Our protagonist is Claire a 21 year old Australian college student. Claire lives at home with her disapproving mother and workaholic father.  Claire’s parents push her to become a lawyer following in the family footsteps. She of course has zero desire to do want her parents want her to do. Claire is super cool and refreshingly self-aware. She’s judgy, brash, unapologetic, kind and confident in who she is. Claire knows she is operating well below her potential, and she aware she is meant to do something greater, she just can’t get motivated to choose another path.

Enter Mia, our other main character. Mia is everything Claire is not. She is studious, super focused, she is soft spoken, shy, geeky, and like Claire very lovable.

The two girls have an instant friend connection. Their friendship is witty and fun. As story evolves and our characters are fleshed out and we begin to see a shift in dynamics. Claire and Mia begin to figure themselves out on different levels. Mia struggling with her sexuality, and Claire easily sliding into hers, upon her self discovery of  her romantic feelings toward Mia. A drunken kiss, changes everything!

This is a fantastic read. Great character development! The journey is a good one. As the reader you never you feel like their is a rush to get somewhere with these characters. There is depth in the storytelling and it’s wonderful. Emily O’Beirne knocked it out of the park.  Buy the book, and wait impatiently with me counting down the days to the next one.

5 out of 5 stars.

A Story of Now by Emily O’Beirne
Publisher: Ylva Publishing                                                                                      http://amzn.com/B010GEIYDO or ylva-puplishing.com

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