Infinity + One

Infinity + One

by Amy Harmon

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Overview

When two unlikely allies become two unwitting outlaws, will two unforgettable lovers defy unbeatable odds?

Bonnie Rae Shelby is a superstar. She's rich. She's beautiful. She's impossibly famous. And Bonnie Rae Shelby wants to die.
Finn Clyde is a nobody. He's broken. He's brilliant. He's impossibly cynical. And all he wants is a chance at life.
One girl. One boy. An act of compassion. A bizarre set of circumstances. And a choice - turn your head and walk away, or reach out your hand and risk it all?
With that choice, the clock starts ticking on a man with a past and a girl who can't face the future, counting down the seconds in an adventure riddled with heartbreak and humor, misunderstanding and revelation. With the world against them, two very different people take a journey that will not only change their lives, but may cost them their lives as well.
Infinity + One is a tale of shooting stars and fame and fortune, of gilded cages and iron bars, of finding a friend behind a stranger's face, and discovering love in the oddest of places.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781499535396
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/24/2014
Pages: 324
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Amy Harmon is the New York Times bestselling author of A Different Blue, Making Faces, and the Purgatory series. Amy has been a motivational speaker, a teacher, a home school mom, and a member of the Grammy Award-winning Saints Unified Voices Choir. Visit her at authoramyharmon.com.

Audie Award finalist Tavia Gilbert is a classical theater and public radio-trained actress who has earned AudioFile Earphones and Parents' Choice awards for her audiobook narrations. Tavia has narrated more than 250 multicast and single-voice audiobooks.

