Tuesday, June 25, 2013

***Sandy's Review of Choices by Sydney Lane***

“I know enough to know that I’d like to kiss you right now.  To know that if I do, it won’t be nearly enough.” – Brody
“My body is naked, but I feel completely bared to him.  Today, I am exposing more than my skin.” – Quincy
Fate brought her here, but will her choices destroy her dreams?

Quincy Priest made all the right choices in her small town, black-and-white life. But being perfect is tiring. So. Very. Tiring.

Wanting desperately to step out of her sister's shadow, Quincy jumps at the opportunity to attend college with her best friend. The quiet bookworm with family secrets comes out of her shell. But when Quincy meets not one, but two perfect guys, she has to make a choice. In doing so, she might forfeit the relationship she secretly longed to find.

Declan. Sweet, handsome, and perfect. He makes her feel cherished for the first time in her life.

Brody. Sexy, hot, and irresistible. He could tear down her carefully built walls.

Before she can become the woman she wants to be, Quincy will make mistakes. And suffer one unimaginable loss

Sandy's Review:

Quincy Priest is a virgin experiencing college life and she has a problem – a man problem. Well actually it’s a two gorgeous men kind of problem. Some of you might say, what’s the problem?  I should be so lucky.  Declan is a PK (Preacher’s Kid), he’s also sweet, kind, loving and has a heart of gold to go along with his  dimples. Brody is also gorgeous but he doesn’t do relationships. He’s the one that makes her lose her breath, the one that with a look can set her body on fire. In other words her Declan is safe and Brody is heartbreak on a stick. To complicate matters further Declan and Brody are fraternity brothers and best friends. What’s a girl to do? How can she choose? 

Quincy has a best friend/roommate who is like a sister to her named Jenna.  I say like a sister because Quincy has an actual sister named Katie.  Unfortunately, Katie has severe bi-polar disorder and though her family loves her dearly – she is a ticking time bomb. You can feel the underlying tick tock tick tock through the story. 
I loved the way Sydney Lane describes the feelings going on between the characters. It’s poetic and appealed to that girly romantic part of me. I also liked the way that Declan and Brody are honest about who they are to Quincy. Declan is selfless and wants the best for Quincy.  Brody admits that he is too selfish to let Quincy go. Choices is about love, it is about betrayal, it is about a young woman trying to find her way in the world. Though I will say that the story seemed like it should have been a little longer.  Ultimately, a choice is made and we get an HEA. You guys know me – I gotta have the smexy, the angst and the HEA.  Choices delivered on all three.

About the author
Sydney Lane lives in Nashville, TN with her husband and children. Growing up in Smalltown, USA, Sydney dreamed of being a writer. After spending an outrageous amount of money to go to college, Sydney finally decided to follow her heart. With her babies in bed and husband neglected, she worked by the light of her laptop and wrote Choices. Sydney is very active in charity work for anti-bullying and depression awareness groups.

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