The memory of your first love never fades away. At least, that’s what 28-year-old Leila Thomas discovers as she’s sitting in her driveway and hears a familiar song come on the radio, a song that triggers the most detailed memory of her last year of high school, the joy and the pain. The whole story playing like a movie in her mind. First loves. Fractured friendships. The realization that it is okay to remember.
Carried Away is an exceptional book written by A.E. Brouhard that moved and captivated me from the start! Carried Away was captivating to me from the start thanks to the premise of the story and the bewitching literature courtesy of the author, A.E. Brouhard who from the start hooked me with her fantastic story that stands out amongst its genre! It is rare to find a novel that combines the themes this book does, and that is refreshing to me, and it is even more challenging to discover a story that does not rely on cliches! And so that is why I already recommend this book to you lovely readers; however, if you need more convincing, then continue to read to learn more!
Carried Away is a beautiful and exceptional novel that will take its readers on a stellar journey from start to finish. Carried Away will introduce the reader to the protagonist of the book, Leila Thomas, a twenty-eight-year-old who finds herself reminiscing about events that took place, 10 years prior. Leila, after hearing a familiar song on the radio, starts to remember vividly her high school years and specifically the last year of high school and all that occurred. The reader will go back on this journey with Leila as she thinks back on the heartache and love she experienced during that year and this book lovers is the premise of the incredible Carried Away!
The premise of Carried Away is exceptional, original, and beyond captivating! I loved the many themes and elements explored throughout the book, and all themes are explored by Brouhard wonderfully, and she does this by lacing these interesting themes throughout the text flawlessly and weaving them with the story. The result of this makes Carried Away a highly addictive and fascinating read that is never once lackluster or predictable.
A.E. Brouhard is a phenomenal writer who knows how to grasp her reader’s attention from the first page. Brouhard decides to thrust her reader into the heart of the story straight away so that the reader is instantly captivated and immersed. I personally love this approach, what is the point of having a long build-up with little excitement? This is only necessary if the author in question can’t develop the characters in the story quickly, but with Carried Away, the reader will not encounter this issue because Brouhard instantly develops her characters and makes the reader invest in not only them but also their journey!
To conclude my thoughts on the wonderful book Carried Away, I would say Carried Away is a wonderful, compelling, and thought-provoking novel that will easily entertain readers for many days and nights and so I, of course, have to award this stellar gem of a book five stars! So be sure to have a read of the preview below and check out this novel as it is great and should not be missed!
Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is follow the links below!
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