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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Review - Point of Distraction The Third Collection by Cindy Jacks

Title: Point of Distraction: The Third Collection
Author: Cindy Jacks
Publisher: Lyrical Press, Inc.
Buy Link: Point of Distraction: The Third Collection

Rating: You Gotta Read

Reviewed by: Laura

Ana Welsh believes in the concept of love but not when it applies to her. In the first of the latest trilogy, "The Ghosts of Ana's Past," Ana rekindles an old flame with a high school sweetheart named Eli. After an initial period of awkwardness, Eli and Ana more than make up for lost time.

In the second story, "Boy Toy," Ana opens herself up to a relationship with a 20-year-old man with all the immaturity that comes with it. She revels in his enthusiasm and carefree lifestyle. It definitely hits a spot that Ana never knew existed.

In the final peek into Ana's life in this collection, "Friends With Benefits," Nikhil makes an appearance into Ana's family life as her mother recovers from a heart attack. Nikhil impresses upon the need to not only care for others but to care for herself in the process.

I enjoyed the first two books written by Ms. Jacks about her character, Ana Welsh. I was blown away by this one. The insight into Ana's emotions and personality mirror more women than you would think. One of the minor characters, Todd, is someone that I think every woman wishes she had at her disposal. Not only for his comic relief, but for the unmitigated gall to tell her what is on his mind without apology. Not many of us have the opportunity to sample life as Ana does, but it is a treasure to cherish while reading about her adventures. The author writes in vivid detail and such heart-wrenching feeling about everyone involved in the story. The reader is given an enticing glimpse into how complicated relationships can be when there are no set boundaries and yet, how simple they can be when the walls come tumbling down. Ana's trepidation about taking steps to further involve her heart when she is so frozen by fear of the unknown cause the reader to turn pages to its completion and wait eagerly for the next book to be released. Okay, Ms. Jacks, I'm waiting.

1 comment:

  1. *sigh* I love everything that Cindy writes and book 4 is going to be SO awesome!!!


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