Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Sharing Harper Review

Sharing Harper by V. Murphy

First it needs to be said that this book definitely requires an explicit warning for physical and sexual domestic abuse. (Author says she added one to the description) There are scenes that disturbed me greatly but also made me keep reading just to see the survivor make it through. Harper Mae is a definite survivor and this is her story.

Never wanting to get attached to anyone for fear of letting herself be hurt again, 21 year old Harper Mae has become what one would affectionately call a promiscuous girl. She uses men for sex and then tosses them away, only keeping them around long enough to help her erase the pain of her dark past. Until she walks into a coffee shop one day and sees Ryder. The answer to making the pain go away forever, instead of for just a few hours. Little does Harper know, she will do the same for him. 

This book needed a better set of eyes for editing as it had a lot of errors in spelling, grammar, proper word usage and tense that a thorough editor would have caught and corrected. ***Since I read a pre-published ARC these errors may be corrected prior to publication. I am sure this is something that will improve as the author continues to write more books. However, there is absolutely NO  denying the power of this story of love and healing and the errors would NOT have kept me from finishing this book and liking it a lot. I thought it was great and is a definite must read.  I give it four stars. This is one I will remember! <3 Kellie 

SynopsisA pain too hard to understand.
A struggle too deep to reach.
A love too complicated to work…but too intense to let go.
Harper Mae ran as far away as she could from her abusive past. She went to a different city and numbed her pain by using men, never sleeping with the same guy more than once.
Ryder worked at a coffee shop trying blend in with the rest of the world, desperately trying to live a normal life. After leaving a relationship and losing his family, he vowed never to fall in love again.
Until one day they are unexpectedly drawn to each other unable to let go.
Harper and Ryder’s turbulent relationship, two people who are struggling to find themselves, realize the answer lies within each other.
Secrets, so deep, that both have, end up surfacing causing irrevocable pain.
Will their love be strong enough to survive or will their pain be the downfall to their relationship?
Will Harper open up enough to share her past with Ryder or will he be just another number on her list?

About the Author: 
Hi! I am V. Murphy and I love everything about reading (some may call me a bibliophile). I am a current graduate from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and heading out west to live the California dream while pursuing my masters degree in school counseling at the University of San Diego. You can find me writing in a Panera, small coffeeshop or on campus. When I am not spending my time in school or reading, I love to write, bake and shop. Thank you for taking your time to pick up and read my story. I hope you loved it as much as I have loved writing it for you. If you would like to know more about me and the books in progress, look me up on the ‘net.