Author: Emme Burton
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: January 5, 2016
Marcus “Snack” Snackenberg is a born ladykiller.
When Minnie Cooper moves back to her dad’s hometown as a child, with her two brothers and Star Wars action figures in tow, they become immediate friends.
By junior high, Minnie, although unaware, is in love with him.
Snack is completely in touch with his feelings for her.
Sometimes the villain in the story isn’t a person.
Sometimes it’s time.
Fear of losing the best friend you’ve ever had.
An overnight romance…twenty-six years in the making.
I’m not sure if this is a short book, a fast read, or if I just needed to know what happened next so much that I devoured Snack.
Snack is told completely from Minnie’s POV, and she is a quirky, cute, foul-mouthed little dream. Minnie has been in love with Snack for-freaking-ever and they just couldn’t quite get their crap together to make it work. Snack loves her too; that’s what drives you forward, making it difficult to put the book down. You’re constantly wondering:
What the heck happened to them?
I loved their goofy relationship. Their trials were heartfelt and difficult, but honest and realistic. So many outside influences wreaked havoc, you wondered how they stayed friends… okay, friends-ish.
I gotta say, though, something is missing. I’m not sure what it is, and to be honest if I discussed it here it would spoil and so I can’t. But, I just didn’t quite get enough of the emotion out of one part that I expected. It was kept light. Which, doesn’t make it lacking. It just confused me. I was expecting something akin to fireworks and I got sparklers.
It’s unfair, in my opinion, for me to say this. I put the story in a box, made a check list and when one box wasn’t ticked I sighed. So why put it in a review? Because I need to be honest with you. It was how I felt while reading. In fact, at one point, I got pissed at Snack because it felt like he was using Minnie, not finally getting a real chance with her. And that moment didn’t get resolved for me.
Now, to get down to what these reviews are all about: Would I recommend this book?
Yes. In a heartbeat. It was a light-hearted, sweet story that I enjoyed. Minnie is great – like great-great. And, Snack is most definitely an original leading man. I’m hovering between 3.5 and 4 cups. I think the author deserves more than 3.5, but the book didn’t quite smack me a round and make me its bitch.
Snack plops down on the bed next to where I’m standing. Reaching out for my boxers, he takes the hem between his thumb and forefinger and tugs it lightly. The back of his finger grazes my upper thigh, leaving tingly warmth in its wake. “Nice boxers,” he says. “Whose are they?”
I have no idea. Probably my dad’s or Clip’s. I shrug.
“I’ll bring you some of mine. I only want you wearing mine from now on.”
“Uh, O-Kay.” I stutter in response to his demand and most definitely his touch. I have no problem with that. Must be another one of Snack’s weird possessive things.
Snack twists the fabric of my boxers around his fingers and pulls me toward him. “Come here and kiss me. I can’t believe you haven’t kissed me yet.”
My heart thumps out of control and my brain is frozen. I’ve heard actors say things like that in movies, but in real life? I guess it does actually happen.
About The Author
Emme Burton is the author of the Better Than Series: BETTER THAN ME (Book 1), FIX IT FOR US (Book 2) and STILL INTO YOU (Book 3). She lives in St. Louis, Missouri with her amazing husband and sons, and her “fur boy.” Emme has never, ever been lost in a mall either as a child or an adult. Her mother, and now her family, have always known where to find her. At the bookstore.