Saturday, March 16, 2013

Review: Suicide Note by Teresa Mummert

Everything happens for a reason...

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Teresa Mummert. A soldier returning for mid-tour leave decides to stay with a cousin in Maine, after his fiancé leaves him for someone else while he is away at war. His cousin is going through his own devastation and is struggling to pick up the pieces and move on with his family. As they try to help each other through the pain, Shane's path crosses Jenn's and he soon learns that everything happens for a reason.

This novel does not contain any acts of suicide and has a HEA.

My Review 

When it’s not bad, it’s good.

Suicide Note was not a bad book. It had a unique plot, decent dialogue, and a sweet romance. There were some heartbreaking moments, but most of the drama was pretty light. Overall it was a heart warming read.

Here is where I feel like I have no business writing a review for Suicide Note. It’s because I don’t know what it was...what it is that kept me from loving it. It wasn’t badly written; the story was good. It just never grabbed me. My emotions were never quite pulled to the surface and I can’t really tell you why. Maybe it was the development? Maybe it was the plot? Maybe it was just me? Whatever it was, I’m obviously the minority here.

Here’s my theory...

I’m a crack addict that has developed a tolerance. No seriously. Books are my drug of choice and I read...a lot. The more I read, the more I need in a story for it to pull me in. The more I need in a story for it to grab my emotions. My skin has become so tough and scarred by all the emotional book beatings that it’s tough to break the surface. It’s like my head and heart are diluted by so many books; it takes something huge to make a splash.

I think Teresa Mummert definitely has talent as an author, but I needed more. Something was missing. Since I can’t come up with more specifics, I assume it’s more a personal taste, something inside me that kept me from loving Suicide Note.

It wasn’t great, definitely not bad...better than okay. It was good.


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