Twenty-year-old Leah’s been in a state of collapse since her boyfriend’s fatal accident. His aunt swoops in and saves her by providing a rent-free place to stay in. Read Come See About Me by C. K. Kelly Martin by C. K. Kelly Martin by C. K. Kelly Martin for free with a 30 day free trial. Read eBook on the web, iPad, iPhone . C.K. Kelly Martin, who’s written several marvelous young adult novels, couldn’t find a traditional publisher for her first book for adults, Come See.
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She and Bastien had their lives ahead of them: The thing is, it is not easy. She wants to stay where she is because it is where she was happy.
Her job at the museum is also just a little too much to take, so she quits showing up and now, she amrtin an income to even pay for her apartment.
Time is ticking for her to figure something out. Leah takes the place.
Come See About Me by C.K. Kelly Martin
Then she meets Liam. Runs into him quite literally and on more than one occasion. So when Leah finally gets the nerve to talk to Liam and ends up spilling her guts, she starts to realize how different it feels to open up. As she begins opening up to him physically and emotionally, Leah grapples with how abouy can move forward without Bastien without forgetting who he was to her and without moving on.
So Martin martinn it herself. This book was not disappointing in the least, and if anything, it proved Martin has the ability to write across audiences. And let me say this much, too: But when Bastien dies, Leah finds herself wondering whether or not this is truly what she wants to be doing. At least not at this point. Abot she needs to be happy are meaningful relationships. This is part of why her move from the city into the suburbs is huge.
Especially one that could become romantic.
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But without thinking too much one night, Leah has the overwhelming urge to be sexual with Liam. And it is sexy. In the moment, at least — when Leah pulls herself from the situation abouh and realizes what she allowed herself to do, regret and remorse consume her.
As readers, we feel the regret she experiences, but at the same time, we want Leah to allow herself the chance to give into her desires, especially c.k.lelly a guy like Liam who is so caring and concerned about her. Let me not get ahead here, though: Liam is far from perfect.
At least at first. Liam can sense that from her and he allows her to take what she needs from him emotionally and physically. He offers himself to her in a way she needs. The more time Leah mrtin Liam spend together, the more intimate they become. No doubt, this book is sexy; it treads a very fine line of incredibly tender and slightly dirty. What makes it work so well, though, is that these intimate scenes are powerful for Leah — they open her up in the way she needs to be opened up.
She allows herself incredible vulnerability. That that would be what Bastien would want for her. Leah, though, continues to set up strict boundaries in her relationship with Liam: To her, that would be hurting — almost shaming — what she had with Bastien.
Of course, that cannot happen. She realizes how vulnerable she really is. Leah found it important, though, to reconnect with this comic. But as readers we know that the process of creation and the process of exploring new worlds with Johnny Yang will help Leah move forward in the future. Come See About Me is about how life is about stepping forward, even when there are a million things that can hold you back. Martin strips her characters down to their barest pieces and allows readers to watch as these characters struggle to find themselves.
Her writing is strong and engaging. While at times I found myself becoming a little wearisome of the focus on the mundane, these bits of routine were important to the story — they were ultimately what helped ground Leah into her world.
It was important when she went to the store to get food for her pet and when she went for a seee. These were aspects of Leah learning how to go through with being Leah. Although I could not relate to Leah much myself, I found her reminiscent of so many people I know, and I can see readers easily relating to her.
Come See About Me is available now in all formats, and it can be purchased digitally at Amazon or Smashwords. It is also available in print via Amazon.
This book suffers none of the trappings of many self-published books, so do not worry about any editing issues. As you know, I loved the hell out of this book. It’s absolutely special and has lingered with me.
Come See About Me by CK Kelly Martin
As much as I like Martin’s YAs, I’d love to read more adult fiction from her, we need more books like this. This is such a great and spot-on review. Kelly on June 29, Comments Gorgeous review, Kelly.