|In the Pursuit of Charity|
|March 1st 2018|
|He expected her to recognize him.
He expected her to be seduced by his charms.
He expected her to fall for him.
Expectations are a funny thing …When his parents named him Herbert Lincoln James, they already had expectations that Linc would attend an ivy league university and go into politics. Linc didn’t. As captain of his swim team, he was expected to win the big relay to carry his swim team to the state championship for the first time in decades. Linc didn’t. Society expected him to walk past her. He couldn’t.
She expected him to see through her.
Intrigued by the Blurb I choose to read an ARC of In the Pursuit of Charity by the new to me author Alexandria Sure. The book is a rather short one that I read in one session. Her writing style and character development is very different from what I usually read so it took me a little longer to get into the story and its characters. The plot flows at a slower but very steady pace which accentuates the characters very well I felt after I allowed myself to “get into” it.
And let me also inform you that either this is a series or the ending might not be what you expect. I at least was surprised by it so I am kind of expecting there to be at least a second book. This book is not a loud full-blown romance novel – it is quieter – the characters deal with a lot of stuff that the author took right out of the real life and that is also what it feels like when you follow the developing relations in the story.
But do not expect it to be predictable because of that – because it is not. This is a story about social standards and expectations and what happens when you either suddenly do not follow them anymore – or when you were never within them to begin with.
The story’s I usually read are louder and faster so this is indeed an unusual one but that does not take away anything from the message of the book. I would like to hear what happens next to the characters – but I have to admit that I would not mind if the author would allow a little faster pace without losing sight of the characters needs.