Monday, July 7, 2014

Review: Infinity + One by Amy Harmon

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.

4.5 Wonderful Stars
Review by Allison East
I have **gasp** never read an Amy Harmon book, call off the witch hunt- because I vow to read all of them after this book. This book was great. It was well crafted and beautifully written. The plot development was really strong and even though the story happened over such a short period of time, it was so full of life experiences and love.

Bonnie Rae the broken country singer, and Infinity Clyde the convict mathematician- imperfectly perfect and perfect for each other, have run away from their lives. Bonnie by choice, Clyde was more or so drafted.

"Bonnie and Clyde. Let's  just hope this little adventure has a better ending than theirs did."

There were so many references to the real Bonnie and Clyde and I loved all of them. They were terrible people who did really awful things- but above all of that, they loved each other so fiercely it was one of the greatest love stories of all time.

I really did love Clyde- his love of math was infectious. And whenever his world wasn't making sense it's the place he went to, so that he could calm down.

"I believe in numbers. The ones you can see and the ones you can't. The real and imaginary, the rational and irrational, and every point on the lines that go on forever. Numbers have never let me down. They don't waffle. They don't lie. They don't pretend to be what they're not. They're timeless."

Bonnie believed that love could overcome and withstand everything, and felt so desperate like there was nothing else she could do, but run away. That feeling is something we can sometimes feel when we get overwhelmed.

Typically I really hate the insta-love stuff authors come up with- no it doesn't happen that way- and when they do fall in love that fast, it never lasts- in real life. But alas- this is a work of fiction, so I give it the benefit of the doubt. And Amy weaved such an intricate tale that I believed in Bonnie and Clyde.

As the book progresses and the duo run for their lives, the feeling of panic sets in. The media overreacts to Bonnie's running away- claiming everything from kidnapping to murder. I was nervous for the two of them and wondered if they were coming out of this alive- much like the real Bonnie and Clyde. But you will have to read to find out if they get their HEA.

I can't wait to read more of what she is written and fall in love with those stories as well. This one held my interest and kept me on the edge of my seat.

"We're Bonnie and Clyde! Wanted and unwanted. Caged and cornered. We're lost and we're  alone. We're a big tangled mess. We're a shot in the dark. We're two people who have nowhere else, no one else, and yet, suddenly that feels like enough."



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