That Thing Between Eli & Gwen by J.J. McAvoy
Publication Date: April 21, 2016
: Romance, Contemporary, New Adult
Eli Davenport thinks he’s found the perfect woman to be his wife. She’s a doctor, like he is. She’s brilliant, like he is. And she’s wealthy, like he is. Guinevere ‘Gwen’ Poe thinks her fiance is the perfect man. He’s handsome, successful and he was her first… But when Eli’s bride runs off with Gwen’s fiance on his wedding day, they are left to pick up the broken pieces of each other…
Title: That Thing Between Eli & Gwen
Author: J.J. McAvoy
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series or Standalone: Standalone
Right from the moment I opened the story, I found that it was a unique story. One that in my reading travels, I have to admit, I haven’t read a lot of. I’m sure they exist out there in the book world, but up until now I can’t say I’ve read anything quite like it.
What I found the more I read was that not only was it unique, but it was incredibly enjoyable.
You hear stories all the time of runaway brides and grooms, but what do you do when your fiancé runs away with the bride to be of another? Well, for Eli and Gwen, you go from being enemies due to the circumstances and the pain that comes from the situation, to two people commiserating, straight into friendship and tripping into love.
With limited drama, but a few well-placed speed bumps along the way, just the way one would expect in any type of relationship, the story of these two unlikely people coming together and finding in one another what they’d only assumed to have had with the ones that came before, was nothing short of extraordinary.
It had humor, emotion, heart and most of all, growth from both characters. Which for this reader is a combination that works. I look forward to reading more from this author in the future as so far, every book that I’ve read from her brings something different and new to the table and I’m intrigued where she plans on taking her readers next.
My thanks to the author and all others involved in letting me read an ARC of this before official release. The journey between Eli and Gwen definitely one that I’m glad I was a part of.
About J.J. McAvoy
My name is JJ and I’m a student currently living in Ottawa. I wrote Ruthless People in the summer of 2013 in hopes of giving myself a new type of love and crime drama. I never would have imagined that so many of you would enjoy it as well! I truly feel blessed to have fans like you all. Writing is my true love and having you all love my words is a dream come true.