Title : Harkham’s Choice
Author : Chanse Lowell
Series : Harkham’s, #2
Rating : 4 Stars
Blurb : Adam Latham knows one thing, and one thing only—he simply has to have Marissa Cole as his own. Not as his school mate, or his girlfriend who lives in his family’s house with him. Her. He needs her to be his wife, and he’ll find a way to make that happen, whether or not his medical condition as Harkham’s unresolved case has improved. His overwhelming need for Mari’s touch continues unabated. Even as her life grows more complicated—dealing with her father’s issues in another state—Adam becomes more determined that they’ll have a life together after they graduate high school in a few short months. What will he do when he finds out exactly what past abuse Mari’s suffered? How will he handle it when she falls apart in front of his very eyes? He can only hope to contain the numbers that try to consume him and the violet anxiety attacks that follow, on his own. How will he deal with his unsupportive family members that rally against his relationship with this damaged girl? Is Dr. Harkham the answer to his questions? Only Adam knows what it means to live with an undefined disability. Until he finds the key that unlocks the secrets to his past mysteries, will he be able to move on and live a full and happy life with his Mari.
Review : I would like to give an complete review on the Harkham’s serie by Chanse Lowell – meaning all 3 Books at one time – as I feel that the storyline should not be seen seperatly but as one whole “Thing”. Harkham’s Case started out with a quite unique storyline – unlike any I have read before. And with unique I do not mean the Highschool – Boy meets Girl – story. Which I am sure you will agree with me is not very unique after all.
No I am talking about Adam
The Blurb tells you all about the story you need to know. Basically it already tells you everything. I agree that there are some hidden twists and turns that will keep you interested along the books, but basically there will be no “wow” effects that will “shatter” your world, even if the revelations you will face are huge. Maybe that is because the revelations are too huge. At least thats what it felt for me. While “Harkham’s Case” starts slowly evolving around the “getting to know” of the leads, “Harkham’s Choice” already drifts away a little. There are twists and turns that will keep your head spinning and “Harkham’s Corner” finally drops you in a storyline that will let you easyly relate to Adam himself. You really feel kind of confused about it all and people appear and disappear in such a fast rate that you have a hard time following. In the middle of the second book I was unsure if was going to finish the series as I felt the storyline slipping away with every page. But it was Adam bringing me back in focus. His character is so unique that he made me smile through all 3 Books. There is this way of how he sees the world that, if your are beeing honest with yourself, you can only admire. I found myself thinking on more than one occasion that anybody could be that flat honest with everything. It may be embaressing at many occcasions but it is somehow very liberating, so when you read the book, just think about this for a moment.
As I said the Blurb basically gives away most of the story – so any addition from my side would only take away from the few twists and turns – so I will not go into anymore details. It is a shame that the storyline went of trail to the end. No missunerstandings please – it all makes sense and everything works out as it is written, but it simply feels to me that it is to much. If you just take Adam, I belive his intriguing personality could have “done” it even better with a little less of the drama around him because even for a standard “normal” person all that drama would have been by far to much. I am aware of the “origins” of the story and I must say – If I had not read by accident about the origins – I would have NEVER noticed them.- Chapeau!! taking my hat off to Chanse Lowell for creating Adam –
Cliffhanger : (KLICK to find out) !!!
HEA? : Series still continues

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