A beautiful story of self forgiveness.
L.B. Simmons knows how to write a book that is real. She pulls on every human emotion and entangles the reader in them. She creates a story where the reader is invested in and part of the story.
Like all her other books, OUT OF FOCUS does just that. It left me crying, breathless, smiling, laughing out loud, hopeful.
Simmons creates characters that are soulful and vulnerable. They are sexy and fun. But most of all the characters are not defeated– they always find some shred of hope and determination.
Another aspect of a Simmons book is the type of characters she creates, not their struggles but their physical traits and their personalities– both which make them relatable and real. Both Grady and Cassie are characters that you would probably come across in your life. The are extraordinarily ordinary, perfectly imperfect. They are viable and attainable. The author does not rely on making characters with “super book powers” if you know what I mean.
I enjoyed how Simmons kept the story at a raw and organic level allowing the story to unfold naturally and logically. It’s like hanging out with the characters for a day.
Yay to L.B. Simmons for keeping it real.
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