Title: Walking Away
Author: Adriane Boyd
Rating: 5/5 Stars
“Twenty -five year old Coraline Renfro is in mourning. She and her long time boyfriend, Blake Parrish, have broken up and Cora hasn’t been dealing with it well. She’s shut herself off from the world around her, and buried herself in her work. Tired of being alone, Cora accepts a date from a colleague, and slowly begins to move on. When Blake comes calling again, will Cora take him back or will she show him how it feels to have a door slammed in his face and his hopes and dreams of a future with her dashed?” (description from Goodreads)
I really enjoyed reading Walking Away. I’m a fan of sitting down and reading a short story/novella length romance every now and then. This one hit the spot for me.
I’m surprised to know this is Boyd’s debut release. It’s beautifully written and shows signs that she has a great career as an author ahead of her.
I liked Cora’s character and to see how she has so much going against her in life, but she keeps plodding along and making the best of it. She’s a very likable character. I can see myself enjoying sequel if it meant reading more from Cora’s point of view. The other characters are also great. Her twin sister, Abi, isn’t a key part to the story, but was still a great addition. The same goes for everyone else the reader encounters. I don’t want to name too many to avoid spoiling the fun.
Aside from the characters, the plot, the romance, and conflict involved all made me want to keep reading. It’s a believable story-line that I feel most readers will be able to relate to in one way or another. I’d also like to applaud the slow and steady build up of relationships. I’m not a fan of things happening immediately, even when the length of the story is short. When things happen at a real world pace, they are more believable.
In closing, I want to read more work from Adriane Boyd. I hope more comes out soon because I have a feeling I’ll be one to enjoy it.
About the Author:
Adriane is a mother and a writer who resides in Southeast Virginia. She enjoys music, writing, and snuggling up with a good book.
Walking Away is her first self published work, and she is also working on writing her first full length novel. if you can’t find her playing around on Facebook (which is unlikely), you can certainly find her at either her son’s school or one of his Tae Kwon Do lessons.
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