Author: Amy Queau
Series: The Progress Series, #2
Publisher by: Independent
Published on: July 13, 2013
Genres: Chick Lit, Psychological
After the emotional turmoil that was ‘Jesse’ subsides, Charlie manages to find peace with her decision to leave him, despite her conscience telling her otherwise. Saying goodbye to the drama proves to be an easier task than she anticipated.
And although Charlie’s life continues to test her strength, her will, and her motivation to pick herself up and dust herself off, she carves a new path. Making positive changes in her life, she gets a new job, a new apartment, and a new guy; everything is nearly perfect. Nearly.
Hundreds of miles away, Jesse isn’t faring too well in their aftermath. But within his darkness, he finds a purpose and reconstructs himself with one goal in mind:
He needs to find his Charlie.
Interrupted is the second book in The Progress Series.
Interrupted is book 2 in the Progress Series. It picks up where Progress leaves off. Jesse has moved to the east coast and while Charlie stays in her hometown. At first she decides she made a mistake in the way things ended with Jesse. She could have handled it better but the ass just picked up and left before she could do that. She does want to make things better but it becomes clear that will never happen. Jesse makes no contact with her once he leaves. Finally, she puts on her “big girl panties” and starts getting her life in order.
She gets regular job, she moves out of her parents house and even gets a boyfriend. Oh Samuel….I love me some Sam *swoon*. He really is the sweetest, sexiest and nicest guy plus he is perfect for her.
He pulled a loose hair behind her ear. “You’re beautifully amazing,stunning, and mature woman, Charlie Johnson. And I can say without a doubt that I am completely in love with you.” – Sam
Charlie has been dealt such a shitty hand in life that she does deserve the good guy. I wanted her to have the nice guy. So why am still sitting here waiting for Jesse??? Because Jesse is just perfect for her. They make such a fucked up beautiful couple.
“See, Charlie? It’s so much better when we just slow down. When it’s just you and me. Do you feel that? Everything else has stopped. We’re the only two people that matter.” – Jesse
Things are going well for a year. She is moving on. Charlie still thinks about Jesse but has accepted that some things are not meant to be but if it wasn’t for him she would have never grown up. Great right? Yeah….til Amy comes and throws a wrench in that crap.
“You’re like a fucking rash. I can’t get rid of. I scratch and you get irritated. You get irritated and then you burn. And I’m stuck with this scabby rash on my face that everyone can see and I’m left standing, alone and humiliated again!” – Charlie
“It’s easy with you, Charlie. Because I know what I want, I know what I need, and I’m going to have to go home tonight alone knowing you’ll never be mine.”- Jesse
Jesse returns and wants his Charlie back except that she isn’t really his anymore. She has found her happy place with a great guy but that doesn’t stop those sparks from flying. Prepare yourself for another cliffhanger that will leave you saying “Really? REALLY AMY??? You gonna play me like that!.”
Overall conclusion to the Progress Series……when is book 3 coming out?? I need it like yesterday 🙂 I need to know what happens to Jesse, Charlie and Samuel. I loved this set of books. Amy Queau really is wonderful writer and I recommend you pick these up. You will not be disappointed. They were a great unexpected surprise. I connected with all her characters. As much as I wanted to beat the shit out of Jesse, I want to hug him just as much. He truly cares for Charlie is his own way. Not everyone would get it but Charlie does. I loved that Charlie was broken and damaged but she had spunk. She had a backbone. Jesse may not have treated her great but she didn’t just lie down and take it. She fought back. It made me root for her. That is always a good thing to me.
The author splits the books into sections. You have a set of chapters about Jesse, then a set about Charlie and then a set of Charlie and Jesse as a couple. This format really works for this story because if gives you the ability to really get to know the two main characters well before you see them as a couple. My only issue really with this series are the covers. To me, they really do not do the series justice. These books are about two people that logically should not be together but somehow find their happiness in each other. It’s an unlikely love story. I think the covers should reflect that and would get people reading this wonderful series.