Monday, November 18, 2013

The Theory of Opposites
by Allison Winn Scotch

Publisher: Camellia
Pages: 306
Format: ARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  What happens when you think you have it all, and then suddenly it’s taken away?

Willa Chandler-Golden's father changed the world with his self-help bestseller, Is It Really Your Choice? Why Your Entire Life May Be Out of Your Control. Millions of devoted fans now find solace in his notion that everything happens for a reason. Though Willa isn’t entirely convinced of her father’s theories, she readily admits that the universe has delivered her a solid life: a reliable husband, a fast-paced career. Sure there are hiccups – negative pregnancy tests, embattled siblings - but this is what the universe has brought, and life, if she doesn’t think about it too much, is wonderful.

Then her (evidently not-so-reliable) husband proposes this: A two-month break. Two months to see if they can't live their lives without each other. And before Willa can sort out destiny and fate and what it all means, she’s axed from her job, her 12 year-old nephew Nicky moves in, her ex-boyfriend finds her on Facebook, and her best friend Vanessa lands a gig writing for Dare You!, the hottest new reality TV show. And then Vanessa lures Willa into dares of her own - dares that run counter to her father’s theories of fate, dares that might change everything…but only if Willa is brave enough to stop listening to the universe and instead aim for the stars.


Kritters Thoughts:  Surprisingly, this is my first book by Allison Winn Scotch, although I own them all, I hadn't read any.  The synopsis drew me in and I was excited to read about a character that was living in the shadow of a parent and the accomplishments they had.

Willa was a likeable character and I appreciated that she was having relationship issues, but she wasn't completely whiny about them.  I also loved that even a character at this age (close to mine) showed that you can change who you are no matter where you are in life.  It took family and friends around her, but Willa through some ups and downs found where she wanted her life to go and who she wanted on the "trip" with her! 

I enjoyed this book, but it didn't completely wow me.  I thought it was a great read, I read it in one day.  I am still interested in reading some of her other books, so we will see how I feel about her after I read some of her others. 

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Get RED PR.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.


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