Something Good by Darlene Deluca (ARC Reviewed by Stephenee)

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Title: Something Good

    Author: Darlene Deluca

    Published Date: March 13, 2014

    Genre:  Contemporary Romance


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A mistake. A blessing. A tragedy.

And now, Mandi Evans has made it her goal to fade into anonymity. Once a straight-A student with her choice of colleges, she’s withdrawn into a life that consists of two jobs, an online class, and memories. Crippled by the past, she feels unworthy of a better life – until Lane Whitmore walks into the diner where she works six nights a week.

An urban planner, Lane is looking to revitalize the rundown part of town where Mandi’s hidden herself away. He can’t help but notice this diamond in the rough as well, and what starts as simple good times grows to . . . something more.

With Lane, Mandi feels alive again, and she makes a bold decision – one that could chart her course on a path to redemption. But will keeping her plan a secret from Lane turn out to be the biggest mistake of all?

paragraph divider 18***Stephenee, #NerdGirlSteph’s Review***

I picked up this book and literally couldn’t put it down, it was that compelling of a read that I devoured it in two days. I couldn’t stop thinking about how the plot was going to shift and what was going to happen next to Mandi, Lane and the town that they both are fighting for. I felt like I was sitting in Jimmy’s diner with them and could picture the hotel and Mandi’s house, that is how detailed the author made things. I could picture my surroundings and this was crystal clear.

I literally cringed when Mandi and Lane ran into her parents while having breakfast, it was so clear and vivid. I loved how the characters were developed and the way that the author used past events to merge the two characters together and perhaps tear them apart. The story flowed so seamlessly that every time I told myself one more chapter, it turned into another and then another. The author made everything come to life that I was half expecting the phone to ring and it be Mandi wanting to talk about her life and her concerns over Lane.

There was plenty of drama, twists, turns and the unexpected throughout the book and I wasn’t able to predict where any of it was going, which is a great thing! I love books that can leave you guessing! The story just goes to show that no matter what happens if something is meant to be, it will be! I love the way that the story brings everyone involved back together even though it seems like all is lost!

What a great new author that I have found, I am looking forward to reading her previous books!, especially if they are anything like this one! Add this book to your TBR list, it’s a must!

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