Wednesday, July 17, 2013

More Than You Know by Alexandria Rhodes

Title: More Than You Know
Author:  Alexandria Rhodes
Genre: New Adult Romance
Publication Date:  May 14, 2013
Event organized by: Literati Author Services


After surviving a devastating car accident that took her father's life, Bryn Woods feels like she has nothing left in her hometown of Savannah, GA. Along with losing her father, her boyfriend, Tyler, unexpectedly leaves town the same time of the accident. Feeling alone, broken and confused, Bryn leaves Savannah for college in New York City to escape her heartbreak.

Four years later, Bryn returns to Savannah to live in her childhood home. Slowly, she begins to let the people of her past back into her life. She lets the protective walls she's built to protect herself crash down around her. As she begins to find love again with Tyler, secrets start to unravel themselves about his past. Tyler has secrets of his own. Secrets connected to the death of Bryn's father. Secrets Tyler didn't even know he kept.

I LOVED Alexandria Rhodes More Than You Know, though parts of the book seemed predictable Ms. Rhodes was able to captivate an audience with her style and character development. Bryn, the main narrator takes you on the journey of her life, filled with many trials and tribulations each heartbreak becomes your own. I give her credit because some things shes able to forgive i don't know if i have the HEART to do just that. Bryn makes you look at yourself and ask the question "can i be that unselfish?" 
Learning about Oliva, Ash, Tyler, Cass, Maria and others thought out the story makes it like they are real and their stories become the story of your friends and family.
In hindsight i expected some small stories to become more meaningful, or find what links them to the development of both main characters that was never established.

I love that the story ends where it ends, its a standalone book that if Rhodes so feels can continue into a series. Throughout the book Rhodes gives an insight on Tyler's POV which is nice to know what goes through his head in certain situations.

I have a love hate relationship with Tyler and Cass, i feel what they did was unforgiveable and finding out why they did what they did wasnt worth the effect their actions caused. Im not a fan on how quickly Bry picks up that situation because it doesn't seem authentic. But times like this i have to remember why Bryn is the person she is, and the experiences she has ive never experience.

Overall, i loved this book and excited to see what Rhodes has to offer the bookworm world.

I give More Than You Know by Alexandria Rhodes


Alexandria Rhodes is a first time novelist from the good old state of Ohio. She is a recent college graduate with a degree in English and Creative Writing. Alexandria has always known she needed to write and has been doing so ever since she bought a typewriter at a garage sale when she was nine. With hundreds of pages of plot ideas, scripts and character descriptions, it is no surprise that she finally came around to writing a book.
Alexandria enjoys reading, writing, reviewing, spending time with family, tweeting (a little too much) and traveling, especially to Savannah, GA and New York City.  Her writing is heavily influenced by her surroundings and the people in her life. She hopes that her stories will touch the hearts of her readers.

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Signed paperback of More Than You Know and bookmarks (US ONLY)
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