Eli Davenport thinks he’s found the perfect woman to be his wife. She’s a doctor, like he is. She’s brilliant, like he is. And she’s wealthy, like he is.
Guinevere ‘Gwen’ Poe thinks her fiancé is the perfect man. He’s handsome, successful and he was her first…
But when Eli’s bride runs off with Gwen’s fiancé on his wedding day, they are left to pick up the broken pieces of each other...
That Thing with Eli and Gwen by J.J. McAvoy, is a multicultural, new adult romance that was just all around good as it told the tale of two people who had been abandoned by people they thought/ they would spend the rest of their lives with. Gwen was an eclectic artistic soul that thought she was about to marry the man of her dreams until her decided he would take her as a guest to a wedding and leave her there in exchange for the bride. While at the same time, we find Eli jilted at the altar. Eli has his life all planned out as a physician and strives to be like his father, when the woman he has chosen to fill the wife vacancy in his perfectly designed life runs out of their wedding ceremony into the arms of another.
Heartbroken and distraught Eli and Gwen try to put their lives back together again, but serendipitously, their paths continue to cross. With love that has been lost being their common denominator, these two form an unlikely friendship that teaches them how to be happy and trust and love again.
I loved this story! I mean there is no other way to describe how I feel about That Thing with Eli and Gwen. From the character development to the pace of the story, to the build-up, to all the highs and the lowest of lows, to the hilariously funny real-life happenings, I loved every moment of it. I think the best part of it all was that it wasn’t your typical ending where there is an engagement and they live happily ever after. However, the ending was perfect for two unique characters like Eli and Gwen.
Overall, I will give this book a 5-star rating. It was just all around good to me and I would recommend that you run on out and read That Thing with Eli and Gwen, by J. J. McAvoy.