Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Release: December 11, 2014
Charlotte and Nathan were supposed to be forever. They grew up together. Their families were intertwined. Charlotte was Nathan's first love. Nathan was Charlotte's first everything.
Until they weren't.
How do you hold on to the person you know in your heart you are supposed to be with when everything and everyone in the universe is telling you it's over?
How many times does a heart break?
When is enough…..enough?
How long is forever?
I'm a HUGE Jen Fredrick fan, so I jumped at the chance to be a part of this blog tour. I've read all of the Woodland Series books and recommend them to all my friend, and The Charlotte Chronicles is another must read, especially for fans of the Woodland Series.
I don't even know where to begin with this review... I enjoyed every word I read. It was fun getting a look into the grown up lives of Noah, Grace, Bo and AnnMarie, to see their careers and families grow. Those four always had a tight bound so it was inevitable that their children would as well. You don't necessarily need to read their stories to understand The Charlotte Chronicles, but if I were you, I definitely would.
The Charlotte Chronicles starts off with Charlotte, Nate and Nick as teenagers. Charlotte is battling cancer and the boys, who would do anything to love and protect her, are besides themselves and they each step up for her in their own ways. This is when the love between Charlotte and Nate really blooms. As the story goes on there are the ever present high school mean girls, letters that go unanswered and things get tense as time goes by. The first part of the book does a great job of showcasing the depth of their feelings, but it really gets going when about 9 years go by and Nate realizes he has been a dumbass.
I really can't say enough about this book, but I don't want to say too much right now. I'm not big on spoilers in reviews, but I will say this... The Charlotte Chronicles brings out all the feels. The excitement of first love, the ache from your first heartbreak, the hesitance and longing when that spark makes a reappearance and a dash of fear from the unknown of how fragile life can be.
From beginning to end, from the main characters to the supporting characters, I loved it all. The Charlotte Chronicles is a story that you can't read fast enough, but don't want to end. I can't wait to read the future stories from the rest of the crew!
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Jen Frederick lives with her husband, child, and one rambunctious dog. She's been reading stories all her life but never imagined writing one of her own. Jen loves to hear from readers so drop her a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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But when I close my eyes, I can see him—and me. I can see me pressed up against the mirror in the bathroom, my hands making starfish prints as I brace myself against his thrusts. I can hear his harsh breathing, his commands to come, come now, Charlotte. There was that passage of time that felt endless when he was between my legs, licking me softly and leisurely as if there wasn't anything in this world that gave him more pleasure than helping me find my own. I touch myself, but it's useless. My body wants one thing: Nathan Jackson.
I'm on fire and the ache of want is so acute it's like a knife in my chest. I've had multiple surgeries, chemo treatments, radiation but that's nothing compared to what I feel now.
Time and distance had dulled my pain and that my desire and love for Nathan had actually started to ease only to be stoked into high, hot flames by his reappearance in my life.
He is the poison and the antidote.