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Infinity + One 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Sandy5 More than 1 year ago
What a way to start off my vacation, buried inside one of Amy’s novels. Let’s jump start my heart right away. I was introduced to Bonnie. She had the world at her fingertips, she captivated everyone’s attention, her name was well-known yet Bonnie felt there was something missing. Then there was Clyde. He had lived and then some, Clyde carefully watched his world as he went about his day for he knew he had a lifetime yet to live and his past was behind him. Was it chance or fate how these two met? Bonnie had had enough of her glittery life, the night that she walked out of it. Clyde was driving his pickup along the road when he saw her alone in the fog, she was looking out into the water and he stopped and walked back to help. I loved how this story has the wrongs and the rights mixed into it. Bonnie has the money, the talent and all the advantages to smooth all the wrongs/issues that came their way but Clyde wasn’t looking for this. Being a famous individual Bonnie could turn everything around almost instantaneously and I loved that this option was available but it wasn’t the magic wand that they wanted to use. As Bonnie and Clyde are experiencing the world together, I saw how each day was a new experience for them, a new adventure and they were capturing these moment together yet there were individuals who were trying to take that away from them. It’s was like a game to see who would win and for how long this game would last: can Bonnie and Clyde stay together and build a life together or would individuals pull them apart deeming that their worth apart is greater than it is together? I enjoyed the time these two spent together, the time they spent with others and the time they spent reflecting on their lives. I got frustrated at time with Bonnie, I wondered if she really wanted to leave her celebrity status behind with the way that she was acting. The ending of this novel was fantastic and William, he be the man. I highly recommend this novel or any of Amy Harmon’s other novels.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is absolutely amazing!  I loved Making Faces and A Different Blue but this book is by far her best.  You can't help but fall in love with Bonnie and Finn.  They journey was spectacular and I love the mini history lesson on the real Bonnie and Clyde.  You must read this book!  You will not be disappointed!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book just absolutely blew me away. It's so fantastic and I just loved everything about it - the characters, their love for each other, the math, the music and the adventure! I was a little nervous with how their names were Bonnie and Clyde and I thought it would be really cheesy by making references back to the couple from the 1930's, but I was pleasantly surprised. I have spent every available moment the last two days with this book - I just couldn't get enough! One of my favorite things about this book is that you get the whole story. No waiting around for a sequal, or even expecting one at that. Its a complete novel with the whirlwind tale of Bonnie and Clyde. Pick this one up, I promise you won't regret it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must read! I love this author! Would have rated this book a 5 but compared to "Making Faces" it wa rd to do! You won't be sorry! Loved the characters and loved the story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ms. Harmon writes some of the best characters I've had the pleasure of reading. Finn and Bonnie will make you laugh, cry and just keep reading!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Super sweet, and touching. The hero and heroine have had a rough start, but things finally start to come together once they find eachother... even if everything else gets crazier.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LOVED, LOVED, LOVED, THIS!!!! 5 Stars!!!!! One of my favorites this year!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The saving grace of this book was the references to history and math. Otherwise, it felt a bit too red neck. The somewhat abrupt ending was also a huge disappointment. It left me with about ten unanswered questions - three of which address the gaping holes in the story. The characters are both a bit too naive for my taste.
SantanaBlair_TheBookNerd More than 1 year ago
I will be honest I've had this book sitting on my shelf since it's release day, other books kept jumping in front of it, including Harmon's other book Making Faces. Now after I read Making Faces I was pretty nervous about reading this book. I loved Making Faces so much I was nervous about walking into this book with such a high expectation.  Turns out I had no reason to fear because I loved Infinity + One so much as its own book.  We first meet Bonnie Rae Shelby, beautiful rich superstar, she's in the middle of a breakdown on a bridge and she's ready to jump. If that doesn't suck you in, then maybe the guy who somehow sees her and saves her will,  Finn Clyde. Bonnie Rae Shelby is vivacious, charming, and wants to die.  Finn Clyde is a cynical, mathematical genius, and more than anything he wants to live.  Bonnie & Clyde.  Thus begins the cross country road trip that on the surface seems to be mismatched, but quickly revealed to be fate... divine even. Bonnie and Finn have more in common than they realize and even the things that are unique to them, are handled and accepted by the other with the perfect combination of maturity and understanding. Soon they're outrunning the police and needing each other more than ever.  This story of Bonnie and Clyde kept me engrossed from beginning to end, with some laugh out loud moments, but tons more touch your heart and soul moments.  What I enjoy the most about the both of Harmon's books that I read so far is that she focuses on the love story and not just the good sex story. This is a love story that has been replaying in my head since I've read it. It's definitely found a place on my list of favorites! I'm giving Infinity + One 4.5 stars!
sugarpine721 More than 1 year ago
