Book Review: Loving Mr. Daniels by Brittainy C. Cherry

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Title: Loving Mr. Daniels
Author: Brittainy C. Cherry @BrittainyCherry
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 354 pages
Rating: 5 stars

Synopsis

To Whom it May Concern,

It was easy to call us forbidden and harder to call us soulmates. Yet I believed we were both. Forbidden soulmates.

When I arrived to Edgewood, Wisconsin I didn’t plan to find him. I didn’t plan to stumble into Joe’s bar and have Daniel’s music stir up my emotions. I had no clue that his voice would make my hurts forget their own sorrow. I had no idea that my happiness would remember its own bliss.

When I started senior year at my new school, I wasn’t prepared to call him Mr. Daniels, but sometimes life happens at the wrong time for all the right reasons.

Our love story wasn’t only about the physical connection.

It was about family. It was about loss. It was about being alive. It was silly. It was painful. It was mourning. It was laughter.

It was ours.

And for those reasons alone, I would never apologize for loving Mr. Daniels.

-Ashlyn Jennings

Michelle's Review

I am putting it out there, I am a crier.  I have always been told that I am a sensitive soul.  I do not have a poker face because I wear my emotions like a cheap suit.  I cry at sappy commercials, at grown men crying even though I don’t know why they are crying in the first place and I will cry if I am reading a book.  I am a big cry baby.  Many books that I have read have made me do the ugly cry, but Loving Mr. Daniels, the ugly cry was so extreme and it didn’t help that I was crying during my bus ride to and from work each time I read a gut wrenching chapter.  Big buzz has been going around this book via book friends, this book has been sitting patiently in my IPad for some time.  It waited until I finished my other reading obligations, so quietly and smoothly. 

 

Ashlyn Jennings is only 19 years old and dealing with the loss of her twin sister, Gabrielle.  Couple with her loss, she is shipped off to Wisconsin to live with her estranged father, whom she hasn’t lived with since the day he left oh those many years ago.  With her, she’s carrying a treasure box that her sister has left for her and in it a bucket lists and for each list there is an accompanying letter that she gets to read.  But before she gets to her destination and while she’s mourning for her sister, on the train is a boy, yet not that young, yet not old enough to be a man so she gives him the nickname banmoy.  He’s Beautiful, Breathtaking, Brilliant, Blue Eyes.  As soon as the train arrives at her destination, she notices banmoy and he strikes up a conversation, he invites Ashlyn to club to him sing.  Ashlyn makes it her goal to try to cross off something from the bucket list Gabby left for her, so off to the club she goes.  Ashlyn is immediately taken with the beautiful banmoy, Daniel Daniels, especially his music and the theme of his songs. Soon thereafter they have a magical night quoting Shakespeare and getting to know one another. 

 

Ashlyn’s first day of school is of things you read and hear about.  Kids being pretty awful.  But Ashlyn is such a trooper until one of the students purposely bumped into her and the person who comes to save her is none other than Daniel, or whom she comes to find out is her new AP English teacher, Mr. Daniels.  And so it begins, the angst.

 

Yes, lots of angst, tears, raw emotions were evoked.  Just when things would look good, boom, the author takes me on an another emotional roller coaster.  Yet, through the author’s words, I was falling in love with the characters.  Even the secondary characters like Ryan, Hailey, Gabby, they pulled at my heart as well as Jace.   You will find yourself rooting and yelling and wondering will Ashlyn and Daniel catch a break? 

 

I am not big on quoting books, I rarely highlight my passages.  I found myself highlighting quite a bit during my read, but you need to experience the feels, the tears, the smiles that I felt during my read.  This is my first time reading a Brittainy C. Cherry novel and to say she has a fan in me, is probably not saying anything new.  So thank you Ms. Cherry for the fresh new tears and smile you have given me.

-Michelle

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