Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Triangles by Kimberly Ann Miller

Thank you to Spencer Hill Press for providing an Advanced Reader Copy of this book for review. 



Triangles by Kimberly Ann Miller
Release Date: June 18, 2013
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press


A cruise ship. A beautiful island. Two sexy guys. What could possibly go wrong?

In the Bermuda Triangle—a lot.

Hoping to leave behind the reminders of her crappy life--her father's death years ago, her mother's medical problems, and the loser who’s practically stalking her--seventeen-year-old Autumn Taylor hops on a ship with her sister for a little distraction. When she wakes up in the Bermuda Triangle, she fears she's gone nuts for more than one reason: that loser’s suddenly claiming they're a happy couple... a hot guy is wrapping his arms around her and saying "Happy Anniversary"... and suddenly, she’s full of bruises, losing her hair, and getting IV medication. Autumn visits the ship's doctor, hoping for a pill or a shot to make the craziness go away. Instead, she's warned that these "alternate realities" could become permanent.

She just has to ask herself one question—how the hell is she going to get out of this mess
  
 
- Goodreads.com


Triangles has got to be one of the most unique books I've read in a while.  Thankfully, it was a stand alone.  Don't get me wrong, I do love books in a series, but every now and then it's really great to just pick up a book, reach the end and know that's it... everything is resolved.  And this book was perfect for that.

I've heard stories about the Bermuda Triangle, of course.  I think everyone has.  I also know that there has been fiction written about it before, but it usually involves people disappearing in the Triangle.  This story was on an entirely different level.  Instead of disappearing, Autumn wakes up in somewhat of an alternate universe instead.  And it doesn't just happen once.  It happens several times, and these universes, the people she loves, the circumstances of her life are completely different each time.  It was so cool!  It was sort of like a cross between Back to the Future and Groundhog Day.  Yet, it wasn't completely like that either.  It was just unique, all the way around!

I have to admit that I did not like Autumn at the beginning.  I thought she was whiney, selfish, and kind of mean.  At first, I wasn't having such nice thoughts about her, but it didn't take long for me to realize that the author had written her that way intentionally.  In fact, it's sort of the whole point of the story.  Once things began to happen, Autumn began to evolve.  And at the end, I was so Team Autumn.

As the summary describes, there are two guys here.  One is drop-dead gorgeous, the other is drop-dead gorgeous also, but she's all about the one, and thinks the other is a pathetic loser who follows her around and won't take no for an answer.  I didn't care for one, and I absolutely adored the other.  I won't say which.  But I will say that by the end of the story, what you think you know about both guys is completely wrong, and the right one is perfect for her.  I loved, loved, loved him.

This book was such a fast read for me.  I literally flew through it in almost one sitting.  It took me no time at all. It captured my attention from the very first page and didn't let me go until I reached the end.  I read during my lunch break at work, and I was late coming back from lunch that day because I just didn't want to put the book down.  I read while my husband drove me home from work, which is something I NEVER do because I get motion sickness, but I just couldn't wait to find out what happened.  This book had a little bit of every emotion in it.  At times it was cute, and at times it broke my heart.  There are great life lessons involved as well that gave this story a wonderful theme about letting go of guilt and not judging a book by its cover, and a few other things as well.  This was a real winner for me and I can't wait to read other stories by this author!

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Kimberly Ann Miller received Bachelor's degrees from Georgian Court University and Rutgers University and a Master's degree from The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She is an avid reader and particularly enjoys true crime and young adult novels. She grew up in New Jersey and currently resides in Monmouth County with her husband and three cats. When she’s not writing, she loves to travel to sunny islands where she snorkels by day and stargazes by night. She always takes her Nook with her.



Website: http://kimberlyannmiller.com/
Blog: http://writersbytheshore.blogspot.com/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/KimberlyAnnMiller

 You can purchase Triangles at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

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