What a unique story...and yes "I believe in Bonnie and Clyde!" I loved the twists and turns, the math, the music and especially the ending! It is a must read for 2014! “I cannot describe Or explain the speed of light Or what makes thunder roll across the sky And I could never theorize about the universe’s size Or explain why some men live and some men die I can’t even guess I would never profess To know why you are here with me And I cannot comprehend How numbers have no end The things you understand, I can’t conceive Infinity + One Is still infinity. And no matter how I try I’m bound by gravity. But the things I thought I knew Changed the minute I met you. It seems I’m weightless And I’m endless after all. Weightless and endless. Timeless and restless. So light that I’ll never fall. Weightless and endless. Hopelessly breathless. I guess I knew nothing at all.”
TalleyRoss More than 1 year ago
What started out as a 4 star read, petered into 3 stars halfway through. I love Amy Harmon. I love the hope and example she is for every Indie author. But Infinity + One plodded along til I thought it might take infinity to finish it. Harmon is a talented writer. She does a wonderful job creating characters and interesting plot lines. In "Infinty + One," I fell in love with Infinity (Finn). He was complex and an out-of-the-ordinary leading man. I was intrigued by his mathematical mind. And kudos to Harmon for researching all those oddball math facts and equations. Leading lady, Bonnie, was not quite as likable for me. I had a really hard time believing she was 21 years old. She seemed more like an impetuous teenager. Harmon has a nice writing style as well. When I started the book, I actually suffered from a case of author envy...but that didn't last long. There were moments when I felt the author's intrusion into the story. I read a paragraph and thought, 'Wow! I bet she worked hard on those lines.' There were not a lot of these moments. But they really did pull me out of the story. They were just a little too literary for the tone of the rest of the book. Harmon has real potential to write in a literary style if she ever wanted to pursue that course. While those moments did pull me out of the story, they were beautifully written. I'm not sure I liked the switching from 1st person POV to 3rd person POV depending on the character. While that is a useful tool to make the voices different, occasionally it was confusing and I found a few moments where the POV got muddled. (I'm probably sensitive to that at the moment because of my own work.) Other than the character names being Bonnie and Clyde and a cross country road trip, I just didn't feel like there was much of a connection between the original Bonnie and Clyde and the characters in this book. I actually got tired of the constant reference and didn't understand the fascination that Bonnie (from this book) had for the original. I was deeply engaged in the story, wanting to find out how everything resolved itself, but felt a little let down at the end. I know people like happy endings, but I was almost hoping for a tragedy. Maybe I was just in the mood for a good cry. The climax and resolution almost felt rushed in comparison to the pacing in the rest of the novel.  There was a more than a bit of offensive language in the book. Some mild sexuality. Certainly a PG-13 rating would be warranted. A good effort, but not my favorite of Harmon's work.(less)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought Infinity + One on a whim. The blurb reeled me in, and whatever doubt I had, was blown away by the beautiful cover. Then I read the book, and I wasn’t disappointed by my impulse buy. Infinity + One follows Bonnie Rae Shelby and Infinity (Finn) Clyde as they traverse the U.S. evading the law, Bonnie’s family, and the ghosts of their pasts—what transpires is a modern day tale of Bonnie and Clyde. Bonnie is a broken girl. A hillbilly from a nowhere town turned country/pop superstar. She has fame and fortune, and an unstable family to go with it. Finn is an ex-con and a mathematical genius with enough baggage to ground a 747. Together, they make one heck of a force. The night Finn meets Bonnie, she’s standing on the ledge of a bridge ready to jump and end it all. Finn can relate—he’s running, too, though it isn’t clear if it’s running from or to somewhere, but it seems all that’s left is the running. He talks Bonnie down from the ledge and so begins their story. Bonnie’s history unfolds in sad starts and stops. She’s a twin who has lost her other half to leukemia. Her Gran runs Bonnie’s money—and her life—like an entitled dictator. Finn’s story isn’t much better. He’s also a twin who’s lost his other half, and he spent years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. I liked Bonnie and Finn separately as characters, but the two of them together was lovely. They played off of each other, Bonnie being a little bit country and Finn being a genius, but still from the wrong side of the tracks. The romance was nice, not too over the top, and sprinkled in at just the right times. The romance was definitely a lot more traditional than I expected. The author won’t be ticking off any religious people with this book. I do think that the story tried too hard, however. There were just too many elements that made it unbelievable. It seemed the author tried to cram everything in, Bonnie’s country roots and Finn’s Boston accent, Bonnie’s sister’s leukemia, and Finn’s brother’s history with the wrong crowd, Bonnie’s obsession with music, Finn’s math, Bonnie’s do-good personality, Finn’s prison history, Bonnie’s religion, Finn’s father. When you added all of these things with the constant up and down of the story line, it was overkill. I think that if the author had focused on a few of these things and let the less important ones fall away, the story would’ve really shined. I felt like I was trying to juggle all the plot points and I couldn’t tell which ones were the most important. I think the music, Finn’s math, and their twins would’ve sufficed (even though I find the twin thing highly improbable—it IS fiction, so I let it slide). At one point, when Finn is describing his prison tattoos, he talks about what each card means. He mentions that the heart represents his willingness to love (or something like that). It seemed that this would be important, but the author never followed up on it. I took it to mean that he was willing to receive other inmates as sexual partners, which is discussed later in the book as it never happened, but I thought there would be clarification of this point. It stood out to me as a missed plot point. Overall, this was a quick, enjoyable read. I did like the Bonnie and Clyde references as well as the math. Who knew? (: 3.5 STARS