REVIEW – Closer by Mary Elizabeth

Posted December 10, 2016 by FMA in 3 Star - It left me craving for more!

REVIEW – Closer by Mary ElizabethCloser by Mary Elizabeth
Series: Closer #1
on December 6th 2016 Edition Language
Pages: 236 pages
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Review Copy Provided By: Author


Gabriella Mason is damaged.

Teller Reddy is wrecked.

Misery loves company, and that’s exactly what Ella gets the afternoon her path crosses with Teller’s: the misunderstood premed student who instantly becomes her lifeline when she moves to Los Angeles, an attempt at escaping her heartbreaking past.

In the beginning, Lonely and Defensive complete each other. But in the end, their relationship is like broken glass—cutthroat and jagged.

Calling it off before they kill each other, Ella and Teller decide to “just be friends” despite the intensity that binds them together. It’s a delicate foundation rocked by tragedy, effectively destroying the illusion they’ve so carefully built.

Unable to deny what’s between them any longer, this is what happens when wrecked and damaged collide and close is still not close enough.

I was provided a review copy; this did not influence my opinion of the book.


It is no surprise that I love the writing style of Mary Elizabeth. Her prose captivates me and draws me into her stories and characters. Her ability to manipulate the English language is beautiful and perfectly balanced with content.




In Closer we find Elizabeth’s trademark style. Poetically descriptive and alluring, it was her voice that became my interest. That was because I became more interested in how she was writing than what the story was about. These characters were a trainwreck. And the way the book was written with the past switching to the present confused me at times. It was Elizabeth’s voice that kept me engaged.

Teller and Ella have an on again, off again relationship dating back years! They are volatile together. They were immature, neither admitting their feelings for the other, rather, fighting them and fighting one another.

It was an okay read for me. Not my favorite from this author, but it won’t cause me to stop reading from her in the future, either.

3 Stars


About Mary Elizabeth

Mary Elizabeth is an up and coming author who finds words in chaos, writing stories about the skeletons hanging in your closets.

Known as The Realist, Mary was born and raised in Southern California. She is a wife, mother of four beautiful children, and dog tamer to one enthusiastic Pit Bull and a prissy Chihuahua. She’s a hairstylist by day but contemporary fiction, new adult author by night. Mary can often be found finger twirling her hair and chewing on a stick of licorice while writing and rewriting a sentence over and over until it’s perfect. She discovered her talent for tale-telling accidentally, but literature is in her chokehold. And she’s not letting go until every story is told.
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