Review of The Lonely by Tara Brown

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Title: The Lonely

Author: Tara Brown

Genre: New Adult/ Contemporary

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars



The Lonely

The truth is subjective to what the lonely lets in.

Emalyn Spicer has lived with it for a long time. She thinks it goes back further than her memories do. She knows it goes back further than the OCD.

When she arrives at college, her OCD’s and the lonely refuse to let her have her wish to be normal.

When she meets Sebastian and starts to fall for him, she lets herself believe it’s possible to outrun the things chasing her from the past. But how to you get away from the things inside of you? How do you run from yourself?

Just as she gives up and succumbs to the lonely, the unthinkable happens. She finds herself once again trapped in the dark, once again held against her will.

This time she meets the lonely head on. In the darkest corners of her mind, she discovers there is more to her world than she ever imagined. She discovers that the lonely was there for her, protecting her from herself and her secrets.

How far would you go to find yourself?

This is a dark and captivating novel, tread lightly

Don’t forget to check out the companion novel due out in the summer of 2013, The Lost Boy. Maybe that’ll help you sort out the things you have leftover from the story…


This book is rated 19+ due to extreme sexual and language content!

My Review:

I want to start out by saying that I abso-freakin-lutely love Tara Brown’s work.  Seriously.  There has not been a book of hers that I have read that hasn’t totally captivated me.  This being said, The Lonely seemed different than her normal writing style.  Nonetheless, I was excited to read it!

In the story, we meet Emalyn.  A young college student with issues.  She suffers from the lonely and some pretty severe OCD.  She also has a best friend named Michelle who wants to help Em live a nice normal life, and she is hilarious.  I promise you will laugh and wish Shell was your best friend!  Aside from the lonely and her bestie, Em has a benefactor.  She has never met him, only speaks to him through phone calls and text messages, but he pays for everything.  He seems dead set on helping Em overcome her issues as well.

As Em attends college, trying to be normal, it seems that she is making some progress.  She even meets a hot normal boy, Sebastian, that wants to accept her with all of her baggage.  Will Em be able to let him accept her?  Can she overcome the crippling issues she has dealt with all her life?

I can’t say much else beyond this, trust me when I say this book is a must read.  It will keep you on the edge of your seat, and just when you think you have everything figured out, guess again.  It is dark.  It is heartbreaking and it is sexy.  Kinky sexy.  I feel confident when I say that this book will change your life and make you run to the store to go buy some hand sani.


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Author Bio:

I am not going to talk in the third person. It feels weird.

I am a Canadian author of Paranormal Romance, Post Apocalyptic and Fantasy novels. Mostly because I think I have Writers ADD, I like to call it WADD. It might be a real thing.

I write New Adult, my books have sexual content (Heck yes) and Swearing. You have been warned. Now enjoy!

I have a beagle named Buster, a husband who I force to read everything I write and two girls who want so badly to be a character in my books. And not in that order.

I am mid thirties so be prepared for the chick lit novel this year. I am calling it my Ode to my Midlife Crisis.

I have been writing since I was old enough to lie. So for some time.

Welcome to my world. Please enjoy the ride.


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