Enzo by Shyla Colt
Posted by brriske
So where should I begin? How about with my version of a quick recap, boy meets girl- the end. Not enough? Diving in to tell you about my likes and dislikes, I believe will give you enough of a summary.
First like- the H & h. I loved them both, Enzo and Aibhlinn (pronounced Ave-Lynn). Odd name for the leading lady, but there is reason behind it. Her name comes from her heritage. Another like- they are both messed up in their own ways because of their pasts, but they are also strong willed. I didn’t have any expectations going into this book, but it surprised me how much I liked it. It felt real and raw- the pain and love. Next like- these two are older, early 30’s. Most stories seem to center around younger characters, from 18 to mid-twenties. Because of their age I found it easier to be empathetic with the things and feelings they were struggling through. They felt more relatable to real life.
Dislikes- Editing! This book needs a good thorough edit. The plus side with the errors, yes there is a plus side; they are more of typos instead of misconstrued sentences. Thank goodness. One of the worst things when reading a book is when you have to re-read parts in order to understand what it’s supposed to say. Not the case here. The words themselves were written well. Just need to clean up the typos, like extra letters or missed letters or symbols accidentally added in (example: a [ ). I also didn’t care for the flashbacks to past events, but that’s my own personal taste. I don’t care for flashbacks in books or movies, but I can understand how they were pertinent to this story.
The typos would normal have me giving a book a lower rating since it is an irritant for me, but the story made up for that. I must give it (5) hearts. If you are looking for a story with a mix of components- pain, strength, friendship, loss, love, hope, family, and can’t forget an HEA, then this is a story I recommend you give a try.
Shyla Colt grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, but has lived a variety of different places thanks to her wanderlust, interesting careers, and marriage to a United States Marine. She’s always loved books and wrote her very first novel at the age of fifteen. She keeps a copy of her first submission letter on her desk for inspiration. After a lifetime of traveling, she settled down and knew her time had come to write. Diving into her new career like she does everything else, with enthusiasm, research and a lot of prayers, she had her first book published in June of 2011. As a full-time writer, stay at home mother, and wife, there’s never a dull moment in her household.
She weaves her tales in spare moments and the evenings with a cup of coffee or tea at her side and the characters in her head for company. A self-professed rebel with a pen. Her goal is to diversify romance as she continues to genre hop, and offer up strong female characters.