July 9, 2015

Review - Guiding Grayson by Josie Lohr

Join us in celebrating  GUIDING GRAYSON by Josie Lohr!

 Adult Contemporary Romance
Scheduled to release: April 5, 2015

Grayson Sutton loves teaching...and she’s good at it. She's one of those teachers who throws every ounce of heart and passion into working with kids—and her students love her for it.

When Grayson hears about a position at a new charter school opening in Chicago, she knows she has to apply for her dream job—even though it’s over one thousand miles away from the small Georgia town she calls home with her longtime boyfriend Reid. After all, Reid has plans for Grayson’s future...and they don’t include teaching, especially not in Chicago.

When her offer letter arrives on a day with special significance for the couple, Grayson decides to compromise and move to Chicago with the understanding that it’s only temporary. But once there, she meets Emmett, the handsome owner of the school, and the chemistry between them complicates everything.

As Grayson makes a new life for herself in Chicago, she finds herself in the middle of a tug of war between her heart and home. Reid isn’t going to let go of Grayson without a fight…but neither will Emmett.

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Grayson Sutton is a caring teacher who loves with entire heart. She is the kind of teacher who takes a personal interest in her students and wants to help anyway she can. When the story begins her life seems perfect. She has been dating her boyfriend for seven years and was just accepted into a special program in Chicago. Grayson’s life is right on track.

Within days her life changes. Once she announces she is temporarily leaving Georgia for Chicago her boyfriend freaks out. This isn’t really a new thing for Reid. He is the opposite of Grayson, he is self-centered, selfish. Reid isn’t our only love interest, no while in Chicago Grayson meets another man. 

Don’t get me wrong this isn’t a love triangle situation. Grayson and Emmett’s relationship is more awkward and they just get to know each other more as friends. Regardless it was obvious to me Emmett was more of a match for Grayson. To me the story was more about Grayson’s growth and the changes she goes through in Chicago. I loved seeing both sides of the story and then seeing Grayson find herself. 

This is a great read with a very sweet story. While I love changes in POV this story did get confusing at times when it switched POV. This could have just been me, but between that and the tense changes I was distracted. Guiding Grayson is a little predictable, but I don’t think that’s a bad thing. I read for entertainment and this story provided lots. 

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