Book Review for 'Normal (Something More #1)' by Danielle Pearl

                                                                         Normal (Something More #1)
                                                                                     by Danielle Pearl
                                                                        Release date:August 11th , 2014
                                                           Genre: New Adult/ Contemporary Romance

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22999641-normal

                                                                                       Book  Summary

It's the kind of situation most people would dread. Starting at a new high school, in the middle of my senior year, in a new town, in a new state. I know no one. No one knows me. That's what I'm counting on.

A year ago, Aurora "Rory" Pine was just a normal teenage girl - just as sweet and naive as the fairy tale princess she was named after.

But this isn't a year ago.

Rory is broken, and now suffering from a debilitating anxiety disorder, wrought with precarious triggers, she moves across the country to escape the source of her troubles. Her plan is anonymity, but that's easier said than achieved for the new girl having a panic episode outside of calculus. The worst part? There's a witness - and a gorgeous one at that.

Sam is a walking trigger for Rory. Incredibly handsome, built like the star athlete he obviously is, and undoubtedly popular, Sam outwardly represents everything Rory despises about high school. But as the fates keep throwing them together, a connection sparks that neither ever expected, and certainly couldn't ignore.

But Sam has issues too, and Rory's past won't just stay in the damned past. When friendship evolves into something deeper, can a girl utterly destroyed by the worst kind of betrayal and a boy battling demons of his own ever have a normal relationship? Is that even what they want? Find out in NORMAL, a gritty story of trust and abuse, heartbreak and salvation, and if they're lucky - love. This is not a flowery romance - not for the faint of heart.



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                                                                                       My Thoughts

Here’s another book cover that threw me—from the cover, I thought the story was going to be about something else. I really do have to stop judging books by their covers. Now with that said, I do want to say this was an awesome read. So don't let this cover fool you. Rory’s (Aurora) story is no sweet Chick-Lit. Rory, Sam and Cam's story is gritty, a little dark, beautifully heart-touching with a steamy hot romance. No, there's no triangle romance between these three. I felt like I had to include Cam with Rory and Sam, because his part in this story will touch and rip your heart to shreds. Danielle Pearl has written an amazing New Adult story with so many fantastic characters. I love that while the main characters Rory and Sam's romance is the main romance, there was also two more romances we get to see with Tuck and Carl (Carleigh) and Tina and Andrew.

Now why I say Rory's story is gritty; this is because of Robin (Robin is Rory's ex-boyfriend.) This guy takes someone beautiful like Rory and destroys ever bit of the beauty within her. But then you have a traffic guy like Sam who falls in love with Rory and still sees the beautiful strong girl she is and wants to help give back those beautiful pieces to Rory, to show her she’s stronger than her past.

Normal’s storyline is base around college football with all the gorgeous guys being on a college football team. So that right there was a huge plus for me. Because I love sports romance, especially when it's about hot football jocks. Gotta love those quarterbacks and yes, Sam is the sexy, gorgeous team QB and the team's captain.

Normal is a series, so I'm waiting anxiously for the second book with Rory and Sam to find out how their romance is going to survive the ex-boyfriend problem. Normal is one of those amazing books that will totally take you by surprise with its in-depth storyline and a beautiful, hot romance. I recommend Normal as a must, must read. 



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About the Author

Danielle Pearl lives in New Jersey with her husband and delicious little boys. She is a life long book enthusiast who has been writing ever since she could hold a pencil.

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