{Review} Wednesday by Clare James @clarejamesbooks

October 12, 2014 New Adult, Reviews 4 ★★★½

{Review} Wednesday by Clare James @clarejamesbooksWednesday by Clare James
Pages: 188
Published by Createspace Independent Pub on September 29, 2014
Genres: contemporary, Love & Romance, New Adult
Source: eARC from Author

Her. Him. Alone. Beach house. Every Wednesday. Clothing optional.

Twenty-one-year-old Aria Prince has just moved back to her hometown to start over after a painful divorce. She’s always prided herself on being an early bloomer, but had no idea she’d be married, divorced, and the mother of a toddler by twenty-one. Surely menopause was just a few months away, especially considering the hot flashes and night sweats. Or was that just exhaustion?

Unlike her friends who were at school, going to parties, and sowing their oats—wild and otherwise—Aria’s days were measured in the number of orders she took at her family’s restaurant, the chapters she read in her nursing text, the amount of Cheerios she cleaned up off the floor, and the wet kisses she received from her son.

And that was just fine with her.

But when she began running into her former best-friend Tristan Green—who was home taking care of his sick father—at every turn, she remembered what it felt like to be just Aria. Not a single mother, or sleep-deprived nursing student, or royal screw up. And though she didn’t even have time to shave her legs, let alone consider a sex life, Tristan makes an offer she’d be a fool to refuse.

Each day they’d give themselves to those who needed them. Every day – except Wednesday. Wednesday they’d take what they needed from each other.

Did she forget to mention Tristan was gorgeous?

Or that they hated each other?

Well, you know what they say about the line between love and hate … it’s a skinny-ass bitch. The question was, could they keep their feelings out of it?

Note: This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
NA Review My Thoughts

Wednesday is a quick and steamy second chance love story. It’s really more of a second attempt at a first chance, because Aria and Tristan didn’t really get much of a first chance. They were friends all throughout high school and each one had a crush on the other (without the other knowing) and just when it looked like they were about to get together, Aria has a secret pregnancy with the star football player and she gets married and runs out of town without so much as an explanation to Tristan. Flash forward four years, and Aria is back in town freshly divorced and her and Tristan’s story begins.

I enjoyed Wednesday. I don’t think it is part of a series, and it was a very quick read. I found myself liking the fast paced, but at times I wanted the story to be a bit more fleshed out and longer so that I could keep reading it. I liked the back stories on what brought both Aria and Tristan back into town, and I loved their wednesday connections. At times they were a bit frustrating characters though. I understood why Tristan had a dislike for Aria, but I didn’t quite get why Aria was so mad at him. She had to know that he would be surprised and angry over her sudden wedding. From his perspective she went out on on date with the guy and now she was marrying him. I don’t know why she would be mad at his reaction, she was the one hurting him.

Watching the two of them take one step forward and then two steps back kept the book interesting but at the same time, towards the end I just wanted them to get over themselves already and get it together. They both needed a good shaking. However, it was undeniable that they had a crazy connection. Watching them together was my favorite part of the book. Surprisingly, I also enjoyed watching Tristan with the “little guy”. It was pretty cute how they bonded.

Right around the 70% mark when Aria and Tristan were slowly moving on past the no feelings wednesday time stage to the I want more with you stage, was when I wanted the book to slow down and get a little more detailed. But this was a fast paced story all the way through. It was perfect for a quick afternoon feel good read, but might feel a little short and rushed if you are looking for a longer story that you can savor more. Wednesday will leave you wanting some “wild Wednesday” time of your own.


About Clare James

lare James is the author of steamy contemporary romance and new adult novels: BEFORE YOU GO,MORE, DIRTY LITTLE LIES, TALK TO ME, and JUST LISTEN. A former dancer, Clare still loves to get her groove on—mostly to work off her beloved cupcakes and red wine.

A fan of spunky women, gorgeous guys, and super-hot romance, Clare spends most of her time lost in books. She lives in Minneapolis with her two leading men—her husband and young son—and loves to hear from her fans.

Michelle @ Book Briefs

4 Responses to “{Review} Wednesday by Clare James @clarejamesbooks”

  1. Giselle

    Hot and cold love stories like this can be a hit or miss for me. I get frustrated if it drags on too long. It can make for an entertaining read though and I like how this seems to be a stand-alone which we def need more of in this genre! Great review, Michelle!

  2. Berls @ Fantasy is More Fun

    Hmmm IDK – I think I would be really frustrated reading this. I love the concept of a second chance romance but her attitude is irritating! If it doesn’t drag on too long, I’d be okay, but too much and I’ll throw my hands up and want to just shake them until they get their shit together LOL. Great review!

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