Monday, May 12, 2014

NEW RELEASE: Something Like Normal by Monica James *REVIEW*


Mia Lee has a secret… 

A secret she’s kept hidden since she was eight years old, however, Mia will no longer allow that secret to define her. 

An irrevocable decision has left Mia Lee a fugitive and on the run—a circumstance that should leave her weak and scared, yet Mia has never felt so alive.

Under the pseudonym of Paige Cassidy, Mia is ready to live the life she’s never had, and she’s determined not to allow her tainted past dictate her promising future. 

Paige is on a Greyhound bus heading from L.A. to South Boston, Virginia, to start a new life. A life that includes finding her mother, who abandoned her at age three. But what she finds, is four people, who will change her life forever.

Yet no one can outrun their past…

Especially one filled with bitter memories, which refuse to remain hidden.



Monica James is Amazon's bestselling author of I Surrender and Surrender to Me. Surrender to Me has been on Amazon’s best sellers list UK and USA. 

Monica James spent her youth devouring the works of Anne Rice, William Shakespeare and Emily Dickinson. Listening to the likes of Elvis to Fiona Apple and everything in between has been her inspirational tool to write. Her varied musical and literary tastes have shaped her into the writer she has become. Monica partook in extra Literature and Writing studies in High School. She studied a Bachelor of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at La Trobe University Victoria, Australia, majoring in Philosophy and Cinema Studies for three years. When she is not writing she is running her own business, but always finds a balance between the two. Monica enjoys reading honest, heartfelt and turbulent stories that leave an imprint on her. She put pen to paper because she wanted to write a book that she would want to read. She draws inspiration from her surroundings, hopeful others enjoy reading about the world as she sees it.

Twitter: @monicajames81

"A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for an honest review." 

Wow, where to start?

What an amazing book the story is so raw and emotionally completely gripping you from the start.

You feel the pain Mia goes through thinking to yourself how could any parent really do that to you?

She then gets away and meets 4 wonderful people who she slowly lets her guard down too and believes them to be her family.

Just as things are turning out great and you can see the HEA, fate throws a curve ball and Mia is fighting for her life again.

Your heart breaks for her as you feel your their living this time with her. You want to hug her and tell Her everything is ok we've got your back.

The story is fantastic I've read it in one sitting I just couldn't put it down I was so captivated.  Congrats on this book it's so amazing, I look forward to the next one my heart stopped where this story ended I really want to know what happens
Reviewed by: Amy