Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Checked by Jennifer Jamelli


Callie spends countless hours staring at appliances to make sure they are really unplugged. She wastes obscene amounts of time checking for murderers in various corners of her house and entire sleepless nights performing pointless checking rituals. Then every spare minute is filled with inspecting doorknobs, chairs, floors, etc. for minuscule traces of germs. Oh, and she does all of this as she counts to three over and over again in her head. She does this every day. Without fail. Dr. Blake just doesn't fit into her schedule. Until he does. Until Callie begins to trust him. Until she starts to need him. And want him. And . . .

Our 4 Star Review

OCD you've seen cases of it in movies like Electra and of course the TV show Monk. Now come along the journey with Callie who's OCD is taken to new heights. She counts, she listens to the music in her head that deals with each situation of her day, and she has her routines. Now she's working to make herself better and Dr. Aiden Blake has a treatment plan to help her along, but as she spends more time with him the fluttery feelings she has around him have less to do with her OCD and more to do with the feelings she's developing towards Aiden. Will he help her or hurt her in the end?

33 checks 3 times. 33 checks 3 times. 33 checks 3 times. Callie's OCD works in three's and there's allot of repetition in her day and free time is a bad thing because it leaves too many things to think about. It was exhausting to read and I can only imagine how dealing with something like this is for people dealing with this in real life. Callie is a bit Naíve but considering her experiences with the real world it's believable in the story. I loved seeing her grow the more she spent time with Aiden and how it helps her live life more. Excited to see more of Callie story to see how things go as the story continues in the next book.
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