Hew is trying to piece together his broken life. Shea is running away from her wedding day. They meet in San Francisco, and from the beginning they agree not to exchange anything truthful about their lives, not even their real names. Instead, as they embark on a unplanned tour of California, they construct the perfect lives they wish they led. As they hide behind grandiose stories, witty banter, and suggestive winks, their romance blooms. But when their dark pasts finally catch up, will they have the courage to be who they really are and find a future together? He + She is a free-spirited romance about soul-awakening second chances, heartbreak, and hopeful beginnings.
|Publisher:||kristine michelle preast|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.74(d)|
About the Author
Michelle Warren didn't travel the road to writer immediately. She spent over a decade as professional Illustrator and designer. Her artistic creativity combined with her love of science fiction, paranormal and fantasy led her to write her first YA novel, Wander Dust. Michelle loves reading and traveling to places that inspire her to create. She resides in downtown Chicago.
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He + She based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
LOVED THIS BOOK!!!! Being a fan of Michelle’s Young Adult "The Seraphina Parrish Trilogy" where I first fell in love with her beautiful writing and the amazing fantasy world she created, when I heard that Michelle was going to be writing a new adult romance, I was really excited and anxiously awaited reading this one. My excitement was warranted, Michelle did not disappoint with her story-telling ability and I am shouting it from the rooftops that this is a GREAT read! I LOVED this book and the characters (HE and SHE). With HE and SHE’s great chemistry, sexual attraction, fun banter along with a quirky, fun and live-life-for-today type of attitude, I was ready to travel along with them on their journey. One of the reasons I read is to escape the "realities" of my everyday life…. to get lost in and live in someone else’s world for a little while? (Not that my life is anything but fantastic – but we all have those days, and I love living in my book worlds). Well that is what happened in this book, but not just for me, HE + SHE got to do just that…. To live in someone else’s life for a little while. Along their journey, HE and SHE form a friendship and perfectly exist with each other while escaping their true realities. Because the realities of their pasts, the characters both have struggles to overcome - but they choose to create this "new life" where they live for the day and are whoever they want to be. BUT, there are rules….. and sometimes rules are hard not to break. Has destiny worked her magic and put HE + SHE into each other’s path again and again for a reason? or Is it just coincidence? Could their relationship actually work in their "real" lives? Just when you think you know where this story is going to go…. BAM …. Michelle gives you a brilliant twist that left me with a feeling of not knowing what to think – with the exception that she is a brilliant, creative and an amazing storyteller.
*Thank you to Michelle Warren for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review* He+She has been a total whirlwind of a book. It's a book that would take readers on one hell of a ride through the ups and downs of two people’s messed up lives to weave an intricately beautiful story of loss and being lost, of finding and finally being found. It doesn’t start by easing you into the story… it drops you smack dab into the middle of everything. First chapter: guy gets pummelled. Second: runaway bride. Emotions run high even at the start. I can only name very few things that say DRAMA more than a runaway bride in an airport. So, to make things more interesting, they meet. Their meeting sets them off on a crazy adventure that neither of them would’ve ever expected. But it was an adventure they never thought they needed. There was no question that Shea is the one who fuels the “friendship” they started. Despite of whatever messed up circumstances that led her to run to San Francisco where she meets Hew, Shea still comes off as this quirky, carefree young woman. If there were ever a song made for her? It would have been YOUNG, WILD, AND FREE or maybe WE ARE YOUNG. You get the pattern? Well, that’s how she seemed! Shea was a refreshing character to say the least. Reading all these NA novels, we often come across female protagonists who are demure, shy and all-kinds of uptight. Shea is anything but. Her antics were really funny and entertaining! I mean, riding a bike in her underwear to follow a bunch of nudists around SanFran just for the heck of it? That’s all kinds of crazy and it made Shea a very likeable character. Her easy going nature is what drew Hew to her in the first place. I understood the draw that Hew felt when he was with Shea. He always struck me as a sensitive guy, with the way he talked and how considerate and gentlemanly he was when he first met Shea. There was no question who was more aggressive was between the two of them. But Hew oozed this quiet strength that seemed to hold Shea up whenever she least expected, or needed, it. Because as their SanFran adventure continued, we get to see the cracks in Shea’s armor and the person she is underneath is far from the smiling young woman Hew initially met. Hew and Shea take on one hell of a rollercoaster ride. The highs of their passion and their budding love for one another were soaring. But the lows brought on by the pasts they both cannot escape, no matter how far or fast they run, bring them down to depths that neither of them are sure they can fully escape. As the story unraveled and Hew and Shea’s secrets are revealed, readers finally get to understand how deep the story goes. It wasn’t until the last quarter of the book that things come to a head. That makes for one hell of a build-up to get to that point. Okay, there were some slow and dragging parts in the beginning but I think that explosive end was well worth the wait. And when I say explosive, I mean the kaboom! kind. That plot twist near the end of the book hit me from so far out of left field I was left reeling. But when it finally sunk in, everything else started to make sense. Nope, I’m not telling! You have to read it for yourself to see what I mean. I’m warning you, do not, and I mean NOT, skip to the end. This is Michelle Warren’s first romance book and I definitely hope not the last. Go and get yourself a copy of He+She. It’s different, it’s fun, it’s intense… definitely worth adding to your reading lists!