Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Review: Noah by Justine Elvira

*****4.5 Stars*****
Warning: this is an epic love triangle story!!
Skye has been with Caleb for several years. He's a safe bet to the life she always planned on for herself. Skye may have sacrificed some of her own dreams for the future but she's confident in her choices because it meant she could fully support Caleb in his career.
Noah is Skye's oldest friend, growing up they were best friends and as a young teen Skye's affections for him turned into a crush. As they grew older and Noah went off to travel the world and Skye went off to college they kept in touch but the distance between them grew. Skye's hope that their relationship would turn into something more was dashed when Noah came to visit her at college and was more interested in sorority girls than her. On this trip he brought Caleb, his new friend, and when Noah is busy trying his luck with other chicks she gets to know Caleb better. And so began their relationship. Years later she and Caleb are still going strong and Noah is still in their life, although now he's more Caleb's friend than hers. But despite how in love with Caleb Skye is, Noah still holds a spot in her heart.
I know love triangles aren't to everyone's taste but I'll tell you why I love them. They bring more feelings and emotions out in me than any other type of story and no matter if those feelings are positive or negative if a book can evoke such strong feelings in you then that is a bloody good book in my view!
This book gave me the double whammy of feels because not only is it a love triangle, it's also a sort of 'One Who Got Away' kind of story, which are the two book themes most guaranteed to get to me and this book had them both!
I did have mixed feelings about Skye but I think most love triangle books make you feel some level of anger towards the person in the middle. I think as women we do judge the female characters more harshly, like there were times I thought Skye was weak and found her inability to just make a decision annoying, but isn't that just an imitation of real life? Because us women do judge other women more harshly, it's in our DNA! But I also somehow managed to understand her on some level, because Skye freely admitted to her weaknesses and there's a certain strength in being able to do that.
This was a great read, full of angst and drama and I believe it showed it's merit that it was able to make me feel strongly, no matter which direction those feelings went. I'd definitely recommend this, and if not for those reasons I've already mentioned then getting to meet Noah is reason enough!
Reviewed by Steph Lewis

It's a small word that says so much.

It's a word most of us don't use when we should.

It's a word that could have kept my life on an easy path.

No is the word I should have said...

But it never left my lips that night.

Now I'm torn between two men. One is tender, sweet, and dependable. The other is rough, dirty, and unreliable. One man will lead me to the life I've always planned. The other man will lead me to a life with wild new experiences.

I'm in this mess simply because I didn’t say that one word at the right time. I couldn’t resist him.

It would have been easier if I had said no.

I should have said no.

1 comment:

  1. I think you nailed it with this review of Noah.
    I'm not a fan of love triangles either but they really do bring out your emotions for the story, positive or negative.
    I too am a fan of second chance romances and best friends who turn to lovers. So yeah, this book really did have it all.