Crash and Burn

by Michele Callahan

 

There were elements of this story that I really enjoyed but there were also other aspects that I didn’t and that meant that getting to the end was a major achievement, I don’t like not being able or willing to see something through and stopping half way through is a copout but I was really struggling to find something to hold my attention for much of the story and on a couple of occasions I was ready to throw in the towel.

Chance and Erin were both likeable enough characters and I liked the synopsis that following the death of his mother, Chance and his brothers were each given letters that they had written to her as children. Reminders so to speak of the exuberance of youth, the dreams that they had for themselves, that through her passing she was able to almost rekindle the dream they each had for themselves. After all it is all too often that we forgo things that we as children hold dear and all too often we let the opportunity to develop a talent pass us by.

Chance engaged Erin to teach him how to play the guitar, a talent musician on the brink of making her mark, it was almost as if they were wrong time, wrong place. After all, if her career took off, they wouldn’t even be in the same city but what do you do when everything tells you that starting something is all wrong but your heart screaming at you to just take a leap of faith?

I liked the reflective tones that the story used but my main gripe was the speed. The whole thing just took off to quickly, it was galloping along and I somehow felt left behind in its wake.

I would have liked a little more time to digest the characters, to get to know them a little better and to give them a chance to show me how they wanted to get to their happy ever after, it all seemed a little too speedy.

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