Read-to-Review: What Do You See? (What Do You #1) by K. Dosal McLendon

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I believed I had my future all planned out.
College, track, friends, I mean, why wouldn’t I? I was a nineteen-year-old girl in college with a dream of being an Olympian that wasn’t too far within reach as a college top track star.
A jeep I could roll the windows down while the radio blasted as I sang off-key.
My own dorm that gifted me privacy from my two triplet brothers.
I had it all.
But just like many, I took it all for granted. That’s until my life turned upside down, and everything changed. I nearly became one more lost soul. Without the love of my family, friends, and a very charming soccer player, I would’ve truly lost myself in the process.
This is my story and how I began to see beyond what’s right in front of me.
Funny, all I had to do was open my eyes.
The only problem is time.
​
Jake
lived a life never truly paying attention to the world around me. I had my dad, my grams, and my soccer ball. I was perfectly fine with the way I lived life.
Why grow attached to things that can walk away?
That’s until I saw her.
The girl I never thought I would find–the one who made me see in a different perspective.
​Oh, and how beautiful it is. (From: Goodreads)

***Actual Rating: 3/5 Meh Stars***

I believe our eyes are the entrance of our souls. If you took away my hearing, I may not hear the birds sing, but I could see the beauty of them. I might not be able to hear you speak, but I could see your expressions, which say more than a thousand words.
Now, if you took my voice…I could still write an “I love you.” I could still laugh with my eyes, and speak through my actions instead of my words. But without my sight, who will I be?

Ugh. It kills me to say this, but as much as I really, really want to LOVE this book, I just can’t. I may as well find thoroughly liking it hard because of the overall writing style. Not only can’t I resonate with the characters, I also struggle to fully immerse myself in the setting of the story. Don’t get me wrong, I do appreciate where this story is coming from and leading to, I simply think the execution and delivery can be done more smoothly. I guess I’m used to vivid descriptions and straight-forward personality of the characters so when the protagonists are having these inner thoughts out loud, I automatically tune them out and as a consequence, I lose interest in the story eventually.

If you’re looking for a sweet romance and slight coming-of-age read, then I’d still suggest you give this book a try. I mean, there are many positive thoughts on this series, and the main reason I don’t enjoy it as much relies solely on my preference. 🙂

***Thanks to the author for providing me with an e-copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.***

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