Saturday, February 22, 2014

REVIEW: Where Life Takes You by Claudia Y. Burgoa

Where Life Takes You

Claudia Y. Burgoa 

Publication date: July 31st 2013 

Source: Paperback given by author for honest review.

242 Pages

Links : Goodreads / Amazon 

BECCA TRENT LIVED HER CHILDHOOD NEXT TO A CRUEL WOMAN—her mom—who lived to torment and neglect her. During her high school years, her mother married; bringing home not only a new husband, but a step sister her same age. The latter took over her Mom's role—making Becca's life miserable. Including stealing Ian—Becca's best friend and boyfriend—Lisa treated her worse than her mother had for the previous fifteen years. A couple years later, thing ended up in tragedy.

Becca buried that part of her life in the deep corners of her psyche, caught between sanity and nightmares. Between therapy, work and her constantly looming past she can't seem to find room to breathe. The memories of her late step-sister, Lisa, are her closest company.

Her best friend, Dan gives her that family love she always lacked. Everything was close to perfect, until everything and everyone from her past came back. Now she's trying to figure out how to survive and keep that bond which seems now to be held together by a thread.

                    My Thoughts                   

What a great book, I was hooked the whole time, then when I got to the Epilogue I was like "Nooooooooo" 

Where Life Takes You is about a woman named Becca. Currently she has what appears to be a great life. She has a good job, a nice place, and more importantly Dan, a wonderful friend who is always there for her. Her dark and painful past is brought up when her mother, a hateful woman who never loved her is dying. So much of her past comes bubbling up to the surface and we slowly but surely find out what happened to Becca all those years ago. 

I loved Where Life Takes You! Burgoa did a great job slowly revealing details to me, enough to make me want more and more. I loved how Becca's story slowly unfolded and came together at the end. This genre is not normally something I would read, but I wanted to try out something different and I am so glad I did. As Far as the ending goes, when I read that Epilogue I literally wanted to throw it out the window! Had that been the end, and this was just a stand alone novel, my review probably would have been a lot different. Lucky, I found that there is a second book in the works , Next to You! I can't wait to get my hands on Next to You to find out what happens next. 

Plot : Awesome!! unfolded and came together perfectly, I was hooked! 

Characters: I loved Dan and Ty they were great. I really did like Becca but I still don't see how she could be so infatuated with Pink. 

Cover: Love it ! 

Rating: 4.5

                    Author Bio                    

Claudia lives in Colorado with her family and three dogs. Two beagles who believe they are human, and a bichon who thinks she's a beagle. While managing life, she works as a CFO at a small IT Company. She's a dreamer who enjoys music, laughter and a good story. To find more about Claudia follow her:

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  1. Sounds like a really interesting read!
    New follower :)

    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

    1. it was great, and so good to read outside of my comfort zone ! I can't wait for book 2 to come out! thanks for stoping by and checking out my review! - Katie

  2. I'm intrigued! I'll have to look for a copy of the book now, your review has made me so curious! =)

    1. Yes, very good.. if your interested in reading it for a review check out Xpresso Book Tours. they are currently offering copies of "Where Life Takes You" for an honest review ! - Katie