Thursday, April 21, 2016

Review: That Thing Between Eli and Gwen

*A multicultural new adult romance from bestselling author, J.J. McAvoy* 

Eli Davenport thinks he’s found the perfect woman to be his wife. She’s a doctor, like he is. She’s brilliant, like he is. And she’s wealthy, like he is. 

Guinevere 'Gwen' Poe thinks her fiancé is the perfect man. He’s handsome, successful and he was her first… 

But when Eli’s bride runs off with Gwen’s fiancée on his wedding day, they are left to pick up the broken pieces of each other...

4.5 Fantastic Stars!

Review by Lisa Kane

I loved this book but then again, I haven't read anything that J J McAvoy has written that I didn't love. We’ve had mobsters and lawyers and this time around it’s a neurosurgeon and an artist. 

Eli Davenport is a renowned neurosurgeon getting married. As in getting married to his fiancée Hannah right now. As in standing at the altar. Guinever “Gwen” Poe is a highly respected sought after artist attending the wedding of Eli and Hannah with her fiancé Sebastian *. Just as the vows are being said, to her mortification, her fiancé stands up, and calls out Hannah’s name repeatedly. Hannah turns around, looks at Sebastian, walks down the aisle and leaves with him! To say they left a wave of hurt and heartbreak behind them would be an understatement. Gwen gives Eli the address she found on an email of her fiancé’s where the lovebirds are hold up-Eli gives Sebastian a “message” from the two of them. 

Weeks go by and Gwen runs into Eli when his brother Logan, a friend of hers ends up in the ER of the hospital he works at. He is utterly rude to her and she leaves getting a few shots in of her own. Gwen just bought a new condo, since she had to move out from the one she shared with Sebastian. Guess who lives in the condo next to her? 

Let the games begin! Gwen gets the pleasure of hearing Eli bang his one night stands against their shared walls; Eli gets to be on the receiving end of Gwen’s snarky wit. They find themselves invited to the same events and thrown together multiple times. Slowly, their battle with each other becomes a battle with themselves. They both are still hurting how can they be thinking of entering into something with each other so quickly? 

This story is funny and poignant and tugs at the heart. There is tons of drama. (you didn’t think Hannah and Sebastian would slink away quietly into the night did you?) I will say this, there is a HUGE twist coming your way with this story, towards the end and it threw me for a loop. I kept thinking that this can’t be really happening can it? I do wish the ending had been a little longer, so much happened so quickly and I still had a few lingering questions. That Thing Between Eli and Gwen is so good and so worth the read. If I had my wish, I would love a novella with a glimpse into their future! 

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