Above Par by Crystal Donahue @CDonahue_Writes #review

Above Par

If you adore chick-lit novels, then YES this is for you. Above Par is a perfect example of a beach read. Without going into a synopsis of the book, I will tell you what I liked. First I like Drew! She gets sort of stuck watching Piper her 14 year old sister while her parents tend to a very ill Grandfather. There is an age difference, so when these little events are brought up, it is cute, funny and laugh out loud.

As soon as her parents leave, she is told there is an appointment to meet a teacher for Piper. So of course the scenario of meeting Weston is perfect. Drew is someone you can say that you would want to hang out with. I liked how she developed. Being that both of the main characters were not rich or one rich and one poor made me really enjoy it. They are just cute, average, and totally believable characters. There is a little angst thrown in but it is par for the course (get it LOL)

The dialogues between Drew and Weston were really easy to read. The secondary story plot was her ill grandfather. Cancer is an awful disease, so showing that Drew’s parents up and leave to care for him was special. I wish I saw more of this. Can it be a series? YES of course there are a few great characters in her that cna be explored. I cant wait to read what is next from this author! Chick lit fans unite!




Crystal Donahue

Crystal Donahue has been fortunate to live all over the US, including but not limited to Arizona, Hawaii, and Georgia but she currently resides near the Iowa/Illinois border with her tornado obsessed son and their mischievous cat, Brownie. She is a procrastinator of epic proportions, finds humor in almost everything, loves sarcasm and loathes washing dishes. 

A 2004 graduate of Western Illinois University, Crystal has held several unique jobs including driving a Zamboni and being a relay operator for the hearing and speech impaired. While working as a claims adjuster she realized life is too short not to do something that makes you happy, so she quit her job to go back to school and study nursing. Between work, school, and raising her son she somehow manages to find time to write too, usually to the detriment of her social life. Fortunately her friends and family rock so it isn’t much of an issue… yet.

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