Title: Send Me a Postcard
Author: K Simler
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [Young-Adult]
Heat Rating: A little warm
Trigger Warning: Mention of rape
Page Count and Format: 180 pages, Ebook
Published: April 13th 2016
Source: I received a digital copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Gloriana Lopez likes her food spicy because her life in a small town isn’t. Unexpectedly things start to heat up when she dances with a stranger at a gala she’s not supposed to be at. The only problem is…well, there are a lot of problems. For starters she wasn’t supposed to be at the gala, his family grows grapes, La Migra is cracking down on the community, the volleyball team isn’t winning, her best friend is in danger and old friends are hanging around for the wrong reasons….
This book was really different but I definitely enjoyed it. It had its ups and downs but in the end it really left its mark on me.
Gloriana belongs to a family that makes beers. And beer and wine doesn’t get along well. But she can’t seem to resist Luca who belongs to a wine family yet she can’t fully give her heart into. As she wavers through her growing feelings for Luca, something terrible happens to her cheerful and happy best friend Teresa that changes their lives. As she grow bitter day by day will she throw away her only chance at redemption?
Send Me a Postcard was a different story but I liked how realistic it was. The last half of the book was a lot better than the first half. Glori’s mom left when she was a kid but she still sends her postcards. But because of that, she doesn’t let people in easily and she links she’ll end up being like her. I liked how the relationship between Luca and Glori developed, it was not rushed and I liked the build up. But in the first half of the book, nothing major happened which made it a bit boring but it takes a different turn for the latter half of the book. I felt so damn bad for what happened with Teresa, Glori’s best friend. It nearly broke her but I absolutely loved Luca for not giving up.
Glori was a unique character but she was really stubborn. I sometimes wanted to shake her so badly and make her realise what she was doing with her stubbornness but in the end I understood her reasons. I really loved the family aspect of this story, I wish I could have seen more of the her relationship with her elder brother. Nonetheless I loved her friendship with Teresa, they were practically family. And the meaning of the title of becomes more clear at the end of the story which brought tears to my eyes.
Overall, Send Me a Postcard was a good read! The Mexican culture was really portrayed well and I loved each of the characters, they were all unique in their own way. I really enjoyed the romance between Glori and Luca. The writing was simple and easy to read. I so enjoyed the ride.
So guys have you read this book yet? Are you interested? Or if you have, how was your experience? Share your thoughts with me!