all being bullied—graduation was the only thing she looked forward to. After graduation, she completely reinvents
herself becoming the person she always wanted to be. Someone different. Changed. When she gets to college, she easily makes
friends, boyfriends, and loves life. For
once in her life, she adores the person she has become.
attraction between them is instant. He
is sexy as hell. Sweet, romantic,
flirty. He definitely knows how to treat
a woman in and out of the bedroom.
Kenz, there is nothing that will stand in his way. Or maybe there is something that could ruin
it all? One small detail that Kenz tries
desperately to ignore—one that can only be swept under the rug for so
present collide and secrets are revealed?
Is it possible to forgive or will it destroy them both? One thing’s for sure—things are going to
Review of Changed by Heather Dahlgren
***** (5 Stars) An amazing debut by a new author! Kept me turning the pages.
Changed by Heather Dahlgren was a wonderful book. The title is fitting as the main character, Kennedy (Kenz), changed herself – her change from what and who she was in high school to what and who she is in college is akin to a caterpillar changing into a butterfly. Nobody would easily realize that the new Kenz is the one they knew in high school. Although Kenz has changed a lot, the irony of it is that she doesn’t accept that others could change as she did.
Kenz and her roommates meet Campbell and his roommates at a bar. Kenz and Campbell seem to really hit it off until Kenz suddenly leaves the bar without warning. Even though she has Campbell’s phone number and really liked him, she chooses to not pursue a possible relationship with him. However, fate has something different in store for Kenz – people are moving into the vacant apartment across the way, and surprise, it is Campbell and his roommates. This chance encounter causes something to click with Kenz, and even though her past is telling her she shouldn’t look twice at Campbell, her heart is telling her that she should. What secret does Kenz hold? Will she reveal her secret to Campbell?
Ms. Dahlgren does a spectacular job with the development of unique characters that all have different personalities ranging from sweet and sensitive, secretive, goofy, and romantic and protective. The secondary characters (the roommates of both Kenz and Campbell) mesh well with the main characters and support the story line rather than detract from it.
Changed is full of funny moments, romantic moments, steamy scenes, angst, sadness, and love. Ms. Dahlgren not only has her characters experience a wide range of emotions, but develops a bond between her readers and the characters so they are feeling the same things the characters are feeling. I am not ashamed to admit there are parts that made me cry, just as there were parts that filled me with joy and made me laugh.
I cannot wait to see if Ms. Dahlgren releases more books that tell the stories of the roommates. I would enjoy getting to know more about Young, Maddie, Becca, and Dick. I would definitely recommend this book to others.
I am 36 years old. I am married to my high school sweetheart. We have been married for almost 12 years and have 3 amazing kids. I’m a stay at home mom and my kids definitely keep me busy. I live at the Jersey Shore and love all there is to do here. I love nature, birds especially. I enjoy hiking and fishing with my family.
I have always loved to write. In high school I used to write stories, poems and a lot of love notes! I absolutely love to read. I love the way I can get lost in a book and forget about the world around me. Now that I am writing books, I feel the same way, only it’s my book I’m getting lost in.
As for now, I am loving this journey of becoming an author. It has been more then I dreamed it would be.
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