Book Review: Something Good by Darlene Deluca

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Book Description

A mistake. A blessing. A tragedy.
And now, Mandi Evans has made it her goal to fade into anonymity. Once a straight-A student with her choice of colleges, she’s withdrawn into a life that consists of two jobs, an online class, and memories. Crippled by the past, she feels unworthy of a better life – until Lane Whitmore walks into the diner where she works six nights a week.An urban planner, Lane is looking to revitalize the rundown part of town where Mandi’s hidden herself away. He can’t help but notice this diamond in the rough as well, and what starts as simple good times grows to . . . something more.With Lane, Mandi feels alive again, and she makes a bold decision – one that could chart her course on a path to redemption. But will keeping her plan a secret from Lane turn out to be the biggest mistake of all?

 

Book Review:

Letting your childhood mistakes define you, that is what Mandi has done with her life. She let her guilt define who and what she is today.   A lonely woman living in a trailer park working two jobs to make ends meet.   Mandi was once a straight A student with her pick of ivy league colleges. What happened to her, that’s what Lane Whitmore said to himself when he stopped into the diner where Mandi works.  Lane an Urban planner was in town to spruce up the town, but what truly needed sprucing up was this intriguing waitress pouring him his coffee.

Deluca wrote an interesting story. Think back when you were a kid how many mistakes did you make.  That is part of learning right, but some mistakes don’t just go away. They stay with you forever.  This is sure a lessons learned story. I loved it especially Lane riding in on his white horse to save the day.  Ok maybe a BMW but still, he helped Mandi see her way back and out of her shell.  Sometimes you need just that little shove, and a little romance could never hurt either.

I definitely recommend, the characters are complex, you want to know about them and follow their story. It was heartfelt and fast paced from the beginning.

5 Stars

Tori

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