Johnny (Johnny, #1)

Johnny (Johnny, #1)➷ Johnny (Johnny, #1) Free ➭ Author Rachel Dunning – Life can change So uickly so suddenly One day you're driving down the freeway your face lit up by yellow sodium lamps music blaring through the radio and you're singing and the guy next to you is sing Life can change So uickly so suddenly One day you're driving down the freeway your face lit up by yellow sodium lamps music blaring through the radio and you're singing and the guy next to you is singing and he turns to look at you just for a second a moment that final smile lasting forever in your mind afterwards And then you're upside down and there are screams and moans a shattered windshield spinning wheels the glug glug glug of falling gas and the man you love is next you And he's not moving Cat Ramsey has the perfect life a home in the suburbs a loving family the sexiest guy in school living next door And then it all changes Her father's drinking shifts from the occasional beerinto a dangerous dependency He becomes loud He becomes angry He becomes violentHer world is turned upside down She turns to Johnny The subject matter in this book is OF AN ADULT NATURE Not suitable for readers under years of age due to explicit sexual content Book of GenresComing of AgeNew Adult RomanceMature Young Adult Romance. For a chance to win a copy click here practically devoured this book in one setting It was light yet heartwarming It didn’t take long for me to connect with the story and the two main charactersExplore and experience Catherine Ramsey aka Cat’s life Starting at a tender age of six growing up in a middle class family on a gated suburban community with her typical All American fatherWhere her story began the day she met her new neighbour Johnny And that boy became her best friend and It’s funny when a child notices every small things about her father or her parents yet in her eyes everything was perfect But then the child grew up and see them for what they really are In Cat’s case her father’s drinking problem that turned her father into this loud angry and violent person When suddenly her world was not as perfect as she thought it was after all and wondered what went wrong And as she turns to her very best friend JohnnyI don’t want to say but I thought this was a beautifully written coming of age new adult story There are no over the top drama but a precise yet carefully constructed heart wrenching reality Written in a way that I could easily relate to Cat’s feelings her actions and reactionsIt’s about growing upAnd part of growing up is falling in love your first kiss and heartacheI love how Cat and Johnny’s friendship evolved into something something lasting and special Johnny is such a dream He is the perfect best friend boy friend and lover I would have loved to read his point of viewIt was heartwarming sweet romantic and hot My only complain here is that it ended too soon I want I can’t wait to read of their storyI would definitely recommendThis is not for young adults though but for MATURE young adult and olderCopy of the book was kindly provided by Ms Dunning 4 Best Friends Stars Johnny kept me sane Johnny kept me alive Johnny got me through This book is the story of Cat's life told by Cat It is fast paced and pretty much a young girl's diary of feelings and events that have shaped her life Things you might not think of as important are very much important to a young teen girl Cat meets Johnny as a child and they become best of friends from the start Everything they do it with each other Johnny and Cat are inseparable and only become closer as time moves on Best friends to lovers you would think and you hope but this book as a nice play of boy wants girl girl wants boy but is not ready and pushes boy away then girl's hormones catch up and boy is wanted NOW I love you my love my life my soul What feels like a whirlwind love really isn't as Cat and Johnny's hearts have been waiting for this moment forever Their attachment is perfectuntil it no long is Life throws a few devastating curve balls at Cat and Johnny's love and patience are not enough to stand the test of their relationship The ending of this book heart strings pulled and left with a cliff hanger Losing Johnny coming my way I need to know how this plays out for Cat and Johnny 1 very angry star No Just no No just noThis Book Made Me So ANGRY Seriously seriously hugely RANTING ANGRY I actually read this book a while ago Read it blew up Val's phone with my ranting and then pretty much dominated our next phone conversation ranting about this bookIt wasn't even disappointing It was INFURIATINGBut why? I should probably explain thatWell First of all When I grabbed this book there was no indication NONE zero zilch nada of this being book 1 in a series or trilogy or whatever it is Not on not in the synopsis not even on Goodreads Since then this has changed But then? I went into this expecting a standalone Now I don't hate series or anything I mean duh Series are great But THIS BOOK being the first in a series Makes me mad I'll get to why in a minuteSecond of all that synopsis is a dirty liar The first part with the car accident? I was interested in that I started this book to get to that It seemed like it'd be emotional and interesting and hit me in the feels ya know? OH WAIT NOPE That part doesn't even happen until like 80% into the book possibly farther As I said I read this book a while ago It took me all that time in between to chill out enough to write this review But I digress That second part of the synopsis about turning to Johnny? OH WAIT NOPE This book is not about turning to Johnny for help Or dealing that that car accident that seems so instrumentalThis book my friends is a LEAD ON into the rest of the books It is all of the background information that is boring to read It is setting up the troubled past we usually get the summarized version of in books It starts where Cat I seriously just had to check the synopsis for her name because I couldn't remember it and Johnny meet And then we're walked through that all the way through graduating high school Honestly if this had been done well I probably wouldn't be so mad about this Except it wasn't It was done lazily The characters were so flat and the voice of this book was nonexistent It was monotone I felt nothing The writing the story Cat was telling got literally nothing out of me except anger once I reached the end of the book It was as if the terrible situations Cat was in were supposed to be enough to create a reaction out of me Only problem was that I didn't care about Cat in the first place And then AND THEN AND THEN AND THENThere is a cliffhanger So there's this whole