Author: Megan Squires
Publisher: (January 7th 2014)
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NOTE: This is a "New Adult" novel. Due to mature content this title is recommended for ages 17+
Synopsis: He’s a young, up and coming businessman with the keys to his family’s Italian wine enterprise.
I’m a fine arts student, navigating life in the Big Apple, my pencil and sketchpad in hand.
We meet. We fall in love.
But it’s not that story.
Sometimes, by a rare gift of fate, two lives cross paths. And hey, if that happens to occur when staring at Michelangelo’s naked masterpiece, even better. We can tell our future children how a seventeen-foot tall marble guy named David brought us together.
But there’s always more to a relationship than its beginning and ever after. In life, there’s a whole lot of backstory. There are ex-fiancés and hot roommates and family members whose advice continues, even beyond the grave.
When you say you love someone, it’s never just that one person you’re saying it to. And it’s never just that one moment that sets everything in motion.
There is always more that draws you in.
Review: 4.5 Stars - Draw Me In by Megan Squires does exactly what the title says… It draws you into the story and the characters lives and gives readers emotional highs and lows as the story evolves before your eyes.
First I’d like to mention that this is the first title I’ve read by this author and there’s no doubt in my mind that it’ll be far, far from the last. I didn’t know what to expect from the synopsis yet I knew I had to read it. When I started the book for most of the first half it left me feeling a bit, meh. I wasn’t sure what was happening and I was looking for more. The second half of the book made up for it by leaps and bounds. When I finished the book it wasn’t the first half that I remembered at all, it was how much I laughed out loud to a quirky female lead character named Julie that I couldn’t get enough of. It was the mysterious male lead – Leo that was the cause of all those crazy things that Julie said. It was Julie’s roommate and best friend Ian that I remembered and it was the way my heart ached and hurt for the emotional journey I followed along with the lives of these two characters.
And while the beginning might have been a bit slow while reading, I don’t see that now after finishing. I only remember the tears from laughing and the quirky chemistry these two had. I think for me while it had so much that I look back on that I loved it was more that the beginning all happened a bit on the slow side. Which really, there’s nothing wrong with that. I like when characters relationships are developed at a pace that’s fitting for the characters and their story. If there’s insta-love there’s a reason for it. For these two it’s how things happened in more than their relationship that made the story slow, if that makes any sense at all.
As mentioned above Julie had me laughing out loud and often I had tears running down my face which happened more times than I can remember. She has a way with words and blurting whatever comes to mind, there are plenty of fantastic one-liners in this title.
There is so much to love between these two characters once they get to spend more than 2 minutes with each other. I loved the artistic side of Julie and reading her thoughts of Michelangelo’s David was a highlight. Another thing that was a plus was that these two had a lot in common and it was such a wonderful thing to read along as the two learned about each other. It might have happened slow because of how guarded Leo was, but it did happen and was a plus while reading.
Now the thing about Leo… he’s mega rich, has stunning good looks and among the many, many other things lives part time in Italy. He has his secrets and his scars and a lot of heartache that he’s carried with him throughout the years. It’s as his secrets start to come to light that my heart started to break.
The secondary characters are highly entertaining and wonderful in their own right. I loved Julie’s best friend and roommate Ian and wished I had an Ian of my own too.
Draw Me In is filled with a sweet love story with brutal heart break mixed in that had me sobbing so hard I couldn’t see the page to continue to read. There were a few times I wanted to throw my Kindle and yell some harsh words at Squires for putting me and her characters through what she did. This book is easily one of the best I’ve read in a long time and it’s one that’ll be forever stuck in my mind and heart. I highly recommend this title for anyone who loves a fantastic contemporary title with characters that’ll pull at your heart and a story that’ll be seared into your mind. Happy Reading.
About the Author:
Megan Squires lives with her husband and two children just outside of Sacramento, California. A graduate from the University of California, Davis, Megan is now a full-time mother, wife, and dreamer—though her characters don’t often give her much opportunity to sleep.
Visit www.theoutlierchronicles.com to learn more about her latest young adult series.
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