Published by Brunswick House on June 21, 2016
Series: Shore House #1
Genres: New Adult, contemporary, Romance
Source: eARC from Publisher
Nora Hargrove’s post-grad life includes a horrific entry-level job, a cave of an apartment, and a strict avoidance of all interpersonal relationships. She knows only one thing about herself—she wants to be left alone.
Avoiding her mother’s forced family time, she seeks solitude on her own terms. In a poorly ventilated, overcrowded Dewey Beach rental, she discovers there’s no place to hide. Not from yourself, not from your life, and not from love. This is the story of Nora Hargrove’s full share.
I learned the healing power of a good bloody Mary and a dip in the Atlantic. I kayaked in the dead of night and witnessed the only shooting star I’ve ever seen. I fell in love on a bed made of pallets. I lived.
Life is deep. Dive in.
Full Share is the first in the new adult romances series called Shore House by Eliza Freed. I love the idea of Shore House. It reminds me of Real World and Jersey Shore. Maybe not as crazy, but it certainly has its’ own share of drama and slice of reality feeling. The house is packed with Full Shares and Half Shares. The full shares are the people that paid to be there the entire summer, the half shares can only come up every other weekend. Just as a side note.
I loved how many people they packed this beach house with. I think they said there were 13 people or something crazy like that. 2 bathrooms. But it did lead to some interesting situations. Some you could totally see coming from a mile away, and some not as obvious ones. I liked this mix of predictable and not so much. It kept me as a reader on my toes. The other thing it did, was of course, it was very tricky for me to keep track of all of these characters. I almost felt like I was walking into something mid series, and that I missed a bunch of the background, but that isn’t the case. You just get dropped into the story right as all these new characters were showing up for the season.
I really liked a lot of the characters for different reasons. If I had to pick a favorite, I think initially it would have been Tank. (And maybe still is.) I also really love Nora. She is sarcastic and cynical and you learn that pretty immediately about her. I loved her voice. I thought Eliza Freed did a really magnificent job with writing her thoughts and dialogue. She is so snappy and quick.
Bottom line: Full Share is a new adult novel that I really loved, it had all the elements that I look for in my new adult romances, but at the same time, it didn’t feel like just another book of more of the same. It felt fresh. And it was as addictive as reality TV for me. If that is a guilty pleasure of yours as well, you will love this book.
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