By Marina Raydun
Genre: Women's Fiction, Romance, Literary Fiction
Just as Helen finally begins to let herself believe that she’s reached that elusive effortlessness with Jamie, her former fiancé follows through on his threat and her world is torn apart. Confronted with herself like never before, Helen must, once and for all, decide what it is she expects of herself and desires out of life. This challenge proves almost unattainable as Helen takes most unexpected routes to try to find her happiness.
Inevitable is the second book in a series. I wasn't sure what I was in for and was surprised at the twists in this story. The characters are vibrant and eccentric. They compete often, but they are high school students. The main character, Helen, is a teacher who is having a difficult time separating personal from work. It all blends into one giant drama-filled life.
I liked the story a lot. It felt real. I thought it was cool how no matter what Helen had to face, she did it, not always with her best foot forward, but it showed a lot about her inner self. I would give this book 4 stars. Great read!
Marina Raydun’s published works of fiction include a compilation of novellas “One Year in Berlin/Foreign Bride,” a suspense novel entitled “Joe After Maya,” as well as Book One in this two-part series—“Effortless.” Born in the former Soviet Union, Marina grew up in Brooklyn, NY. She holds a J.D. from New York Law School and a B.A. in history from Pace University.