Last year, I was lucky enough to read Blaze of Glory by M. Garzon. This year, I also got to read the sequel... Look Twice. It was just as good as the first, if not better. While the book still heavily focuses on the life of Tea... it also delves further into her complicated relationships with her boyfriend Jaden, her twin brother Seth, her stepfather Dec, and her other friends. It also still continues on in following her relationship with the horses that she rides, trains, and loves. And I was so excited to learn that these books have been optioned for a TV series. How exciting! I would absolutely watch that show!
ABOUT THE BOOK : (From the Book Cover:)
Blood is thicker than water.
I didn’t understand that expression when
I was a kid. I only knew that I was closer to my brother Seth than to
anyone else in the world. He was the calm to my storm, the light to my
dark. We were tied to the rest of our complicated family by bonds beyond
blood—love, loyalty, convenience—but as it turns out, the pull of blood
is strong. Maybe even strong enough to tear me away from the person
with whom I shared my very first breath.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
M. Garzon rode
horses professionally for ten years, until an injury prompted a
career change. She returned to school and completed a BSc; then, for
good measure, an MBA. After several years of toiling as a business
consultant, she turned to writing in a desperate bid to regain her
sanity. A mom of two fabulous children, she lives in St‑Lazare, QC.
Just as with the first book in this series... M. Garzon has written a very emotional, very heartfelt book that at it's core is all about relationships. This book, just as the one before it can only be described as a family drama. The book is all about Tea and her family, her relationships. Her relationship with her stepfather is extremely complicated and at times volatile. But since the passing of her mother, she feels that he is the only family she has. So when she has the opportunity to meet her real father that she has never even met before... she has no clue as what to do. She wants to meet him, but also does not. She feels it would be betrayal to her stepfather.
Her relationship with her twin brother Seth is also evolving. She always thought of him as being one way... now that he has started to grow and change as well... will she lose him, too?
Her relationship with her boyfriend Jaden... may be the most complicated. None of his family members are okay with the relationship... so they have to keep it under wraps and fight for what time they do have together. How long can they keep it up?
And the relationship she has with her horses may be the strongest one of all. But ever since she lost her greatest friend ever in Blaze... will she ever have that same type of bond with a horse again?
I loved this book. Just as I loved Blaze of Glory. It was insightful, well written, and chalk full of intrigue and drama. I urge you to check it out today You will not be disappointed. You can also connect with the author on Facebook.Or purchase the book through this link.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy for the purposes of this review. All opinions are 100% honest and my own.