#BooKReview- Infinity + One and A Different Blue by @AHarmon_Author #Romance

My writing is going well, other than all the new fall programing on tv! I’m hooked on The Voice (of course :)), Survivor, and Tough as Nails. Do you have any favorites?

After last week’s Making Faces by Amy Harmon, I dove straight into two more great reads from her backlist. Each of her books are unique and unputdownable- highly recommended reads!

Description via Amazon.com

When two unlikely allies become two unwitting outlaws, will two unforgettable lovers defy unbeatable odds?

Bonnie Rae Shelby is a superstar. She’s rich. She’s beautiful. She’s impossibly famous. And Bonnie Rae Shelby wants to die.
Finn Clyde is a nobody. He’s broken. He’s brilliant. He’s impossibly cynical. And all he wants is a chance at life.
One girl. One boy. An act of compassion. A bizarre set of circumstances. And a choice – turn your head and walk away, or reach out your hand and risk it all?
With that choice, the clock starts ticking on a man with a past and a girl who can’t face the future, counting down the seconds in an adventure riddled with heartbreak and humor, misunderstanding and revelation. With the world against them, two very different people take a journey that will not only change their lives, but may cost them their lives as well.
Infinity + One is a tale of shooting stars and fame and fortune, of gilded cages and iron bars, of finding a friend behind a stranger’s face, and discovering love in the oddest of places.

My Review

A modern-day twist on Bonnie and Clyde- minus the guns!

When ex-con Infinity Clyde comes across a young woman on the verge of throwing herself off a bridge, he saves her life– and changes his forever more.

Bonnie Rae Shelby is a country superstar mourning the loss of her twin sister. She’s heartbroken and at the end of her patience with an overbearing grandmother, who happens to be her manager. Bonnie sneaks out of a sold-out concert and finds herself hanging over a bridge. But then, a shaggy hero shows up to talk her down and a new adventure begins.

Finn is battling his own demons and reluctantly agrees to take the strange young woman he rescued with him on a road trip to Las Vegas where a job waits. He doesn’t realize, until it’s too late, that Bonnie is a young phenom with half the country wondering if she’s been kidnapped.

Soon, they’re racing from state to state with the law on their tail. Finn’s spent hard time in jail, he’s not going back. Bonnie ‘s been ruled by her tyrannical grandmother for most of her life, she refuses to go back to that life.

Will this modern-day Bonnie and Clyde survive the trip?

Favorite Lines

His emotions were a big, tangled ball of anger, longing, and injustice all wrapped up in impatient outrage, and Finn couldn’t separate one feeling from another. So he did the only thing he could do. He kissed her. It wasn’t a soft kiss or a sweet kiss. It was a “you-scared-me-and-messed-with-me-and-I’m-mad-and-relieved-and-frustrated-as-hell” kind of kiss. 

Infinity + One- Amy Harmon

Someone had told him in prison that God’s voice sounded like rushing water. That’s why babies love to be shushed. That’s why the sound lulls people to sleep. He wondered how anyone would know what God’s voice sounded like. Especially someone convicted of homicide.

Infinity + One- Amy Harmon

This book is brilliantly written. Infinity (I love that name) is a mathematical genius. His twin (yes, they both had twins) died after robbing a grocery store. Finn witnessed the event and was convicted as an accessory. Prison life is no joke. He comes out bitter and guilty because he couldn’t save his brother.

Bonnie Rae’s career is on the rise and the concert tours keep her from home and the twin she left behind. A twin with cancer. When her sister dies while she’s performing, and her grandmother hides it for a week, saying they had obligations, it was the last straw.

I enjoyed seeing these two fight their feelings for each other while overcoming every catastrophe that came their way.

A recommended read!

Description via Amazon.com

Blue Echohawk doesn’t know who she is. She doesn’t know her real name or when she was born. Abandoned at two and raised by a drifter, she didn’t attend school until she was ten years old. At nineteen, when most kids her age are attending college or moving on with life, she is just a senior in high school. With no mother, no father, no faith, and no future, Blue Echohawk is a difficult student, to say the least. Tough, hard and overtly sexy, she is the complete opposite of the young British teacher who decides he is up for the challenge, and takes the troublemaker under his wing.

This is the story of a nobody who becomes somebody. It is the story of an unlikely friendship, where hope fosters healing and redemption becomes love. But falling in love can be hard when you don’t know who you are. Falling in love with someone who knows exactly who they are and exactly why they can’t love you back might be impossible.

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My Review

Blue Echohawk is a belligerent senior in high school with a murky past. Blue’s mother left her in the rickety truck of an indigenous drifter when she was barely two years old. He teaches her a love of carving and shares cultural stories which feature largely throughout the book. When he unexpectedly dies in the desert when Blue is ten, she ends up with his uncaring step-sister and encounters some unsavory characters. All of this leaves Blue cynical and lonely.

When twenty-two-year-old British history teacher Wilson encounters the flamboyant Blue, he’s ready to dismiss her as a troublemaker, but changes his mind as she opens up during class exercises. Soon, he can’t get her out of his mind and wants to help the troubled teen.

We have a great deal of documentation from the life of Joan of Arc. But I think one thing she said is particularly telling about her character and her convictions. She said, ‘Life is all we have, and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying.’

A Different Blue- Amy Harmon

Blue faces a life-changing decision that is an echo from the past, even as her feelings for Wilson grow. Unless she can make peace with her mother’s betrayal, there’s no hope for the future.

I hurt for the child who ached for love and found little throughout her young life. Blue is a complex, stronger-than-she-knows woman with a big heart. Wilson is the opposite side of the coin, loved by his family, kind and caring. It’s interesting to see these two differing personalities learn to trust each other and fall in love.

An enjoyable read.

Have I convinced you to try Amy Harmon yet? 🙂

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24 Replies to “#BooKReview- Infinity + One and A Different Blue by @AHarmon_Author #Romance”

  1. Good reviews and both sound excellent. I watch the Voice also, am still undecided if Ariana Grande is a good addition (at first I thought spectacular, then that tempered). No other shows to add to the list. There just aren’t a lot anymore, are there?

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    1. I hadn’t really paid attention to the original Bonnie and Clyde story until now. They were dangerous criminals, but in a strange way their love for each other won them a symathetic nation- pretty interesting!

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  2. I don’t watch much TV, but I do read and both of these sound wonderful. I really need to read some Amy Harmon, I have only heard good things about her writing. I love the quote about God’s voice.

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  3. Thank you for the excellent reviews, Jacquie! I fell in love with the character Blue already. I know what you meant by commenting that you “hurt for the child who ached for love and found little throughout her young life.” I worked with many counseling clients who suffered such lives in their childhood.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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      1. Understanding some of these people’s lives before becoming homeless changed my view of them. I don’t know how they can break the cycle. Strangely, there was almost no homeless people in Hong Kong and Japan. I only went to Tokyo once but I lived in Hong Kong and went back many times.

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          1. I’m not sure, Jacquie! I should ask my sister about that in Hong Kong There are a lot of paddlers on the streets. They do that to make a few dollars. It’s also easier to find labor jobs, I think.

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