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Friday, December 26, 2008

REVIEW for Eye to Eye

The wonderful Adam at Harlequin sent this book to me and I am very, very grateful. You rock Adam!

TITLE: Eye to Eye

AUTHOR: Grace Carol

GENRE: Chick Lit

RATING: 4 stars

Eye to Eye is one of the last books published under the wonderful Red Dress Ink banner. I am already mourning this great series of books! as they have come to represent to me some of the best chick lit around.

Eye to Eye is another great entry into the genre. The story of two friends Doris and Ronnie who were best friends while in school, sharing all of their thoughts, hopes and expectations. Fast forward to today - both Doris and Ronnie are no longer in the same school, they are not even in the same state - but for them, their friendship is one of the most important aspects of their lives so they have committed to supporting each other, even if it means, they have to do it through the challenge of geography.

As both of our main characters face a multitude of challenges, the least of which are relationships that are not what they had hoped and jobs that appear to be dead ends, they find themselves leaning to each other for support - which is much harder to do at a distance. What I liked about this book is the fact that the author brings us into both Doris' and Ronnie's mind - we actually "hear/read" their thoughts, emotions and feelings and that means that we get to "live" them along with the girls.

While this book is chick lit, it is not the usual "lighthearted", fluffy stuff you might expect - these main characters have real challenges and their friendship is explored in great detail. I really enjoyed this book - it made me think about how important my friends are to me and about the fact that the dreams we had when we were younger are not always the dreams we end up living as adults.



Wall-to-wall books said...

I'm confused. what's happening to "Red Dress Ink"? I haven't even started reading any yet, I just heard of them this year. Are they discontinuing?

Tina said...

Actually, Adam at Harlequin told me that they have folded the Red Dress Ink publication as of December 2008. Chick lit will still be published under Harlequin or under another one of their brands, but it will no longer be RDI. I am sad, I loved that series.

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