[PDF FREE] (Grace Grows) By Shelle Sumners

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Grace Grows Read & Download à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook She's wary of her fascinating father a renowned New York painter and she prefers her mother slightly drunkAlways organised always a planner Grace carries her life around in a handbag – that is until the responsibility challenged Tyler Wilkie shows up with his warm eyes a. I won this book from Goodreads Giveaways and found myself thoroughly enjoying it I started out intrigued by the style choices when reading from Grace s point of view She may have been 27 but she didn t curse didn t smoke didn t talk dirty was an all around innocent It made reading her character feel a lot like this book was a Young Adult novel rather than an Adult Romance In fact for the first uarter of the novel Grace annoyed the bejeezus out of me she was just too perfectly innocent It was unrealistic that she d made it to 27 from a mostly broken home living in NYC and was still so Gods Damned Innocent It s like she made it into the adult world but only by the skin of her teeth and her attitudes had never aged beyond her 16 year old selfHowever Grace Grows was an appropriate title for the novel As Grace s life pulls a 360 and falls apart and she actually starts to pull it apart so that she can make the changes in her life that she wants I began to like her and Angsty upset Grace was a much believable relatable and understandable character It makes her stubborn and cranky and unsure of herself and she becomes a procrastinator Maybe I liked Grace when shit was hitting the fan because her coping mechanisms remind me a lot of my own completely nonexistent She tries to run away every time she s cornered into doing something good for herself that s going to hurt She refuses to leave her chair She cries for no reason and with no prompting Sure it s dramatic but she s self conscious and hurting it was the way she coped with being forced to tear everything down to build it up that made me like her made me think of myself Don t real good books make you put yourself in the main character s shoesTyler the love interest is a sparkly perfect sexy new to the city dog walker that she meets on his first week in the city He s moved to New York to try to sell his music Slowly but surely he becomes a perfect rock star with stalker fans and false news all over the internet While perhaps he is too perfect and has too few flaws his and Grace s relationship is shown perfectly through Grace s eyes Her self consciousness comes out in thinking that he s sexually and socially over confident which of course just makes her think that she couldn t possibly be good enough for the magic rock star Even his perfectness lack of flaws can be attributed to seeing him through Grace s eyes You know those boys that just make you want to crawl into yourself when they re at their most confident because then you can t feel good enough not by a mile They may love the girl and they may never do anything to hurt her but she can t see past her own issues That s Tyler and GraceLooking for a good Beach Read This is perfect for that It s simply written but engaging and hilarious I found myself giggling uite a few times Romance novels are not always my cup of tea but this was a Romance and a Coming of Age all rolled into one It s sort of too bad that this doesn t come out until October because it really would be a perfect summer readI do see this book succeeding on the strength of the voice of Grace and the strength and uniue characters of the people she is surrounded by

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Grace Grows Read & Download à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Nd a smile that makes Grace drop things Worst of all he writes tender loving devastating songs – about herTyler reaches something in Grace something she needs but can't admit to Something she wants but won't succumb to Falling in love with him would ruin everything And y. I won this book as a giveaway through Goodreads First Reads I was really excited the synopsis sounded good and I really wanted to like it Unfortunately I can t say that I did like it It ended up boring me and I was in a rush for it to be over Grace Barnum is a practical somewhat dull textbook editor living in New York City with her dull practical fiance She hates her job doesn t know how to navigate her relationships with her famous artist father and tough as nails mom but she has a few loyal friends and life seems okay Until Tyler Wilkie shows up He s everything Grace isn t reckless wild and not afraid to take a chance Tyler s just arrived in NYC to pursue his music career and he uickly becomes Grace s best friend The only problem is Tyler has no ualms about openly admitting he s in love with Grace and Grace against her own wishes is starting to fall for him The main problem with the book was the poor uality of the writing Shelle Sumners tried to have a distinctive voice but it ended up feeling forced and gimmicky For example she had numerous sentences that weren t actually sentences but sentence fragments thrown willy nilly throughout the text She d be writing about a party and randomly write Jazz band And this sort of writing pervaded the novel To me it was very off putting The dialogue was stilted and the characters were constantly saying unnatural things that people don t really say It felt fake Sumners also had a tendency to be unnecessarily crude in a too much information kind of way She would have Grace the narrator say for no apparent reason that wearing a thong felt like flossing her butt GrossThe main characters were utterly annoying Grace spent most of her time correcting Tyler s grammar and over analyzing everything She was neurotic and not in a lovable way Tyler was brash and overwhelming and he didn t feel like a romantic lead I really liked Grace s dad and a few other supporting characters The book was just way too littered with Grace s mental rants and there were too many pages of song lyrics that Tyler wrote for Grace Yes Tyler was a musician but all the songs said the same thing so a couple of them would have been enough to get the point across Instead there were eight songs written out in full throughout the novel and it definitely slowed things down Paraphrasing a few would have been appropriate I wouldn t recommend Grace Grows It was a novel that couldn t decide if it was humorous chick lit or bed banging romance Sumner s attempts at humor fell flat and I didn t care enough about the characters to care about their romance

