Friday, December 7, 2012
"The Lost Son" by Tamra Torero
I received this book from Netgalley to review.
Wow! What a nice, quick and completely engulfing read!!! The Lost Son is a story about forgiveness, about growing up and second chances. And in the wake of Christmas, it's definitely a notable read.
There were times when I laughed heartily, and times when I felt sad, because the story just felt so extremely realistic. I need to say that the characters made this story what it was - unforgetable.
*Jacob - the main character, whose POV we're plunged into from the very first page. Let me tell you, I didn't like a single thing about him in that first chapter. I was even disgusted by his behavior. He acted like this super player, who could have any girl, at any time, with no consequences. Well guess what, Jake - things don't happen that way! So, when he got his butt kicked, I was very very happy. I mean, he seriously deserved it. And then that accident happened and he was sent out to help out Sam and gosh! Jacob changed! I mean, he really truly GREW UP! All that he was in those first pages, slowly melted away as he figured out how wrong he'd been to behave like that. How much he'd actually missed on real life and love and all the beauty around him. To be honest, I was in love with him by the final page, and he deserved it.
*Corrine - oh, man! She was the bad ass chick who could throw a killer punch. She earned my respect through and through. There was that moment when I thought she was being waaay too cool-hearted, but hey, I can't really blame her. After all she went through because of Jacob... well... she had the right to be even more so.
*Sam - well, what can I say? He was an amazing person. Sure, he'd had his share of mistakes and such, but the point is in asking for forgiveness and seeing the second chance when it's been given to you. He was very brave and had such a huge heart! I wanted to go and hug him myself.
In conclusion all I can say is that I loved this book, and I'm going to re-read it the first chance I get.
My rating for The Lost Son is