HELLO FRIENDS: TODAY I HAVE A BOOK BLAST STOP FOR ' HOW IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE' BY JAYSON JAMES! THIS IS A GREAT BOOK, AND I CAN'T WAIT TO SHARE IT! I HAVE MY REVIEW, BUY LINKS, AN EXCERPT, AUTHOR BIO AND LINKS AND A RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY: SO LET'S GET STARTED:
THIS QUOTE IS PERFECT FOR THIS STORY! HERE IS MY REVIEW:
How It Was Supposed to Be by: Jayson James
reviewed by: Becky
The Kennicott’s were living the carefree life of an upper middle class family. That was until one day when his father arrives home from work and shares the company he has worked for since he was Reese’s age has gone out of business. Adding to the stress of being out of work for the worst time is the worst economic downturn the United States has ever faced. It does not take long for the Kennicotts to fall behind in their bills and lose everything.
Reese Kennicott had everything he could ever want and life was good. He worked a part time job to have extra money and to socialize. Now he is working all the hours he can get in order to help his family get by, which isn’t much. Reese is now dating the guy of his dreams, he along with his friends seem to be the only stable thing going for him.
Hope finally comes with a new job that will take the family across the country. This means for Reese giving up his lifelong friends, his new boyfriend and life as he’s always known it. The family takes with them what they can and begins on a road trip to their new life. Along the way, they encounter several barriers and hope begins to fade. Each day things look bleaker and the Kennicott’s begin to wonder if they are going to make it to their destination.
I really enjoyed this story, and it was brilliant the way the author let you get to know Reese, and the details of his life in the first of the story. That way when the family's situation changed, you were invested in the character's and the story, so you feel what they feel, I love that about this story!
Reese has a job (albeit not the best boss in the world, but a job anyway), a nice home, great friends, and even a new boyfriend so life is looking up! Then Reese's dad loses his job and the family has to make some changes. Reese has to come to terms with an awful lot in a short amount of time.
Keeping up with friends, and Cruz through texts is all that keeps Reese going some days, the journey to a new job, city, and essentially a new life isn't a bed of roses, but this family handles it as best they can.
This is a book about the lessons that a young man learns about family, who his true friends are and their role in his life, and if the guy he thinks could be the one thinks the same about him! I really got into this story, and so will you! Thanks Jayson, for letting us go along with Reese on this life changing journey!
the 4.5 box of chocolates rating
I LOVE THIS RATING, I WISH IT WAS REAL....AND HERE ;p! HERE ARE THE BUY LINKS FOR THIS BOOK!
HERE IS AN EXCERPT FOR YOU TO ENJOY:
A few days later Cruz caught Reese on his way out to the parking lot after school. He appeared so smug and at the same time seemed so debonair as he approached Reese. When he was close enough, he looked around, perhaps to make sure there was no one in ear shot. There was no greeting from Cruz before he asked, “Relationship troubles?”
He responded, “You mean Morgan?” Cruz nodded his head as if telling him duh. “We’re only friends.”
“Oh.” Cruz shrugged, “So he’s not gay then?”
“No he’s not gay.” Reese did not feel it was his place to share Morgan’s bisexuality.
Cruz stared at him, only perpetuating Reese’s discomfort. “You’re gay though?”
“Yes. You’re gay too?” He figured fair was fair.
Nodding in agreement, Cruz asked, “Do you have a boyfriend?”
“No.” Reese was feeling as if he was being sized up added, “I hear you don’t either.” Cruz was silent, glancing away and yawning, appearing disinterested in the conversation. Reese decided that he’d better make his move, “You want to go out sometime?”
Cruz turned toward him and seemed to be thinking over his response. Reese smiled feeling hopeful and then concerned he might be coming off as desperate. Cruz nodded, “That would be fine by me.” Then he turned to walk away without saying another word.
I JUST LOVE REESE AND CRUZ TOGETHER, CAN'T WAIT FOR YOU TO READ IT! HERE IS A BIO AND SOME SOCIAL LINKS FOR JAYSON JAMES! :)
I have a horrible time when it comes to writing about myself. It is not that I have low self-esteem, but the fact that I am not comfortable talking about myself.
For most of my life, I have been writing and sharing it with my friends. They have repeatedly told me I needed to publish my writing and share it with the world. Now that I have, I am amazed at how many people admire it.
My interests beyond writing include reading a variety of books, watching movies and drawing.
I truly appreciate all the support and encouragement from my friends, family, and you. I am so thankful to your support!
Keep on reading! I am always interested in hearing about what people are reading, especially if it is something I have written.
Thank you for reading and letting me know what you think of my writing!
Where to find the author:
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorJaysonJames
Cover Artist: Jayson James
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