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Too Much of a Good Thing

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Loved it! 😍

A wonderful book about friendship & love, and how beautiful, yet raw life can be. It broke my heart & I'm sure it will crush yours, too.

Oh, where do I begin? It has always been Charlotte and James against the world and there was no reason that should ever change. They've been friends since that very first daunting day in pre-school and nothing was ever able to come between them since. The two of them were always there for each other, went through the good, the bad and the ugly. But what if, there was so much more to it? What if, there was just too much of a good thing?


She was frazzled, head jerking this way and that, searching for him. Rather than flagging her down right away, he took a moment to relish in her airiness, loving the way that her brows together as she searched aimlessly for him.


'Too Much of a Good Thing' often reminded me of 'One Day' by David Nicholls. The storyline wasn't nearly as dramatic as that, but the way Charlie Kate and James often danced around their feelings and tiptoed around each other, not quite knowing what to do with each other or without one another, really reminded me of the above. From the first page on, you can sense the genuine love and admiration for one another and I easily came to the conclusion they must be more than just friends, but the opposite is the case. There are so many missed chances, misunderstandings and lost moments, that it physically breaks your heart to read how the two of them conquer the world together, are so close to each other, but yet at the same time don't realise what the other person is feeling or thinking. Allie Giancarlo tells their beautiful story, all the while slowly unravelling the history between the two one chapter after another. Her writing is eloquent, descriptive and full of metaphors, making it even easier to fall in love with both James and Charlie Kate.


He must have looked like a stunned idiot, sitting on a bench with her purse next to him and his jaw in is lap and his eyebrows in his airline. But she was so, so beautiful that he couldn't think of anything else to say or do.


All in all, I'm not quite sure if this review expresses how much I loved the novel, but 'Too Much of a Good Thing' sneaks up on you, embraces you from behind and stabs you in the heart when you least expect it. It's a story about life, love, loss and everything in between. It's a story that trickles from one page to another; a constant flow of words, that are so true, raw and honest they hurt.


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About the author

Allie Giancarlo is an elementary school teacher first and writer second. Too Much of a Good Thing is her debut novel, and first published work. When she isn’t writing about unrequited love, she enjoys watching the Red Sox, eating pizza, traveling, and spending time with her family. view profile

Published on November 02, 2019

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110000 words

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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