Book Review: Cold Feet by Amy FitzHenry

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Author: Amy FitzHenry
Publication Date: September 1, 2015
Publisher: Berkley
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback/ARC
Source: Publisher
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance


Pre-wedding jitters turn into serious doubts in this fresh and funny debut about tying the knot and untethering from the past...
Everyone’s expecting her to walk down the aisle.
But something is telling her to run.
Emma Moon's mother thinks it's acceptable to miss her only daughter's wedding rehearsal dinner for a work obligation. Her father left when she was six months old. Emma hasn't exactly been raised to be a happily-ever-after kind of girl.
So when her anxieties get out of hand, Emma and her best friend, Liv, decide to take a road trip to San Francisco, find her long-lost father, and put her family issues to rest.
But her quest for the truth stirs up events and emotions she didn’t expect. The urge to run away may just be a part of Emma’s genetic makeup, because she’s growing more and more tempted to do just that

Iwas immediately drawn to the beautiful cover full of vivid colors. From the red dress to the blue shoes this book screamed READ ME...

This read is full of romance, surprises, and raw emotions that will leave you speechless. There are several sections in the book that literally took my breath away! Being able to fully capture the emotional battle of never feeling good enough hit very close to home. Emma Moon is a newly appointed attorney who has worked her entire life to be independent and some what in control of her surroundings. Emma is presently engaged to Sam Powell who is a screenwriter and who is completely one of the kindest and honest person's she knows. Everything in their life seems to be on schedule for their very much anticipated wedding. All of the invitations have gone out and all seems to be going according to schedule. But everything changes when Emma and her best friend Olivia Lucci (Liv) go to Calistoga Ranch in Napa for one last girls trip before the wedding. 

While being so close to San Francisco Emma decides to use the next 5 days to search for her long lost father Hunter Moon. All Emma's mother Caroline ever spoke about was his name and the fact that he was from San Francisco California. This is were the plot thickens as Emma and Liv go on a full time adventure searching desperately for Hunter Moon. I felt a very strong connection to Emma at this precise moment. As it must be extremely difficult and hurtful not knowing your family history and background. This read is about the constant struggles young women deal with on a daily basis by the lack of having a strong male influence of a father or even just a normal family setting.

This story takes you on an emotional roller coaster of self discovery. This is mostly due to Emma's mother Caroline being distant and almost a non-existent person in Emma's life. As a result of growing up feeling lonely and incomplete; Emma begins to feel like she does not deserve to be happy. She tries making excuses to avoid being a part of anything that resembles completeness. There are several heart-felt experiences that will leave you desperate for wanting more of Emma's story. Trust me when I say, you will not be disappointed by this emotional self discovery read.

I was an emotional mess and I couldn't help but to feel emotionally connected to Emma. At times, I felt like shaking Emma to get her to realize that she deserved to be happy and that no matter what happened, you must take risks to find true love. I think Amy FitzHenry did a phenomenal job of illustrating the struggles, worries, and overall pain of unknown family ties. I loved the way she used Emma's attorney background to illustrate her feelings. In my humble opinion, this is definitely an inspirational read that will leave you feeling strong and ready to take on the world!


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