Hi! If anyone reads this blog, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for allotting time just to read this. I know I have alot of things to improve but I am trying my best to bring you my honest review. I hope you like this and maybe you can check out the book. So without further ado, let’s get on to the review.
Synopsis: When New Jersey-based sports radio producer Carla D’Agostino receives a save-the-date for her ten-year high school reunion, she is thrown into a tailspin. She is miserably single, living at home with her old-school Italian-American family, and miles away from her dream job as a sports talk radio host. She voices her discontent to her closest friends, the stunning Andrea, cheerful Katie, and playboy Dante, and they encourage Carla to stand up and fight for the life she wants.
Inspired by their words, Carla sets her plans in motion. She enlists the help of a personal trainer, tapes a sports commentary demo with Dante for her unconventional WSPS boss Dan, and gets back into the dating game for the first time since her heart was broken by her first love. But the universe has different ideas for Carla than she has for herself, and she suffers setback after setback:
Dan gives the afternoon host position to a Los Angeles import, and, worse yet, offers Dante a gig, which he accepts, much to Carla’s hurt and dismay. More determined than ever, Carla continues to throw herself at life with gusto, and a series of surprises, both good and bad, lead her straight into the arms of a love that never really left.
First of, I’d like to start this review by thanking Ryan Hickey (hip_nj on instagram ) for giving me this opportunity to read and discover an amazing book. I also like to thank Lisa Marie Latino, the author, for bringing Carla and Dante to life.
So the title of the book is TEN YEARS LATER and basically it is about a woman named Carla and she received an invitation for their ten-year highschool reunion and she is worried because she hasn’t changed a bit. She has no boyfriend, no kids, she is still living at her parent’s house, she doesn’t have her dream job and living a miserable single life. So as the reunion is a year ahead, she set goals to be the person she can be proud of and a person she dreamed she would become.
I know this is not really my cup of tea since I read mostly stories whose character’s age brackets are from twelve years old to at least twenty years old. This is quite new to me but regardless of the age bracket or the setting , I really enjoyed the story itself.
I like the narration of the story. I like how the author explained what’s the character’s dilemma. I like how the story itself has been an easy read for me. I mean I can easily dive into the story and picture out what the character is experiencing. I like how it makes me read more and more without wanting to stop. I like how the story consumes me. I like how the author made me feel every emotion that the main character is feeling. Like literally, when the character is mad, I can hear my voice inside my head raising up its tone. I can feel the rage. And it is very good. The author is indeed an effective writer.
I can also relate to the main character, Carla D’Agostino. I love how the author built up her character. She has this dilemma that says “I can do better than that” which pretty sums up life too. She has this capability to do all the things she dreamed of and yet, somebody hinders her from achieving it. I also like how the author describe her as a woman with full of passion. And I do love her friends.
This is another story that tells us that “EVERYTHING TAKES TIME” and “THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE IS YET TO COME”.
And with that said, once again, I’d like to extend my gratitude to the author for making this wonderful book. I totally recommend it to all readers out their and I would rate this as 4 stars out of 5 stars