Thursday, April 04, 2013

Review- Before You Go by Clare James


Paralyzed by the past and terrified of the future, Tabitha Kelly is broken.
After a public sex scandal at her college, Tabby moves to a new city with a new school, convinced she can start over. But she soon realizes the changes are not enough. Tabby must take action to help her heal and move on from the past. 
And though it sounds crazy, she believes a one-night stand is the best way to take back what’s hers. If she can choose where, when, and most importantly, who … maybe she can regain control.
First, she needs a willing participant. 
She finds more than that when she meets Noah Adler. 
Unfortunately, she can’t go through with it. And when she tries to forget about the plan—and the guy—it becomes impossible. 
Noah quickly weaves his way into her new life and her heart. But as he comes dangerously close to discovering her secret, Tabby’s at risk of losing it all.


Before You Go is a new adult contemporary romance. It makes for a quick read. It was filled with emotions and struggle of Tabitha. It is a really good read and fans of new adult should definitely check it out. Tabitha Kelly, has had to deal with a horrible incident in the past. She suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder because of it. 

After a public sex scandal in her college, she moves to a new city to start over. She thinks a one night stand can help her get over he paralyzing fear of her past. That maybe this time, she can regain control. I liked Tabitha as a person. You could sympathize with her. What she had been through was horrible and difficult and she was still living with its consequences. What I liked about Tabitha was that she was determined to move on with her life. She wasn't stupid and she didn't consider herself as a victim. She pulled through even though it was difficult.

Then Tabitha meets Noah Adler. He is determined to bring down her walls. Noah pursues Tabitha relentlessly and slowly and steadily Tabitha unravels. The romance was a big part of the book. Noah helps Tabby get over her fears. To see the trust build between them was really nice. Noah was a pretty typical guy but he had issues of his own as we find out later.

Another thing I really loved about Before You Go was Tabitha's relationship with her step brother Michael. I loved Michael. He was Tabitha's rock throughout. He encouraged her in chasing her dreams and he was there for her all along. Sometimes, sibling relationship is really underestimated in books but I was glad to see that was not the case here. 

Jules was a great friend. Tabitha's family supported her through everything. Tabitha had a lot of things to get over from and I loved watching her succeed. I also got a few really good book recommendations which I hadn't heard of before. I will definitely be checking them out. Before You Go was a good new adult read.

*Note: This book was provided by the author for an honest review. We thank the author.


  1. Well as I started to like this this new adult books I should check this one. I've seen it around but haven't read reviews. Sounds really interesting and emotional. Great review Janhvi :)

  2. Public Sex Scandal would be a hard one to deal with. I already feel sad for her but I love that fact that Tabitha didn't consider herself a victim and fought back and grew stronger. Oh and can I say that I already have a major crush on her brother, I love people who let you do what you want in life and don't discourage you. Gosh, this one is definitely going in my tbr.
    Great review, Janhvi!

  3. This sounds so good!!! I'll definitely have to read it soon, great review! :)

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