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Grace Grows Read & Download à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Like many young women Grace Barnum's life is a precarious mix of sensible choices and uncomfortable compromise She dutifully edits children's textbooks that she fears may be harmful than helpful She is engaged to a patent attorney with whom she has a reliable relationship. Originally reviewed here AngievilleI received a pitch for this book a few months back and dithered around on it a bit before deciding to give it a shot But I had to wait of course for the right moment And that moment came the other night after putting everyone to bed and coming off a rather unsatisfying read the night before It helped that I haven t really read any true chick lit for awhile What didn t help was the cover and the title Nope Not representative of the book at all as far as I m concerned So if you re put off by either don t leave yet Because I settled in with GRACE GROWS and did not surface again until I had finished it The thing is it made me laugh right off the bat In fact I d read a passage aloud to my husband before I was three chapters in a sure sign I m enjoying a book immensely If he has to hear a bit of it aloud as I am reading it then he knows I m in it for the long haul Turns out GRACE GROWS is so readable and engrossing that the long haul felt very short indeed That s not to say that it s without its problems On the contrary it has it s fair share But I haven t been able to get it out of my head since finishing So let s discuss the highs and lows and see where we wind up shall weGrace Barnum yes like the circus is comfortable She has a live in boyfriend she s been with for awhile now She has a job that keeps her busy and a pleasantly distant relationship with both of her parents who have been estranged ever since she was a little girl She has friends to go out with on the weekends and time to herself to sit in the Cloisters and recharge her batteries so to speak Everything s fine Really But then one morning on her way to work she meets a dog walker outside her building who changes everything Or wrecks everything It all depends on your point of view But one thing is for sure this sometime dog walker full time up and coming musical sensation has no intention of exiting Grace s life Which presents problems on several levels for peace and uiet loving Grace because she can t seem to let go of their friendship either And it s messing with her mojo seeing as Ty is as chaotic and charismatic and fun loving as Grace is steady and uiet and set in her ways But Tyler Wilkie is dead set on two things in his life getting famous and getting Grace Which presents a problem for her nice normal boyfriend who suddenly seems to be heading toward fiance territory And so time passes and the two of them circle and reach out to each other and drift away and come together again in a kind of excruciating cycle neither of them know how to break Until the strength of their connection forces them to act that is And then things get even complicatedLike I said I started laughing immediately and didn t stop Shelle Sumners has a wonderfully dry and lively wit and it sparkled in Grace s interactions with Tyler with her friends and co workers and with her inexplicable parents I cared for her right away In fact I cared about every single character in this book They are each of them delineated carefully and thoughtfully and while the bulk of my emotions were tied up in Grace and Ty s relationship I was attached to each of the secondary characters as well Which is why the whole messy beautiful thing meant so much to me I think And why it was so clenchingly painful when the course of true love did not run smooth And let me tell you it really really doesn t I can understand why some reviewers want to kick Grace to the curb about two thirds of the way through She brings the pain this girl does She s been the recipient of her fair share of it as well and for that and her parents dysfunction I cut her some slack But that doesn t mean it isn t difficult to watch her sabotage Tyler s happiness and her own of course in such desperate ways And since Tyler is about as adorable as a basket of puppies it s well it s hard to watch But the dream of them is so compelling I did I watched it right through to the very endI reached up and tapped him on the shoulder He turnedHi I saidHey he said It s youHe gave me that radiant smile and the gawk factor inexplicably transferred from him to me Suddenly he was grace and I wasn tYou re shorter than this morning he saidOh yes My face was getting warm Annoying I had on those tall shoesYeah they were pointyYes I was trying to well I don t usually dress like thatHe nodded It looked hot but painfulThis their second meeting is an incredibly simple passage I know But it really does give you a feel for Ty s easy charm and Grace s awkward honesty when she s around him There s no denying their chemistry This is one of those protracted relationships It develops over years And nothing but nothing resolves when you want it to Honestly I did come to tire of the never ending passing like ships in the night Similarly I wish the plot point that finally forces them to act was not what it was It took away from the payoff for me I wish Grace had found the courage to take control of what lay between them without it and I wish we d been allowed to spend a little time with Grace and Tyler before their fragile little entity was overwhelmed by life and the conseuences of the long string of decisions both bad and good that brought them where they are That said I really cared you guys I really cared It hurt reading this book It hurt and tickled and irritated and delighted Recommended for fans of Liza Palmer and Kate Saunders


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    Read Grace Grows Free read Æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ñ Shelle Sumners Shelle Sumners ñ 4 Summary I started reading this book thinking that it would be a light fun read but I was only half right This book was a fun one but it had a lot depth than I thought when I first set out reading the first few sections I read the last 23rd

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  • Grace Grows
  • Shelle Sumners
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  • 13 September 2019
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