Tight Knit by Allie Brennan
Release Date: December 30, 2012
Source: Author in exchange for an honest review
Description from Goodreads:
Talia Gregory relies on her Nan for everything, especially helping her calm the anxiety that controls her life. But Nan gets sick, and it couldn’t be worse timing. Talia’s panic attacks are getting worse, her boyfriend is a jerk, her best friend is distant, her parents are more absent than usual and she’s stuck planning the Cozy Christmas Charity Drive for her knitting group in place of Nan. If that’s not panic inducing enough, enter Lachlan.
Lachlan McCreedy doesn’t rely on anyone. Not after what he’s been through. It’s him and Gram, nothing else matters but keeping his past buried, and his secrets hidden. So when Gram forces him to help with her Christmas sale, Talia is the last thing he expected, and trusting her with his secrets comes as a shock to both of them. But when he unexpectedly falls for her, the question becomes can he trust her with his heart?
Tight Knit by Allie Brennan. Goodness gracious, this book. It is cute and sweet and such a beautifully adorable book, I can't help but to smile right now as I think about it.
It's a story about a boy and a girl and about twenty other things that add together to make this story one that I read seriously fast. Honestly, I read this book in about two days, and that's only because I had to go to school. If I'd had a choice, I would have read it in one sitting. We have a couple of characters that are working through their own things. Then they meet each other and...normally that's where "everything changes" but really, everything just gets mixed together. Which was great to read. Everything was not just magically solved when they met, but things were abe to be dealt with in a different way.
Talia: Talia was so cute, I'm not going to lie. Very skittish, but it was good to watch her work her way into becoming more confident and sure of herself as the book progressed. Also, to watch her change from having one friend and a douchebag boyfriend to being Hat Girl. I love Hat Girl.
Lachlan: Lachlan is MY. BOY. At first, he seems like a cliche. But then you find out more and more about him and...he's NOT. He's real. He's not a punk kid who wants to be nice and blah blah blah. There aren't a bunch of rumors about him that aren't true. Ha, no. He is what he's supposed to be. And I LOVED that. And I adore him to no end. Because even though he IS, he is also a sweetheart. Especially toward his grandmother.
Lachlan & Talia. These two are so great together, and for each other, there isn't any way to explain this other than perfect. Or maybe perfectly imperfect. Either way, it works out miraculously. I also love both of their relationships with their grandmothers. That was so cute.
Plot. GRRRR. Everything works out great. It's going wonderfully! But then there's that pesky little issue that GETS IN THE WAY. I'm not going to tell you what that issue is. But it's there. *sigh* No matter what, though, this story is still fabulous.
The ending. I LOVE IT. So much! A great turnaround from where we were when STUFF went down. Along with this entire story, this ending just makes me grin so much.
Overall, Tight Knit is a fantastically written story by Allie Brennan that makes me smile just thinking about it. It's cute and REAL and just plain wonderful. I am honestly excited for Allie's next book!