Thursday, June 19, 2014

REVIEW: Sick Day by Morgan Parker


Hope and Cameron made a five-year promise before college. Years pass and they never see each other again. But then one month before his planned wedding to Riley, Cameron looks outside and sees Hope in the pouring rain, watching him.

Now, three years later, Cam has one day – a sick day on this last Friday of summer – to convince the one woman whose very existence breaths life into his lungs, that sometimes love like theirs actually does exist, and it’s that kind of love that lives forever, no matter how hard you fight to forget about it and 
move on.

From the author of non friction and Hope, Sick Day follows one man’s day-long attempt to persuade the love of his life that sometimes it’s okay to break promises if it means keeping the ones that count.


by Amy

Was asked to give an honest review. 

So honestly I struggled with this to begin with I just couldn't get sucked into it.

But I kept in going through it and my god it was good. 

The story bounces from present, to past throughout. It's about Hope and Cameron who are high school sweethearts. 

Although they lose contact when they go off to college. Cam marries Riley who he meets in college and Hope is with an older guy called Matt. 

However Hope chases Cam to try and find out what happened to them. Why did their relationship not last etc....

Well as soon as they see each other sparks fly as if they have never been separated, their love for one and another sparking and internal fire that would never be put out. 

Though don't be fooled this doesn't exactly go the way they hoped and once again one of them is running for the hills. 

Throughout the story you are going back and forth through present and past looking into Hope and Cam's relationship on how they got started, why it finished, started again. 

It is a proper whirlwind of what is happening. It does take some time getting used to it. I had to put the book down for a couple of minuets to just take a breath but then I was happy to start again. 

You are sucked in to the drama that the characters are going through and it's typical this is what actually happens in relationships. It's not always plain sailing and it was refreshing to see being told. 

As the story unfolds you get to understand what is happening and your heat starts to build with the will they/ won't they get together FINALLY. 

At one point Gordo which is one of Cam's friends smacks Cam in the face and personally I was like YES!!!! I totally wanted to do that. 

All I can say to you is give this book a go, I enjoyed it and hope you do too. Was something different to what I usually read and was really welcoming to read more work by the author. 

Congrats Morgan on a brill story I look forward to reading more work from you. 


Morgan Parker is the pen name for a shy and introverted banker. He currently divides his time between Toronto, Canada and his imagination. When he isn’t writing or working with clients or relaxing at Balzac’s with a medium non-fat cappuccino, Morgan Parker enjoys spending time with his family. And sleeping, preferably on a bed (the left side) but depending on the day, he can pretty much curl up anywhere. No, he is not currently accepting applications for cuddling partners.

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