Ryan Kelly and Woodie Wodyzewski always fight for every inch.
Whether on the baseball diamond, the basketball court, or even the dance floor, these two friends are true competitors.
When Ryan beats Woodie in a bike race because Woodie has the misfortune to be hit by a car, he seems to have won. But the beautiful girl who crashes into their lives is worth far more than any trophy.
Molly De Leon knows all about winning, and nothing will keep her from her goals.
Ryan and Woodie have been vying for Molly since the day they met. How can she possibly choose between them?
Woodie has a complicated family situation and she desperately wants to help him through his misery and confusion. A little on edge with a temper, he’s the bad boy in her life who reminds Molly a lot of her mother, a powerful politician she’s grown up watching bend men and women to her will with a simple smile.
Ryan, on the other hand, is very close to his parents, grounded, and has a good sense of humor. He’s not your typical jock; he’s a safe, reliable pick, and a constant in Molly’s life—that is, until his injuries lead him down a destructive path.
Molly realizes it’s time to make a decision…
But how can she risk losing either one of them when they both own a piece of her heart?
I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
The blurb of this book drew me in immediately. And the cover? Sold! I have never read this author before, but something told me to read this book. And I am so glad I did.
Ryan. Woodie. Molly. There was a lot of love, friendship, and competition between these three. This story is told over a span of years. Best friends Ryan and Woodie have always been in competition. But they’re boys. That is to be expected. But what happens as they get older and life throws an extra wrench into their competitive ways. The moment they meet Molly, life changes. Their relationship changes. While Ryan becomes absolutely enamored with Molly, it seems that she may have eyes for Woodie.
Like any good triangle, there is a lot of push and pull. Even some mind games. While told from Ryan’s POV, I still feel that the author allowed us to get to know Molly and Woodie as well. If you like baseball or even sports in general mixed in with a story, you will enjoy A Life Of Inches. These three are unlike any characters I’ve ever met. I did enjoy that the story was told over time as it allows the reader to truly understand the characters and watch them progress as individuals. If you think you know what happens at the end, think again. I think it’s the journey of these three characters that really mattered the most.
I felt that the author gave his own fresh twist on the usual new adult love triangle formula. This was definitely written differently, and kept me flipping the pages. I would’ve personally liked to see some more romance thrown in, but I understand why the author wrote it this way. And I respect him for sticking to his own rather than conforming to what others are doing. Overall, it was a well written and solid story. It was also so much more than the love triangle. It was a story of resilience and overcoming obstacles that you may or may not see coming. I enjoyed the story and look forward to what the author has coming in the future.
It was at a very early age when I, Douglas Esper, (your friendly neighborhood author) realized I had a passion for the written word. As a youngster, I couldn't get enough books to satisfy my desire to read and to this day, I still own many books my parents got for me. In school I gravitated toward reading and writing to the point teachers grew impatient with me for writing stories in class.
The passion and drive to read and write continues to this day and my goal of feeling comfortable in my own writing skin seems within reach. I've self-published 2 picture books for kids, Sammy's Birthday Surprise and The Mystery of the Flying Tomatoes, a few short stories, and my debut novel, A Life of Inches, will be released by @LimitlessPublishing spring of 2015.
I live in North Ridgeville, Ohio, just west of Cleveland, with my wife, our kids, and that meddlesome dog.
I'm currently falling in love with David Fulmer books, and also enjoying the latest Les Roberts mystery novel. If I'm not reading or writing you can find me watching the Cleveland Browns losing on Sunday, writing music with my band, or observing my kids doing cute, and usually messy, stuff.
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