#ReleaseDay ~ Who We Were by Lindsay Detwiler ~ #4StarReview #Giveaway #Teaser @LindsayDetwiler @hottreepubs

Posted February 25, 2017 by Cyndi Becker in 2017, 4 stars, Blog Tour, Contemporary Romance, Cyndi, Giveaway, New Adult, New Release, Our Review / 0 Comments

#ReleaseDay ~ Who We Were by Lindsay Detwiler ~ #4StarReview #Giveaway #Teaser @LindsayDetwiler @hottreepubs

#ReleaseDay ~ Who We Were by Lindsay Detwiler ~ #4StarReview #Giveaway #Teaser @LindsayDetwiler @hottreepubsWho We Were by Lindsay Detwiler
Published by Hot Tree Publishing on February 25th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance

I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


ÔÇ£I guess thatÔÇÖs the thing about high school reunions, though. They make you snap a little.ÔÇØ

In the ten years since high school graduation, MayleeÔÇÖs career, living arrangements, family, and especially her love life are at a standstill. When her twin brother, Mitch, falls for her high school enemy at their ten-year reunion, MayleeÔÇÖs life is catapulted into chaos.

Maylees hatred for the blonde-haired Josephine isnt the only thing she discovers at her reunion. Benson Drake, the introvert from high school, has matured into a sexy intellect. Now a writer and bartender, Bensons grown into a man with a perfect balance of quirky wit and sex appeal. After a wardrobe malfunction, a spy mission gone wrong, and a dangerous cup of coffee, Maylee and Benson explore something they never even thought about during senior year. Along the way, they find out that reconnecting with the past can change you or maybe just help you find your true self.

Who We WereWho We Were by Lindsay Detwiler
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Lindsay Detwilers’ latest book is a reminder of all the things you may have loved and hated from those formative years in high school. It speaks to learning how to let go and how to forgive past transgressions.

Who We Were is a highly enjoyable read on many fronts; it’s funny and yet it really tugs at the heartstrings. Maylee has an old score to settle, but fate has other things in mind. What starts as a slightly neurotic attempt at showing “just how far she’s come” turns into a reckoning. We learn about the bad blood between Maylee and Jospehine through various reflections and I was completely on her side. Detwiller clearly hit the mark because I had no love for Josephine and felt just as worried as Maylee is for her twin brother Mitch as gets involved with Josephine

I enjoyed how the story unfolds as Josephine’s past transgressions show a pattern with Maylee that would be hard to forgive. It makes sense that Maylee remains suspicious of her intentions with Mitch. It feels very much like maybe it’s just another way to get at Maylee and I could actually feel my stomach drop when she reveals the big one. But the story isn’t just about Jospehine. Maylee is clearly at a point where she needs to make her own way and learn to trust again. She gets that chance and for the most part handles it beautifully and moves towards her own happiness.

Who We Were is a heartfelt read about the importance of learning how to move on. The story is a quick read that flows well and is one I recommend.

~Review by Cyndi




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About Lindsay Detwiler

An English teacher, an author, and a fan of anything pink and/or glittery, Lindsay's the English teacher cliché; she love cats, reading, Shakespeare, and Poe.

She currently lives in her hometown with her husband, Chad (her junior high sweetheart); their cats, Arya, Amelia, Alice, and Bob; and their Mastiff, Henry.

Lindsay's goal with her writing is to show the power of love and the beauty of life while also instilling a true sense of realism in her work. Some reviewers have noted that her books are not the “typical romance.” With her novels coming from a place of honesty, Lindsay examines the difficult questions, looks at the tough emotions, and paints the pictures that are sometimes difficult to look at. She wants her fiction to resonate with readers as realistic, poetic, and powerful. Lindsay wants women readers to be able to say, “I see myself in that novel.” She wants to speak to the modern woman’s experience while also bringing a twist of something new and exciting. Her aim is for readers to say, “That could happen,” or “I feel like the characters are real.” That’s how she knows she's done her job.

Lindsay's hope is that by becoming a published author, she can inspire some of her students and other aspiring writers to pursue their own passions. She wants them to see that any dream can be attained and publishing a novel isn’t out of the realm of possibility.

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