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Unlike Any Other by Claudia Y. Burgoa
The name AJ Colthurst may not have any meaning to the public eye, but it should, as I’m the daughter of two famous celebrities. Like any superstar, they crave privacy; so much of it, they built a house in the middle of nowhere for us children. As we grew older, we discovered the lies they built as a fort to protect us from the media, ended up causing emotional damage along the way.
I carry a portion of the guilt on my shoulders; the other part I discovered is the separation of my parents. Their unorthodox ways may have driven me bonkers, but knowing they are no longer together is unacceptable.
That’s why I decided to rattle their cage by reminding at least one of my parents of the past and the reason they belong together. They need to remember why their love is so perfect and why they have to fight to keep it alive. Even if it means I have to dredge up some of my own painful memories along the way.
Back in the early eighties, I set myself to succeed in the financial world. The first step had been moving to New York City to become a stockbroker, but things didn’t work out the way I had hoped. Instead, I ended up making movies and by the end of the decade, Gabe Colt had become a famous name. The downside to my career of choice: the paparazzi. In order to protect my family and our privacy, I maintained my family away from the circus. It had been for their own good; a decision we had made before we started our family.
However, those past decisions ended up chasing my entire family away and now I’m trying to put the pieces back together along with my little girl.
I LOVE Claudia Y. Burgoa. That’s why I don’t read blurbs, I just find she has a new book and immediately 1-click. I like the surprise of not even knowing what a book is about when I delve into it. If you know an author’s writing and have read enough of their work to know you love their style, going in blind is definitely the way to do it. Especially with this book!
Unlike Any Other was unlike any other book I have read, which I’ve come to expect from Claudia. When I started reading, I thought I was going to just get into to AJ’s story. It is so much more than “just” AJ’s story. (I say “just” because AJ’s story is amazing on it’s own.)
I don’t want to go into too much detail because it would be easy to give spoilers that aren’t in the book description and you don’t want that. Trust me. You want to go into this and be completely blown away by how Claudia takes these 2 lives, both telling their stories from different times, and brings them together seamlessly. We start to understand AJ’s frustration and hurt as we delve deeper into Gabe’s story.
Gabe’s story. I did not see that coming. Not at all. You think you know where Claudia is going but trust me, you do not know. You will not know until it is right there in front of you in black and white.
Unlike Any Other is such an amazing book! There are so many emotional layers perfectly woven together. This is a beautiful yet dysfunctional family and I loved every minute I spent with them. I finished Unlike Any Other and jumped right into book 2, Unsurprisingly Complicated.
5 beautiful teary eyed stars from me.
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Claudia lives in Colorado with her family and three dogs. Two beagles who believe they are human, and a bichon who thinks she’s a beagle. While managing life, she works as a CFO at a small IT Company. She’s a dreamer who enjoys music, laughter and a good story.
Claudia Y. Burgoa