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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Book Review: Where Life Takes You by Claudia Y. Burgoa

Where Life Takes You (Life #1) by Claudia Y. Burgoa
Genre: New Adult (Contemporary Romance)
Date Published: July 31, 2013
Publisher: Self

Becca Trent lived her childhood next to a cruel woman — her mom —who lived to torment and neglect her. During her high school years, her mother married; bringing home not only a new husband, but a step sister her same age. The latter took over her Mom's role — making Becca's life miserable. Including stealing Ian — Becca's best friend and boyfriend — Lisa treated her worse than her mother had for the previous fifteen years. A couple years later, thing ended up in tragedy. 

Becca buried that part of her life in the deep corners of her psyche, caught between sanity and nightmares. Between therapy, work and her constantly looming past she can't seem to find room to breathe. The memories of her late step-sister, Lisa, are her closest company. 

Her best friend, Dan gives her that family love she always lacked. Everything was close to perfect, until everything and everyone from her past came back. Now she's trying to figure out how to survive and keep that bond which seems now to be held together by a thread.

Where Life Takes You is the first book in the Life series by Claudia Y Burgoa. This was a very emotional book that was down right painful to read in areas. Becca has had a life no one should have to endure. Because of this she doesn't think she is capable of being loved. Her self esteem and self worth is non-existant. Dan is her Knight. I liked him right away. I don't understand Ian at all. Nor do I want to. How did he become that person? I think he'd need his own book to explain it, and I have no interest in knowing anything more about him. Ian and Lisa are horrible human beings. Rough pasts or not, you can always rise above yourself. They didn't. Becca's immediate family as a whole is horrible. Through everything there are people who love Becca deeply(whether she sees it or not), and that added beauty to this story. It shows you that there is always hope, and I think that this book would be beneficial to someone who has been in her situation.

Where Life Takes You by Claudia Y. Burgoa was kindly provided to me by Xpresso Book tours for review. The opinions are my own.

Check out my reviews of a couple other books by Claudia Y. Burgoa!

Claudia lives in Colorado with her family and three dogs. Two beagles who believe they are human, and a bichon who thinks she’s a beagle. While managing life, she works as a CFO at a small IT Company. She’s a dreamer who enjoys music, laughter and a good story.

To learn more about Claudia Y. Burgoa and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on GoodreadsFacebook, and Twitter.

1 comment :

  1. Thank you for the review of the Life series, I'm glad you liked it!


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