Review of The Wonder of You by Harper Kincaid
THE WONDER OF YOU by Harper Kincaid is LIVE!
What if Alice didn’t fall down the rabbit hole, but instead, traveled through
Lincoln Tunnel into another kind of Wonderland:
New York City.
The best day of twenty-five year old Alice Leighton’s life was the day she got to put her nothing special, lil Southern town in her rear-view mirror. Good-bye to phony ‘bless your hearts’ and ‘I’ll pray for you’ crap, all while talking trash behind her back. She’s New York City’s latest addition and she’s going to work her ass off proving she earned her spot in the country’s top grad program.
Never again will she let some jerk derail her future and break her heart. Oh, and no more players. She’s D.O.N.E with the ‘cool guys’.
Getting caught up in Dare Grangeworth, the art world’s resident bad boy, was not part of her Alice 2.0 plan, even if he is just her type, with his beard, tats sleeves and intense green eyes. When he’s not dodging the press or his cultish fan base, Dare’s making art that makes a statement. Women seem to lose their heads around him – all the more reason why he finds Alice’s candor refreshing. He’s used to women giving in – not giving attitude.
He has to get to know this girl, even if it means allowing himself to be the subject of her research. Before too long, he becomes more than a simple outlier she can explain away. And for him everything starts to feel larger than life and upside down, like a heady rush, all while desperately trying not to lose his heart.
Become lost and found in this re-imagined story of Alice and her cast of characters, in a world where Wonderland meets Sex-and-the-City.
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About this author...
Born in California and raised in South Florida, Harper Kincaid has moved around like a gypsy with a bounty on her head ever since. For years, she was a jill of all trades and a master of none, but is now tickled hot pink to pen stories that break and mend people's hearts for a living. Kincaid believes seduction occurs from the neck up, which is why her characters are smart, sexy, and slightly quirky - and definitely worthy to be your next hard-core book crush.
When not writing, she adores listening to indie, lo-fi, complaint rock played on vinyl, the theater, well-informed optimism, happy endings (both kinds), and making those close to her laugh 'til they snort. She is a self-admitted change junkie, loving new experiences and places, but has now happily settled in the cutest lil' town, Vienna, Virginia.
How can you read the description of this book and not want to pick it up right away?! I was hooked from the beginning. I loved these characters. I really enjoyed getting to know them through the story. I liked how balanced they were. They book flips between them and I really enjoyed that part of the writing.
I think this is the first book by Harper Kincaid I've ready, and it will most definitely NOT by my last! I really liked her writing style and the way she crafted and told the story. Her characters are fabulously done, and you really feel connected to them.
This book definitely falls into my Rom-Com love, and I really think you all will enjoy the heck out of it! There are hot bits and parts, but it isn't the only part to the chemistry or the book - which I loved! I'm getting over all the hot and heavy being so much in your face and so much everywhere in the stories I read. Don't get me wrong - I like it as part of the story, but only when it fits and makes sense. Some books it feels forced or like it's dragging so they have sex - explicit sex. NOT IN THIS BOOK! I loved this story - it really is told so well.
These characters, Alice & Dare, I honestly really enjoyed them. I love the description of Dare in this book and I loved Alice's reaction to him. You'll know what I mean when you read it... The opening scene is Ahhhh - maze - ing. It is honestly what made me fall in love with the characters and the story and author's writing!! Even all the supporting characters in this book are so interesting! I can't wait to see more from them in the future!!
Let me break it down for you...
Would I recommend this book?
Will I be reading more from this author?
Hell yes! I've already looked up her other works and I'm looking forward to more in this world too!
until next time, xo - Jen