Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Blog Tour: More Than Water by Renee Ericson

More Than Water
by Renee Ericson
Publication Date: 22 June 2015
Genres: ContemporaryNew AdultRomance

Synopsis: It doesn’t feel right. It doesn’t feel wrong. It just...feels.

EJ Cunning, an art history major, dates musicians. Foster Blake, a chemical engineering major, can’t sing a tune. They’re not each other’s type. They’re coworkers.

Then, one night leads to sex—sex between friends—which leads to an agreement. It all seems so simple—but nothing ever is.

Many layers build a person’s facade.

Look into the depths for what’s hidden within.

It’s more than water. It’s a story—a living and breathing substance beyond the reflective surface.


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“Great.” He swivels around in the chair, peering up at me.
Total geek chic is the first thing that comes to mind as I evaluate his plain khakis and comic book character T-shirt, the hipster-vintage kind. Honey-brown hair tops his handsomely stubbled face framed in a pair of Buddy Holly–type glasses. Behind the lenses, his dark blue eyes give me a once-over, up and down.
“Welcome to Howard Library,” he continues. “I’m Foster. Things here should be pretty straightforward since you have worked over at the main library. It’s the same system but in a smaller space. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.”
“Your name is Foster?” I question, unbelieving. “As in, the beer?”
“You don’t sound Australian.”
“I must have left my accent back at my apartment.” He turns back toward the monitor and clicks the mouse. “Along with my crocodile, koala, and kangaroo.”
“Well, that makes all the sense in the world.”
“Yes, deriving facts from absurd logic—that must be your artistic side.” He gives me a sidelong glance. “It’s a family name.”
“Can I call you Fozzie?”
“Can I call you Evelyn?”
“Not if you want me to answer.”
“It’s safe to say, the same goes for calling me Fozzie. I’m not a Muppet.”
I laugh at that response, having not thought of The Muppets in years.

My Review

EJ (Evelyn) Cunning is a college girl with a love of art. With her share of family problems, EJ feels pressure from her parents to be more. They want her to receive an MBA like the other members of her family and EJ just wants to be free to explore her art. In the beginning she stands up to her boyfriend, who very soon becomes her ex, in a way that shows how strong she is as a person. From the beginning, I was wishing that some of that strength would allow her to stand up in a similar fashion to her parents. I'll let you read about that though ;)

Foster Blake is a man with the name of an Australian beer, Buddy Holly style glasses, geek chic style, a massive size brain full of intelligence, and dry wit. From their first introduction I loved the banter between these two characters and could see the promise they had as a couple even if they were just friends to start with.

EJ is often sarcastic, witty, and inappropriate and Foster has his charms too. He's attractive, can banter right back with EJ, and is a social butterfly.

As these two have a one night stand that becomes an arrangement, they try to keep things in the friendly platonic zone, but as everyone knows friends with benefits never stays that way for long. Will these two fall in love or fall apart?

More Than Water is the first book that I have read by Author Renee Ericson - it will NOT be the last! From the very first page, I was caught hook, line, and sinker. More Than Water is heart-warming and real. This book makes you feel.

More Than Water has characters that are real. I connected with both EJ and Foster and loved that they were opposites and yet so well suited to one another. 

The plot is not your typical friends with benefits. There is more to each character and their feelings. More Than Water has more depth than your usual friends with benefits book. 

More Than Water is a page turner. Very well written, Renee Ericson has given readers a story that will remain with you after the last page is read. I absolutely loved this book and everything about it. This book is FIVE stars across the board!

About Renee Ericson

Renee Ericson is the author of the  These Days series.

Originally from the Midwest, she now resides in a small town just outside of Boston with her husband and three children.

Most winters, Renee can be found on the slopes of the White Mountains skiing with her family. During the summer months, she likes to spend every spare minute at the beach soaking up the sea air. All those moments in between, she is talking to imaginary characters and caring for her children.

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