Book Title: JOHNNY – A New-Adult Novel
Release Date: Nov 14, 2014
Length: 268 pagesSYNOPSIS :
Life can change. So quickly, so suddenly. One day you’re driving down the freeway, your face lit up by yellow sodium lamps, music blaring through the radio, and you’re singing, and the guy next to you is singing, and he turns to look at you, just for a second, a moment, that final smile lasting forever in your mind afterwards—
And then you’re upside down, and there are screams and moans, a shattered windshield, spinning wheels, the glug-glug-glug of falling gas, and the man you love is next you.
And he’s not moving.
Cat Ramsey has the perfect life—a home in the suburbs, a loving family, the sexiest guy in school living next door.
And then it all changes: Her father’s drinking shifts from the occasional beer…into a dangerous dependency.
He becomes loud.
He becomes angry.
He becomes violent.
Her world is turned upside down.
She turns to Johnny…
The subject matter in this book is OF AN ADULT NATURE.
* Not suitable for readers under 17 years of age due to explicit sexual content. *
Coming of Age
New Adult Romance
Mature Young Adult Romance
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About the Author:
Rachel Dunning hit the scene in August 2013 and, fifteen months later, has published nearly a million words of romantic fiction.
A prolific writer, she sticks to stories where Alpha Males aren’t pricks and where women have guts.
She’s lived on two different continents (Africa being one of them), speaks three different languages, and met the love of her life on the internet. In other words, romance is in her blood.AUTHOR’S LINKS : Facebook / Twitter / Website / Goodreads
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My Rating : 5/5 Stars
I practically devoured this book in one setting. It was light yet heartwarming. It didn’t take long for me to connect with the story and the two main characters.
Explore and experience Catherine Ramsey a.k.a. Cat’s life… Starting at a tender age of six, growing up in a middle class family on a gated suburban community, with her typical All-American father.
Where her story began the day she met her new neighbour, Johnny….
And that boy became her best friend… and more.
It’s funny when a child notices every small things about her father or her parents yet in her eyes everything was perfect. But then the child grew up and see them for what they really are. In Cat’s case, her father’s drinking problem that turned her father into this loud, angry and violent person. When suddenly her world was not as perfect as she thought it was after all and wondered what went wrong…. And as she turns to her very best friend, Johnny.
I don’t want to say more, but I thought this was a beautifully written coming of age, new adult story. There are no over the top drama but a precise yet carefully constructed heart wrenching reality. Written in a way that I could easily relate to Cat’s feelings, her actions and reactions.
It’s about growing up….
And part of growing up is falling in love, your first kiss and heartache.
I love how Cat and Johnny’s friendship evolved into something more… something lasting and special.
Johnny is such a dream. He is the perfect best friend, boy friend and lover. I would have loved to read his point of view.
It was heartwarming, sweet, romantic and hot. My only complain here is that it ended too soon! I want more!!! I can’t wait to read more of their story.
I would definitely recommend.
This is not for young adults though but for MATURE young adult and older.