The Scoop on Ripple the Twine
A Tomboy-meets-Townie love story and tale about how friendship can save your life. Sara Quinn is a Sportswriter from Boston and over the past year she has started to earn major respect in the local market. In the process, however, she abandoned her personal relationships and put her emotions in the box. Regardless of her self-imposed timeout, a friend introduces her to Ben. With blue eyes, black hair and a brogue, he's her ultimate triple threat. But they connect just as Sara learns that her friends are facing heavy emotional crises. She starts offering advice, becoming a rock for everyone else, and in the process Sara unearths her own long dormant insecurities. But a bag of peanut butter cups and a hockey game won't fix her issues. She's got to move past her emotional past without hiding behind her career for once. She needs her friend's support as much as they need hers and the four will quickly discover that, when they stick together, their offense is virtually unstoppable.Well-developed, realistic characters with relatable issues made this book a solid read from the get-go. Sara's band of friends are close and willing to go to great lengths for each other. But each is completely unique, which makes their dynamic all the more interesting.
Plus, you all know how I feel about books written in the sports arena. I love them. As a female journalist who never had the courage to break through that gender gap, I found Sara all the more appealing as a character. She is someone you can admire.
For every woman struggling in the dating world without much promise of a break in the steady stream of losers (Am I revealing too much about myself in this post?), the struggles of Sara and her friends hit close to home. With witty writing made many of their moments laughable, which in turn helped me laugh at myself. That is always a good sign.
Which is why it was easy to wonder if Mr. Heartthrob himself was too good to be true. Ben was adorable and someone I crushed on quickly. But thanks to Sara and I's reserve, I too took my time to completely judge him.
Written well and at a steady place, Ripple the Twine is a solid debut fiction novel. I look forward to seeing Flynn-Shon's future projects.
Rating: 4 of 5
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