Friday, December 27, 2013

Review: Come As You Are by Theresa Weir

Goodreads Summary:

Molly Young has a secret. To keep it she holds the world at a distance. Behind her lies a trail of dumped boyfriends who came too close to discovering what no one can know. When her estranged father dies of an unexpected heart attack he leaves an even deeper secret, one tied to Molly's.

At the funeral repast Molly is unable to tolerate the shoulder-to-shoulder mourners and runs out the door and down the street to the nearest bar. Come dawn, with no memory of the past ten hours, she finds herself in bed with a beautiful stranger. She slips away before he wakes up, unaware of the role he's about to play in her life. Is he the one guy who can convince Molly to face her painful secret and become the person she's meant to be?

Publication Date: September 20, 2013

This was such an angsty and dark read, much more so than I ever guessed. Molly is a tormented main character and the walls she had built up made it difficult to connect with her character. However, I liked Ian a lot and I felt like he was able to bring some light into Molly’s dark existence.

Molly is a complicated character and although many NA heroines are tortured—Molly is a NA heroine to the extreme. Thoughts of suicide are never far from her mind and some really awful crap has happened to her at the hands of her father. To make matters worst, her father dies and leaves her next to nothing in his will.

Ian was really a nice guy and I liked that he was always trying to do the right thing despite how difficult Molly could be. The beginning was really good and their chemistry was obvious despite the circumstances surrounding how they meet. Once the relationship happened between the two, it happened super fast and fizzled out just as quickly.

My main issue with the book was I felt like certain things were way too rushed. A few major reveals happen towards the end and they were never fully explored. The ending also felt like it came out of nowhere and too many things were unresolved.

I liked Come As You Are and I’d love to read another book by the author. I don’t believe there’s a sequel in the works but I believe there could be due to the abrupt ending.

Rating: 3.5/5 Stars

Thanks to the publisher for a copy of this novel for review!

1 comment:

  1. Hmmmm sounds intriguing. Great review, though (as always). :) I love it when a secondary character holds a story together :) WRITE ON!