughter they shared, they find themselves reverting to a banter-filled rhythm that feels all too familiar, yet different now. When Trevor’s own secrets come to light, it becomes clear he and Charlie both must face their tragic pasts if they have any hope at a future together. 

I received an advanced reader copy of this book from the author. 

I am going to be straight to the point. I didn’t see and feel the connection between the two main characters. I find that they have too many issues weighing them down and only realise their affections right towards the very end. 

Although, the idea of a friend to lover is enticing if it is weaved through with a flow but for this book, not so much. I guess I had such high expectations about the story and it just didn’t quite reach it. 

The plotline is interesting but it still wouldn’t win the pro against my cons list. I’d still look forward to what the author has to offer in her new stories with new possibility of characters. 


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