boring backstory book that should really just be a preuel and stop pretending anything else and then we're left with this big enraging cliffhanger I don't want to go into spoilers because you may want to read it though I don't recommend it but the way the entire thing was executed FELT like a ploy Read this first book of boring get to the end and then BAM DON'T YOU WANT TO READ ON TO GET TO THE HAPPY ENDING AND FIND THINGS OUT???No I don't I never will And looking at the next two books I know I'd just be swimming in anger so it's really a great thing I have no interest in finding out what will happen I mean besides the obviousconsidering the books are NAMED AFTER Johnny I can only assume how things will turn out SighI don't want it to seem like I'm hating on this book because there was a cliffhanger That's not it I read books with cliffhangers all the time and love them I love series and reading on and all that fun stuff So the cliffhanger isn't really the problem here it was just my breaking point when it came to this book The problem I have with this book is flat characters lazily written boring story attempt at emotional blackmail that was a fail the complete lie of a synopsis having to wait at least 80% of the book for half the synopsis to even happen terrible non swoon worthy romance you know how important romance is to me boring falling apart between characters nonexistent character growth AND THEN AN ANNOYING USELESS INFURIATING CLIFFHANGERYou see my point? There was all that stuff and then it was topped off with a cliffhanger Felt like a slap in the face Thus I got mad and ranty SighOverall Johnny is normally a name I love This book put a dent in that I did not enjoy this book at all I wasted two hours of my life on this book and I regret every second I'm not going to tell you NOT to read this book because I can't tell you what to do but I can say that I recommend skipping this oneYou can find from me on my blog Stuck in Books 🎁 FREE on today 7112020 🎁 Nowhere in the description of this book does it say it's part of a series CLIFFHANGER haters be warnedFive minutes into this book and I was unpleasantly reminded of Tina Reber's Love Unscripted series and her excessive use of exclamation points It happened enough to be distracting and annoyingI never connected with Johnny or Cat or really got their attraction other than the fact that they were childhood friends I felt like I was reading a summary of events instead of what should have been an emotional story The pieces were there they just never got connected For me the most interesting person in the book was Nicole and she didn't become interesting until the book was nearly overAt the end we are left hanging about Johnny and Cat's relationship and I found myself not really caring enough to read the next book Very few high school romances are meant to be forever and that's ok 45 stars What was with all of the exclamation points? It drove me crazy ; Otherwise a really good book Can't wait for the next one 45 StarsI will definitely be reading the next one I don't know where to start on this The premise seemed good The synopsis caught my eye and I decided to give this author a try Plus I got excited that the heroine has my nameIt felt like the story was rushed and that the whole mind works of Cat was just a jumbled mess maybe this was what the author wanted I don't know Yes she's a teenage girl going through some pretty hefty issues but then it felt like someone flipped a switch and said Hey Let's put a whole shit ton of teenage melodrama into this small book Drugs Alcohol Sex Abuse Anger issues Depression Orgies Gossip Jealousy Sexual Abuse it goes on and on Frankly I was surprised pregnancy wasn't thrown in there to even it all out The character of Cat I found I wanted to hate herI'm going to be honest I skimmed over the poems It just felt like they were tossed in for fluffing The end was so rushed for me No real resolution And the Author note claiming Cat has maturedI don't see maturity as pushing someone that has stood by you It's definitely not in telling them they were just a good fuck Running away from life also doesn't seem like a real winner in the maturity level Johnny is better off without you Princess So I pushed myself to finish the story rolling my eyes at the obvious new friendship born from tragedy and I just can't give this anything over a 1 12 star rating It wasalright But not something I'm going to tell people to read It's the first time I've read from this author and at this moment probably the last I'm really torn with this book I willingly decided to stop reading this book at around 75 80% once I realized it was not a stand alone Reading the blurbs of the remaining 3 books in the series led me to believe I would not find the happily ever after I sought for these characters that I'd formed a mild attachment to So I chose to stop reading where they'd live forever in my mind in that HEA spacePositives the actions of the characters were true to their age the cover is hot i felt intense sympathy for the main character Cat and I longed for her happiness friends to lovers is a trope I really enjoyNegatives I hated the formatting The sub chapters within the main chapters mess with the pacing and reading experience They are sharp breaks not seamless I got tired of being in the head of the main character so much with pages and pages of no dialogue and interaction with others which leads to a lot of telling instead of showing and letting me experience things through the characters This book is misclassified as a romance I want a HEA for the couple in uestion Because I doubt that they actually achieve that in a satisfactory way I'm not sure I want to invest 9 to be disappointed I'm not negating the author's choice to tell the story in the way it unveiled itself in her mind But I am doubting the ability of the remaining 3 books to leave me happy and satisfied with Cat and Johnny So for me they'll forever be in high school and in love This was a story that began when Johnny Cat were children living across the street from each other It took the reader through the years as they reached teenagers Some of the book reminded me of neighborhood friends I had growing up and the things I had done playing football playing sports music parents' approval disapproval etc It was a typical boy turns into boyfriend girl becomes girlfriend Then each of them grow apart while remaining best friends It happens some will deny that but it does happen It wasn't one of my favorites by any means I don't know who I would recommend it to maybe young 20 somethings This story did not end the way I had anticipated it would but it was an interesting end