Review: Adjournment by Emersyn Vallis


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When I chose to leave home I knew what I was giving up. I knew I was walking away from life as I knew it and the plans that we had made.

We…us…him and I…

It’s funny to think of him in a different light…or life.

That’s what it feels like, a lifetime ago.

But I’m a different person now. I have rules and goals. And if it wasn’t for my parents’ vow renewal I would have successfully evaded him for the rest of my life. This is not by choice, I can tell you that.

I just need to focus and remember the key to this weekend is avoidance…and alcohol. But if anyone can pull that off it’s me, Sidney Chandler, queen of avoiding anything that will make me feel.

It’s just one weekend, right?

One very long weekend with my family…friends…my sisters and me…together, and our nemeses, the McAllister triplets.

What could possibly go wrong?

Everything.

They say you never forget your first love, now just imagine how hard it is to forget your only.

This is going to suck.

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3/5 Stars

***I received this book as a gift in exchange for an honest review HOWEVER it is currently #FREE

PROS:

  • Sidney is an undeniable force. Her voice is so strong and fun. Her anger management is hilarious. The way she struggles and yells at herself to behave, the peanut butter cup addiction, her habit of violent tantrums and throwing things. It’s epic comedy. She’s adorably flustered. 
  • Secondary characters are all memorable, funny, playful, and you’ll want more of all of them. The twins are devious little minxes, the McAllister triplets are devilish counterparts that always have something up their sleeves, and grams is the pervy elderly lady with absolutely no filter. It’s wonderful how these characters interact and tease each other. The energy between them is fantastic and addictive. It will make you want to go out and have a spontaneous adventure. 
  • Scenes are childish but comical. The rage and retaliation is awesomely immature. Tossing each other into the pool, shooting each other with paint balls, throwing food, it’s definitely engaging and will leave you laughing out loud for a long time. 

CONS:

  • The sexual tension, when it was there, was fantastic. But it was so spaced out and thrown in with a bunch of random distractions that it took away from the chemistry. Most of the actual romance (read lust) culminated well after 80% of the book. For a story that is over 360 pages, this was a long, long wait for anything to actually happen. 
  • WHY Sidney can’t be with Simon is BEYOND me. There’s just not enough, that critical betrayal scene wasn’t potent enough to reinforce 10 YEARS of hatred and loathing. That introductory scene, the foundation for everything, was fast and convoluted and there was so much packed into it that it was hard to follow everything. So much was left unsaid that the relationship between Simon and Sidney all those years ago never felt as solid as it should have for her to be head over heels for the guy. 
  • Some scenes felt pointless, like a bunch of filler that was completely unnecessary and could have been trimmed out to make a more cohesive and focused narrative.  

If you like any of the following, you’ll enjy this:

Pleasant reading, 

Jordan

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