Book Review: Bittersweet Junction

Bittersweet Junction by Ivy Sinclair: Best friends once, lovers never, yet an attraction that can’t be ignored.

Five years ago, Julia Bell walked away from her life the moment her high school diploma was in her hand. She left her family and friends behind to start over and escape the chokehold of small town life in Benton Hill. But an urgent call from her little sister brings Julia back to her hometown wholly unprepared for what awaits her.

Ben Miller was always the nice guy. Just before high school graduation, he stepped out of that role hoping to capture the heart of the woman he loved. Instead, in quick succession he lost the girl, and the future he worked so hard to achieve.

Even though Julia and Ben are drawn to each other, echoes of the past block them at every turn. Secrets are exposed, and reality needs to be dealt with if they can ever hope to move past the bittersweet junction that ripped them apart.

File Size: 381 KB
Print Length: 326 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1490996524
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Leeds Lake Publishing (July 10, 2013)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English
Text-to-Speech: Enabled
X-Ray: Not Enabled
Lending: Enabled

My thoughts: Tricked into returning home after a five year hiatus, Julia learns that her baby sister is not only having a baby, but that little sis is marrying Julia’s ex, who happens to be the baby daddy. Phew! A lot happens in the opening of this book, and emotions definitely run high!

Centered in a small town, I was able to relate to the “everyone knows your business” attitude. This is not your ordinary love triangle…in fact, it’s not a love triangle at all. The emotional dynamic of the relationships creates tension throughout the book, and I found myself pulling for the renewal and revival of relationships not only between Julia and her love, but also between her sister, and the friendships she had let slip through her fingers.

This book deals with so much more than just the budding love affair, but involves many different facets of love, and how relationships with friends and family are all intertwined, and decisions made regarding on path, affect all the others.

Lori L. Clark

She Reads New Adult Admin: Lori L. Clark

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