Review: Yours and Mine by Christine Duval

13 February 2017





Yours And Mine
Christine Duval
(Freshman Forty #2)
Publication date: February 10th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult
The highly anticipated sequel to Positively Mine….
Picking up from the dramatic ending of Positively Mine, Yours and Mine continues the Freshman Forty series as we meet Danny Santoro, Laurel’s baby’s father, for the first time.
It’s been almost a year since he last saw her, that sultry morning she walked off the beach before dawn had even cracked the August sky. It seemed from her silence, she was out of his life forever.
But Laurel’s timing couldn’t be worse to tell him he’s a father. The last year hasn’t been easy. Danny’s own father was arrested for a DUI, his mother moved out, and Danny started sleeping with his brother’s old high school, drug-abusing girlfriend.
After Laurel shocks him with the news, she attempts to relinquish Danny of any parental responsibility leading to a heated custody battle. In an unorthodox arrangement, an eccentric judge orders Danny and Laurel to spend alternating weekends with each other for the upcoming school year.
Told from Danny’s point of view, Yours and Mine explores the second chapter of a romance that never got off the ground, the challenges of young parenting, and the hope of rekindled love.

Review

This author knows how to write a story to keep you reading!

I thought initially that this story might disappoint as I'd say the first quarter of the book didn't really keep my intrigue.  As weird as it sounds I found the character and scene building too fast and too slow all at the same time! I wish the author had built more of a back story around Danny and Laurel to give us more of an insight into their relationship before the baby and felt she spent too much time on Danny's.  This was largely due to me not reading book one! So before reading this one I definitely recommend picking up book one! 

However, it was refreshing to read a story like this from the man's perspective for a change and for the main character not to be a bit of a tool was a nice change.

From the point Danny receives the surprise from Laurel this book really took off and although you could see where it was ultimately heading it didn't detract from the quality of the writing and after initially being able to put this book down easily I soon found that I had to read just one more page.  I love that feeling and for me is the sign of a great writer!

Christine Duval has gained a new fan in me after reading this book and I cannot wait to read more by her.



Author Bio:
Christine Duval lives in New Jersey with her family. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Women Who Write, and the Authors Guild.
When not creating fictional characters or organizing carpools, you can find her walking through houses and writing about them for an upscale real estate company. She also has an extensive social media background and has worked for several well-known magazines.
Find her online at www.christineduval.com or on Twitter @christineduval1.

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Disclosure:  The Pursuit Of Bookiness received a copy of this book free of charge in return for an honest review.  All opinions are our own

13 comments

  1. Thanks for being on the tour! Glad you liked it sounds like a well written and fun read! :)

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  2. Great review!! I haven't read any of Christine's work before so I'm looking forward to starting with this one :)

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  3. Great looking book & prize. Good luck everyone!

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  4. This book is "my cup of tea", looking forward to reading it!

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  5. This sounds like a super book to read.

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  6. Another book to add to my 'to read' list...

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  7. Sounds like a bit of a page turner - thank you. x

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