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Monday, Sunday

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Monday, Sunday by Fenton Grace

4 stars

(Excerpt from Goodreads) Laney Secord is an attractive, 32-year-old single mother suffering from the recent loss of her husband. She blames herself for his death, and has been in a state of emotional paralysis ever since. One day, she meets Christopher, a striking 16-year-old boy in the prime of adolescence. He avidly pursues her, yet she knows the attraction she feels for him is wrong. He’s just a teenager after all – what could they have in common?

Laney tries to push him away, becoming more paranoid, feeling that everyone in tiny Plainview, Colorado is watching her, mocking her. She begins a relationship with the boy’s father, Bill, who is more age-appropriate. But he isn’t quite the right match.

The week-long romantic triangle that develops culminates on Sunday, Mother’s Day, changing their lives in ways that none of them could have imagined.

Laney’s husband passed away three years ago. She is taking his death really hard and blames herself for it. One day 16 year old Chris comes over to her house to get donations for his eagle scouts and he kisses Laney. Laney starts obsessing about Chris and tries to push him away. But decides to date his father to sate her lust for Chris. But things are not going to end well.

This book only takes place over a couple days and initially sounds unbelievable until you look at the news and all the female teachers that are sleeping with their students. But Chris is not an innocent bystander and adds to Laney’s confusion/lust? There is also the hint of a murderer in the small town that adds a little to the story.

This sounds like an interesting story and I was drawn to it. At the end I was left confused on how I felt. The story is not a simple depressed widow lusting after a 16 year old boy. Yet, there were other ways this story could have gone. I’m not completely against it was wish it could have had a different ending.

This is one of those books that I can’t officially say that you have to run out and buy. But then again it’s not one that you need to avoid at all costs. I think if it is something that catches your eye pick it up, you might really enjoy the book. For me, I could go either.

For more information on Monday, Sunday or to purchase the book make sure to check out Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, and Fenton Grace’s website.

vabt-highresolutionI received this book for free from Virtual Author Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.

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