Review: Dragonfly by Leigh T. Moore

By: Leigh T. Moore
Publisher: Self-published
Release Date: June 6, 2013
Genre: New Adult/Romance

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Three bad things I learned this year:
-People you trust lie, even parents.
-That hot guy, the one who’s totally into you, he might not be the one.
-Things are not always how they appear.

Three good things I learned this year:
-Best friends are always there for you, even when they’re far away.
-That other hot guy, the one who remembers your birthday, he just might be the one.
-Oh, and things are not always how they appear.
Anna Sanders expected an anonymous (and uneventful) senior year until she crossed paths with rich-and-sexy Jack Kyser and his twin sister Lucy.

Pulling Anna into their extravagant lifestyle on the Gulf Coast, Lucy pushed Anna outside her comfort zone, and Jack showed her feelings she’d never experienced… Until he mysteriously withdrew.

Anna turned to her internship at the city paper and to her old attraction for Julian, a handsome local artist and rising star, for distraction. But both led to her discovery of a decades-old secret closely guarded by the twins’ distant, single father.

A secret that could permanently change all their lives.

Anna’s best friend moves away, leaving Anna to finish her senior year without her. However, she finds herself not only gaining the attention of the gorgeous rich twins, Jack and Lucy, but the hottest guy in school, Julian. Meanwhile, she discovers that there is a secret behind Lucy and Jack’s father, one that no one wants let loose.

I was really enjoying this story in the beginning. I mean, Anna finds herself swept off her feet by Jack and Lucy. However, I wasn’t a fan of Jack at all. Sure, at first he was charming but he would pull Anna close one day and then push her away the next. After the third time, I was pretty irritated with Anna. She kept going back to him. He would dump her, find someone else and the second he showed her the time of day, she was putty in his hands. Meanwhile, Julian is always there to pick up the pieces and to tell her that he’s there for her and will wait for her until she gets Jack out of her system.

“One wouldn’t give me a chance, but the other was only waiting for a chance.”

Aside from the whole back and forth relationship between Anna & Jack and Anna & Julian, Anna is also working for the school paper. She decides to do a piece on Julian and his sculptures and then later on decides to do some sleuthing when it comes to Jack’s father and Julian’s mother. I think at this point, I was pretty much done with Anna. She started off with such a good head on her shoulders but all of a sudden was snooping around, looking up personal records and harassing Julian’s mother and Jack’s father. At one point Julian’s mother tells her to stop and Anna just continues to keep pushing.

“I don’t know what you’re thinking, but just stop right there.”
“That’s enough!”
“You don’t seem to listen.”

I think if Anna acted a little bit more mature I would’ve enjoyed the story so much more but at a certain point, I just couldn’t excuse her behavior any longer. I still enjoyed the story but Anna has a lot of growing to do.

“I exhaled, and was I stood staring far out at the horizon, I wished something exciting would happen to me. Just once. Something to take my mind off the monotony or at least make my life a little more exciting.”

One Thought on “Review: Dragonfly by Leigh T. Moore

  1. Oh yeah. That drives me crazy with a heroine. Or hero really. When they become obsessed and just cannot let something go to the point of being bratty/obnoxious about it. Glad it was a good read other than that though!

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