Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Review: Driving Me Mad by Lindsay Paige

Driving Me Mad (Sanity #1) by Lindsay Paige
Release Date: July 6, 2016
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Source: E-Book, ARC

Goodreads Description:
He was my therapist.

She was my client.

He’s the person I lean on and turn to.

She’s the person who brings me relief when there seems to be none.

He makes me smile and laugh when anxiety and depression consume me.

She helps me breathe when depression is choking me.

I don't know how to live without him.

I don't know how to be honest with her.

Are we driving each other mad?

Notes about the book:
If you are easily disturbed by books dealing with anxiety and depression, this is not the book for you. This book goes into great details about the lives of two people dealing with anxiety and depression.

Sex is mentioned, but it it not graphic.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

Book Quote:
"You could take a kiss," he tells me.
"Yeah, but I want you to give it to me." It hits me then just how much I want him to give me. I want him to give me peace, comfort, his time, friendship, and something more than friendship. I don't want to take it. It's so much sweeter when he wants to give it to me. I take enough from him during my moments of panic and depression.

My Review
Lindsay really knows how to tell a heart-wrenching story!

I have to admit that after reading the synopsis for this one, I wasn't too sure about it. While I read a wide range of things, I do have some prudish tendencies. I was bothered by the fact that the story involved a therapist/patient relationship. But without going into details I will just say that I was ok with the details of this relationship. I also have to admit that I was wavering on my issues with it just with the mention of the therapist's name - Trace Lexington. I don't know what it is, but it just said "hot guy" to me.

Then we get to see Brittany and Trace's relationship progress from friendship to something more. It was sweet to watch/read. I loved how just talking to Trace could calm Brittany. I have several favorite scenes that I really want to tell you all about, but I don't want to give away any part of this book.

Lindsay does an excellent job of taking the reader into the lives of Brittany and Trace as they suffer through the very worst of times. I have to admit that I often found myself agreeing with Brittany and Trace about whether their relationship was good for them. They are both suffering so much. But they are the only people in their lives who truly understands what the other is going through. She took us into the minds of both Brittany and Trace and gave me insight into how they could see suicide as a way out.

Be prepared to read book two (anxiously awaiting it here) because you will not get all the answers here in this book.

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