If you are up for some lighthearted fiction with a touch of sexy playfulness to it, So Into You by Sandra Hill is a perfect pick. The story brings readers into the life of the heroine, Grace O’Brien, as she tries to hide from the truth. Grace has led an interesting life as a rebellious teenager, ex-nun, championship poker player, treasure hunter, and folk healer. She has secrets as do most of us, but the biggest secret of all is the one that she hides from herself – her love for Angel.
So Into You engages readers with the behavior of the hero, Angel Sabato, who runs from what he believes to be the truth and the antics of the most animated woman in the Bayou, Tante Lulu, who tells it like she sees it. As I read the book, I found each new chapter to contain believable events and real-life people. However, personally, I found too many metaphors, too much slang, and too much “talking in the head” for my own personal liking.
If you enjoy reading a book that focuses on dialogue, then you will thoroughly enjoy this one. If you prefer a touch of mystery, you are not going to find much of it in this book. I found the heavy use of metaphors and the constant use of dialect a bit too annoying. I like a book that I can read without trying to get around the text. While there is only a touch of bad language, I didn’t enjoy its use either as I personally find it unnecessary in a good novel. However, if certain words are in your vernacular, you won’t have any problem reading So Into You. It isn’t the kind of book that I am going to pass on to my mother to read as I already know what her reaction is going to be.
So Into You is perhaps best for the younger crowd (under 40) who are looking for romance in their own lives or something to wile away a few hours of boredom. I could put this book down without qualms and for me that is reason enough to say that I could have done without it. Nothing in the storyline had me clamoring for more.
The storyline is transparent from the very beginning of the book, so if you are looking for some cloak-and-dagger type of reading, this isn’t the story for you. The plot is rather lightweight for my tastes, but for women who enjoy a novel to relax by, So Into You offers an easy-to-read story presented with a touch of humor, a lot of sex talk, a steamy sex scene, and quite a few colorful characters.
While the book speaks of emotional reactions – love, sadness, guilt, anger, and more, I did not empathize with any of the characters. The build up to each of these feelings is too riddled with “talking in the head” instead of actual emotion from the characters. Maybe I am just too old-fashioned in my tastes for books, but I would rather feel what the characters are feeling than read what they are saying to themselves while conversing with others.
A graduate of Penn State, Sandra Hill works as a freelance writer and education editor. She enjoys writing lighter fiction such as what you will discover in her latest book, So Into You.
I received this book for the purpose of reviewing it and I have offered my honest opinion. Give yourself a chance to disagree and grab the book for yourself.