Review: Infinity + One by Amy Harmon

Infinity + One by Amy Harmon
Kindle Edition, 314 pages
Published June 8th, 2014
My rating: 3 out of 5 stars

When two unlikely allies become two unwitting outlaws, will two unforgettable lovers defy unbeatable odds?

Bonnie Rae Shelby is a superstar. She’s rich. She’s beautiful. She’s impossibly famous. And Bonnie Rae Shelby wants to die.

Finn Clyde is a nobody. He’s broken. He’s brilliant. He’s impossibly cynical. And all he wants is a chance at life.

One girl. One boy. An act of compassion. A bizarre set of circumstances. And a choice – turn your head and walk away, or reach out your hand and risk it all?

With that choice, the clock starts ticking on a man with a past and a girl who can’t face the future, counting down the seconds in an adventure riddled with heartbreak and humor, misunderstanding and revelation. With the world against them, two very different people take a journey that will not only change their lives, but may cost them their lives as well.

Infinity + One is a tale of shooting stars and fame and fortune, of gilded cages and iron bars, of finding a friend behind a stranger’s face, and discovering love in the oddest of places.

My thoughts…

Bonnie and Finn are an unlikely pair who seem destined to cross paths, even though don’t meet under the best of circumstances. When Finn sees girl standing on the edge of a bridge he can’t turn away from helping her.

Bonnie is a very successful country singer who just performed her last show of her current tour. She is consumed with grief after the recent death of her twin sister, she also has a lot of hurt and anger that she wasn’t beside her sister when she passed away from leukemia. Her controlling grandma/manager kept hidden how sick her sister really was and didn’t tell Bonnie of her twins passing until after the funeral. To grandma, the show most go on, because of the cost of rescheduling tour dates and grandma was all about the money. All Bonnie wanted was an escape from her chaotic controlled life.

Finn is a Math genius and has had a rough few years. All he wants is to move forward and let go of the past. His twin brother was killer in a robbery gone bad and died in his arms. Even though Finn had no idea his brother was going to rob the convenient store, he was still convicted because he was the suspected getaway driver. He's dealing with a past that he’s not proud of, but he’s spent the last few years trying to get to a good place in his life. He has a job lined up in Las Vegas and his way out of town he notices Bonnie on the edge of the bridge. After saving her, he has no idea who she is or that she is a successful country singer.

“We weren't so different, Finn and I. Cages come in lots of colors and shapes. Some are gilded, while others have a slamming door. But golden handcuffs are still handcuffs.”
― Amy Harmon, Infinity + One

Together, they end up on a crazy journey, a journey about two very different people overcoming the obstacles stacked against them and finding each other when they least expected. It was wonderful seeing them finding love along the way.

“I love you Bonnie. So much that I hurt with it. And I hate it, and I love it, and I want it to go away, and I want it to stay forever....”
― Amy Harmon, Infinity + One

Overall, I did like Infinity + One, it is a slower paced book and has a lot of comparison to the infamous Bonnie and Clyde, sometimes too much. I was becoming very frustrated with Bonnie, she couldn’t seem to stand up to her grandma who was leaking stories to the press. Finn’s reputation was at risk because of him being an ex-con it was assumed that he kidnapped Bonnie and was holding her for ransom. She could have placed a call and stopped all the nonsense, but didn’t.

“Maybe I'll stop looking for real, now that I've found Infinity.”
― Amy Harmon, Infinity + One 

Happy Reading -J


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