Review: Business as Usual

Business as Usual
Business as Usual by Denise Grover Swank
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Anything but Business as Usual

Writing this review was never going to be easy, because I found this story simultaneously too close to home, and so far from reality that I haven’t been able to reconcile how I feel about it since I first read it. Business as Usual is by and large the best book in the Off the Subject series.

Lexi and Ben couldn’t be more perfect and deserving of each other. Their journey was beautiful, heartwarming, and all around wonderful (well… when their journey finally started 1/3 of the way through the book.) I was suspicious of Ben for a while, but it quickly became clear that he was innocent and his ex was a complete nutcase. Reed was kind of an overbearing jerk (in Redesigned it didn’t seem as off-putting, but here I wanted to punch him.) Yes, everything was okay by the end, but gosh. He just needed to back off and let his sister live her own darn life. Finally, there’s Tina. I think we can just delete her from the story and forget she ever existed. Is that okay with you?!

Business as Usual is a good story, so don’t let me distaste for the genre change your mind. Denise is a wonderful writer and this story of healing might just be the right thing for you! ****4 STARS****

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