Title: The Weight of Words (Weight of Words #1)
Author: Georgina Guthrie
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: New Adult
Publication Date: November 26, 2013
Publisher: Omnific Publishing
Cover by: Micha Stone and Amy Brokaw
Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.
Aubrey Price is in the final months of her undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto. Bright, witty and fiercely independent, Aubrey works part-time for the college Dean and has her sights set on graduating with distinction. When she meets Dean Grant’s son, Daniel, the TA in her senior Shakespearean studies course, a shared love of the Bard’s works and an instant mutual attraction draw Aubrey and Daniel together. Unfortunately, a strict anti-fraternizing policy, made more perilous by a black mark on Daniel’s record, keeps them apart.
Against this academic backdrop, Aubrey and Daniel navigate their way through a steamy courtship, their forbidden romance aided, abetted and sometimes thwarted by a colorful cast of friends, family and classmates.
I am going back and forth with this book in my mind. I thought it was a great idea but thought it was a little drawn out, I felt the story could have been summed up quicker, it seems the author was trying to add a lot of college course material with Shakespeare/English lit but felt it dragged a little bit..I did however find Aubrey very witty with her nicknames for everyone Sailor, Sweet cheeks, cowboy (too funny) and her mouth she sounds just like me (lol) a lot of swear words, she's very outgoing kinda girl (like that). Daniel is sexy and rich and smarter than smart but so times his mood swings take over. Love it when he's smitten though. The writer captured what the characters felt with not being able to be together and their longing for each other and stolen moments. I loved the secondary characters like Matt, Dean Grant, Daniel's brothers Jeremy and Brad. A great cast of characters that's for sure. Unfortunately (sigh..lol) major cliffhanger, I would love to read the next in this series. 3.5 to 4 stars
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About the Author
Georgina Guthrie has been a self-professed book hugger for as long as she can remember. An avid reader and compulsive diarist, she is thrilled to be taking the leap into the world of publishing. GG resides in Toronto, Canada, but she still considers herself a Brit through and through and can often be found roaming the aisles of her favourite British import shop.
A graduate of the University of Toronto where she studied English literature, GG is happy to fill her hours reading and writing, but she’s just as likely to be found enjoying a good film with her husband, dancing around the kitchen with her daughter, or hanging out with friends and family, almost certainly with a glass of red wine in one hand a bag of cheese and onion crisps in the other.