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❥ ARC REVIEW ❥ THE NOT-OUTCAST BY TIJAN

TITLE: The Not-Outcast
AUTHOR: Tijan
GENRE: Contemporary Romance | Sports
PUBLICATION: December 1st, 2020
🍃BLURB ðŸƒ
Cutler Ryder was everything I wasn't.

He was the hockey star. I was an outcast.
He was best friends with my stepbrother, that same stepbrother who hated me.
His two parents loved him. My mom was a junkie. My dad barely knew me.

Years passed.
I got my life together.
Cut went onto NHL stardom.

Then there was a text.
I was drinking.
There was a party.
Cut was there...

I loved Cutler Ryder since the first moment I saw him.
The only problem? He never knew I existed.

🍃MY REVIEW ðŸƒ

THE NOT-OUTCAST 
Is a full length sports, contemporary romance novel by Tijan. Spoken in 'Dual Perspectives.'

Dude this book was dope!! I have NEVER read a book like this, the beginning our heroines inner thoughts were messy and all over the place, and I'm not going to lie I did question if the author had been drinking 🙈, I wasn't sure what the hell I was getting myself into, BUT guys it makes sense the further you go in, seriously this book was just the bomb!! I've never encountered a heroine like her, I wanted to crawl in the book and just hug the fuck out of her. This was just so raw, I cried, I laughed, I swooned I fell in love with this book completely.

What makes me love this author so much is her ability to make me love her characters she creates, and she always goes above and beyond to bring us readers unique reads, each and every time. Our heroine has some mental health issues which I think make her larger than life and so easy to relate to, over any other character I've come across, her inner thoughts are messy and jumbled, and other times outright confusing, but that just makes her more realistic.

Our heroine Cheyenne hasn't had the easiest of lives, raised by a junkie mother who partook whilst pregnant has had a life long lasting impact on Cheyenne who is a by product of the substances her mother took, due to this Cheyenne has been diagnosed with hyperactivity disorder, in easy lay terms she struggles to focus on one subject at a time, if someone is talking to her, she'll struggle to connect, all the background noises, smells become center stage. Everything is off balance creating too much stimulation all at once.

A little taste of the struggle Cheyenne goes through:

I heard the yelling, then a wave of everything else hit me.
And it hit me hard.
The smells of the club rose up swiftly.
The techno music, the hard bass,
the neon lights flashing flooded me.
Sweat. Grime. Beer. Perfume. Cologne.
And other smells that I didn’t want to identify.
It was jarring, and I sucked in my breath,
remembering to fortify my walls.


You guys are going to love our hero, Cutler aka Cut Ryder, his life surrounds hockey, he lives and breathes hockey, even back in his college years when he was a rising star in Highschool until he made it into the NHL. He never knew or had encountered Cheyenne during his college days, their paths only crossed once briefly, with a hey and that was it, he never knew how closely she was connected to his best friend Chad, even though Chad was her step-brother.

But when he sees her for the first time in their twenties at a gathering, all bets are off, his sole focus is making her his.

A thought provoking, slow burn romance which wrung out all the feels, relatable characters, and amazing side characters which made for such a compelling beautiful read.



Comments

  1. Amazing review Kitty, I’m super duper excited to read this one, this author is amazing!

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  2. Thank you so much!! Highly recommend!! It's like nothing she's ever written before xox

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  3. I've heard such amazing things about this book. Fantastic review, Kat! xo

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  4. Thanks Nat she just did this beautifully and sensitively xox

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