Monday, February 25, 2013
Callum & Harper (The Sleepless Series, #1) by Fisher Amelie
All I could hear was Harper, all I could smell was Harper, all I could feel was Harper, all I could see was Harper, all I could taste… was Harper. I would do anything for her. I would die for her.
CALLUM & HARPER is purely a love story between two sad souls. I could have easily given a 5 star rating, but my frustration got the best of me and drop my rate to 4 stars, however do not be fooled, the story is sweet and will make your heart swell.
The summary/blurb pretty much sums it up, but I’ll give you my version.
Callum and Harper are orphans. Now, at the legal age of 18, they both no longer have foster parents to live with. Both find themselves at Social Services trying to find some solution to their problems. Unfortunately both run out of luck and have no place to go. Both homeless with little to no money find themselves forging a friendship despite the awful situation.
I think I’ve been waiting my entire life for you, Harper Bailey.
I think I have, too she whispered.
I don’t remember falling asleep but I do remember feeling the best I’d ever felt in my entire life
CALLUM & HARPER is filled with sweet phrases. I was practically highlighting the whole book! I’m very fond of Callum and yes at some parts he is a bit emasculating, but he is still very SWOON worthy. If you like to read a story where the Hero is overly dramatic, super possessive, acts like a TRUE “HERO”, then you will love Callum.
One day, you and I are gonna’ wake up and be alright. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow but one day. One day. I promise you.
Harper is sweet, adorable and very innocent. I liked her because she kind of just goes along for the ride and lets Callum kind of take lead. I know, if you are into “strong” girls, then this isn’t for you. It’s a very damsel in distress kind of book, but I secretly love to read!
My happiness was tied to him in strands of transparent steel cables, nothing could break those ties except for Callum himself and I trusted him so implicitly.
If Callum Tate ever asks you to marry him, you do it whether he loves you or not because he would treat you better than anyone else
I love Callum and Harpers very slow progressing relationship. I can’t tell you how much I love reading friendships forming and then turning into something more deep and meaningful. The story is told from both Callum and Harper’s POV which was perfect. So the beginning is a bit slow, but a great pace for me.
About mid-way the story shifts, as it should, and at first I like this shift, I am thinking to myself, heck ya, we are getting somewhere and then we get to THAT PART! You all know what I am talking about, when I read THAT PART I almost wanted to throw my tablet against the wall. I was beyond frustrated. Let me explain. I’m all for a tease, but when you punch me in the gut and slap me in the face, I’m just beyond shocked and kind of irritated.
I felt like the one main issue Callum and Harper faced could have been easily handled and therefore this is not a 5 star read. I thought I would never say it, but Amelie created too much tension between Callum and Harper which only hindered the story.
I started to skim because I just couldn’t take it anymore
At 23% I really liked Callum
At 55% I was intrigued
At 71% I was jumping for joy!
At 75% I wanted to throw my tablet against the wall
At 90% I almost wanted to pass out
Towards the end, CALLUM & HARPER had a true climatic ending, which I was very happy to read and stopped skimming.
Falling for Harper felt like the most natural thing in the world and, Gold help me, I liked it
There are some cheesy overly drawn out parts, but who doesn’t like that? The psycho/stalker guy was interesting to read as well. I know, CALLUM & HARPER COULD have been a true epic love story (in my opinion), but sometimes less is more. Overall, I do love Callum and Harper, because how passionate they are towards each other and life.
He bent his head to mine and kissed the sense out of me. If you'd asked me my name, I'd have told you wrong. He had that kind of ability ...
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