Book Review: You Spin Me


Some scars go further than skin deep....

1988 doesn’t end well for Jessica Abraham. In just one week, she turns 30, loses her day job, and loses the role of Ophelia to a younger actress. Rallying, she goes after a part at a theater outside of the city, but the director’s plan to hide her beauty behind hair, makeup, and wardrobe from Cosmo’s “Don't'' column shakes her confidence to the core.

For the first time in her acting career, she won’t be able to rely on her carefully managed physical charms. Only her craft will count. 

On a snowy night early in January 1989, a woman calls into DJ Callihan Alonso’s alt-rock radio show at the end of her commute. He asks her to call back the next night, and the next, just so he'll know she’s home safe. There's something about her voice that has him wanting more, but the longer they talk, the closer she gets. Compromising each and every wall he's built around his heart. 

If two lonely people fall in love over late-night phone calls, will meeting face-to-face make them, or break them?

In this heartfelt, slow burn retro romcom, it may be the end of a decade, but it’s the beginning of a love story.

My Review

I listened to the audio version of this book. Big props to the narrators, Vanessa Edwin and Eric Michael Summerer. They really brought this book to life with their voices. Very clear pronunciations and I could hear Jessica and Callihan chatting in my head. 

This book is more than a "romance". Both Jessica and Callihan were dealing with personal demons of their own. Together, they were able to overcome them. Sometimes it takes someone seeing yourself from someone who loves you's point of view to realize that you are perfect just the way you are. 

The nostalgia of the eighties was fun. I would say that the audio version of this book is the way to go. 


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