Monday, May 4, 2015

Review: Discovering April by Sheena Hutchinson


Discovering April by Sheena Hutchinson
Publication date: April 27th 2015
Genres: New Adult, Romance


April Landau thinks she has everything she’s ever wanted. Her high school sweetheart, a house she can’t afford, her bipolar tabby cat, and she’s all set to begin her Junior year of college. Just when she least expects it, her life gets thrown for a loop. When things between her and her long time boyfriend unravel, she becomes stuck in a downward spiral of emotion. Finally, opening her eyes to the fact that she may have given up more than she ever could have imagined in this relationship. She finds herself struggling to keep her head above water.

Enter April’s next door neighbor— Jared Hoffman. He’s her complete opposite. A high school drop out who was forced to take over his parent’s business after their untimely death. It’s no surprise this tragedy affected him greatly, causing him to recede almost completely from society.

But he has one secret. A secret he’s been carrying around for years.

What happens when their worlds collide? Can an old friendship be the one thing that brings these two back to life?

A new adult love story filled with drama, sex, death, and the complications of all of the above.


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Discovering April is a heartwarming tale of returning to the person that you really are deep inside, of becoming true to yourself in the aftermath of a relationship that you thought was your everything that turned out to be anything but.  This book was a 3.5 star read for me and I would recommend it to others.

April has everything she has always wanted, or does she?  She has been with her boyfriend since college and believes they are on the right path, until that path begins to unravel right in front of her. Left with her childhood home and her crazy cat, April isn't sure where to go from here, everything she thought would happen in her life becomes a distant memory.

Jared is the boy next door, the one person who knows the real April, the April that she was before her entire personality changed when she began dating her ex-boyfriend.  Jared is entangled in every memory that April has from her childhood and once she begins spending time with him again, she remembers why.  Jared has a way of making her realize that she can be whoever she wants to be, adventurous, spontaneous and believe it or not happy.  As her best friend, Jared is the one who can bring back the April that she lost so long ago.

Jared has a secret that he has kept for years, a secret that he is afraid to reveal because it can change everything for the better or for the worse.  As he begins to spend more time with April, the secret that he is trying to hide are becoming more apparent to everyone around him and he can't hold them inside for much longer; since they are growing stronger the more time that he spends with April.

Will Jared reveal his secret to April? Will April be able to find her way back to the person she was and should remain to true to?  You will have to read this amazing story of love, love lost and love found, love for yourself and love for others to find out.



April has everything she thinks she wants; her boyfriend since high school, her childhood home (to herself), a part time job, and a crazy cat.

While April is struggling to make ends meet she refuses to let go. Her relationship is starting to unravel. April keeps turning a blind eye and justifying her boyfriends actions, willing to settle. But finally things come to an end, and April downward spirals... hard. She realizes that she lost herself along the way, her identity became her her boyfriends identity. And she doesn't know how to survive and put herself back together again.

Jared has been April's next door neighbor since they were little, but along the way in the process of growing up, they went their separate ways.

Jared and April start to reconnect and reminisce about their past, all the while helping April to see who she really is. Just as things seem to be on the up and up...

A "holy shitballs! I didn't see that coming!" moment occurs.

This story flowed making April a believable main character. Who hasn't been in that position of ending things with your first love, the first person you had sex with. The pull and push of justifications of that relationship were true. And Jared... the best friend (and more) you could ever ask for.

What happens? Go one-click to find out! You won't be disappointed.




Sheena is a born and raised New Yorker, even her writing can't seem to hide her hard sarcasm. She claims destiny has lead her back to her true passion for writing.
She constantly strives to be a positive role model and writes stories that empower and inspire. Sheena always roots for the underdog, believes in love at first sight, and that everyone should have their happily ever after.
While God is currently still writing her love story, she continues to put all her effort into her writing as she is constantly getting new inspiration.

For more info, updates, and fun facts visit her website at
www.SheenaHutchinson.com

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