Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Review of The Guest House by Erika Marks

The Summary of The Guest House: The moment Lexi Wright hears Cooper Moss (the brother of the one who broke her heart) all the feelings she had from the last time they saw each other (the explosive kiss that feels like it happened yesterday) she knows she's in trouble. Lexi's mother Edie Wright runs into Tucker Moss's best friend James Masterson and he asks if she knows of a crew that can repair the guest house in a timely manner because the lady of the house Florence Moss wants to sell the estate and get it out of her hair. Lexi is hired by Cooper to take pictures of the estate along with the inside of the guest house. Lexi is still hurt by how Cooper's brother Hudson broke her heart but she's beginning to fall for Cooper. She doesn't want to because she's afraid Cooper is just like Hudson. 

The chapters go back and forth for Lexi's point of view to her mother's point of view the summer Tucker Moss and his best friend James Masterson come to town in Harrisport, Massachusetts in 1966. The women come to different realizations about their lives and they both discover things about themselves they never knew as well as secrets are spilled out in the open about the ones they thought they knew the most. This is the first book I've read by Erika Marks and I have to say I absolutely loved it! 

The way she creates her characters, I feel as if I've known them my whole life. I picture Lexi as a tomboy with a flair of girly. She's easy to relate to because she's a genuinely nice person. I love stories that talk about the past and go from the past to the present in each chapter. I feel like Erika's characters of the Guest House will stay with me for a long time. I'm looking forward to reading her other stories.