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3,0 de 5 estrelasRealistic characters and situations but
Avaliado nos Estados Unidos em 26 de abril de 2021
difficult to follow and negative potshots at our country left me with mixed, but strong feelings.
So, I’m in the minority on this one, so far. Author, Tia Williams, uses quite a bit of timeline changes while telling this story and none of them are noted. I found it hard to follow and necessary to reread some sections because of that. Each of the seven days are clearly marked and chapters are uniquely titled beyond that. Would it have been so much to note the time/date changes?
Characters are definitely the strong point of “Seven Days In June”. It does take a while to untangle them in the beginning but read carefully and persevere, it’s worth it. My favorite character, by far is Audre, the precocious 12 year old stole my heart and every scene she was in. Despite her difficult upbringing, she’s a resilient, amazing kid. You’re gonna love her. Eva, her mom, Shane - they all took a lot longer to decide on; well, not mom...
Dialogue is good, mixed with e-mail and texts and all of it is loaded with foul language. The sexual scenes are mildly descriptive and there’s no real violence. There are political snipes that I found offensive, especially Shane making a comment that trashes the American flag. More BLM type comments exist that I could have lived without in a fictional book but as this is about two black authors, so be it. The flag comment, however, is an AMERICAN issue and totally inappropriate, IMO.
All things considered, lots to like about this title and a few concerns; how much they matter is up to you📚
While it took more than a few chapters for me to really get into this, I have to say that the writing was nicely done and the overall story was good.
While I wish the story would've given more on Shane Hall, his background, some more of his struggles, maybe how he ended up where he did (in this abandoned home of a soon to be married woman's family) in high school, or more on his foster family (the one he lost so dramatically), or just anything to give more insight on him. I liked Shane and thought he was the more interesting character, not Eva aka Genevieve.
Eva Mercy (Genevieve Mercier) and her daughters relationship was delightful. I liked how she wanted to be close to her daughter, and was, yet she was still indeed her mother, too. Quite the dynamic of a relationship.
I loved how the author brought us into the literary world. Being that Shane and Eva were both authors, I liked that we got a glimpse of that world from both of their POV.
I didn't quite get the relationship of Shane and Eva at first, and kind of felt it was very unhealthy and very dangerous, especially in their youth. Although her mother was cruel about it, I'm kind of glad she got Eva, or let her rather, get the expert help she needed. I don't like that she sent Shane off; he needed the most help, yet she didn't know that. As adults, I thought they'd fall into those same unhealthy habits, yet the pull they had for one another and the growth they both individually had done, helped partially in not letting them be destructive towards one another. It was somewhat enduring and sweet.
This story was educational and quite funny. I liked it. Good read.
This wasn’t one of my fav books Reese has picked for her bookclub. I found myself skipping full pages towards the end because they literally didn’t matter. The premises of the book was good, it just wasn’t executed properly. It was kind of boring tbh. You liked all the characters, you just didn’t really feel for them and it just felt rushed and missing pieces.
I did like the story, but I think the real great story would have beed Eva’s mother’s, grandmother’s, and great grandmother’s stories. For me the book spent too much time describing lusty emotions and not enough back story. On the scale of snooze to incredible, I’d give it a meh…
It’s a nice book with a nice plot line but the writing at times is a bit weird and some points remain unknown. It’s quite easy to read and I finished it in two days but it didn’t quite suck me in it was just nice.
“Seven Days in June” was mildly entertaining. For me, the opening scene and subsequent chapter kind of set the stage for a humorous read, which would be great if it lived up to it, but it fell a little short. I expected some tongue and cheek humor with a riveting story, but this one was just ok. The story moves from insightful dialogue to brief flashbacks, to text messages and colorful banter.
A brief summary, without giving too much away. Eva Mercy, an erotic (paranormal) author who doesn’t take herself too seriously has writers block and suffers from debilitating migraines all while parenting her precocious darling daughter named Audre. Shane Hall is a novelist and when they reunite, fireworks ensue. After all, haven’t they been hooking up in their novels for years?
Through a series of misadventures, summer heat/passion, some political turmoil, some advice (from Audre - who is the Dr. Ruth/Dr. Phil and Oprah for teens and apparently some adults) and some text messages (this is the new things for writers to incorporate), we see their relationship evolve and turn into something well – destined to be. Overall this was a decent read just not as great as I had hoped.
This is a sweet story about two people reconnecting after a decade and a half apart. The banter between Shane and Eva was fun to read, and even with the many dark points in their past, they were really good together. The book is engaging and is filled with current pop culture references. I hope Tia Williams considers writing a book about Eva's grandmother. That's definitely a book I'd love to read!