Monday, August 31, 2015

Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway

Book Summery (Via Goodreads):Emmy’s best friend, Oliver, reappears after being kidnapped by his father ten years ago. Emmy hopes to pick up their relationship right where it left off. Are they destined to be together? Or has fate irreparably driven them apart?
Emmy just wants to be in charge of her own life.
She wants to stay out late, surf her favorite beach—go anywhere without her parents’ relentless worrying. But Emmy’s parents can’t seem to let her grow up—not since the day Oliver disappeared.
Oliver needs a moment to figure out his heart.
He’d thought, all these years, that his dad was the good guy. He never knew that it was his father who kidnapped him and kept him on the run. Discovering it, and finding himself returned to his old hometown, all at once, has his heart racing and his thoughts swirling.
Emmy and Oliver were going to be best friends forever, or maybe even more, before their futures were ripped apart. In Emmy’s soul, despite the space and time between them, their connection has never been severed. But is their story still written in the stars? Or are their hearts like the pieces of two different puzzles—impossible to fit together?

Book Review:
I've been looking forward to reading Benway's newest novel since I saw it was going to be released! I was super excited that my library had a copy available, so I put this baby on hold and greedily read it as soon as I got my hands on it. I wasn't quite sure how I would like the whole kidnapping issue. However, Benway deals with it in a delicate manner that adds to the overall story-line. Of course, Emmy and Oliver's relationship takes center stage, and rightfully so. However I really enjoyed the incorporation of Drew and Caroline. Both supporting characters add color and depth to the story arc. Overall, this is an impressive story to add to Benway's collection as well as the many reasons that I love her writing!

Cover Art Commentary:
Love the simplicity of this cover. First of all, the colors are striking and contrast nicely. Secondly, I love the nod to surfing. Third, the fingerprint heart is just adorable!



  1. I am so glad you enjoyed Emmy & Oliver! I had a feeling you would. That cover is adorable! :D