Title: The Weight of Words (Weight of Words #1)
Author: Georgina Guthrie
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: New Adult
Publication Date: November 26, 2013
Publisher: Omnific Publishing
Cover by: Micha Stone and Amy Brokaw
Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.
Aubrey Price is in the final months of her undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto. Bright, witty and fiercely independent, Aubrey works part-time for the college Dean and has her sights set on graduating with distinction. When she meets Dean Grant’s son, Daniel, the TA in her senior Shakespearean studies course, a shared love of the Bard’s works and an instant mutual attraction draw Aubrey and Daniel together. Unfortunately, a strict anti-fraternizing policy, made more perilous by a black mark on Daniel’s record, keeps them apart.
Against this academic backdrop, Aubrey and Daniel navigate their way through a steamy courtship, their forbidden romance aided, abetted and sometimes thwarted by a colorful cast of friends, family and classmates.
I was provided an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
The Weight of Words was like a breath of fresh air. My heart went pitter patter in this one. This story was so well-written, heart-wrenching and gave me all the FEELS.
Aubrey Price is in her last year of college where she finds herself falling for the TA (teachers assistant) in her senior Shakespeare English class. Daniel Grant is intelligent, hot, and off limits to students. This may be a serious problem as Daniel’s past plays a huge role in why he cannot pursue Aubrey. However, the heart wants whom the heart wants and that is an even bigger problem for Daniel and Aubrey.
Talk about romance! This story brought me back to my high school days where I read a lot of Shakespeare. Daniel and Aubrey connect through their love of literature and it is a common thread throughout their relationship. I fell in love with all the sonnets and the references to Shakespeare throughout this book. It added such depth and character to the story. It gave it such an elegant and romantic feeling throughout. I absolutely love Daniel and Aubrey. Their characters are real and relatable. Your heart goes out to them as you watch them fall for each other. While their relationship is forbidden, their hearts believe differently. You truly feel how they yearn for each other, as they are unable to be together.
This is not your typical student-teacher ish romance. It is so much more than that. It’s about love not knowing boundaries. The writing? Flawless! Although a bit slower, than my usual reads, I thoroughly enjoyed this story. Daniel and Aubrey’s story was beautiful and magical. Love definitely conquers all. I cannot wait to see what is in store for them in the future.
About the Author
Georgina Guthrie has been a self-professed book hugger for as long as she can remember. An avid reader and compulsive diarist, she is thrilled to be taking the leap into the world of publishing. GG resides in Toronto, Canada, but she still considers herself a Brit through and through and can often be found roaming the aisles of her favourite British import shop.
A graduate of the University of Toronto where she studied English literature, GG is happy to fill her hours reading and writing, but she’s just as likely to be found enjoying a good film with her husband, dancing around the kitchen with her daughter, or hanging out with friends and family, almost certainly with a glass of red wine in one hand a bag of cheese and onion crisps in the other.
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