Today on my blog I have the Crazy Messy Beautiful tour. On my stop there is a spotlight, review, guest post, and giveaway.
From National Book Award finalist Carrie Arcos–a fresh take on happily ever after, and friendship, that is anything but a love story.
When your namesake is Pablo Neruda—the greatest love poet of all time—finding “the one” should be easy. After all, sixteen-year-old aspiring artist Neruda Diaz has been in love many times before. So it’s only a matter of time before someone loves him back.
Callie could be that someone. She’s creative and edgy, and nothing like the girls Neruda typically falls for, so when a school assignment brings them together, he is pleasantly surprised to learn they have a lot in common. With his true love in reach and his artistic ambitions on track, everything is finally coming together.
But as Neruda begins to fall faster and harder than ever before, he is blindsided by the complicated nature of love—and art—in more ways than one. And when the relationships he’s looked to for guidance threaten to implode, Neruda must confront the reality that love is crazier, messier, and more beautiful than he ever realized—and riskier, too, than simply saying the words.
This is a sweet story about Neruda who wants a true love but he has a hard time finding it. He always loves the girls more then they love him. I really liked Neruda. He was easy to conect with. I also enjoyed all the secondary characters. It was easy to feel like you could be friends with them all. The writing is good and it was easy to picture being in the story with the characters. I am looking forward to reading more books from Carrie in the future. 4/5 Bloody Fangs
Carrie Arcos is a National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature for OUT OF REACH; her second novel is THERE WILL COME A TIME. CRAZY MESSY BEAUTIFUL will be available soon. She lives in Los Angeles with her family. For more information, check out her website: carriearcos.com
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Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I would also like to say Thank you to Carrie for letting me review your book and say Thank you to Jean for letting me participate in this tour. Don't forget to enter the giveaway below.