Infinity + One by Amy Harmon
This book is enchanting. It weaves a tale of two lost and lonely souls trying to find their way, their own happiness, in a world where pain, sadness, and sorrow seem to always outweigh the good stuff.
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. 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.
Review by Amazon Customer:
I finished this book yesterday and ruminated on my thoughts for a while, wanting to provide the best review possible of a book that has rekindled my faith in romance novels and reminded me why I resumed reading after a decade hiatus. But, no matter how I try to plan, I just can’t seem to get my thoughts in order so I’m just going to ramble and hope it serves as testimony to how utterly breathtaking this book was for me.
I love romance. All genres, sub-genres, and sub-sub-genres. That said, it seems as of late that I’ve fallen into a pile of surface-level romance. Ones where I have to suspend so much reality that it almost seems ridiculous. I still enjoy them, don’t get me wrong, but I found myself longing for a book that went deeper than that basics. I wanted characters that I could see myself in, in some way. A storyline that sucked me down to a place where I couldn’t get enough. I wanted connection. I wanted honesty. I wanted imperfection. And Amy Harmon delivered that and so much more.
I was hesitant to read this book at first. A little skeptical of the premise and a little fearful because I was certain that no book could top the way Making Faces made me feel. I’ve re-read that book multiple times and each visit is just as powerful as the first. Infinity + One has demolished my fears, surpassed my hopes and has found a home right next to Ms. Harmon’s other works in my all-time favorites collection of novels. This book is an absolute work of art.
Amy Harmon has a way if writing a story I want to believe in. She gives me characters that I can love despite all their imperfections. Her words are magic, creating this universe that I feel a part of, like I’m right there beside the people I’m rooting for. I’m the third wheel but in the best possible way.
For me, Infinity + One is a story of being lost. Of being sad. Of being lonely. Those are emotions that we can all relate to at some point in our lives and she has eloquently given them a home in this novel. She’s shown us that it’s okay to feel this way. More than that, it’s normal for anyone, anywhere. It also shows you that you can’t judge someone’s life by what you see. Because most of the time, it’s only a fraction of the truth that’s hiding beneath the surface. Everyone’s pain is different.
This book is enchanting. It weaves a tale of two lost and lonely souls trying to find their way, their own happiness, in a world where pain, sadness, and sorrow seem to always outweigh the good stuff. Books like Infinity + One are the reason I read. It is a shining example of the novels I long for.
Review by Hummingbird Girl:
After reading Making Faces and A Different Blue, I became convinced that Amy Harmon was an otherworldly being, transported from some far off place in the future, where they’ve already answered all the difficult questions about life, and she’s been placed on earth, disguised as an author to impart her wisdom. I love reading her books, because they have a mystical undertone, one that quenches my philosophical yearnings, while leaving me still with more questions. She’s a witch who’s woven her spell and I’m unable to fight off this enchantment (not that I’d ever want to!).
Infinity + One is her latest concoction, and I can say that this brew is potent. From the very first pages, I was stunned, seized from the very opening scene, and subsequently stupefied by the thrilling ride that was the story of Infinity James Clyde and Bonnie Ray Shelby. From the moment that Finn reached out and saved Bonnie, they took me on a heart-pounding journey. The two were young, sometimes dumb, but always brave. On an almost desperate and heartbreaking search for freedom and redemption, Bonnie and Finn were impulsive, infuriating, and inspiring. These two experienced profound losses in their lives. They lost people who were intricately woven in their identity, and once gone, they unraveled. This story was about how they saved each other.
Infinity + One is about the thread that weaves through our souls, one that interlaces our individual chapters and creates a complete story. This love story touched me deeply and filled me. Another classic by Amy Harmon, this story transcends the romance genre, and should be read by any and everyone who just loves amazing literature. A top recommendation, and must-read!