August Book: Verity by Colleen Hoover
Jet Set Darlings Book Review:
I really enjoyed this book however, I went into reading it with unreasonable expectations as it came highly recommended by several friends. In the end, I thought it was a good read but I’ve enjoyed others more this summer. That said, I think it’s super juicy, thrilling and definitely a page turner. It keeps you on your toes and has you doubting every character, their motives and moral compass at each turn of events.
I also enjoyed Hoover’s writing style; she’s a great storyteller. I especially loved how she was able to weave a romantic thread in throughout without compromising the suspense aspect.
There’s a huge twist at the end that I LOVE. I didn’t see it coming at all and it really makes you rethink everything you believed to be true up until that point. For that reason alone, I think this would be a great book club read because it will most certainly lead to a rich, lively discussion. If you read it, would love to know what you think!!
Book Synopsis (from Amazon):
Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer on the brink of financial ruin. When Jeremy Crawford, husband of bestselling author Verity Crawford, asks Lowen to complete the remaining books in a contract his permanently injured wife is unable to fulfill, Lowen has no choice but to accept. Lowen arrives at the Crawford home with the intention of only staying one or two nights—long enough to sort through Verity’s chaotic home office to collect all the notes and outlines she’ll need to start writing the first novel. But the more time Lowen spends with Jeremy Crawford, the less of a hurry she is in to leave. While there, Lowen uncovers a hidden manuscript. An autobiography containing chilling admissions Verity planned to take to her grave, including the truth behind the events that turned their lives upside down. A truth that, if revealed to Jeremy, would further devastate the already grieving father. Lowen decides to keep the manuscript a secret, allowing Jeremy to continue to believe Verity is merely an innocent, unfortunate victim of circumstance. But as Lowen’s feelings for the devoted father and husband deepen, she wonders if keeping Jeremy in the dark is in her own best interest. After all, if Jeremy were to read his wife’s autobiography, the disturbing truth would make it impossible for him to continue to love her.