Author: Susan Griscom
Genre: YA/New Adult/Romance
The Blurb: What happens when a major earthquake changes life as you know it and the boy you thought you hated ends up saving you? Three times!
Courtland Reese is the guy everyone hates and makes fun of because … well, he is weird. He communicates with animals. Strange or interesting, seventeen-year-old Adela Castielle can’t quite figure out, but when he saves her from being trampled by her own horse, she begins to understand him a little better and wants to learn more about him.
But, Max—her best friend/dream guy/someday-to-be-her-husband-only-he-doesn’t-know-it-yet—hates Courtland with a passion. Adela wants to know why, except neither boy is talking.
When Max leaves her stranded in his parents' wine cave with his worst enemy, Courtland, after what the experts are calling a “megathrust” earthquake, Adela starts to question her loyalty to Max as steamy kisses in a dark damp cellar only fuel her emotions with more conflict.
But does she really have time to worry about that when fire, destruction and mayhem surround her?
My Review: What an amazing story! I loved every moment I spent reading Allusive Aftershock! I must say that this book is wonderful it is everything you would want it to be and more. Allusive Aftershock is an amazing book with such a gripping story of life itself. It was such a realistic story I found myself crying laughing and even yelling at the guys in this book. The realism of the story just blew me away at times I was so into the book that it felt as though this tragedy had really taken place and I was watching a news report on it. The characters are so strong and likable you grow so attached to them and it's as though they become a part of you. Adela is a strong beautiful young woman with the weight of the world on her shoulders. Max comes off as the cocky know it all when deep down he just needs to know that he has something real. Courtland is a strong willed guy with a huge chip on his shoulder and for good reason but when he finally breaks down the walls and lets people see who he really is it changes how he is perceived entirely.
I was just totally blown away by the story in Allusive Aftershock it was so detailed every scene was described so well yet left just enough for your mind to picture it and let the imagination flow to make the story your own. I have to say that this book is definitely on my list of top ten books I have read so far this year. I will for sure be making Susan Griscom one of my favorite authors. I will not give away anymore of the story but, I will say this if you haven't read this book yet you need to make this one a must read on your list!
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