Fixing Sydney

Diane Zparkki
Fixing Sydney
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Publisher
Diane zparkki
Release Date
July 2016
ISBN
1534816208
Genre
Contemporary Romance, MC Romance, Romantic Suspense/Mystery, Young Adult Romance

SUMMARY
Sydney Sommer's world fell apart after senior prom. Since then, her life had become a constant loop of unfortunate scenarios that kept her in constant fear of what might be lurking around the next corner. Her trust in others was at a standstill. Even those who were closest to her were held at a distance.
After serving active duty overseas, Jaxon Triggs moved away from his hometown, hoping the change in scenery would help him build a new future for himself. What he wasn't expecting was to fall for a girl who was broken.
From the first moment Jaxon laid eyes on Sydney, he was curious. He became determined to do everything he could to break through the armor Sydney held around her so securely. His instinct to protect her and keep her safe kicked in as the dangers she encountered became more personal.
With dread always looming close by and secrets discovered, would Sydney be able to handle the new changes in her life yet heal at the same time?

Book Review by Gabrielle Sally (author,reviewer)
Jun 01, 2018   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
11 people found the following review helpful
Diane Zparkki's FIXING SYDNEY was a bit of an emotional rollercoaster for me and one that I don't regret because it was a fabulous read. Chapter 1 opens with Sydney reminiscing about her life. We know that it's been three years since her high school prom and something serious happened that caused her to have a meltdown and she's been fighting to return to herself ever since (at a turtle's pace). From there, we learn of her life growing up with a widowed mother and how much she was loved and wanted for nothing.

So, let's get to it.

Likes: Ms. Zparkki does an amazing job world building as she introduces us to the different characters that will make up this trilogy from both Sydney's and Jaxon's points of view. Some of the analogies had me snorting in response. One that has stayed with me was Sydney describing her mom as "calm as a Hindu cow". It's perfect. I also liked the use of music in the story. Especially at the wedding. I could picture the emotions going through Sydney when "Making Memories of Us" was played by the DJ. Jaxon is marvelous as the male lead and I really liked his inner thoughts as he came to grips with "giving [himself] permission to have a fresh start". Oh, and I loved how he was instantly gobsmacked by Sydney.

Dislikes: And many will disagree given the number of characters in this story, which were developed incredibly well, but I did find it a bit too long. Granted, it could be my attention span. I'm getting old, okay, I'm already there.

FIXING SYDNEY is book one in the Branson's Kind of Love Trilogy and fits well in the New Adult and mature Young Adult romance categories.
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