Last blogpost I revealed my brilliant plan to catch up with reviews by adding a few extra posts. This week I'm reviewing, Sushi & Sea Lions, by Rachel Corsini.
When a career-ending injury and a messy breakup send prima ballerina Daniela Verdi back to Queens, New York, she fills her days with countless distractions: meaningless sex, pinot grigio, and video games.
It takes a chance meeting with her brother's best friend, Vincent LaBate, for her to remember who she was before the stage lights and distractions of the Upper West Side. She's convinced that Vincent could never love a girl like her: broken, insecure, and stumbling her way through life. What Daniela didn't count on is that Vincent is as scarred as she is after divorcing his cheating wife and going through an equally messy child custody fight. Soon enough, old vulnerabilities rear their ugly heads, opening a crack in Daniela's perfectly imperfect romance.
As Daniela and Vincent's relationship develops, will Daniela learn to accept that a dream life isn't all it's cracked up to be?
My valued opinion—or not.
My only regret with this book is that I can't add stars to my review. Not only did I enjoy this lovely page turner, but it brought back emotions I had forgotten that young love experiences. And by young love, I mean new love. Real love. Forever love.
The tragedy of loss and the blossoming of a new adventure that comes with it
s own tests of strength beautifully unfolds in this story that pulls you in and hangs on tight. It's been a while since a book kept me up until four in the morning because I wanted to read just one more chapter, and I enjoyed every moment of it.
I recommend this debut masterpiece to anyone who...that's it. No exceptions.