Author : Coleen Patrick | Facebook | Twitter
Publisher : Patchwork Press
Published date : 6th March 2013
Whitney Denison can’t wait to start over.She thought she had everything under control, that her future would always include her best friend Katie… Until everything changed.Now her life in Bloom is one big morning after hangover, filled with regret, grief, and tiny pinpricks of reminders that she was once happy. A happy she ruined. A happy she can’t fix.So, she is counting down the days until she leaves home for Colson University, cramming her summer with busywork she didn’t finish her senior year, and taking on new hobbies that involve glue and glitter, and dodging anyone who reminds her of her old life.When she runs into the stranger who drove her home on graduation night, after she’d passed out next to a ditch, she feels herself sinking again. The key to surviving the summer in Bloom is unraveling whatever good memories she can from that night.But in searching for answers, she’ll have to ask for help and that means turning to Evan, the stranger, and Kyle, Katie’s ex-boyfriend. Suddenly, life flips again, and Whitney finds herself on not only the precipice of happy but love, too, causing her to question whether she can trust her feelings, or if she is falling into her old patterns of extremes.As she uncovers the truth about her memories, Whitney sees that life isn’t all or nothing, and that happy isn’t something to wait for, that instead, happy might just be a choice.
Come Back to Me is one of the books that I got from Netgalley. First, I have to say that I adore the cover. I think it's attractive with its light blue glowing color, but too bad that I didn’t enjoy the content.
This book is confusing. The story is narrated by Whitney and the way she acts and decides things sometimes doesn’t make sense to me. She hardly moves on from her best friend who died of accident. She tried to cling to her happy memory that she didn’t even remember. I felt like I was inside of her head. I was just as confused as her. At a hundred-ish page I was still wondering where the direction of the storyline is.
I was about to DNF this book, but then Whitney got an internship in a tea shop which makes me reconsider reading this book until finish. I like tea shop. I ALMOST enjoy reading this book until I found the insta-love. Aha. I know that most people don’t like insta-love. Well, I don’t. The relationship between Whitney and Evan developing rapidly that it feels unreal to me. First Whitney hates Evan for driving her home, the next minutes she decided to go on a date with him. I thought that maybe I missed reading some pages but no, I didn’t.
Whitney has some issues. Her family is falling apart, her best friend Katie mad at her because she kissed Kyle, and Katie died before she could apologize properly. Not to mention her drinking problem. She’s an alcoholic. She keeps on recite that the only thing which could make her life not so miserable is her happy memory, which she forgot. She tried really hard to remember. This memory of her should be really good because I was quite disappointed with other aspect of the book. Guess whaaat ?? It still disappoints me.
In the end, this book is not my cup of tea. I’m a little surprised that I could finish this book actually. Maybe you want to try reading it, but I don’t really recommend it.Sorry :(